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 sexiest 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 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 if they think there’s something exciting to see.
The islands have scenic views, beautiful beaches and towering limestone cliffs. During the surface interval you can enjoy swimming, jumping and snorkelling from the boat. Our trips to Nusa Penida are all for 3-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 Seasonal mola at Nusa Penida diving with these amazing creatures. Come with us to the cleaning station at Manta Point in Nusa Penida 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
Head down to 30 meters (100 ft) and gaze into the distance. Perhaps this will be your lucky day. Perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with one of these gentle giants. Be aware of the cold water and the strong currents. Stick close to the reef and stay close to your guide. But 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 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. Mola season is right now (July to October) and they can sometimes be seen other months too. 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 our BCDs have safety sausage and whistle for use in an emergency
- All our Divemasters and boat crew are locals with years of experience with the Nusa Penida currents
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 30-40 minute speedboat trip from our dive center in Sanur (South Bali). Enjoy sunbathing on the roof and keep your stuff in the dry area. 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.