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Hi, I am an advanced diver with over 80 logged dives. I am looking at going to Bali the third week in February and wonder if anyone can advise as to places where the diving is good and there is decent accommodation at reasonable prices please
It's a few years since my wife and I dived there but we stayed here
It is just up the road from the USAT Liberty wreck which is a shore dive and very picturesque. There's also some very nice other diving around there and we saw a big shoal of massive bumphead parrot fish, black tipped sharks, pigmy seahorses, Napoleon wrasse, giant cuttlefish etc.
It is still owned and run by the same guy as when we dived there. He also arranged a car and driver for us to tour the island on the day before we left.
Isn't February in the rainy season?
I just checked and yes it is:
Might be better to wait until the end of March if you can.
As Alan says, Tulamben is good. So is Permuteran in the north-west (reefs and muck diving) and there's the chance of Mantas off the south-east by Nusa Lembongan.
We were in Bali the last week of January and the first two days of February. It was a bit misty and damp up in the highlands but not too bad on the coast.
Have a look at 'Reef Seen' in Permuteran, Bali. They are on the beach and are seriously into conservation.
We dived from next door some time ago and regretted we didn't take advantage of their services.