Diving Indo 3-day Macro Package
The most famous dive site in the whole of Bali, the USAT Liberty Wreck is considered to be one of the best wreck dives in the world. With the wreck extending 120m and starting from 3m to 30m deep and an incredible history, it is a must see in Bali. Encrusted with coral and surrounded by black sand you can find pipefish, nudibranch and unusual crabs in its crevices.
Just before Tulamben, the most famous site for macro is Seraya with resident frogfish and more nudibranch species than any other site, if you are lucky you will get to see skeleton shrimp and harlequin shrimp too.
Pick up at 7.00am and drop off at 5.00pm. Transfer time of 2.5-3 hours in the car, driving through some amazing scenery. These are easy shore dives. We take a local lunch between dives.
Amed Walls and Jemeluk Bay are close dive sites that offer dramatic wall diving covered in coral and home to very chilled out turtles and a good chance to see cuttlefish and squid. Then coming into the shallows you can often find seahorses, stonefish, mimic and wonderpus octopus and frogfish. Great subjects for underwater photography.
The Pyramids is an artificial reef established for many years, that has a shallow fringing reef with turtles, the Pyramids hold some macro treasures such as pygmy seahorses, frogfish, leaf scorpionfish and nudibranch. As well as a huge eel garden, this area is a favourite playground for blue spotted stingrays.
Padang Bai Area
The Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai is like diving in an aquarium. With sloping corals to the left side and a beautiful wall dive to the right side, often found here is mantis shrimp, ribbon eels, Indian walkman, leaf scorpionfish and occasionally rhinopious.
The Jetty at Padang Bai is a macro photographer’s dream. All the weird and wonderful critters hang around the pylons, frogfish, pipefish, mantis shrimp, flying gurnards and loads of nudibranch.
Pick up at 7.30am and drop off at 3.00pm. Transfer time in the car of 1-1.5 hours each way. We take a local boat out to the dive sites, which takes about 5 minutes. Once completed we have a really lovely local lunch in a beach restaurant.