Scuba diving in
Gili Mimpang & Tepekong

Two dives sites designed specially for advanced divers located
just outside of Padang Bai port, famous for spotting sharks and 
in the right season, the famous Mola Mola ( Sun Fish ).
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See sharks, Mola Mola and enjoy diving in Bali for advanced divers

Although the dives here are often deep dives with unpredictable currents, they are highly rewarding specially during the Mola season. 

Divers with Advanced Open Water certification and a minimum of 25 dives can join the Gili Mimpang / Tepekong dives. For maximum experience we recommended a total number of three dives here, combining Gili Mimpang / Tepekong with Gili Biaha.
Special for advanced divers
Unpredictable currents and often deep dives create perfect underwater conditions for advanced divers.
Diverse marine life, sharks and Mola Mola
The dives are rich in marine life with the highlight being sharks and the Mola Mola during yearly season June – October.

Read and learn about the dive sites in Gili Mimpang and Tepekong

These dive sites are only recommended for advanced divers
comfortable with deep dives and in unpredictable currents.

Gili Mimpang is home to one of Bali’s best Mola Mola cleaning stations. Set at approximately 30 meters deep, Mimpang is definitely designed specially for divers with AOW certification and a minimum of 25 logged dives. The topography of the dive site is unique and sharks are often nearby.
Although found just nearby Mimpang, Gili Tepekong is a completely different dive site with a completely different topography. Tepekong is hosting a shark cave where often White Tip Reef Sharks can be seen but although entrance into the cave is not allowed, visibility is generally good enough.

One main difference between Mimpang and Tepekon is the lack of a Mola Mola cleaning station. However, often the Molas can be seen passing by.
Kubu village is located just a few kilometers from Tulamben. The two dive sites on Kubu reef are easy and perfect for beginners and more experienced divers. You start your dive in a shallow coral garden then going down along a nice wall with a very good marine life. The current is usually very light which makes it an easy and relaxing drift dive. You can see whitetip and blacktip reef sharks patrolling the area along the wall. There is also a superb pinnacle covered with soft and hard coral. On the sandy bottom you can see numerous blue spotted stingrays.
Tulamben Coral Garden lies to the east of the well-known wreck of the MS Liberty and to the west of the Tulamben Drop Off. The dive site starts at a depth of 2mtrs and slopes down to a maximum depth of 15m-20m. As the name suggests, this spot consists of a wonderful coral garden inhabited by countless species of fish and small aquatic creatures making it an Eldorado for macro photographers. It is also a super snorkelling spot – well suited for a snorkelling trip during the surface interval between dives or for non-divers. Besides the usual reef fish there are several kinds of moray eels (e. g. blue ribbon moray eels), porcupine fish, ghost pipe fish, octopuses and nudibranches. White- and black tip reef sharks often pass over the coral gardens.

Gili Mimpang and Tepekong Dive Features

Gili Mimpang and Tepekong diving is exclusively available for advanced divers. This is one of the main Mola Mola dive sites in Bali.
Type of dives: drift, deep, photography
Depth: 15-40 meters / 49-130 feet
Visibility: 10-30 meters / 16-98 feet
Currents: moderate to very strong, unpredictable
Access: diving speed boat or traditional boat (Jukung)
Temperatures: 18-28 °C / 64-82 °F 

Flexible pricing that scales to your needs

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scuba diving in Gili Mimpang and Tepekong.
Gili Mimpang – Tepekong
2 dives
Gili Mimpang – Tepekong – Padang Bai
3 dives
Gili Mimpang – Tepekong – Biaha
3 dives
Billed daily
$175per person
$210per person
$210per person
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Boat rental
Towels, snacks, drinks and lunch
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PADI Advanced Open Water certified with minimum 25 logged dives
No medical conditions: asthma, heart problems,
high or low blood pressure, recent surgeries etc.
Sign the PADI health check and liability release prior to diving

(extra costs apply)

Private Instructor
12L NITROX tanks
15L tanks
Dive Computer
Hoodie & Hoodie-Vest
5mm wetsuit
GoPRO rental
Underwater Photos and Videos
Professional underwater photography / video session

For certified divers the group ratio is 3 on 1

Maximum 3 divers for one Divemaster / Instructor. This allows us to guarantee safety and fun.
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