Where: These small islands and rocky outcrops lie just a kilometre off the East coast of Bali. In good conditions the three in Amuk Bay - Gili Tepekong, Gili Mimpang (Shark Point) and Gili Biaha can be reached in a one hour speedboat journey from Sanur. Otherwise a one hour trip by road, then transfer to either a speedboat or local boat for a short ride to the dive sites.
Highlights: Dive these islands for the best chance of seeing sharks in Bali. Lots of big ocean fish and swirls of reef fish are everywhere. In areas battered by the currents the coral growth is stunted, but still healthy and full of life. In the more sheltered areas the corals can match those of Nusa Penida. Majestic underwater rock formations.
Conditions: All these sites are prone to the strongest currents, which can then bring in some chilling water. This can cause temperatures to drop from the usual highs around 28 degrees C down to the low 20°s instead. Very often great visibility, with calm conditions in the high tide window.
Special safety note: Because of strong currents and deep depths at these dive sites we require all divers to have at least 50 dives experience and to wear a dive computer. Dive computer rental is US$10 per day if you don't have your own dive computer yet. We've also introduced in-water GPS-enabled VHF radios ('Nautilus Lifeline') to allow our Divemasters to talk directly to our boat crew if they surface out of sight of the boat after a dive in strong currents or in case of poor vizibility. This is a fantastic safety innovation and we're proud to say we're one of the first dive centers in Bali to use these devices.
Want to get a feel of how the diving is at these dive sites? Have a look at our short video:
GILI MIMPANG: SHARK POINT & AROUND
GILI TEPEKONG: BLUE HOLE, THE CANYON & AROUND
GILI SELANG: SELANG ISLAND TO KUTUMANAK BEACH
GILI BIAHA: SHARK CAVE & AROUND
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