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.