Bali Dive Sites - Mola Mola Sunfish Bali

Bali Dive Sites - Mola Mola Sunfish Bali

Bali's Dive Sites

Bali’s Dive Sites offer a wide variety of underwater environments. From drift diving at Nusa Penida, muck diving at Secret Bay or Amed, the famous Liberty ship wreck at Tulamben, the vertical walls at Gili Biaha, the sea mounts and shark caves of Gili Tepekong or Manta Rays at Manta Point, or combine all these dives into a customised dive safari. Indonesia diving is among the best in the world, Bali Diving is an easy and inexpensive way to see the best of Indonesian diving. Bali has something for every diver and diving certification level. Bali’s reef are amongst the richest and most diverse in the world and are home to hard and soft coral, sea fans and a kaleidoscope of colorful tropical fish.

Manta Point

This is one of Bali's most popular sites. A beautiful boat ride of about 45 minutes along the coast line of Nusa Penida brings you to Manta Point. Manta sightings here are very common with some very large animals being seen. This site is very open to the elements so sometimes it is not possible to dive this site. 

Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay is named due to its fantastic visibility. This site consists of a little bay in shallow water that offers excellent opportunities for photos, before moving down into deep drop offs. Superb coral is only matched by the equally superb marine life. This is an excellent place to locate the Mola Mola. Divers will descend in the bay before rounding the corner to the deeper depths. Here, just a few metres from the corner, is the best place to try to find the Sunfish. 

Blue Lagoon

With the bluest waters in all of Bali, Blue Lagoon certainly lives up to its name. With sloping corals to the right side and a beautiful wall dive to the left side Blue Lagoon has something for everyone. The corals are in very good condition and the visibility is often the best on the island. There are many things to be found here from occasional reef shark to cowfish, cuttlefish and octopus. Padang Bai is also known as a good spot to find frog fish or maybe leaf scorpion fish. Blue Lagoon is a 5 minute boat journey from the main beach in Padang Bai.  For those divers who have just started out, through to the experienced diver, the 6 dive sites located just off the beach at Padang Bai provide something for everyone.  Blue Lagoon is our house reef; each dive site offering something slightly different.  Included in the dive sites is a small fishing boat wreck at Tanjung Jepun.


Mimpang is comprised of a series of underwater and out of the water pinnacles. We often find sharks either lying on the sandy bottom or swimming around in the shallows above. The pinnacles provide some spectacular wall diving and due to the proximity of the site to the Lombok straits and the currents around the site, this dive is always exciting! Make sure you look out into the blue just in case you see something extra special, like Mola Mola.  


Tepekong is a small island, a 10 minute boat ride from the resort. Underwater the rock formations are dramatic and even include an underwater cave swim through that starts at around 26m and goes up to around 18m. On the north side of the island also lies a large cave in which it is often possible to find juvenile white tipped reef sharks swimming around.


Amed is a 1 ½ hour drive from Padang Bai and has some of the best macro life in Bali. Set against a backdrop of black sand and often stunning walls, it is a great place to take some truly memorable photographs. Pyramids dive site:  5 minutes from the main beach in Amed, Pyramids is a sandy slope that leads down to a series of man-made pyramids- hence the name! The pyramids are made out of a mixture of tires and metal boxes and house some extraordinary macro life. If you get far enough along the site for you to turn the corner, the sandy bottom turns into a beautiful wall where there is sometimes a good chance of spotting turtles. Jemeluk dive site: A 2 minute boat ride from the main beach in Amed, Jemeluk is probably one of the most spectacular wall dives in the whole of Bali. Bunutan dive sites:  A 10 minute boat ride from the main beach on Amed, Bunutan is a sandy slope with occasional large coral bommies. Moray eels, lion fish and nudibranchs can easily be found here.


Although the famous USAT Liberty shipwreck is the main attraction for divers at Tulamben, there are several other great sites here too. At the eastern end is the famous Tulamben Drop-Off, a sheer wall teeming with marine life. Further around there are vast slopes and rock formations dropping into the deep and the reef in the main bay has been a favorite for some of the world’s top photographers for many years. All of this coupled with very little current, makes absolutely perfect conditions.  All the diving here is shore diving over pebble rocks.

Nusa Penida (Ped, S.D, Sental, Mangrove, Toyapakeh, Malibu Point)

Nusa Penida is often called the ‘Sister Island’ of Bali, these dive sites can be reached in less than 30 minutes on our speedboat and you are ready to jump in the crystal clear water. We have a lot of different dive site here with colorful corals and all of the tropical fish from Nemo to Napoleon, sharks and turtles. These dive sites are mainly drift diving sites.

Gili Biaha

This small crescent-shaped island lies about 30 minutes by boat from Padang Bai.

This wall dive is encrusted with rich corals and the nutrient-rich current attracts thousands of fish species. There is a large cavern where you can often find white tip reef sharks and a slightly smaller cave also full of life including brightly colored nudibranchs, mantis shrimps and blue ribbon eels. As you look out to sea you'll notice the water is thick with huge schools of fish swimming past.  Currents can be strong here and there is often some surge when jumping in.

Mola Mola Sunfish Bali operates from Padang Bai Beach Resort, set on the sandy beach of a picturesque village right in the heart of Mola Mola country.

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