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Bali Dive Sites: Menjangan Island – Garden Eel Point

Menjangan Island – Long Nosed Hawkfish found on Garden Eel Point, Bali

Garden Eel Point is located on the western tip of Menjangan Island, off the northern side of Bali’s north west coast. It has some of the healthiest corals around. It was the first Bali site acclaimed internationally and it continues to be a popular site with divers of all experience levels.
Long Nosed Hawkfish found on Garden Eel Point, Bali

Long Nosed Hawkfish found on Garden Eel Point, Bali

Garden Eel Point

Starting this dive from the most north west tip of Menjangan Island, following the wall southwards towards the Bali/Menjangan channel, you will see some of the most healthy and diverse corals on Menjangan. The cracks and breaks in the wall are filled with a great diversity of reef fish.

Gradually following the wall down from the top (5-8m) to 25m (max depth 35m), where it becomes a white sand slope, you find a big gorgonian fan with Longnose hawkfish.

What you will see at Garden Eel Point

This area is also known for sightings of White-tip and Black-tip reef sharks, Dogtooth tuna, small schools of barracudas, turtles, and of course Napoleon wrasse. From 25m we slowly ascend up the slope, over many soft corals, until reaching a huge colony of Garden eels that covers the slope from 20m to beyond where it flattens out at 14m.

From Garden Eel Point we head south to a coral garden (5-12m) with Big-eyed trevally, Titan triggerfish, many clownfish in their anemones and often a surprising number of scorpionfish. Make sure you check the numerous sea fans for any of the variety of Pygmy seahorses we see here.