Scuba Seraya Resort Bali | Scuba Travel

Scuba Seraya Resort Bali - Far East

  • Guests Boutique resort for only 24 people
  • Rooms 8 maisonettes and 4 villas
  • Restaurants 1 restaurant in the heart of the resort
  • Food and Drinks Selection of local and international dishes to order
  • FacilitiesMorning day boat diving - unlimited house reef diving
  • Diving Minutes from Liberty wreck with famous house reef
  • Diving Extras Range of special trips including mola mola and manta
  • Internet Access Wifi cards can be purchased in resort

About Scuba Seraya Resort

Expected re-opening: 2023 Full booking information for Scuba Seraya will be updated once the resort have a confirmed re-opening date

Scuba diving in Bali is an experience you will never forget! Bali is sometimes overlooked in Indonesia, but diving here is a must for anyone that loves critter diving. Scuba Seraya offers great value diving at popular sites such as the Liberty Wreck and macro galore in the famous Secrets Bay.

Scuba Seraya is an intimate resort with only 12 rooms, set in gardens on the beach front. There are 2 room grades at Scuba Seraya, both with air conditioning and finished in beautiful stone, marble and teak. There are 8 Garden View maisonette rooms, which can be set up as double or twin bed options. Soak up the Balinese sun in your outside bathroom or pull up a chair on your veranda, with partial sea or volcano views. The 4 Ocean View villas are a sumptuous, double bedded option - ideal for couples that want a bit more space or privacy. There is a kitchenette, sofa and even your very own private garden facing a plunge pool.

On site, there is a small freshwater pool and beachside massage service for those chill out days. The beach is for the exclusive use of guests. The restaurant is right by the sea, and serves freshly prepared Indonesian and Western meals. Day trips and Bali island tours can be arranged in resort (local charges apply)

Villa Ocean View

4 Villas with veranda facing sea, double beds only, armoir, sofa, table and chair, reading lights. Private garden with kitchenette (bar and small refrigerator), plunge - tub, Bale Bengong (Balinese style day bed) facing sea. Bathroom semi-outdoors, direct access to garden or bedroom, hot shower and hairdryer.


8 maisonettes, laid around the central courtyard garden, partial sea and volcano view. Double or twin beds, armoir, table and chair, reading lights, veranda with sofa facing garden, semi-outdoors bathroom, hot shower and hairdryer.

Jogolo Wooden Room

New wooden room

Luxury Bathroom

Bathroom semi-outdoors, with direct access to garden or bedroom, hot shower and hairdryer.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.


2017-11-29 09:41:39

We had a wonderful holiday at Scuba Seraya Resort. The diving was as you had said .. very relaxing and very interesting and varied. Paing, our guide, was excellent with us .. as were all the staff at the resort. We had a really lovely relaxing holiday. The resort was very Olde Worlde, and just what we needed having not had a holiday for several years. Thank you and I hope we’ll book another holiday with you sometime.

R Ham

2016-12-01 10:34:02

We had a great week at Scuba Seraya. The room was very spacious, with a private garden and plunge pool. The dive center was 50 yards away and offered an excellent service. Plenty of space to store your kit, large rinse tanks and good showers. A very well setout diveboat, your kit being transported back and fore by the dive staff, you only had to carry your mask and fins. The dive guides were excellent making sure that everyone enjoyed the dives with the minimum of intrusion. Food was great. My wife is vegetarian and was very well catered for which is not always the case. Prices for nitrox and beer were very reasonable, these were the only extras we needed as our package included all food and diving. Overall one of the best diving holidays we have ever had.


2016-11-24 09:34:25

The staff at Scuba Seraya could not do enough for us and were lovely, as is the place itself.

Phil and Caz

2016-04-11 21:32:48

We stayed here during the mid - end of March 2016, the staff, the dive guides and the resort were all absolutely awesome, extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble, arranged a local trip to see the sights, very knowledgable and informative guide. Throughly enjoyed ourselves and WILL most definitely be going back. Rooms all come with friendly geckos only too willing to share a shower!! Rooms had a small safe, wifi was free, diving was awesome.

Tim O'Malley

2016-03-04 16:58:05

Overall good holiday and value for money I would recommend the place.


2015-10-21 12:42:39

We spent our honeymoon here and were not disappointed. The Ocean View villas are well worth the upgrade and excellent service from the resort staff and diving team. Scrummy food and outstanding value for money. The dive team worked so hard to ensure we had great diving - often just the pair of us in a boat with our own guide. And I was really impressed with the quality of the diving. Easily as much variety macro life as some of Indonesia's more famous critter locations. And the Liberty wreck is awesome. Don't skip Bali!

Frequently Asked Questions


Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 19 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for the following purposes can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000:

Official visit or government duties;
Business meeting;
Procurement of goods;
Official meeting;

This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Ensure that you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine. Visa on arrival is now available at the following airports:

Soekarno Hatta DKI Jakarta
Ngurah Rai Bali
Kualanamu North Sumatra
Juanda East Java
Hasanuddin South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Hang Nadim Batam, Riau Islands
Zainuddin Abdul Majid West Nusa Tenggara

Updated 16 JUN 2023

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugely variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.


Flight options

Our holidays to Indonesia can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a visa on arrival in Jakarta 5000 000 IDR cash. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.



Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.


Indonesian currency is the Rupiah however in resort, US Dollars, Visa or MasterCard, Rupiah (local currency) and Euro, as well as other major currencies are all accepted. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases. We do suggest you change a little money while in Bali to cover incidentals along the way. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions in Indonesia and 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

Phone coverage

There is wifi in the restaurant area of the resort. Wifi cards can be purchased locally

Plugs and electricity

Round two prong plug 220V electricity provided by generators ( There are also 110V outlets available )


Hire equipment

A full range of scuba and snorkelling equipment is available on site - please ask for a local charge price list


A range of diving special trips and land based non diving activities can be arranged in resort.


The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site


IDR 40.000 per dive


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Scuba Seraya is is 30% of your holiday cost, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Our standard resort holiday includes 7 nights maisonette on a full board basis (drinking water, coffee/tea with breakfast) - room upgrades available.
Our favourite dive package is 10 Tulamben dives & unlimited, unguided house reef diving on air.
Return airport transfer from Bali airport


Excluded from your package are any additional local services (spa, land tours, additional dives). Soft drinks, alcohol, speciality coffees and ice cream are available at an additional cost. A 10% VAT is applied to all local purchases.

kit hire, private guides, nitrox and special trips

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to Bali. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departures.

Bali is a popular dive location - packed with critter at an affordable price. Most dives here are shore or reef dives. Photographer? This is an ideal choice. Small groups, unhurried service and experienced dive guides are just some of the attractions!

Many divers that visit Scuba Seraya are already certified divers, but the team can teach a wide range of PADI courses and specialties including nitrox.

  • Easy beach entries
  • Scuba Seraya "Noisy Reef" house reef
  • Dive Tulamben and the Liberty wreck by boat
  • Ideal for underwater photography
  • Over 20 sites in close range

Many divers start with the house reef Seraya Secrets and Noisy Reefs. Drop in and the coral gardens open up. Here you can find a huge range of exotic macro life... Frog Fish, Zebra Crabs, Ghost Pipefish, Mimic Octopus to name but a few! The house reef is just the start however. Alam Anda, Batu Niti, Jemeluk, Gili Selang - there are sites a plenty. No trip is complete without a dive on the Liberty wreck. This vast cargo ship sits almost on the beach and is perfect for all experience levels. Vast schools of Jacks and Goat Fish swirl around the wreck. Descend to the bow and you will find a coral encrusted gun next to a Pygmy Seahorse sitting on his Sea Fan.

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