NUSA PENIDA HIGHLIGHT
Nusa Penida offers some of Bali’s finest diving. The islands lie southeast of Bali, a 45 minute boat ride across the Badung Strait. The main attractions in Nusa Penida are common encounters with majestic Manta Rays and in season the curious and very rare oceanic sunfish, Mola Mola, that comes close to the reef to visit their cleaning stations. As this area can be affected by strong currents we require a minimum of 30 logged dives for all fun divers.
Manta Point on the southwest of Nusa Penida is another of Bali’s most frequently visited dive sites regardless of session or climate for manta rays. Here, divers can enjoy close encounters with many of these majestic animals whether snorkelling or diving all year round. Tides and conditions can vary in this area due to its exposed position to the and the Indian Ocean making it a great place to enjoy other pelagics such as reef sharks, tuna and other larger fish.
Crystal Bay is situated on the west coast of Nusa Penida and is one of the most famous dive sites in Bali. The stunning hard coral gardens and huge coral bommies provide an excellent environment for fish and other marine life. Here you can spot an array of angelfish, butterfly fish, anthias, garden eels, tuna, sharks, surgeonfish, and schooling bannerfish near the edge of the drop off. If you are lucky you can have close encounters with the great mola-mola when in season. Crystal Bai topography makes it an ideal location for you to complete your PADI Deep Speciality letting you reach the reactional diver limits.
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Two great dive sites located on the north coast of Nusa Penida, the long coral reef offers great drift diving and snorkeling. The reef has a host of soft and staghorn corals, barrel sponges, also many species of fish, such as batfish, moorish idols, lionfish, scorpionfish, pufferfish, moray eels, sweetlips and Napoleon wrasse. With visibility around 20-25m there is a good chance of seeing large pelagics such as eagle rays, tuna, barracuda, reef sharks, and sometimes even Mola-Mola.
This popular drift dive is located on the north coast of Nusa lembongan Island, next to Nusa Penida. The shallows are full of rich coral covered by colourful reef fish such as anthias, batfish, sweetlips, butterflyfish and boxfish. Deep down on the slope you may have the chance to see larger pelagics such as barracudas, dogtooth tuna, giant trevally, and eagle rays. At slack tide, when there is no current, you can hunt for smaller creatures such as blue ribbon eels, mantis shrimp, lobster, porcelain crabs, orangutan crabs and various nudibranch.
DETAILS TO DIVE Nusa Penida?
That price already includes for :
- 3 Dives
- PADI Divemaster as guide
- Lunch, soft drinks and towels