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Diving Spots in Nusa Penida Bali, Indonesia

Who loves traveling and exploring the nature? Well, Bali has so many tourist destinations for you who have a passion for adventure. This time, we will go to Nusa Penida. The island lies at the east of Bali. It has three main islands, i.e. Nusa Besar (Nusa Penida), Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. The stretch of sand and rocky land with various marine tourism and culture become the main attraction. The island has been well-known with beautiful marine life as well.
The marine park spreads along the island. The visitor will love to see crystal and clear water. Most of them can’t even wait to snorkel and dive. To reach Nusa Penida, there are three routes you can take. Firstly, from Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida, that takes two hours by motor boat. Secondly, from Benoa Port to Nusa Penida that takes 1.5 hours by Bali Hai Cruises and Bounty Cruises. Thirdly, from Padang Bai Port to Mentigi Port that takes 1.5 hours by ferry. Here are some diving spots you can try when you visit Nusa Penida in Bali.

Lembongan Bay
This site is located in the protected area with shallow water around 5 to 10 meters depth. Lembongan Bay offers you soft and hard corals. The coral consists of many fishes. This is the best place to dive for amateur who still learning to dive and snorkel.

Gamat Bay
The distance of this spot is not too far from Toyapakeh diving spot. The water is so clear with steep corals and the hills direct to the strait. Even, Gamat becomes one of the best sites in Nusa Penida because you don’t need to drift diving too much. You can explore small caves and rifts to find colorful fishes and other marine life.

Manta Point
When you dive in Manta Point, you may meet 3 to 4 manta exploring this area. The spot just like underwater slope with 50 meters depth. There is no rock here because the area is fulfilled by limestone. Besides manta, you also can swim together with mackerel and tuna.

Malibu Point
Malibu Point is also popular for divers from around the world because in this spot, you can meet tuna, runner rainbow, reef sharks and stingrays. The visibility is clear around 20 meters. Divers will love to dive here because there are some flat corals.

Toyapakeh is nominated as the most beautiful diving spots in Nusa Penida because the area is protected from waves and current of water. Although the current of water is strong but it still can be tolerated. You will find blue trigger fishes and sharks in several spots near Pontoon. The shallow spots are good to snorkel. The visibility is around 30 meters with clear water.

Crystal Bay
When you dive in Crystal Bay, you will find an underwater cave system starting from 10 meters depth. It will be end inside a hole that becomes a home for bats. This spot lies at beautiful lagoon with white sand. If underwater current is calm, divers will be able to enjoy the scenery of marine life. Even, you may see nurse sharks and sunfish hiding behind the rocks.

SD Point
The current water of SD Point is strong and sometimes you can meet sharks and sunfish. This spot is suitable to a diver who is looking challenging adventure. You will enjoy the scenery of underwater life because the visibility is around 20 meters.

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