Bali Dive Sites: Menjangan Island – Garden Eel Point
Menjangan Island – 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.