Best snorkeling in Bali
The best snorkeling in Bali is at White Sand Beach (Pantai Perasi Karangasem), Geger Beach (Nusa Dua beach), Blue Lagoon, and Amed Beach. These beaches guarantee crystal clear water, terrific corals, and blue skies for snorkeling off the beach for beginner to advanced snorkelers. Being known as the island of the Gods, it is not uncommon to see other beaches that can rival the best snorkeling in Bali. Some of them boast an equally terrific snorkeling session, depending on the month of the year you visit. However, the perfect match of tide and depth for snorkeling from the beach in Bali – are the options mentioned above.
Bali snorkeling tours
Bali snorkeling trips could be the most diverse you could come across during your Indonesian holiday. Being a part of the Coral Triangle, Bali and surrounding islands enjoy some of the most vibrant waters in Indonesia. If you are in the vicinity, nothing stops you from taking one of the Bali boat tours available to you to see what this bubbling island offers behind all that glam. Here is our selection of best sites when choosing among Bali snorkeling tours.
Menjangan Island is one of the closest islands to Bali, remarkable for both its underwater biodiversity and snorkeling activities. Through Islander, you can catch a private boat directly from Bali to Menjangan Island. This trip will take 40 mins. A full-day snorkeling tour can allow you to see rare hawksbill turtles, fascinating garden eels, wild barracudas, and resident manta rays. Menjangan Island guarantees one of the best snorkeling close to Bali.
Nusa Lembongan is one of the three neighboring islands (the other two are Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan). Nusa Lembongan boasts one of the most diverse coral reefs near Bali. This popular destination is known for its spectacular scenery, turquoise water, and sandy beaches that are beginner snorkeling friendly. With the help of the Islander, you can transfer from Bali to Nusa Lembongan in 30 mins. There are tons of marine life in Nusa Lembongan: Rare Bamboo Shark, exotic pufferfish, Orangutan Crab, Octopus, and more of gentle manta rays and cute turtles. If you stay long enough for the full day snorkeling trip, you can see the manta rays feeding on plankton and swim close to them.
Nusa Ceningan, part of the trio Nusa is a beautiful island with vibrant sea life. Islander private boat will take you to Nusa Ceningan from Bali in 40 mins. The unspoiled beauty, crystal clear water, and abundance of marine life make it a popular destination among vacationers. Do you want to add in a secret snorkeling spot to your Nusa Ceningan itinerary? Take a snorkeling tour with Islander to the underwater Buddha temple filled with stupas and buddha statues (2.5 meter-tall, or 8.2 ft) that looks like an ancient relic.
Best diving near Bali
Gili Trawangan sits near the coast of northwest Lombok Island. Gili Trawangan island is notorious for its well-preserved beauty. Transportation such as automobiles, motors are banned on Gili-T. However, vacationers can get around by foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage. What a fun island, right! Islander can help transfer you from Bali to Gilli Trawangan with a speed boat. The journey takes around approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. At Gilli Trawangan, we recommend diving. You can enjoy epic swim-throughs with reef sharks, gentle whale sharks, exotic blue-spotted stingray, giant moray eel, mantis shrimp, and even whitetip sharks.
Gili Meno is a world-class diving spot and is the most peaceful among the trio Gili. With Islander, you can take a private boat from Bali to Gili Meno in under 2 hours. From there, you can join a diving tour with Islander and explore promising sceneries Gili Meno has to offer. Divers can enjoy swimming along with many turtles, observing them eat jellyfish or dive deeper and find untouched corals circled by batfish and fusilier fishes. If you are lucky, you can even find exclusive green humphead parrotfish that is 1.5 meters long (approx 59 inches) and can weigh up to 75 kg (approx 165 pounds)!