Menjangan-Pemuteran Diving Day Trip: 2 dives
The word “menjangan” in Bahasa Indonesian means “deer,” and this tiny island is named for the herd of deer that inhabit it. Located in the North West corner of Bali, close to the strait of Java, you will make the 4 hour and 30 minute journey to Menjangan in the air-conditioned Atlantis Dune bus. You will follow the magnificent rice field-lined road until you arrive to mountainous region of Bedugul; renowned for its lakes, orchids, and strawberries.
Acces to the island is monitored and protected as it is a National Park. Its perimeter is lined with mangrove and white sand beaches, and the sanctuary is home to an abundant variety of marine life. Menjangan is classified as one of the best places to dive in South East Asia, as the dive conditions are often optimal, characterized by light current, water temperature ranging between 27 and 30 degrees, and visibility of up to 50 metres.
Many types of diving is accessible in this region; from deep to drift along the abrupt walls, photography is phenomenal with giant gorgonians populating the reef, and marine biology and macro photography while “muck diving” in Gilimanuk. For those who are not certified divers, Mejangan is a snorkeling paradise.
The Dive Sites:
DAY TRIP DESCRIPTION:
- Pick-up from hotel by the Atlantis Dune bus
- Depart Sanur around 6:00- 6:30am
- Arrive in Menjangan around 10:00am
- 1st dive (morning)
- Lunch included on the boat or on the Island
- 2nd dive (afternoon)
- Return to Sanur around 8:00 or 8:30pm
- Drop off to hotel by the Atlantis Dune bus