Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Bali
Two-thirds of our planet is covered by water. And under the surface of that water is a world that most of us will never experience.
But if you love to go snorkeling – or even better yet, scuba diving – then you have a chance to see some of the marvels that live in the sea, far away from most prying eyes.
In Bali’s tropical waters, you can see all kinds of colorful sea creatures – nudibranches, sweetlips fish, clownfish, damselfish, triggerfish, and so many more.
Besides the colorful tropical fish, you can see turtles, reef sharks (not dangerous), squid, water snakes, eels. You probably want to stay from some of them, but they don’t want to come near you either.
In addition to the sea creatures, there are many kinds of colorful coral. Actually, corals are living beings as well. Many corals make a skeleton of calcium carbonate that looks like rock and eventually turns into coral reef.
Corals have a symbiotic relationship with cells called zooxanthellae which live in the coral’s soft tissue and use photosynthesis to create a product that the coral uses for food. Since the zooxanthellae use photosynthesis, corals need to live in waters that are relatively shallow so that plenty of light can penetrate the water.
Corals can even capture their own food. They use their stinging tentacles to catch microscopic organisms floating in the water and providing food to the coral.
Bali and other parts of Indonesia have some world class diving. You can even become PADI-certified at many dive centers on the island.
But don’t worry if you aren’t interested in actual diving. Snorkeling can be very rewarding as well, with great views of many of the same things.
Diving or snorkeling is a perfect vacation, far away from the stresses of modern living. And maybe the sea creatures enjoy getting a look at the strange beings who have breathing tubes coming out of their mouths.