The island of Bali always been an icon of tourism in Indonesia, so that it attracts a lot of tourists’ visits, both domestic and international tourists. The thing makes Bali favor by tourists for holiday destinations because Bali offers a unique culture. Also, Bali island offers security, completeness of tourism facilities, and natural beauty. One of Bali natural beauty lies in the underwater landscape. Several ways can be done to see the beautiful underwater scenery of Bali. Like, scuba diving, submarine tours, and snorkeling activities. On this page, I will write a guide about all the things you need to know about snorkeling activities in Bali! Especially regarding the best snorkeling spot in Bali.
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Based on our experience in providing Bali rafting tours and Bali water sports activities, and one of them is snorkeling, we often get questions from customers. The inquiries are as below;
- Does Bali have an enjoyable snorkeling site?
- Where is the best snorkeling spot in Bali?
- How much does snorkeling cost in Bali?
Characteristics of Bali Beaches
Snorkeling activities in Bali are mostly carried out in the coastal areas. When talking about coastal areas, the correlation is with the beach. Bali Island has many beach attractions; there are white sand beaches and black sand beaches. Also, each beach in Bali has a different character, so tourist activities on each beach in Bali are also various.
Kuta beach, Jimbaran beach, Legian beach, and Seminyak beach, the location is in southern Bali. South Bali beach preferred by travelers who want to sit on the beach sand and enjoying the sunset view.
The beach on the southeast side of Bali preferred for beginner water sports activities. Due to the beach on the southeast, Bali offers calm waves. Examples of beaches on the southeast side of Bali such as Tanjung Benoa beach, Sanur beach, and Nusa Dua beach.
In contrast to the beaches whose position is in the southwest of Bali islands, such as Suluban Beach, Bingin beach, Dreamland beach, Padang-Padang beach, and Green Bowl beach. The beach in the west of Bali preferred by tourists who loved surfing. The waves are extreme, and the current is strong. Also, the beaches in the southwestern position are one of the best places to see the sunset view in Bali.
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Beaches in Bali For Snorkeling
So, where is the best place to go snorkeling in Bali? The purpose of the snorkeling activity is to see the underwater scenery from the sea surface, using a snorkel. So the beach that is suitable for snorkeling is a beach that has a shallow underwater, and low waves.
Most of the Bali beaches that are best for snorkeling are on the east and west sides of Bali. Beaches on the east side of Bali such as Amuk Bay beach, Blue Lagoon beach, Amed beach, and Tulamben beach. For beaches on the west side of the island of Bali, such as the Menjangan island beach and Pemuteran beach.
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The Best Time For Snorkeling In Bali
When is the best time to snorkel on the island of Bali? The answer is straightforward, namely, when the weather is good. Good weather for snorkeling in Bali is during the dry season because the seawater is clearer.
The climate on the island of Bali is the same as the climate in other parts of Indonesia. There is a dry season, and there is a rainy season. The rainy season in Bali, on average, starts from November to March, while the dry season in Bali is from April until October.
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List of The Best Snorkeling Spots In Bali
Choosing the best snorkeling spot in Bali for everyone is impossible because everyone has different snorkeling skills. In addition to snorkeling expertise, every snorkeling spot in Bali has a different view and type of underwater life.
The following is a list of the best snorkeling spots in Bali. Which one is the best spot for snorkeling, you decide! Of course, based on your snorkeling skills and budget.
Also, snorkeling locations are only snorkeling spots on Bali island. I did not list snorkeling spot in the Nusa Penida island, Nusa Lembongan island, Nusa Ceningan, and Gili Trawangan areas.
1. Tanjung Benoa & Nusa Dua Snorkeling
Nusa Dua Beach and Tanjung Benoa Beach the locations very strategic, which is close to Ngurah Rai Airport and toll roads. Then what classification of snorkeling participants are suitable to choose Tanjung Benoa & Nusa Dua beach for snorkeling spots in Bali?
Snorkeling participants that I recommend to choose Nusa Dua & Tanjung Benoa beach as snorkeling spots in Bali with the following criteria.
- Never tried snorkeling activity.
- Participants cannot swim, and to float required a life jacket.
- Less snorkeling experience.
- Want to snorkel in Bali with children.
Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua beach are the best locations for beginner snorkeling. Due to the waves are calm, and the ocean currents are not active. Also, Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua area is on the southern Bali, makes transportation costs to Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua are cheaper.
Tanjung Benoa & Nusa Dua Snorkeling Price
If you are interested in trying snorkeling in Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua, then you would ask! What is the price of snorkeling in Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua?
The price of snorkeling in Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua varies from each provider. However, the best way to get low snorkeling prices in Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua is to search through Google and reserve online. By paying the snorkeling fees at Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua, you will get.
- Snorkeling equipment. Such as snorkeling fins, snorkel gear, and life jackets. You can wear a life jacket if you are not good at swimming.
- Boat, which will drive you from the coastline to the snorkeling spot in Tanjung Benoa or Nusa Dua.
- The price of snorkeling in Tanjung Benoa does not include hotel transfers. If you want to get a shuttle, you have to pay extra. If you want a free shuttle, it’s a good idea to order a water sports package in Tanjung Benoa, which includes a shuttle service.
Because of the availability of a life jacket, the sea waters at Tanjung Benoa very calm, making Tanjung Benoa one of the best snorkeling spots in Bali for a beginner.
Tanjung Benoa Location Map
2. Blue Lagoon The Best Snorkeling Place in Bali
The second spot for the best snorkeling spots in Bali is on the Blue Lagoon beach, which located in east Bali. Because the Blue Lagoon beach is very close to the Padang Bai port, Karangasem, therefore, the Blue Lagoon beach, often referred to as the Padang Bai beach.
To get to the Blue Lagoon beach from Kuta beach Bali, you will travel for approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, with 57 kilometers distance. Most international tourists who want to snorkel at the Blue Lagoon beach because they have an east Bali vacation itinerary. Like visiting Taman Soekasada Ujung water palace, Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Lempuyang temple, and Candidasa beach.
The waves at Blue Lagoon beach are very calm, and the waters around the shoreline are not too deep. These make the Blue Lagoon beach very suitable for beginner snorkeling participants.
Snorkeling Prices at Bali Blue Lagoon
The price of snorkeling in Blue Lagoon Bali usually in the form of a package price, with an average snorkeling price of IDR 800,000 / person. The cost of snorkeling packages in Blue Lagoon typically includes the following;
- Hotel shuttle, such as hotels in the areas of Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar, and Sanur.
- Snorkeling equipment.
- Lunch and drinking water included.
- Snorkeling guides are available as well as participant insurance.
Blue Lagoon Location Map
3. Amuk Bay Karangasem
Adjacent to the Blue Lagoon beach location precisely on the east side, which is only 3.4 kilometers away. There is a white sand beach with the name Amuk Bay beach. Among foreign vacationists, Amuk Bay beach, also known as Amuk Bay Karangasem.
Travelers better know Amuk Bay Beach not as a snorkeling spot, but rather as a submarine tour spot. The name of the submarine tour calls Odyssey Submarine Bali.
For snorkeling activities in Amuk Bay Karangasem, not as bustling as in Blue Lagoon. Also, the location of snorkeling spots in Amuk Bay is more suitable for novice participants. Due to the sea waters of Amuk Bay beach are quite calm, with ocean currents that are not too strong.
Amuk Bay Snorkeling Prices
For the price of snorkeling in Amuk Bay Karangasem, an average of IDR 300,000 / person. By paying IDR 300,000 / person, you will get; Snorkeling equipment, guides, insurance, towels, bathroom, and changing rooms.
But the price of snorkeling at Labuhan Amuk does not include transportation. If you want the shuttle to Labuhan Amuk from your hotel, there will be an additional fee.
Amuk Labuhan Location Map
4. Virgin Beach Perasi Karangasem
It was named Perasi beach because the location of the beach is in the village of Perasi, Karangasem regency. In the past, Perasi beach was one of the hidden beaches in east Bali, making Perasi beach also known as Virgin beach. At present, the tourist visit to Virgin Beach is quite high, especially international tourists.
Virgin Beach Perasi the location in a strategic area of east Bali. Due to the position of Virgin beach is close to Candidasa tourism objects, Taman Soekasada Ujung Water Palace, and Tirta Gangga water park attractions.
For snorkeling spot, Virgin beach Karangasem is more suitable for those who have advanced swimming skills, because the waves are quite active and the sea current is strong. The underwater sea view on the Virgin beach is similar to the underwater sea view in the Blue Lagoon beach.
Virgin Beach Snorkeling Price & Location Map
You do not need to bring snorkeling equipment to be able to snorkel on the Virgin Beach, because cafe on the beach shoreline around, provide snorkel rental services. The price of snorkel rental services is around IDR 50,000. If you don’t want to rent snorkels, you can bring your snorkeling gear.
5. Amed Beach The Best Snorkeling Spot in Bali
One of the popular snorkeling spots in eastern Bali is on Amed Beach, Karangasem Regency. Therefore, if you look for information on the internet, about the best snorkeling spots in Bali! You will find many Bali snorkeling guide mention the Amed beach Karangasem.
Several factors make snorkeling in Amed very popular. Like, well maintain coral reefs, there are many types of fish, there are shipwrecks in the waters. Below are the best snorkeling spots on Amed beach, here are the locations;
- The area in front of Kembali Beach Bungalows Amed, there is a sinking Japanese ship. On this Japanese shipwreck, you will find healthy coral reefs, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see turtles while snorkeling.
- Jemeluk Beach, also known as Jemeluk Bay.
For your information, snorkeling in Amed is suitable for those of you who experienced in snorkeling activities. Therefore, it is not ideal if you are a beginner in snorkeling or if you cannot swim.
Amed Snorkeling Price
If you are interested in snorkeling in Amed beach Karangasem, then you will want to know the price of snorkeling in Amed. For the cost of snorkeling in Amed Karangasem, quite expensive around IDR 1,050,000 / person. If you pay the price of snorkeling at Amed above, you will get;
- Snorkeling Equipment.
- Snorkeling guide.
- Includes participant insurance and hotel transfers.
6. Tulamben Snorkeling
Next to Amed beach, there is a village called Tulamben. Travelers better know Tulamben village as one of the best scuba diving spots in Bali. Because in the Tulamben coast, there are quite significant shipwrecks, called the Tulamben USAT Liberty Shipwrecks.
If you do snorkeling, you only able to see the top part of the USAT Liberty shipwreck. To be able to see the whole wreck, scuba diving is the best way. To be able to find the location of the USAT Liberty shipwreck Google Location, please click the link!
In addition to shipwrecks, the waters in Tulamben also have coral reefs and lots of fish. The location named Tulamben Coral Garden, which is adjacent to the site of the USAT Liberty shipwreck.
Snorkeling in Tulamben requires advance swimming skills. If you are a beginner and cannot swim, Tulamben snorkeling is not suitable for you.
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Tulamben Snorkeling Prices
The price range for snorkeling in Tulamben is around IDR 750,000 / person. If you pay the Tulamben snorkeling price above, you will get;
- Snorkeling Equipment & Guides.
- Includes participant insurance and hotel transfers in certain areas in Bali.
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7. Menjangan Island National Park The Best Snorkeling Spot In Bali
Menjangan Island location is in the West Bali National Park. Also, the West Bali National Park is a protected area; therefore, the waters of the Menjangan island filled with coral reefs.
Besides viewing coral reefs, in the waters of the Menjangan island, you will see a lot of colorful fish and turtles.
The sea waters on the western Bali Menjangan island are very calm, with the sea currents not too strong. So snorkeling on the reef of Menjangan is perfect for beginners.
Menjangan Island Snorkeling Prices
For the price of snorkeling on the Menjangan island, an average of IDR 800,000 / person with two people minimum booking. By paying IDR 800,000 for the cost of snorkeling on Menjangan island, you will get;
- Hotel shuttle.
- A boat escort from the shoreline to a snorkeling spot in the Menjangan island.
- Entrance ticket of the West Bali National Park area.
- Snorkeling equipment, as well as snorkeling guides.
- Also, Lunch & insurance.
Menjangan Island Google Map
8. Pemuteran Biorock Snorkeling
The last one of the best snorkeling spots in Bali is Pemuteran Biorock. Pemuteran Biorock location is in the village of Pemuteran, Gerogak, Buleleng Regency, northern Bali. Pemuteran Biorock is the location of a coral reef conservation project initially started by local communities around the Pemuteran village.
The waters in Pemuteran Biorock are relatively shallow with low ocean currents. These advantages make the waters at Pemuteran Biorock very suitable for beginner snorkeling spot.
Pemuteran Biorock Snorkeling Price
The price of snorkeling on Biorock Pemuteran; all you have to do is rent the snorkeling equipment for IDR 50,000. Also, if you want to use a life jacket, the rent costs IDR 25,000.