SOUTHERN COAST

Nusa Penida

These area dive sites is suitable for divers who look for a higher adventure. The dive site is stretched over kilometers, along the north coast of Penida Island . The soft and hard corals are among the best in Bali . Generally 2 to 3 dives will cover the area (depends on how strong the current is). With a strong current flow in the area, generally there are many Anthias around, sometimes big fishes like Giant Trevally, Sharks and if you are lucky, the Sun Fish (the season for sun fish is between July to September). Visibility is around 20 m and more. Temperature may drop to around 20 C, so please be prepared.

Manta Point

Usually there are few Mantas cruising the site. The profile is slope down to 30 m, there are not many corals except limestone. Other than Manta, there are also Tunas, Mackerels and other pelagic. The swell is usually quite strong.

Crystal Bay

Experience the underwater cave system starting at around 10m of water and end up inside an opening in the bat cave. The location is situated in a very nice white sandy beach lagoon. The current could be tricky with some drop off starting at around 20m. The underwater structure is excellent with some variation of coral and alley. When the current is not strong, snorkellers can enjoy the underwater scenery from the bay. Underwater navigation skill is required to navigate around the rocks or better just let our Instructor navigate for you. Fish life is very rich and occasionally Sun Fish , and Nurse Sharks hide under the corals.

Gamat Bay

It's not far from Toyapakeh. The water is always clear, and the reef, a steep, rugged slope leading into the bay. In fact, Gamat is the only good site on Penida that does not always require a drift dive. You need your observation skill to see the macro things which lay beneath the surface. It is full of small caves and crevices and number of reef fish and invertebrates here are exceptional.

Malibu Point

Malibu Point is considered one of the nicest sites in the island (besides SD and Toyapakeh). It's slightly wilder than Toyapakeh with great schools of Jacks and Rainbow Runner, and Dog Tooth Tuna. There are quite many sharks around, and also Stingrays. Visibility is generally very good, at least 20m. There are also some big table corals around. The underwater structure is very interesting.

Lembongan Bay

The site is located in a protected area with water sports and pontoons. The site is shallow, 5 to 10m deep and offers it some varieties of soft and hard corals. The coral is rich and healthy with many varieties of reef fish. It is a good place for beginner divers to experience a slight current and also for training and snorkeling. The area is also suitable for surfers.

Toyapakeh

This is a very nice spot as it is protected from swell and current. Although the current is sometimes strong, usually it is negotiable. Many Blue trigger fishes at some point and near the Pontoon, there are usually many Giant Trevally. Sharks are quite common. The reef reaches down to around 40m and is very healthy. The shallow area is excellent for snorkeling. The water is crystal clear with a visibility up to 30m. Some encounters with big pelagic is common.

Blue Corner

The site offers a sloping reef with terrace at 20 to 30m. The current here is usually stronger than at other places (it may reach 3 to 4 knots). Consider it as one of the best places to see Sun Fish. Normally when the condition is right, we can dive here, otherwise we will go somewhere else. The marine life is similar to SD Point but not as rich.

Sampalan

The site is located on the north side of Lembongan, the marine life is similar to SD Point with some high lights of underwater structure that is quite different. Some undertow is quite common and thermo cline is at deeper water. Some sloping is full of soft coral with reef fish hover to get some nutrient from the rich water.

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NORTH AND WEST REGION

Tulamben
The Drop Off

Around 500 m from the Wreck to the east, the underwater wall drops to a depth of 60m, the top of the wall is around 5 to 8 m. Visibility is usually better than at the wreck but sometimes there is a slight current. You will find a school of yellow strip snappers at around 18 to 25m. The giant sea fan is just right at the corner of the drop off. The barrel sponges are huge. Practice your observation skill to find the rare Laureia Siagiani, who lives among the sponges. Sometimes reef sharks cruising along the wall. Hammerhead sharks and Sun fish have been spotted several times at greater depth. On the other side there is a lagoon which is normally calmer and not subject to heavy surf, a great place to conduct initial training for beginner.

Paradise Reef

Sometimes called as Paradise Reef, this is full of surprises, ribbon ells, mimic octopus, boxer crabs, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp are among the unusual marine lives can be found here. Underwater photographers dive here more than 5 times a day and they still find a new critters and made this place so interesting and soon very popular. A generally shallow dive, from 3m down to 15m, although there are some interesting species like Steene's Dottyback which normally lives at the depth.

Batu Klebit

Take a short ride in a traditional "Jukung" to the eastern of the drop off. As you enter the water descending to the depth of 30 metres to find the plateau. The submerge reef in this area may bring you up to 60 m and deeper. It is a great place to encounter the big pelagic such as Tunas, Sharks, Manta Rays and Barracudas. This place is not so popular for beginner divers due to the depth and the limited bottom time.

The Liberty Shipwreck

While your diving trip in Bali, it's a must for diving here. This location is full with marine live as well as the crowded of schools of Jack. for the one who love to find some small critters and something unusual, the area offer varieties of it such as a frog fish, leaf fish, dragonet, and the pigmy seahoarse. few different types of Garden Ells.Surgeon Fish and Butterfly fish that will company you through out your dive. The diving is generally easy with mild current, visibility around 15 m andmore. This area is a favorite area for photographers and video graphers. Easy access even for beginner who first try scuba diving and also great for snorkeling.

Menjangan Island
Peti

North site of Menjangan, east of Budak Wreck, lays a slope of coral reef, and partial drop off in some area, abundant reef fish, such as Anthias, Butterfly Fish and Angel Fish. The dive is relatively easy and not deep. You will start from a traditional boat and "back roll" into the water before descending to around 15 to 25m. The structure of the shallow reef is also very beautiful with some white sandy bottom.

Budak Wreck

Located east of POS I, the depth of the wreck starts at 35m and down to 50m. It is an old wreck (early 19th century), the history is not well documented. The wreck is full of "kind of metal plated" and schools of yellow strip snapper. Two resident white tip sharks are among the marine lives you'll probably see. Some artifacts left untouched. The wreck itself is not big, but it's deep, with normal air, you probably can explore the wreck in just 10 to 15 minutes, with the use of EANx (nitrox) is surely beneficial to extend the no deco time. Visibility is generally from 15 to 25m. Menjangan is a nature reserve and the only place to find this species of deer. If your lucky you could have a lunch companion.

Pos I

You can either start from the Jetty and swim to the east or from a traditional boat that drop you right in the channel between the main island and Menjangan. This dive sites is big, covering more than 60.000 m2 underwater lives, partial drop off, slope and flat area. Generally visibility is around 20m or better. You can expect to be companied by some friendly Bat Fish through out your dive. Sometimes there's some current in the channel, and that's the time when you have a chance to see some big pelagic, such as Tuna, some Dolphins (at the surface), and Whale Sharks. Generally the diving is relaxing and there are many things to see. The area near the Jetty is also excellent for training. Pos II You can swim either to the west or to the east. If you swim to the west, you will find underwater structure with some small cavern and drop off. The structure serves excellent natural framing for underwater photographer and videographer, with some silhouette from the sun penetrates the opening. You can also "play" hide and seek when exploring the caverns. Expect to see some pelagic and if you lucky, great Barracuda. To the east, there are more fishes to see, drop off, big gorgonians and sometimes current. At some shallow reef, you can find schools of jack fish. Deeper than 40m, is the place to see bigger marine lives.

Secret Bay

Located in front of the docking area of Gilimanuk Harbor . The area were recently discovered and soon becaming one of the very best dive site specially for Photographer and Videographer. Visibility is varying from 3 to 15m. This place is strictly dedicated for unusual and rare underwater critters seeker which are almost invisible small and well camouflage between the sea grass, the sand and some debris. Snake Eals , Sea Snakes, Cockatoo flounder, Juvenile Rabbit fish, varieties of Gobies, Frog Fishes, Dragonets, Nudibranch, Sea Hares and many more. If you are an Underwater Photographer or Video shooter , you may spend 2 hours bottom time, 3 to 4 dives a day and still find something new. This is a real paradise for an underwater footages.

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Dive Sites — EAST REGION

EAST REGION

Blue Lagoon

While most dive sites in Topekong area are high voltage, the Blue lagoon offers something different. After a wild encounter with some underwater life and current, the Blue lagoon may be a good alternative for relaxing. The location is about 5 km south of Mimpang. It is located in a beautiful white sandy beaches lagoon. The lagoon is excellent for snorkeling. The diving route will generally start from the lagoon and then turn to the right. You will find schools of Sweet Lips, Morays and sometime Crocodile Fishes. Usually visibility is from 15 to 20m, and in some area there is a current, but not so strong. Some big corals with some baby Sharks are common.

Gili Mimpang

The dive site is just 5 minutes away from the Goat Island. It offers similar characteristic to the Goat Island with a specialty of Shark Diving. During 90% of the dives we made here, we saw Sharks at around 18 to 23m, sometimes more than 10 Sharks. There are many Trigger Fishes, and schools of everything, the fish life is exceptionally rich. The current may be tricky, but negotiable. Sun Fishes are regular visitors especially from July to September. This location is a great place to see something "big".

Pulau Kambing

Amuk Bay Pulau Kambing (Aka. Goat island) It takes a 20 minutes "Jukung" ride From Candidasa. A very small island (only about 3000 m2) with 2 or 3 diving sites. Sometime when the current is right, you can explore the whole underwater sites in just 2 dives. The west side offers a slight drop off and some underwater reef structure that is very rich in underwater life. Sharks are quite common. The current is unpredictable and at some point changing directions which may include strong undertow and surge. Some people call this site "the Toilet" Sun Fishes are also regular visitor. Water is generally crystal clear with visibility of more than 20m. This area is among the best yet the most challenging one. We usually take more precaution to bring inexperienced divers when diving here.

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