Scuba Diving around Nusa Lembongan

FUN DIVING NUSA LEMBONGAN, CENINGAN AND PENIDA

Enjoy a wonderful day out on our traditional Jukung dive boat.

Read on for more detailed information or click here to watch a quick one and a half minute video which showcases what we do – we hope you”ll join us!

Our daily trips usually include two dives, one in the channel between Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida and another drift dive along the north coasts of either Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida. Our favourite trips include Manta Point and the east coast of Nusa Penida. NITROX is available for all nitrox certified divers.
We provide fruit, hot and cold drinks and a spicy “Nasi Bungkus”, a Balinese rice specialty, while relaxing on the upper deck during the surface interval.
Our dive trips take between four and five hours and we head out with the rising tide.  This means that the departure time changes daily so that we can enjoy the best of the conditions out in the Badung Strait. For those looking for a more personalized service we have two speedboats for exploring further and faster.

Prices
Two dive trip including equipment – Rp. 1,300,000
Two dive trip using your own equipment – Rp. 1,200,000
NITROX – Rp.50,000 per tank.
Ask us for discounts and packages for multiple days of diving and for professional divers, divemaster and above.
Low season discount of  Rp. 100,000 applies from start of December to the beginning of June.

Jukung Balinese World Diving

DIVE SITES

The following represent some of the top dive sites easily accessible from World Diving Lembongan:

TOYAPAKEH

Located at the north end of the channel between Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan.

The ‘jewel’ of Penida. Toyapakeh, which means ‘salt water’ in Balinese, is the richest site in Penida. It offers a steep wall to the south, terraces with huge hard coral formations in the bay and a shelving reef in the north.

If you love macro-life this site does not disappoint with numerous species of nudibranch, porcelain crabs hiding in the anemones, squat lobster and a whole range of critters.

The density of coral, sponge and fish life is incredible and on a good day it has all of this plus the possibility of large pelagics (hammerhead sharks, bamboo sharks, marble rays, mantas and sunfish have all been spotted here).

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MANTA POINT

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida’s most famous dive site. Very regular sightings of adult Manta Rays, Turtles and Nurse Sharks make this site on the exposed south side of the island stunning and, with favourable conditions, it is definitely a dive to be savoured.

At just 8 meters there is a manta ray cleaning station and on good days you can watch a stream of mantas swimming on to the station to be cleaned by the smaller reef fish. Seasonally we also witness incredible mating trains at this site and when the manta rays are active they don’t mind getting up close to divers – it’s an incredible sight to watch these magnificent rays swooping and banking in unison.

Manta Point Bali

BLUE CORNER AKA JURASSIC POINT

Nusa Lembongan

Dropping away to 50 metres, a series of overhanging terraces hide White Tips and large Black Marbled Rays and, as you approach the corner, schools of Snapper and Jacks regularly pass by. The topography here is breathtaking – rugged and rocky yet full of life. This is also where, if you are lucky, you may spot the bizarre Mola Mola (also known as the Oceanic Sunfish).

Blue Corner is one of our more advanced sites and for even the most seasoned of divers it holds many surprises from great drifts to stunning marine life.

For this dive we time our entry carefully with the time of the tide to ensure that you are diving in the best possible conditions.

When diving Blue Corner the visibility can be phenomenal so keep an eye out to the blue, especially during the mola season and we’ve had dives here with numerous mola molas coming in for the full 60 minutes.

If you want to dive Blue Corner let us know in advance so that we can plan the best possible schedule for you. Our experienced Divemasters know this site well and know exactly when to dive here.

mola cleaning Penida

SEKOLAH DESAR

This dive site is located on the north coast of Nusa Penida.

Sekolah Desar is named after the village school just round the corner from Toyapakeh. This is an incredible drift dive over some of the best reef in Nusa Penida.

Less steep than Blue Corner, but with larger coral heads, the currents here wind you past Green and Hawksbill Turtles, Marble Rays, Sea Snakes, Octopus, White Tip Reef Sharks and the most diverse collections of corals and sponges in Bali.

At the end of the dive you’ll find yourself drifting along through clouds of damsel fish which hover over the fields of staghorn corals.

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CRYSTAL BAY

Also known as Penida Bay, this famous Bali dive site is located at the south end of the channel between Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan.

This bay deserves its nickname of Crystal Bay as the visibility here is often 30m+. The rock in the middle of the bay has very steep drop offs to the south and west and an amazing shelf in the north that is carpeted with wrinkled soft corals in the shallows.

It’s one of our most colourful sites with vibrant corals, schools of reef fish and excellent macro life.

World Diving guides know this to be an excellent site for seeing mola mola. During the high season this is a very busy dive site, so World Diving aims to arrive early or we dive later in the day when we have much more personal encounters with these amazing fish.

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CENINGAN WALL

Located on the east side of Nusa Ceningan.

The nutrient rich waters flowing out of the mangroves feed dense collections of multi-coloured soft corals and sponges on the north tip of Ceningan.

This site can have currents so we always time our entry with the tides. It’s a great site for looking out to the blue – we have seen mola here and even thresher sharks!

More commonly we encounter sea snakes, turtles, marble rays, scorpionfish and other bottom dwellers that have made the wall and it’s many ledges and crevices their homes.

Sweeping out into the current along the wall inquisitive Eagle Rays occasionally join the dive groups for the tour which winds through schools of Oriental Sweetlips and Sleek Unicornfish. It’s a great dive from start to safety stop!

schooling fusiliers Nusa Penida

MANGROVE AKA JACK FISH POINT

Drift Diving and Snorkeling North Nusa Lembongan

This site is just amazing and it’s often cited as being a firm favourite amongst our Divemasters and Instructors.

The site is just off the natural mangrove area on a beautiful reef with a fantastic selection of hard and soft corals. This is an exhilarating drift dive teeming with colourful marine life and hundreds of species of reef fish. Coral species here are diverse and all are healthy and vibrant.

There is a good chance to see eagle rays, white tips, turtles, sea snakes, huge puffer and porcupinefish but anything here is possible and we’ve even seen whale sharks swimming by in the blue!

 

Sweetlips Mangrove

WHEN TO DIVE WITH US?

All year round! 

We are fortunate enough to have very healthy coral reefs and a huge variety of creatures, including Manta Rays, that live in and around them available to us for twelve months of the year. The visibility is nearly always good to excellent. Even in the rainy season from November to March, the water remains clear as there are no rivers on any of the three islands. Between the middle of July and the end of October we are incredibly lucky to have frequent sightings of the oceanic sunfish (Mola Mola).

From the months of June to October the water can be cooler and a 5 mm wetsuit is advisable.

Manta Rays: All year round in the south of Nusa Penida.

The Mantas tend to congregate around Batu Lumbung (Manta Point). This is a wild and remote area with dramatic sea cliffs rearing three hundred feet into the sky. As the Mantas swim close to the cliffs we dive here when the sea is calm to get the best conditions for sightings.

Mola Mola (Oceanic Sunfish).

The best time to see the Mola Mola is between the beginning of July and the end of October. There are sightings on either side of these months, but generally these are less frequent. Mola Mola can be seen at most of our dive sites, but Crystal Bay and Blue Corner are where they like to congregate!

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