Amuk Bay, with Padangbai to the south and Candidasa to the north, is about 6km across and located along the south side of Bali’s eastern point. Just north of Padangbai is Blue Lagoon, a treasure trove of marine life. This a small bay with a steep white sand beach, located just northeast of Padangbai. The steepness of the beach means there are waves, thus we take a 5min boat ride from Padangbai. The white sand bottom, which slopes gradually to 22m, has scattered rocks, soft corals and a huge area of staghorn coral. The fish life is amazing! A large napoleon wrasse is occasionally sighted, and the area is home to several kinds of reef shark, rays, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, cuttlefish, nudibranches, squid and octopus, leaf scorpion fish in every hue and stargazers and frogfish. The diving at Blue Lagoon is easy, but experienced divers and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site. Visibility is 15-20m, there is sometimes a little surge and a mild current but the bay is fairly protected, and has a good variety of sweetlips, angelfish and surgeonfish.