Snorkeling is one of the main reasons why millions of tourists visit Bali yearly. If you are looking for a snorkeling trip in Bali or just want to have another reason to visit this incredible location, check out our best snorkelling spot's around for the perfect dosage of paradise!


Bali is famous for its stunning sunsets and awesome surfing, yet the snorkel spots are just as incredible. In fact, scientists have said that Bali, along with the rest of Indonesia, is part of the ‘coral triangle’. This means that snorkelling here is the most bio-diverse, hot spot for marine life in the world! If you are stuck on where to head, check out our best snorkelling spots around Bali.


best snorkeling spot's around Bali
Man underwater wearing snorkel maske and lifejacket looking at camera
A photo of a man underwater by statues while snorkelling in the bright blue clear sea in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
An underwater shot of swimming with the manta rays in the Nusa Islands, Indonesia




Some of the best snorkel spots around Bali are found around the bays of Menjangan Island. Lying 10km northwest of Bali, the island is protected by the West Bali National Park. The word "Menjangan" in the Javanese language means "Deer". It has been said the name was given by the local population, who observed wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring. Watch out as it is not a surprise to see a deer swimming in the water here!


Beneath the crystal waters, you will find vibrant coral and a vast variety of sea life. It's almost as if you are swimming in an aquarium! Get those Go Pro’s at the ready as you might be lucky enough to snorkel with manta rays and turtles whilst in Bali!


If you are a diver and fancy taking a deeper leap, you will find an anchor wreck. Also called the Anker or Kapal Budak (Slave Ship). Allegedly, this wreck is a Netherlands ship from the 19th century that sank during World War II. Not your everyday snorkel, but you can see why this is one of our best snorkeling spots around Bali.


best snorkeling spot's around Bali




If you are looking to snorkel with turtles, then this is the place to be. Gili Trawangan is the most visited island of the Gili Family. It’s a lively ambience, yet paradise waters make this place one of our best snorkel spots around Bali. About 20 meters off the shore, past the fascinating coral reef, is a deep sea wall. A great attraction to the underwater life! The best feeling is floating around the warm waters and watching the weird and wonderful sea life that swims by. Afterwards, lay upon the white sandy beaches and embrace the sun's rays. Gili Trawangan is a must on your snorkel adventures. Why not come and find out for yourself on our epic Bali adventures?


Best Snorkeling Spot's around Bali




Besides the sandy beaches, Tulamben offers unique underwater scenery, which is even visible from the surface. Among the schools of fish is the famous USAT Liberty shipwreck. The ship has been sunk for more than 40 years, making it the number one snorkel/scuba diving destination in Bali. The shallow area of the wreck lies only about 4 meters, or 13 feet deep, making it easy to access even by snorkelers. In the water, the Wreck sits from about 3m all the way down to 28m. A deep and daring dive but for sure worth it!


Best snorkeling spot's around Bali




Are you feeling daring? Or fancy something a little bit different? There are many snorkel spots around the Komodo National Park. But, if you head to the Manta Point you might be lucky enough to snorkel with some incredible manta rays. With schools of over 100 rays, snorkelling here has to be on our list of the best snorkelling spots around Bali.

The Komodo National Park is 1,817 square feet and was established in 1980 to preserve the largest lizard in the world - the Komodo dragon. You can splash into another stunning snorkel spot at 'The Pink Beach'. A surreal landscape filled with an exciting variety of sea life waiting to be discovered by you!



So that's it, our best snorkelling spots around Bali! Channel your inner mermaid and get yourself out there today!



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