Scuba Diving holidays in Nusa Penida Island

Step back in time with a diving holiday on Nusa Penida Island. Visit the island of elegant traditional wooden villas, sandy beaches, Hindu temples and thousands of frangipani trees. This is an island of gardens and hillsides and unexplored dive sites. Dive while Manta Rays cruise off the cliffs all year long, or Mola Mola come in to investigate. Sit on the long sandy beaches, for Nusa Penida is a quiet dreamy island of small guest houses, family restaurants, and Indonesian hospitality and home to fundamentally awesome scuba diving, a far cry from hedonistic Bali.

DIVE WITH MANTA RAYS

Nusa Penida is a small island just off the coast of the holiday island of Bali. So close is Nusa Penida that it channels the water flow between the Indian Ocean and the Bali Sea. This epic ocean current brings pelagics, sharks, and Mola Mola (sunfish) close to the shores of steep walls of Nusa Penida. Manta Rays use the southern coast of Nusa Penida as a cleaning station. As you can imagine this makes Nusa Penida a world class scuba dive destination.

When you go on a scuba diving holiday in Indonesia, Nusa Penida should be high on your list. The scuba diving in Nusa Penida easily equals that of Komodo and Raja Ampat in that it regularly has 40 metre visibility, resident Manta Rays and mola mola diving. Nusa Pendida has steep reefs and sheer walls that plunge down to endless depths. The walls are covered in soft and hard coral and are packed with fish.

The reefs of the north coast offer miles and miles of untouched coral and low numbers of divers. The regular occurrences of steady currents make for great drift dives and the presence of large pelagics. The reef life is prolific. The South coast of Nusa Penida is known for the schools of feeding manta rays, incredible coastal landscapes and rocky underwater scenery. We dive all the walls of Nusa Penida in this itinerary; and even some that are yet unknown. The only dive site we do not recommend is Cristal Bay at lunchtime, which becomes crowded with snorkelers and divers taking time off.

BLUE CORNER DIVE CENTRE

Our operator, Blue Corner Diving, is one of the most professional dive centres on the island. Under the command of Englishman Mr Jason Fondis and his associate Mr Chuckles, Blue Corner Diving is equipped to handle small groups. Blue Corner Diving in Nusa Penida has oxygen, first aid sets, first aid trained personnel and professional Indonesian and international staff. Blue Corner Diving is small enough to be very personal and large enough to take care of small groups. As with all of our dive destinations, we have visited, dived with and inspected Blue Corner Dive Centre (Nusa Penida). They more than come up to our required standard.

Blue Corner Diving dive twice a day, but 3rd dives are always available, or can be booked in advance through us.

It is always best to bring your own dive gear but Blue Corner has some rental equipment. Touring the island to see the natural beauty is an absolute must and basic tours are booked locally for £50 for a car for a day. Nusa Penida has escaped the hedonism of Bali and still offers a true, untouched dive paradise.

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ACCOMMODATION

We use two locations, the Arsa Santhi Lodge and the Semabu Hills hotel . The Arsa Santhi Lodge is superb, clean, and has a pool. It is well organised and the rooms are large, spotless and air-conditioned. Best of all it is 5 minutes walk from the dive centre and 5 minutes from the largely deserted beach.

For those wishing to have a higher level of service we use the Semabu Hills Hotel. Standing majestically over the market village of ToyoPakeh, the Semabu Hills hotel has an infinity pool, deluxe bar and restaurant and every room is a suite.

EXTENSIONS

Both Bali or Komodo can easily be arranged. Non –divers are always welcome, and there is much to do for all. Perhaps you would like something slightly less rustic after your dives? If you want to add a Bali Highlands tour or more diving in Bali or a few nights on the beach in a luxury resort? We can organise all of this.

YOUR DIVING TOUR – DAY BY DAY

Day 1

Arrive at Bali Den Pasar Airport and pass immigration & customs. Meet at the airport and transfer to the Holiday Inn Express. An ensuite room with breakfast is included. This hotel is perfectly located: close to the beach, the shopping area of Kuta, with all the facilities you need on arrival. Sunset drinks and cocktails can be enjoyed at the adjacent Holiday Inn Envy restaurant and bar. A pool and gym is free to use and Wifi is available throughout this hotel. -Accommodation is in double or twin rooms, bed&breakfast.

Day 2

After breakfast, a transfer by car is arranged to the harbour of Sanur on the eastern side of Bali. A small ferry will take you to the island of Nusa Penida in 30 – 45 minutes. On the island, you will be met by the hotel driver and be transferred the short distance to your accommodation Hotel Semabu Hills.

Check in to your room and meet and greet the dive team of Blue Corner. At this stage you will be taken to the Blue Corner Dive Centre to filling the paperwork and drop your gear.

Here you will meet Jason Fondis the owner and the rest of the dive team. A general plan for the week will be discussed and any gear requests can be handled. Overnight at Semabu Hills in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 3

2am dives are offered today with a surface interval on the boat. The boat has shade and carries water, tea, coffee and snacks during the interval. Depending on weather, interests and level of divers, your dive sites are either on the South or North coast of Nusa Penida.

After the 2nd dive, return to the harbour and lunch can be had in town. A 3rd dive is optional and available in the afternoon. Island tours and sightseeing are arranged daily.

Dinner: own arrangements. Overnight at Hotel in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 4

2am dives are offered today with a surface interval on the boat. The boat has shade and carries water, tea, coffee and snacks during the interval. Depending on weather, interests and level of divers, your dive sites are either on the south or north coast of Nusa Penida. After the 2nd dive, return to the harbour and lunch can be had in town. A 3rd dive is optional and available in the afternoon. Island tours and sightseeing are arranged daily.

Dinner: own arrangements. Overnight at Hotel in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 5

2am dives are offered today with a surface interval on the boat. The boat has shade and carries water, tea, coffee and snacks during the interval. Depending on weather, interests and level of divers, your dive sites are either on the south or north coast of Nusa Penida. After the 2nd dive, return to the harbour and lunch can be had in town. A 3rd dive is optional and available in the afternoon. Island tours and sightseeing are arranged daily.

Dinner: own arrangements. Overnight at Hotel in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 6

2am dives are offered today with a surface interval on the boat. The boat has shade and carries water, tea, coffee and snacks during the interval. Depending on weather, interests and level of divers, your dive sites are either on the south or north coast of Nusa Penida. After the 2nd dive, return to the harbour and lunch can be had in town. A 3rd dive is optional and available in the afternoon. Island tours and sightseeing are arranged daily.

Dinner: own arrangements. Overnight at Hotel in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 7

2AM dives are offered today with a surface interval on the boat. The boat has shade and carries water, tea, coffee and snacks during the interval. Depending on weather, interests and level of divers, your dive sites are either on the south or north coast of Nusa Penida. After the 2nd dive, return to the harbour and lunch can be had in town. A 3rd dive is optional and available in the afternoon. Island tours and sightseeing are arranged daily.

Dinner: own arrangements. Overnight at Hotel in double or twin rooms, ensuite, AC, B&B.

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to the port for the ferry ride will take you back to Senur Beach on Bali Island and onwards to DenPasar International Airport for your flight out.

Trip Costs from :

• Diver £638.00 per person based upon 2 sharing at the Semabu hills hotel

• Non Diver £388.00

• Single Supplement add £205

Included in Tour:

1 night in Bali Holiday In Express / transfer to Senur Harbour Bali / return ferry Bali to Nusa Penida / transfer to accommodation Nusa Penida / 10 AM dives with Blue Corner Dive Centre on Nusa Penida / 6 nights accommodation on Nusa Penida in twin or double rooms, B&B, ensuite

Not Included in Tour:

International flights /visa / vaccinations / travel insurance / dinner in Bali / dinner and lunch on Nusah Penida / extra dives / island trips / dive gear / tips/souvenirs / items of a personal nature/

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