Map with dive sites in Amuk Bay: 1. White Beach (Bias Tugal) / 2. Padang Bai Channel / 3. Padang Bai Jetty / 4. Blue Lagoon / 5. Mimpang / 6. Gili Tepekong / 7. Gili Biaha –
Candi Dasa and Padang Bai Amuk Bay, with the villages of Padang Bai in the south and Candi Dasa in the north, is about 6 kms across and located along the south side of Bali’s eastern point. Close to Candi Dasa there are two larger islands, Tepekong and Biaha, as well as an area with small rocks called Mimpang or Batu Tiga. White Beach (No. 1) (Bias Tugal) lies south of Padang Bai. Padang Bai Channel (No. 2) This dive site lies about 100m from the shore in the area where the ferries leave for Lombok when they cross overhead during a dive, it can be very noisy here indeed. Blue Lagoon (No. 4) (Tanjung Sari) Mimpang (No. 5) is also called Batu Tiga (three rocks) although there are actually 4 small exposed rocks that come to the surface, on the center rock there is an eagle nest. Gili Tepekong (No. 6) (the Goat Island) is only about 50m long and not very wide with deep waters on all sides. Off the southwestern tip of Tepekong is a well known dive site. Gili Biaha (No. 7) (Likman island): There is a blowhole which spouts jets of water, so Biaha looks like a large whale!
Born in the Netherlands on 23-04-1940 and passed away in Bali on 25-05-2015. Farelli was the pseudonym of a remarkable man who was infused with an obsessive desire to create things that did not yet exist. Born in the Netherlands in 1940 Dolf Versteegh left his home country in 1990 in order to start a new life on the Island of Bali. Without any formal education he reinvented himself as an architect, as a designer of furniture, as a sculptor and as a writer.
As a teenager Dolf spent only three years in High School but he kept studying history and the natural world all his life and during his last 25 years on Bali he revealed himself not only as versatile artist but also as a formidable scholar of biology.
Farelli was a prolific creator of web content and what he has left behind will remain standing as a great monument to his creative spirit, his ingenuity and his never-ending search for knowledge.