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Underwater Photo Location: Bali Dived Site In General

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----- SCUBA Dive In Resort Bali Indonesia Online Information -----

Geography and Climate
The island of Bali was shaped by the action of volcanoes, which produced the rich, black soils that nourish Bali's beautiful and productive rice paddies.
Just 8-9 south of the equator, Bali is always warm-a mean 27.2 C, although the highlands are about 6 C cooler. Humidity is an almost constant 75 persent. Most of Bali's annual 2,500-3,000 millimeters of rain falls from November through March.

Bali's great strength is that it is NOT isolated. The island's reefs are ideally positioned to recieve a cosmopolitan assortment of plankton and juvenile animals from the Indonesia Throughflow, a massive flow of water that passes from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Because of this combination, perhaps Bali is just to familiar to be considered a great diving area.

Dive Sites
There are five main areas for diving in Bali, working counter clockwise around the island from the airport in the south: Nusa Dua and Sanur; Nusa Penida; Candi Dasa (Padang Bai, Gili Mimpang, Gili Tepekong); Amed/Cemeluk and Tulamben; Pemutaran, Menjangan and Gilimanuk ( Secret Bay). Each area offers dive locations for novice, intermediate and advanced divers. At most sites, divers can plan a dive to match their degree of experience, and dives can be made around the year.

Depth of dives
The best diving lies between 5 and 40 meters.

Marine Life
The varied inhabitants of Bali's reefs. " different fields, different grasshoppers."

Visibility
Variable, 5-15 m, exceeds 30 m.

Water Temperature
Normally 26 - 27 C (78 - 80 F). During July and August, the temperature drops to 21 C (70 F)

High seasons
July-August and around Christmas and New Year.

Highlights
The Liberty Wreck 120 meters long Tulamben,
Wooden anker wreck, cave and craggy wall Menjangan,
Pelagics, and between the months of August - November Mola-Mola (Sunfish) at Nusa Penida,
Rare critters muck diving at Secret Bay/Gilimanuk
Canyon at Gili Tepekong/Cand Dasa

Other
Very tricky current, strong surge, uncomfortably cold in some dive sites.

Facts about Bali Dived Site In General
Dive types
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Marine Life
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Diving facilities
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Photo facilities
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by Doug Anderson
Ribbon Eel, Tulamben

by Rob De Vries
Lionfish looking into the camera, Sony P5

by Marco Waagmeester
Nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina) want to climb onto my macro lens. (Canon G9, D2000w, UCL165)

by Roland Lim
Purple Lined Nembrotha tucking into a hearty sponge meal!

by Michael Henke
Small talk between Risbecia apolegma and Hypselodoris apolegma.

by Michael Henke
Nothing spectacular, but this is why i dive.

by Michael Henke
The funny face looks like Dori of the film Nemo. It is a Xyrichtys pentadactylus taken with a Nikon D300, 105mm. So it's definitely not Dori, but the face looks like it.

by Michael Henke
Hippocampus bargibanti - Pygmy seahorse

by Michael Henke
Amphiprion ocellaris - False clown Anemonefish (Clownfish)

by Michael Henke
Sit, nudi, sit ... fine! :-)

by Michael Henke
BIG MAMA :-)

by Michael Henke
Medium Golden Damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureus) taken with Nikon D300, 105mm, 2xDS125.

by Michael Henke
Phyllognathia ceratophthalmus - Tiger Shrimp

by Michael Henke
Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) with Nikon D300, 105mm

by Michael Henke
Narrow-lined puffer (Arothron manilensis) hiding. Nikon D300, 105mm

by Michael Henke
Xenocarcinus conicus with PARASITIC barnacle Sacculina. Leslie Harris was so kind to ID the crab and gives the interesting info about the yellow mass on the crab. Look at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacculina to get scared. :-) brrrr....

by Michael Henke
Eye of a Crocodilefish (Cymbacephalus beauforti). I like the blue reflection in the eye. Nikon D300, 105mm

by Michael Henke
My home is my castle. Veined octopus (Octopus marginatus) in a shell. Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
say AHHHHH - Nikon D300, 105mm, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Hippocampus bargibanti - Pygmy seahorse, Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
hunting - A small cardinalfish (Apogon neotus) is hunting a shrimp. The fish is about 15mm long. Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Hypselodoris bullockii, Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Shrimp (Palaemonella pottsi) on a feather star. Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Bigeye Jacks (Caranx sexfasciatus) at the USAT Liberty (Bali). Nikon D300, 10,5 mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Small sea squirt on a blue sea star. Nikon D300, 105mm, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Midnight snapper (Macolor macularis). Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelitem 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Yellow-ribbon sweetlips with cleaner wrasse. Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Risbecia tryoni with pink egg sacs of an internal parasitic copepod (Crustacea) alongside the gills. Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Anemone shrimp (Periclimenes tosaensis). Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Manta birostris - Nikon D300, Nikkor 16mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Risbecia tryoni

by Michael Henke
Mantis Shrimps (Odontodactylus latirostris)

by Michael Henke
Bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) - Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm - I just love this lens :-)

by Michael Henke
pray

by Michael Henke
Starfish shrimp (Periclimenes soror) - Nikon D300, 105mm, Ikelite, 2xDS125 - maybe cropped :-)

by Michael Henke
Hypselodoris infucata

by Michael Henke
Snakefish (Trachinocephalus myops) waiting for food.

by Michael Henke
meeting point - Nikon D300, Nikkor 10,5 mm

by Michael Henke
Angel

by Michael Henke
Chromodoris annae - Nikon D300, 105mm, no crop, 1/30 sec to blur background and foreground

by Michael Henke
Phyllodesmium briareum

by Michael Henke
Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) - Look at the pearl at it's mouth.

by Michael Henke
say AHHHHH - Background removed!

by Michael Henke
Harlequin shrimp

by Michael Henke
Spong reef

by Michael Henke
Sleeping Octopus

by Michael Henke
Big fish or sponge?

by Michael Henke
Periclimenes tenuipes - Long Arm Shrimp

by Michael Henke
Yellowhead Moray Eel

by Michael Henke
Glossodoris atromarginata

by Michael Henke
shadow - Tiera batfish (Platax teira)

by Michael Henke
Moluccen Seahorse (Hippocampus moluccensis)

by Michael Henke
Bigeye Jacks (Caranx sexfasciatus) at the USAT Liberty (Bali). Nikon D300, 10,5 mm

by Michael Henke
Hexabranchus sanguineus - Nikon D300, FISHEYE 16mm, 2xDS125

by Michael Henke
Bull crab (Naxioides taurus)

by Michael Henke
Giant sweetlips (Plectorhinchus obscurus)

by Michael Henke
Halgerda batangas

by Michael Henke
Octopus electronica :-)

by Michael Henke
Easter Egg :-)

by Michael Henke
tiny and shy - Denise's pygmy seahorse

by Debi Henshaw
"The Kit Tree" We know how to lower the tone - 5 star Maya Ubud, Bali and we use the private pool to rinse our kit then the tree to dry it. Guess we won't be asked back anytime soon :o)

by Marchione Giacomo
Soft coral shrimp Komodo 2009 Nikon D200, 60 micro,twin strobo

by Marchione Giacomo
Rhinopia Nikon D200, 60mm, twin strobo Komodo 2009

by Alberto Romeo
A bluespotted coral grouper behind a red gorgonian

by Alberto Romeo
Portrait of a morayeel

by Graeme Cole
Manderin Fish shot at Mimpi Lagoon at Menjangen Bali with Canon 7D and 60mm macro lens.

by Raoul Caprez
Canthigaster valentini playing in a palm tree's palm. Interesting for the background.

by Raoul Caprez
Ceratosoma tenue

by Stephanie Ti
Komodo Island - Dive Site: The Aquarium

by Graeme Cole
Twins

by Robert Michaelson
Near Nesa Lembongan

by Stefan Follows
Lights, Camera, Action. Southern Ocean Sunfish - Mola ramsayi. Gilli Mimpang, Bali, Indonisia

by Stefan Follows
The Longing Southern Ocean Sunfish - Mola ramsayi Gilli Mimpang, Bali, Indonisia
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