It’s any divers dream to see the elusive SunFish. Here are the secrets of seeing the Mola Mola in Bali while scuba diving in Bali or Nusa Penida.
Manta Point is the best dive site to see the Mola Mola
Many don’t know Manta Point is the best dive site to see the Mola Mola, many don’t believe it and many don’t know there is a Mola Mola cleaning station right there next where everyone enjoys the majestic Manta Rays.
When planning to do a Mola dive in Nusa Penida’s Manta Point, often a compromise needs to be taken. Enjoy the Mantas or toss the coin to see the Mola Mola. The cleaning situation is at approximately 30 meters / 100 feet deep, in the corner of Manta Point bay. It’s quite a bit of a swim so divers adventuring here require good air management.
Nonetheless, during the months of August and September, diving here to see the Mola Mola in Bali gives divers the best chances compared to the other dive sites because it is basically an untouched and less visited spot.
You can see a lot of Mola Molas in Gili Mimpang and Tepekong
This time, many divers and dive centers know that Gili Mimpang and Tepekong offers a great spot for seeing the Mola Mola in Bali. Gili Mimpang and Tepekong are located just outside of Padang Bai, an approximate 30 minutes boat ride with the traditional spider boat, Jukung. However, these dive sites also often bring unpredictable currents that can be a challenge for some divers.
So if you are comfortable with sometimes experiencing unpredictable currents, Gili Mimpang and Tepekong can give major surprises…
In Gili Tepekong is where we hold the record of spotting 18 Mola Mola in one dive. Yes, you read that right and it’s not a typo… often we see several in the same dive at the same spot. The secret ? go as early as possible and yes the water is very cold.
Blue Corner in Nusa Lembongan is the golden ticket for Mola Mola in Bali
Blue Corner is infamous for strong currents, insane drifts and unpredictable conditions. At the same time, Blue Corner is also famous for fun dives and seeing unique species underwater: Thresher Sharks, Mobula Rays, Manta Rays … and of course, the elusive Mola Mola.
During the Mola Mola season of July – October, Blue Corner is the golden ticket. It is an almost guaranteed bet that if you dive here once or twice, you will see the Mola Mola.
The downside is that only highly experienced divers can dive here. Negative entry is mandatory, drifts can reach staggering speeds of sometimes even 50 km / h or more.
Neptune Scuba Diving offers scuba diving in Blue Corner so send us a message to book it, especially if you are a group of minimum 3 experienced divers.
There you have it, three secrets of spotting the Mola Mola in Bali that many people don’t know. From all three, Manta Point in Nusa Penida is the best bet to see what you want to see.