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Puri Jati & Zen Reef

At north coast Zen Dive Resort enjoy some of the best macro diving at our house reef, Puri Jati. Look for seahorses, cuttlefish eggs and frog fish, it is macro lovers dream come true dive site.

  • skunk anemone fish has beautiful pale pink color and can be recognized by a white line

Puri Jati

Distance from Zen Dive Resort: 5 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 28° to 31° C
Visibility: 5 – 20 meters
Average Dive time: 60 to 75 minutes
Current: None to Moderate
Diver Level: Beginner to Advanced
Marine life:  Frog fish, stargazer,seamoth, dragonet, ghost pipefish, pipefish, seahorse, mimic octopus, coconut octopus, cuttlefish, squid, emperor shrimp, anemone shrimp, squat lobster, box crab, peacock mantis shrimp, juvenile batfish, nudibranch, and much more!

Puri Jati is unquestionably one of the best macro (“muck”) diving sites in Bali, and is only a five minute walk from Zen Resort. It is famous for its huge variety of interesting and marine life.  Our guides have logged hundreds of dives at Puri Jati, and are extremely experienced at locating even the most rare marine life.
Puri Jati’s most famous resident is the elusive mimic octopus. Macro photographers from all over the world come to Puri Jati to search this amazing animal. The mimic octopus imitates other creatures such as snake eels, lionfish, and flounders to defend against predators.

 

Zen Reef

Distance from Zen Dive Bali: 5 minutes by a car
Water temperature: 28° – 31° C
Visibility: 5 – 20 meters
Average Dive time: 50 minutes
Current: None to moderate
Diver Level: Beginner to expert
Marine life: Blue spotted stingray, pufferfish, trumpetfish, frogfish, sea stars, cuttlefish, shrimps, nudibranchs, crocodile needle fish, scorpion fish, stone fish, lion fish

Zen Reef is following the shore just a few hundreds meters away from Puri Jati. It is situated on a slope gradually descending to some 18 – 20 meters depth. Still the nicest part of it is at the shallow portion at some 5 – 10 meters. Colors of the corals are outstanding beautifully on a black sand background. There are plenty of table corals with puffer fish hiding beneath them.

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