Padang Bai

Experience: ★ ☆ ☆ Open Water Diver

Type: Shallow Coastal reef

Access: By boat, Just a minute from Padang Bai’s harbour.

Coral: A good variety of hard and soft corals, feather stars, huge coral bommies,and table coral.

Fish: A good number of oriental Sweetlips, moray eels, turtles, lionfish, octopus, cuttlefish, leaf scorpionfish, garden eels, sand flounder, blue spotted rays, pipefish and sharks (white or black tip and nurse shark).

Current: Mild to moderate (strong when full/new moon). Good conditions for beginners.

Visibility: 25m+ (all year).

Note: Generally, diving conditions are best in the morning.

Highlight: Brilliant night diving – lots of big freaky crabs, lobsters and yes, almost every night in Blue Lagoon we have the Spanish Dancer. Jetty, a special for rare fish and macro photography.

1.000.000 IDR
+- 77.00 US$

Tepekong

Experience: ★ ★ ★ More experienced diver (difficult)

Type: Small island, reef slopes and vertical walls, rock pillars

Access: 20 minutes by boat, north of Padang Bai on the east coast.

Coral: Excellent coverage of hard and soft coral.

Fish: Superb numbers. Schools of barracudas, sweetlips and snappers, juvenile reef sharks and turtles

Current: Moderate to strong.

Visibility: 25m+.

Note: At times the current can be moderate to strong – only for the experienced diver.

Highlight: Magnificent rock pinnacles covered with hard and soft coral and breath taking walls with sea fans and a kaleidoscope of colourful tropical fish. Blue hole tunnel for the experienced Mola Mola cleaning station!!.

1.100.000 IDR
+- 85.00 US$

Mimpang

Experience: ★ ★ ☆ Advanced open water diver with a minimum of 20 dives

Type: Three small rock islands, slopes and walls.

Access: 15 minutes by boat from Padang Bai.

Coral: Excellent coverage and variety.

Fish: Very good number and variety. Sharks, occasionally manta rays and Mola Mola (oceanic sunfish).

Current: At times can be moderate to strong.

Visibility: 35m+ (May-November).

Note: Only for the experienced divers because of sometimes tricky currents.

Highlight: Shark junction, one of the few spots to get a shot of swimming sharks. Get your camera ready! Mola Mola cleaning station!!.

1.100.000 IDR
+-85.00 US$

Tulamben

Experience: ★ ☆ ☆ Open water diver.

Type: Coastal reef, deep Drop-off and Liberty Ship Wreck.

Access: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from Padang Bai. Dive starts direct from the beach, wreck is only 30m off shore

Coral: Good variety of hard and soft corals, ship wreck is completely covered, huge barrel sponges and large sea fans at the Drop-off

Fish: High density, over 400 species live at the wreck including; surgeon, rabbit fish, sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, moray eels, big potato groupers live at the wreck, garden eels at the shallow parts, and if extremely lucky, whale sharks.

Current:

Visibility: 25m+ (best June-October).

Note: Bali’s most popular dive site.

Highlight: Gigantic swirl of schooling big eye trevallies above the wreck.

1.200.000 IDR
+- 92.00 US$

Amed

Experience: ★ ☆ ☆ Open water diver.

Type: Coastal reef, deep drop off (3 walls), Japanese Wreck.

Access: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from Padang Bai. Small traditional Outrigger boats (Jukung) take us to the walls

Coral: Good variety of hard and soft coral on the vertical wall, pyramids

Fish: Good variety of triggerfish, grouper, trigger, scorpionfish and parrotfish (bumpheads), moray eels, some reef sharks.

Current: None to very mild, easy dive site, perfect conditions for beginners

Visibility: 25m+ (June-October).

Highlight: Excellent for macro photography, tunicates, anemone, mimic octopus, ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorse at the Japanese Wreck.

1.300.000 IDR
+- 100.00 US$

Nusa Penida

Experience: ★ ★ ☆ Advanced open water diver with a minimum of 20 dives.

Type: Bali’s sister island about 8km east. Sloping reefs, canyons and walls

Access: 30 minutes by boat from Padang Bai to the 10 different dive sites on the north coast of Penida an Lembongan

Coral: Very good variety and numher of hard and soft coral

Fish: Best variety of tropical reef fish in Bali, you probably see most of south east Asia’s marine species in only one dive, often seeing pelagic species such as tuna, manta ray and oceanic sunfish.

Current: Can be anything from mild to strong depending on the moon. Mostly drift diving

Visibility: 25-50m even in the rainy seasons

Highlight: Sloping reef drift dive with masses of fish, with pelagics in the blue.

1.350.000 IDR
+-104.00 US$

Crystal Bay

Experience: ★ ★ ★ More experienced diver (difficult).

Type: Sloping reefs, canyons bat cave and walls

Access: 40 minutes by boat from Padang Bai

Coral: Very good variety and number of hard and soft coral

Fish: Big variety of tropical reef fish and mola-mola (oceanic sunfish) in season (July to October).

Current: Can be anything from mild to strong depending on the moon

Visibility: 25-50m even in the rainy seasons

Note: Can be combined with trips to Manta Point.

Highlight: Mola Mola Oceanic Sunfish Cleaning Station!!.

1.350.000 IDR
+-104.00 US$

Manta Point

Experience: ★ ☆ ☆ Open water diver.

Type: Rocky cliffs, shallow coastal reef

Access: 45-50 minutes by boat from Padang Bai

Coral: Lots of leather corals and sponges

Fish: Nurse sharks, reef fish, cleaner fish, nudibranchs, blue spotted rays and Manta Rays of course!!.

Current: Surge close to shore

Visibility: 10-25m

Note: Diveable throughout the year, best in the rainy season (September-April).

Highlight: MANTA RAY!!.

1.550.000 IDR
+-119.00 US$

Biaha

Experience: ★ ★ ★ More experienced diver (difficult).

Type: Small island, reef slope, deep walls and SHARK CAVE

Access: 25 minutes by boat north of Padang Bai

Coral: Very good coverage of hard and soft corals

Fish: Excellent number. Moray eels, napoleon wrasses, mola-mola, tunas, barracudas, turtles, octopus, cuttlefish, and white tip reef sharks

Current: Moderate to strong.

Visibility: 25m+

Note: Can be difficult to dive around full and new moon.

Highlight: White tip reef sharks in the shark cave at only 12m. The view from the darkness inside the cave into the crystal clear water full of swirling fish outside is a picture you’ll never forget!!.

1.300.000 IDR
+-100.00 US$

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