Bali is located in the famous "coral triangle," the center of the world's tropical marine diversity, and the island is blessed with a stunning variety of dive sites—shipwrecks, quiet black sand bays, crystalline hard coral reefs over bright white sand, lava ridges draped in gorgonians and soft coral, and current–swept pinnacles, swirling with fish. Combine these underwater riches with Bali's famous green rice fields and the artistry and hospitality of the Balinese, and you have the makings of the world's finest dive vacation.
Diving Bali includes maps and images, and the text has been revised throughout to incorporate new oceanographic data and changing conditions on the island's reefs. Features have been added on some of the more interesting inhabitants of Bali's reefs, like the mola mola and mimic octopus, and more interesting trends, like artificial reefs. The discussion and listings of dive operators and facilities is all new. The result is an entertaining and essential resource that provides a wide–ranging exploration—oceanographic, geological, biological, historical, and even cultural—of Bali's dive sites and diving community.