900 miles from Singapore
The entrance is narrow at around 200 metres wide – but straightforward. It’s a north-south midline between the fringing reef for half a mile south, half mile east into the best anchorage.
Anchor in 8-16 meters off the Gawana Resort Bay jetty in the north corner. The isolated reefs inside are easy to spot to the south and this bay offers excellent protection all year around.
It’s the jumping off spot for Bali tourists coming overland to catch a speedboat out to Pulau Menjangan (Deer Island) and is a useful stopover before heading north for the boring slog back to Singapore.
The Gawana Resort ashore or Banjuwedang town (five kilometres away) offer most of the services you’d expect. Just outside, and a few miles north, is the small national park island of Menjangan where the diving and fishing are spectacular.
Anchor on sand off the west point jetty at 8°05.798S,114°30.149E or on the Bali side anywhere comfortable in 8-15 meters. The deep-water, nutrient-rich currents create excellent year round snorkelling from this West Bali National Park Island.
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