are Dutch founders, with 20 years of experience in Bali tourism and SCUBA
Bambu Divers opened the
amazing underwater world of Eastern Bali to its guests in 2012, in Candidasa.
The management and staff have two decades of experience and a strong passion for
diving. At Bambu Divers it is our job to take care of your diving holidays in
Bali. We are more than happy to use the experiences of living and maintaining a
long-term business in Indonesia for the benefit of our global divers. We make
the diving trips safe, pleasant and memorable with you.
In 2017 we became a
PADI 5-star dive resort. We are also the highest ranking dive center in
Candidasa on TripAdvisor, thanks to our satisfied divers.
Bambu Divers offers a
high focus on safety without taking away the pleasure of diving. Personal
contact and an individual approach are very important for all our team members.
We all do our best to meet the needs of our divers. We also do our very best to
ensure that every diver becomes part of the Bambu Divers family and tries to
give you an unforgettable diving holiday.
We care for the
environment. The marine life in Bali is absolutely amazing and we want to keep
it that way. Bambu Divers tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible,
we do not use disposable plastic and try to be an incentive to protect the
Diving in Eastern Bali
means; dive into some of the best dive sites in the world. You find Bambu Divers
in East Bali, in Candidasa, Karangasem, centrally located between the most
beautiful dive sites and nature of Bali.
Depending where you are in the world, Bali
will conjure up different ideas. If you’re Australian, you’ll probably think of
Bintang singlets and beach bars. If you’re from the rest of the world, you’re
probably more likely to picture the beautiful beaches and bright colours.
Wherever you’re from, there’s one thing that rings true about Bali – the diving
is some of the best in the world.
If you’re thinking about diving in or around Bali (or even if you’re not) these
dive sites should be at the very top of your list.
USAT Liberty Wreck, Tulamben
This wreck dive consistently features in top dive site lists and there’s a very
good reason for that. Just 40 metres off shore, lies this stunning, 120 metre
shipwreck, submerged in only 20 metres of water. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly
what makes this dive site so special; maybe it’s the diversity of marine life or
the black sand that surrounds the wreck – but you’ll definitely feel is as soon
as you descend. The beauty of this dive is that it’s so accessible to divers of
any level; first-time divers, beginner diver, experienced divers and freedivers
alike can all be enchanted by the USAT Liberty.
If you’re looking for an even more unique experience, why not consider a early
morning dive on the USAT liberty? Early in the morning, you’ll get to see the
entire site transformed into another world as families of humphead parrotfish
and other marine creatures awaken.
Manta Point, Nusa Penida
Manta Point is – and probably always will be – one of my diving highlights. I
must admit I had incredibly high expectations for this dive and it absolutely
delivered. This dive site is accessible from various places around Bali and got
its name because you’ll find – you guessed it – manta rays there. The different
currents from the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean meet here, bringing
phytoplankton (a delicacy for the mantas) with it. As such, you’ll find not just
one occasional manta, but many of them!
The Drop Off, Tulamben
You might have guessed by the name, but this site, also known as Tulamben wall,
is a drop off. Depths range from 3 metres up to 80 meters, and was formed by a
lava river following an eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. Now, you might not see
anything as dramatic as a lava river, but you certainly won’t be disappointed.
The sheer diversity at this site is second to none and whether you’re interested
in tiny critters or bigger beasts, The Drop Off has you covered. If you love
underwater photography, or are looking to start you’ll find no shortage of
subjects and great visibility (usually between 15 and 30m) at The Drop Off.
Similar to the USAT Liberty, this dive site is easily accessible from shore and
divers of all levels will enjoy their dives here.
The Wall, Amed
Another easily accessibly dive site, part of the beauty of this dive site is the
short boat ride in a traditional jukung boat to reach it. The Wall is home to a
huge variety of marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for the ever elusive pygmy
seahorse or the occasional black tip reef shark, or simply enjoy observing
angelfish, puffer fish, trevally and lionfish.
Blue Lagoon, Padang Bai
The Blue Lagoon is a gorgeous site, perfectly suited for beginner divers, or
those looking for a cruisy dive thanks to its sheltered location. Visibility is
great and you don’t have to venture too deep to explore some of the beauties of
this site. Marine life is also beautifully diverse – you’ll find frogfish,
morays, stonefish, nudibranches, squid, rays and stargazers just to name a few!
This dive site may be calm, but your dive will be anything but boring.
Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida
If you’re looking to try your luck and spot a mola-mola, then Crystal Bay is a
great place to visit. The season for mola-mola is July to September and they
hang out at about 30m. The dive site gets its name from its crystal clear
visibility which can be enjoyed year round (though of courses is particularly
beneficial during mola-mola season. Other local critters include frogfish,
mantis shrimps and many different varieties of nudibranches! It should be noted
that the currents at Crystal Bay can be strong, so it’s worth having a chat with
us to ensure conditions are suitable for your level.
Take note that these dive sites do come with a warning for strong currents – but
for those more experienced divers looking for their next adventure, these
spectacular sites are at our front door. The great thing is that is conditions
are bad at Tepekong, chances are they’ll be suitable for diving at Mimpang and
vice versa. Taked has a big cave filled with many sharks. The underwater world
here is filled with beautiful rock formations, colourful marine life and soft
coral. If this hasn’t convinced you, this part of Bali also comes with a chance
to spot the incredible mola mola if you visit at the right time (July –
Ready to start packing your bags? Book with us; Bambu Divers in Candidasa to
start planning your dives today.