SEE THE GIANT MANTA RAY
Scuba Diving Nusa Penida is just fantastic! It offers incredible dive sites where you have great chances to see the famous Manta Ray and rare Mola Mola. Just a short forty five minute boat ride from Sanur harbour you will get to some of the best dive sites in Bali. Enjoy the beautifully clear waters and amazing corals, dive with the magnificent Manta rays or relax an exhilarating drift dive on the north of the islands.
Scuba diving Nusa Penida
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As the name states, this site is where you can encounter numerous manta rays. The main alimentation of Manta Rays is plankton and this water is full of it. For that reason this site have a huge concentration of Manta. The main spot to see the Manta Ray is the cleaning station which is a big rock 5m under the surface. Swell, current and low visibility can make sometime this site difficult to dive even for experienced diver. However when the conditions are optimum diver will appreciate flying next to this majestic animal and give the experience of a lifetime.
Crystal Bay is popular dive sites in the area. Indeed during the high season (July-Sept) the rare Ocean Sunfish or Mola Mola can be spot here. It comes up where small fish are to be cleaned. But at this time of the year water can drop significantly to 20 ℃. So you must not be sensitive to cold. Crystal Bay has a beautiful shallow reef where shark and turtle can hide in some crack. The deep part of the site has a bottom of white sand where diver can see small critters, sting ray or nudibranch.
Toyapakeh is a big bay. It is full of coral with big sponges and bommies. This site is a shelter of a huge variety of marine life. Divers will enjoy to be drift that pass between Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. It can be strong so experience is require if you want to dive here. In the right season Mola Mola can be seen in Topyapakeh but you need to go deep.
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The North of Nusa Penida offer a combination of 4 dives sites. Impressive corals, big sponges, and lot of reef fish, are pretty much what those sites are about.
The reef bottom in slope start shallow and according to your experience you can dive quite deep here. The drift is breath-taking and can run really fast depend on the time of the day. They are easy site accessible to all level but you will need to be careful to down current.