Diving with Mola-Mola – There is a lot of activities you can do during your holiday in Bali. Beach is one of the favourite thing for visitors to visit by having water sport or chilling out to enjoy the view at the beach. For you who love water sport, having snorkeling in Nusa Penida is a must. Don’t miss your moment in seeing the treasure of Nusa penida, the Mola-Mola.
The Uniqueness of Mola-mola
You will find Mola-mola during your diving in Nusa Penida. The perfect timing to see the unique Mola-mola in Nusa penida is during August – October. Mola-mola is the icon of Nusa penida which has big head, quizzical eyes, two soaring fins, and it has no tail. The giant Mola-mola has 1 to 2.5 ton weight and 3 to 4 meter length while the newborn mola-mola has 2.5 centemeter length. Mola-mola has a unique swimming style which sometimes it puts its body upside down when swimming. Mola-mola can’t last in cold temperature, therefore at night this fish are able to swim at 600 meter depth and it will come up to the surface of the sea to look for the sunshine. Mola-mola can survive in warm and tropical temperature, this fish can’t survive in under 12 degree Celsius temperature.
Characteristics of Mola-mola
Mola-Mola, a giant of the sea without tail, is not dangerous like other predators. This fish only has jelly fish to eat. It is well-known as a curious fish, it likes to approach people who have diving and snorkeling in the sea. Mola-mola belongs to one of endangered fishes since there are some traffic accidents in the sea which then most of big-sized ships hit the Mola-mola and mola-mola is also usually trapped in the ship screw. Mola-mola moves too slowly therefore it can’t avoid itself from the accident by the ships. In Bali, Mola-mola belongs to a preserved animal especially in Nusa Penida. It is only the allure of tourism destinations for divers and it is let to live in its own habitat.