Tanjung Jepun, Padang Bai, Bali

This is the best place in Padang for snorkeling and dive training for open water diver courses. A sandy and rubble area starts at a depth of 5 meters followed by a sloping bottom where you can find various kinds of fish living on the ocean floor.

Common sightings include spotted stingray, blue ribbon eel, hawksbill turtle, moray eel, nudibranchs, cowbox fish, and sometimes baby whitetip reef sharks.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 14 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

A combination of coral reef with sandy rubble that forms a long slope and meets the wall at the end of the dive. The wall rises from a depth of 25 meters to 3 meters below the surface. Usually the dive will end in the blue lagoon bay with soft coral formations at a depth of 5 meters.

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This is a white sandy bay with clear water that has healthy corals at its edge, followed by a rubble area. Some bommies come to adorn the bay. Away from the beach, the sandy bottom begins to decline towards to more than 20 meters deep where you can find several cleaning stations.

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The dive site is located under an abandoned dock that was built in 2006. The pillars of the pier are already covered in large sea fans which beautify the dive site. The sandy bottom also has some items dumped there like car tires, cans, and shoes that have made perfect homes for some unique fish.

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Bias Tugel

A flat area rich in soft coral mixed with hard coral, the perfect habitat for a variety of marine fish. The best coral growth is from 5 meters down to 15 meters, followed by a sandy area where unique kinds of nudibranchs can be found.

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Gili Mimpang, Candidasa

The connected pinacle and the west side have sloping coral that reach sandy bottoms up to more than 20 meters. The dive site has a current tends to be medium to strong. At the last pinacle, on the other side can be found a wall that sometimes has strong down current.

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This site has large boulders that create overhangs and tunnels in depths of 5 to 12 meters, followed by a slope that meets the sand at 35 meters on one side and a steep wall that reachs more than 40 meters.

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This side is on a small island surrounded by rocky walls reaching more than 40 meters deep. On the eastern wall of the island there is a cave. The gate of the cave is at a depth of 12 meters and is a favorite part of this dive site.

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Mangrove Point is a beautiful dive site on the north side of Mangrove! It is a 10 Minute boat ride out of Nomads Diving. Mangrove features a stunning sloping reef. Mangrove is often known for its currents which can also bring it some big fish

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SD Point is an abbreviation for ‘Sekolah Dasar’ or elementary school. It’s arguably the most diverse collection of corals in Bali. Having shelf slope bottom parallel along the beach cover with abundant corals make this site is great for Drift Dive activities. Occasionally the current could be very strong.

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This dive starts from a coral slope that meets some ruins, combining to form a wall and boulders descending to 20 meters deep. This dive site has strong currents that can drag divers into the open ocean so be aware! Large boulders are often uses by predator fish to hide from the current while waiting on their prey.

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