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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.
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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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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.