• Mola-mola (Sun Fish)

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  • Turtle

    Turtles Candi Dasa Masi Bali Diving
  • White Tip Reef Shark

    White tip reef Shark Padang Bai Masi Bali Diving

Candi Dasa

Gili Tepekong

This rocky island is located in Amuk Bay about 1,5 Kilometer southeast of Candi Dasa. After a 20 minutes boat trip from Padang Bai, you will be ready for another unforgettable dive experience!

Tepekong West (The Canyon and infamous ‘toilet’)

You enter the water on the western flank of the island, follow the vertical wall south until you find a narrow rocky rim (some people call it canyon) at around 27m heading west. Follow this rim and it will lead you to the two underwater pinnacles. If the current is stronger, drop behind this rim (30m) to find shelter during the approach to the pinnacles. However, if the current is to strong pushing direction south things can turn hairy and you might end up in the ‘toilet’ located approximately another 50 metres south of the rim, where the down currents can cause the dive to be aborted…who likes to get flushed?

The pinnacles are fully overgrown with hard coral, sponges and fans. There is a high density of reef fish, often sharks, schooling tunas, eagle ray, java ray and Mola Mola in season.

Tepekong East (Swim through)

The dive begins close to the cliffs on the east side of Tepekong, just under the little light house. You dive along a shallow wall southwards, until you see the “swim through” entrance at 18 metres. On entering, you will be able to see the exit which is at 26 metres. It is a 15 metres swim through that takes you to a breathtaking vertical wall dropping off to over 65 metres. From there you turn towards the east and make your way back along a sloping reef featuring several coral outcrops surrounded by vibrant marine life.

At the northeastern tip of Tepekong, you find a shallow sloping reef featuring several huge submerged rock boulders under which you can find young reef sharks which offers a good opportunity for close up pictures of these guys. Furthermore, you can see, turtles, different kinds of scorpion fish, frog fish and pygmy seahorse just to mention a few.

Due to possible strong currents at full/dark moon and greater depth, this Dive Site is only for experienced diver.

  • Excellent growth with hard and soft corals
  • Whitetip reef sharks, turtles, rays, schools of barracuda and tuna, in the season from July to October chance of stunning ocean sunfish – Mola Mola!
  • Current: Mild to very strong! Full and new moon very strong!
  • Visibility: 25 metres +

Gili Mimpang (Shark point, Shark junction)

The three tiny cliff islands half way between Candi Dasa and Tepekong are reached in just 25 minutes by boat from Padang Bai.

The dive starts on the Bali facing side of the middle cliff harbouring the only tree for miles around. Over a rubble slope (12m) diving southwest towards the most western cliff island until you find a 45 degree angled coral slope and you have reached shark junction, a very good spot to see sharks patrolling the reef, swimming at the same level as you and if lucky even above you. In this area you will have a high chance to see Mola Mola in the dry season because we notice that on this point the Molas like to come to get their skin cleaned by a whole armada of banner fish! From there you follow along the slope until the angle of the reef turns vertical. On this corner follow along the steep wall into an easterly direction all the way until you reach the shallow slope behind the cliffs, where massive schools of fish like to hang out.

Due to possible strong currents at full/dark moon and greater depth this Dive Site is only for experienced diver.

  • Excellent growth with hard and soft corals and sponges
  • Very large variety of tropical fish, sharks, big rays and occasionally from May to November is a good chance to see Mola-Mola
  • Current: Mild to very strong! Full and new moon very strong!
  • Visibility: 25 metres +

This is an Advanced Dive Site and divers must have a minimum of 10 logged dives beyond Open Water or an Advanced Diver Certification.

A Minimum of two divers are required to run this dive trip. Single diver please Contact us

Price includes :

  • All Land and Sea transportation on diving day
  • Lunch and Bottled Water between dives
  • Weights and Belt
  • 1 Tank per dive
  • 2 Dives
  • PADI – Dive Master or Instructor

Notes :

  • A complete set of dive equipment is available for rent for US $20.00.
  • Extra dive at some dive location cost $30.00 (day dive)
  • Minimum 2 certified divers per trips.

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US$85 2X Dive per Person