Bali Water activities

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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali, and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

2. Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Take a private surf lesson or bond with your friends and family as you conquer the waves together. Enjoy the convenience of being transferred via motorbike from your hotel in Canggu to the black sand beach of Batu Bolong. Once on the beach, listen to a brief 20-minute land lesson and safety tutorial. Afterwards, grab your surfboard and catch some waves. Choose between either a beginner or intermediate lesson. If it’s your first time, your teacher will lead you through the basics so you’ll quickly feel confident enough to take on your first wave.  Learn how to keep your surfboard under control, and how to do a pop-up on your surfboard, and how to ride the waves. Get tips for your paddling technique and surf stance. Discover how to time your take off and how to catch your first wave. Be amazed by how easy and enjoyable it is to surf. If you already have some experience, choose the intermediate option and you’ll receive personalized instruction on how to improve your technique. 

From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

3. From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

Explore the tropical Nusa Penida Island, nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok. This tropical island is known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and relaxed way of life. Discover Klengking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, and Crystal Bay on this speed boat trip from Bali. Depart from Bali and set out to explore the best of Nusa Penida Island. Pass by Klengking Beach, also known as T-Rex Beach due to its distinctive shape. Situated on the western tip of Nusa Penida Island, Broken Beach is unmissable with its distinct massive arch and horseshoe-shaped cove. This beautiful rock formation stretches across a swirling whirlpool of blue and green waters. Next, visit Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool. Make your way to Crystal Bay, known for its clear waters and colorful sea life. Crystal Bay is a prime spot for diving, so take a plunge and get friendly with the fish below.

North Bali: Sunrise Tour with Dolphins, Waterfalls & Temples

4. North Bali: Sunrise Tour with Dolphins, Waterfalls & Temples

Explore North Bali on this private half-day trip. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned car from Denpasar, Ubud, or Kuta. Take a sunrise boat tour to see frolicking dolphins, stroll through the lush jungle at the Gitgit Waterfall, and visit the Ulundanu Bratan Temple.  Be picked up from your accommodation early in the morning and head to Lovina Beach. Hop on a boat that to watch dolphins in their natural environment and marvel at a stunning Bali sunrise.  Continue on to the Gitgit Waterfall by car for a chance to explore the lush jungle area around this natural wonder. Head to the Ulundanu Bratan Temple and have some freetime to take in this unique temple in the middle of a lake.  Around noon, make your way to the shore. Return to your accommodation after an exciting day of dolphins, waterfalls, and temples.

Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

5. Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

The first day will begin with the registration and paperwork for the course at the diving center. This will be followed by instructional videos and knowledge reviews through quizzes and exams of the first three modules learned that day. Enjoy lunch and refreshments to strengthen up for the afternoon, which entails swimming pool skills training, the log back of all equipment used at the diving center and the sign-off paperwork. The second day will start with an equipment preparation and loading of vehicles to travel to Padang Bai, joining a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon to experience the first open water dive training. A little break on the boat will offer time to relax on the deck or take a swim in the lagoon. The second open water dive will follow after which a return to Padang Bai will enable you to have lunch at Topi Inn before returning to the diving center. Learn about the theory of the final two modules and review your knowledge with quizzes and a final exam. The third and last day will lead you to Tulamben, where the wreck of the USAT Liberty is located and the third and fourth open water training dives will take place. Between the dives, you will have lunch at Puri Madha. Upon packing up the equipment after the last dive, the certification and sign-off will follow back at the diving center.

Northern Charm: Lake Bratan, Handara Gate, Waterfall & Swing

6. Northern Charm: Lake Bratan, Handara Gate, Waterfall & Swing

Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. This private tour is designed for those who wish to visit all the most iconic and photogenic sites you see on postcards and Instagram in the northern part of the islands. On top of snapping pictures, you'll learn about the Balinese culture and history behind those sites and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Your first stop early in the morning will be the iconic Lake Beratan. Like Bali's postcards, you will see the majestic temple sitting on a small lake island.  This lakeside temple was constructed in honor of Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake, which was formed by a volcanic eruption 30,000 years ago. Your guide will explain this ancient temple's history, the Balinese people, and culture. You will then visit the iconic Handara Gate, well known as the pathway to serenity. Take a wonderful picture in front of Handara Gate with the breathtaking view of green scenery and the gigantic-exotic traditional Balinese gate as your backdrop. Prepare your walking shoes because you will visit the majestic and beautiful Banyumala Twin Waterfall next. The natural pool is inviting with its translucent turquoise waters. Swim in tranquility, listen to the thunderous roar of cascading waters, and take in the sights of the vibrant greenery.  Then visit the iconic Wanagiri Hidden Hills, punctuated by a series of whimsical vantage points over Lake Tambingan and Lake Buyan. You will fly over the hill and lakes and experience incredible views on a jungle swing. Do not miss the bird cage and a viewing post shaped like a boat.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek and White Water Rafting

7. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek and White Water Rafting

Take an early morning tour to Mount Batur and experience the majesty of an active volcano and its surrounding landscape at the first light of day. Enjoy breakfast at the top of the mountain before continuing your day of adventure on this paradise island complete with a delicious Indonesian lunch. Following a hotel pickup, journey to the start point of your hike by 3:30 AM, and get a safety briefing and overview of the trek from your guide on arrival. Start your hike at 4:00 AM with a steep climb of about 2 hours to reach the summit of the mountain, 5,633 feet (1,717 meters) above sea level. Refuel with breakfast as you watch the sunrise and take in views of Lake Batur and Mount Rinjani. Then, take an optional walk around the crater. Hike back down the mountain and rest your legs on the 1-hour drive to the Ayung River. Here you'll meet your rafting guide and receive a paddling lesson and safety briefing before heading out onto the water. Spend an exhilarating 3 hours white water rafting and marvel at the rice fields, rainforest, waterfalls, and rock carvings from a different perspective. Benefit from an optional stop at a coffee plantation on the drive back to your hotel to sample the local coffee and tea. Get dropped off at your hotel in the early evening.

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

8. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

9. Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

Raft the unspoiled Ayung River and ride the ATV through rice fields, bamboo forest, and lush tropical landscapes of Bali. Begin with pickup from your Bali hotel and transfer to the departure point by air-conditioned car. On arrival in Singakerta Village in Ubud, have some time to practice driving your ATV before starting. Discover jungle trails, rural villages, and plantations of Bali, following your guide off-road through the rain forest and rice paddies. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the Ayung River for the second activity of the day. Cruise along the thrilling rapids and see the waterfalls and scenic gorges of the Ayung River on a white water rafting excursion. End with a return transfer to your hotel.

Lovina: Sunrise Dolphin Watching Small Group Tour

10. Lovina: Sunrise Dolphin Watching Small Group Tour

Spend a morning with the ocean’s most joyful creatures on a memorable sunrise dolphin watching tour. Capture striking photos of the sun creeping up from the horizon and glimpse dolphins break the waves as they swim in their pods.  Start with a very early wakeup at 3 AM. This is because dolphins are most active in the early morning. The experienced guide knows the habits and patterns of the dolphins inside out, meaning you’ll have the best possible chance of viewing them in their natural habitat. After your traditional Balinese boat tour, stop for a spot of breakfast before continuing to one of Bali’s most iconic spots. Handara Gate is a fantastic alternative to the popular Gates of Heaven, which usually has a 2-hour queue for photos. These equally attractive gates are a hidden gem, thought by the Balinese to separate the spiritual and physical world.

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We had an amazing day full of adventures, Komand was our guide and was very knowledgable and considerate and looked after us throughout the day. Our most favourite part of the day was canyoning, it was very physical but so much fun. We enjoyed every moment of this trip.

It was fantastic. We saw 4 rays, lots of fish and enjoyed the mangroves. Food was great, and we were well looked after. It was choppy on the first stop but that’s not the teams fault. We felt well looked after.

Our guide was extremely efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. He took us through multiple stops and was able to change plans easily due to weather conditions.

Loved the tour from beginning to end snroekling was great the really looked out for you. Food was amazing and the whole experience

This was a great way to enjoy uluwatu's spectacular beach clubs. It was our first day in Bali so was a great introduction.