Why May Until October Is The Best Time To Dive In Menjangan and Pemuteran

by Vika Astri
Written on September 21, 2018

Pemuteran is located in the north-west Bali, is a small village and rarely visited. It is located next to Bali Barat Nasional Park, even this place is non-touristic but suprisingly it’s nearby with Menjangan Island. Pemuteran village is quiet, it is laid back and has everything you need for relaxing. To go to Pemuteran, there is a place called Lovina or Lovina Beach you can stay there after that to proceed your journey it takes 45 until one hours to get to Pemuteran.

Menjangan Island located is in the north-west of Bali it is a small island it has been part of the Bali Barat Nasional Park . Basiclly, Menjangan in Indonesian means “Deer” the name was given by the local populace observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring. To get to Menjangan, from Lovina it takes one and a half hour with boat to reach Menjangan.

Pemuteran Dive Sites

Pemuteran is a perfect for those who want to relaxing and a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of Bali, it is perfect for those who want easy diving and time to appreciate the stunning natural surroundings.

1. BIO-ROCK PROJECT

Because it is dry season May until October is the season for those who wants to better visibility and the chance of pelagics. The Bio-Rock Project is situated in front of the Warner Lau dive center at Pondok Hotel on Pemuteran beach, this is project basiclly support dense fish population and to be more resilient to enviromental stresses. Batfish are frequently seen and schools of yellow snapper often gather around the structures as well as occasional passing baracuda and an assortment of other reef fish. This is not a challenging sites, but it is interesting, and the conditions very suitable for all.

2. GILIMANUK : SECRET BAY

Secret Bay is shallow black sand muck diving sites situated close to Gilimanuk harbour. The sites reaches a little over 9 meters, and because of the fine sandy bottom visibility here can be very low. Diving here is very much a case of swimming around the sandy bottom and looking for places that could provide shelter for critter. The range of species that can be seen here is wide and changes from season to season, but frequently spotted species include frogfish, ghost pipefish, nudibranch.

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Menjangan Dive Sites

Menjangan Island is based around the little waterfront town of Pemuteran, is additionally exceptionally compensating for amateurs. The best season to dive around Menjangan from May until October, however for the best visibility October until November.

1. CAVE POINT

This plunge site is found west of the popular Pos 2 site in the south of Pulau Menjangan offer some fascinating divider. The wall down to 35 meters where the corals out to white sand. Fish life here is fair regarding however batfish are often as possible spotted, lionfish stick to the wall, schools of yellow back fusiliers and schoolings bannerfish are seen.

2. SANDY SLOPE

Sandy Slope is along the northern coastline of Menjangan and it’s a pretty coral reef. There are also a number of small groups and whips. Reef fish abundance is medium and moorish nudibranchs, lionfish, and parrotfish swim around the reef. When temperatures tend to be little lower, black tip reef sharks and eagle rays are seen along with numerous turtles which nest on the north coast beach of Menjangan Island.

Both places offer very easy dive sites with little of everything available. If you are in Bali and looking for a place to relax and get away from all the noise, and look for an area with extraordinary natural beauty, Menjangan and Pemuteran are good choices. May to October during the dry season for the best visibility and the opportunity to see pelagic, this area has a mixture of topography. In addition, Gilimanuk can be cold so be sure to check the weather forecast.

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