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Code Of Conduct For MolaMola Interaction

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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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