Gilimanuk Bay on the western tip of Bali is a great muck diving site that was given the name Secret Bay by our late friend Takamasa Tonozuka, a long time Bali resident & underwater photographer who shared his secret with us back in the early 90's. "Tono" even opened a dive centre there which is now shut down. But there are dive wash down facilities and toilets.
We recently visited for the first time in a few years and enjoyed the dive site with only 4 other divers, they had come to see sea horses, which we found three of in the first five minutes.
We also came to see if the Pom-Pom Frogfish that we had seen on our visits over the last 20 years were still around (we'd heard rumours that there was an oil spill earlier this year and the bay was polluted badly by the oil).
Well the good news is the bay is not polluted by oil, and the marine life was more abundant than our last visits. Plus we found two Pom-Pom Frogfish quite close to the entry point. These Frogfish are almost unique to the waters of Gilimanuk Bay, and are normally well camouflaged among algae.
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Jeff & Dawn Mullins run this Blog to give an insight into our underwater discoveries in Indonesia and any news about what we are currently doing .