It is impossible to miss Jimbaran while spending time in Bali. Once a backwater of Bali, this area now has become one of the hottest tourist spots in Bali with the presence of various accommodation, from 5 star resort to budget hotels. Furthermore, this area is also dubbed as “Beverly Hills of Bali” because of high-end villas on the high ground of Jimbaran Bay. However, nightlife is limited there as most venues close after 11 pm. Maybe only a few people who know that Norwegian University, Gateway College is also located in Jimbaran. The university has around 500 students studying a wide range of subjects, from sports to journalism.
It is easy to get there from the airport as Jimbaran is south of Ngurah Rai International Airport and it takes about 10-15 minutes by taxi. The cost is around Rp. 60.000,-, but depends on which part of Jimbaran you are heading. From Legian and Seminyak, it takes 20 minutes drive and 30 minutes from Sanur via Ngurah Rai bypass.
For the lovers of water activities, Jimbaran is one of the best options for you. From swimming to surfing to diving and snorkeling, you will simply enjoy these kinds of activities. Are you ready to enjoy the most fascinating underwater experience in Bali? Here are some recommended diving centers in Jimbaran to choose from:
Pigmy Bali Diving
This diving center in Jimbaran offers an exciting diving experience in some top dive spots in Bali. There are various attractive dive day trips package and tailor made package based on your request. You can choose dive safaris around Bali starting from 2 days and 1 night to 6 days and 5 nights to all Bali’s amazing dive sites such as Shark Point and Candidasa Bay. Alternatively, you can enjoy treatment in their luxury-spa dive package. The prices start from US$ 295 to US$ 775.
Like all diving centers, Pigmy Bali Diving also offers accredited PADI diving course, ranging from PADI Open Water Diver, to PADI specialist courses. All instructors are friendly and highly trained, so you do not need to worry about the safety. The courses’ prices start from US$ 145 (Introductory Diving) to US$ 545 (Diver Rescue Course) for five sessions.
Scuba Libre Bali
The only diving center in Jimbaran that offers special program for macro, mud and muck diving in Bali. Macromania is a program for underwater filmmakers and photographers which takes 4 days 3 nights dive in Bali’s top dive sites. They take maximal and minimal two divers for one guide. The price for safari is US$ 410 per person (own equipment), including rental equipment US$ 450. 9 dives, 3 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned room with hot water shower, all transfers at sea and on land, lunch are included in the price.
While you are there, do not forget to taste Jimbaran’s most exotic grilled seafood and watch the striking sunset on the beautiful beach. Hope you enjoy your unforgettable underwater experience in Bali.