• Why Padang Bai?

    Why spend your days in traffic when you can walk out of your hotel door, jump on a boat and dive within minutes? No need to join on a bus-based dive safari since Bali’s best dive sites are easily accessible from this authentic Balinese village.

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  • Bali's Best Dive Sites

    World Class Diving awaits you in Bali! Encounter rare creatures like mola-mola sunfish, manta rays, sharks, turtles and a plethora of macro critters right from Geko’s Padang Bai dive centre.

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  • PADI Scuba Diving Courses

    Learn to Scuba Dive on your trip to Indonesia! Whether you're trying diving for the first time or an experienced diver looking to hone your skills, Padang Bai’s Geko Dive Team will make your learning experience a fun and rewarding one.

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Bali Dive Sites

Amazing Bali dive sites and diverse scuba diving locations are easily accessed from the Geko Dive centre in Padang Bai.
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PADI Dive Courses

Interested in taking your first dive in Padang Bai, becoming a Divemaster in Bali or engaging in technical diving in Indonesia? Geko Dive has just the right PADI scuba diving course for you.
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Bali Fun Diving Prices

Prices for fun dives, diver packages and PADI scuba diving courses in Geko Dive Bali’s Padang Bai beach resort.
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Bali Dive Safaris

Discounted prices for multi day diving packages and scuba safaris in Bali. The more you dive in Padang Bai with Geko, the less you pay!
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Scuba diving Bali with Geko Dive in Padang Bai

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Scuba diving Indonesia with Geko Dive Bali, Padang Bai's best PADI 5 star diver school: dive centre with beginner courses, safaris, packages, daytrips, excursions...

Over the years, the Geko Dive Team learnt what makes a great dive operation. Clean gas with good fills (210bar or change your tank), top-notch equipment, great facilities, own custom-made dive boats, respect for standards in diving, working with the best local and foreign dive guides and instructors, adaptability to divers’ needs and desires or care for the environment are but prerequisites.

While this is a good beginning, it is not enough! What is essential to the Geko Dive Team is that divers arrive as customers and leave as friends; then return as friends before departing as family. After all, spending great times together, both underwater and at the surface, is what diving is all about. This is why so many of our guests just keep on coming back and some decide to stay for good... And Bali is a great place to do just that!

Geko Dive Bali 20th Anniversary


Come celebrate 20 years of scuba diving excellence in East Bali's Padang Bai village

In 2017, Geko Dive Bali is celebrating its 20th anniversary since inception by Bob & Sue Jarvis. This scuba diving centre is Padang Bai's longest running dive operator. Since 1997, the same spirit of friendliness towards guests, support of the local community and a dedication to environmental protection animates the Geko Dive Bali team.

Be a part of diving history and join us for a celebratory Bali dive trip this season. Watch this space, along with our Facebook page, for special events and giveaways!

Tulamben USAT Liberty Shipwreck

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Scuba Diving Tulamben's USAT Liberty Shipwreck Photography Gallery

Tulamben's USAT Liberty wreck is a magnificent 120 meter long shipwreck. The remains of the US World War II freighter lay just 50 meters from the beach. The USAT (United States Army Transport), not USS, Liberty ship was torpedoed on January 11, 1942 at 4:15 a.m. by a Japanese submarine while crossing the Lombok Strait carrying material (rubber and railway parts) from Australia to the Philippines. Two US destroyers hitched up to the ship and tried to tow it to the port of Singaraja. The damage was immense and the Liberty was taking too much water. The Liberty ship's captain ran the vessel up onto the beach of Tulamben, miles away from safe harbour.

For 21 years she stayed there. Locals of Bali's Tulamben area secured all items of any value onboard the USAT Liberty. Even parts of the ship's deck were taken away. In 1963, the Liberty shipwreck was pushed to her present location by the fatal eruption of Bali's Gunung Agung volcano. During this process, the Liberty's hull broke into two pieces. Now she is laying on a sandy slope 90° on her side parallel to the shore. The Liberty's hull faces Tulamben's shore while the shipwreck's deck side faces the ocean.

The Liberty ship wreck is Bali's most visited dive site. Bali's famous Liberty has perfect depths for scuba diving, ranging from 2.5 meters down to 29 meters. There are a couple of impressive swim throughs. Be cautious because the structure of the wreck is unstable, year by year parts collapse.

Good growth of encrusting animals cover Tulamben's Liberty wreck. Marine biologists estimate that about 400 different species of reef fish live on the Liberty. On occation, this site is visited by big pelagic species. Turtles and blacktip reef sharks are a common sight, while many critters find refuge in the Liberty's nooks and crannies.


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Featured Bali Dive Sites

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    Bali’s Liberty Shipwreck is on every wreck diver’s bucket list. Torpedoed in 1942, this WW2 shipwreck teems with fish life, from macro to large fish. Scuba dive Tulamben’s unique shore diving site from Geko Dive’s Padang Bai dive centre.
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    Built in 2009, Padang Bai’s Jetty was never used for its intended purpose. Instead it now counts amongst Bali’s best macro dive sites. Frogfish, rhinopias, blue-ring and mimic octopus, nudibranchs, all dwell in this classic, Bali muck dive site.
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    Always dreamt of swimming with manta rays? Look no further! Bali's Manta Point is simply one of the best places in the entire world to dive with giant mantas all year round, one hour from Padang Bai, right next to Nusa Penida and Lembongan.
  • Gili Tepekong
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    Bali’s Gili islands dive sites are some of the Indonesia’s very best. Big fish lovers enjoy sharks, pelagics, rays, mola-mola sunfish and great corals. Gili Biaha, Tepekong and Mimpang also count among the less crowded Bali dive sites, unlike Crystal Bay.

Scuba Diving Packages in Padang Bai, Bali

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    Day Trip Diving in Bali

    Certified divers in Bali join the Geko team on the best fun dive day trips around the island. From the Gilis to Tulamben’s Liberty shipwreck through Nusa Lembongan’s Crystal Bay or Manta Point dive sites, fun divers access Bali’s best dive locations right from Geko Dive’s Padang Bai dive centre. Read More
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    Bali Scuba Dive Safaris

    With so much diversity found in Bali’s dive locations, alert divers choose to join the Geko Team for several days of diving. This is the best way to increase chances of sighting rare macro critters or the famous mola-mola sunfish. We have prepared some ready-made Bali diving packages or you can create your own tailor-made itinerary in Bali with the same discounted diving rates. Read More
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    Learn To Dive In Indonesia

    Learn to Scuba Dive in Bali with our international team of PADI instructors. Join us for a 1 day PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or get your PADI diving license with the 3 days PADI Open Water Diver Course. Already certified? You can continue your dive education in Padang Bai with the PADI Advanced, Rescue or Specialty courses. Read More
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