Gili Biaha is a rock island with a rounded cap of grass. Located about four kilometres Northeast of Tepekong, we need 45 minutes to reach the dive site by local boat from Padang Bai beach. Diving Gili Biaha is an amazing experience.
Diving Gili Biaha we can choose between two very good dive sites. The names of these top dive sites are Shark Cave and Biaha Slope. Normally, these two dive sites are combined in one dive, but only if currents allows for it. Going down, the shark cave is located at about 12m depth.
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From Sanur, we take one of our buses and reach the tranquil Bay of Padang Bai. It is located about 45 minutes from Sanur in the East of Bali. Water temperatures throughout the year range from 21°C to 30°C! So, it is better to check with your dive shop before heading out there and bring that extra layer of protection, just in case. If you don’t have your own we will take care of you.
At these dive sites we can encounter numerous white tip reef sharks, lobsters, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Several times a year, when lucky, we might sight a larger pod of dolphins that live in the area. Turtles are also quite common in the area. So there is a good chance to spot these amazing prehistoric creatures of the Sea. The area outside the cave has some interesting soft corals, gorgonians, and black corals with many shrimp and crab. This is great if you love looking for macro life.
Entering the water in this dive site can be tricky due to the up currents and strong swells. One we enter the water, typically with negative buoyancy we try to get down and to the wall as fast as possible not to be taken away by the possible strong currents. This is definitely a dive site for thrill seekers and advanced and fit current divers.
Once at the wall we descend to 12m depth and slowly make our way towards the shark cave. Watching our air consumption and trying to streamline ourselves against the oncoming current we make use of the local topography and exercise great buoyancy. Here we are hiding behind rocks, and step by step use windows in the swell and currents to make our way inside the shark cave.
Usually we will find numerous white tip reef sharks resting in the cave. You can see them from very close up and some nice photographs. Inside the cave we also find lobsters, shrimps and lion fish. When you leave it you will find the most amazing display of colourful reef fish and light coming through the crystal clear waters. The wall has a few terraces and you can often spot a variety of nudibranchs, leaf scorpion fish and if you are lucky, and within the right season, your will spot a mola-mola.