ali is scuba diving at 1 of the top 10 dive locations of the world. The diving around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is considered as the best diving in the World because of the “Coral Triangle”.
Scuba diving around these islands is like scuba diving in the untouched pearls of Indonesia.
ave a look at the dive sites you want to dive during your stay with Scuba Center Asia on Nusa Lembongan and start mouthwatering. All trips to the dive sites take between 5 and 40 minutes with our fiberglass speedboat. During your surface interval we travel to the next dive site. Start planning your scuba dive trip and we will see you soon!
oyapakeh is one of the most beautiful dive sites around with untouched corals! Since there is always a current between Ceningan and Nusa Penida you will find this one of the most diverse and rich dive sites around the three islands. Toyapakeh in Balinese means ‘salt water’ and is often expressed as the Jewel of Penida. The bottom structure is a set of plateaus filled with healthy and attractive coral formations starting at 3 meters of depth. You will be surrounded by uncountable different kind of species and clouds of reef fish. A small list of what you can see here are: mantis shrimp, trumpet fish, frogfish, lionfish, clownfish (nemo), ribbon eels, scorpion fish and more then you can imagine. On the perfect day you can even see the Mola Mola’s or Eagle ray passing by.
hrystal Bay as in “crystal” clear visibility around Bali waters. Visibility here usually is 30m+. Located on the west tip of Nusa Penida this is one of the most popular and famous dive sites of Bali and Indonesia. Reason for that is the sightseeing of the Mola Mola who turns up mostly during the months July through November. You will find them at their cleaning stations at the steep slope where they turn up from the deep. Everybody can go visit them there although be careful because the current into the channel can be strong, so not always suitable for beginner divers. In the bay itself every certified diver will find their enjoyment and will be amazed by the different macro life, various sponges, a pigmee seahorse, octopus, clams, nudibranches and masses of reef fish.
eautiful corals and stunning colors on this dive site ideal for macro diving and drift diving. Like all the dive sites around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida you will find here a huge range of aquatic marine life. Clown triggerfish, blue lined triggerfish, Napolean wrasse, bump-head parrotfish, jack fish, lots of different species of nudi branches, moray eels, shrimps, octopus and occasionally a bamboo shark. When you are an Open Water diver most likely we will take you to this dive site. This dive site is also a good one for experienced divers as a ‘teaser’ to see what you can expect around the island.
hese are amazing and very popular dive sites located on the north tip of Nusa Penida. Currents can be strong depending on time of day. They are easy to dive as the bottom structure is sloping coral wall and they are perfect for any level of diver. The reef has a lot of soft corals like sea fans, turtles, schools of batfish, all different kind of macro, octopus and if you look away from the reef into the blue you might see Barracuda’s, dogtooth Tuna, Eagle rays or a Mola Mola. This dive site is also one of the sites we dive when you choose for doing your PADI Deep Specialty course. Exciting!
re you an experienced diver? This coral wall has to be on your “Must Do” dive sites! With strong currents this is a dive site where you have to look in all directions. As you fly over the dive site you pass fields of hard- and soft corals in all different shapes and sizes, a steep coral wall and if lucky big fish all over the place. Sometimes even the Hammerhead shark has been seen here. This is perfect for doing your PADI Drift diver course. The channel is deep, so hope you’re not scared of heights.
amat Bay is one of the smaller dive sites perfect for macro diving and underwater photography. Unfortunately due to the conditions and current in the Toyapakeh Strait this dive site cannot be dived every day. But when the conditions are perfect all sorts of small stuff can be found here. Slow diving and checking every builder, small caves or cracks to find your favorite species makes it a very interesting dive site. Don’t forget to look into the deep every once and a while to spot the Mola Mola or a white tip reef shark.
his is the dive site to be for some thrill while scuba diving! We recommend this dive site for experienced divers only. The thrill comes with strong currents, moon shaped surroundings and a steep wall into the deep. Regularly we see Eagle rays, Marble rays, sharks and if you are really lucky you will dive with dolphins! Small critters will be found during the end of the dive when it shallows up and the current slows down.
ith good conditions, Manta Point is where you want to go to. This is the point where the currents from the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean come together. Warm water meets cold water and that means it is filled with phytoplankton. Because plankton is the foundation of the food chain it brings every species to this dive site. You find here the beautiful and graceful Manta’s. Not just one, but many of them. Sit back and enjoy the Manta show!
f we can’t go to Manta Point, we go to Secret Manta. Not so secret anymore because you can see the Manta’s from the surface swimming just a meter beneath you. This is a really shallow dive site but here it is all about Manta’s, Manta’s and Manta’s! You don’t find any currents here but a light swell witch swings you slightly from left to right and back.
ou never did a dive before in your life? Or you would like to start with an easy dive? Then this is the perfect dive site for you. Unlike most of the dive sites around Lembongan and Penida this one is very secluded and therefore very easy. The maximum depth on this dive site is 10 meters. Between the coral bommies you will find white sand patches where you can refresh your buoyancy skills. Around the beautiful healthy corals you will find; nudi branches, puffers, blue spotted stingrays and more! If you are a certified diver we can take you there for a spectacular night dive!
he East side of Nusa Penida is even more beautiful than all the other dive sites around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Tresher sharks, Whale sharks, Mola Mola’s and stunning coral reefs. These dive sites are truly the undiscovered pearls of Indonesia. Main reason is that these are too far away for normal snorkel boats or because these dive sites are dedicated for research and Marine Protected Areas. Some of them we can visit if you request a custom trip.