DIVING MENJANGAN-PEMUTERAN DAY TRIP: 2 DIVES
The word “Menjangan” in Bahasa Indonesian means “deer,” and this tiny island is named after the herd of deer that inhabits 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 Dune Atlantis International Bali 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.
Access 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 dives are 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, Menjangan is a snorkeling paradise and we will assure you that you will enjoy your diving trip to Menjangan with Dune Atlantis International Bali.
THE DIVE SITES WHEN DIVING IN MENJANGAN
DAY TRIP DIVING MENJANGAN ISLAND DESCRIPTION:
- Pick-up from hotel by the Dune Atlantis International Bali 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 Dune Atlantis International Bali bus
DIVING MENJANGAN INFORMATION:
- Type of dive: wall, drift, marine biology, photography, deep
- Depth: 10 – 45metres
- Certification level required: certified diver
- Visibility: 10 -50 metres
- Current: weak to moderate
- Access: sampan localwooden boat
- Temperature: 25 – 30 degrees
INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY TRIP TO MENJANGAN:
- Transport in air-conditioned bus (to/from) your hotel to Pemuteran Click here (FAQ n°12) For more information about our free transfer zone
- Transport to the dive sites by Local wooden boat (Menjangan)
- Lunch and drinks
- English, French, Chinese, or Indonesian-speaking dive guide or instructor
- 12L aluminium tanks with K-valve/international valve and weights included
- Full set of diving equipment rental
- PADI Diving Insurance (Decompression Chamber only)
- Dive in small groups (Ratio 4 divers to 1 Guide/Instructor)
- Dive sites chosen and appropriate for divers’ experience level
- 15L available on request
- Adherence to PADI Standards
- Adherence to safety rules and recommendations (emergency oxygen, first aid kit)
- Non-diving companion welcome
- Snorkeling possible
I recently took part in an IDC held by Dune Atlantis Bali. It was excellent and i would like to highlight the great job done by course director Patrick and staff instructor Karl. What i was most impressed with was their focus on not getting us to pass the IDC and the subsequent Instructor Exam, but to create good instructors. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in doing IDC.
Hard to know where to start. . .
After emailing several dive centres around the world, I decided to do a 2 month Divemaster internship with Atlantis. The emails received from Jerome and Marie were so helpful and friendly, answered my many, many questions and made me feel confident I had chose the right place.
They arranged everything and gave a price that included all required (advanced open water, EFR, Rescue and Divemaster courses, learning materials, equipment rental AND accommodation) – no surprise charges when I got there. They picked me up from the airport, took me to the dive centre for a little tour and then onto my guesthouse – absolutely no stress involved. All the staff – the drivers, the equipment guys, the office girls, the divemasters and instructors were so nice and made me feel relaxed and very welcome straight away.
The scuba equipment and speedboats are in excellent condition and the equipment guys move all the tanks and wash your equipment for each dive so you don’t have to!
All the instructors and divemasters are experienced and very capable as well as friendly and funny. The courses are taught well and they go well beyond what is required from PADI – they want you to be a good divemaster, rather than just a divemaster. The office staff are fantastic and make everything happen – the organisation is always perfect, and there is a lot of organising to do on busy days!
It goes without saying the dive sites in and around Bali are excellent and as a divemaster trainee you get to go to all of them, many many times. I dived almost every day I was there – the only exceptions were when there were classroom/pool days and when I asked for days off to go exploring.
The dive centre, training and equipment are top quality. What really makes Atlantis special though is the people. After a while the staff stopped seeming like staff and more like friends. At the end of the 2 months, I finished the DM course, was originally intending to travel on to Vietnam and Cambodia for my final month of holiday. . . but I was having such a good time with Atlantis, I stayed 🙂 .
At events I heard people from other dive centres referring to the ‘Atlantis family’. . .which to begin with sounded a bit cheesy to me. . .but it’s true and I will miss them all very much. It’s no exaggeration when I say that it was the best three months ever and I can’t wait to get back out there at the earliest opportunity.
I could write for hours, but will stop now. . feel free to ask me for advice 🙂
Thanks for everything Atlantis.
The Atlantis dive master intership is a fantastic, hands-on experience that leaves you feeling confident in your skills whether you plan to continue onto IDC or work as a dive master in the industry. In addition to quality education, the people at Atlantis welcome you to their dive family and introduce you to the life in Sanur Beach. You also get to experience a variety of fun dives in addition to their training for the dive master certification.