Gili Biaha

  • Dive Type: Cave, Reef, Sharks
  • Max Depth: 30m
  • Avg Depth: 15m
  • Visibility: 25+m usually
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water / CMAS** and more experienced beyond the course dives is preferred due to possible strong swell and currents.
  • Description: At this site our boat captain will enter the coastline closely and after your backrole you have to descend very quickly because of the current and the waves. At a depth of around 12-14m you can enter the cave easily. On several places white tip reef sharks are resting. You can swim up to them closely and take some amazing pictures. Other species you will find here are lobsters, lion fish and many other colourful inhabitants of the cave. On the way back the dive continues to the left side where we follow the coastline and beautiful hard and soft corals. On the moment we reach to the next corner it is depending of the current if it is possible to go on or turn around to finish this nice dive. 

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  • Advantages: By entering the house of sharks you look into the dark clear waters and all colourful fish will welcome you. It will be one of the dives you will not easy forget.
  • Activities: Sharks, photo and video
  • Marine Life: Sharks, Napoleon wrasses, Tuna, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Morray eels and barracuda.

Gili Mimpang

  • Dive Type: Wall, reef, photo, video, shark, deep
  • Max Depth: 30+m
  • Avg Depth: 15m-18m
  • Visibility: 20m to 25m
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*, Advanced OW or CMAS** preferred due to sharks living around the 25m-30m mark.
  • Description: Gili Mimpang is also known as Batu Tiga; meaning the three rocks, and Mimpang is exactly that: 3 rocks sticking out of the water aligned from north to south. You will go down the most northern one along a mooring and head south towards the richer southern part where you will encounter the Whitetip reef sharks patrolling. During the right season you will also, with a bit of luck, encounter the Mola-Mola around that area. Large pelagic fish like this dive site due to a large amount cold up swell coming from the south of Bali and the continuous flow of current. If there is a lot of current, you will just come back once the sharks have been seen and surface between the second and the third rocks. If current is easy you can go round the third rock and visit the wall beyond the point.

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  • Advantages: The site is an excellent place to see sharks or the unusual wobbegong and mola mola in season!
  • Activities: Photography, Deep, Search for the unusual
  • Marine Life: Whitetip reef sharks! If in season the mola-mola can be seen there… as well as the wobbegong… The coral catshark lives there, stingrays, schooling banner fish, large pelagics such as tuna, trevallies… Moray eels, octopus, large schools of batfish, triggerfish and a lot more!

Gili Tepekong Plateau

  • Dive Type: Reef, Photo, Shark, Turtles, Ambiance, Drift
  • Max Depth: 30m
  • Avg Depth: 15m
  • Visibility: 20+m usually
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*, some more experience beyond the course dives is preferred due to possible strong swell.
  • Description: Go down along the west side of the Tepekong island and enjoy the plateau that is under you from 10m down to about 20m and drift along with the current. Next to the mooring, there is a small cave where baby sharks can sometimes be found. It is around 13m deep. Go far southwards and you will find a tunnel from 19m going down to 27m giving onto the wall (careful of strong currents there). As long as the swell is small it is a magnificent dive site in terms of colour and abundance of healthy coral.

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  • Advantages: Large animals! A beautiful ambiance for a dive you will remember.
  • Activities: Photo, Dive Training (esp. for drift), Orientation
  • Marine Life: A sailfish was spotted there! Whitetip reef sharks as well as some bumphead parrotfish, turtles, moray eels, scorpionfish, octopus, sweetlips, surgeons and all the usual reef fish

Gili Tepekong Canyon

  • Dive Type: Wall, Drift, Shark, Thrill
  • Max Depth: 30m+
  • Avg Depth: 20m
  • Visibility: 20+m usually
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water / CMAS** at the very minimum, you will need some experience in drift diving and show proof of 40+ dives.
  • Description: Go down along the east side of Tepekong island where a very steep slope awaits you. It is easy to see where to go in: about 20m to the left of the stairs to go up to the temple on the island. From there head south and downslope, a group of boulders at 20m-25m tell you that you are soon going to enter the Canyon. The Canyon itself is a small amphitheatre, where if you sit at around 15-20m, you could just stay there and look at the surrounding fauna for ages. If the conditions are right you could go seawards, where white tips live on the 30m mark and around the offshore pillars and finish on the northern, protected site. There isn’t much ground to cover but the interest of the dive is to enjoy the  ‘swirling show’.

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  • Advantages: Large animals! Very good chance of getting a thrill out of the dive.
  • Activities: Shark sighting, Photo
  • Marine Life: A very high chance of seeing Whitetip reef sharks, sweetlips are always around on the side of the slope, batfish, jacks, snappers, a large Napoleon wrasse and a resident bumphead parrotfish lives beyond the first pinnacle offshore.

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