17 01 16 - 18:53
Only a 50 minutes drive from Joe's Gone Diving in Sanur to this small coastal village called Padang Bai.
Everything is this town breaths diving, so if your not waiting with your backpack for the ferry to one of the Gili islands or Lombok, your only reason to be here is for diving.Padangbai is your starting point to do some amazing diving around Bali, no matter what your level is from open water to instructor, or what your interests are, would you like to see a Mola or a rare nudibranch? With very different dive sites to choose from there is something here for everyone.
03 12 15 - 17:31
When you are diving on the beautiful reefs of Bali, did you realize that these reefs where formed 10,000 years ago and are unlike anything else on the planet?
So when you are busy taking pictures of the many species of fish, clams and many other animals and plants, take a moment to take a closer look at the reefs itself, the most colorful and diverse ecosystem in the world.
Most people think corals are plants, but they are actually animals related to the jellyfish and anemones. Reefs are formed because a group of tiny organisms, called coral polyps, die. These animals, which are attached to the ocean floor, leave behind their hard limestone skeleton. The next generation of polyps uses these skeletons, eventually resulting into these amazing shaped structures we now know amongst others as staghorn, elkhorn, brain, mushroom and pillar corals. All these different structures provide a valuable habitat for the fish and other animals that makes diving around Bali so interesting.
13 10 15 - 22:00
When I first started diving I was only interested in seeing the big fish, like sharks, manta rays and dolphins, which there are plenty of around Bali. This changed when I started my dive master course and dived a lot on the beautiful coral reefs around Bali.
During one of my first dives in Bali my dive instructor showed me my first Pygmy seahorse and from that moment on I didn’t only love big fish anymore but starting to love looking for small critters and especially for seahorses.