Talking about beaches in Bali, everyone will definitely thing about its beauty. One of the beaches that must be included in the list of holiday visits in Bali this time is Lipah Beach. The beach in Karangasem Regency has a hidden beauty that you must see and enjoy. The best place for you to run and hide for awhile from your daily activities.
Diving and Snorkeling at Lipah Beach
Actually, not so many people know about the existence of this beach. Not because the name is less well known, but because it is located in the bay that protrudes into the mainland. So this beach is included in a hidden beach. This beach is about 3 km from Jemeluk Beach, precisely in Lipah Hamlet, Bunutan Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency.
This beach has its own characteristics. Unlike other beaches which have fine white sand, golden white, Lipah Beach has black sand and also consists of river rocks. So the appearance of small rocks and shells will very rarely be found on this beach. In addition, other objects at the seashore are jukung or traditional boats owned by fishermen. The boats are beautifully lined up around the coast. These boats are not only used by fishermen to fish in the sea. Visitors can also rent a boat to fish out to the middle of the sea, where many fish gather.
The most interesting thing on Lipah Beach is the wreck of a Japanese war ship (Japanese Wreck Ship) that has sunk in these waters. This warship was once a ship that supplies food for the Japanese army. During World War 2, this ship was shot by the Dutch and sank. The sinking ship's position is very close to the shoreline. Only around 10 meters with a depth of only 5 meters from the surface. This is the ideal depth for snorkeling and diving.
Snorkelers and divers love to dive in spots around this Japanese ship. In the wreckage of this ship grows a variety of beautiful coral reefs with various marine life that live and forage in the vicinity. When diving, you can see juveniles, crabs, shrimps, and various types of fish that live on the reef which makes the underwater scenery so stunning! Coupled with clear and blue water, making snorkeling or diving even more fun thing to do. The best time for diving is around 8:00 a.m. to 09:00 in the morning.
Well, after diving or snorkeling you can relax for a moment on the beach while eating or enjoying your favorite drink. Near the beach, there are cafes and restaurants that sell western a la foods such as sandwiches to Indonesian specialties, such as fried rice. In addition, there are many snorkeling and diving equipment rentals. So you don't have to bring your own equipment, and your vacation becomes easier and more practical.