Experience the magical underwater world of East Bali and the surrounding area with our onsite dive center, the ‘Siddhartha Dive Center’. For scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, Siddhartha Oceanfront Resort & Spa is the perfect destination. Our fully equipped SSI Dive Center is located within the resort grounds, just a few meters away from world-class diving and snorkeling sites. Explore the legendary underwater beauty off the shores of East Bali, Amed, and Nusa Penida, well known for thriving coral reefs, rare macro sightings, and remarkable biodiversity.
If you are ready for your next dive or snorkel adventure, search no more. We offer guided diving and snorkeling to explore the coral reefs and black sands of this spectacular shoreline. For certified divers, we have exciting Specialty Courses taught by experienced SSI instructors to expand and improve your current skills and knowledge. For non-divers, we welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the magic of the underwater world with our Try Scuba program. Diving aside, for the ones that prefer to stay afloat on the surface level we offer mesmerizing snorkeling opportunities at any of the surrounding reefs and dive sites.
Our fully equipped SSI dive center is conveniently located within the grounds of the resort. Just 50 meters from the shore, we offer direct access to some of Bali’s famous world-class diving and snorkeling, as well as a great place to meet and greet your new dive or snorkel buddies! Our Dive Center overlooks the ocean with an open area that is perfect for gathering before and after a dive and looking through fish ID books. It also acts as our open-air classroom for courses.
We offer a full range of SSI courses ranging from your first underwater experience with our Try Scuba program, to Advanced Diver certification and Specialty Courses to improve your current skills or to learn new ones! Our open-air area is the perfect classroom environment for scuba diving education, as well as a great place to go through fish ID books with your guides post-dive or snorkel. Experience the magical underwater world of East Bali with our incredibly fun, friendly and professional dive team!
Try Scuba with an introductory dive for first-timers wanting to experience the magical underwater world. This will give you the chance to discover the hidden treasures of the ocean and simultaneously try out the practical side of a diving course. You can book your Try Scuba at our Dive Center upon arrival or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to be a scuba diver and get ready for an experience of a lifetime! Complete the Open Water Diver course with Siddhartha Dive Center to receive an internationally recognized diving certification from Scuba Schools International (SSI). We also offer the next level in training, the Advanced Open Water Diver. Contact us via email at email@example.com to book your course today!
Continue your adventure by taking one of our exciting Specialty Courses taught by experienced instructors to expand and improve your current skills and knowledge. Choose from Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep Diving, Navigation, Wreck Diving, plus many more from the SSI advanced training programs. Contact us directly to enquire about any courses you might be interested in: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kubu Marine Park is the protected area in front of the resort and home to our house reefs! There is direct access right from the beachfront, through our dive center. Our reef restoration project has been wonderfully successful, with numerous objects now completely covered in corals and teeming with fish.
Entries 1 to 4 are distributed over the entire width of the resort. All four entries have orientation lines. The shallow areas slope down very gently over a distance of 30 meters to a depth of 5-6 meters. From 3 to 14 meters depth there is a nearly continuous coral reef with many bigger blocks of coral. Starting at a depth of 15 meters, the reef slopes down at a 45° angle. This sandy slope with its numerous blocks of coral is nice to follow during descent. Turtles, trumpetfish, batfish, snappers, and schooling fish such as trevallies and fusiliers, all love to make the Kubu Marine Park their home. Also look for nudibranchs, leaf fish, pipefish, lionfish, and perhaps some stingrays in the sand.
More and more fish come to live at the Boga, and it has become a fantastic artificial reef. Schools of trevallies, batfish, and fusiliers gather around the wreck. In the sand, look for garden eels and stingrays. Moray eels, lionfish, ghost pipefish, nudibranch, leaffish, scorpionfish, and pipefish all make the Boga their home.
The Liberty attracts an abundance of healthy coral and marine life. A school of green humphead parrotfish is often seen on early morning and night dives. The corals attract colorful anthias and the wreck is a hiding place for barracuda, sweetlips, snappers, butterflyfish, and more. Turtles and blacktip reef sharks are also known to stop by at the wreck. Look out to the sandy patches for fields of garden eels.
Seraya Secret, Batu Belah, Batu Niti, Tulamben Drop Off, Emerald…there are so many dive sites to mention in Tulamben and Seraya, come and see for yourself and experience the world-famous diving in these areas. It seems that black sandy areas attract the most amazing creatures. Some of the things you may encounter are harlequin shrimp, leaf fish, nudibranchs, hermit crabs, boxer crabs, ghost pipefish, demon stingers, stonefish, crocodile fish, bumblebee shrimp, stingrays, bobtail squid, and tiger shrimp. The rich volcanic sand is also a healthy home for corals and sponges, look in the sea fans for pygmy seahorses and pink squat lobsters in the barrel sponges.
Pyramids, a reef restoration project and Amed Wall can be gentle drift dives with chances to see turtles, bluespotted stingrays, reef sharks, and plenty of reef fish. Along with great creatures such as leaf fish, nudibranchs, mantis shrimps, and ribbon eels. At Ghost Bay and other muck diving sites you might be lucky enough to spot Rhinopias, seahorses, ghost pipefish, moray eels, Shaun the Sheep nudibranchs, mimic octopus, feather star shrimps, frogfish, pipefish, and cowfish, the list is endless.Siddhartha Dive Center’s eagle-eyed guides know where to find and how to spot the amazing, camouflaged sea life hiding in the black sands reef of Amed.
Other, more advanced dive sites, include the Ferry Channel Mimpang, Gili Biaha, and Gili Tepekong. These sites are very exposed, so good weather is necessary. The currents can run fast but provide the opportunity and potential for action-packed dives and the possibility for sharks and rare sightings of Mola Mola (giant sunfish).
On the northern and eastern sides of Nusa Penida, the reefs are covered with stunning hard corals, where schooling fish, as well as a large number of small and big fish species, can be seen. A perfect site for a drift dive. Nusa Penida trips are full-day excursions. We travel by car to Padangbai where we take our private speed boat another 45 minutes to reach Nusa Penida and its surrounding dive sites