Dive Site: Pos 1 Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia

True Clowns in their bleached anemone diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Reef
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 15MBottom: 28M
Location: Located off a small beach on first approach to Menjangan Island, a short distance to the Ghanesha Temple which is on the point to the right of the dive site

Description

On the south eastern corner of Menjangan Island Bali, the Pos 1 dive site (presumably named as “Position 1” – the first discovered dive site), starts with a very shallow reef but then drops away abruptly as a vertical wall. There is not much to see on top for snorkelers, but plenty for divers between 10 to 28 metres.

Pair of seafans diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

The wall features lots of very large Gorgonian fans, some about 2m in diameter.

Cushion seastar diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

There are also many prickly looking sponges.

Giant clam diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Large schools of fusiliers swim up and down the wall while anthias and damsels hover around the fans and feather stars.

Prickly sponge coral diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Expect to see the odd bat fish, bannerfish and quite a few bright yellow anemones.

Porcelain crab diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Look closely for porcelain crabs on the anemones and you’ll likely find a few nudibranchs as well.

Annas Chromodoris diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit

Under the overhangs there are also large pipe-shaped sponge corals – so perfectly formed they almost look man-made.

Tubular sponges diving Pos 1 Menjangan Bali Indonesia by Diveplanit