Nico Dives Cool Bali

Diving Sanur

Sanur Channel, Penjor Reef, Jeladi Wilis

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Diving Sanur

The underwater world starts only 300m off the shore from Sanur. Each of these three dive sites offers a different bottom composition. The sandy composition of the ground creates sometimes average conditions and thus, the underwater visibility can sometimes be a bit reduced. Currents depend on the tidal movements and can on occasion be strong here. Sanur Diving is generally great for beginners, though honestly we prefer to go a little further and bring you to a top dive site, such as Tulamben or Padang Bai.

However, the mix of a nice reef and good marine life makes diving in Sanur a particularly interesting experience for the novice diver, a rescue diver course, and for specialty diving courses. The Sanur dive sites are also an alternative for experienced divers who seek nice diving close to civilisation.

Included in the Price

We include all necessities and more into our price. Dive locations, trip duration, and extras can be fully customised to your preferences and diving skills. Please contact us regarding diving Sanur and we will tailor a perfect trip for you.

  • 2 dives (3rd optional)
  • normal air tanks (Nitrox available)
  • highly professional dive and tour guide
  • all necessary diving gear
  • all transportation
  • Lunch, water and soft drinks, fresh fruit,  snacks
  • fresh and clean towels
  • changing rooms and toilets
  • all  marine park fees, taxes and boating services
  • one big fat smile at the end of your trip
  • Responsible diving – We are a proud eco dive shop and follow a zero plastic waste policy
Please visit our full price list for details and optional extras. We offer you amazing extras such as personalized photography  services, Enriched Air (Nitrox), extra large 15L tanks. 

How we get there

From our shop in Sanur, we take one of our buses and reach Beach in a few minutes. We take a short ride with a Jukung (local boat) for max 10min to 3 different dives sites located here. The names of the sites are Penjor Reef, Jeladi Wilis, and Channel Point.

Marine Life at the Dive Site

Diving Sanur’s dive sites offers an abundance of marine life and a nice reef filled with corals and sponges along a coral reef. Here, hundreds of fish and critters live, and we can observe many types of fish, shrimp, crabs, turtles. Ocassionally we can spot reef sharks, such as the white tip and black tip.

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Scuba Packages


  • Nico Dives Cool will provide you with an experienced dive professional who knows all sites very well. Please do not question the dive professional’s judgment. 
  • Be prepared that we may decide not to dive on certain sites if conditions are not safe to do so.
Sanur Starfish Scuba Diving

Diving Sanur - Penjor Reef

The trip to Penjor reef takes only a few minutes from the Sanur shore by Jukung (local fisherman boat). There you find an abundance of mature and diverse coral and marine life. Even if the visibility may not be the best the day you go, it is still a very nice dive as the volume of macro life is amazing. This is great spot to do an Underwater Photography Specialty Course or a Discover Scuba Diving Course. Some of our previous divers will credit this site as being as good as some of the more famous sites in Bali for Muck Diving.

This reef holds some surprises. Here, you regularly find blue spotted stingrays, batfish, lionfish, nudibranchs and moray eels. The coral reef slopes gently down to about 20m depth and ends in a sandy bottom.

Sanur Diving Clown Fish

Diving Sanur - Channel Point

This dive site is one of the most commonly dived locations because it is an ideal place for dive training. It is great for complete a scuba diving course and continue your education with specialty courses. Channel Point dive site is situated in the Sanur channel and has a large coral reef. The slope has a sandy bottom topography. This is a good dive location for novice divers, refresher courses, and to do the SSI or PADI Rescue Diver Course.  It is also a good option for those who do not have much time or want to travel a long way.

The macro marine life and coral formations make Sanur’s dive sites very interesting. Sanur Channel may not offer Bali’s best diving, but if you want a quick and easy dive with interesting things to encounter, this is the place to visit. Here we sight colourful reef life, such as nudibranchs, moray eels, blue spotted rays, sea snakes and lion fish. The proximity to our dive center makes this an ideal training dive site.

Mantis Shrimp Bali

Jeladi Wilis

This site is situated in front of the Grand Inna Beach Hotel. It’s a great site for scuba diving courses and divers that are looking for a dive site close by. You will explore a beautiful and colourful reef. Here you will encounter many healthy corals, huge bommies, pinnacles, and tables. Within the reef we find diverse marine life. Here, you have a chance to spot cuttlefish, lionfish, octopus, nudibranchs, scorpion fish, blue spotted stingray, and the shiny pufferfish. Also, reef sharks are regularly reported here, too.

As the other dive sites around Sanur, this dive site has a sandy bottom. This simple, gentle dive site starts at around 3m and slopes down to about 15m. The current here can on occasion be a little strong so diving at slack tide is the best option.

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