Blue Season Bali main office in Sanur
This was the central meeting place for Blue Season Bali clients each morning. They are a fairly large outfit. However their policy of no more than 4 divers to a Dive Master made for an enjoyable experience.

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.

Dive boat in Amed
Our first trip was a short drive to Amed from Tulumben. The boat trip out to the dive sites was very short, which was good, as the boats were not designed for comfortable journeys. They worked just fine, but you had to pay attention to the outriggers so you didn’t get hit in the head as you started and ended your dive.

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.

Blue Spotted Ray
Saw several Blue Spotted Rays at Amed.

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.

Blue Lagoon in Padang Bay
Our next stop was further south on the island at Padang Bay. The water was significantly cooler here (full wetsuit time).
Padang Bay Dive Boat
Our dive boat was a bit larger in Padang Bay. We dove Blue Lagoon and Turtle Neck sites here.
Fast Boats
Some of the trips from Sanur are quite a distance. I was unaware people could put that many engines on a single boat. I guess that is why they are called “fast boats”

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.

 

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

3 comments on “Diving Bali

  1. Bryce Sherman

    HAHAH Vision test. Thats funny

    Cheers and kind regards,

    Bryce Sherman

    On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 4:11 AM, Peter & Karen Pecksen wrote:

    > peterpecksen posted: ” 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 ou” >

  2. Mark Beaven

    Loved the video. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Always appreciated.

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