DIVE SITES : Nusa Penida



Nusa Penida

Area : Bali, Indonesia
Max Depth : 5-50 meters
Visibility : 10-40 m
Currents : Mild to upredictable current
Type : Boat, cave, drift, reef and wall dive
Difficulty : Depends on dive site

Nusa Penida and the neighbouring island of Lembongan offer some of Bali’s finest diving. It is a large island located in the southeast of Bali, across the Badund Strait. With its adjacent deep water trenches, the main attraction at Nusa Penida is the common encounters with the curious and very rare oceanic sunfish, or Mola Mola, that come close to the reef to visit their cleaning stations. Currents are often strong as the islands lie right in the path of the Indonesian throughflow. Lombok Strait that separates the islands of Bali and Lombok, and is the second most important strait where water passes the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The best times to dive are when the tides peak at slack and high, which is when water movement is the least.