Padang Bai is a small town in eastern Bali, near of Candidasa. It is located in Karangasem regency. It serves as a ferry port for travel to Lombok, the Gilis, and other of the Lesser Sunda Island.
Scuba Diving in Padang Bai means diving for all levels. There are several very good diving sites just a few minutes away from the main beach. Most of them are perfect for beginners or for diving courses. But there are also more challenging diving sites with current and great chances to spot Reef Sharks, various Rays, Pelagic fishes and large schools of fishes!
It is a really sought after destination for macro lovers and underwater photographers! They will be delighted by wonderful night diving in the Blue Lagoon and at Jepun. They can find there leaf scorpion fish, ghost pipefish, pygmy sea horses, many rare nudibranchs, frogfish, the famous Spanish dancer and sometimes the very rare Cat Shark and Wobbegong sharks! And all that in shallow and calm water!
Try to dive The Ferry Channel just 200 meters from the main beach and you will be amazed by the rich marine life! If you are lucky enough, you also can meet the world famous Mola Mola, the oceanic sunfish, at the dive sites Bias Tugal and Channel!