Bali Dive Sites: Padangbai – Blue Lagoon
Padangbai Dive Sites – Blue Lagoon/Jepun
Blue Lagoon/Jepun is a small bay just outside Padangbai; it has a very unassuming appearance and is essentially a white sand slope and bottom with small scattered bits of reef and coral.
AquaMarine often uses Blue Lagoon/Jepun for Open Water Diver courses and also for introducing people to diving with the 1 Day Introductory Adventure Diving Programme. It is a boat dive and makes for a nice gentle day in the water. However, divers should not be fooled into thinking this is a site to be overlooked due to its calm conditions and protected location.
Take a closer look and you’ll find an entrancing variety of marinelife in this area just waiting to be uncovered. This includes a collection of resident Blue-spotted rays and a large Napoleon wrasse through to nudibranchs of all shapes, sizes and colours and surprising discoveries of scorpionfish, lionfish and moray eels.
Blue Lagoon/Jepun is a great place for amateur macro photographers to learn the ropes as well as those looking for a collection of unusual marinelife to observe. Visibility is usually good (15-20m) and there is rarely a current in the area.