Menjangan always deserves a mention when talking about diving in Bali as it is one of the most famous dive sites. A small island protected within the West Bali National Park with white sandy beaches and an enormous coral abundance. The colorful overgrown slopes and steep walls can be seen from the boat and, unsurprisingly, Menjangan is also very popular with snorkelers. Apart from the usual suspects (such as puffer fish, trigger fish, clown fish, parrot fish and bat fish), turtles and sharks await us, and we often encounter large schools of mackerel and tuna.
For a divetrip to Menjangan island which is located within West Bali National Parc, we start right after breakfast at 9:00 by car. After some 20min we arrive at a mangrove bay next to the village Banyuwedang, where we hire a public boat. The boat ride to the island takes 30-60min, depending on the conditions of wind and currents. Sometimes the ride is choppy and everything on board may get wet, so don't forget a waterproof bag. As Menjangan is very famous, sometimes there are 10 boats or more at a single divespot, which is why we don't go there on weekends.