Spend a couple of weeks diving Bali's best dive sites in style, ending with a relaxing stay in Ubud.
This luxurious triple centre itinerary features two of Bali's best diving areas -Tulamben and Pemuteran.
From protected, shallow bays populated by exotic scorpion fish, octopus and nudibranch, to exciting drift diving in wild currents with sharks, pelagics and manta rays and wreck diving in Tulamben Bay, where reef fish swarm the wreck of the World War II vessel, the Liberty, and black coral growth is lush – Bali has it all! Then there are the mola mola, these incredible sunfish that come to the Bali waters from July to November.
This itinerary can be amended to take in the outstanding drift diving and manta rays of Nusa Lembongan, staying at the Batu Karang Resort & Spa.
Day1: Depart the UK for Bali
Day2: Arrive Bali and transfer to your first resort
On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to the northeast coast of Bali near to Tulamben Bay. Check in for a seven night stay at the sumptuous Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort and Spa.
Days3-8: Discover some of Bali’s best dive sites
Enjoy the outstanding dive sites in this area of Bali, including the wreck of the USS Liberty wreck and Kubu Drop Off. Your dive pack begins today and includes ten dives over five days.
Day9: Transfer west across northern Bali
Make the journey by road over to Bali’s western tip and check in at the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa (or similar) for a five night stay in this exclusive and secluded resort.
Days10-13: Dive Bali’s west coast
This semi-remote and relatively unknown area of Bali offers some of the best diving on the island, with 15 dive sites suitable to divers of all abilities. See the spectacular walls of Menjangan Island National Park or the rich coral slopes of the off shore reefs. Your dive pack begins today and includes eight dives over four days.
Day14: Transfer to Ubud
Finish your trip with a couple of nights in Ubud, staying at the Kamandalu Bali Resort or one of many other exceptional properties in this tranquil area in the hills.
Day15: Day at leisure to explore Ubud
Here you can still see and appreciate the daily rituals of the Balinese culture. For more than a century, it has been the island’s pre-eminent centre for fine arts, dance and music.
Day16: Depart Bali
Transfer to the airport for your return journey to the UK. You may wish to extend your trip further with a stopover in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore depending on airline flown.
Day17: Arrive UK
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Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 17 daysfrom £2,795 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year, but April to October best
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
14 nights accommodation
Tanks and weights
Nitrox for qualified divers
Tulamben, on Bali’s northeast coast is most famous for the wreck of the USS Liberty, home to plenty of bumphead parrotfish and great for underwater photographers. Other highlights include the drop-off at Kubu and plenty of critters on amazing house reefs.
Menjangan Island and Pemuteran are located on Bali’s northwest coast, and feature some of the island’s most recognised and favourite dive sites. Diving is available year round, with Menjangan renowned for its wall diving and Pemuteran for its rich coral slopes.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pygmy seahorse, common cuttlefish, black-tip reef shark, hairy frogfish
Excellent for: Resort based diving
Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Family diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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Located on a fine black sandy lava beach near Pemuteran in the north west of Bali, this 5-star resort is typically Balinese in style, with spectacular views of the Java Sea. It offers a luxury retreat for divers and non-divers alike.
Siddhartha is a luxury boutique dive resort located on the beach in the village of Kubu in northeast Bali. It offers an informal and relaxed Balinese atmosphere in a beautiful tropical setting.