Dive the beautiful island of Bali & Nusa Penida
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Bali. The most famous island in Indonesia; its spectacular mountain scenery, tropical beaches and the friendly Balinese people make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With thousands of tourists spending their holidays here every year, there is a lot that you’d probably know about the island. The famous surf spots, popular dive sites and the sacred temples are no secret, and yet there is so much more to discover. So to tell you more about this wonderful place we have created a short list with things you probably didn’t know about Bali!
Where will we stay in Bali?
We will be staying in a brand new resort that just opened and offers fantastic en-suite rooms with amazing views. Located ocean front, with a ocean front pool and restaurant, with the majestic Mount Agung in the background. The resort offers a dive center, a Spa, free WiFi, a restaurant and have amazing Chefs cooking up delicious dishes with the freshest ingredients.
Tulamben and Amed dive sites are all reachable within 30 minutes from our resort, offering diverse and world class diving. The house reef is a heaven for Underwater photographers! For those that have a lust for rust, the USS Liberty is only 5 minutes away.
Nusa Penida is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Bali by speedboat but once you set foot on the island, your journey back through time will begin. We invite you to discover Nusa Penida, an island with vast spaces to explore, rich native culture some of the healthiest marine environments known in the tropics.
Endless coastline, countless beaches and viewpoints, ever-changing scenery and many more undiscovered adventures are only part of what awaits you on this magnificent island. Be sure not to miss out on the genuinely friendly locals who will make your visit truly unforgettable!
NOT even to mention the underwater world…..have a look a the video below!
You could be here.....
The Nusa Penida area offers three kinds of dives.
This massive sloping reef system running along the north and east coasts of Nusa Penida is a hidden gem. Once again, fast running waters keep the coral exceptionally healthy and offer thrilling drift dives at any drop point along the sloping formation.
A wide variety of hard and soft coral species stretching out and down as far as the eyes can see is a home to a shoals of resident reef fish and creatures, one of the best examples of a healthy reef, an underwater metropolis. Sightings of Hawksbill Turtles (due to the proximity of a turtle nesting sanctuary), Sea Snakes, schools of Low Fin Chub and Bat Fish are extremely common along the reef, while out in the blue with a little luck and attention one can find Mola Mola, Dolphins and even a Whale Shark (remember to look up!)
One of the famous dives on this reef is right at Sanctums door step. The SD or Ped drift is a chill 10 minute cruise from our dive center, making it our house reef. Named by our staff and many other dive operators as the best and most consistent dive on Nusa Penida, whether in strong current or none at all, the ocean always provides wonderful and colorful memories when diving along this reef.
The Nusa Penida – Nusa Cenningan channel and the dives around the corners of Nusa Lembongan are characterised by fast running, colder water that keep the sloping and wall reef formations in some of the best conditions one could hope for.
The stunning combination of soft coral jungles and hard coral flats is home to a dazzling variety of resident reef fish and invertebrates. Aside for the underwater wonderland one could almost guarantee, looking above and out into the blue, there is always a chance of spotting large Tuna, Giant Trevallies, Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and some of the visiting Megafauna; Manta Rays and Mola Mola.
One of the prominent dive sites in this area, Crystal Bay, known around the world for the frequency of sightings of the Oceanic Sun Fish or commonly named Mola Mola. Much like the Manta Rays in the southern bays, these bizarre giants approach the sloping reef seeking attention of cleaner fish while offering divers a chance to glimpse at these magnificent creatures. Conveniently located 20 minutes away from Sanctum it is one of our staff favourite early morning dives.
This part of the island, exposed and forged by the Indian Ocean over thousands of years boasts some of the most spectacular lime stone cliffs one could wish to lay eyes on.
Affected by the ocean swell, diving along its bays offers very good chances of interacting with Manta Rays who make their way into the shallow bays in order to seek attention of cleaner fish and feed on the accumulating Plankton.
Arguably the most famous dive site on the island, Manta Point, lies 45min away from Sanctum where aside for Manta Rays, sightings of Sharks, Sting Rays, Octopus and a wide array of smaller; well camouflaged reef inhabitants are not uncommon, while diving on lime stone formations covered in soft coral species.
Where will we stay in Nusa Penida?
We will be staying in a beautiful, clean and cozy home-stay a few meters from the dive centre. The home-stay is a few steps from the ocean, facing north and looking out onto Bali. On clear days Mount Agung poses for photo opportunities.
The accommodation is a wooden, en-suite bungalow with free Wi-Fi, a fan and clean bedding. Very basic, but all you need! The Restaurant and bar are open 7 AM– 10 PM, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a variety of refreshing fresh fruit juices and smoothies, cold beers and a small selection of cocktails. Only a few meters from the home-stay.
What is not Included?
- Food & beverages.
- Travel & diving insurance.
- Motorbike rentals. (R75 per day)
Trip Overview - Dive trip schedules are tentative, weather permitting.
Arrive Bali, check in and check-out dive.
Arrive Bali, Denpasar at 9H35.
Transport from airport to resort > WIll check into accommodation, followed by a check out dive in the afternoon.
Afternoon free to explore the island. Scooter hire available on island. There is a restaurant to relax with a beautiful seaview with some cocktails. Nice calm water to go for an afternoon snorkel or kick your slops, relax in a hammock and read your book. After all..you are on holiday!! So doing nothing is also fine.
*Departure times and trip locations vary based on ocean conditions.
Leave to Nusa Penida
Afternoon free to explore the island. Scooter hire available on island. There is a restaurant to relax with a beautiful view over Bali with some cocktails. Nice calm water to go for an afternoon snorkel or kick your slops, relax in a hammock and read your book. After all..you are on holiday!! So doing nothing is also fine.
*Departure times and trip locations vary based on ocean conditions, trip duration is typically 4-5 hours
Last dive at manta point
In the afternoon we will we all hire scooters and make our way to the Kelingking Beach/Viewpoint. This is the most magical viewpoint in Indonesia. It is a good way to end the trip! All join for a last dinner meal at the restaurant, where we will share our favorite memories of the trip.