West Bali’s Best Secret Dive Spot

Hello travelers, let us guide you to another an exotic place near Bali island, this is Menjangan island which means deer, because the island is inhabited by wild deer. Just off the northwest coast of Bali lies a small island named Menjangan Island which located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. Menjangan island famous for wall-diving with easy conditions.

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On the Menjangan dive sites, walls go from 10 to 26-60m+ and are full of nooks and crannies, overhangs and crevasses with soft corals, sponges, and Bali’s highest concentration of Gorgonian seafans (some with pygmy seahorses). The fish life is prolific and turtles are regular visitors. This island is situated in the protected marine reserve of the West Bali National Park. The island is surrounded by hectares of beautiful coral reef gardens with a very diverse eco biology, which makes it a favorite destination for snorkelers as well as divers.

The good drop-offs on Menjangan’s south side is a popular spot for local people and tourists wishing to dive for a variety of fish and coral reef exploration. There are no dangerous currents to contend with in this area.There are a lot of colorful coral species, tropical fish and also many kinds of sea birds, shorebirds frequenting the island.

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Menjangan island is often referred to as Deer Island as it happens to be the habitat of the Barking Deer, visitors can regularly spot these deer taking a bath at the secluded and  sandy beaches of the island.

To reach Menjangan island you can hire a motorboat from Pemuteran or Labuhan lalang and you only need 30-40 minutes to reach Menjangan Island. Labuhan Lalang lies at the main road to Singaraja and is accessible by minibus from both Gilimanuk and Singaraja. If you traveling by private car from Singaraja to Pemuteran will take you about 1,5 until 2 hours, but if you take a local transportation you will need doubled time.

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