Many of Bali's
best dive sites are concentrated along the east coast, and Tulamben
has several fantastic sites just off the shore.
One which you may be familiar with is the USAT Liberty
Wreck, a former World War II Army Transport ship. The 384ft
vessel is five metres below the water at its highest point, resting
30 metres deep at its lowest. At only 25 metres from the shore,
it's one of our favourite sites for shore diving in Bali with fun
swim-throughs, an abundance of wildlife and a variety of
Nearby and even closer to the shore, you'll find Tulamben Coral
Gardens, a shallow reef between three and 15 metres deep. This site
is great for beginners and makes a great fun dive for advanced
divers. Not only are there large table corals, colourful reef fish,
and sponges, but the site is also home to several sunken Balinese
Seraya Secrets, just east of Tulamben, is actually home to three
dive sites: Noisy Reef, Top Secrets and Deep Secrets. All are
accessible straight from the beach, and usually divers will head to
the 'Liberty Wreck' in the morning, then hit up one of the Seraya
Secret spots in the afternoon.
Top Secrets is a great choice for muck site enthusiasts. The
relatively steep black sand slope is renowned for its abundance of
critters such as boxer crabs, tiger shrimp and harlequin
Menjangan Island, known for its pristine marine life, is a
wonderful spot for shore diving in Bali. Located on Bali's
northwest shore, the island is a part of Indonesia's oldest
national park, with beautiful coral gardens and pelagic fishes.
One of our favourite dive sites on Menjangan is the POS II
Ranger Station, which is easily accessed from the beach. It's a
stunning wall dive, plunging down 40 metres, with soft and hard
corals decorating the vertical wall, as well as giant gorgonian sea
The action begins at the drop, five metres deep, and continues
to the sea floor, making it a brilliant dive for mixed-ability
groups. Expect to see great barracudas, reef sharks and a whole
host of colourful reef fish.
There's no shortage of interesting sites for shore diving in
Bali. We love the variety of sites that can be accessed from the
shore, from muck sites to coral gardens to wrecks. If you're
considering a diving holiday in Bali, our expert team can help you
to put together a tailor-made
itinerary for the perfect trip.