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 will get you 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
dive site Nusa Penida
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As the name implies, the site features an opportunity to encounter numerous manta rays. The reason why this site features such a large concentration of mantas is that the surrounding waters are full of plankton that attracts mantas. The currents, but also the swell can make this site difficult to be accessed.
What to see
Regular encounters with numerous manta rays make this site popular with experienced divers. Other pelagic species that can regularly be seen in this area include stingrays, bamboo sharks and big tuna.
As much as the topography is beautiful, divers fly across the world to dive here for a very specific reason: Mola-Molas come here in exceptionally great numbers to get cleaned! As a matter of fact, like with other places, the whole bay serves as a cleaning station.
What to see
Divers can see shoals of colorful reef fish, angelfish, sweetlips, frogfish and bannerfish. There is also a good chance to spot reef sharks, eagle rays and, of course, the main attraction of this location – the incredible Mola Mola.
Divers will also see giant trevallies, triggerfish and batfish. In sheltered areas divers can find lionfish, cuttlefish, lobsters and octopus. Among other pelagics divers are most likely to spot big tuna, barracudas and nurse sharks.
Divers will not be able to miss some interesting nudibranchs, scorpion fish, clown fish and angel fish. Sea turtles and eagle rays are also frequent visitor to that area. Although, Buyuk is not the best site to see Mola Mola, divers can try their luck at spotting this rare marine creature at deeper depths of 30m.