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Absolute Scuba Bali Dive Resort

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
23
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Beachfront dive resort with lush gardens in Padang Bai 
  • 100+ marine species, sharks, mantas macro life
  • Hotspot for diving in east Bali, 2:1 diver to guide ratio
  • Varied breakfast of pancakes, omlettes, fruit, local dish
  • Air-conditioned rooms with a balcony, terrace
  • Traditional Balinese Spa offering hot stone massage
  • Restaurant, pool with cocktail bar

Resort Description

Absolute Scuba Bali Dive Resort is located on the south-eastern coast of Bali, one of the best locations on the island to dive.

Nearby dive sites offer a selection of hard and soft corals, plus hundreds of marine species like oriental sweet lips, clownfish, napoleon wrasses, pharaoh cuttlefish, macro life and sharks.

The resort is made up of double and triple guestrooms, a Balinese Spa, restaurant and pool complete with a cocktail bar. 

Every room comes with a large water dispenser and guests are encouraged to bring thier own reusable water bottles to reduce reliance on single use plastic. 

The resort offers bespoke land tours to work around guest interests and time restraints. 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 17 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 17 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Absolute Scuba Bali Dive Resort

Best dive sites in Bali

USAT Liberty – Bali’s most famous dive site and a chance to see a resident school of bumphead parrotfish, black sand muck diving combined with a coral encrusted wreck. The USAT (United States Army Transport) Liberty was awaiting repairs on the shore when lava flow from an erupting Mount Agung pushed her back into the water where she now lays on her side. Starting at just over 5 meters and extending down to 30 meters this wreck is a marine life hotspot. Look out for barracuda, turtles, pygmy seahorses on fans, numerous species of nudibranch, sting rays and a wealth of critters. Gili Tepekong – These magnificent rock pinnacles are encrusted with a vibrant mix of hard and soft corals and offer stunning underwater topographies ranging from walls and slopes to canyons and swim throughs. Biomass here is exceptional with hoards of fish occupying the reef. It is a great site for spotting reef sharks, seasonal Mola Mola and when looking out to the blue - anything is possible! Due to mild-strong currents, Gili Tepekong is an advanced dive site and is recommended for experienced divers. Gili Selang – Starting out on the black sand slope you’ll be impressed by the variety of nudibranch and other macro critters as you head down to the top of the reef. The reef and wall offer gorgonian fans, rope sponges, branching corals, occasional bommies, colourful soft corals and barrel sponges in the deeper areas. Look out for moray eels, trevally, cuttlefish and pygmy seahorses camouflaged in the fans with schooling fusiliers and passing pelagics in the blue. Due to mild-strong currents, Gili Selang is an advanced dive site and is recommended for experienced divers. Eel Garden – This is a beautiful dive site which takes its name from a sandy ridge, populated by literally hundreds of garden eels which sway to and fro in the plankton rich currents. That’s not all though, this is a diverse dive site where you can spot passing pelagics and a wealth of critters on the reefs and sandy slopes. Underwater Temple – Also known as “Temple garden” or “Taman Pura” this site is an artificial reef designed to look like a traditional Balinese temple. There are sunken stone statues of Buddha and Ganesha behind ornate Balinese gateways. If there was ever a site that reflected Balinese spiritualism underwater, this is it! Bali is home to innumerable dive sites which offer diverse topographies and marine life. Other notable sites in Bali include: Coral Gardens, Napoleon Reef, Secret Bay, Jemeluk Bay and Blue Lagoon.

What to see

Bali is one of the most diverse underwater environments the ocean has to offer. Famous for sightings of mola molas, manta rays and sharks it would be easy to overlook the other riches available. Tuna and barracuda stalk the reef. Vibrancy comes from in the from the 2500 varieties of reef fish that make Balis reefs their home. Octopus, cuttlefish and scorpion fish hide in plain sight. Divers will often encounter turtles here. Play close attention for the macro and muck diving delights. Discover pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, frogfish and an array of nudibranch. No matter how long you have been diving, unless you have been to Bali before, you are virtually guaranteed to see so many fish and critters that you have never seen before.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Resort in Padang Bai
  • Well-maintained, Aqualung and IST rental gear
  • USS Liberty Shipwreck, Manta Point
  • Mola Mola @ Crystal Bay, night diving in Padang Bai
  • Purpose-built diver training center
  • Training pool, equipment servicing center
     

Description

Absolute Scuba Bali is located on the waterfront, next door to Padang Bai Beach Resort.

The team offer daily fun dives and a full range of recreational PADI courses. PADI Travel divers can look forward to a special offer of 2:1 divers to guide ratio, as opposed to the usual 4:1 maximum ratio. 

Scuba Pro rental equipment is regularly check and maintained, with tanks inspected annually. 

The dive staff are multilingual and each have over 2500 logged dives. All have divers throughout Asia and have a good knowledge of Padang Bai's local dive sites. 

Facilities include a purpose-built diver training center, training pool and equipment servicing center. A large range of scuba gear items and accessories can be sourced for purchase via the dive shop. 

Nitrox is free, though it is limited to a handful of dive sites due to risky down currents. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • External Guests Allowed
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Idr)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best way to get to the resort is via a private pick-up service.
  • The resort can arrange a pick-up from the airport and other regions in Bali. From the airport, the journey will not be longer than 2 hours.
  • All transfers utilize air conditioned vehicles seating up to 4 people and there is an additional charge. 
  • Pick-ups can be arranged at any time or the day or night. 
  • Check-in time is from 3pm onwards, though you can arrive at the resort and store your luggage 24 hours a day. Reception is open from 7am till 9pm, and through the night there are security staff that can welcome you. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12pm noon. 
  • The resort can arrange a drop-off service to transfer you back to the airport or other region of Bali. These transfers are possible 24 hours a day and will incur an additional cost. 

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