Explore the immense beauty of ocean creatures while joining us on one of our underwater adventures.
The island of the gods has a lot of beauty to offer, not only on land but also underwater.
Swim along the drop-off, meet reef sharks in Tanjung Sari, and see the Manta Rays at Manta Point or the tropical sunfish (Mola Mola) in Crystal Bay.
Explore the USAT Liberty wreck in Tulamben or see beautiful corals and creatures on a drift dive at Nusa Penida.
We offer daily trips to the dive sites around Padang Bai and Tulamben.
On request, we also plan trips to Nusa Penida, including Manta Point.
Our day trips include:
While enjoying lunch after the dives, you can share your experiences with your buddies. Back from diving around 3 pm, you have enough time to relax at the pool or in your room before a delicious dinner in one of the many restaurants in Padang Bai.
3 dives Padang Bai / Mimpang / Tepekong / Tulamben
2 dives Padang Bai / Mimpang / Tepekong / Tulamben
3 dives Nusa Penida (incl. Manta Point)
Not all dive sites are suitable for every experience level as Padang Bai is located on the Lombok strait and, due to its geographical location on the Wallace Line, you can expect strong currents at exposed dive sites.
That's one great reason for us to work together with you on your diving skills and help you to improve!
Safety, protection of the underwater world, and fun are our top priorities.
The Blue Lagoon is a beautiful and easy dive site, just a few minutes from the beach and offers some of the best macro diving in Bali. Many fishes swim around the wall in the north of the bay and fantastic and colorful creatures frolic on the sandy slope next to it. From beginner to professional divers, there is something here for every experience level.
This dive site is located at the southern end of the Blue Lagoon and stretches along the headland that separates the lagoon and Padang Bai bay. Due to the exposed location, currents can come up here, making the chance of seeing large schools of fish and reef sharks high! On the reef pile, beautiful small rock formations provide shelter for moray eels, reef sharks, squid, and lobsters.
With one of Bali's best soft coral gardens, the shallows of Bias Tugel (located just off White Sand Beach in Padang Bai) are covered with some of the largest and most colorful leather coral you'll ever see! The sloping reef goes down to 50 meters and consists of many large bommies holding tiny glassfish and the occasional shark and turtle. If you follow the slope down into the depths, you will find several horizontal cracks where there is always something to discover. With luck and a good eye, you can find pygmy seahorses between 20-30 meters deep in the gorgonians.
The dive starts just outside the bay in Padang Bai in the ferry channel, built for shipping traffic to Lombok. Immediately after the descent, you will find horizontal crevices at 14 - 18 meters depth, where whitetip reef sharks and lobsters reside. A little deeper, there are some coral reefs, including a cleaning station for giant moray eels. A huge gorgonian at a depth of 24-26 meters points the way toward Blue Lagoon.
The dive site Jepun is a bit more east than Blue Lagoon and is suitable for divers of any experience level. An artificial reef, including a small shipwreck at 18 meters depth, offers both the beginner and the experienced diver a lot to discover! The shipwreck was sunk in 2008 and is now beautifully overgrown! Very often, we meet stingrays or reef sharks, which make themselves comfortable under the shipwreck.
Leaving the wreck behind, you dive along an artificial reef in the 12 - 16 meter range past beautiful formations where there is plenty to discover: lionfish, scorpionfish, cuttlefish, batfish, blue spotted rays, flute fish, ghost moray eels, nudibranchs, seahorses, pegasus, and much more.
Livingseas Coral Restoration Site
Before 2019, the dive site Baung Penyu was a sad-looking place underwater, covered with dead coral rubble without any fish. In mid 2019, the Livingseas Coral Restoration Project was started. With over 3,000 reef stars installed on the seabed over the past few years, the restored marine ecosystem now covers more than 2,000 square meters.
Within a few years, we have restored a new marine ecosystem with fabulous biodiversity from a desolate desert landscape. Moray eels, turtles, octopuses, and cuttlefish have found a new home here. Predatory fish are also frequently spotted, which is a sign of a very healthy reef.
Mimpang is one of our favorite sites, with steep walls on one side and a sloping plateau on the other. The walls of Gili Mimpang are famous for sharks and mola molas (seasonal), as well as schools of fish and turtles. The sloping reef is covered with hundreds of meters of branching coral and millions of reef fish.
Tepekong is bordered on one side by a wall that drops beyond 60m. You will find frequent resident sharks, and the occasional Mola Mola. This dive site is also subject to strong currents depending on the moon phase and tides, so the fish life is fantastic!
There are some dive sites around the neighboring island of Nusa Penida. The most famous is Manta Point, where you can admire giant manta rays up close, Crystal Bay with crystal clear water, and a famous Mola Mola cleaning station. Less known is the north coast with its coral diversity. These are mostly pleasant drift dives where you can let these impressive underwater landscapes pass by like a movie.
The USAT Liberty in Tulamben is the most dived shipwreck in the world. Most wrecks are very deep and difficult to access. The USAT Liberty was pushed to the beach in Tulamben during World War 2, and that's where Gunung Agung pushed it back into the water during an eruption in 1963. At a depth of 5 meters, you can already see the majestic stern of the boat. The bow lies at a depth of 28 meters, completely overgrown with corals, reef fish, and turtles.
A sign of love and respect is to do something good for what you love.
What better way to show your connection to the sea by helping us rebuild a coral reef in Bali?
Coral Conservation Dive Packages
Check out our dive packages around the Livingseas Coral Restoration Program and become a part of the Team!
Plant your own reefstar on our reef and immortalize yourself with your individual bamboo name tag!
How does it work?
1 day, 3 dives
On the first dive we will show you the complete rebuilt reef of Livingseas in Baung Penyu.
On the second dive, we go to another dive site and rescue broken corals.
On the third dive, you replant the harvested corals on your very own reefstar and give them a second chance at life!
Price (incl. reefstar, bamboo tag and lunch) 2.500.000 Rp
Available any time!
Join us for our regular planting days in Padang Bai and actively help us restore the reef!
After an introduction to the day's activities and a short briefing on coral planting, we spend the day on the boat and underwater.
Check out the dates here and become a part of our Livingseas Coral Restoration Team!
We will be planting corals on:
Sat, 8 JUL 2023 / Sat, 29 JUL 2023
Sat, 12 AUG 2023 / Sat, 26 AUG 2023,
Sat, 9 SEPT 2023 / Sat, 23 SEPT 2023
Sat, 7 OCT 2023 / Sat, 21 OCT 2023
Sat, 4 NOV 2023 / Sat, 18 NOV 2023
Sat, 2 DEC 2023 / Sat, 16 DEC 2023 / Sat, 30 DEC 2023
Contact us one week before the date and we will be happy to schedule you.
Price (incl. equipment, snacks on the boat, 2 dives) 800.000 Rp
Do you want to get more involved in our work? Are you an experienced diver or have you already participated in planting days with us?
Here is your chance to lend a hand and actively support our coral restoration project. Help us with the maintenance of our marine ecosystem in Baung Penyu, rescue broken corals with our team to replant them later or work on our nursery to raise baby corals.
Monitor and maintenance diving days take place every 14 days, regularly one day after the planting. Check the maintenance dates and contact us via WhatsApp! We will be happy to plan you in.
So, 9. JUL 2023 / So, 30. JUL 2023
So, 13. AUG 2023 / So. 27. AUG 2023,
So, 10. SEPT 2023 / So, 24. SEPT 2023
So, 8. OKT 2023 / So, 22. OKT 2023
S0, 5. NOV 2023 / So, 19. NOV 2023
So, 3. DEZ 2023 / So, 17. DEZ 2023 / So, 31. DEZ 2023
Price (incl. equipment, snacks on the boat, 2 dives) 800.000 Rp
This package is great as a family, friends, or company event!
You want to do something sustainable together? Not all people are divers, and you still want to contribute to the ocean and the restoration of corals? No problem! Our Onshore Coral Planting Package makes it possible!
In a nice atmosphere on the beach, you will first learn about the ocean and corals before you get active and plant your own reefstar on the beach.
Our team will then load the planted structures directly onto a boat and bring them to the Livingseas Restoration site. There you will have the opportunity to snorkel and watch as your reefstars are installed on our reef and will soon provide a new home for small sea creatures.
Each reefstar is provided with an individual bamboo tag (family or company name or motto) and helps us to locate your structures later and to take pictures, which we will send to you monthly by email, so that you can watch how your corals grow!
Contact us for more information!
If you or your companion are not divers yet, but still want to take part and create some impact for the ocean, no problem!
We can add on an instructor to bring you diving 1 on 1 and take you on a TRY SCUBA session on any of the above programs. Just add 500.000 Rp to the respective program, and get your own introductory dive program and actively contribute to the protection of the reef!
After a short briefing on diving and equipment by an experienced instructor, we will first practice some important skills with you in the shallow water area before taking you to our Conservation site to look at our restoration work.
Your first diving experience will be breathtaking! And when you feel comfortable enough underwater, you can join your instructor in planting corals in a shallow area next to our restoration site!
Get your first diving experience while doing something good for the ocean!
Individually we are one drop.
Together, we are an Ocean.
Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese poet