Experienced or minimum certification
Some of the diving spots require minimum experience and certification. For example Manta Dive Site in Bali. Even though some require experience, but some are fine for beginners. We advise you not to force yourself above your capability to dive. Because the waves and underwater conditions sometimes can be unpredictable for beginners. Mola-Mola dive sites are one of the examples. The wise to value your ability is one of the keys to enjoying scuba diving. Do not mess your holiday by forcing the conditions that you are not ready to handle yet. Unless you want to waste your time and money. But we believe you won’t when you dive with us!
Open water dives for Mola-Mola Diving require you a minimum of 50-100 open water dives. It also requires experience in facing waves in any situation. Because sometimes the wind change, choppy waters, and big waves mostly in Manta Dive Sites.
To whom who loves snorkeling, Nusa Penida is suitable for you with a guided snorkeling activity.
For Manta Point, we can’t guarantee that you can jump in the water until we arrive at the sites. Due to swells condition/wind and the topography on manta dive area is off cliff area and also the cleaning station quite close to the rocks and cliffs. When the swell is big, it is impossible to do snorkeling. Manta Dive site in Bali is suitable for try scuba programs when weather permitting and in some dive site areas in Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan. Consult and inform us about your preference.
How to approach and take a picture with Mantas and Mola Mola?
It is forbidden to touch these two gentle giants. Please respect the ocean and its life. Diving and Snorkeling with the ocean hearts and minds.
You can’t chase them, the more you chase the more they will swim away from you. Never to try it, they swim so fast and even you see them swim gracefully and slow.
Prepare your underwater camera and set to autofocus, our suggestion is you may set the pre manual focus on 1 -1,5 meters, you may capture when they swim or just passing by not doing the cleaning position ( stationary), bubbles scared them away, find the good angle and see where it goes, keep calm, do not moving or finning too fast.
When the Mola Mola in its cleaning position ( mouth facing up, all the banner fishes eats the parasite in its body) you can approach it very carefully, and please do not use the flash from your camera. And keep your distance also breathe slowly to control your bubbles. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!
When the Mantas are swimming gracefully in their cleaning station most of them just stay in the shallow water, then it makes it easier for the snorkelers as well to approach them and take shots.
Do not chase the Mantas, do not touch and scared them away, just swim or hover they will sometimes come to you, and just be ready with you pre-focus camera/videos.