Scuba Diving in Padang Bai is one of the best around Bali. 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.
Nusa Penida is an island part of a group of other two islands Lembongan and Ceninganon on the South East coast of Bali. Diving there is really something special. However most of the dives are drift dives and are not suitable for inexperienced divers. Nusa Penida is famous for the Manta Point dive site and for the Mola Mola often seen in Crystal Bay. This is one of the best places in the world to observe the gentle giants!
Most people head to Tulamben for a daytrip from all over Bali (and mostly South Bali). Everything is arranged by the dive centre and you will normally make 2 or 3 dives during the day around Tulamben. One dive early morning on the USS Liberty Ship Wreck, one dive on the beautiful Tulamben wall, a yummy lunch on the beach then another great dive on the Liberty Ship seems to be a perfect programme!