Tanjung Jepun Overview

Skip the hustle and bustle of Bali and set out on an extraordinary adventure to Tanjung Jepun, known as one of the best places to dive in the country. Spend the day exploring the location, or take a dive deep into the mysterious world of the underwater, catching sights of wonderful corals, and the rich variety of marine life here.

An underwater haven located in extreme close proximity to the Blue Lagoon Beach in eastern Bali, Tanjung Jepun ranks as one of the best snorkelling and diving spots to discover while on your Bali tour. It is also home to some of the most beautiful and vibrant coral reefs, along with a variety of marine creatures. Therefore, Tanjung Jepun is a heaven for marine enthusiasts, in addition to being a great place to enjoy underwater macro photography.  

Tanjong Jepun also serves as a popular diving spot, even for beginners as well as children, owing to its extremely calm waters that remain tranquil for a major part of the year. Complete with sparkling waters and sandy white beaches, Tanjung Jepun is also one place where you can catch a glimpse of the exotic species of fishes, including parrotfish and manta rays, along with a variety of turtles, sharks among others.

Besides the abundant marine life here, Tanjung Jepun also has an artificial reef and a small wreckage of a submarine that you can explore. A popular place for diving at night, it is here where you can spot blue spotted stingrays, frogfish, crocodile fish, ghost pipefish, reef sharks, trigger fish, sea moth, and the coral cat shark, along with other species of fish, swimming around the dark waters.

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• Take a ‘Jukung’ or a traditional Balinese spider boat to Tanjung Jepun, and get a chance to enjoy spectacular vistas of the surrounding landscapes
• Spend the day exploring different coral reefs and catching sights of a rich variety of marine life that lives amongst the corals here
• Witness sights of exotic marine creatures, ranging from colourful angelfish, to the more reclusive moray eels and stingrays, sharks, filefish, porcupine fish, nudibranchs, sea moth, etc.
• Don’t forget to explore the artificial reef which is a man-made coral, and a small submarine wreck that is present deep underwater.
• Try and spot a giant marbled ray that resides in the submarine wreck when you dive into the water here

How To Reach

Tanjung Jepun is located in Padang Bai, in eastern Bali, around an hour and a half hour away from the Ngurah Rai International Airports. Upon reaching the airport, you can take a taxi or bemo or bus to any of the beaches in Denpasar, from where a speedboat or traditional fishing boat can take you all the way to Tanjung Jepun.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Tanjung Jepun is from the month of March to October. In addition to the weather being dry, the sea is calm during these months, and there is little to no rainfall. Tanjung Jepun becomes a diver’s paradise during this time too, since the visibility is relatively clearer, and the waters warm enough.

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Other Essential Information

Tips to keep in mind while visiting Tanjung Jepun:

  • Talk to local instructors and divers here about the ideal time for diving, as they can give you insight about the weather conditions and other factors that may affect your experience.
  • Keep the emergency contact numbers with you at all times, including those of the medical centre and health authorities in the area
  • Remember to carry some cash (local currency) for buying food and other essentials in case you need it
  • There are several areas for taking a shower and changing into a new set of clothes available a Tanjung Jepun.

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Point of Interest for Tanjung Jepun
Blue Lagoon:

Blue Lagoon:

Located in Padangbai, in Karangasem Regency in Bali, the Blue Lagoon is one of the best spots for diving and snorkelling in all of Indonesia. Often referred to as a submerged paradise, this hidden beach boasts of scintillating natural vistas, amazing underwater life and a myriad of exciting experiences, and is known for its fine white sands and clear blue waters.

Ujung Water Palace:

Ujung Water Palace:

Also known as the Ujung Park or Sukasada Park, the Ujung Water Palace is a former palace located in the Karangasem Regency of Bali, a few kilometres from Tanjung Jepun. Constructed in the Balinese and European styles of architecture, the palace boasts of verdant gardens, large water ponds as well as majestic statues.

Virgin Beach:

Virgin Beach:

Home to soft white sands and clear blue waters, the Virgin Beach, also referred to as the White Sands Beach, is one of the best in East Bali. Popular for its beach bars, warungs and intense waves, the Virgin Beach is also one of the best spots for surfing in the region.

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Tanjung Jepun FAQs

What are some of the marine creatures that one can see at the Tanjung Jepun diving spot?

In addition to hard and soft corals, you can also find a lot of artificial reefs at Tanjung Jepun. Some of the other marine creatures that you can see here include the filefish, coral cat shark, reef sharks, porcupine fish, sea moth, stingrays, nudibranchs, trigger fish, slipper lobster, turtles, frogfish, crocodile fish, and ghost pipefish, among others

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What is the difficulty level of the dive at Tanjung Jepun?

You can enjoy an intermediate level dive at Tanjung Jepun, and get a chance to go on an exploration and wreckage diving. However, beginners are also welcome to dive under the sea as the waters remain calm for the most part of the year.

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Are there any prerequisites for diving at Tanjung Jepun?

Yes, you may require basic swimming skills to go diving at Tanjung Jepun. 

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How much time is required for the trip to Tanjung Jepun?

You need around 7 to 8 hours to visit Tanjung Jepun, and enjoy an amazing diving experience here.

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