Dive Sites Nusa Penida & Nusa Lembongan

Sental, PED and S.D.

Location: North corner of Nusa Penida.
Depth/Visibility: 10 - 30m depth / visibility: 20m
Condition: Drift dive for advanced divers
Access: 30 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

Dive sites are steep slopes covered with low growing corals and sponges. There are nearly always currents that sometimes change directions in all these dive sites - here the currents coming from the north hit the coast head on and divide, some water flowing west, some to the east side of the island. The chances are, that you will see large pelagic fish such as White-tip Shark and Black-tip Shark, Tuna, Barracuda, Giant Trevally as well as macro critters such as Orangutan Crabs.
Mola-Mola (Oceanic Sunfish) can be sighted here in cold water conditions that occur in August-September.

 

Toyapakeh

Location: Northwest corner of Nusa Penida
Depth/Visibility: 10 - 30m depth / visibility: 20m
Condition: Drift dive for advanced divers
Access: 30 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

The dive site is primarily a steeply sloping reef face. There is good hard coral cover and a surprising array of soft corals. The attraction here is the abundance of fish life with swarming schools of fish to be found. Butterfly fish, Angel fish, Surgeon fish, etc.
Mola-Mola (Oceanic Sunfish) can be sighted here in cold water conditions that occur in August-September.

 

Crystal Bay

Location: Southwest corner of Nusa Penida
Depth/Visibility: 10 - 30m depth / visibility: 20m
Condition: Drift dive with sometimes challenging currents, only for advanced divers
Access: 40 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

Crystal Bay consists of a large sandy area at the top with a huge mushroom coral block with a large school of glassfish underneath. Then a large field of stag horn corals and a steep slope with sponges and whip corals. Crystal Bay is part of Ceningan Channel, so there is a strong current and it is quite cold.
In August and September Mola Mola (Oceanic sunfish) are here and Crystal bay is properly one of the best dive sites for Mola Mola's.These gentle giants are just amazing, so huge but moving gently with their oversized fins, holding their heads upwards, so the Banner fish can have a go at ridding them of their parasites.

 

Manta Point

Location: Southwest corner of Nusa Penida
Depth/Visibility: 5 - 15m depth / visibility: 5-10m
Condition: Suitable for all level of divers, but the sea can be rough
Access: 40 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

The big highlight at Manta Point is, of course, the graceful Manta Rays, who come here and gather around the shallow cleaning stations. There is an abundance of Blue Spotted Rays and among the short vegetation there is lots of Nudibranch. Conditions on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida are unpredictable - it can be quite rough with high waves, so this dive site can not always be reached.

 

Blue Corner

Location: Nusa Lembongan
Depth/Visibility: 10 - 30m depth / visibility: 20m
Condition: Drift dive only for very experienced divers
Access: 30 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

Blue Corner is a slope with overhangs, outcroppings and a wide canyon. Dives here must be planned according to the tide tables. However, despite diving at the best of times, the current is still often very strong. As you drift along the reef you have a good chance of seeing Marble Rays, sharks, Eagle Rays and perhaps Mola Mola (Oceanic Sunfish).

 

Jangka Point

Location: Nusa Lembongan
Depth/Visibility: 10 - 30m depth / visibility: 20m
Condition: Drift dive only for experienced divers
Access: 30 min by boat from Padang Bai harbour
Average temperatures: November to July 28°C, August to October 18-20°C

Jangka Point is a large mangrove forest lying between Lembongan and Ceningan Islands. This is a drift dive on a slope covered with huge sponges. Sharks, Turtles, Tunas are commonly sighted as well as many fish such as Anthias, Trigger fish, large Angelfish and Sweetlips. Some species of Groupers can also be seen here.