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Diving Bali - Indonesia - South East Asia

Bali has long been known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. The Island has long been a regular stopping-off point for the backpacking community. Now, more and more, holidaymakers are arriving for the fantastic diving that Bali has in abundance. Tulamben Bay is the most popular but it is not hard to see why. Explore a little and chat to the friendly locals about where to dive. You really are spoiled with so many locations for choice.

Accommodation choices are plentiful with many different options available. There are a number of bungalow and beach hut operations around the Island. All offer idyllic settings in a rustic environment for those on a budget. Alternatively, many 5-Star resorts and hotels cater for those looking for luxury. Several top-class restaurants have opened around Bali and the traditional markets offer excellent value.

The islands population is about 3.1 million 3,151,000 (census 2005). Bali is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. 93.18% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music.

The island lies 3.2 km (2 mi) east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km (95 mi) wide and is approximately 112 km (69 mi) north to south; it's land area is 5,632 km². The highest point is Mount Agung at 3,142 m (10,308 feet) high, an active volcano that last erupted in March 1963. Mountains cover centre to the eastern side, with Mount Agung the easternmost peak. Mount Batur (1,717 m) is also still active; an eruption 30,000 years was one of the largest known volcanic events on earth.

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