Mola Mola the Giants From the Deep

July 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Mola Mola the Giants From the Deep
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The blue waters around Bali are full of thriving life and all sorts of beautiful, even rare, creatures. One of the most peculiar ones is without doubt a very special, yet a rather large lady, commonly known as Mola Mola.


Mola Mola or Ocean Sunfish is one of the reasons why divers from all over the world head to Bali, especially from August to October, as that is the time of year when they have the best chance to meet this fascinating creature in person.

To give you a better picture, Mola Mola is the heaviest known bony fish in the world weighing up to an impressive 1000kg and measuring around 3 – 4 meters both vertically and horizontally. It can be found in many tropical oceans all around the globe however they usually live too deep (below 50m) for recreational divers to spot them. Luckily for them every year, for a couple of months, probably due to changing currents and water temperature, the Molas swim up to shallower depths. Some of the Bali dive sites, such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan or even Padangbai, are known for quite regular encounters when in season.



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