Scuba Diving Nusa Penida
We offer dive trips in Nusa Penida every day so you can experience the best of diving in Nusa Penida. The sites we visit depend on the conditions such as swell, wind and tides, we try to accommodate requests as much as possible! Our ratio is a maximum of 4 divers to one PADI professional and we group divers by certification level, in order to ensure both fun and safety during your dives in Nusa Penida.
This is for certified divers only. If you have never tried scuba diving before, then check out our Discover Scuba program.
Diving Nusa Penida
Your dives in Nusa Penida with us includes your dive guide, full equipment rental (excluding dive computer), tanks and weights, tea and coffee on board our boat and your lunch after the dives. And of course, a great day of diving with us!
Divers meet at the dive center around 7.30-8am, we confirm the meeting time the day before. Upon arrival you are offered tea or coffee while you put your wetsuit on. We drive down the road for about 5min to the boat, where your equipment will be alrady set up and ready for you. The dive sites are decided according to the best conditions. The boat rides take between 10 to 45min depending on the dive sites. After the first dive, we do a 1h surface interval on the boat where you can enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits. After the second dive, we return to the dive center, usually at 12.30-1pm. You can then rinse off and enjoy lunch with your guide. For the 3 dive package, lunch will be brought to the boat for you after the second dive. We return after the third dive, usually around 3pm.
Nusa Penida dive trip prices
2 tanks boat dive: 1,600,000 IDR
3 tanks boat dive: 2,100,000 IDR
Discount applies for own equipment, multiple days and dive pros. Please check full price list here.
There is NO fuel surcharge for any dive sites.
Your day of diving with us
Dive sites in Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan
Diving in Nusa Penida is wonderfully varied and the reefs around the island are in excellent condition! The dive sites in Nusa Penida offer different experiences, from drift dives to pelagic, from walls to slopes!
Manta rays can be seen all year round and we dive with them often, conditions and swell permitting. This is one of the highlights of diving in Nusa Penida!
To see the elusive mola-mola, the best period is usually between June and October as the water gets colder. This is also our peak diving season in Nusa Penida
Please keep in mind that during those months the water can get as cool as 18 to 23 degrees Celsius, if you are diving with your own equipment we recommend using a 5mm wetsuit and maybe a hood or a rashguard if you are sensitive to the cold! We provide 5mm wetsuits with our rental equipment so you are comfortable during your dives!
One of the most popular dive site in Nusa Penida, as it has a resident manta ray population that can be seen all year long.
Depth ranges from 5 to +30 meters, and this dive site is suitable for all certified divers.
Seeing manta rays glide gracefully through the waters is really an amazing experience that you will never forget! One of the best manta ray diving sites in Indonesia!
Located in a gorgeous bay fringed by a white sand beach, Crystal Bay is a popular dive site in Nusa Penida for its regular mola-mola sightings during the season.
It also has vibrant reefs and a lot of fishlife, as well as a sheltered bay with a sandy bottom that makes it perfect for some Advanced Diver training dives.
Currents can be quite strong along the wall, but the bay itself usually offers calm conditions for all divers.
One of our favorite dive site in Nusa Penida, Toyapakeh is a colourful reef abundant with a variety of marine life. You can see anything and everything here, from marble rays to molas and all the reef fishes you can think of, as well as beautiful coral formations.
The site depths range from 5 to +40 meters, currents can be strong and it is recommended for certified divers.
For experienced divers only, as most of the stunning drop off on this dive site located off the shore of Nusa Lembongan is between 20 and 40 meters.
Blue Corner has a great topography and hard corals, on a good day it is a great spot to see some of the big fish of the area: marble rays, tunas, mola-molas, sharks.
A beautiful sloping reef along the coast of Nusa Lembongan, this dive site is covered with corals, sponges and has great fish life. It is also good for spotting the smaller creatures such as nudibranches, shrimps and crabs.
Mangrove is usually a drift dive and the dive site goes from 5 to +30 meters. This is one of our favorite reefs!
Gamat Bay is located in the channel between Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. The bay itself offers a sandy bottom with patches of reef. As you go out of the bay you will find a wall covered in corals, along which you will see schooling fish and a lot of smaller animals on the wall itself.
This site is only suitable for certified divers, depth ranges from 5 to +40 meters.
Sampalan & Karang Sari
These dive sites on the East coast of Nusa Penida are less visited, so it is the perfect spot to enjoy the reefs without being disturbed by the crowds!
Both offer sloping reefs and some steeper areas. The deep waters along the reefs sometimes bring up the big stuff, sharks and mola molas are not uncommon on these sites.
Depth from 5 to +40 meters, suitable for all divers.
Sental, PED, SD
The North Coast of Nusa Penida, where our dive shop is located, has some of the best dive sites in Nusa Penida right on our doorstep!
From SD up to Buyuk is a long strech of coast with shallow sloping reefs and some drop off covered in corals of all sorts and with amazing fish life.
Depth ranges from 5 to +40 meters and you can see pretty much everything here, from the smallest reef inhabitants to mola molas in season.
A dive site only for experienced divers, Ceningan Wall is along the coast of Nusa Ceningan in the channel. The gorgeous wall drops down deep in the ocean and is covered in corals.
Schooling fish can be seen often, as well as the occasional mola mola. The wall is also home to a lot of nudibranches and smaller creatures.
Currents can be strong, but on a good day Ceningan Wall will blow your mind!
Right in front of Nusa Lembongan harbour, this bay offers calm conditions and shallow waters which makes it an ideal dive site for training and beginners.
The corals are home to moray eels, lion fish and much more.