Candidasa Dive Sites
Amuk Bay is around 6 km across with the villages of Padang Bay to the south and Candidasa to the North.
Two islands (Tepekong and Mimpang) outside the bay at Candidasa, and Biaha a little to the north of Candidasa, offer some of the most breath-taking diving in Bali. The sites here are one of the best places to see beautiful healthy coral and big pelagic (Sharks / Mola Mola).
However, sometimes can current and unpredictable water movements make diving here a little more difficult. The water temperature is from August until November somewhat cooler (20 – 24 degrees ). These 3 sites need to be treated with care and respect.
This is one of our house-reefs and one of our favorite dive areas to go. Our experience with these dive sites in Candidasa makes that you normally we can go here without any problems.
The three exposed rocks are also called Batu Tiga which actually means 3 rocks. Mimpang’s Shark Point offers good chance to see white tip reef sharks , and often in great numbers. It is one of the better locations in Bali to find sharks and even Mola Mola sunfish between August and September. The topography of Mimpang is diverse, with sloping reefs, craggy rocks and walls all with hard and soft corals and some gorgonians. Big schools of fish often congregate at the upper parts of the reef.
This tiny island is only about 300 meters long and not very wide with deep waters on all sides. Off the southwestern tip of Tepekong is a well known dive site called The Canyon. Tepekong Canyon starts at around 25 meters deep and is lined with some large black boulders of basalt carpeted with soft and hard corals. Drifting through the canyon in clear visibility is an awesome experience, sharks and other big pelagic are often spotted. Huge schools of sweet lips, fusiliers, trevally and snapper swirl around the canyon walls in the nutrient rich waters. East Tepekong offers a wall down to around 40 meters and a coral reef at 24 meters again with excellent marine life. Also you find a cave with juvenile white tip sharks on the north east side. Also on the North side you can dive on a reef with two hill tops on 12 and 14 meter under water
Diving in Biaha is divided up between the slightly more protected south west end, almost inside the crescent, and the more turbulent conditions on the north side. Just about the entire island is surrounded by a rich and dense coral reef, part rugged, black wall and part slope. On the inside crescent is a small cave where sleeping White-tip reef sharks are often spotted. Other marine life commonly seen here include leaf scorpion-fish, cuttlefish, angler fish and a variety of nudibranches that will satisfy any enthusiast. It is really more the landscape and the wild beauty of the site that makes it so spectacular for divers and keeps them coming back to this site every year.
- Diver experience level: Advanced with min. 20 logged dives and recent diving within the past 6 months.
(Private guide option available for those who do not meet requirements)
- Time: Around 8.30 to 12.00
- Dive site access: Jukung (local boat)
- Marine conditions: drift, deep, photography
- Current: Sometimes strong
- Depth: 5 – 40 m
- Temperature: 20-28 degrees
About the day :
- We collect you from your hotel around 08.00
- Depart from dive Center around 8:30
- Arrive at beach around 8.40 then 5 – 10 min local boat ride
- 1st and 2nd dives (morning)
- Between dives stay on boat
(water & snack)
- Return to dive center around 12.00
Price & Inclusions
Price for 2 Dives – US$ 90
Hotel transfers (Candidasa Area), water & snack, use of towel, tanks, weights & guide.
(Outside Candidasa area pickup / drop available for surcharge)
US$ 20 / person for a full set: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins/boots, mask/snorkel
Additional Dive Computer / Torch US$ 7.50 per day