Shark Point – Gili Tepekong, Gili Mimpang
Level: Advanced Diver
Depth: 10-30 meters
Accessibility: Jukung boat dive
Bottom Structure: as its names by implies, a chance to dive among the resident reef sharks. Great place to spot other pelagic fish such as Tuna, Giant Trevally, and the famous Sunfish / Mola Mola(from July to Oct). Dramatic undewater topography with steep drop offs and huge boulders
Tepekong is the next rock formation after Mimpang offering great diving in the Amuk Bay area. There are different areas that make up this site from the steep walls to the Canyon, and all are prone to currents and unpredictable conditions. For experienced divers, this site offers a lot in the way of moray eels, rays and other pelagics in addition to its spectacular scenery.
The east side of Tepekong is a steep wall starting at around 14m and plummeting to approximately 40m. The site starts with a reef slope which can either be followed around to the left or you can head to the wall on the right. Both areas provide a great opportunity to spot schools of sweetlips of many varieties, butterflyfish, scorpionfish, parrotfish and angelfish. In addition you may catch a glimpse of a turtle, barracuda or tuna.
The south west end of Tepekong is home to a beautiful and awe-inspiring canyon, conveniently referred to as ‘The Canyon’. The black stone walls provide a dramatic backdrop to the schools of sweetlips, Bumphead parrotfish, batfish, unicornfish and much more. There are also occasional sightings of sharks, Mola-Mola and tuna.
From the surface Mimpang is really three large rocks, the closest of the Amuk Bay sites to Blue Lagoon.
Underwater, the dive site is more like a collection of ridges and large rocks, with a steep wall on the south.
Conditions here can vary from being quite calm and relaxing to being a challenging dive. Visibility is good and the temperature here is usually quite constant unless there’s a cold current coming down.
The real magic of Mimpang lies in its rich and diverse marinelife. It is generally acknowledged as one of the best places to see sharks in Bali, and since conditions are quite stable this can be a really enjoyable dive for those wanting to see sharks in the area. Mimpang is also known as Shark Point.
It is also considered to have a lush and rich reef life, to be found mostly on the south end.
Species to be seen and enjoyed here on a regular basis include schools of sweetlips, butterflyfish, bannerfish, and unicornfish.
A garden of multi-coloured anemones shelter triggerfish of all shapes and sizes. It is not uncommon to spot moray eels and Blue-spotted rays.
In terms of the shark sightings, it is usually White-tip reef sharks that populate the area.
Your Bali day trip includes:
(for experienced divers only with 30+ dives)
Hotel area: Nusa Dua 06.45 – 7.00 am
Jimbaan/Kuta/Seminyak: 7.15 – 7.30 am
Sanur: 7.30 – 7.45 am
nb: pickup time could be slightly changed based on the booking on the day.
Cancellation Policy :
if any cancellation on any circumstances, please cancel 1 day in advance before 17:00 otherwise 100% charge will be applied
Note: Please double check your flight schedule, diving should not be done less that 24 hour before taking flight
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