10 Crazy Things to Do in Bali, Indonesia

Bali Odyssey Submarine | © Hans Hansson / Flickr
Bali Odyssey Submarine | © Hans Hansson / Flickr
Photo of Edira Putri
3 April 2017

Being a mainstream tropical destination with millions of tourists yearly doesn’t make Bali dull and predictable. If anything, the ever-growing tourism landscape keeps sparking new crazy ideas of fresh, fun things to do. From fireball jumping to dining in a horror-themed bar, discover the craziest things to do in Bali below!

Walk on the seabed

Having fun diving and snorkelling in Bali’s best sites? What about taking your marine adventure to another level with sea-walking? That’s right, tourists can casually stroll on the bottom of the ocean and feast their eyes on what’s down there—which could be tropical fish, colorful corals, or other types of marine biodiversity. Breath in and breath out seamlessly with Club Aqua’s special Seawalker helmet without the hassle of carrying a oxygen tank around, allowing you to truly focus on enjoying the underwater experience.

Jalan Cemara, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 281408

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Party with Frankenstein

Who would’ve thought that Frankenstein would make a super-fun partying companion? Tourists can enjoy a horror-themed dining experience in Frankenstein’s Laboratory, topped with a cabaret show, live music, and dancing with the dead. Also featuring zombies, vampires, and all kinds of monsters in the house. The adult session in the evenings is definitely a highlight, with fun games and endless dancing.

Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 6, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Swim with sharks

You’ve seen them before, swimming inside a big aquarium, or roaming freely in the ocean. You’ve kept a distance, you adore them from afar. But while in Bali, tourists can get up close and personal with sharks. Bali Sharks offers just that as a part of their elaborate conservation program. Tourists can learn about sharks, feed them, and swim with their young.

Jalan Tukad Punggawa No.25, Serangan, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Play mud games

Balinese embrace their agricultural life in the most amusing way. After toiling in the paddy fields, local people enjoy mud wrestling in vacant grounds. Now, tourists can experience the same spirit through fun games like tug-of-war and frog-catching. More daring and adventurous tourists can always opt for the original Mepantigan, the art of traditional mud wrestling.

Mepantingan Bali, Pasekan Pondok Batu Alam No.30, Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Visit the dead

Daring tourists can shift their sights from idyllic beaches to a native burial ground on the highlands of Bali. The people of Trunyan prefer to keep their deceased close, up on the ground, and relatively intact. Bodies of the deceased are laid around a big ancient tree and left to decompose, presenting an eerie but fascinating sight for those who dare to visit. Interestingly the burial ground doesn’t have the odour people would expect from a place with decomposing bodies.

Terunyan, Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia

Visit abandoned places

While there are many luxurious, well-maintained spots throughout the island, Bali’s abandoned places guarantee tourists an intriguing experience. Bali has not one but two mysteriously abandoned airplanes, just lying on the ground for no apparent reason. The two sites, one in South Kuta and one in Kuta Village, have easily attracted people’s curiosity and become visitor attractions themselves. Another popular abandoned place is the deserted Taman Festival amusement park in Sanur.

Try extreme water sports

There’s no wilder way to enjoy Bali’s wonderful sea than indulging in a dashing, extreme water sport, like paragliding or flyboarding. Paragliding is where you can fly above the water with a parachute, while the flyboard will shoot you up to the sky with a water hose. Dare yourself to try the best of Bali’s water sports and come home feeling like you’ve conquered the island.

Tanjung Nusa Dua, Jalan Pratama, Benoa, Depansar, Bali, Indonesia

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Get a tattoo or piercing

If you need something more than a tan to remember your trip by, getting inked is one of the fun options to consider. Tourists can find tattoo parlors virtually everywhere in Bali, most of which are totally affordable. Bali is the land of creative people, so you’ll be in good hands. Tourists can also get piercings in many of the places. And even if you’re not up to that big of a commitment, you can always opt for the equally fun temporary tattoo that will wash out in a week or two.

Ride a submarine

Explore the depths of the sea like never before. The Odyssey submarine will take tourists to explore the marine beauty of Bali, and do it conveniently. Tourists can dive down to 30 meters (150 feet) below the surface, where the sea presents its secrets. While this ride requires no skills, minimum age, or fitness level, it sure takes courage to board this majestic submarine and let it take you under to another world.

Odyssey Submarine Harbor, Antiga, Manggis, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Try the fireball jump

Calling all daredevils to try Bali’s craziest attraction, the fiery jump. The fireball attraction will turn tourists into a fireball once suited in fireproof clothing and set on fire. Daring tourists will then run for relief to a water dip far below. At one point, there will be no turning back, but jumping the height into the deep-water dip will never as relieving or rewarding to your adrenaline.

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