Known to many as having some of the best spearfishing on the planet. Bali as a spearfishing destination has it all. Whether you're beginning your spearfishing journey or a seasoned pro, Bali will not dissapoint.
Clear waters with visibility usually 10 - 50m, sought after fish species such as the Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin, Spanish Mackerel and more with some of the most beautiful natural sea life on offer. It’s a haven for Spearos and avid underwater photographers from all four corners of the earth. If you’re after bluewater, wreck or reef diving Bali has it all. One of our listed spearfishing charter providers will be able to show you the best spots to land your dream fish. Currents in some areas can get strong but Amed, Padang Bay and Pulau Menjangan are perfect for beginner spearos with little to no current at all. If you’re cost conscious or a travelling vagabond Bali offers some great budget options for accommodation and living expenses and the spearfishing charters are amoung the most reasonably priced for the quality of spearfishing you will experience. There is a lot to offer in Bali and lots of spearo's will do freedivng courses and yoga classes when not out on the water. If you want to get the most out of your spearfishing holiday why not join one of our charter providers multi-day trips. You’ll see more of Bali’s exquisitely untouched waters and visit areas only the locals know about.
Most spearfishing charter providers have gear to hire or included in their package price and if not they are sure to know someone who does. The laws around bringing spearguns into Bali change regularly so be sure to chack with your charter provider or customs first. As of February 2017 it is perfectly fine to bring your guns with you.
South East Bali
Comprised of three main islands; Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan and known as some of the best spearfishing spots in Bali which offer incredible diving in its crystal clear waters. Our spearfishing charter providers will take you to the best spots around the islands for hunting such as Mushroom Bay, Crystal Bay, wrecks and other coral drop offs. The area is home to many fish sought after by spearo's such as world record size Dogtooth Tuna, Red Bass, Green Job Fish, Trevally, Barracuda and Snapper and within certain seasons other species such as Spanish Mackerel and Sailfish can be found here.
Word of warning! The waters surrounding Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan can get cold during the months of June - October. Dropping to temperatures between 16°C and 22°C so come prepared with a full 3mm wetty (5mm if you’re a bit soft)! The warmest waters in the area are from November to February. Be wary though, currents can become strong so it is highly recommended to be honest about your experience and abilities so your charter provider can take you to the most suitable spots.
East Bali offers some of the most beautiful reefs, deep coral walls and the famous Liberty Wreck and a day trip with one of our charter providers will take you out to spots such as Jemeluk Bay in Amed and Tulamben. The area is perfect for hunting Pelagic fish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Bellyhoo, Rainbow Runner and Amberjack. Currents are little to non-existent in this area of Bali appealing to beginner spearo's or those looking to take freediving courses in Apnea or Breath-hold. You will find freediving schools located in both Amed and Tulamben offering courses for beginners to competition training and freediving athletes.
North West Bali
Lovina is the coastal strip on the Northwest of Bali. Waters are calm with very good visibility, ideal if you’re a beginner. Spearfishing charter providers will know the best spots for hunting and the location is ideal for spearfishing off the reef and open bluewaters for pelagic fish. In certain months one can find species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Yellowfin Tuna.
Lombok and the surrounding Gili Islands offer some great dive spots perfect for Spearos, where it’s possible to find Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Parrotfish and Snapper. The main diving season in this area is between October and March. If you’re somewhat new or a bit out of practice there are spots around Gili Islands which are calm and clear with warm waters. For the more experienced spearos, charters can take you further south of the Islands towards Belongas Bay, Kuta, Tampah and Gerupuk Bay. Spearfishing can get tiring here as currents can become strong. That said, there’s some decent sized fish to hunt in these areas!