Best Snorkelling Spots in Bali You Can Go

Best Snorkelling Spots in Bali You Can Go

Best Snorkelling Spots in Bali

The beaches of Bali are a privileged place to practice snorkelling. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything the best snorkelling spots in Bali. The best places to practice the best snorkeling like Sanur, Pemuteran or Padangbai.

Now you can prepare your camera to take the best memories with you.

To enjoy the sea depths, both corals and marine fauna, it is not necessary to go down to 20 meters deep. Even depending on the location, with water up to your knees you will enjoy it like a child.

Its territorial waters are considered to harbor the greatest biodiversity in the world. In addition to multicolored fish and corals, you may be able to observe turtles, Manta rays and reef sharks.

Sanur (South of Bali)

For a dive at the height of the coral reef, 200 meters from the shore, between 2 and 12 meters deep. You will see coral fish and even small sharks.

Sanur beach, the ideal beach to see the seabed in Bali and best for families (South East of Bali)

Good for: Sandy beach, snorkelling

For lovers of snorkeling or scuba diving, Sanur beach is among the best on the island to experience the seabed in Bali.

Located in the south of the island, the hill of Sanur is characterized by a long coastline covered with palm trees. In addition, this place has countless reefs full of marine animals.

Good to know: Don’t miss the Bali Kitesurfing Show either, which takes place from May to September just 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Sanur.

Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan (East of Bali)

Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan: are small islands east of Bali accessible from Padangbai by motorboat for about 1 hour. The water is translucent and gives way to sandy bottoms. It is a dive from 5 to 40 meters deep during which you regularly come across manta rays, sunfish, turtles, corals… However, the strength of the currents requires you to be experienced before venturing there.

Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida

Good for: Sandy beach, snorkelling

You will need to board a ship from Sanur to access Nusa Penida, an island located southeast of Bali. During your stopover of a few days in the region, a stop is essential at this emblematic beach nicknamed the T-Rex. Do not miss the view from the heights to enjoy the exceptional panorama.

Read also: Nusa Penida | Places Not To Be missed and The complete guide to visit the island!

Kelingking Beach (2022)
Kelingking beach, Nusa Penida, Bali. LukeTriton, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Dream Beach – Nusa Lembogan

Good for: Sandy beach, snorkelling

The most Edenic of the beaches of Nusa Lembagan is hidden a stone’s throw from the cliffs of Devil’s Tear. Its welcome panel will delight photographers: a simple wooden plank nailed to a tree, overlooking the place and its white sand. A real postcard setting!

Blue Lagoon Beach (Padangbai), East of Bali

Good for: Sandy beach, snorkelling, dive

Very intimate lagoon with mesmerizing blue, located on the edge of Padang Bai. A real haven of peace hidden in the middle of lush vegetation. You will be able to rent fins, mask and snorkel to enjoy the seabed accessible a few meters from the edge.

This snorkeling place is exactly what you can imagine of a dream beach in Bali: the famous Blue Lagoon with its white sand, its crystal clear water in which you can observe many tropical species more colorful than the other. You will snorkel and you will be able to see in the middle of the fabulous corals, Napoleon fish, maybe a turtle, lion fish, scorpion fish, stone fish, frog fish, lobsters, parrot fish , octopus, trumpetfish, clownfish, leaffish, moray eels and even reef sharks if you’re lucky.

Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach where you can see corals, even while snorkelling. This spot is also known for its dolphins.

*** Amed, East of Bali
The Amed region, is one of many best snorkeling spots in Bali to explore from the beaches. The best known sites are Jemeluk Bay, the wreck of the USS Liberty (with, a few hundred meters further south, the Coral Garden), the Pyramids of Amed and Lipah Beach, all freely accessible from The beach.

Jemeluk Bay, East of Bali

Tulamben and the USAT Liberty Shipwreck, East of Bali

Tulamben: which is located a few kilometers from Amed. You can see the famous wreck of the USS Liberty, an American ship sunk by the Japanese during the Second World War. An absolutely magnificent dive from 3 to 30 meters (9.8 to 98.5 ft) deep, accessible to beginners.

To the east of Bali you will find the small fishing village of Amed. Here, people live from the saltworks still in operation and from fishing in this very arid but welcoming geographical area. The coast with black sand beaches is dotted with wooden boats… and charming little cafes. 16 km north of Amed, the town of Tulamben offers an excellent dive site. Palms on your feet, it is the wreck of the Liberty that you will explore. It is a former American freighter 100 meters long, now inhabited by exceptional fauna, including corals. It is only 50 meters offshore, which means that it is a very popular site for divers.

Tanjung Jepun and stingrays, East of Bali

On the south coast of Bali, Tanjung Jepun is located 15 minutes by boat from Padang Bai. This dive site is accessible to divers of all levels. Fins and snorkels are enough to marvel at the richness of the seabed: soft corals and hard corals, porcupine fish, reef sharks, turtles… and the superb blue-spotted stingray. More experienced divers can explore the wreckage of a boat lying on the bottom. The site is also popular for underwater photography.

Menjangan island (North West Bali)

Welcome to this beautiful dive site in the Bali Barat National Park. It takes 4 hour drive from central or south of Bali. On the sea side, good visibility and water whose temperature flirts with 28°C. Many travelers put on their fins and put on their masks to explore the place: soft corals undulating lazily, starfish clinging to their rock, bright multicolored fish, proud seahorses and strange harlequin shrimps. On the land side, an island sheltering one of the oldest temples in Bali, the Pura Gili Kencana populated by haughty deer.

Photo credit: clicjeroen via Pixabay

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