Gili Biaha Bali Dive Site
Gili Biaha in Bali is a rock island, with a rounded cap of grass and it is the most remote of the Amuk Bay Bali dive sites, located about four kilometres northeast of Tepekong and 20 minits of boat drive from our Bali diving resort in Padangbai. It is a beautiful steep drop-off reef, nicely fissured and terraced in places, rings most of the island, going to a slope in the north. The inside of the island’s curve is always protected from the current, but heavy swell can make this diving in Bali worse up near the reefs wall face, particularly for your boat captain who picks the divers up.
Bali diving in the cave
End of the rugged and terraced reef wall will lead into blowhole where a number of white tip reef sharks can always be found under the overhang of the blowhole wall, inside also lives abundance of lobsters in between the cracked wall. While you scuba dive into the blowhole it is recomended to carry a quality light as inside it is really dark. There are swarms of reef fishes at this site, the beautiful Mayer’s Butterfly fish are rare through out of Bali dive sites and reefs, but is common in this site.
The only possible time for penetrating into the blowhole is when a small surge laps the reef wall and water is pounded out from there. The swirling current can occur at some places of the site and to be safe we recomend to stay close to the reef wall face and ascend a little distance from the reef wall face. In tha Bali dry season the water temperature dips as below as 20 degrees C, so get ready with the proper wet suit to stay warm. The Gili Biaha dive site in Bali is recommended only for the experience scuba divers. With the depths of 10 to 35 metres, powerful current, and occasionally sighting of shark, made this place a perfect location to try your Bali diving skill. You can also expect to see the beautiful sunfish in here.
Why to dive at Gili Biaha Bali dive site?
- A dark cave with sharks and interesting atmosphere
- Chance to see Mola Mola during the season
- View from the cave into clear water bustling schools of fish
- Interesting topography that is different from what you might expect from diving in Bali
- Dive at a deep wall with terraces full of macro
- Very good visibility around 25 meters
How to dive with sharks in Bali:
- Move slowly and steadily, relax your breathing.
- Never approach or chase the shark, be a respectful visitor instead and observe it with a minimal disturbance.
- Never flash your camera in shark’s face.
- Stay close to the reef or wall to avoid leaving yourself exposed.
- Stick to your buddy and diving group.
- Choose a responsible dive operator, such as OK Divers, with experienced dive guides which know how to behave around sharks.
For information about price for diving in Gili Biaha and othee Bali dive sites check our price list.