The spots around Menjangan Island are some of the best preserved snorkel and dive destinations in Bali.
Get here some inside view and travel review for a day tour from Lovina or Pemuteran
It is recommended to start your day tour to Menjangan Island from Lovina or Pemuteran. On the island itself is no infrastructure and nearby, located in the North
Bali National Park, only some huge and expensive resorts.
The drive with the minibus and a group of 12 people maximus takes around 1.5 hours from Lovina and 45 minutes from Pemuteran. Funny driver, good vibes music and nice travel buddies to chat with.
At the National Park entrance is a last chance to buy snacks or drinks, the we met our guide and get boarded. The ride to Menjangan Island and our first snorkel spot takes another 30 minutes.
There are plenty of dive and snorkel spots around Menjangan. Depending on the water conditions and current, the guides decide which spots to stop at. This also helps to spread a huge number of guests to make sure there is no bulks just at one spot.
The water is super clear and has 26 degrees!! Best conditions to discover the underwater beauty - a marvellous ocean of corals, plants, fish, and colours with sights up to 40 meters. Compared to other spots on Gili and Bali, reefs and corals are well preserved and quite well (and worth the 200K National Park fee)!
We stop 1.5 hours at one spot and go back to the island afterwards. Here we are getting lunch and drinks and having a short nap. Others exploring the small island what is still unoccupied. You can find some deer and Hindu temples.
We reach our second spot directly from the beach: A huge coral garden with breathtaking species. Highlight was spotting a sea turtle what was totally unimpressed by us. Incredible!
According to our guide, it is also possible to spot blacktip or whitetip reef sharks and Manta rays, unfortunately we had not been lucky that day.
However: Menjangan Island is for sure one of the most beautiful - or maybe the most beautiful and diverse dive and snorkel destinations on Bali!
Package price from Lovina and Pemuteran
Snorkeling: 475.000 IDR p.p.*
Diving (with License): 850.000 IDR p.p.*
(incl. transfers, entrance fee, equipment, guide, lunch+beverages)
*sundays, holidays +125.000 IDR
What to bring: long shirt for snorkeling (to avoid getting sun burnt!), sun block, towel or Sarong. After 3 hours snorkeling we felt a bit cold, good to have a dry towel to protect from the wind on the ride back to the coast.
It is possible to rent UNDERWATER CAMERAS from the guides!
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