Padang Bai Dive Sites

Padang Bai is a diving paradise in Bali and nobody who comes to this small fishing village will ever be misled. The best in Bali is to dive and snorkel in Padang bai. Let’s check the best dive sites in Padang Bai:

  1. Blue Lagoon
    Also known as the ‘Baong Penyu’ or turtle’s neck. These Bali dive sites are about 5-minute ride from the shore with a ‘jukung’ or wooden boat. White sand slopes gradually down to 22 metres and have a large staghorn coral. Fish life consists of the resident napoleon wrasse, reef sharks, stonefishes, moray and blue ribbon eels, rays, squid, octopus, stargazers just to name a few. Water temperature drop, thermocline and current occurrence can happen, although very rarely. Great variation of organisms during night dives.
  2. Channel Point
    Dive spot reached in 2 minutes from Padang Bai Beach by land. Location suited best for advanced divers as currents can appear within the channel. Plateau at about 18 m is the location for several small caves and known as a resting spot for white tip sharks or they can be spotted swimming with the currents.
  3. Bias Tugel
    Located not far from Padang Bai, this beach has a shallow depth at 10 m and great for macro photography. Dive site can reach 30 m – 40 m, however, currents can be tricky. Large schools of red-toothed triggerfish and squirrel-fish are some that can be found at this Bali dive site and is visible to those with a keen eye of searching.
  4. Tanjung Jepun
    There are an artificial reef and small wreck at about 17 meters. It’s home to many macros, especially frogfish, and many other strange and rare animals. It’s also an excellent spot for night dives. If lucky, you can see the rare coral cat shark.

Bali Diving – Padang Bai

  • Location: East coast of Bali
  • From Sanur: one hour, plus a few minutes on a local boat
  • Dive type: drop off, coral reef, slope.
  • Visibility: 15 m – 20 m
  • Depth: 30 + m
  • Current: none to – occasionally mild – warm water to cold water in the season averages 21-24C August – October
  • Entry: boat entry.
  • Minimal dive license: Open Water Diver.
  • Introductory dives and guided snorkeling are permitted.

Best Bali Diving itinerary for Padang Bai :

  • Hotel Pick up 7.00 – 7.30 AM
  • Meet our Dive Leader at Bali Fun Diving, settle paperwork and payment, equipment checking.
  • 1 hour drive from Bali Fun Diving – Sanur to Padang Bai
  • Depart from Padang bai and 20 minutes traditional boat ride, 2x dives – traditional boat
  • Hotel Drop – arriving around 5.00 PM – 5.30 PM (depends on your location and traffic)

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