Coral reefs lay at the ocean’s floor not too far from the surface. They are home to an abundance of beautiful marine life and exotic underwater plants. Bali, in particular, holds some of the most beautiful reefs in the world because the tropical climate and waters allow for exotic fish and other sea life to roam freely. Coral reefs provide habitat and safe haven for any living thing a part of the underwater ecosystem.
Coral Gardens are located in Tulamben about 300 meters from a shipwreck. These coral gardens have quiet, clear waters which make it a hotspot for scuba divers and snorkelers to admire the beauty of the reef. There is also no current in this area which makes it a good place for beginning divers to try a first dive. Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan are beautiful islands off the coast of Bali that also house incredible coral reefs. The islands’ beautiful geography and peaceful marine life attract many tourists. The reefs house many different types of fish including Mola Mola and Manta Rays.
In addition to housing an incredible underwater ecosystem, Bali’s coral reefs also make for excellent waves which draw the attention of many surfers around the world. Reefs usually help the waves break a certain way that allows the surfer to ride on the face of the wave rather than white water. Although many reef breaks in Bali might have perfectly shaped waves for surfers, the razor-sharp coral reefs below the surface can make surfing in some of these areas dangerous, especially for a beginner.
If you are looking to surf in Bali as a beginner, a break with a sand bottom might be most suitable for you. Kuta Beach is a beautiful beach break with a sand bottom, and it is the best spot in Bali for beginners just learning how to surf. Across the street from Kuta Beach is Odyssey Surf school. Surf lessons are offered here to anyone who walks into the office or books a lesson online. The surf lessons are held right at Kuta Beach.
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