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Reliable conditions, great visibility, diversity of marine life and the Coral Reef Project attract divers and photographers of all abilities to this region of Bali.

Due to the lack of currents, the walls of Menjangan Island feature spectacular gorgonian fans and soft corals from 10-60 metres deep. With plenty of sunlight, it’s possible to explore the creatures in the overhangs and crevices.

Lying just offshore from Pemuteran, 'Karang Lestari' is an award winning artificial reef project stimulating coral growth on man-made metal structures using electricity. These are a haven for fish seeking refuge and there’s plenty of macro life on the rich coral slopes of the nearby dive sites.

The most famous macro site in the northwest is Secret Bay in Gilimanuk. A two kilometre shallow bay, its resident critters pose for photographers both day and night. The dive site is close to the mouth of the main bay and is generally dived on a rising tide offering the best conditions to discover some of the unique marine life found here.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pygmy seahorse, common cuttlefish, black-tip reef shark, hairy frogfish

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Bali Diving in Style

Combine two of Bali’s best diving areas - Tulamben Bay and Pemuteran - and stay at two of the island’s most sought after and stylish dive resorts, before a relaxing couple of days in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Matahari Beach Resort & Spa

Located on a fine black sandy lava beach near Pemuteran in the north west of Bali, this 5-star resort is typically Balinese in style, with spectacular views of the Java Sea. It offers a luxury retreat for divers and non-divers alike.

Naya Gawana Resort & Spa

Hidden away in the remote north west corner of Bali, this 4-star resort has been designed to reflect the local landscape and offers visitors a relaxing, back to nature experience with some great diving opportunities.

Pondok Sari Hotel

Pondok Sari is a traditionally built, 4 star hotel in West Bali National Park on the uncrowded northwest coast, with access to the underwater delights of Menjangan Island, Secret Bay and the Coral Reef Project.