Dive sites

Take some time and have a look at the map of the 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 the dive sites here in Nusa Penida 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-WEST
OF NUSA PENIDA.
WHERE MANTAS HANG OUT

Manta Bay and Manta Point

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: PADI Open Water Diver Course, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

TOYAPAKEH STRAIT
SITES BETWEEN NUSA PENIDA, CENINGAN AND LEMBONGAN

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: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Deep Diver Specialty

NORTHERN REEF
OF NUSA PENIDA.
OUR HOUSE REEF

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: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Drift Diver Specialty

REEFS OF LEMBONGAN

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: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, Drift Diver Specialty, Deep Diver Specialty

NORTH-EAST
OF NUSA PENIDA

Sampalan, Karangsari, 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: PADI Open Water Diver Course, Drift Diver Specialty, Deep Diver Specialty

CANDIDASA
SOUTH-EAST BALI

Tepekong and Mimpang

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: PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, Drift Diver Specialty, Deep Diver Specialty

PADANGBAI
SOUTH-EAST BALI

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: PADI Open Water Diver Course, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

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.