Is a small fishing village that offers easy and relaxed diving in its small and cosy bays. Accessed by our fibre glass jukung (traditional Balinese boat ) in less than 20 min.
Is a small bay with white sandy bottom around 20 minutes by boat from Candidasa.
It is gently sloping down to 15 meters and then continues steeply into the depths. Here we can find small bomnies made of hard and soft corals and typical reef species of fish and crustaceans. Dependable of the conditions we can make two different routes.
One on the east side of the bay which will take us to the vertical wall starting at around 9 meters and finishing in around 24 meters beautifully covered with corals and sponges. Is a shelter for moray eels, lion fishes, mantis shrimps, nudibranches and many others. Second option is to head west in shallow waters with white sandy bottom covered in hard corals in which sometimes we have a chance to find sleeping white tip sharks. During the dive we encounter huge colonies of acropora coral that is a shelter for many small colourful fishes. It is an easy dive that we usually do as a check dive and is a perfect spot for a night dive.
It is another bay on the west side of the port. In our opinion it is the best dive site that Padang Bay has on offer. Because of the currents, this dive site is a bit more demanding, however properly planned this dive is very enjoyable. Here we have a huge chance to spot turtles, octopuses, jacks, fusiliers, snappers and sometimes white tip sharks and rays. During the dive we will encounter a huge pinnacle that is covered in corals and sponges with school of glass fishes and a few lobsters that have found their home here.
15 min by boat from Candidasa in the most western side of Amuk Bat lays purposely sunk steel fishing trawler.
Lack of currents and maximum depth of around 20 meters makes it a very easy dive.
Wreck rest almost upright at 19 meters on the sandy bottom. From its bow until the shallows are stretching coral farms made of metal wires. Here many fishes and crustaceans find shelter.
Following this installation, we will reach shallow reef where we do our safety stop watching its usual inhabitants.
Jetty is recently the most talked about dives site near Candidasa. Especially for lovers of the odd and strange creatures that tend to inhabit the seabed. Photographers get very excited when they hear the word JETTY. And we know why. If you like muck diving and collecting sightings of strange, uncommon fish, then you will love this unique brand of muck dive. And you don’t have to search scrupulously, squinting about with your torch and your magnifying glass in tow.
At The Jetty, the fish seem to creep up on you. Waiting to reveal themselves at the turn of every pillar are suspects like ornate ghost pipefish, stonefish, the elusive Rhinopias, scorpionfish, pygmy seahorses, octopus, mantis shrimp, lionfish, cuttlefish and frogfish. This dive site has a cast of characters you won’t soon forget.