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South East Asia Forum > Discreptions of Bali dive sites in general
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yadidoo
posted : January 13, 2005 Post subject: Discreptions of Bali dive sites in general
Geography and Climate
The island of Bali was shaped by the action of volcanoes, which produced the rich,
black soils that nourish Bali's beautiful and productive rice paddies. Just 8-9 south of the equator,
Bali is always warm-a mean 27.2 C, although the highlands are about 6 C cooler. Humidity is an almost constant 75 persent.
Most of Bali's annual 2,500-3,000 millimeters of rain falls from November through March.

Dive sites
There are five main areas for diving in Bali, working counter clockwise around the island from the airport in the south: Nusa Dua and Sanur; Nusa Penida; Padang Bai and Candi Dasa; Cemeluk and Tulamben; Pemutaran, Menjangan and Gilimanuk. Each area offers dive locations for novice, intermediate and advanced divers. At most sites, divers can plan a dive to match the their degree of experience, and dives can be made around the year.

Depth of dives
The best diving lies between 5 and 40 meters.

Marine life
The varied inhabitants of Bali's reefs. " different fields, different grasshoppers."

Visibility
Variable, 5-15 m, exceeds 30 m.

Water temperature
Normally 26 - 27 C (78 - 80 F). During July and August, the temperature drops to 21 C (70 F)

High seasons
July-August and around Christmas and New Year.

Highlights
The Liberty Wreck 120 meters long Tulamben,
Wooden Anker Wreck Menjangan,
Pelagics, and between the months of August - November, Mola-Mola (Sunfish) Nusa Penida,
Muck diving Secret Bay Gilimanuk

Other
Very tricky current, strong surge, uncomfortably cold in some dive sites.



 
David O'M
posted : January 30, 2007 Post subject: Discreptions of Bali dive sites in general
Hi,
Thanks for your description of Bali dive sites.
Do you recommend any dive companies in Bali (particularly to the south cause thats where i will be staying) for training a total novice?
Many thanks,
David