Scuba Diving in Indonesia

Advanced Course


The Advanced Open Water Course takes two days and include 5 Adventures Dives.

Usually our instructor would recommend to do peak performance buoyancy which is a must to improve your buoyancy underwater and deep diving (that will allow you to dive until 30 meters depth) and to choose between the Adventure Dives below the 3 that you might prefer:
- Wreck Adventure Dive
- Compass Navigation
- Night Dive
- Photography
- Fish Identification
- Nitrox 32
- Drift dive

If you choose PADI you must do the Navigation dive where as with SSI you can choose the Adventure Dive that correspond the best to you.

Usually we do three dives in Padang Bai and 2 dives in Tulamben the next day.
But if you want to do the night dive, we would do first two dives in Padang Bai and then 3 dives including one night dive in Tulamben the following day if you want to do the night dive on the Liberty Wreck.

The way we structure our course actually depend on the Adventures Dives you are interested in.
For instance, the Wreck dive can be done in Tulamben only, whereas the drift dive can be done in Nusa Penida only.

Who's It For?

Open Water Diver

What's Included

  • - the transport by car
  • - diving equipment and beach towels
  • - 5 Advanced Adventures Dives with your dive instr
  • - drinks and snacks between the dives and lunch
  • - safety kit + oxygen
  • - all diving taxes and fees.

Dive Spots


USS Liberty Wreck

Depth 50 m · Visibility <5.0 m
Tulamben is shore diving, we dive there directly from the beach, on the beautiful Coral Garden, the Drop Off and the famous Liberty Wreck dive's site (a must-do in Bali!). The Liberty Wreck is indeed an amazing dive site and very convenient for all level of divers. We dive in, through and around this 120 meters long wreck covered of life, discovering new landscape each time we change direction. It's a great experience ;) Tulamben is 2:00 drive from Sanur but it's a beautiful road, with Ocean View almost all the way, Rice-fields and Volcano at the end. The water is usually calm, and the sand is black (volcanic). The sea life is incredibly rich.

Padang Bai

Depth 30 m · Visibility <5.0 m
We dive in Padang Bai from a jukung, a small fisherman boat in wood, on the beautiful Blue Lagoon (one of the bluest water of Bali), the Wall, Bias Tugal and the Jepun (little wreck). About the marine life : hundreds of species, both large and small, can be observed in most of the spots: Oriental sweet lips, moray eels, many species of clownfish and anemone fish, napoleon wrasses, trevallies, jackfish, dogtooth tunas, king mackerels, crocodile fish, lionfish, octopus, pharaoh cuttlefish and green turtles, just to name a few ! You will enjoy a large variety of hard and soft corals, various types of gorgonians, healthy staghorn corals, huge coral boomies and table corals mainly at Bias Tugal, Tanjung Sari and Blue Lagoon. Other sites like the Secret Jetty or Secret Jepun are muck dive sites and have very little coral coverage, but tons of critters. Great for macro lovers and photographers!

Manta Point

Depth 40 m · Visibility <5.0 m
We dive around Nusa Penida from a speed-boat (departure from Sanur Beach). We dive there with the majestic Mantas at Manta Point (weather permitting), on Crystal Bay and Mangrove/SD Point or Toyapakeh (wonderful drift dives). The water is very clear and considered among the best visibility around Bali. These rich waters around the islands support no less than 247 species of coral and 562 species of fish. Nusa Penida is also great for hard and soft coral with many gorgonian sea fans along the steep walls. The Mantas are visible from the surface and their encounter is an incredible experience for snorkelers as well.

Gili Tepekong

Depth 40 m · Visibility <5.0 m
We dive around Gili Tepekong and Mimpang in Amuk Bay from a Jukung (departure from Padang Bai). We usually add one more dive at Secret Jetty, Ferry Chanel, Gili Biaha or any other dive site in Padang Bai. Note that Gili Tepekong, Gili Mimpang, Gilia Biaha and Ferry Channel are for experienced divers only. GILI TEPEKONG: Strong currents coupled with superb marine life and stunning hard and soft coral makes this dive site an unforgettable experience. You can dive on various sites around the island depending on the conditions. You can see great walls, and have an amazing swim through a canyon. There are many caves, some with reef sharks and several huge boulders from the cliffs above which create an underwater aisle. You may also find many fish feeding and sheltering from the currents.

Amed Wall

Depth 25 m · Visibility <5.0 m
Amed is located 2:00 drive from Sanur but it's a beautiful road, with Ocean View almost all the way, Rice-fields and Volcano at the end. We dive there in the warm and clear waters of Bunutan, the Pyramids site (40 artificial reefs full of life) and of the Jemeluk wall, a steep drop off (80m), where you will be astonished by the abundance of fish from macro size to much bigger ones. You can often see much larger pelagic fishes passing by in the depth of the drop off. PYRAMIDS: called “Ghost Bay” as well, is a collection of artificial reefs in form of Pyramids, 20 meters deep, created by the local community, 20 years ago, after the passage of El Nino. The JEMELUK Wall dive site is located on the right of the bay, it takes about a 5 minute boat ride (Jukung) to get there from Amed beach. The wall is very beautiful with nice coral and beautiful gorgonians.It’s truly a beautiful spot to watch the hundreds of colorful anthias surging out from the gorgonians in to the current. BUNUTAN is located at a 10 minutes boat ride from the main beach on Amed/Jemeluk. It’s a beautiful dive site with gorgeous and healthy reef. The dive starts with a gentle sandy slope that drops you down at 12 meters to an impressively large numbers of graceful Garden Eels. With good clarity and sunlight they look absolutely breathtaking. Continuing the steeper slope and probably drifting, you will find huge sponges, blue spotted stingrays, beautiful pink gorgonians, morays, giant barracudas, pygmy seahorses, unbelievable quantities of reef fish and, frequently, black tip reef shark. The macro sea life is also abundant: Nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses and other macro critters. Water temperature is normally around 28°C but the up currents can drop the water temperature. Visibility is usually good (18-25m) although sometimes the thermoclines makes the water blurry.
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