Best Diving sites in Candidasa

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Scuba diving in Candidasa is simply amazing! The best dive sites are around the four small rocky islands of Gili Tepekong, Gili Biaha, Gili Mimpang and Gili Selang. Many people say this is THE best diving in Bali! And the visibility is often excellent. The water is sometimes a bit chilly and a 3 mm wet suit could be a good idea to keep warm.

These islands are famous for the Sharks including many species: Whitetip and Blacktip reef Shark, the rare wobbegong Shark, the very rare Cat Shark and even Hammerhead if you are lucky!

There are also regular encounters with the giant Mola Mola also called Oceanic Sunfish during the right season (August to October). The coral is so superb and very healthy.

Candidasa Diving Giant Trevally

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But beCAREFUL! Most of these superb dive sites are reserved for experienced divers only who are accompanied by an experienced guide! These Islands are located in the Lombok Strait and the current can be fierce and tricky with up and down water movement. There is a real risk to be sweep away into the open sea if you don’t treat these dive sites with respect and follow the precautions.

In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Candidasa.

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Where to stay?

I usually use this website to book in advance my hotels in Candidasa as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because it's free to cancel and change the dates.

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Diving Safety

If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Candidasa, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance for scuba diving, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this diving insurance as they offer worldwide coverage and focus on providing scuba divers a quality insurance and medical assistance service.

Travel Guide

Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Candidasa Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.

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Gili Selang is a new dive site and the area is still under exploration. The North of Gili Selang is full of surprises bu...
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Gili Biaha has two very good dive sites: Shark Cave and Biaha Slope. These two dives can be combined in one dive if the ...
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Gili Mimpang dive site is also called Batu Tiga which means three rocks in Indonesian language. Indeed, it is a series o...
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The canyon is not an easy dive site and you must be at least open water advanced or CMAS 2 stars to dive there. The cany...
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The Plateau is a very beautiful Bali dive site with beautiful coral and a nice cave where baby sharks like to stay. Drif...
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The Selang Island is separated from the main land just by a narrow channel. The South of Gili Selang also called Waterlo...

Liveaboard Reviews in Candidasa

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4 dive logs in “Candidasa

  1. I dived in Candidasa in early August this year. The dive was great, I saw a mola-mola, white-tip reef sharks and turtle here. There was also schools of snapper swimming around. There’s an abundance of fish. However, the current was really strong, most of the time I felt as though I am sitting in a washing machine, being pushed and pulled around. I was lucky to have an experienced dive guide with me. Also, please bear in mind that the water here is quite chilly in certain places, I had a 3mm wetsuit on me, still it felt cold most of the time.

    • shangrila dive centre located at Bali palms candidasa best dive master in the area with over 2000 dives. best rate and best hotel rates.

  2. Altough not very famous, sites here are super beautiful. Maybe it’s so beautiful beacause it’s not so famous, and only reserved for experienced divers.

    Coral here has so divers shape, and you can spot turtles, sharks, molamolas.

    Got to manage yourself in strong currents that can’t be resisted, prevent or escape early from getting caught in dangerous conditions such as down currents(bubbles or buddies going down), swell in caves.

    Can’t forget Mimpang and Tepekong forever..

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