Bali is famous for its underwater scenery, one of the best around the world. Tourists from many places come to Bali to experience the earth’s paradise. That’s why people love to come and snorkel around to watch the richness from a close distance. For that reason, below is a list of places for best snorkeling in Bali experience that you have to visit:
The world acknowledged Nusa Dua as the top spot for best snorkeling in Bali experience. The place is exclusive for resorts, thus made it well kept. Because of this exclusiveness, Nusa Dua is not as crowded as other beaches in Bali main-island. Its landmark is twin-islands with the blue water bay between them become a favorite for dip and snorkel. Not to mention, the water classified as shallow and safe for children.
Blue Lagoon included in the area of Padang Bali, a coastal village at the south side of the island. The place became a favorite because of a stretch white sand beach where you could dip and snorkel right away. And not far from there, a place called Jepun has a white sandy floor with coral gardens. Sadly, the garden is artificial, since the original ones broken due to human’ greed.
The island has no population since and included as protected are under Bali Barat National Park flagship. The reason is that the surrounding water of this island is the habitat of more than 100 species of corals. These corals are the kind where moray ell, surgeonfish, and angelfish lived. Not only that, but you may also find lionfish, scorpion fish, and even turtle swimming around.
Nusa Lembongan has reason to be the most famous one from the trio of Nusa Islands – around 45 minutes boat ride from Bali main-island. The small island known for spots to get the best snorkeling in Bali – Mushroom bay, Dream Beach, and many more. And when the low tide strike, in some beaches, you could witness fishes trapped between the coral gardens. Not to mention, the low tide also created a natural pool area.
If you wish for a close spot to snorkel without leaving the crowd, then Sanur is the best choice. The water in the area is clear for you to watch the marine life. Not to mention, Sanur is also the departing point when you’re going to visit the three Nusa Islands – Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Lembongan. Thus, when you get a wild hair, you could take a boat and go for a journey on these islands.
There’s a distinct characteristic from Tulamben and Amed that these two places each have wrecked ship under the water. Tulamben has US wrecked cargo ship, while Amed has the Japanese one. Although usually, shipwrecked at deeper water, the wrecked ships in the two places located near the beach, made it safe for a snorkel. Many claimed that Tulamben and Amed is arguably the best snorkeling in Bali for its originality.
Blessed with nature, Bali has other spots for snorkeling. But you can use the list above as a guide for getting the best snorkeling in Bali experience. Also, it’s not impossible for you to uncover unexposed place in Bali with extraordinary underwater scenery.