Gili Tepekong SCUBA Dive Sites

Category: Amuk BayGili Tepekong

 

Gili Tepekong at a Glance
Access:30 minutes speedboat ride from Padang Bai
Marine Life:Pelagics
Visibility:10-30 meters
Current:Strong current, down current, toilet drift
Difficulty:Difficult

Do not expect beautiful coral reef here! That is the message I got when first reading a book about diving Tepekong. So what makes so many adrenaline junkies divers comes here? Hearing a lot about Tepekong bad reputation like toilet drift and strong current, I would like to know about this site more and find out why despite of the dangerous still there are many divers come here.

We dive there! Our first impression is it is not like another tropical dive sites, especially the Canyon, which is situated in the southern area of the island. I can not describe what it looks like, you have to dive it on your own. Shortly speaking, this is a dive site with mystique things. You feel like doing meditation. It is like watching the sunset in a quiet place. Lucky us, at that time neither current nor cold water accompanies us. It was November the beginning of southwest monsoon that is considered as the best time to dive these sites. The visibility here on average can reach 20 meters. The temperature is 26° Celsius but often under 20° Celsius.

In around 21 meters depth you will find a hole that connect east side of the island to the west side, you should try entering it. When I entered the hole and found the end, all I saw is blue water which group of ribbon sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia) and diagonal banded sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus). It was really beautiful and mystic.

Written by: Erwin Kodiat

 

KSDC Trips to Gili Tepekong

  1. KSDC Annual trip 2015 - LOB Nusa Penida area Safari
  2. KSDC 2014 Annual Bali Xtreme Dive
  3. Bali Safari 2013
  4. KSDC Bali Extreme Dive Trip 2011
  5. Bali KSDC Safari Annual Diving Trip 2011
  6. Bali KSDC Safari Annual Diving Trip 2006
  7. Chinese New Year 2006 Bali Dive Safari
  8. Bali New Year 2006
  9. Bali KSDC Safari Annual Diving Trip 2005
  10. Hengky's Underwater Macro Birthday Party
  11. Bali Gili New Year's Extravaganza
  12. Diving Bali Lobster Paradise
  13. Jojo Diving to Bali
  14. Most Recent Nudibranch Photos