Diving Sanur | Perfect Day Trip for Beginners | Atlantis Bali Diving

Diving Sanur


Only 10 minutes away by boat from Sanur beach, these are the most accessible of the sites on offer. For the diver who doesn’t have much time, and must perform training requirements for PADI courses such as Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, or specific Specialty Diver courses, and Divemaster practical training, these sites are a great option!

The visibility varies greatly according to the tides and weather conditions. The sea floor is composed out of sand, interspersed with coral reef and coral bommies.

One dive site is located just at the entrance of a channel that separates the island’s coral reef from the blue water. Another dive site that can be visited when you are diving in Sanur is a bit further away and is located along Sanur beach, just in front of the Inna Grand Beach Hotel.


  • Sanur Channel/ Dog’s Point
  • Jaya de Willis
  • Penjor Reef


  1. Pick-up from hotel by the Dune Atlantis International Bali bus Click here (FAQ n°12) For more information about our free transfer zone 
  2. Depart Sanur beach around 8:00 am
  3. 10 minute boat ride to the dive site
  4. 1st dive (morning)
  5. Lunch included on the boat
  6. 2nd dive (afternoon)
  7. Return to Sanur beach around 12:00 or 1:00pm
  8. Drop off to hotel by the Dune Atlantis International Bali


  • Type of dive: Training dives
  • Depths: 8 – 15 metres         
  • Certification level required : certified divers, divers in training
  • Visibility: 5 -20 metres
  • Current: none to moderate
  • Access: from shore / speedboat/ local traditional boat
  • Temperature: 26 – 30 degrees



  • Dive in small groups (Ratio 4 divers to 1 Guide/Instructor)
  • Dive sites chosen and appropriate for divers’ experience level
  • Boat dives (back roll entry)
  • 15L available on request
  • Adherence to PADI Standards
  • Adherence to safety rules and recommendations (emergency oxygen, first aid kit)
  • Non-diving companion welcome
  • Snorkeling possible

I recently took part in an IDC held by Dune Atlantis Bali. It was excellent and i would like to highlight the great job done by course director Patrick and staff instructor Karl. What i was most impressed with was their focus on not getting us to pass the IDC and the subsequent Instructor Exam, but to create good instructors. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in doing IDC.


Hard to know where to start. . .

After emailing several dive centres around the world, I decided to do a 2 month Divemaster internship with Atlantis. The emails received from Jerome and Marie were so helpful and friendly, answered my many, many questions and made me feel confident I had chose the right place.

They arranged everything and gave a price that included all required (advanced open water, EFR, Rescue and Divemaster courses, learning materials, equipment rental AND accommodation) – no surprise charges when I got there. They picked me up from the airport, took me to the dive centre for a little tour and then onto my guesthouse – absolutely no stress involved. All the staff – the drivers, the equipment guys, the office girls, the divemasters and instructors were so nice and made me feel relaxed and very welcome straight away.

The scuba equipment and speedboats are in excellent condition and the equipment guys move all the tanks and wash your equipment for each dive so you don’t have to!

All the instructors and divemasters are experienced and very capable as well as friendly and funny. The courses are taught well and they go well beyond what is required from PADI – they want you to be a good divemaster, rather than just a divemaster. The office staff are fantastic and make everything happen – the organisation is always perfect, and there is a lot of organising to do on busy days!

It goes without saying the dive sites in and around Bali are excellent and as a divemaster trainee you get to go to all of them, many many times. I dived almost every day I was there – the only exceptions were when there were classroom/pool days and when I asked for days off to go exploring.

The dive centre, training and equipment are top quality. What really makes Atlantis special though is the people. After a while the staff stopped seeming like staff and more like friends. At the end of the 2 months, I finished the DM course, was originally intending to travel on to Vietnam and Cambodia for my final month of holiday. . . but I was having such a good time with Atlantis, I stayed 🙂 .

At events I heard people from other dive centres referring to the ‘Atlantis family’. . .which to begin with sounded a bit cheesy to me. . .but it’s true and I will miss them all very much. It’s no exaggeration when I say that it was the best three months ever and I can’t wait to get back out there at the earliest opportunity.

I could write for hours, but will stop now. . feel free to ask me for advice 🙂

Thanks for everything Atlantis.

Tom J

The Atlantis dive master intership is a fantastic, hands-on experience that leaves you feeling confident in your skills whether you plan to continue onto IDC or work as a dive master in the industry. In addition to quality education, the people at Atlantis welcome you to their dive family and introduce you to the life in Sanur Beach. You also get to experience a variety of fun dives in addition to their training for the dive master certification.

lina E