Our primary purpose in coming to Bali was to experience the diving here. We had heard it was fantastic and were not disappointed. We booked in with Blue Season Bali for a 12 day tour of the island with a total of 16 dives. I covered the first week of our trip in a previous post, West Bali National Park.
The remainder of the trip involved going to Tulumben and then Sanur for our accommodation and being taken to the different dive sites from these bases.
The dives in Amed (The Pyramids and Amed Wall) were relatively shallow and almost overwhelming with the number and variety of fish. Great relaxing dives.
The next site were shore dives right beside our hotel in Tulumben, (the first night there was a bit creepy as we were the only guests in the complex). The USAT Liberty is one of the premier dive destinations on Bali, unfortunately because of that, the number of divers in the water was high. We did a night dive and a sunrise dive on the wreck. It is incredible in size and things to see. We finished off in Tulumben by taking a short drive up the road and doing shore dives at the Tulumben Wall and Coral Garden. Fantastic dives, with almost too much marine life to fully take in. A great way to leave this area.
The Nusa Penida dives are so popular due to the high probability of seeing Manta Rays and possibly even Mola mola (Sun fish or Moon fish). Our diving trip wrapped up in spectacular fashion. Not only did we get to see Manta Rays, but on our final dive we were able to watch a Mola mola swim by us. Truly epic and awe inspiring.