Bali – Island of the Gods
A destination on just about everyone’s bucket list, just one day travel from Guam.
With its picturesque rice terraces, impressive temples, delicious food, relaxing Balinese spas and of course a large amount of fantastic diving, Bali truly has something for everyone.
Located within the famous Coral Triangle and just 3-4 hrs flight from the major travel hubs of Manila, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, Bali is a great destination for divers located in Guam.
WHAT TO DO
- Volcanic lakes
- Balinese Spas
HOW TO GET THERE
Several routes are possible from Guam to Bali with departures available daily.
Please inquire to receive suggestions for your best route.
Diving – Divers will find a wide array of unique and fantastic diving available. Topping the checklist should be the Liberty Wreck, located just off the beach in Tulamben, on Bali’s eastern coast.
The Liberty was a U.S. Army cargo ship, torpedoed in 1942 and beached until 1963 when the eruption of Mount Agung caused it to slip into the ocean. It’s now become a phenomenal wreck dive – covered in healthy growth and reef life and accessible year round via an easy entry from the shore. The Liberty Wreck is 426 feet long and lies on a sandy bottom, with diving depths from 30 – 100 ft.
Another popular draw for divers to Bali are the regular sightings of ocean sunfish, or “Mola Mola”. These odd underwater creatures frequent the waters around Bali year-round but “Mola Mola season” is generally consider to be July through November. At times during this season Mola Mola sightings can increase to almost daily. In addition to being, quite possibly, the strangest looking fish in the ocean, Ocean sunfish are also massive, growing up to 14 feet tall, 10 feet long, and weighing up to 2,200 lbs.
Overall, the diving in Bali is top-notch. Healthy reefs full of life, regular manta stations, frequent turtle and shark sightings, wall diving – Bali has it all.
Temples – Bali has a few. In fact, there are so many it can be overwhelming trying to choose which to see. A few that you won’t want to miss: Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu Beratan, Besakih, Uluwatu, Goa Gajah, and the Monkey Forest Temple.
Waterfalls & Caves – There are many interesting caves and picturesque waterfalls scattered throughout Bali. Be sure to ask your tour operator or the hotel front desk about any that might be in your area.
Volcanic lakes & hiking – Gorgeous lakes are located in the craters of both Mt Bratan and Mt Batur. Each lake also an associate temple located near or in the lake. Hiking is available to Lake Batur and sunrise treks are available to the summits of Mt Batur and Mt Agung.
Markets – Local markets can be found everywhere and incredible art and handmade crafts are abundant.
Balinese spas – It’s very easy to spend a lot of time in Bali’s many spas. The massage and spa treatments are relaxing and costs are low enough to get those aches from walking, hiking, and diving worked out almost daily.
Monkeys – No trip to Bali would be complete without a good monkey experience. The Monkey Forest Temple in Ubud is by far the most common place to visit them. Bananas can be bought at the entrance. These will immediately be stolen by monkeys, but no worries more can be bought inside. Not just banana fans, the inhabitants of the Monkey Forest are also quite interested in any hats, phones, jewelry, or other items onto which they can secure a grip firmer than your own.
Visa regulations are based on the passport you hold. Please be aware of current visa requirements associated with your passport.
U.S. passport holders are issued a free entry stamp valid for 30 days. This cannot be extended.
Passports must be valid 6 months beyond your final travel date and have an empty page to receive a stamp.
Bali uses Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Be sure to check current exchange rates prior to travel.