Nusa Penida Highlights
Dive Manta Point and at Bali’s most exciting dive sites around the island of Nusa Penida.
You’ll meet a parade of Bali’s diverse marine life. It’s the only diving area in Bali where you can regularly see Manta and Oceanic Sunfish (Mola). It’s home to grey reef and white tip reef sharks, eagle rays and blue-spotted stingrays, lionfish, octopus, moray eels, scorpionfish, and turtles. It’s visited by shoals of silver ocean-going fish and boasts vast coral reefs home to huge numbers of reef fish. You won’t be disappointed.
The currents at Nusa Penida are sometimes fast and exciting. Enjoy the thrill and improve your drift diving skills under the watchful eye of our team of experienced Divemasters and Instructors.
Most of the sites in this area are around Nusa Penida but your guide will sometimes choose to visit nearby Nusa Lembongan.
The islands have scenic views, beautiful beaches and towering limestone cliffs. During the surface interval you can enjoy swimming, jumping and snorkeling from the boat. Our trips to Nusa Penida are all for three dives and you’ll be guaranteed a great day out. Have your camera ready to capture some amazing underwater images.
Manta Point At Nusa Penida
Who doesn’t love to see Manta? We’ve helped 1000’s of divers just like you to experience the thrill and the awe of getting close to the majestic Manta. You may be lucky to see both Manta and Mola at Manta Point. Come with us and get ready for an encounter you’ll never forget. Watch Manta swim by just an arm’s length away. Try to keep count of how many you see as they gracefully glide by.
Manta Point is in a sheltered bay on the south west side of Nusa Penida. You might feel a surge when diving here but it’s protected from currents. The Manta here are Reef Manta, Manta alfredi, and they can reach up to 5.5 meters (18 ft) in length. They spend time in the shallower waters so you won’t need to dive deeper than 12 meters (40 ft).
Mola Mola at Nusa penida
Mola sightings can be experienced all year round with a peak season between July and October. Perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with one of these gentle giants. If it’s your day you’ll have an encounter you’ll never forget.
Mola (Oceanic Sunfish, sometimes called moonfish) are the world’s heaviest bony fish. They weigh up to a 1000 kg (2200 lbs) and have an average length of 1.8 m (5.9 ft) and a fin-to-fin distance of 2.5 m (8.2 ft). Your first sighting of one of these one-ton giants will be an unforgettable moment. Take a look at the video at the top of this page to see these gentle giants filmed by our videographer.
Mola usually inhabit the deepest oceans and range far beyond the depths of the scuba diver. However Bali is one of the few places where they are known to head to the surface. Join us as we dive Crystal Bay or one of the other nearby Nusa Penida Mola dive sites.
We’ve been doing this for more than 19 years and we know how to keep you safe.
- All Bali Scuba boats are equipped with emergency oxygen, modern first-aid kits and life jackets. All Instructors and Divemasters are trained in emergency first-aid.
- Every day diving with Bali Scuba you will be presented with a thorough dive and safety briefing (often with some local history).
- All of our rental BCDs have a safety sausage and whistle for use in an emergency.
- All of our Instructors, Divemasters and boat crew have years of local experience diving in Nusa Penida.
- Max ratio: four divers for one Divemaster / Instructor.
- We do not mix beginners and experienced divers.
Because of difficult conditions at Nusa Penida we require all divers to have 25 dives experience and recent diving experience. If not we will assign a private dedicated Divemaster for your safety.
How to get to Nusa Penida
It’s a 45 minute speedboat trip from our dive center in Sanur (South Bali). Enjoy sunbathing on the roof during the surface intervals while enjoying some refreshments and lunch.
We depart from Sanur at 8AM and return at 3-4PM. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drop you back after your trip.
How much does it cost to dive Nusa Penida?
IDR 2,500,000 for three dives
IDR 400,000 for dive equipment rental
- Included: PADI Divemater as guide, lunch and soft drinks, towels, door-to-door transfers (most destinations South Bali)
- No hidden extras!
- Special bonus: free Nitrox for any diver with Nitrox certification
Can I get a discount?
Yes you can. Dive Nusa Penida any Monday or any Friday and get 10% discount. As you’ve guessed Mondays and Fridays fill up quickly so try to make your booking as soon as you can if you want to dive either of these days.