Diving & Snorkeling
Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place for both snorkelling and diving. At the on site Wener Lau SSI/ Barakuda CMAS/ PADI Dive Center all activities are organized. No matter whether you are experienced or not, if you would like to use your own diving gear or one provided by the Dive Center, the instructor will ensure that everyone is well prepared. Guests may have their first diving experience in our pool which has the ideal depth for training (3m).??
A section of our shore area in Pemuteran is part of the biggest project worldwide to breed corals. Uncounted numbers of corals can already be found. It is an excellent and highly interesting dive spot for diving during the day, night dives and also for dive courses. The reef project continues seamlessly to the natural reef which goes down to 20 m.? For a distance of about 150m, wire cages have been placed at a depth of three to seven meters in the water. The minor electric current (12-20 V, 5 Amp) which runs through these cages is harmless, even by direct contact, but it results in the corals here growing at a speed 4-5 times quicker than in other areas. It is interesting to see the fish and fish shoals which seek refuge among these corals.
Menjangan Island, part of Bali Barat National Park and only a 50 minutes boat trip away is certainly one of the top dive sites in the world, offering steep wall sites (excluding Eel Garden). These walls fall to depths between 30-40m. The spectacular coral as well as the variety of fish to be seen, leaves no wish unfulfilled.
Another attraction is Tulamben - in a depth of about 20 to 30 m the wreck of a Japanese freighter completely covered by corals is to be discovered. Last but not least, there is the area of Amed which offers the most beautiful steep face diving excursions for experienced divers.