Padang Bai is the name of a small town in Bali. It is a bustling port and familiar with a good diving and snorkeling spot in East Bali. Located in a very protected bay surrounded by hills and long beaches where colorful boats are made on the beach. Both small and large ships lowered their anchors between the daily lives of traditional fishermen. It evolved into a famous port with beautiful surroundings and stunning underwater scenery.
Padangbai is a port to reach Lombok and the other islands next to it by ferry or speed boat that departs and returns. The fast boat takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to the main island of Lombok depending on the weather.
Besides as the main port of fast boats and ferries from Bali to Lombok, Padangbai also has an area worth visiting by a tourist. Padangbai was famous as the diving and snorkeling point. The best 3 diving points of Padangbai: are Blue Lagoon, The Jetty, and Ferry Channel.
You can meet the turtles, sharks, and Giant Trevally there. If you want to snorkel or dive, you can visit Traviora as they provide many tours and water activities around Bali.