A Hawksbill turtle resting in the sand at Eel Garden
It was a glorious day at Menjangan for both snorkelers and divers. Emma from London, who was completing her Advanced Open Water course, said these were her best two dives ever.
While taking in the dramatic walls at Eel Garden and Underwater Cave, we saw both bigger critters (giant frogfish, eels and some even saw a shark), and Abdul was busy pointing out tiny creatures like orangutan crabs and pygmy seahorses.
An amazing day was had by all. Come to NW Bali and join the pirates at Sea Rovers for your own ocean adventure!
2 of the 3 frogfish that were sitting on a big sponge
A shy zebra eel on the wall at Underwater Cave
Dive guide Abdul showing Emma a tiny orangutan crab
At the back of Menjangan Island is Pos 3 a popular spot for snorkeling and the nearest access point to the main Temple at Menjangan Island. Next to the jetty at Pos 3 heading to the West is the Coral Gardens. Shallow water, beautiful corals, loads of fish. What more do you need.
A couple of new Brethren of the North Bali Coast took out our little Sony and GoPro camera for some snorkeling fun at Menjangan Island. You can see that they had some fun out there. Lots of thumbs up for the camera and reefs.
Menjangan Island continues to be one of the most popular destinations for snorkeling and diving. But don’t forget the Pemuteran Reefs and the award winning Biorock project are all within easy reach from Pemuteran.
Can’t do much about the trash on Menjangan though other than complain to the National Park about cleaning it up some. Alls we can do is take our trash home and dispose of it properly.
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 May 2012 NEW
Wayan was a super guide and with all of us being experienced divers, he pointed us in the right direction and followed along at a leisurely pace, pointing out everything that he could find – which was lots!
Snorkellers outnumber the divers so cannot speak for them – may have been irritating for them to wait for us but there were many opportunities for them to try different areas. For me it was all magical!
Night dive under the jetty is highly recommended – lots of fascinating things to see. The mooring ropes of the variety of seacraft parked above you WILL try and catch you – you have to laugh at yourself.
Menjangen Island is a bit of a dump – deceased underwear and lost flip-flop and rubbish everywhere. The long drop toilet was pretty bad and full of bees! That’s a first.
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