Welcome to Puri Jati, muck diving lovers paradise! The site is accessible directly from our beach so put your gear on, make your camera ready and go!
There is almost nothing to distinguish between many serene and sleepy fishermen villages in the Northern Bali unless of course you are a diver and know that there is a worldwide famous muck diving site very near! First discovered by the highly respected Bali-based Japanese underwater photographer Takamasa Tonozuka, Puri Jati has a well-earned reputation amongst the divers due to the spectacular Macro photography opportunities.
The topography of the spot is dark volcanic sand with some seaweed and soft coral. You can expect water temperatures of 27-30°C. Visibility can reach 30 m, although lower is the norm due to waves and currents. Puri Jati is very easy to dive and site entry is directly from our beach so gear up, get your camera ready and go! Our in-house dive center is stocked with spare basic equipment and our dive master knows everything about the site.
There’s no reef here, but depending on the season you’ll find seagrasses, sea pens, mushroom corals and algae-covered debris, providing a perfect shelter for small critters. It’s a great site for spotting seahorses, Ghost pipefish, various rare octopus species including Coconut, Blue-ring, Wonderpus and Mimic, Anglerfish, Frogfish, Ambon and Hairy scorpionfish, and many many other rare species of the underwater animal kingdom.
Puri Jati’s location in a sheltered bay provides protection from strong winds, a large stream flowing into the bay, carries with it a rich flow of run-off from the rice paddy fields and the Indonesian Throughflow guarantees a phenomenal flow of water from the Pacific Ocean, which all together explain why this particular Indo-Pacific area is such a rich and diverse marine environment.
Photos, courtesy of Dr. CJ Meadows
Jalan Umeanyar, Seririt
Buleleng, Bali 81153
Phone/WhatsApp: +62 819 3654 8505