The Channel Dive Site

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4/5
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Very interesting sea life
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Medium current
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Outstanding! 20m and more
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Normal diving depth, 10-25m

The Channel dive site is situated just in front of Padang Bai beach very close to the dive shops. It is reachable by boat in less than 2 minutes! It is possible to dive there with an open water/ CMAS 1 star but this location is better suited to advanced divers. It is a nice plateau about 18 meters deeps with numerous small caves where whitetip reef sharks love to rest during day time. They can also be swimming in the current which can sometimes be quite strong in the channel! Enjoy this wonderful Bali dive site!

This location is a Reef. This is great place for spotting and diving with Sharks!

You can dive The Channel all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of The Channel on the right for the exact location.

The Channel The Channel dive site is situated just in front of Padang Bai beach very close to the dive shops. It... Julien 4

Fishes you may spot while diving The Channel

  • Cuttlefish Cuttlefish
  • Fusilier Fusilier
  • Mantis Schrimp Mantis Schrimp
  • Nudibranch Nudibranch
  • Octopus Octopus
  • Trevally Trevally
  • Whitetip Shark Whitetip Shark

... and more fishes & sea life, Devilfish, Moray, Puffer, Sea Turtle, Stingray

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One Dive Log in “The Channel

  1. The Ferry Channel is the other dive site for spotting sharks a few hundred meters away from Padang Bai harbour. The local population of whitetip reef sharks alternate between here and Tanjung Sari. Wobbegong also dwell here in the cold water months of July-November. The sharks are often seen between 15 to 20m in large cracks that allow them to shelter.
    Beyond this, one can see pygmy seahorse, siagiani squat lobsters, blue-spotted stingrays, green turtles and pelagic fish. Moray eels and ribbon eels are also living here. Look into the blue as you never know what may come close to the reef. We have seen mola-molas here and rumour has it that one instructor has even spotted a hammerhead here!
    Currents can be strong here and this dive site should be dived only at certain times and with local dive guides who know the dive site well.
    By Cedric Saveuse
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    Geko Dive

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