Menjangan – Beautiful Wall Diving
Menjangan Island is the Part of West Bali National Park, why the name is menjangan is because there is protected deers in this area and they called menjangan. Menjangan Island is Famous for wall-diving with easy environment conditions, in here you will do Boat diving all the time, Because the place is quite far, divers always put this trip as safari trip or stay overnight in Menjangan harbor area with very good accommodation and nice view. Menjangan Island only 30 minutes by traditional wooden boat from banyuwedang harbor in the west Bali and the water is always warm with awesome visibility more than 40m. The island’s has beautiful white sandy beaches, and protected, and very healthy coral reef. Menjangan island dive sites, has dream wall diving can go deep from 10 to 26-60m+ and are full of bommies, sea fan, overhangs of soft corals and sponge. The aquatic life are awesome most of the colorful fish are there, although sometime Whale sharks, manta, and mola-mola may be sighted in the dive site. Menjangan Island has so many interested dive site, let me show you in this page
Pos I Menjangan Bali
Why the name is Pos 1 (office one) is because there is small building for the government ranger officer stay to watch and protect the area around. The dive site offers the spectacular corals, sea fan and barrel sponge, as well as some small caves on the wall and covered by the reef. There is in some part you will see silhouette by the sun so beautiful from the wall and sea fan, when you descends to 20- 40 metres. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 10-30 meters, Visibility: 10-35 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat.
The POS II is another the government ranger office Station of Menjangan’s same topography with the impressive wall diving. The dive site can be reached by boat traditional wooden boat or from the beach on Menjangan in the break time. The first entry point of the dive site has white sandy slope leads to the start of the wall at about 10 metres. You will find gorgeous soft corals here, sea fans and sponges. And an abundant colourful reef life: turtles, barracudas, schooling jackfish, nudibranchs and pufferfish. the visibility usually very good here, when you look at the sandy bottom the blue spot and eagle rays might sighted around. Bali Diiving School highly recommends putting Menjangan on your wish list during one of our dive safaris. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 5-30 meters, Visibility: 10-30 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat
Garden Eel Menjangan Island
As the name, this dive site is the best place to see more than 1000 ell on the white sandy sand. Dive site is located at the northwest of Menjangan Island and you could reached by boat. In order to reach it you need to follow the wall west of the Anchor, navigate around the tip of the island and head almost into the channel between Menjangan and the Bali mainland. In the channel you will find an extremely rich and healthy coral across a shallow part which is full by garden eels and is known as a good spot for white-tip reef sharks, turtles and napoleon. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 5-30 meters, Visibility: 10-40 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat wooden boat.
Bat Cave point is the continue of post II point dive site, Usually we begin the dive from the Pos II point and drift until meet cave point, The cave just around 12 deep from the surface, the wall that’s exposed to the deepest waters around the island. So many schools of fish around the reef and the blue ocean, and if you’re lucky you may be see pelagics fish such as barracudas, whaleshrak, white and black tip reef sharks. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 5-35 meters, Visibility: 10-30 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat.
Coral Garden or Temple Point
Just at the surface The Ganesha temple is just shown in the main land of Menjangan island. This place usually divers will use this area to take surface interval after dive. The topography of this coral garden site is sandy slope with the wall in the end of the dive site. You can encounter with napoleon and schooling of surgeon fish. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 5-30 meters, Visibility: 10-30 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat.
Bat Cave Point
Bat Cave point is located in the east of Menjangan island, on the surface there is the cave is full with bat. In the water usually you will do drift dive follow the side of the drop off. The wall is so awesome with the massive coral. In here you can see big ear sponge and huge gorgonian sea fan. Diver Level: All Levels, Depth: 5-45 meters, Visibility: 10-30 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat.
Why the name is Anchor wreck is from an sink metal boat in this area. The boat seems sinked may have been transported slaves at the beginning of the 19th century, The two anchors are goes into the sediment and sand, one of the anchor is at 6 metres depth, and the other 32 metres deep. The boat is found between 35 and 50 metres deep, but the boat itself is hardly to see as it’s completely covered by the coral. Diving will start along a wall and goes to the slope. As this is often a deep dive, keep watching of your depth gauge and dive computer. Here you might see eagle rays or even whale shark. Diver Level: AOW , Depth: 5-60 meters, Visibility: 12-20 meters, Distance to Dive Site: About 4-5 hours by car, 35 minutes by boat.
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