About the Location

Pemuteran is located in a non-touristic small village on Bali’s north coast, next to Taman National Bali Barat. The scenery around this peaceful place is breathtaking. If you are looking for amazing dives, adventures in nature and being able to relax at one of the nicest beaches in Bali, Pemuteran is definitely a must.

To get to this area, you take the mountain road past Bedugul, which offers stunning views of the three lakes and one of Bali’s most famous temples. The Pemuteran area is not only famous for the nearby Menjangan Island, but also for its non-crowded home reefs in Pemuteran Bay. These include dive sites such as the underwater temple garden and the BioRock project directly in front of Bali Diving Academy’s Dive Center. Napoleon reef and Coral Garden offer an opportunity to see bigger animals like whale sharks, eagle rays and reef sharks, as well as a variety of macro critters. We have 9 different dive sites, all a 5-7 minute boat ride from shore and most are suitable for all experience levels.

The Biorock is a reef restoration project that was started in 2000, which Bali Diving Academy has been actively supporting ever since. The reef is located right in front of Bali Diving Academy and perfect for both experienced and student divers. Non-diving family and friends will also enjoy the snorkeling here and be fascinated by the artificial structures mixed with natural reef!

Pemuteran bay has got some beautiful dive sites and they are well worth exploring!

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Some of the Dive Spots in This Location

Napoleon Reef

Level: Beginner

Depth: 5 to 30 m

From our dive center in Pemuteran it takes only 7 minutes by boat, Napoleon Reef is a gently sloping reef with a flat top.  A very nice variety of both hard and soft corals can be found all over the reef.  Bigger animals like whale sharks, eagle rays and humphead parrotfish are sometimes found here and there is a resident whitetip reef shark normally napping on the shallow part of the reef. Here you might have the chance to see, nudibranchs, red fire gobies, moray eels, ribbon eels, mantis shrimps, octopus, leaf scorpionfish.

Biorock Reef / Reborn Reef

Level: Beginner

Depth: 22 m

Situated right in front of our Dive Center, the Biorock Reef is a mixture of natural and artificial reef. Metal structures with a small electric charge host many different coral species and cause prolific coral growth. With a gently sloping sandy bottom and no current, this is an excellent site for night dives and dive training. Even experienced divers enjoy the dives thanks to all the different critters that inhabit the site. Expect to see a resident school of blackspot snappers, nudibranchs, many anemone fish species, porcelain crabs, pufferfish, twinspot snappers, lion fish, pipe fish, cornetfish, frogfish, ghostpipefish and the occasional turtle.

Temple Wall Pemuteran

Level: Advanced

Depth: 5 to 30 m

Takes 5 minutes by boat. You will find underwater temple stones at 30 meters at the bottom of the mooring line. Close to the temple is a spectacular wall which you can follow up to see carved stone heads on a plateau at 14 meters. From there continue along the edge of the wall and end the dive on the shallow plateau. Marine life: Nudibranchs, cowry shells, mantis shrimps, angel fish, occasionally humphead parrotfish and ghostpipefish.

Close encounters

Level: Beginner - all levels

Depth: 4 - 40 m

Takes 7 minutes by boat. We normally descend on the east side and drift with the current.  You will find a sloping reef covered in hard and soft corals and huge barrel sponges.  The end of the dive is spent on the shallow reef top where hard corals form a nice garden.  When there is a bit of current, thousands of fish can be seen over the reef.

Marine life include: Occasionally big animals such as turtles, reef sharks and whale sharks show up. Common to see leaf scorpionfish, mantis shrimps, nudibranchs, barrel sponge crabs, scorpionfish, redtooth triggerfish.


Level: all levels

Depth: 2-30 m

Next to the mooring line is a huge porite coral bommie which scientist estimate to be around 2000 years old.  Surrounding the bommie is a sandy plateau covered in pink soft corals and huge barrel sponges. On the outer edges of the plateau a small wall slopes down to 30 plus meters. When there is a bit of current this site becomes fish soup with trevallies hunting baitfish and many other species feeding in the current. On one side of the coral bommie is an artificial metal structure in the shape of a shipwreck, which is covered in soft corals. Marine life: Trevallies, cornetfish, batfish, lionfish, scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sweetlips, thousands of damselfish and the occasional turtle.