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Bali Dive Sites: Menjangan Island – Anker Wreck Dive

Menjangan Island Dive Sites – Anker Wreck

The Anker Wreck is a small, unidentified boat lying at the bottom of one of Menjangan’s walls. It is located deeper than most other sites but the conditions in the area allow us to dive to this depth with few concerns about current.
Black Corals on the Anker Wreck Dive

Black Corals on the Anker Wreck Dive

Anker Wreck Dive

No-one actually knows the origin of this small wooden boat, nor its true name … “Anker” comes from the anchor that still lies about 6-8m from the surface.

The rest lies strewn over an area of about 60m; going down to 50m.

This is the deepest dive site offered by AquaMarine Diving – Bali. We believe that the good visibility and calm conditions mean  this deep dive will present no problems to experienced divers.

Starting the dive with the deepest point, we follow the anchor chain down to where the steep, coral-clad slope becomes sandy (approx 30m). Here there is a second anchor and you begin to see the flattened remains of the wreck, dark against the white sand.

What You Will See on the Anker Wreck Dive

Across the site you will find copper sheeting and bottles, the boat’s cargo (artefacts, not for souvenirs). There are still some parts of the boat which remain out of the sand, and which are covered in gorgonians, a sure sign of little or no currents at the site.

On the sand we see many varieties of nudibranchs, sometimes frogfish and odd sand-dwellers. Schooling around the pieces of wreck are bannerfish, fusiliers and batfish.

This is the deepest dive site offered by AquaMarine Diving – Bali: We believe that the good visibility and calm conditions mean that this deep dive will present no problems to experienced divers.

The wall to the west, at 5-10m, is rich with many overhangs, cracks and caves. A good place for an extended safety stop after this dive.