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Snorkelling at Biorock Pemuteran Bay

Bali is indeed one of the most wonderful destinations on earth. With lush green paddy fields, blue ocean waters and friendly people, it is a great place to spend a holiday. One of the most popular activities here is snorkelling.

Biorock Pemuteran Bay is one of the most popular areas in the region to go snorkelling. It was a community driven reef restoration programme which commenced at the turn of the century in the year 2000 and over the past decade or so it has been a phenomenal success that has changed the lives of the people in the region as well as providing a one of a kind experience to those who come to this place. Pemuteran Bay is known to have some of the largest shallow reef areas in Bali. With less or almost nonexistent waves, the water is crystal clear and easy to see through making it an ideal setting to not only go snorkelling but diving as well.

Amongst the best snorkelling areas are Temple Garden, Temple Wall or Pura Tembok, Canyon Wreck, Kuburan Kapal and Chris’ Garden also known as Kebun Chris. Other sites where one can explore the world that lies beneath the waves include Pemuteran House Reef also known as Bio Rock, Close Encounters, Napoleon Reef, Deep Reef, Pulaki Reef and Gondol Reef amongst others. In these diverse sites one can be sure to spot snapper, batfish, frogfish, humphead parrotfish, lobster, shrimp, crab, pipefish, angelfish, crocodile fish, trevally, blue spotted rays, squid, sweet lips and fusiliers. There are also many nudibranches octopuses, reef scorpions, leaf scorpions and much more to be spotted in this diverse setting.

Occasionally it is also possible to spot a shark or two and also big rays. It has been reported that tiger sharks have been spotted in some areas during the rainy seasons. However, it is also safe and is and provides an unmatched variety of sea life for those who are interested to see the world under water.

For travellers looking for a Bali spa resort where to enjoy a time of personal pampering and rejuvenation, COMO Shambhala Estate Bali makes an ideal choice. This Bali luxury spa resort provides a range of wellness treatments that one can enjoy after a long day of snorkelling at Biorock Pemuteran Bay.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+