Secret Bay & Beyond
Trip Time: ±40 minutes (by Car)
Current: Slight to strong
Brief: legendary Secret Bay dive site for macro photography, Seahorses, frogfish, Scorpion fish, a variety of ghost pipefish, dragonet, Nudibranch, Mantis shrimp etc…
Description: Secret Bay (or Gilimanuk Bay) Over the years this site became a bit of a legend in the diving community, previously second only to the world renowned twilight zone of Ambon. Not what it used to be due to the expansion of the Bali Java ferry terminal. This is still a good critter location. A muck dive, really only for the macro enthusiast. The mangrove lined bay 40 minutes drive from Pemuteran offers many rare and wonderful small things (critters). Not much coral, cool water and shallow, generally maxing out at 12mtrs, at a push.
Marine life: Lots and lots of little stuff. (Watch out for the mangrove snakes:)
An absolute must for any diver with a camera, a good eye and a macro lens.
Trip Time: ±20 minutes
Current: Slight to moderate
Brief: Very nice wall, then the Reef drops to a sandy area with some small clumps of corals.
Description: Another new and little explored location. The northern end is proving to be mainly very nice wall the eastern end dropping into the blue. Local fishermen claim tiger shark can be found in this location, but no divemaster from Pemuteran has yet seen one and all trips have returned unscathed.
Marine live: snapper, trevally, batfish, sweetlips, angelfish and fusiliers.
Unusual marine live: frogfish, pipefish, many interesting nudis, scorpionfish and octopus.
Occasional marine live: Big rays, Sharks and Whale sharks in rainy season