Diving Bali â€“ Nusa Penida/Nusa Lembongan
A 45 minute boat ride from Sanur Beach will take you to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. This is a highly sought after dive destination for any diver because of the pristine hard and soft coral, resident Manta Rays, Mola Molas, Macro critters, and stunningly clear visibility.
Diving here can be very rewarding with exhilarating drift dives and the chance to get up close and personal with manta rays and sunfish; however, the ever changing currents make this a location for experienced divers only.
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Not quite sure what a Mola Mola is? take a look at the video below to see this peculiar giant fish.
Life span : Up to 10 yrs
Max Weight : 2.25 Ton
Average Size : 3.3 m
Sunfish can become so infested with parasites, that they will invite fish or even birds to feast on the pesky critters.
Nusa Penida Main Dive Sites:
From July until October you can expect anything from 19 to 22 degrees (we did one dive on Crystal Bay once that dropped down to 16 degree ! ) During the months of November until February you can expect a toasty 27/28 degrees.
Our very own dive vessel, Bali Ocean II departs daily at 8.00am from Sanur. Our expert guides will take you to the top sites around Nusa Penida.
Dive sites are selected according to your experience level and the conditions on the day. In between dives you can relax aboard Bali Ocean II or snorkel in the clear bays surrounding the islands. Lunch, snacks, fruit, hot and cold drinks will be served on board.
Nusa Penida/Lembongan is the main location to see sunfish. The season runs from Mid July until the end of October and divers from all over the world come to Bali specifically to dive with these magnificent creatures. We recommend that you pre-book your diving with us as â€˜Sunfish Seasonâ€™ is generally very busy.
Safety First :
Many unscrupulous operators take divers out to Nusa Penida without even checking certification cards. If you have less than twenty dives or havenâ€™t dived in a while, we suggest that you take a refresher course or choose a site with gentler conditions such as Tulamben. Otherwise don't think about risking it.
Need a Dive & Stay package ? Check out our Mola/Manta Madness Dive Safari