Known for its calm, mostly predictable conditions and relatively sheltered location, Menjangan Island and the village of Pemuteran is part of the West Bali National Park. With sites varying from precipitous walls to shallow “muck” dives, conditions here are near perfect year-round and sure to please even the most demanding divers.
Menjangan – Famous for Wall Diving
Part of West Bali National Park, Menjangan Island was Bali’s first internationally-known diving location. Famous for wall-diving with easy conditions, Menjangan Island is 30 minutes by local boat from mainland Bali and offers warm waters with stunning visibility that can reach 50m+. The island’s white-sand beaches provide good, and well-protected, snorkeling opportunities.
On the Menjangan dive sites, walls go from 10 to 26-60m+ and are full of nooks and crannies, overhangs and crevasses with soft corals, sponges, and Bali’s highest concentration of Gorgonian seafans (some with pygmy seahorses). The fish life is prolific and turtles are regular visitors. Although Whale sharks may be sighted, pelagics are fairly rare here as the island is protected from the cold ocean currents felt at some other Bali dive sites.
“Menjangan Island is famous worldwide for Wall diving with small caverns to explore. The reef and Coral are also great. A very nice wooden wreck from the 19th century: Anker Wreck.” Julien, Diving Advisor
Best Time to Dive Menjangan Island
Although the best diving in Menjangan Island is said to be from April to November (during the southeast monsoon), the island can be dived year-round as it offers some of the most protected diving in Bali.
The clarity of the water can at times be amazing, July to September often yields the best visibility and a current of more than 1 knot is unusual. However, as Menjangan is protected from the cold currents coming in from the open sea, there are only rare sightings of larger fish.
Resource : https://www.aquamarinediving.com/bali-diving/dive-sites/menjangan/