Manta Point

  • Dive Type: Manta sighting
  • Max Depth: 15m-18m
  • Avg Depth: 8m-10m
  • Visibility: 10m-20+m, just depends on the strength of the swell.
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*, some more experience beyond the course dives is preferred due to possible strong swell.

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  • Description: Once you have gone round south Nusa Penida island and gotten close to the two offshore rocks, there is a small, slightly protected bay where the whole fun begins. Roll off the boat and let yourself sink to 12m and follow the patch of sand towards the island and find the cleaning station, which is a rounded rock with its summit around 7m deep, swim around it, towards the east or towards the west and come back to the cleaning station. Beware of other groups of divers…
  • Advantages: The one spot in Bali where sighting manta rays can almost certainly be guaranteed! Exceptional dive site if the mantas are there.
  • Activities: Photo, Video, Using up your entire SD card on a single 30 minute video because you loved it so much!
  • Marine Life: Manta rays! A fair load of Blue-spotted stingrays as well, the very occasional eagle ray, some porcupinefish and puffers, surgeons and so on but that’s clearly not the interest…

Crystal Bay

  • Dive Type: Reef, Ambiance, 
  • Max Depth: Deep…
  • Avg Depth: 20m
  • Visibility: 25+m usually
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water / CMAS**, some more experience is preferred due to possible strong swell, as well as up and downcurrents.

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  • Description: The bay has an island in the middle. Start the dive close to the island and facing Penida, go down along the sandy slope with the gradually growing wall on your right hand, usually starting shallow and going deeper as you swim, always look hard for signs of downcurrents. Go around the edge of the rock, look for the molas and come back up towards the entry point (which is also the exit point) swimming above the ledge you swam along on the way there. Some good to very good coral life is present there.
  • Advantages: Best place for the mola-mola sighting, good visibility, great fish life beyond the main interest.
  • Activities: Mola-mola sighting, Photo, Video, Fish ID, Orientation
  • Marine Life: The world famous mola-mola (oceanic sunfish), very large groupers, bamboo sharks, blue-fin trevallies, scorpionfish, leaf-scorpionfish, spiny devilfish, very interesting nudibranchs, octopus. There is a resident green frogfish living upside down on a bommies at the 30m mark

Toya Pakeh

  • Dive Type: Reef, Drift, Shark, Ambiance, Macro, Turtles, Molas
  • Max Depth: 30m
  • Avg Depth: 15m
  • Visibility: 20+m usually
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*
  • Description: Depending on currents, usually the dive starts at the south end of the bay. Descend there along a mooring and flow along the amazing landscape of Toyapakeh drifting northwards. The richest area is between 12m and 20m. Go along and around the large coral bommies to find the riches of  the site. Make sure you don’t flow beyond the pier as the site stops there!

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  • Advantages: Considered by many dive professionals (including us) as the single best dive site in and around Bali. The profusion of colours, life, be it in small or large size, the quality of coral… Just the best around, not to miss!
  • Activities: Photo, Video, Dive Training, Orientation, Drift, Fish ID
  • Marine Life: Mola-mola can be sighted there at the right season, enormous giant trevallies, napoleon wrasse, blue-fin trevallies, very large puffers, ribbon eels, interesting coral formations, mantis shrimps, beautiful nudibranchs and a variety that basically encompasses pretty much all the other dive sites’ fauna and flora!

S.D Point

  • Dive Type: Drift, Deep, Reef, Pelagic
  • Max Depth: 30m+
  • Avg Depth: 10m-18m
  • Visibility: 15m-20m
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*, some drift diving experience is better since this dive is pretty much ensured to end up as a drift.
    Description: The boat will attach itself to the mooring, you will go in and down pretty quickly. Get transported along the hard coral that plateaus down to 12m and then steeply slopes very deep. Enjoy the view!

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  • Advantages: Drift dives have the advantage that as long as you stay close to the reef, you shouldn’t actually need to do anything but get transported along by the current!
  • Activities: Video, Fish ID
  • Marine Life: It goes from the scorpionfish, the large puffer, large schools of damsels, anthias or single parrotfish, unicorn surgeons to large pelagics such as oceanic sharks (Thresher shark for example), turtles, napoleons and so on. In the shallower parts you will see many coral fish swimming low and close to their coral homes!

Pura Ped

  • Dive Type: Drift, Deep, Reef, Pelagic
  • Max Depth: 30m+
  • Avg Depth: 10m-18m
  • Visibility: 15m-20m
  • Level required: Open Water / CMAS*, some drift diving experience is better since this dive is pretty much ensured to end up as a drift.
    Description: The boat will attach itself to the mooring, you will go in and down pretty quickly. Get transported along the hard coral that plateaus down to 12m and then steeply slopes very deep. Enjoy the view!

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  • Advantages: Drift dives have the advantage that as long as you stay close to the reef, you shouldn’t actually need to do anything but get transported along by the current! 
     
  • Activities: Video, Fish ID
     
  • Marine Life: It goes from the scorpionfish, the large puffer, large schools of damsels, anthias or single parrotfish, unicorn surgeons to large pelagics such as oceanic sharks (Thresher shark for example), turtles, napoleons and so on. In the shallower parts you will see many coral fish swimming low and close to their coral homes!

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