Diving Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

Posted on 14 August 2018

Just a short boat ride from Lotus Bungalows Candidasa is the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area. This area was established in 2010 after it was identified as a critical area for marine biodiversity. The MPA covers 20,057 hectares around Nusa Penida and the neighboring islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. This area is one of the most popular with divers visiting Bali and for many reasons. Read on to find out more about this beautiful place. (more…)

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Dive into the magical world of nudibranchs in Bali

Posted on 02 August 2018

Dive into the magical world of nudibranchs in Bali

For divers in Bali the big payoffs may seem like the manta rays, mola mola and schools of tropical fish, but actually some of the most incredible creatures can be found in the muck. Bali’s east coast has some of the best muck diving in the region where you will find a huge variety of nudibranchs. If you’re willing to do a little searching in the sand the nudibranchs in Bali will definitely not disappoint! (more…)

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Diving with Mola Mola in Candidasa, Bali

Posted on 19 June 2018

Diving with Mola Mola in Candidasa, Bali

Mola Mola or giant sunfish are one of the most incredible creatures to see in waters around Bali. The best place to see them is off the coast of Candisasa, East Bali, where Lotus Bungalows is located. If you’d like to dive with these fish, read on to find out more about the species, and plan when and where to see them. (more…)

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Diving in Candidasa: Gili Mimpang, Tepekong and Biaha

Posted on 08 May 2018

Diving in Candidasa: Gili Mimpang, Tepekong and Biaha

Looking out from the coast of Candidasa you’ll see 2 small islands jutting out of the sea. These are Gili Mimpang and Gili Tepekong, two of the best dive sites in East Bali. About 4 kilometers further east is Gili Biaha, a crescent-shaped island also beloved by divers. Gangga Divers at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa will take you to all three of these dive sites, but before you go we’re going to whet your appetite for what you might find there. (more…)

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