Gamat Bay is a dive site that can be explored only by experienced divers, as it experiences unpredictable strong currents. It features a slope reef, with a plateau between 6 meters and 8 meters deep and a wall that descends at 40 meters of depth.
The bottom of Gamat Bay is dominated by sand, patches of coral and bommies. There are both soft and hard corals at this dive spot as well as gorgonians. All of these shelter nudibranchs, reef fish, unicornfish, surgeonfish, groupers, besides moray eels, sweetlips, scorpionfish and stingrays.
Apex predators such as white-tip reef sharks are also present here, while turtles can be found hiding in small caves.
Gamat Bay is one of the best dive sites of Nusa Penida. The site has a large and shallow plateau with coral patches and bommies located between two rocky points. There’s an abundance of soft corals -including gorgonians, and hard corals to admire here.
The most interesting part of the dive is located between 10 and 20 meters/33-66 feet, which makes this spot suitable for all divers.
Fish life is diverse and includes species like whitetip reef sharks, bamboo sharks, sea turtles, surgeonfish, unicornfish, groupers, marble rays, moray eels, batfish, and the elusive Mola molas.
At the end of the bay, you’ll also find a wall that goes down to 40 meters/130 feet.
Beware of the currents.