8 Best Dive Centers in Bali

Where to Learn Scuba Diving in Bali

These best dive shops in Bali can help you get into exploring the island’s wonderful underwater world. Staffed by professional dive instructors, guides and divemasters, these specialised centres can help plan and arrange for your trips to the island’s popular dive sites or serve as go-to places for beginners to pick up the fundamental basics and certifications needed to dive in open water – be it PADI, BSAC, SSI or RAID.

These best dive shops in Bali are also where you can pick up all your essential scuba diving gear, from wetsuits in all sizes, BCDs, weight belts and other essentials. Some run dive resorts right on the shores of popular sites, while others arrange exciting dive trips regularly.

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    BIDP Bali

    Bali International Diving Professionals (BIDP) in Sanur is often the go-to dive centre in Bali where you can join a course and obtain your SSI (Scuba Schools International) certification. It’s also a professional dive instructor training centre, with decades of experience guiding divers from the world over through Bali's rich tropical waters.

    They can arrange for dive trips to the premier diving spot of Menjangan Island, to the advanced diving waters around the island of Nusa Penida. The team behind BIDP are also specialists at underwater video and photography – they’re pioneers in professional underwater shooting on the island who can also arrange for underwater pre-wedding shoots.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 9pm
    • Location: Puri Damar, Jalan Sekar Sari, No 77AX, Kertalangu, Kesiman, 80228 Bali, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)811 397 229
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    Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben

    Tauch Terminal Bali is one of the pioneering dive resorts in the popular dive site of Tulamben in East Bali. It has been introducing divers from around the world to Bali’s underwater scene for decades. It’s also achieved ‘SSI Diamond Instructor Resort’ status and offers diving courses – from beginner courses for divers aged 10 years to professional and advanced rescue training.

    Besides onsite diving at its home in Tulamben, with the USAT Liberty shipwreck just 750 metres off the beach, they can also arrange for tours to other popular Bali dive sites such as neighbouring Amed, Menjangan Island in the north and Nusa Penida. The full-fledged dive resort itself welcomes you to clean rooms, diver’s hangouts, spa and international restaurant.

    • Location: Jalan Kubu, Tulamben, Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)363 22911
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    Atlantis International Bali

    Atlantis International Bali arrived on the Bali scuba diving scene in 1996, as a PADI-certified 5-star Instructor Development Centre (IDC). French-owned, it is also among the only dive clubs registered under FFESSM (French Federation of Underwater Studies and Sports).

    Beginners can opt for first-time courses, while advanced divers can sign up for PADI’s Open Water Scuba Instructor courses. ‘Introduction dives’ often comprise a session in a training pool and 2 ocean dives, which can be an excellent way to try out diving in a real-world situation – exciting optional dive sites usually include the popular shipwreck off the coast of Tulamben in East Bali.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30am to 6.30pm
    • Location: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No.96E, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 284131
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    Bali Scuba

    This 5-star PADI dive centre and BSAC resort offers a fun environment to get into diving, with its headquarters featuring an onsite learning pool in Sanur. With your courses completed and certification achieved, you can arrange with them for exciting trips that can be customised to suit your skill level. Trips include to the popular sites of Tulamben, Padangbai and Nusa Penida aboard their fun and bright orange dive boats.

    Their underwater photography team also offers trips if you’re an advanced diver who wishes to capture Bali’s alluring underwater beauty on your trip, taking care of your transfers, accommodation and gear. Shipwreck dive packages at Tulamben and dive gear rentals are available.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 6pm
    • Location: Jalan Danau Poso No.46, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)857 3929 2642
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    Bali Diving

    Bali Diving is a dive shop based in Sanur that’s a good choice if you’re looking to do your PADI divemaster internship in Bali. You can combine your diving adventure with some extra qualifications added on, such as wreck diving, underwater navigation, rescue diving and other options.

    Total beginners can go for the ‘discover scuba’ or a resort course, supervised by a qualified instructor. Bali Diving offers both PADI and SSI certifications. They can also take you on fun dive trips which are scheduled daily and cover most of the popular dive sites in Bali. These include Tulamben and Menjangan Island, advanced diving sites around Nusa Penida Island, as well as the Sanur reef nearby.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 6pm
    • Location: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No.46E, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80237, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 270791
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    Ena Dive Center

    Ena Dive Center, a 5-star gold palm PADI resort based in Sanur, has a professional team of dive instructors who regularly provide tours and courses in English, Japanese and Indonesian. The dive shop has been around for well over 3 decades, making them one of the veterans in Bali’s diving scene.

    The team at Ena are able to organize introductory dive lessons, as well as day trips to all of Bali's famous dive spots. Among their ‘adventure dive’ packages for 2 persons include a 5-night stay and exploration of Nusa Penida and Tulamben, combined with overland tours to Besakih Temple and jungle trekking. Near their home base, the offer open water introductory lessons around the reef off Sanur Beach.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 11pm
    • Location: Jalan Tirta Ening No.1, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80227, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 288829
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    AquaMarine Diving

    AquaMarine Bali offers safaris combining exciting days out to Bali’s most popular diving spots, together with accommodation, dive trips and PADI-certified courses. They have a unique single-day ‘introductory adventure diving programme’ for those who have limited time but wish to experience scuba diving or give diving a try while on their holiday – before even committing to more serious diver training.

    The option enables you to discover what scuba diving is all about. Certified divers can opt from their range of special packages, including 2-night experiences that include 7 dives at popular sites such as Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed Beach.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 7pm
    • Location: Jalan Petitenget No.2A, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 473 8020
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    Bali Bubbles Dive Center

    Bali Bubbles Dive Center is a dive shop in Candidasa that offers SSI instructor training, as well as a full range of diving courses from both SSI and PADI. Certified divers can go for their available guided dives in small groups to Bali’s popular dive sites, and choose from an array of dive packages and dive sites based on their certification and experience levels.

    Daily dive trip packages are available that usually involves a dive leader guiding a maximum of 4 divers per trip, together with lunch, hotel transfers and diving equipment included. Newbies can opt for Bali Bubbles’ ‘try scuba’ programme from SSI.

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 7pm
    • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Nyuh Tebel, Manggis, Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia
    • Tel: +62 (0)363 42196
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