The Mola Mola or Oceanic Sunfish is one of the wonders of the deep, rich waters around Bali. This 1000 kg behemoth is the heaviest known bony fish. Whilst these magnificent yet mysterious creatures make their home in Bali all year round, the best time to see them in July to October when they are frequently seen by our experienced dive guides at the cleaning stations around the 3 islands that make up the Nusa Penida dive sites. Just imagine a 3.5-meter ball that has been squashed sideways and you will start to envisage this strange but wonderful creature.
This huge but harmless wonder is an incredible sight as it patiently waits to be cleaned of its parasites by schools of colorful threadfin bannerfish. Newly hatched sunfish are 2.5cm in length and raised on a diet of jellyfish they achieve a body weight 60 million times larger. Our Mola Mola Dive Trips depart every day during the Sunfish Season. It is recommended that you spend at least 3 days diving around Nusa Penida area to give yourself the very best chance of interacting with these magnificent creatures