Scuba dive at Menjangan

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Scuba dive at Menjangan

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Menjangan Marine Park, this small unpopulated island and a national park has been named one of the most spectacular coral reefs of Bali and is accessible to both scuba divers and snorkelers. Underwater sites range from sheltered and shallow coral gardens to vertical reef walls smothered with sea fans. From vivid gorgonians to reef sharks, pygmy seahorses to schools of snappers, sand banks with garden eels to magnificent formations of hard corals. Menjangan represents well the huge diversity of south East Asia’s coral reefs. There is a wreck, said to be an old slave boat, sitting on a gentle sandy slope at around 40 meters. Menjangan Resort is the closest dive centre to Menjangan Island and is set within the boundaries of the West Bali National Park, ensuring a unique setting for your land-time. Pos Dua is definitely the favorite site at Menjangan, an abundant shelf of reef in the shallows with abruptly drops into a near vertical wall encrusted with a plethora of corals; it looks like an explosion in a paint factory in some places. The visibility is great, at minimum 20 meters, giving a real sense of the sheer size and complexity of the reef walls.