Nusa Penida Dive Sites

Nusa Penida Dive sites
Take some time and have a look at the map of Nusa Penida dive sites. We’ve also added a brief description of each area giving you a general idea of the diving conditions there. Please, keep in mind that all Nusa Penida dive sites are very condition dependant. The South and South-West part of Nusa Penida are sometimes affected by rather strong swells, making it unsafe to dive there. The safety and comfort of our guests are absolute priorities for us at Pure Dive Resort. When planning and organising your dive trip we choose the dive sites with the best possible conditions to make sure you can have fun. We normally can assess the forecasts and ocean conditions 5-7 days prior to the trip at the earliest. Ultimately, our goal is to keep our guests safe and happy while diving with us.

SOUTH AND SOUTH-WESTern
NUSA PENIDA Dive sites

that’s where manta rays hang out

Manta Bay and Manta Point – the most popular of Nusa Penida dive sites

Diving: from shallow, along the shore to deeper drop off possible surge and swell
Depth: 10 to 35 meters
Suitable for: all levels
Possible highlights: feeding cleaning and mating manta rays, bamboo sharks,  blue-spotted sting rays, octopus etc.
Recommended: SSI Open Water Diver Course, SSI Perfect Buoyancy

TOYAPAKEH STRAIT
Dive SITES BETWEEN NUSA PENIDA, CENINGAN AND LEMBONGAN

that’s where anything is possible

Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay, Toyapakeh, CENENGAN Wall, Engine Reef

Diving: from the bay to the steep slope or wall, hard and soft coral gardens, possible currents and thermoclines
Depth: 10 to 40 meters
Suitable for: 
all levels: in the bay area of Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh and Gamat Bay
certified divers with sufficient experience: wall / slope / drop-off area of Crystal and Gamat Bay, Toyapakeh and Ceningan Wall
Possible highlights: rich coral gardens, turtles, trevallies, tuna, some very cool macro, schooling reef fish, quite possible marbled rays, sharks and mola-mola (seasonal)
Recommended: SSI Advanced Adventurer, SSI Deep Diving

NORTHERN COAST OF NUSA PENIDA.

that’s the best of drifts Nusa penida dive sites have to offer

SD Point, Pura Ped, Sental, Pura Masgading, Buyuk

Diving: drift dives along the sloping reef, possible thermoclines
Depth: 10 to 40 meters
Suitable for: all levels in the shallow area, certified divers towards deeper part of the slope
Possible highlights: occasional eagle rays and sharks, mola-mola (seasonal) rich coral gardens, turtles, trevallies, tuna, some very cool macro, schooling reef fish
Recommended: SSI Advanced Adventurer, Waves, Tides & Currents

REEFS OF LEMBONGAN

that’s also Nusa Penida

Lembongan Bay, Blue Corner, Mangrove

Diving: shallow dive over the sandy bottom with coral patches at Lembongan bay, deep dive at Blue Corner, drift dive at Mangrove
Depth: 10 to 40 meters
Suitable for: all levels – Lembongan Bay, certified divers with sufficient experience only – Blue Corner
Possible highlights: occasional eagle rays and sharks, mola-mola (seasonal) rich coral gardens, turtles, trevallies, tuna, some very cool macro, schooling reef fish
Recommended: SSI Advanced Adventurer, Waves, Tides and Currents, Deep Diving

NORTH-EAST OF NUSA PENIDA

that’s the best kept secret of Nusa Penida

Sampalan, BATU MULAPAN, Karangsari, SUANA, Malibu

Diving: drift dive over spectacular gentle coral slopes and drop-offs
Depth: 8 to 40 meters
Suitable for: all levels – shallow part of the reef, certified divers towards deeper part of the slope
Possible highlights: probably, the richest corals in the area, schooling batfish, tuna, turtles, occasional eagle rays and sharks
Recommended: SSI Open Water Diver Course, Waves, Tides & Currents, Deep Diving

CANDIDASA, SOUTH-EAST BALI Dive Sites

that’s not Nusa Penida, but it’s close enough

Jetty, Tepekong, Mimpang and Biaha

Diving: usually deep dive, depends on the conditions
Depth: 12 to 40 meters, depending on the site
Suitable for: certified divers
Possible highlights: abundance of healthy corals in the shallow area, wall, canyon, schools of fish, good chances to see reef sharks, occasional rays and mola-mola (seasonal)
Recommended: SSI Perfect Buoyancy, Waves, Tides & Currents, Deep Diving

PADANGBAI, SOUTH-EAST BALI

that’s arguably the best place to look for cephalopods

Turtle neck (Silayukti), Blue Lagoon

Diving: normally not much current, some swell is possible
Depth: 12 to 25 meters
Suitable for: certified divers
Possible highlights: cuttlefish and octopuses, pipefishes, various scorpion fish, occasional reef sharks
Recommended: SSI Open Water Diver Course, Perfect Buoyancy

It would be easier for us to meet your expectations for diving with us if you’d let us know those in your enquiry. We cannot guarantee any sightings as this is wildlife we are talking about, but we will certainly do our best to make your dives great.