Scuba diving in Sanur: Padang Bai, the closest dive base

Tired of Sanur's hustle & bustle? Why not join us for a day of scuba diving from Padang Bai? This Balinese village is the most convenient location to dive for Sanur holiday-goers, just one hour away from the island's resort town.

Scuba diving Padang Bai from Sanur 

There is not much scuba diving in Sanur as its local sites have low visibility, few corals and strong current. This does not mean you should not scuba dive while staying in Sanur. Padang Bai is located about 40Km / 28 miles away from Sanur. The commute from Sanur to Padang Bai takes less than one hour.

This village is an easy base to dive from while sleeping at a resort in Sanur. You can easily leave your hotel around 7am, do 2 dives at local Padang Bai scuba sites and be back to your Sanur hotel by 3pm. You can choose to use your own transport or have the Geko Dive Team organise it for you (at a supplement). Please contact Geko Dive Bali by email for a quote for return transport from Sanur to Padang Bai at the time of booking.

Beginner dive sites close to Sanur

If you are a dive beginner staying in Sanur, the Geko Dive Team recommends that you join us for a halfday PADI Discover Scuba Diving program with one or two dives at our local Padang Bai diving sites. The other option is to take a 3 days PADI Open Water Course during which we strongly advise you to stay in Padang Bai in order to cut on transport costs.

For Open Water certified divers, the Geko Dive Team also recommends diving Padang Bai dive sites from Sanur with a local operator. At these sites, divers can encounter whitetip reef sharks, turtles, pelagic, schools of tropical fish, nice corals and great macro.

Learn about the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in Padang Bai

Check out the PADI Open Water Diver Course in Padang Bai

Read more about scuba diving in Padang Bai

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Advanced dive sites near Sanur

For Advanced Open Water divers and up, there are more great sites available to dive from Padang Bai while staying in Sanur. These include Manta Point, Nusa Penida North and the Gili Islands of Biaha, Tepekong and Mimpang.

Learn about diving Manta Point from Padang Bai

Check out scuba diving Gili Biaha from Padang Bai

Read more about dives in Gili Tepekong from Padang Bai

Why not come and spend a night away from Sanur?

Do you think one day diving is not enough? We think so too! For travellers wishing to dive with the Geko Dive Team for several days, we have selected the best accomodation in Padang Bai and Candidasa for you. Have a look at our Padang Bai accommodation page for the best choices of hotels, guesthouses and homestays for the seaside portion of your Bali holiday away from Kuta.

Read about staying in Padang Bai.

Check out Padang Bai as a dive base.

Look at photo galleries from Padangbai.