The Mola-Mola, the giant ocean sunfish in Bahasa Indonesia, is like the ambassador of scuba diving in Bali. Meeting the heaviest bony fish in the world (it can weight up to 1000 kg) is like searching for the Holy Grail for most scuba divers coming from all over the world.
Interesting fact: in English it is a sunfish but in many other Latin languages such like French it is a “moonfish”. Whatever its name, its unique flat round body whose diameter could be up to 3m and its two long vertical caudal fins give it a recognisable look.
Important fact: they are very shy. Meeting them at their cleaning station, where they come from the depths of the ocean to get their skin cleaned by small fish, is the only way to get close interaction. If you are lucky to see them.
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