Located on the northwest of Bali, was first famous for its deer ( Menjangan is Javanese word for “ Deer” ). When west Bali Park was declared in 1982, Menjangan Island was included as well and the Park Service controls entry and diving on the island. In 1978 Menjangan became Bali’s first internationally recognized diving location, with beautiful flat reef. Consequently in 1997 the extensive flat reef at the island suffered damage from crown of thorn starfish, and also in 1998, coral bleaching as a result of El Nino. However the walls, for which Menjangan is most famous- are still in excellent condition. Although it is said, the best diving in Menjangan island is during the south east monsoon ( about April to November ). You can dive here anytime of the year, choosing sites on the north or south of the island depending on the direction of the wind. The visibility at Menjangan Island can, at times, be amazing, probably the best in Bali, especially in October and November with horizontal visibility of 50 meters +. Current here is very rare, even 1 knot of current is unusual around the island. The most recommended dive sites on the island are the Angker, Garden eel and pos II.