Nusa Penida Diving trip

Manta and Mola encounters

Vibrant corals and unique marine life
Exhilarating drift sites
Nusa Penida diving trip is a favourite for experienced divers

Nusa Penida diving trip

Manta & Mola Encounters

Vibrant corals and unique marine life
Exhilarating drift sites
Nusa Penida diving trip is a favourite for experienced divers

What to see during Nusa Penida diving?

It’s the only dive site in Bali where you can regularly see Manta all year round and Oceanic Sunfish (Mola) – mainly between July and October. This is Bali’s home to huge numbers of reef fish: white tip reef sharks, eagle rays and blue-spotted stingrays, lionfish, octopus, moray eels, scorpionfish, and turtles. This is a ‘must-see’ for our dive buddies!!!

Nusa Penida diving:

  • Diver experience level: Open Water certified with min. 25 logged dives and recent diving within the past 6 months.
    (Private guide option available for those who do not meet requirements)
  • Start time: 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Dive site access: Speedboat
  • Marine conditions: Drift, deep, photography
  • Current: Sometimes strong – great for drift diving!
  • Depth: 5 – 40 m
  • Temperature: 18-27 degrees

About the day :

  • We collect you from your hotel around 7:00am
  • Depart Bali Scuba around 8:00am
  • Arrive in Nusa Penida around 9:00am
  • 1st and 2nd dives (morning)
  • Lunch included on boat
  • 3rd dive (afternoon)
  • Return to Bali Scuba around 4:00pm

Price & inclusions

Price for 3 dives – IDR 2.700.000

Hotel transfers (Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak & Nusa Dua), lunch, hot & cold beverages, tanks, weights & guide.
Free Nitrox 32% for two dives if certified.

Equipment rental:
IDR 400,000 / person for a full set: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins/boots, mask/snorkel & dive computer.

Nusa Penida diving Highlight

You’ll meet a parade of diverse marine life at Nusa Penida sites. It’s the only diving area in Bali where you can regularly see Manta and from July-Oct you have the chance to see Oceanic Sunfish (Mola). It’s home to grey reef and white tip reef sharks, eagle rays and blue-spotted stingrays, lionfish, octopus, moray eels, scorpion fish, and turtles. It’s visited by shoals of silver ocean-going fish and boasts vast coral reefs home to huge numbers of reef fish. Memories for a lifetime with our team of experts…

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’re guaranteed to have a great day out. Have your camera ready to capture some amazing underwater images.

Nusa Penida dive sites


Manta point

Who doesn’t love to see Manta? We’ve helped thousands 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. 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 metres (40 ft). 

We always plan to dive at Manta Point, though please note this is not guaranteed as it depends on ocean conditions on the day.

Crystal Bay

Mola season in Bali is generally from July through to end of October, though we often have sightings outside of these months. Crystal Bay is THE dive site for Mola sightings. If it’s your day, you might come face-to-face with one of these gentle giants and have an encounter you’ll never forget!

Mola (Oceanic Sunfish, sometimes called moonfish) are the world’s heaviest bony fish. They weigh up to 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.

Nusa Penida Safety

  • We’ve been doing this for more than 20 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.
  • 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. Maximum ratio is 4 divers for 1 experienced guide.
  • Due to the challenging conditions at Nusa Penida we require all divers to have 25 dives experience and recent diving experience within the last 6 months. If you do not meet these requirements we can assign a private dedicated guide for your added safety (extra IDR 800,000).

Nusa Penida Code of conduct

At Bali Scuba we support and adhere to the Green fins Code of Conduct, guidelines that promote a sustainable way of diving. Established by experts, scientific researchers and dive guides. This standard has been designed to provide divers and dive centres with the most eco-friendly experience for marine life in Bali.

Dive Packages

2 Days - 4 Dives

IDR 3,200,000

Tulamben x 2
Padang Bai x 2

3 Days - 7 Dives

IDR 5,500,000

Tulamben x 2
Padang Bai x 2
Nusa Penida x 3

4 Days - 10 Dives

IDR 7,200,000

Tulamben x 2
Padang Bai x 2
Nusa Penida x 6

5 Days - 13 Dives

IDR 8,200,000

Tulamben x 2
Padang Bai x 2
Nusa Penida x 6
Tepekong x 3

The Bali Scuba Team Is Ready to Assist You