Scuba diving in Eel Garden
Eel Garden dive site, located off the western tip of Menjangan island, is called after a big colony of white garden eels that live there along with other beautiful marine creatures. The dive site features beautiful coral reef with many small caves, crevices, drop-offs and flat areas, covered with stunning soft and hard corals. It is worth to take a deeper dive down to the sandy bottom in order to observe the eels. They poke their heads out from their burrows on the sea bed and because there are so many of them, their numerous heads resemble plants in the garden.
When to go
The annual water temperature around Menjangan island stays at its average of 28C/82F, which make it possible to dive this site any time of the year.
What to see
Divers will see beautiful soft and hard corals, large colorful sponges and stunning gorgonians. Pygmy seahorses, leaf fish, ghost pipefish, frogfish and shrimp are all permanent residents of this site. Deeper down divers can see white garden eels. Turtles, white-tip sharks, jacks, barracudas and rays are also frequent visitors to surrounding waters.
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