/ Diving in MENJANGAN ISLAND
Island is a 1,5 km long and 500 m wide
island in the north/west Bali national park (approx. 40
Car minutes from our Hotel in Lovina). The Indonesian government has
limited the daily allowance for divers. All dive sites are only a short boat trip away.
Except the western part of the island coral growth starts in shallow water, stretching out
for about 20 to 30 meters before suddenly dropping vertically to a depth of 30 meters. The
western end features a deep lagoon with a reef slope in a 45 degree angle. Currents at
Nusa Menjangan are weak to moderate with the strongest currents present at the western
lagoon. Therefore Menjangan is a perfect spot for beginners. Because of the beautifully
grown lagoon, it is also an outstanding spot for snorkelling. Menjangan's underwater world
surely deserves to be listed as one of the world's top dive sites. The result of a
coral count (carried out by diving pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) stated that on this
small island alone features more coral species than the whole Caribbean!
Quite often you will encounter napoleon fish,
turtles, bumphead parrotfish and grouper. In deeper water you may encounter whitetip- and
blacktip reef sharks with a max. length of 1,5 m and barracuda. Lucky divers will find
eagle rays, sunfish and even whale sharks. Lots of small but interesting creatures are
permanent residents to keep you busy in case the big guys are 'having a day off' :-)
Menjangan is one of our
most recommended dive sites!
YOU CAN BOOK SNORKLING/DIVING TOUR IN OUR HOTEL !
Nusa Menjangan at a glance
Reef characteristics: Drop
Visibility: 15 - 50 m
Current: none to moderate
Coral growth: absolutely perfect
Marine life: many varieties of small fish, occasionally big fish
Highlights: turtles, coral growth