Mimpang | Trumpetfish Dive Sites

Off the boat to 12m where you see small coral reef and white sand and small wall, max depth 30m. You will see Trumpetfish, during the season (Aug-Sep) Mola-Mola (Sunfish). Current is up/down and sometimes strong surge as you enter. Also known as Batu Tiga – Three Rocks – Mimpang is exactly that: 3 large rocks that come to the surface and various others below the surface, which run in a ridge – the north towards Bali and the south (richer end) dropping into deeper water.

Although Mimpang is only 1km from Tepekong the conditions are the two sites are regularly not the same. Therefore if you cannot dive Mimpang first, and go to Tepekong, you may well be able to do your second dive at Mimpang. Mimpang’s Shark Point offers a better chance to see white tip reef shark than Tepekong does, and often in great numbers. Although we don’t guarantee sightings, this is where – according to us – you have the best chance of seeing shark in Bali.

The current here can be strong, but is fairly predictable. The topography of Mimpang is diverse, with sloping reefs, craggy rocks, walls – all with hard and soft corals and some gorgonians. The reef has a good cover of soft corals, with many stony corals, staghorn and table corals. Big schools of unicornfish and snapper swirl around, many blue-spotted rays, Napoleon Wrasse, Moray Eels, trumpetfish, bannerfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish and trevally as well as the innumerable reef fish.

In places you can find large gorgonians and barrel sponges. It can be possible to snorkel at Mimpang as the reef starts quite shallow on a white sand slope rather than simply dropping off to a wall.

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