Dive Site: Pemuteran Jetty, Bali, Indonesia

Juvenile lionfish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Macro muck dive
Depth: Top: 2MMedian: 5MBottom: 8M
Location: At the east end of Pemuteran Beach under a rickety-looking jetty

Description

From the surface it’s difficult to envisage the Pemuteran Jetty dive site at Pemuteran Beach as one of Bali’s best muck dives. I must admit when I first entered the water I wasn’t expecting to see much – the water is murky and there’s a bit of rubbish here and there, but this dive just got better and better. Starting with that most elusive critter: the Rosy Spindle Cowrie – no, yes, seriously!

Rosy Spindle Cowrie diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Almost immediately we found a couple of pipefish, and then a huge school of catfish.

Banded Messmate Pipefish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia Diveplanit 2259

There were lots of small lionfish – several different types.

Shortfin Lionfish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Shortfin lionfish in several different poses, and one with spines for fine – he didn’t match any in the books.

Unidentified Lionfish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

As well as juvenile scorpionfish

Juvenile lionfish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

There was a juvenile map pufferfish.

Juvenile map puffer diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Sand blennies standing guard for their shrimp mates and plenty of nudibranchs – several that I’ve never seen before.

Geometric Chromodoris diving Pemuteran Jetty with Bali Hai Diving at Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

The highlight (for me and my dive guide) was a thorny seahorse hiding amongst some seaweed.

Thorny Seahorse diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

The entry point is by an abandoned resort, made entirely with glass, with a swimming pool surrounded by an aquarium. It makes a convenient place to gear up (and rinse off afterwards).

Lionfish diving Pemuteran Jetty Pemuteran Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit