Diving and Snorkeling at Padang Bai
There is good snorkeling in the bay, though the snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon is much better. Many of the local dive operators organize trips to this spot. If the waves are large, don’t bother snorkeling as the current is extremely strong and visibility will be 1 to 3 meters at best. On a calm day expect lots of fish and great visibility. Buoys mark the furthest point snorkelers should go. For even better snorkeling you can charter a boat.
Several places in Padang Bai rent snorkeling equipment.
Padangbai is noted for its diving and the friendly dive centres are right on the beach with their own bars for after-diving refreshments.
Geko Dive, Jl Pantai Silayulkti, Padang Bai (northern end of the bay), â˜Ž +62 363 41516. PADI dive centre which has been awarded GoEco operator status by Project Aware. Offer full range of courses and fun dives. English and Dutch speaking instructors.
Q-Dive Bali, Jl Silayukti 7, Padang Bai (in the front of the Puri Rai Hotel), â˜Ž +62 363 41387 , fax: +62 363 41386). A new PADI diving school