Menjangan Island is a part of Bali Barat National Park located in Bali’s southwestern-most corner. The diversity in fish and coral combined with amazing visibility earnes Menjangan Island a place among Bali’s top dive destinations.
About Menjangan Island
Apart from a small community of Hindu monks, its protected deer and some rabbits and iguanas, the island is uninhabited.
There are a couple of resorts nearby; apart from those, your best option for a base for exploring Menjangan Island is Pemuteran.
Overview: Menjangan Island
Amazing visibility and diversity in fish and coral.
20 - 50 m
Beginner - advanced
5 - 40+ m
26 - 28
Colorful walls and 19th century wreck.
Number of dive sites
Best time to dive
All year. Aug. can be a little rough.
Diving Menjangan Island
The visibility around Menjangan Island can be amazing, which adds to the sensation of the many different and colorful fish that await you below the surface. It is said that the diversity of corals around 1.5 km wide Menjangan Island is greater than in the entire Caribbean.
Most dives up here are wall dives, where you explore caves and the diverse and colorful life along the wall.
Menjangan Island might be a bit off the beaten track, but it is definitely worth the detour.
Popular dives sites around Menjangan Island
Eel Garden or Pos 1
This is quite a large site with almost no or very little current. The corals and the fans are stunning. There are flat areas, crevasses, small caves and drop offs. White garden eels live here along with pygmy seahorses and cleaner shrimps. It is said that bull sharks and whale sharks have been seen in these waters.
Another popular dive is the Anker Wreck, a 19th century wood ship carrying bottled cargo. The wreck is located at a depth of 35 meters and below, so you need some experience to reach it. White tip reef sharks occasionally visit the wreck.
This is a drift dive, where the usual gentle current will take you drifting along the wall. The coral-covered wall has plenty of small caves to explore and is the home of moray eels and lionfish. As you travel further down the reef turtles, manta rays, sharks and occasional Mola-Molas inhabit the waters.
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