Snorkelling at Pemuteran

In the past Pemuteran reefs have suffered greatly from damage by destructive fishing and the El Nino effect. Pemuteran village residents have taken action to prevent use of these destructive methods in their reefs, whether by locals or by outsiders.

Coral nurseries were built using the Electrolytic Mineral Accretion Technology, which provide unique advantages for restoring coral reefs. Corals grown on mineral accretion are exceptionally brightly coloured and rapidly growing, and support dense fish populations. The coral nursery structures are made of welded construction steel bars, of around 1 centimetre diameter. They are built in a variety of shapes. The success of these structures in stimulating rapid coral growth was apparent within months, leading to requests to greatly expand the project. All structures are charged by power supplies located on the adjacent land.

More than 60 Biorock coral nursery structures have been installed since June 2000 in Pemuteran Village. With a total length of 300 metres situated in an area of 2 hectares: this is the largest Biorock coral reef nursery and restoration project worldwide.

These structures are located in an area parallel to the shore, about 50-100 metres from the coastline, in waters ranging from about 3 to 7 metres deep. They are roughly lined up, forming a natural snorkelling and diving trail.

Some of the snorkeling spots in Pemuteran:

Offshore reefs
You will find there one of the most crystal clear water of Bali. You will see big sponges, nudibranch, mantis shrimps, cowries, cleaner shrimps & moray eels. Shoals of colorful anthias cover the corals, trigger fish, puffer fish and stingrays.

Menjangan National Park
Menjangan Island is the westernmost islands of Bali. The name is taken from an endangered species called Menjangan (deer). Anemones, gorgonians table, coral garden, eel, lion fish, even murray are some of the marine life you can meet at a depth of 3-10 meters. A bit of luckiness will get you to meet turtles, dolphins and whale sharks. The island’s coasts have deep troughs. The walls are filled with various types of coral reefs with dazzling colors where hundreds of fish live and roam around it. This is the one of the world’s best diving spot.

Snorkelling rates are per snorkelor, based on minimum of 2 snorkelor, and include:

Professional snorkelling guide
Drinking water
Snorkelling equipment
Set menu lunch

Snorkelling at Tulamben

Walking in to the ocean from the beach at Tulamben you have two great choices, left or right. Take the route to the left and in a very short time our snorkel guide will be pointing out the world famous USAT Liberty shipwreck. This really is a unique site where you can look 3 meters down and see substantial remains of the wreck that has been in the water for over 50 years. No snorkeler can fail to be impressed by the schooling jackfish that make the wreck home. Watching the fish swim in a huge circle that moves backwards and forward over the wreck is pretty awesome and a great photo opportunity.

You will also see the great barrel sponges, sea fans and hard and soft corals that have attached themselves to the wreck and provide shelter for an incredible variety of vibrantly coloured tropical fish.

Some of the snorkeling spots in Tulamben:

Offshore reefs
You will find there one of the most crystal clear water of Bali. You will see big sponges, nudibranch, mantis shrimps, cowries, cleaner shrimps & moray eels. Shoals of colorful anthias cover the corals, trigger fish, puffer fish and stingrays.

Amed and Padang
Amed is a small village clustered around a single road that circles the sheltered bay. Our base is located right on the beach towards the middle of the bay, providing easy access and great views. This calm bay has little in the way of current and the snorkeling sites are reached directly from the beach. Expect to find Parrot Fish, Angel Fish, Bat Fish, Moorish Idols, Snappers and so much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a Green Turtle or a Small Reef Shark.

Menjangan
Menjangan Island is the westernmost islands of Bali. The name is taken from an endangered species called Menjangan (deer). Anemones, gorgonians table, coral garden, eel, lion fish, even murray are some of the marine life you can meet at a depth of 3-10 meters. A bit of luckiness will get you to meet turtles, dolphins and whale sharks. The island’s coasts have deep troughs. The walls are filled with various types of coral reefs with dazzling colors where hundreds of fish live and roam around it. This is the one of the world’s best diving spot.

Snorkelling rates are per snorkelor, based on minimum of 2 snorkelor, and include:

Professional snorkelling guide
Drinking water
Snorkelling equipment
Set menu lunch

Snorkeling at Lembongan

Boasting some of the most diverse reefs on the planet, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Lembongan are must-visit locations for a snorkeling trip while you are in Bali. The pristine corals and warm waters are home to schools of vibrantly colored fish like the emperor angel fish, parrot fish, morray eels, turtles and in certain areas, manta rays! A recent survey by marine biologists has revealed over 250 species of fish!

The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit sites such as Crystal Bay, Manta Bay and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. In good weather, you can go to Manta Point and Crystal Bay, while if there’s a big swell you will visit Gamat Bay.

Some of the snorkeling spots in Nusa Lembongan:

Offshore Reefs
Famous for its excellent visibility of up to 40m+ on a good day. You will find there one of the most crystal clear water of Bali. You will see big sponges, nudibranch, mantis shrimps, cowries, cleaner shrimps & moray eels. Shoals of colorful anthias cover the corals, trigger fish, puffer fish, stingrays and keep an eye on the blue for the occasional Reef Shark, Barracuda or giant Trevally passing by.

Manta Point

The boat ride out to Manta Point is almost as exciting as the snorkeling trip itself, as it offers divers incredible views of the towering sea cliffs of Nusa Penida. The plankton-rich waters here attract the mantas all year round, sometimes seven or eight at a time. Snorkeling with Mantas will definitely be the highlight of your trip.

Snorkelling rates are per snorkelor, based on minimum of 2 snorkelor, and include:

Professional snorkelling guide
Drinking water
Snorkelling equipment
Set menu lunch