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Bali Snorkeling Spots : Best Places to Admire Underwater Life in Bali

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YOEXPLORE- Family trips, When talking about Bali, what word pops up in your mind? You might think about beautiful nature, friendly people, or unique culture. Have you ever thought about the underwater life to be explored on the Bali coast? Bali has many beautiful beaches and marine life worth exploring, especially Bali snorkeling spots. This island does have so many beautiful snorkeling spots.

There is some information about Bali’s snorkeling spots for you to explore: from the south sea to beautiful Menjangan Island in North West Bali and Blue Lagoon in the east, each of them has its unique feature waiting for you to explore them.

Nusa Dua: Bali Snorkeling Spots

Nusa Dua is famous because of the complex of luxurious hotels and resorts. This place also has some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. Besides many hotels complex, there are many water sports operators in the area that offer you a wide range of activities that you can try. From those activities, snorkeling is one of the experiences that attract many people to come. You can also enjoy the underwater life in Pantai Geger, in the south of the famous St. Regist Hotel and the Mulia resort.

Menjangan Island

One of the best Bali snorkeling spots is Menjangan Island. Located in the northwest of Bali, this snorkeling spot is near the uninhabited island, where the locals see the Javanese deers or known as Menjangan in the local language. Thus this place gets the name Menjangan Island. The reefs of Menjangan island surround this small island so that you can see the underwater life from all directions of the island. There are many beautiful creatures that you will see, such as batfish, cardinalfish, yellowtail, angelfish, scorpionfish, and many more.

The most famous spot is Pos 2. It is renowned because of its diversity of corals and fish. You might also see the dolphin in this area, where the dolphin might follow your boat and create a squeaking sound around your ship.

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Padang Bai

Bali snorkeling spots

Fishes in Padang Bai Blue Lagoon

In the east, you will find some Bali snorkeling spots located in  Padang Bai. Padang Bai is famous because of the harbor that connects Bali and Lombok. Besides the port, It is also renowned for its two spots for snorkeling: Tanjung Jepun and Blue Lagoon. The two places are not far away from the port. Tanjung Jepun and Blue lagoon have clear water and powerful current. Because of the calm water, this place is suitable for family trips because it is pretty safe for children and beginner snorkelers because of the calm water.

The underwater life is also quite varied — many fishes such as clownfish, moray eels, cowfishes, and many more. To get the experience in this place, you can see the package in


Tulamben is a very famous snorkeling site in Bali, thanks to the US Liberty shipwreck. The military cargo ship was torpedoed by Japan submarine during WW II and beached on the coast of Tulamben. During the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963, the shipwreck slipped into the sea and became a place for the corals and become a habitat for many fishes and other sea creatures. Although the shipwreck slipped 30 meters below the sea level, some of its high points are reaching up to 7 meters below the sea surface. Thanks to the clear water, those high points become a beautiful place to see during snorkeling and become one of the best Bali snorkeling spots.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is one of the three small islands located in southeast Bali. From this small island, you will be able to see the majestic Mount Agung in the mainland of Bali, beautiful beaches, cliff viewpoints,  and stunning sunset.  The clean and calm water of Lembongan is also a perfect place to play watersports. Lembongan also has a good deal of underwater life that will leave you stunning. There are many sea creatures that you can observe while snorkeling in Lembongan snorkeling spots.

Mangrove spot is a lovely place to snorkel in Lembongan. You will be surprised by the creatures you meet in this place. According to the survey conducted by marine biologists, there are up to 250 species of sea creatures inhabiting this snorkeling spot! No wonder that this place becomes one of the best Bali snorkeling spots because of its rich biodiversity.

So have you visited those places yet?  Please share your experience in the comment section below or on your Instagram account and tag @yoexplore and use #yoexplore in your caption. If you happen to have a lot of traveling experiences that you want to share, you may consider using a social media management tool to schedule your content publishing so that you won’t spend so much time publishing your content on social media.

Happy snorkeling!

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Ketut Cakra

Ketut Cakra

Hi, explorer! I am a Contributor to YOEXPLORE Magazine. I am based in Bali, so, do not be surprised if my articles will give more insight into Bali! :)

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