If you have dived in Menjangan Island before, please share your experiences: Dive spots you would recommend, which Dive Center you used, Fishes & Diving, Visibility, Currents, etc. Please post your comments in the section below, by doing so you will help fellow divers to plan their next trip
Pulau Menjangan is a terrific dive destination for wall diving with a great opportunity to dive deep from 20 to 60 metres. The walls are magnificent with great gorgonian sea fans, sponges and small caverns to explore along the wall.
Some years ago Menjangan island was also world famous for its flat reef corals but after bombings, El-nino effects and coral bleaching over the last twenty years, it is no longer the case. However for the last few years the coral has been improving and is still very nice to discover.
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Diving in Menjangan is also very rewarding for beginners. Especially due to the fact that the current is very light and the visibility is usually very good and can even be outstanding (50m +). Moreover, you can dive easily on the reef flats around 10 metres deep. The walls and the very colourful and vibrant soft and hard coral offer underwater macro photographers special opportunities to capture some beautiful shots.
Menjangan island is really great for small and medium fishes but you won’t see lots of big pelagic fishes. However you can spot blacktip and whitetip reef sharks and Manta rays at certain times of the year.
A very nice diving site around Menjangan Island is the Anker wreck, a 150 year old wooden boat lying on the sea bed around 40 metres deep.
BUT be CAREFUL, due to the deep diving around the island, Menjangan has the highest rate of decompression sickness in all of Bali! So please stay safe, ascend slowly and respect your safety stops.
In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Menjangan Island.
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How to dive Menjangan Island?
There is just one dive resort on Menjangan Island: The Mimpi Resort. You can also dive Menjangan with dive centres located in Permutaran and Lovina or during a diving safari around Bali who will often organise a return day trip for you.
Where to stay?
I usually use this website to book in advance my hotels in Menjangan Island, Pulau Menjangan 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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Best time to dive in Menjangan Island
You can dive around Menjangan Island all year round but the best season to avoid the monsoon is from April to October and the best visibility from October to November.
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If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Menjangan Island, 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.
Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Menjangan Island Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.