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”. At our dive sites you find:
Scuba diving around our Nusa Penida dive sites is one of the best diving in Indonesia.
ave a look at the dive sites you want to dive during your stay with Scuba Center Asia Lembongan and find out your fav dive site. All trips to the dive sites of Nusa Penida take between 5 and 40 minutes with our fibreglass 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 the most beautiful dive site 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.
he Penida reef in this area is so diverse. You have to dive these dive sites more than once during your stay with us. The reef has many soft and hard corals, which attracts an enormous amount of turtles! Yes, the endangered Green and Hawksbill turtle is here! And not just one! All different kinds of macro life will blow your mind. When the currents pick up the dive site, SD is ideal for a drift dive. If you look away from the reef into the blue, you might see some white tip sharks or tuna hunting. If you are fortunate, a baby whale shark will swim by. Ped is fascinating the second you go down. Many hidden treasures underwater. Sental is the calmest of all. PMG is the coolest one. There is a little temple in the water, and if we can go down there at the perfect time and temperature, the Mola will come to say hi. 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.
Blue Corner dive site at the corner of Lembongan island is for the thrill-seekers among us scuba divers. We recommend this dive site for experienced divers only. The thrill comes with strong currents. Easiest, the most excited, most tough dive site of Lembongan, Penida and Bali. A reef wall shaped in a corner with canyons to “relax” if needed. The fun starts at a deeper depth, so you don’t want to waste time getting down. When diving Blue corner dive site, you find the famous Ocean Sunfish, the Mola mola, in a row at the perfect time and day! Blue Corner dive site is a favourite for the big stuff. Other cool stuff to see underwater while diving is sharks, marble rays, eagle rays, and dolphins! Blue Corner dive site lies at the top north corner of Lembongan island. The dive site is the pinpoint where different currents come together. Hence, this is the favourite place for the giant creatures to hunt and hang out.
We only dive this dive site on request and on the perfect day and time. Safety is our number one priority, so we can’t go diving here if the tides are not in our favour. Another important note: before we take you out here, we like to see you diving first. In other words, if Blue Corner dive site is on your diving wishing list, tell us, and make sure you book at least two days of diving with us.
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. Another name for this fantastic dive site is Manta Bay. Not so secret anymore because you can see the Manta’s swimming just a meter beneath you from the surface. If you are lucky, we can snorkel with the Manta rays.The dive site is shallow and covers a huge area of the south of Nusa Penida. Underwater Manta Bay is a spectacular dive site. Besides the manta rays, we find nurse sharks, lots of nudibranchs, turtles, and other cool diving stuff. Manta Bay dive site is ideal for beginner divers if the waves are minimum. You don’t find any currents here. Sometimes we feel a light swell while diving witch swings you slightly from left to right and back—a very cool feeling underwater. Before we start the dive, we give you a detailed dive briefing about the code of conduct while diving with manta rays. Safety is our priority, after all. Plus, we like to promote good diver behaviour around the mantas.
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 Eastside of Nusa Penida is even more beautiful than all the other dive sites around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. The reason is that not many dive centres go here. Sampalan and Karang Sari are famous for the thresher sharks, stunning canyons, and deeper walls. The Mola? Yes, they are everywhere. Batu Abah is a heavily protected dive site and only accessible if the local research team is on board. Going further down the Eastside of Penida is hard to reach because the currents can be horrendous, or the waves and wind are not in our favour. If you are interested in diving Sampalan or Karang Sari, let us know beforehand, so we plan that dive trip. An extra diving fee is charged, but it is worth diving! We will bring some extra snacks and drinks on the boat to make it the perfect diving day!