Snorkeling Padang Bai

Padang Bai is one of Bali’s most popular destinations for diving and at the same time for snorkeling. The diverse tropical marine life makes snorkeling Padang Bai ideal for both beginner and advanced swimmers.

As a relatively medium size village for Bali island, the village of Padang Bai is home to a number of beautiful beaches and bays that offer excellent snorkeling opportunities.

Snorkeling Padang Bai
Padang Bai beach

How is snorkeling Padang Bai

Padang Bai is famous for its underwater diversity. The abundance of soft and hard coral, and the diverse tropical marine life and critter that live there makes Padang Bai the best place to snorkel.

For those most fascinated about turtles, snorkeling Padang Bai is one of the best places in Bali to swim with them. Packed with beautiful underwater life, you may see octopus, sea snakes, white tip reef sharks and more in Padang Bai.

sea snakes
sea snakes
white tip reef sharks
white tip reef sharks

All of the snorkeling Padang Bai is conducted by using the traditional spider boats. The boat rides are short, convenient and the waves are generally small or none at all which makes Padang Bai an excellent choice for children and family trips.

How is snorkeling Padang Bai

Schedule of the day

The day starts with the hotel transfer at approximately 7AM, meet and greet at the dive center for preparations, snorkeling gear check and day briefing before finally heading out to snorkeling Padang Bai. The trip to reach the harbour of Padang Bai takes approximately 45-60 minutes by car from Sanur where our dive center is located.

Once arriving in Padang Bai, we will be loading the boat, a traditional spider boat called Jukung and off we go for a 5-10 minutes ride to the nearest snorkeling spots.

In each snorkeling spot we will be swimming for approximately 45-60 minutes before returning back to the harbour where we will be enjoying lunch at a nearby local restaurant with delicious local food. Lunch is included in our snorkeling Padang Bai pricing.

The return back at the dive center is scheduled for approximately 2PM after 2 spots snorkeling.

Padang Bai has a total of 9 main dive sites out of which almost all of them are perfectly suitable for snorkeling:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Jepun
  • White Sand Beach
  • Jetty
  • Turtle Neck

What is included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport to Padang Bai
  • Boat rental
  • Snorkeling guide ( 4 on 1 group )
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas)
  • Full set snorkeling equipment
  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

What is excluded

Additional equipment such as but not limited to: GoPro rental, private snorkeling guide, private car, private boat, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions about Snorkeling Padang Bai

How far away is Padang Bai?

Padang Bai is located on the east coast of Bali, approximately 1 hour away by car from Sanur and 1.5 hours away from Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua.

Is snorkeling in Padang Bai good?

Yes, snorkeling in Padang Bai is one of the best that Bali has to offer, swimming with turtles, octopus, diverse tropical marine life.