In this page you will find practical information to plan a scuba diving trip to Pulau Menjangan:
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Pulau Menjangan PhotosMenjangan Island, also known as Pulau Menjangan, is a small island (1.5 km by 500m) located on the Northwestern side of Bali. Since 1982, it has been part of the huge West Bali Barat National Park. This Northwest part of Bali is very far away from the touristic crowd and you will feel the “real” Bali around you. This area is still quite unspoiled and undeveloped. The surroundings are beautiful with wild nature to explore and ancient temples to visit. Diving in Menjangan is also a real pleasure with world famous wall diving and for sure the best wall diving around Bali. Diving this island is very relaxing with very clear water and mostly light current perfect for beginners and also very good for more experienced divers with the possibility to dive deep along the walls and on a great wooden wreck. Here you can see and experience a great variety of marine life and very beautiful hard and soft coral.
Menjangan Island is located on the North West Side of Bali Island. It is now part of the great West Bali National Park.
The nearest cities are Gilimanuk where you can take the ferry to Java Island, Permutaran and Lovina where you can get accommodation.
Where to stay?
There in one dive resort on Menjangan island: the Mimpi Resort Menjangan but no other hotels.
Otherwise you can stay on the mainland. There are several nice hotels and diving resorts around Labuan Lalang and Permutaran.
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Where is Pulau Menjangan located in the world?
Menjangan Island is 120 km away from Denpasar, where the International airport is located. The journey can be long, around 4 hours or more depending on the traffic. So it is possible to dive there for one day but it will be a long day!
It is better to dive there on a daytrip from Permutaran or Lovina or during a dive safari around Bali. You can also stay on the Mimpi Resort directly on Menjangan Island if you wish to be close to the action.
Diving boats leave from the small harbour of Labuan Lalang situated just 20 minutes by car from Permutaran. Then you have to take the boat for about 30 min to 1 hour depending on what site you are diving.
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You will find all information about sea life, best time to visit, top dive spots, etc. in our review: Pulau Menjangan Diving