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Blue Lagoon in Padang Bai - short video of a beautiful dive

Bali’s most beautiful dive site!

Don’t miss Blue Lagoon

Octopus, turtles and baby sharks

Amazing coral

Padang Bai highlights

Padang Bai is a small fishing village with a beautiful beach and an underwater wonderland.

There are colorful reefs, rich sites for macro photographers, and a small shipwreck. You’ll find beautiful corals and be amazed at the variety of marine life you see. It’s a rich healthy site, vibrant and full of life. Keep an eye out for the buddha statues gazing serenely as you swim by.

The most popular site here is Blue Lagoon and there are many others too (including Jepun, the Jetty, Tanjung Sari, the Temple, and the Ferry Channel). You’ll do two enchanting dives, have lunch on the beach and be back to your hotel before dinner. What a great way to spend your time in Bali.

Blue Lagoon

You can’t visit Padang Bai without diving Blue Lagoon. It’s the kind of perfect dive site we saw on TV as a kid. White sand, colorful corals, and amazing marine life. You’ll see masses of colorful reef fish. Octopus, squid and turtle are all common. It’s shallow and protected from strong currents. Blue Lagoon is the dive site we all dream about.

The amazing marine life at Padang Bai

There is so much underwater life to see. Take a look at the 90-second video at the top of this page (or click here) and you’ll see cuttlefish, crocodile fish, lionfish, octopus, frogfish, the little shipwreck, the buddha statues, and lots more too.

Other species commonly seen include napoleon wrasse, crocodilefish, moray eels, pufferfish, clownfish and the wonderful mantis shrimp. Sharks are common, especially juveniles, including whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks and wobbegong.

Macro diving at Padang Bai

Padang Bai is a great place to choose if you are a macro photographers or if you just just love to see these tiny, amazing macro critters. Nudibranches abound of many different size, shape and color. With good eyes (or some help from your guide) you’ll have a great chance of seeing ornate, robust and ghost pipefish, rhinopias, leaf scorpionfish, squat lobsters, orangutang and zebra crabs, and the favorite pygmy seahorses. Warty, giant and painted frogfish are common. What a list!

You don’t need to drive to the far north of Bali to see amazing macro life. Ask any professional underwater photographer. There’s no better place than Padang Bai for macro critters in Bali.

On the beach

The beach at Padang Bai is the beach of our dreams. You’ll have lunch at one of the many small restaurants that line the beach.

Choose Padang Bai if you’re looking for somewhere that suits both you the diver, and your non-diving family or friends. While you are diving they can swim, sunbathe, have a snack or a beer, browse for souvenirs or take a massage that costs almost nothing. It’s a great escape from the crowds and traffic of the busier parts of Bali.

Enjoy Bali as it’s meant to be.

How to get to Padang Bai

A 60-90 minute drive from South Bali then a few minutes by local boat. We depart from Sanur (South Bali) at 8AM and return at 3-4PM. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drop you back after your dive trip.

How much does it cost to dive Padang Bai?

IDR 1,700,000 for two dives
IDR 400,000 for dive equipment rental

  • Included: PADI Divemater as guide, lunch and soft drinks, towels, door-to-door transfers (most destinations South Bali)
  • No hidden extras!
  • Special bonus: free Nitrox for any diver with Nitrox certification

Book online now with your credit card to get instant confirmation. By booking online you save 3% credit card fee. Enjoy 100% refund guarantee if you cancel your program with at least 24 hours notice.

If you prefer please contact us directly to make your booking or ask any questions.

Special offer packages to Bali’s three best dive sites

2-DAY DISCOUNT PACKAGE
IDR 2,880,000
  • That’s a 10% discount
  • Bali’s easiest dive sites
  • Tulamben 2 dives
  • Padang Bai 2 dives
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IDR 4,675,000
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  • Padang Bai 2 dives
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4-DAY DISCOUNT PACKAGE
IDR 6,240,000
  • That’s an amazing 20% discount!
  • Tulamben 2 dives
  • Padang Bai 2 dives
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Turtle at Padang Bai

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