Padang Bai: Blue Lagoon, Jepun, Ferry Channel Dive Sites
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Coastal reef (max 25m), slope, wall, jetty and even a wreck. The 8/9 dive sites located at our doorstep offer a surprising diversity of environements and species.
Padang Bai dive sites include Blue Lagoon, Jepun, Secret Jepun, Secret Jetty, Labuhan Amok, Tanah Ampoe, White Sand Beach, Ferry Channel, Tanjung Sari, Temple, etc. Why not try all of them?
Good snorkeling can also be done straight off the white sand beach.
Just a few minutes from Padang Bai's harbor by traditional boats or speedboats. This means Geko Divers come back to shore to enjoy a relaxed surface interval between dives. Great for socialising with your buddies or newly-met friends!
Coral Reef State:
Good variety of hard and soft corals, various types of gorgonians, healthy staghorn corals, huge coral boomies and table corals at White Sand Beach, Tanjung Sari and Blue Lagoon dive sites. Other sites like Secret Jetty or Secret Jepun are muck dive sites and have very little coral cover, but tons of critters. Great for macro lovers and photographers!
Hundreds of species, both large and small, can be observed in a given dive site.
Oriental sweet lips, moray eels, many species of clownfish and anemone fish, napoleon wrasses, trevalies, jackfish, dogtoothe tunas, king mackerels, crocodilefish, lionfish, octopus, pharoah cuttlefish and green turtles.
High chance of seeing sharks (whitetip, blacktip reef, nurse and wobbegong) on some of the dive sites (Tanjung Sari/Shark Point, Ferry Channel).
Macro critters: frogfish, ornate, robust and ghost pipefish, leaf scorpionfish, pygmy seahorses, nudibranches and flabelinas, siagiani squat lobsters, orang-utang crabs, zebra crabs and other rare crustaceans.
Night dives in Blue Lagoon or Tanjung Jepun also feature the appearance of many rare species of fish and crustaceans that hide during the day. Spanish dancers and juvenile leopard sharks are not uncommon.
Mild to moderate (strong when new moon). Usually good conditions for beginners.
25m+ (best June-October).
Dive conditions are best early in the morning in Padang Bay. Sea can get rough in the afternoon. We recommend divers to come before 8:30AM, if they haven't booked and want to dive on the day. Of course, it's always best to book ahead of time!
Whitetip reef sharks, green turtle, rich macro life and great coral reefs!
Night dives, lots of strange crabs, shrimps and lobsters and almost every night in the Blue Lagoon, we have the Spanish dancer.