If you are planning to visit Bali, it is highly likely that you love water-related fun. One of the most popular water activities on the island is, of course, diving. The temperatures are favorable and there is a diverse range of marine life on fascinating diving spots across the island. Over the years, drift diving in Bali has become popular with the divers visiting the region and for many good reasons.
The Ultimate Diving Experience
In drift diving, the diver enjoys being “transported” by the tide; it’s an experience every diving enthusiast must try. You can opt for drift diving for various reasons including the availability of a current based on weather conditions. In some diving sites in Bali, there is always a current flowing, making it possible to enjoy drift diving throughout the year.
Wind and rainfall also influence the presence of the current and you might find drift diving to be the ideal activity during such conditions. Depending on the strength of the current, divers can also find creatures they otherwise could not have seen on areas of no current. When drift diving, you enjoy a feeling of flying and you can cover long stretches of reef.
If you just want to cover a distance without seeing much of the marine life, this is the ideal underwater activity for you. It is an ideal group activity.
What to Know about Bali Drift Diving
Drift diving requires intense planning to ensure everyone is safe and also enhance the experience. Before diving, make sure you assess the strength of the tide as you might end up being swept into dangerous spots. The direction of the current also determines how much you will enjoy the tide. Everyone in the group must have an alternative plan in case of separation underwater.
Dive sites to drift dive in Bali
There are very good drift diving opportunities in Bali. If you are planning to visit the island, some of the best drift diving sites include Bat cave (Menjangan island), PED dive site (Nusa Penida), Jemeluk Wall, Bunutan, Pyramid (Amed) and all the north coast of Nusa Lembongan. The beauty of these diving sites is the fact that divers are picked up by boat at exit points so to ensure they don’t have to struggle against the current.
Our instructors and guides will issue guidelines on how best to tackle the current and enjoy the dive without unnecessary risks. If the conditions are not favorable, the dive can be canceled to guarantee the safety of all concerned.
Drift diving in Bali can be done throughout the year and with the guidance of the local experts and professional guides of Abyss Ocean World, you will be in safe hands. Contact us today to find out more.