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Bali Sports
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Bali's all year-long, sunshine gives you a chance to enjoy several offshore attractions.

Snorkeling and diving are major attractions in Bali. Divers can enjoy various marine creatures, such as colorful tropical fish and coral reefs. The best times for diving is in the dry season from April to October, when warmer temperatures invite more fish and they can be clearly viewed.

Bali has lots of sites for beginners and professional divers, with some adjacent to the shore with plenty of colorful hard and soft corals. A wide variety of marine life, such as turtles, dolphins, rays, sea snakes and moray eels will greet you.

The locations for snorkeling and diving are spread out along Bali's sea. The more popular sites are situated on the southern part, Sanur and Nusa Island (Lembongan and Nusa Penida). Islands to the west are Labuan Lalang, and Menjangan Island, an uninhabited island offering some of the best diving. To the north of the island is Lovina that will fulfil your diving needs. On the east coast are Tulamben, Amed, Candidasa and Padang Bay.

Surfing can be enjoyed everyday. Bali's surfing was presented by Australian surfers at the end of 60's. Since then, Bali has become a paradise for surfers. Perfect waves to ride on are always available somewhere. Kuta and Ulawatu are known for their magnificent surfing waves.

Out-standing reef breaks can be found in Kuta and Sanur. Sanur reef is a pleasure, where you will find a tube-forming wave that will carry you back to the seashore and it is unnecessary to paddle like a madman.

Bali offers various "adrenalin pump" parks. Several amusements are available with something new opening all time.

Ocean rafting is a more adventurous sort of amusement that become an alternative sport for tourists. White water rafting is still a popular activity with trips on the Telaga Waja, Ayung, and Unda rivers. You can enjoy beautiful scenery along the route.

Paragliding is a good choice and an exciting way to see Bali from the air. If wind conditions are right, you can view the island from a very different perspective. For beginners, a professional instructor will accompany you to ride in tandem.

Bungy jumping and slingshot are also popular. Slingshot will shoot you skyward so you can feel like a bullet. Bungy jumping gives you a chance to take the plunge.

For family outings try the Waterbom Park. It has 5 different water slides and a lazy river. You can relax by the pool with underwater music and enjoy the swim-up bar.

Fantasy Bali Splat Mas-Jungle Skirmish is a war- like game, where the point is to capture your opposing team's flag and eliminate the enemy with paintballs.