Bali offers a variety of excellent and diverse diving and snorkeling spots that offer fun and adventure for divers of all experience levels. Photographers come from all over the world to take pictures of the rare species that are here in Bali. Certainly snorkeling and diving in Bali is a great experience and there is much more to see than just the famous US Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben.
Amed Dive Center is located right in the center of many excellent dive sites that can be reached within a short time by car or boat.
Menjangan island is located in the north-west of Bali and about 3 hours drive from Amed.
Nusa Menjangan is a 1,5 km long and 500 m wide island in the north-western Bali national park. The island is a game reserve park for birds and the under water world around it. Only a limited amount of divers are allowed to visit the island daily. All dive sites are only a short boat trip away. The reef surrounds the island at a depth of 1 to 10 m and stretches out for about 20 meters before dropping almost vertically to a depth of 40 m.
The western end features a deep lagoon with a slightly stronger current. Around Nusa Menjangan currents are usually weak to moderate. Menjangan is a perfect spot for beginners and a magnificent spot for snorkeling. Menjangan’s underwater world surely deserves to be listed as one of the world’s top dive sites. According to a coral count performed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, this small island alone features more coral species than the entire Caribbean! Napoleon fish, turtles, bump head parrotfish and grouper are commonly seen. In deeper water you may be able to say “hello” to white tip- and black tip reef sharks and barracudas. Lucky divers will find eagle rays, sunfish and even whale sharks. Menjangan is a bit off the main tourist routs but it is definitely a highly recommendable dive- and snorkeling site.