Diving license Bali
One of the most beautiful islands in the world, you may know Bali as Indonesia's most popular holiday island, but it is also one of its best dive spots and highly affordable. Many visitors find the combination of fascinating cultural attractions as well good shore-based resort diving set against the stunning Balinese back drop of huge volcanoes and picturesque rice paddy terraces simply irresistible.
Equally attractive are the mola mola, mantas, sharks and coral reefs, plus the shallow shore dive that is famous wreck of the warship the USS Liberty. Together they make Bali a highly diverse dive destination, as well as one that is suitable for non-divers.
Mythical and magical, a diamond shaped tropical island (140 km by 80 km) of spectacular volcanic mountains and lakes, enchanting rice terraces, ancient temples and palaces, surrounded by sparkling and warm coral seas, picturesque Bali is alight with its own unique culture and traditions. You may be surprised by Bali's modern tourist facilities, but you will be amazed by its medieval culture - still a vibrant civilisation, very much alive and breathing in its golden age. This helps explain the island's enduring popularity with so many holidaying couples and families.
Where to Stay
While most tourists stay in the towns of the south, the best dive sites are spread out across the island in the more pleasant and less populated regions, and on the neighbouring islands of Nusa Penida and Lembongan. This means that, if you want to experience the best scuba diving on offer in Bali, you'll need to choose a resort location or two; and you'll get a great overview of this majestic island whilst doing so!.
Sightseeing and Things to Do
From the "happening" Kuta suburb you can easily go sailing, rafting, quad biking, canyoning, fishing, scuba diving or simply sightseeing around Bali and still be back at your resort in time for happy hour.
Kuta is also the best place to learn surfing, and there are more advanced breaks for experienced surfers at Suluban Beach, to the south, Padang Padang, Bingin and Balangan.
There's a water sport day trip facility suitable for adults and families alike at Lembongan Island. Here, you'll find water slides in the sea, windsurfing, banana boats, sailing, diving trips at Nusa Penida and afternoon beach BBQ buffets - all just a high speed catamaran ride away from Benoa. Lembongan offers the kind of laid-back water's edge restaurants and accommodation that can be difficult to find in the more built up beaches of the main island. You can also watch the locals harvesting seaweed and the children flying their huge, ornate kites. There's also a water park at Tuban - Waterbom Park.
However, if you want to discover what the real Bali is all about, we'd encourage you to get away from the tourist hotspots and take a ride around the scenic mountains to the north and central. Take in the stunning vistas of rice terraces and coconut palm stands at Ayung River or Tegalalang Valley.
Visit the settlement of Bayung Gede, an intact pre-Javanese village, and course the caldera rim road of the volcanic mountain, Gunung Batur. Here's the magical sight of the scenic Danau Batur crater lake housing Pura Batur, Bali's second most important temple. Make sure you are appropriately dressed to enter a temple though, with long trousers or skirt, sleeved top, and temple sash. Further north you'll find Ulun Danu, a stunning Buddhist temple standing high up on Lake Bratan.
Most of Bali's considerable artistic prowess and energy is exercised on the sculpting of god effigies, palatial pavilions, pagodas and doors, and paintings of ceremonial paraphernalia. Its greatest art form is its classical architecture, characterised by temples with graceful roofs and narrow gates. Colourful processions mark most days, with their attendant bands, costumed gods and towering offerings, moving between one temple and another.
In the foothills of Mount Agung is Pura Besakih, the mother temple. This complex dates from pre-historic times and has been the state temple since the 16th century. Nearby at Kamasan you can watch painters working at the ancient craft of cloth puppet making.
Art connoisseurs will love the village of Ubud, Bali's centre of cultural tourism. Here, there's Puri Lukisan Museum, featuring excellent work by all Balinese schools of art, and Neka Museum which features collections of more modern paintings and photographs. Here you can relax on your balcony cooled by the breezes that waft over the highland paddy terraces and watch the farmers bend and stoop in coolie hats as they tend their crops. Nearby is Sangeh Monkey Forest, a nutmeg forest and home to Hanuman, the monkey-god.
To the far south on Badung Peninsula, stands the sublime cliff-top temple monument of Pura Ulawatu, carved from coral lime stone in the 16th century. To the west of Kuta stands Tanah Lot temple, standing on an offshore rock. Many tourists come here to watch the sunset.What does ffa mean? What episode does jim propose to pam? How to basic egg magic tricks? What are the best online gun stores? What color are lice? What is the meaning of la cucaracha? How to use diabolo tricks? How are tips accounted for when received by a bar? How to disable instagram? How to check if iphone is unlocked? What is the meaning of claddagh? What does 7y mean in shoe size? how to use panda helper What is the meaning of elizabeth in the bible? directions on how to reheat hamburger helper What is the meaning of life the universe and everything calculator? What does asmr mean in text? How to do cool tricks to learn? What is 20 of 100? What kind of cancer does dick vitale have? Interview tips for how to respond to why i was fired? What is inside exhaust tips? What does a healthy throat look like? How to turn off samsung s20? How to do card tricks asian? What is the meaning of covfefe? where should i helper be located whenbacking up a truck What does the confederate flag meaning? What time are the fireworks at magic kingdom? What is nitric oxide? What is the meaning of power generation? What is the meaning of gothic literature? What is the meaning of 1112? What does a film producer do? How to find test statistic? Tips for how to success in law school kaplan? What time does yoimiya banner come out? How to make a wig? What does caveat mean? What does scant mean? What does the as of date mean on transcript 2022? What is the meaning of the underlined words in this excerpt from act i, scene i, of richard iii? What are flu symptoms? What does blackfishing mean? What is a photon? Tips for dry mouth when speaking? What is the meaning of right brain dominant? stop firefox from closing when download video helper is running What time does the airship map come out? What does it mean to turn some tricks? guns are a helper in a time of crisis, when help is too far away, or unwilling to come. What does zane mean? What is the meaning of the name cara? What are the meaning of emoji faces? Healthy tips to take into consideration when eating for the holidays? How to reduce eye swelling? What does boisterous mean? What does infrared mean? What are magnets? How to remove glued nail tips? Why do one tricks play comp? What does de mean? What is the meaning of the word begotten? Focus tips when quitting smoking? How does it look meaning? How to charge airpods? How old can pupies know tricks? What does ethos mean? What does a blue title mean? What does engagement mean? What does abreva do? How to tell if airpods are fake? Tips when playing against a nasus in lol? What is the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration? What are the final stages of cushing's disease in dogs? How to use sleeper simulant destiny 2 tips & tricks? Why dont women do the same snowboard tricks as men? Tips for how to save money on prescription glasses? How much of tips should i claim? How you recycle california here tips? How to get an order of protection dismissed? How to cook portobello mushrooms? What does edible mean? How to take apple watch band off? How to download youtube video? What does emily mean? How to stop unwanted emails? What is the meaning of a white heart? How to repaint cabinets? What is the meaning of adjective? How to print on envelopes? How to land slow motion tricks tony hawk project 8 ps3? What does jeter children mean? The ____________ meaning of a word is what the word suggests or implies.? What are some tips for first time parents? how to adjust ip helper service to make your computer faster What does op mean in text? How do blind people know when to stop wiping? Which sentence demonstrates the connotative meaning of the word breath?