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Rich culture, stunning mountain rice terraces and excellent shore diving

Bali is one of the main hubs for travel within Indonesia and is well worth a visit. This small volcanic island is well known for it’s forested volcanic mountains, rice terraces, idyllic resorts, rich culture and beautiful beaches. Many visit here to explore the culture and enjoy the fantastic beaches and resorts, as well as the diving, so a stop here is highly recommended.

Some of the best shore diving in the world can be found in Bali, with Giant Mantas and Mola Molas the highlight, as well as a number of quality wreck dive sites.

How to get there
Bali is one of the main hubs into Indonesia and a multitude of airlines fly there from all over the world. Many will have one stop en-route with the journey time of around the 16 hours from the UK.

Stay a bit longer
Due to the time it takes to get to Bali there are many options available to you if you wish to extend your stay. There are many parts of Asia and Australasia that can be easily reached from Bali as well as other parts of Indonesia. Domestic flights around Indonesia are very good value and a stay on one of the islands, or a liveaboard, combined with a Bali stay is highly recommended. Many of the Komodo liveaboards depart from Bali, so a great way to get over the jetlag is to spend some time on land, before and after the liveaboard, to get a real feel for Bali’s culture and resort based diving. Having spent some time in Bali and working closely with a local operator, we can offer suggestions on how to enhance and complete your stay.

Exploring Indonesia
Indonesia is vast and varied, with stunning scenery and superb diving. Visit our Indonesia section for an introduction on where to go throughout this country, including Bali, Manado (Lembeh Strait and the Bunaken Islands), Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park.

Quick Guide: Bali

  • When to go: All year, but April to October is driest
  • Average air temp: Tropical 32°C
  • Average water temp: 27°C – 29°C
  • Recommended diver level: All levels catered for, including learning to dive


Indonesia by region

Rich culture, stunning mountain rice terraces and excellent shore diving

Komodo National Park
Critters, wall diving, mantas - and dragons!

Raja Ampat
Jungle covered islands, hidden lagoons and idyllic white sandy beaches

Reef walls of the Bunaken Islands and secret critters of Lembeh Strait


Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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