|Bali Diving Location : Nusa Penida|
Sunfish or Mola Mola
The Oceanic Sunfish or Mola – Mola will be coming again, the family name of Sunfish is Centrarchidae Molidae. The sunfish is an unusual looking fish; it doesn't have a caudal (tail) fin. Instead it has a clavus, which is formed by extensions of the dorsal and anal fin rays. These take the place of a true tail fin which does not form.
Now the Mola – Mola will come again on middle of July until Middle of September, they always appear around three sister island of Bali, i.e. Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Ceningan, especially in Blue Corner Point or Crystal Bay Point.
Mola Mola Fact Sheet
Diving Sites for Mola Mola
Penida is a small island located in the southeast of Bali, across the Badung Strait which separates the island (and two other small islands, Nusa Ceningan Island and Nusa Lembongan Island) and Bali Island. Nusa Penida covers a wide area of Diving Site Locations. They are Penida Bay, Manta Point, Batu Meling, Batu Lumbung, Batu Abah, Toyapakeh and Malibu Point. The flow through the Lombok Strait is, overall, south-tending, although the strength and direction of the tidal streams are influenced by the monsoon seasons.
During the southeast monsoons, the tidal flow tends south; during the northeast monsoons, the tidal flow tends north. In the area of the strait north of Nusa Penida, the pattern is relatively simple, with a flow, at peaktide, of about three-and-one-half knots. But when you reach the area around Nusa Penida, things get very messy indeed. Tidal streams in Selat Badung (Badung Strait) are semi-diurnal, but owing to the fact that its direction runs obliquely to the general S to N direction of Selat Lombok, and the curved shape of the channel, the character of the stream is very complicated.
has a very beautiful stretch of reefs, and in the southern
part of the bay there is a similar area of rugged bommies,
rich with color and fish, that is, if anything, even better.
Big schools of fish, sea turtles, and occasionally, molas
are highlight of Toyapakeh diving. Toyapakeh is special
for its structure; those great pillars of coral. Malibu
Point is one of the nicest diving sites in the island
with gray reefs, reef white tips, silver-tips and numerous
sharks. While Penida Bay is another anchorage, and the
rocky islands have an interesting forms; something like
an old resting elephant. The bay is very vulnerable to
swell, creating-up-and-down-currents. Then, Manta Point
is a limestone rock off Pandan cafe.
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