Dive in Bali at Nusa Penida, also known as Bali’s little sister island. Its beauty is simply break taking. First, it offers crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand beaches, and limestone cliffs. In addition, healthy coral reefs and an amazing marine life. In truth, it has become very well known both by the diving and snorkelling community. There are many dive sites all along its coastline. Here are the highlights.
This is the most well-known dive site in Bali. In fact, it is a cleaning and feeding station for manta rays, so divers have the chance to observe these majestic fish swimming gently in the shallows.
It is located in South Nusa Pendia, facing Indic Ocean. The maximum depth at the main cleaning station is about 18 meters. White sand and a few large boulders covered with card corals form the seabed. Water temperature can drop to 19 degrees and also visibility can be reduced during less optimal diving conditions. Above all, having the opportunity to swim amongst the mantas is more than worth the work!
Dive Nusa Penida: CRYSTAL BAY
Crystal bay is a small charming bay with crystal clear blue water, white sand beaches and palm trees. It is located at the Cenengan Channel and earns its name due to its excellent visibility, from 30 to 50m.
It is a well known dive site due to the frequent seeing of Mola Molas . More precisely, sunfish come to the cleaning station during the period from June up to November.
In addition Crystal Bay offers stunning, healthy and colourful reef. Even more, whit an enormous variety of reef fish, morays, fusiliers, barracudas and turtles. That is to say Crystal Bay offers all!
Depending on the moon and tides, currents can be very strong. In addition Water temperature can drop to 16C. In short, we need a good planning to dive at this spot.
Dive Bali NUSA PENIDA NORTH COAST
All along North Nusa, we can find a sloping that is perpendicular to the coast. It is rich firstly in both hard and soft corals forming large boonies and second in fish life, which is excellent. For instance, you can see schooling jacks, fusiliers, sweet lips and damsels. And also patrolling white tip sharks, giant trevalies and turtles.
The North side of the island is exposed to strong currents that flow through the Lombok Strait, therefore it is a drift dive. On top, visibility usually is very good. In conclusion, proper planning and execution of these dives is crucial.
Watch a video of one day diving with Manta Rays at Nusa Penida, Bali