Bali – commonly referred to as The Island of Gods and The Island of Thousands Temples – is located between the islands of Java and Lombok. It is surrounded by several small islands, including Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Serangan, and Nusa Menjangan.
The island offers an incredible wide variety of attractions. The welcoming nature of the Balinese, the incredible value for money ratio for almost anything the island has to offer, the unique, vibrant and alive culture, the physical beauty of the island, the year-round pleasant climate, spectacular beaches with great surfing and world class diving sites make Bali a place regarded by many as the “Ultimate Island Holiday Destination”.
The underwater world also offers a great variety. Located in the southwestern part of the Coral Triangle, the richness of the coral reefs is spectacular. More than 3.500 species have been discovered here. Some of the many highlights are:
- From July to October, Oceanic Sunfish (Mola-Mola) are a common sight in the coastal waters of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida.
- With Manta rays inhabiting the waters around Nusa Penida all year round, you have a high chance to dive or snorkel with these large graceful creatures.
- Just 30 metres from shore of Tulamben lies the broken 120 metre long wreckage of the the USS Liberty, a World War II cargo ship. The wreck is completely covered in healthy coral growth, and the numerous structural holes provide endless opportunities for exploration.
Many visitors find the attraction of good shore-based resort diving set against a stunning back drop of huge, magnificent volcanoes and picturesque rice paddy terraces simply irresistible.