Pemuteran is not just one of Bali's top scuba diving destinations; it's an undiscovered gem where tourism gently complements local life rather than defining it. Here, the pace slows, nature unfolds, and the rich tapestry of the traditional Balinese culture is still very much a part of everyday life. Selamat datang — welcome to Bali's best kept secret.
View of Pemuteran Bay from the sea

Bali's hidden gem

Pemuteran, located in northwest Bali, is a peaceful fishing village where tourism is more of a backdrop to local life than a central part of the village's identity. More than just a diving destination, it offers the perfect escape from the usual tourist spots.

Ancient legend

Did you know that the name "Pemuteran" comes from the Indonesian words "pemutaran" and "putaran", signifying "returning" and "rotation"?

Legend has it that the village got its name from a king in the North, who got lost in this area and kept returning to the same place over and over again. Today, the tale resonates with many visitors, as they often find themselves booking another plane ticket to Bali soon after returning back home.

Balinese people in tradidional clothing
Balinese Cow

Timeless traditions

In Pemuteran, the past and present coexist seamlessly. It's a place rich in Balinese art and rituals, with ancient temples reflecting the island's spiritual past. The locals, with their warm smiles and genuine hospitality, embody the essence of community and kinship. Their daily life is a harmonious blend of fishing, agriculture, and craft, preserving practices passed down through generations.

Authentic Bali

We like to joke that once you discover Pemuteran for the first time, you will be coming back again and again, just like the king did — and we're usually right. You see, Pemuteran is not only about underwater exploration; it's one of the last few oases where you can get the taste of the old, authentic Bali and take a break away from the crowds.

Sunrise at Pemuteran beach

What to do in Pemuteran?

Taking a break from diving? Pemuteran's charm extends beyond the sea. Here are some of our guests' favorite activities.

Snorkeling at BioRock Pemuteran

Snorkeling at Biorock

Grab your snorkeling gear and see the largest Biorock artificial reef in the world right off the beach.
Releasing a turtle in Pemuteran

Turtle Hatchery

The Turtle Project is a cute way to spend thirty minutes, and if you're lucky, release a baby turtle.
Spearfishing in blue water with the locals

Fishing with Locals

Head far out to the open sea and catch yourself a delicious mahi-mahi or tuna for diner.
Bali salt and authentic souvenir

Authentic Souvenirs

Skip the magnets and keychains – bring home Pemuteran's unique gourmet salt, a true local specialty.
Local food in Pemuteran

Local Flavors

It might take longer to get your order but your food is freshly prepared and the seafood was caught just hours before your meal.
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Beach Cleanup

Join one of our beach cleanups and be part of the change, conserving the environment even while you're on holiday.
Dolphin Watching Tour

Dolphin Watching Tour

Spend an exhilirating morning spotting the local dolphin families playing and chasing tuna in their natural habitat.
Aling-Aling waterfall

Aling-Aling Waterfalls

Less then an hour drive you can cool off in a natural pool or take the leap from waterfalls towering at 5, 10, or 15 meters high.

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