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Diving Gili Tepekong & Mimpang

Diving Gili Tepekong & Mimpang is a must-visit destinations for both novice and seasoned divers.

This 2 dives sites are a complex of 4 big rocks (gili means little island in indonesian language) that hides underneath exciting and beautiful marine life.

The access to these dive sites is from Padangbai a small coastal town in eastern Bali, just one hour from Sanur.

We will take a 20 minutes boat ride to the dive sites and then we are ready to go.

Usually they are exposed to unpredictable currents that sometimes can be really strong and challenging.

Your guide knows how to navigate and handle them, making diving Gili Mimpang & Tepekong an adventurous but still safe experience.

Thanks to the current here the water is most of the times clear and rich of fish.

And guess what, if you’re lucky sometimes during summer you can even have a chance to encounter mola mola usually founded in Nusa Penida, that may come here in larger groups. 

Gili Mimpang & Tepekong Dive Site
Gili Mimpang & Tepekong Dive Site

Gili Tepekong

Gili Tepekong is a big rock formation and the dive site is right below of it.

Here the wall drops down very steep giving a stunning panoramic view.

This site is particularly popular for its swim-throughs and caves, which add an element of adventure to the dive.

The coral is very healthy and the marine life rich.

You can see many fish and it won’t be that difficult to spot big stuff like grey reef sharks, eagle rays, barracudas and if it’s your day here you can even encounter mola mola and hammerhead sharks.

Key Highlights of Diving at Gili Tepekong

  • Challenging Dive Conditions: Ideal for experienced divers looking for a thrilling adventure.

  • Dramatic Underwater Landscapes: Discover swim-throughs, caves, and stunning rock formations.

  • Abundant Marine Life: Encounter larger predators and a variety of fish species.

Gili Mimpang

In Gili Mimpang the dive site is formed by 3 rocks standing between Gili Tepekong and mainland Padangbai.

It is ofter  referred to as Batu Tiga or “Three Rocks”.

They are caracterized by a quiet steep wall that goes down to 30m depth. Turtles, sea fans, and healthy corals make the vibes at this dive site.

Very common here is to see some white tip sharks that swim beneath you, close to the bottom.

Key Highlights of Diving at Gili Mimpang

  • Rich Marine Life: Encounter a diverse range of marine creatures, from colorful reef fish to larger pelagic species.

  • Stunning Coral Reefs: Explore healthy coral gardens that provide a vivid backdrop for underwater photography.

  • Drift Diving Experience: Enjoy the exhilaration of drift diving, riding along with the ocean currents for a unique perspective.

Day trip Diving Gili Tepekong & Mimpang

  • 3 dives
  • We will pick you up around 7am at your accomodation
  • Around 8am is the departure to Padangbai and we will arrive around 9am 
  • We will do 3 dives from the local boat (Jukung): 2 dives in Gili Tepekong-Mimpang, lunch on the boat and then the last dive in Padangbai
  • Back to the shore, we will have shower and then drive back to your accomodation

Prerequisites for Diving Gili Tepekong & Mimpang

As weather and water conditions can get pretty rough for Diving in Mimpang & Tepekong we required you to be Certified as Advanced Open Water Diver with at least 20 logged dives.