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.
25 09 15 - 20:42
The idea of dipping below the surface after sunset seems a very scary thought to a lot of novice divers. Why do they think night diving is scary?? Do they think that because you can't see any further than the glow of your light there might be a big man-eating shark waiting for you or you might drift off and get lost in the blue?
The plain truth is that night diving can be intimidating for both novice and experienced divers, but there truly is nothing quite like it.
You probably have been scuba diving at a site many times before, however at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life. Under the glow of your dive light you will experience how the scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. Explore the dive site by shining your light under rocks and inside the corals and you will find creatures that only come out at night!