The perfect tropical climate, year-round surf and consistent barrel-shaped waves make Bali one of the best surfing sites in the world. Although the surf in Bali is perfect for advanced surfers, there are also plenty of options for others. Kuta Beach is an excellent spot for beginners, although be aware of the undertow there, and stay within the red and yellow flags. Experienced surfers will want to visit Nusa Dua, which offers consistent right-hand breaking waves between September and March, although for the best waves, you'll need to hire a boat as they break far offshore. If you would rather watch the pros at work, then take a visit to Nusa Lembongan, which has three of the best, and most deadly, surf in the world. If you have never surfed before and would like to learn, Bali Surf Camp and Surf School offers lessons.
Bali Surf Camp and Surf School
Jl Labuan Sait
011 (+62) 81 999 283549
Bali is one of the premier places to dive in the world. The island has clear waters, with spectacular reef and wreck dives, all very accessible to divers. There are giant coral walls to explore and numerous types of fish to see. Bali's most famous spot for diving, accessible by just a short 30-minute boat ride, is Menjangen Island, which has visibility of up to 164 feet and features numerous sponge, coral and fish as well as incredible wall diving. Menjangen Island is an excellent dive location for divers of all levels. Pro Dive Bali is one popular scuba dive operator in Bali which offers trips to Menjangen Island and other locations.
Pro Dive Bali
Jalan Rama No. 6 Pesanggaran
011 (+62) 361 766 753
Climb a Volcano
Another popular activity to do in Bali is to climb a volcano. This is considered a spiritual experience, and should only be done with a guide. Many of Bali's temples are located up in the mountains. You'll need to listen closely to your guide so that you don't offend the gods. One company that offers a volcano hike tour is Tours-Bali which has tours up to Batur Volcano. The hike begins early with a 2 a.m. pick-up so that by the time that you get to the top of the peak, at 6 a.m., you are treated to spectacular views as the sun rises and lights up the surrounding area.
Jalan Tukad Yeh Sungi 40x Renon
011 (+62) 361 246 932