Padang Bai and Blue Lagoon dive sites are situated on the east coast of Bali, a fifty minute drive from Sanur. This area gives scuba divers great choice, from the calm waters of Blue Lagoon, which is suitable for those trying diving for the first time to Jepun, Turtle Neck or Jetty. Other Dive Sites inculde Gili Tepekong and Gili Mimpang which require divers to be very proficient and experienced in dealing with unpredictable currents.
Blue Lagoon dive site is renowned for its crystal clear waters, bright white sandy bottom and delightful coral bommies swarming with a profusion of brightly coloured fish, if this does not tempt the novice diver into a life of diving then nothing will! Blue lagoon has some very nice shallow reefs that are perfect photography dives and night dives. There are huge coral bommies that start in around five meters of water. The fish life is amazing! This dive site is very popular with photographers due to the depth and quality of the marine life. There is loads to see here from Napoleon wrasse, several kinds of reef shark, stone fish, morays, blue ribbon eels, nudibranches, rays, squid and octopus, leaf scorpion fish, and stargazers to name just a few.
Amuk Bay is located near Padang Bai and Candidasa and offers some of the best diving in Bali. There are three small islands: Gili Mimpang, Gili Tepekong and Gili Biaha. The marine life and coral growth are exceptionally rich with large pelagic: sharks, rays, morays and beautiful underwater reef systems. These dives can be tricky so some experience is needed.
Gili Biaha is about four kilometers away from Gili Tepekong and is not really dived by many operators due to the varying conditions of the site. Strong currents, both up and down are common.
There is a beautiful and healthy reef around the island. The inside area of the crescent has a cave large enough for divers to enter, in which white tip reef shark are often seen sleeping. The area outside the cave has some interesting corals with many shrimp and crab, which is great if you love looking for macro life.
This dive site is certainly worth the effort providing the conditions are right.
- Hotel pickup/drop off
- Service (South Bali)
- Full Dive equipment
- Lunch on all full day trips
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Equipment rental is available at no extra charge for those who do not have their own diving gear. When scuba diving with Blue Season Bali you only need to bring your certification, log book and personal items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit and a camera. Blue Season Bali has digital underwater cameras available for rent at IDR 600 000/day – the price includes a 8GB SD card for you to keep.
Summer months in Bali can be exceptionally busy – booking online means that we can confirm your space on the boat as well as reserving the correct size wetsuits for you and maybe an underwater camera. Take a look at our “Why Choose Blue Season Bali” for more information. All of our dive trips can be incorporated with a PADI dive course. Why not try the PADI Enriched Air Specialty course on your next dive trip?