Posted by : Atlantis Team | Monday 19th August 2019 | Discover Bali

Code of Conduct for MolaMola interaction

Before diving with Mola Mola (Sunfish) around you, Make sure you know the “code of conduct” 
These guidelines are designed to provide you a satisfying and safe diving experience while ensuring the lowest sustainable impact on the sunfish population of Bali.

  • Always approach the sunfish very slowly within its field of view

  • Stay close to the reef and do not surround the sunfish

  • If the fish are just entering the cleaning station, do not approach the animal until the cleaning has begun and the fish have been stationary for at least 1 minute

  • Maintain a minimum distance of 3 m from the closest Sunfish when animal is at a cleaning station

  • Maintain a minimum distance of 10 m when animal is unsettled ( not in cleaning) and considering approach to the reef.

  • Do not touch and do not feed the sunfish

  • Do not swim behind the sunfish as this can startle the animal

  • Do not swim under the fish as your bubbles will disturb cleaning behavior

  • Wherever possible, do not block the Sunfish’s escape route off the reef or pathway onto a cleaning station

  • If a Sunfish approaches you, remain still and do not touch it. If you touch it you will remove the layer of mucus that protects it against infection

  • Do not use flash photography as this often disturbs the fish

  • Do not make unnecessary loud noises

  • Do not touch coral and take any marine life

  • Follow the directions of your dive guide

  • Enjoy your dive :)

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