Discover Bali and Nusa Lembongan where exciting dive sites, including manta ray encounters, local culture, relaxation and a tropical paradise await.
Explore and discover all that Bali has to offer with a three-stop itinerary. Enjoy world-class dive sites, the rice fields and mountains of Ubud, and relaxed hospitality on the tiny island of Nusa Lembongan.
Underwater highlights include critter hunting at Seraya Secrets and manta ray encounters off Nusa Lembongan, where the elusive mola mola can also be seen in season.
Day1: Depart the UK for Bali
Depart UK for Bali on overnight flight.
Day2: Arrive Bali and transfer to your first resort
Days3-7: Enjoy 5 days of diving Bali’s Tulamben region
Underwater highlights at Tulamben include, of course, the Liberty wreck and Seraya Secrets. However, there are plenty of other dive sites to explore, such as Angels Canyon (bommies, soft corals and diversity of reef fish); Out of Eden (gorgonian fans, blue spotted rays; Kubu (critters) and Drop Off with its bumphead parrotfish.
Day8: Day at leisure
Day9: Transfer to Ubud for an overnight stay
Early morning transfer to Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali. A great opportunity for topside photography of mountains and rice fields. An opportunity to be cultural in the evening by taking in a local performance of a kecak or barong dance. Overnight in Ubud.
Days11-13: Dive Nusa Lembongan, Penida and Ceningan
Your dive pack here includes a mix of outer reef diving and time at Manta Point. A great way to wrap up your week. Time your visit from June to October for the best opportunity of seasonal mola mola encounters.
Day14: Day at leisure
You’ll probably need a rest by now, but there are a number of things to do and see on Lembongan. We recommend strolling along the beach and supporting the Aquatic Alliance who are busy in the field collating data on manta rays in order to learn more about and conserve their very existence. They also offer two presentations a week offering an insight into their work and weird and wonderful manta facts.
Day15: Depart Bali
Transfer to airport for overnight flight back to the UK
Day16: Arrive UK
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 16 daysfrom £2,095 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year, but April to October best
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
13 nights accommodation
Tanks and weights
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
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.
Away from the main island of Bali are the more secluded gems of Nusa Lembongan, Penida & Ceningan, where you can find some truly exhilarating drift dives. Highlights include manta rays, reefs packed with marine life and seasonal migrations of the rare mola mola.
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
for further recommendations.
Alam Anda is a hidden gem for those ‘in the know’, for many years achieving an almost cult status with its regular guests in northeast Bali. There is a variety of accommodation choices on offer to suit all budgets.
This boutique resort features traditional Balinese villas, set on the hillside overlooking the Badung Strait, with panoramic views of Bali. The excellent dive sites of Nusa Lembongan and Manta Point are nearby.
Located on the hillside at the south end of the bay, this simple guesthouse on Nusa Lembongan Island offers traditional Balinese hospitality and rooms with beautiful ocean and mountain views.
Located in a prime location on the north east of Bali, a short distance from the famous area of Tulamben, this resort offers exceptional value for money and world-class dive sites with plenty of macro life.
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.