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Experience Snorkeling Bali

Explore the best snorkeling Bali. Swim with the Manta Rays, Turtles, and see amazing coral reefs with diverse tropical marine life.

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Snorkeling in Bali

Duration: 6 hours

Hotel transfer offered

Access: speed boat, Jukung or car

Highlight: Diverse Marine Life, Turtles, Coral Reef,

Suitable for children


Snorkeling Bali is simply spectacular. We visit all of the best place for snorkeling in Bali on a daily basis with open availability even for last minute bookings. Snorkelers can endulge in seeing excellent hard and soft corals with diverse tropical marine life in Padang Bai, Tulamben and Amed. But swimming with the majestic Manta Rays in Nusa Penida is by far the highlight of snorkeling Bali.

When is the best time to go snorkeling Bali?

The snorkeling Bali is good all year around and it’s one of the most popular excursions for single travelers, couples, families or groups. All of the Bali dive sites are perfectly suitable for snorkeling as well. This makes for a good option in case your group is mixed with divers and snorkelers.

Ideally the best conditions are during March to October up until December, before the rainy season of January and February. But even in January and February, conditions are still very good for snorkeling.

How is the schedule of the snorkeling tours in Bali?

The day begins at approximately 7AM with the hotel transfer. At the dive center we will meet the team, check the snorkeling gear and after the trip briefing we will head out to the chosen snorkeling spot in Bali.

Where is the best snorkeling Bali?

Choosing the best place for snorkeling in Bali is important as the island provides great diversity. Bali’s most popular snorkeling spots are Tulamben, Padang Bai, and Amed but by far the highlight is Nusa Penida as that’s where we can see the majestic Manta Rays and the best coral reefs.

For easy days of snorkeling Bali we warmly recommend to choose Padang Bai. A nearby location, just 1 hour away from our dive center in Sanur but packed with marine life and beautiful healthy coral reefs. In Padang Bai we can find Blue Lagoon, one of the best beach for snorkeling in Bali.


snorkeling nusa penida manta

Nusa Penida

Most famous because of the Manta Rays and coral reefs with amazing diverse marine life. It is by far the best location for snorkeling in Bali.


2 spots 3 spots
USD 115 /pers USD 150 /pers
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Padang Bai

Beautiful coral reef, turtles and diverse marine life. Padang Bai is located 1 hour away from Sanur and it’s home to the famous Blue Lagoon. 


2 spots 3 spots
USD 75 /pers USD 110 /pers
snorkeling tulamben shipwreck


Home to the famous USAT Liberty shipwreck, Tulamben is located on the east coast of Bali, approximately 2.5 hours away from Sanur.


2 spots 3 spots
USD 75 /pers USD 110 /pers

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Important Information

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snorkeling guide (4 on 1 ratio)
  • Boat rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas)
  • Full set snorkeling equipment
  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • Conservation Fee: 100,000 IDR / person (Nusa Penida only)
  • Additional equipment such as but not limited to: GoPro rental, additional activities
  • Private Snorkeling Guide


6 hours.

Estimated hotel transfer at 7AM. Estimated return 3-4PM

Departure details

Traveler pickup is offered.

Free hotel transfers in selected areas: Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Nusa Dua.

Meeting point: Neptune Scuba Diving, Jl. Suka Merta, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228

Frequently Asked Questions

Is hotel transfer included in the price?

Yes, we offer free hotel transfer in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua areas. For Canggu, Ubud, Jimbaran and Uluwatu we can pre-order Grab Taxi as the most affordable transportation option.

What time do we start and what time do we finish?

The day typically starts in the morning with the hotel transfer at approximately 7AM. Depending on the trip, return time is generally scheduled for approximately 3-4PM back at the dive center.

I am not a good swimmer, can I still snorkel?

Yes you can. For all our snorkeling trips we provide 3mm long wetsuits which provide additional buoyancy as well as life vests if requested. For added safety and comfort all our trips are guided by professional PADI Divemasters or Instructors who also carry special floating devices in the water.

Can children join the snorkeling trip?

Yes, children as young as 5 years old can safely join snorkeling trips if the weather allows it. When snorkeling trips are joined by children younger than 14 years old, we provide private snorkeling guides.

How large are the groups?

In the car there may be anywhere between 6 and 12 people including dive / snorkeling guides. In the water we separate in maximum 4 snorkelers for 1 snorkeling guide groups.

Snorkeling in Bali Packages

3 Days Diving Package In Bali

Nusa Penida Snorkeling & Kelingking Beach

Combine your snorkeling trip with the Nusa Penida land tour to visit the famous Kelingking Beach. A full day trip only available for 2 snorkeling spots and private boat charter.

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Mola Mola In Bali

Tulamben Snorkeling & Gates of Heaven Tour

Book our two days snorkeling package to explore the Komodo National Park and our stunning house reef at Seraya island. A complete Komodo snorkeling experience.

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Where is the best snorkeling in Bali?

Bali packs some of the best snorkeling in the world and it's no secret snorkeling in Bali is one of the most popular water activities:

1. Nusa Penida: is by far the highlight for snorkeling around Bali because this is where snorkelers can swim with the majestic Manta Rays and on top of the best coral reefs in the area.

2. Padang Bai: an ideal location for snorkeling suitable for children as well. Easily accessible with just a 5 minutes boat ride. Amazing coral reefs and diverse tropical marine life can be enjoyed here.

3. Tulamben: fans of shipwrecks can swim on top or freedive to the famous USS Liberty shipwreck. Coral Garden is the second famous snorkeling site here packed with statues and other artificial elements sunk by the locals.

4. Amed: Perhaps the best location for family snorkeling in Bali. Black volcanic sand, stunning coral reefs and diverse tropical marine life: turtles, octopus, moray eels, sea snakes and much more can be seen here.

Does Bali have good snorkeling?

Bali is not only famous for its culture, but also for snorkeling. It features some of the most diverse and rich underwater life which can be enjoyed by snorkelers all year round in Nusa Penida, Padang Bai, Tulamben or Amed.

Can you swim in Blue Lagoon Bali?

Yes you can. Blue Lagoon is the most famous snorkeling spot in Padang Bai. It's the starting point for all the snorkeling trips here and a must do. Swim with turtles, and alongside a variety of tropical marine life.

Is Nusa Penida safe for snorkeling?

Yes, Nusa Penida is safe for snorkeling even for children. Based on the weather, Manta Point, Crystal Bay, SD Point, and PED are some of the most popular snorkeling spots in Nusa Penida. Choose a snorkeling operator that provides snorkeling guides.