I'm going out to Singapore with work for a week at the end of August and hoping to manage a trip to Indonesia at the end of it. I haven't booked flights yet but I am thinking approx. 10 days.
I'm not a mad beach person, but would quite like to get a day or two's diving in while I am out - maybe in two different locations? I've heard there is some wreck diving, which I think would be really cool to try. Other than that. I am pretty flexible about what I do and where I go, and feeling a little overwhelmed as a result!
I'd really appreciate if anyone had recommendations for where I could think about going? Is trying to visit two separate dive sites (and do other things as well) in 10 days unreasonable?
Thanks so much for your help!
#1 wanderingirish has been a member since 11/4/2012. Posts: 4
With just ten days why not just head to Bali? Easy to get to with a variety of things to see and do, including wreck diving. For a change of scenery and other dive sites you could hop over to Nusa Lembongan without wasting too much time on transport. TF has quite a lot of information about both these places if you do a search.
All this from someone who doesn't dive: :-)
The primary wreck dive on Bali is at Tulamben on the north coast. There is a second, far smaller wreck at one of the bays at Amed -- you can snorkle that one. The best diving though is arguably at Menjangan Island near Pemuteran in far west Bali where there is a massive coral garden and an impressive dropoff - no wreck tho.
With ten days you could easily visit two of these spots -- I'd recommend Tulamben and Menjangan and in between see some of the rest of Bali -- perhaps Belugul and Munduk (on the way to Menjangan) or Tirtta Gangga and Sidemen (on the way to Amed/Tulamben).
As SBE suggests you could also skip over to Lembongan, but you'll lose a bit of time in travel time and the diving is (supposedly) better on Bali anyways.
Hope that helps.
#3 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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Thank you both very much for the suggestions.
I think I was finding the vast number of options a little overwhelming but your itineraries have been excellent in helping to identify a reasonable amount to target :)
I'll let you know how I get on and thanks again for the help!
#4 wanderingirish has been a member since 11/4/2012. Posts: 4