Nusa Penida Diving
This experience is designed for certified divers interested in Nusa Penida Diving, but try diving Nusa Penida is also possible for beginner divers.
Nusa Penida Diving is suitable both for beginners and advanced divers with lots to offer: the best coral reefs, the majestic Manta Rays, and during July-October, the famous Mola Mola.
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Most Popular diving spot in Bali.
Duration: 6 hours
Hotel transfer offered
Access: speed boat
Highlight: Manta Rays, Mola Mola, Coral Reefs
Suitable for diving & snorkeling
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Reservation is required.
Children and non-divers are welcome.
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Nusa Penida Diving Itinerary
Nusa Penida Diving is suitable for Try / Discover Scuba Diving, beginner and advanced divers. The island is located approximately 45 minutes away from Bali, reachable by speed boat.
The day begins with the hotel transfer or meet-up at the dive center at approximately 7AM. After the meet and greet preparations will begin with paperwork, equipment check and the morning briefing to present the day activity and safety considerations.
Divers who require swimming pool training or pool refreshers will conduct the necessary pool activity before departure. The minimum requirement for certified divers is to be PADI open water diver certified.
Departure from the dive center is scheduled for approximately 08:30AM – 9AM.
The boat trip to Nusa Penida diving takes approximately 45 minutes with the first dive in Manta Point. The entire day is spent on the speed boat, around the beautiful coast of the island.
Surface intervals are scheduled for 45-60 minutes.
Bottom times for every scuba dive are scheduled for 45-60 minutes or depending on the air consumption of every diver.
Dive groups are set to maximum 3 certified divers of equal experience for 1 dive guide.
- All taxes, and handling charges
- Professional PADI Divemaster
- Boat rental
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas)
- Scuba Diving Insurance
- Full set scuba diving equipment
- Bottled water
- Conservation Fee: 100,000 IDR / person
- Additional equipment such as but not limited to: dive computers, 15L tanks, NITROX, extra wetsuits, hoodies
Estimated hotel transfer at 7AM. Estimated return 3-4PM
Traveler pickup is offered.
Free hotel transfers are available in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua. We also provide transfers from and to vacation rentals, Airbnbs, points of interest.
Meeting point: Neptune Scuba Diving, Jl. Suka Merta, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228
Frequently Asked Questions
Is hotel transfer included in the price?
Yes, we offer free hotel transfer in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua areas. For Canggu, Ubud, Jimbaran and Uluwatu we can pre-order Grab Taxi as the most affordable transportation option.
What time do we start and what time do we finish?
The day typically starts in the morning with the hotel transfer at approximately 7AM. Depending on the trip, return time is generally scheduled for approximately 3-4PM back at the dive center.
Which spots do you visit in Nusa Penida?
From the variety of dive sites in Nusa Penida Bali, we visit the most famous: Manta Point, Crystal Bay, SD Point, Toya Pakeh, PED, Mangrove. Manta Point is generally the first stop of the day.
Can you see Manta Rays every day?
In Nusa Penida’s Manta Point we generally see Manta Rays every day, and rarely it happens we don’t see at least 1 or 2. Although rare, sometimes we don’t see them or conditions are not proper for diving or snorkeling.
How large are the groups?
On the boat there may be anywhere between 6 and 12 people including dive / snorkeling guides. In the water we separate:
Certified divers: maximum 3 of equal experience for 1 dive guide
Uncertified divers: private instructor per person
Snorkeling: maximum 4 snorkelers for 1 snorkeling guide
Nusa Penida Diving & Kelingking Beach
Combine your diving trip with the Nusa Penida land tour and visit Kelingking Beach.
A full day trip only available with private boat charter.
Contact us for details
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nusa Penida Diving
Is Nusa Penida diving safe?
Yes, diving in Nusa Penida is safe for both beginner and advanced divers. Discover Scuba Diving is also possible under the direct supervision of a private instructor and with prior confined pool training.
What is the minimum experience to dive in Nusa Penida?
Both beginner open water divers and advanced open water divers can easily dive in Nusa Penida. Discover Scuba Diving under the supervision of a private instructor is also possible.
Can you see Manta Rays in Nusa Penida?
Yes, Manta Rays are the highlight of Nusa Penida diving. They can most often be seen in the famous Manta Point dive sites or Manta Bay. Although the Mantas are seen almost every day, occasionally they may not be present.
Are there sharks in Nusa Penida?
Sharks can be seen in Nusa Penida, most often Bamboo Sharks and Nurse Sharks and generally in Manta Point. Rarely White Tip Reef Sharks can be seen passing by in Crystal Bay.