Are you someone who loves adventures? Are you a water baby? Are you someone who has ‘vacation to Bali’ as a wish in their bucket list? If your answer to all these questions is yes, then probably you are that person with a wanderlust soul who is looking for some thrill in life and especially a thrill which is associated with water. If you were thinking that nothing could be better than getting a chance to try snorkelling, then you are wrong. You must wish for a chance to try snorkelling in the beautiful place of Bali, because surely the experience here is another level exciting. If you are wondering currently about where to go for experiencing the best snorkelling in Bali, then you need not worry anymore because we have already done the homework for you and have shortlisted the top 10 snorkelling places for you. Continue reading!
1. Tulamben Beach
Hosting the USAT Liberty wreck, the ship which sank after being torpedoes during WWII, Tulamben beach is an amazing place, especially for someone who loves antiques and wishes to explore as well as unravel the secrets of the past. Though the wreck attracts several adventures and tourists to this beach, but exploring it completely till the bottom is a privilege which only experienced divers can afford. But even if you are a beginner diver or want to try snorkelling, you can easily witness the upper part of the wreck as well as spot the colourful marine life.
2. Manta Point
Nestled right at the coast of Nusa Penida, Manta Point is only destination in Bali where you get the golden opportunity of witnessing the population of vast reef manta rays who are giants yet funny and gentle creatures known for their friendly approach to humans. They usually remain at the coral mound which is just below the surface. So, if you go snorkelling here, there is very high probability that you will get to see quite easily see the amazing eco system as well as a huge bunch of manta rays circling close to the surface.
3. Lipah Bay
This place attracts a number of tourists, explorers and divers from all over the world, who come here to witness the wreck of a Japanese patrol boat from WWII. Sitting contently at the bottom of Lipah Bay, this ship which was once the reason of death of many, today is responsible for sustaining the life of many magnificent corals and varying marine creatures. Since the boat lies just 12 metres below the surface, it is quite easy to access the sunken boat point from Amed Beach as well.
4. Mangrove Point
If you really want to go snorkelling around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, then mangrove point, located on the north side of Nusa Lembongan is the place for you. Not only, it houses a vast mangrove population which in turn serve as a shallow nursery for a number of baby fishes but it is also known to receive gentler currents, which makes it all the more perfect for snorkelling.
5. Pos Dua
For swimming across an abyss and also witness mesmerising underwater views with incredible visibility, there can be no better place than Pos Dua in Bali. This place boasts of housing a colourful variety of under crowded coral reef but the main speciality of the place is Pos Dua with which one can see as deep as 40m or more down the surface with unreal visibility.
6. Crystal Bay
Boasting of a surface tranquillity which houses a busy, vibrant and a rich underwater life, Crystal Bay is one of the most popular and loved snorkelling spot in Bali. If you go snorkelling, you can almost instantly see a variety of tropical fishes swimming around stunning corals, just below the surface. Located between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, this place is well protected from strong currents and hence is true treasure for snorkellers as well as divers.
7. The Coral Garden
Located at the north west coast of Menjangan island, this coral garden is definitely a pristine spot for snorkelling. No matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will for sure get to witness mesmerising underwater life. The USP of the place is its ocean garden housing the wild sea turtles.
8. Blue Lagoon
It is a shallow coral reef with shallow and calm waters which is a perfect spot for all those beginners who wish to witness the rich marine life and stunning corals of Bali. There is also a diving point which is situated just five minutes away from Padang Bai and is perfect for a night dive where you also get to see some rare marine species.
9. Shark Island
In order to prevent the near extinction of the common reef sharks of Bali, initiative was taken to create an artificial shark island in Serangan. This sanctuary houses baby sharks and also offer snorkelling. The beautiful black and white tip reef sharks are kept securely in large sea pens in the vast ocean and once they are healthy enough, they are released back into the ocean.
10. Gili Tepekong, Mimpang, Biaha
These three tiny islands, surrounded by sea housing many sharks, bony ocean fish and so on are a great attraction for daring divers. Since, these three are located quite close to each other, if interested, the divers can even consider combing all three in one visit.
Book one of the Bali tour packages from India, try snorkelling and have an amazing vacation. After all, being an amazing combination of archaeological masterpieces, exquisite art markets, serene beaches, happening night clubs, spiritual temples and mouth-watering food, Bali is nothing less than just perfect vacation destination.
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