17 October 2012

Penuktukan, new diving spot in Bali

Divers now have a new underwater spot to explore in the northern part of the island.

Located off Penuktukan village in Tejakula, Buleleng regency, the dive site has just been officially opened by a group of residents.

The dive site had a lot of potential and had been declared a conservation zone where fishing was prohibited. Previously, Penuktukan was not well known by tourists. There were only a few tourists in small groups diving at the site.
After this official opening, where dive operators from other dive sites throughout Bali gathered with marine environmental NGOs, journalists and local officials, the dive site could be developed further.

The three best dive locations at Penuktukan are Angel Canyon, Oasis and Reef Stairs.
This site is also perfect for snorkeling, as groups of colorful fish could be easily spotted at a depth of five to seven meters. When we go a little deeper, to a depth of 12 meters, you find small caves with a  panoramic marine ecosystem. Some divers said they really enjoyed their underwater experience in Penuktukan because of its panoramic view and the good visibility underwater.

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