Dive Nusa Penida – Bali

Dive Nusa Penida Bali

Bali Diving: Nusa Penida

Dive in Nusa Penida, Bali. It is known as Bali’s little sister island, offers incredible dive spots. The crystal clear waters in Nusa Penida, with beautiful white sand beaches, and limestone cliffs have become very well known both by the diving and snorkelling community. It is home to more than eight dive sites, but we have chosen the best few of them for you to enjoy.

Dive Nusa Penida: MANTA POINT


This is most probably the most well-known dive site in Bali. Home to a cleaning and feeding station, divers have the chance to observe many oceanic and reef manta rays swimming gently in the shallows.

The maximum depth at the cleaning station is 18 meters. White sand and a few large boulders covered with card corals form the seabed. Water here can drop to 19 degrees and also visibility can be reduced during less optimal diving conditions. That being said, 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, located at the Ceningan Chanell.

It is a well known dive site due to the frequent seeing of Mola Molas that come to the cleaning station from June up to November.

Diving with Mola Mola at Crystal Bay, Bali

Apart from Molas the spot offers a stunning healthy and colorful reef,  whit an enormous variety of reef fish, morays, fusiliers, barracudas and turtles.

Depending on the moon and tides, currents can be very strong. A good planning is crucial to dive in this spot. Water temperature can drop to 16C. Crystal Bay earns its name due to its excellent visibility, from 30 to 50 m.


Dogtooth tuna ( Gymnosarda unicolor ), diving in Bali, Nusa Penida

Here we can find a sloping reef that is perpendicular to the coast, rich in both hard and soft corals forming large bomnies. Fish life here is excellent, from schooling jacks, fusiliers, sweet lips, damsels to 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 making any dive here a drift dive. Visibility is very good. Proper planning and execution of these dives is crucial.

Watch a video of one day diving with Manta Rays at Nusa Penida, Bali

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