This bay is situated at the eastern tip of Bali, to dive in this bay is more convenient from a small outrigger boat provided by local fishermen, the reef ridges spurs out into the bay and the current from Lombok strait can pick up making it difficult swimming back to the bay. In the bay lies a small Japanese freighter ship, 12 meters long sits at 6 to 12 meters water.
The history behind this ship was unknown. Black corals, colourful soft corals and Gorgonians have grown well on this ship and attract variety of reef fishes to its shelter. Bommies at 10 meters on the reef slopes are covered with gorgeous bushy Gorgonians and soft corals, good numbers of reef fishes, then the reef runs away down the slope out of the bay over 30 meters deep. Schools of Jack and Blue Fin Trevally are often encountered in this site. In the bay at slope sandy bottom is good place to see unusual animals, like Shrimps, Ghost pipefish, Dragonet fish, Sand Diver fish, Gobies, Devil scorpion and others. Water temperature is roughly 29 degrees C. It can be lower if up currents affect the dive site. When strong wind blows from southeast the wave will swirl the sandy bottom and cause the visibility to blur, mostly the clarity is good.
Menjangan Puri Jati
Puri Jati Menjangan dive site is located about 20 minutes drive from Lovina, to get down here driving past the Seririt Town about 200 meters, on the left side of the main road stands sign board Zien Villa Puri Jati, there is a small pavement road leads down to the black sandy beach. Offshore offers a dive site, later on known as Puri Jati.
It is a flat slope sandy bottom from 3 to 20 meters. There is no reef at all but sea grasses, sea pens and debris that cover large area, a good place to see sea animals and unusual creatures, which are small and well camouflaged. Underwater Photographers and Videographers have discovered Sea Horses, Anglerfishes, Ornate Ghosepipefish, Crustaceans, Octopuses and many more. Visibility is varying up to 15 meters and worse when big waves laps the beach; when sand particles are mixed up into the water. As the coverage area is large 3 to 4 dives a day is still not possible to cover it all, and you will always find something different.