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Padang Bay

Cooler temperatures and currents are what make the sites here so special and yet also unique. All are surrounded by healthy and abundant reefs that attract a myriad of marine species from schools of sweetlips and bannerfish to sharks and other pelagics.

  • almost transparent scorpion leaf fish is easy to miss while scuba diving
Distance from Zen Dive Bali: 15 to 20 minutes away by a traditional Balinese boat
Water temperature: 27° – 29°  C
Visibility: 10 – 25 meters
Average dive time: 45 – 60 minutes
Current: Mild to Strong
Diver level: Beginner to expert
Marine life: Peacock mantis shrimp, banded eel, spotted eel, frog fish, nudibranchs, trigger fish, trumpet fish, wobbegong shark, flying gurnard, seamoth, batfish, catfish…
Padang Bay are actually eight different dive sites, the most famous is Blue Lagoon. Bottom composition is mainly sand ornate with stunning coral formations of great variety. Very common are massive table corals providing a protection to various small coral reef fish. It is perfect for divers or photographers interested in unusual marine life as curious creatures are known to frolic these waters such as nudibranchs, strange walking scorpion fish, flying gurnards, pipefish and turtles. Hidden gem in this area is dive site called The Jetty, ask about it!