Bali Dive Site: Biaha
Gili Biaha dive site is a small island which has a very good coverage of hard and soft corals, reef slope, deep walls and cave. It is a popular destination for people who love diving and seeing underwater sceneries.
Biaha’s marine life includes a huge variety of small fish, moray eels, napoleon wrasses, tunas, turtles, barracudas, cuttlefish, octopus and there is also a high possibility of seeing sharks, specifically the white tip reef shark.
One of the dive site’s highlights is the sleeping white tip reef shark in the shark cave down at about 12 meters or 39 feet. The view of the cave is an image you will never forget.
The dive begins with a visit to the cave at around 8 meters or 26 feet. Bali scuba diving is popular for its sharks. Lionfish and some lobsters which are good in size are also influencing the spot, making the first few moments of the dive much more entertaining.
After seeing the cave, you will re-enter the to and fro of the swell as you turn right heading along the wall which is a tapestry of colors and activity. Among the splashes of color are sponges, whip corals, hard and soft corals, feather stars and crinoids. The cracks and crevices in the wall serve as the home of mantis shrimps, morays, octopus and lion fish.
Location: Nusa Penida
Access: Approximately 25 minutes by boat, north of Padang Bai on the east coast
Condition: Moderate to strong current, usually big surge in the afternoon
Minimum Depth: 5 meters or 16 feet
Maximum Depth: 40 meters or 131 feet
Main Attraction: Cavern diving