Diving Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua isn’t among Bali’s top dive sites, but can be a convenient site to learn to dive or for brushing up your diving skills before heading to some of Bali’s better dive sites.

Overview: Nusa Dua

For beginners and brush up dives
Rating
Quality 2/5
Visibility (m)
5 - 15 m
Level
Beginners
Currents
Gentle
Depth (m)
2 - 16 m
Temperature (°C)
26 - 28
Highlights
Sea snakes, frogfish and batfish
Number of dive sites
2
Best time to dive
All year

About Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is an upscale resort town located on the east coast of the Bukit Peninsula in the southern part of Bali.

The main attractions in the Nusa Dua area are the white sanded Geger beach (which is among Bali’s best beaches),the 5 star luxury resorts and the world-class breaks off the coast, that attract surfers from all over the world. Read more about Nusa Dua.

Diving Nusa Dua

The currents are gentle and the reef at Nusa Dua is shallow and easily accessible — just a few minutes by boat — making it good site for first-time divers.

The visibility is below average because of the nearby harbor and you’ll only find a few corals, but the diversity in species is pretty good. Surgeonfish, blue lined snappers, yellowtail fusiliers, soldierfish and damsels are easily spotted. If you look carefully you might be lucky and spot a sea snake, frogfish or a batfish.

If you want to dive at some of Bali’s top sites, several dive operators organize dive trips from Nusa Dua to sites further up the east coast to the north coast and to the nearby islands Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.

Popular dive sites around Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Reef stretches from Benoa harbor down to Nusa Dua. There are several places where you can dive in, but none of them are outstanding. The closer you get to the harbor in the North the worse the visibility tends to get. The area is popular for watersports, so be careful when you surface.