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Bob’s Island, Pulau Sinyaru

West Sumatra Padang - Indonesia
Bathed in the tepid crystalline depths of the azure Indian Ocean, tethered by bubbles and brushed by rainbow colored fish. Scuba divers enter a fantasy world of brilliance and wonder. Surface intervals are never boring as you can try out novice surfing in the gentle waves. This is Pulau Sinyaru, better known as Bob's Island.
Location
Padang is just 50 minutes by air from Kuala Lumpur or 90 minutes from Jakarta, where you can experience some of the world’s most beautiful dive adventures.
Surfing
The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best surf to be found anywhere in the world, with more perfect left and right handers in one region than anywhere on earth.
Diving
Originally discovered by the surfing community, it is possible to dive in Padang year-round in warm waters. Macro dives are plentiful here and underwater conditions are typically easy and calm, suitable for new divers.
Unlimited Adventures
Discover Heaven

As a dive destination, Padang is relatively undiscovered. After all, the Indian Ocean is a vast sea of diverse and thriving marine life. Hundreds of little uninhabited islands rocky outcrops scatter the Indian Ocean giving refuge to both pelagic & macro marine life.

Diving at Padang is truly an exploration dream. With its amazing visibility, there’s plenty to discover, from its vast underwater topography to its macro life not found anywhere else in the world. Add the visits from its resident dolphins and Whales, and you will struggle to find any place that’s quiet like it.

Diving Courses

We offer a full range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Instructor Training

Entry Level Diving Courses

Taking your first breath underwater is a momentous occasion, one that can lead to a lifetime of adventure and rewarding underwater experiences. Our partners offer a range of PADI courses for the total beginner, each combining practical skills, dive theory and real dives. Our PADI Instructor will guide you every step of the way and get you in the water and having fun in no time!

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Qualified Open Water Divers have the opportunity to further their diving skills and knowledge with courses aimed at giving divers a taster in different fields of diving. Anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to dive at night, explore wrecks, or those who want to dive deeper than the Open Water Diver limit of 18 meters, this is your next destination.

SPECIALTY COURSES

Divers can explore their underwater interests and take their diving to a new level. Open Water Divers who are fascinated by a particular area of diving or simply want to broaden their knowledge in as many areas as possible can choose from a range of courses on offer.

PROFESSIONAL

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere

DIVE SITES

There are a total of 18 dive sites around the island. Most of the sites are 5-40 minutes from the island while the rest are 45-80 minutes. Location of dives all depend around the currents, weather and shipping traffic (if any).

The house reef can be accessed directly from the jetty with depths varying from 5 meters to 30 meters with the initial descend down to a sandy bottom which then gradually slopes down.

Behind the island, a site nicknamed Bob’s backside, is an amazing wall with lots of marine life and both soft and hard corals as well as large sea fans, some larger than a petite diver. Depth ranges from 18 meters to 40 meters and slopping downwards to 200 meters.

Visibility at most sites really depend on the weather (quite unpredictable) but in most cases it ranges from 10 meters to 20 meters.

The sites are teeming with fish and macro life. On a good day, the house reef i so thick with GT, you could literally push your hand through the fish.