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Location: Bali (Indonesia)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 Liberty wreck With 16 votes(s).
2 Nusa Penida With 14 votes(s).
3 Tulamben With 9 votes(s).
4 Crystal Bay With 7 votes(s).
5 Menjangan Island With 5 votes(s).
6 mimpang With 2 votes(s).
7 Tepekong Island With 2 votes(s).
8 Nusa Lembongan With 1 votes(s).
9 Toyapakeh With 1 votes(s).
10 Secret Bay With 1 votes(s).

Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Bali. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

Species: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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From April to May
Although spotted year round, April and May are the best times to see Manta Rays in Bali, Indonesia.
From September to November
The unusual Mola-Mola, or Sun Fish can be found in the waters around Bali in Indonesia from September through to November.
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Reviews:

Here are the last 10 reviews for Bali. Show all of them.
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Visited Comments
April 2013 We did 5 dives over three days with Matahari resort. We had an excellent dive guide who made sure we went out at the best times. Got to see the school of Bumphead Parrotfish that swim around the Liberty Wreck of a morning but had to be kitted up by 6am for that - totally worth it. The drop off is also an amazing dive with lots of coral and sharks although I missed seeing it myself.
Date posted: 24-Apr-2013 18:36 by: Helen
October 2010 Great diving, I dived with Blue Season Bali and they were a good lot (but had obviously been ripped off a few times as they didnt want me to leave after my fist days diving without paying - even though I was leaving all my kit there) fantastic currents and really enjoyed the Liberty Ereck. never saw a Mola Mola though!!
Date posted: 27-Dec-2012 17:07 by: Shiva
February 2011 Friendly people an dwonderfull food... Also nice diving...
Date posted: 31-Aug-2011 12:50 by: yzer4
November 2010 We try to get here every year and it never disappoints. Love the place, some of the best diving on the Planet.
Date posted: 14-Apr-2011 14:23 by: mariedives!
September 2008 Stayed at Scuba Serya (up by the liberty wreck). Minimal currents and good vix (just how I like it). Photos here: http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/bali_2008 a little disappointed with the amount of macro (I think maybe all the small creatures had moved away) Only one pygme seahorse in the area (the guide said there used to be many) so I was careful not to stress him too much with my flash. Saw some nice ghost pipe fish. Enjoyed watching the schooling fish and newbie divers at the liberty wreck.
Date posted: 12-May-2010 08:36 by: scuba_suzy
April 2010 We liked diving in Bali a lot. Mola Mola, muck diving, wreck diving, nice reefs, they seem to have it all. And all at very acceptable prices.
Date posted: 30-Apr-2010 09:14 by: duikertje
July 2009 Fantastic location - definitely going back sometime - watch out for the strong down currents - diving with Bali International Diving Professionals and would have no problem recommending them to anyone - amazing range of reef species
Date posted: 01-Jan-2010 13:21 by: NickH
August 2009 freezing cold water and VERY strong currents made for some challenging drift diving, fighting to keep one's regulator in one's mouth... ... but the reward was an encounter with Mola Mola, sunfish, which was absolutely worth it!!
Date posted: 19-Dec-2009 19:28 by: dmakarem
June 2009 Bali is surprisingly in fantastic shape with lots of pristine coral and some great coral gardens. Water was very warm in June, with great vis and decent currents allowing for some great drift diving...
Date posted: 19-Dec-2009 19:26 by: dmakarem
October 2009 We dove with Prodive Bali. They seemed very unorganized, did not meet our requests (all week--and even the day of-- we had requested to do 3 dives at Nusa Penida bc it is a long boat ride, but they cancelled it only AFTER our 2nd dive there). We also felt a bit ripped off for the money we paid. Our driver also hit a moped rider....Would not recommend. We dove Tulamben, Padang Bai, Menjangen, and Nusa Penida. If I had to do it again, would only dive Nusa Penida and Tulumben. Water was very cold. We were lucky to see a mola mola at Crystal Bay and many mantas at Manta Point (Nusa Penida). The temples and monkey forest are a must see, loved the beaches and the surf too! Kuta was definitely a party town--lots of people and shopping. It was fun to rent a moped for $10 a day and the Balinese/Thai/Hotstone massages for an hour $9 are a must!
Date posted: 22-Oct-2009 04:09 by: shontellee13


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Bali.
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USS Liberty
Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews
The Liberty lies on a black sand slope, almost parallel to the beach and is approximately 30 m offshore. This dive site is suitable for all levels of qualification and experience. The wreck lies in depths from 9-30 m; the shallowest part of the wreck, where it touches the sand slope, is at 5-10 m. Depth along the middle of the wreck is 16-20 m. The lower edge of the wreck, i.e. furthest down the slope, is 20-28 m (at high tide). The wreck is 120 m long, itís pretty broken up (i.e. no penetration possible) but you can still see the guns, toilets, boilers, anchor chain, etc.
10m / 33ft
30m / 98ft
Accidental sinking: 11-Jan-1942 Wreck penetration not possible Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for USS Liberty:
Great Diving, we went there with BMS (Bali Marine Sports). Stays at Tulamben. About 3hr drive from Denpasar (airport). BMS took care the transportation & accommodation. Awesome night dive, wreck dive, morning dive. Best wreck dive in Bali.
Date posted: 10-Nov-2013 13:57 by: diverarsenal who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by diverarsenalRanked as Awesome by diverarsenalRanked as Awesome by diverarsenal
Agree that the night dive is sensational. Early morning high-tide dives before the day-trippers arrive is great as well. This ship is not the USS Liberty - correctly it is the USAT Liberty-Glo.
Date posted: 09-Dec-2008 00:24 by: Shawn who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by ShawnRanked as Awesome by ShawnRanked as Awesome by Shawn
as we stayed in Tulamben our dive guide knew when to go and we were always alone on the wreck. The night dive is awsome. Great place
Date posted: 17-May-2007 19:28 by: moustique who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by moustiqueRanked as Awesome by moustiqueRanked as Awesome by moustique
Best wreck I ever dived. Took more than 1.000 pictures in a week. Every dive I discovered new species I never saw before. And when you think you know your way on the way, try a nightdive!
Date posted: 04-Mar-2007 14:13 by: Marianne who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by MarianneRanked as Awesome by MarianneRanked as Awesome by Marianne
I dove with Made Suwena, PADI Instructor for several time in this place. We always find something new here. Good dive could be early morning or late afternoon.. bit quite from daily trippers but awesome
Date posted: 22-Oct-2006 07:54 by: Indie who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by IndieRanked as Awesome by IndieRanked as Awesome by Indie
Lots of fish, if you are lucky some bumphead parrotfishes pass the wreck. Go early in the morning, later lots of divers from all over Bali are diving on the wreck
Date posted: 05-Feb-2006 12:12 by: Erwin who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by ErwinRanked as Awesome by ErwinRanked as Awesome by Erwin
Aquamarine said it was wavey last week making exits and entries difficult but it was fine when we dived there. You could dive the wreck a hundred times and always see something different. We didn't want to dive there because its so heavily promoted but very, very glad we did.
Date posted: 10-Jan-2006 07:35 by: Tricia who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by TriciaRanked as Awesome by TriciaRanked as Awesome by Tricia


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Basking Shark
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Beauforts Crocodilefish
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Blue Ringed Octopus
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Bluespotted Ray
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Bottlenose Dolphin
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Clown Anemonefish
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Dugong
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Emperor Angelfish
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Giant Octopus
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Gray Whale
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Great Barracuda
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Great Hammerhead
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Green Sea Turtle
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Grey Reef Shark
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Manta Ray
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Marbled Ray
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Pilot Whale
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Potato Grouper
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Scorpion Fish
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Sea Otter
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Spotted Eagle Ray
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Steller Sea Lion
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Trumpetfish
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Whitetip Reef Shark
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