Tepekong & Mimpang Dive Site
10 minutes by boat from the beach in front of our diving center brings you to Gili Tepekong. Tepekong offers some of the most impressive diving in Bali. Great walls, the canyon, strong currents coupled with superb coral and marine life makes this a dive for experienced divers only.
On these excellent drift dives you can expect to see all kinds of pelagics such as grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrinchos), eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari), barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and the mighty oceanic sunfish (Mola-mola). The currents bring in a lot of new water so you can normally expect excellent visibility. Conditions here are very changeable so a good guide is essential. If conditions are too rough, there are a number of other sites close by that also offer excellent diving.
Mimpang (also known as Buti Tiga) consists of four big rocks and another half dozen smaller ones and located in Amuk Bay between Padang Bai and Candidasa, 15 minutes by Speedboat from our diving center. The topography of Mimpang is diverse with sandy area beginning at – 5m, sloping reef going down at 45° angle, wall which goes from -30 / -50mtrs, craggy rocks covered in hard and soft corals and big gorgonians and the southern end is one of the richest in Bali. Visibility is around 30 m.
The current can be strong and tricky depending on the moon phases. The dive is for more experienced divers In addition to the typical variety of coral fish like unicorn fish (Naso), snappers (Litjanidaes), a lot of blue spotted rays (Dasyatis kuhlii), Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulates), trumpet fish (Aulostomus chinensis), trigger fish (Balistidae), butterfly fish (Chaetodontidae), moray eels (Muraenidae) and est. on this dive site you have the best chance of seeing sharks in Bali.
White tip reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus), the occasional black tip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), shoals of snappers (Litjanidaes), mackerels (Scombridar), tuna (Scombridar thunnus), sometimes manta rays (Mobulidae) and from July to October the oceanic sunfish (Mola-mola) shows up regularly.