Ever wanted to get up close with cute sea creatures? Then consider adding these water activities in Bali to your list!
Oh Bali, the paradise that not just us Asians, but also many Westerners, love. There are activities aplenty here, but if you’re looking for something more water-related, then read on to get some inspiration for your next trip here.
Where to book these activities?
The first time I went to Bali, I met an amazing tour guide, Made Dana. And when I came back this year to Bali, I made sure to connect with him again. He communicates very well, can drive you around, and he definitely knows the ins and outs of Bali. He offers guidance to various Bali activities at reasonable prices.
A trip to North Bali: Lovina
As a water sign myself, I wanted to experience the sea for this particular trip. So that’s why I chose to do the dolphin watching and snorkelling adventure. Note that this package is ideally for at least two people, otherwise you will have to pay a little more just like what happened in my case.
This tour is all the way to the northern part of Bali. It was a 2.5-hour long drive from Canggu, where I was staying. Call time was very early – I got picked up at 03:30 AM so that we would reach Lovina Beach around 06:00 AM, just in time for the sunrise.
Get a glimpse of the majestic dolphins
As we enjoyed the sunrise in Lovina, we set out to the sea to go look for the dolphins in their natural habitat. All through out the year, dolphins can be spotted albeit elusive sometimes. But from May to September, there’s a higher chance of encountering these marvellous marine creatures.
Appreciate the underwater beauty while snorkelling
Whether you are well-versed at swimming or not, this snorkelling activity can be enjoyed by anyone. Take a peek at the beautiful action undersea of Lovina where you can find corals, aquatic plants and of course, fishes. The snorkelling mask (and life vest if you don’t know how to swim) will be provided by the boatman.
Some tips before you set out to the sea
1. Take your medicine prior if you get seasick pretty easily.
2. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays.
3. Wear protective long-sleeved swimsuit.
4. If you don’t know how to swim, wear your life vest at all times.
A side trip to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
From Lovina, we drove back in reverse but we made a stop in the middle to have lunch first. And just a short distance from our lunch place was Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. It sits on the Lake Beratan, the second largest lake in Bali. This iconic eleven-tiered temple is one of Bali’s UNESCO world heritage sites.
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Inspired yet? Book that flight to Bali now!