Scuba diving in Gili Tepekong

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Current
Moderate to strong.
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Tepekong (also known as the Canyon) is a dive site at Padang Bai in Bali that features an awe-inspiring canyon. It is shaped like an amphitheater and is full of large marine life. The canyon consists of black stone walls which form the backdrop for numerous schools of different fish. Tepekong is a great drift dive, but divers should be careful with the strong downward currents.

When to go

It is possible to dive at the Canyon throughout the year, but August to October has the best visibility. The average water temperature is 26-28C/79-82F, and the air is typically 28-29C/82-84F.

What to see

Tepekong has the marine species that are the highlights of this area, such as whitetip reef sharks and ocean sunfish. There are many unicornfish, sweetlips, batfish, and snapper that swim past all the types of hard and soft corals.


Reachable from

Padang Bai, Candidasa

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Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Candidasa Orca Dive Club Bali Candidasa

    5 Days Diving Package (Gili Tepekong)

    Daily diving at Gili Tepekong. This product is for certified divers only
  • Sanur Bali 2 Dive

    Padang Bai (Gili Mimpang / Gili Tepekong) Diving

    Padang Bai (Gili Mimpang / Gili Tepekong) diving. This product is for certified divers only. Padang Bai is a small harbour town located on the east coast of Bali island. The town is well known because all ferries to Lombok and Nusa Penida islands depart from here. Padang Bai boats many superb dive sites. This area is also famous for its sea turtles (green sea turtle and hawks bill sea turtle) and white and black tip reef sharks. From our Bali Diving Center in Sanur we head there by our mini bus. It’s around 45 min drive. Once we reach Padang Bai beach we exchange the minibus for a local boat called a Jukung (max capacity 5 pax). Below you can read about the dive sites in Padang Bai. Gili Tepekong is a big lava rock located in the middle of Candidasa Bay. It’s around 20min to get there by Jukung boat. This amazing bali diving site offers a big range of soft and hard corals, many schooling coral fish, cuttle fish, sea turtles and white tip reef sharks are also common there. During the dry season Gili Tepekong is also good site to spot Mola Mola (oceanic sunfish). Only certified divers are allowed to dive there because strong currents and underwater surges can be expected. Mimpang is located only few hundred meters from Gili Tepekong. There are a few sharp lava rocks protruding from the sea. This place is little tricky because of currents and surges so sometimes we have to cancel the dive there and choose another dive site. Only certified divers are allowed to dive there. As at Gili Tepekong you will have a chance to watch sea turtles, white and black tip reef sharks. Mimpang also features rich gardens of soft and hard corals and schooling coral fish. Schedule: Pick-up from hotel; Departure form Bali 2 Dive base; Arrive in Padang Bai – 10:00 am; 1st dive; Lunch; 2nd dive; Return to Bali 2 Dive – 6:00; Drop off to hotel.
  • Candidasa Orca Dive Club Bali Candidasa

    10 Days Diving Package (Gili Tepekong)

    Daily diving at Gili Tepekong. This product is for certified divers only

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