Bali Sunfish Safari
The much sought after Ocean Sunfish or Mola Mola is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. Sunfish Only two species are known, the rough or short sunfish (O. mola), which is found in all seas of the temperate and tropical zones; and the smaller and scarcer smooth or oblong sunfish (O. truncatus), of which only a small number of specimens have been obtained from the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Bali Diving operates from Sanur and our specialized ocean-going speedboats depart on a regular schedule to Nusa Penida to look for these elusive creatures. Our local dive guides each have more than 3,000 dives on Mola Mola sites. It’s a combination that allows you to enjoy one of diving’s great experiences, and one of the world’s loveliest islands.
The Bali Sunfish, have their seasonal migrations to these islands and the best time of the year to see these huge creatures is between July and November although they can be seen occasionally outside these times. Our Local Dive Guides are well rehearsed in locating these creatures that tend to congregate around a few sites in Nusa Penida Island, namely Blue Corner, Crystal Bay and Toyapakeh along with a few others.
What's Included Bali Sunfish Safari
To join this Course you must be at least the following.
- Open Water Diver Qualified or Equivalence with at least 10 dive’s in your Log Book as a minimum (Private Guides are available if you have less)
- Bring your Certification Card & Log Book.
- 11 L Aluminium Tanks with International K Valve (For DIN, bring your Adaptor)
- Pick up ( 7:00 am ) from your Hotel in the South Bali Tourist Area (varies with location)
- Arrive at Bali Diving Dive Centre
- Check Equipment & Sign Associated Paperwork
- Transfer to Sanur Beach
- Transfer to Nusa Penida
- 3 Dives
- Lunch & Light Refreshments on boat between dives
- Check Equipment
- Return to Sanur Beach
- Returning to South Bali, accommodation approximately 15:30