PADANG BAI

Amuk Bay located along the south side of Bali’s eastern point, it’s about 6 km across with Padang Bai in the south and Candidasa in the north.

Blue Lagoon just north Padang Bay, Tapekong and Biaha offers some of the best diving in Bali and in fact, some of the best diving you will find anywhere.

Sharks are seen on almost every dive, molas are regularly spotted, the fish life is exceptionally rich, the coral is healthy and the water is crystal clear.

Regardless of condition, these dive sites with the exception of blue Lagoon, are amongst the most difficult and dangerous to dive in Bali. The swell and strong currents coming from Lombok strait create unpredictable water movements, and compound the problem around them. This is a place to be both careful and patient.

No need to be scared of these dive sites but they should be treated with caution and respect!

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BLUE LAGOON

Blue Lagoon is just north of Padang Bai and is actually a small bay with steep white sand.

It’s true that the structure of Blue Lagoon reef is relatively unexciting, with white sandy bottom, and sloping gradually to 22 m, has short section of wall, however the fish life is amazing. This is the site for sharks – including unusual cat shark, wobbegong shark and white tip shark. Also you will see interesting smaller animals such as nudibranch, shrimp, crabs, squid and octopus.

Water conditions at Blue Lagoon are not generally a problem. There is sometimes a little surge and mild current, but the bay is fairly protected, which makes the diving so easy and relaxing.

Pro Dive Bali sometimes use this dive site for open water course or introduction to dive program. It is very popular for snorkelers, experienced divers and photographers and also thoroughly enjoyable and its a great location for night dives.

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MIMPANG

Also known as Batu tiga is a group of, actually four big rocks and another half dozen smaller ones. The rocks follow an underwater ridge that runs north by northeast. Mimpang’s southern extent drops off sharply to the deep water, but the north becomes shallow that continues to the main land of Bali.

The topography of Mimpang is diverse with sloping reef, wall craggy rocks, hard and soft corals and big gorgonians, but the southern end of this reef is one of the richest in all of Bali.

The fish life is exceptional, including schooling fish, unusual small reef fish, lots of sharks, as Mimpang also known as shark point, where you have the best chance of seeing sharks in Bali.

Current condition can be tricky, in some cases you will be limited to diving either the east or the west end of the south point.

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THE CANYON TAPEKONG

This little island is only 1 km from Mimpang and offers one the most spectacular diving adventures in Bali. The canyon dive site is located off the very south – western tip of Tapekong with max depth 40m.

Commencing your dive on the steep slope, on the islands western face, continue down to 25 meters and enter the canyon. Explore the canyon and if there is no current ( a very rare occurrence ) you’ll be able to see the gray scale of its structure, an area where you will find a huge school of sweet lip, batfish, snapper, bump head, parrot fish, unscornfish, big eyed, trevally, and all of which can nearly fill the canyon.

Sharks are relatively common in this area, which are usually white tip reef sharks.

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BIAHA

This rocky out crop with shape of the interval comma, about 4 km north east of Tapekong. A very healthy reef surrounds the entire Island, approximately half of it is a wall and the other half is a cobbled slope.

The wall is black, basaltic rock, with breaking wave above, and basically your entry points can be anywhere around the island and your dive can cover the entire island, or just a small part depending on the current, conditions and your level of interest.

The current here can be very strong not only horizontally but also down wards and can form a whirlpool under certain conditions.