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Crystal Bay is a renowned dive site for being one of the only places in the world to observe the giant Sun fish (Mola mola). These massive pelagic fish, measuring about 3 metres in height, swim up from the deep to be cleaned by banner fishes (species of butterfly fish). Our chances of seeing this amazing fish are greatest between June and October. 

Crystal Bay is named for its crystal-clear waters and therefore typically delivers an incredible visibility. Protected from large waves, and accompanied by a beautiful white sand beach dotted with coconut trees, this turquoise colored bay is a slice of paradise. In the middle of the bay is a tiny island with a staircase carved into the rock leading up to a sacred temple. The dives are made around this island, beginning on a sandy slope that guides you down to the edge of a coral plateau, between 6-10 metres deep, before it drops off into a wall that plummets down to 50 metres. You can also find little plateaus, which ends abruptly and drops off again, this time into the depths of the channel that separate Penida Island from Ceningan Island. In front of you is the blue of the ocean and it’s here that you have the opportunity to cross paths with the mighty (and harmless) Mola Mola.

This dive site is exposed to very strong and unpredictable currents that can carry divers into the blue and far from the dive site, or to unmanageable depths (down current). To safely dive there, divers must follow some basic rules while diving with responsible dive centers. 

DIVING INFORMATION :

  • Type of dive:  Wall, photography, marine biology, diver training, PADI course, technical diving, deep
  • Depth: 10-14 metres
  • Certification level required: Experienced certified diver
  • Visibility: 20-40 metres
  • Current: Moderate to very strong, unpredictable, down current
  • Access: Speedboat
  • Temperature: 18 - 28⁰ C
  • Flora and fauna: Mola Mola, sharks, ribbon tail ray, banner fish, banded sea snake, moray eel, nudibranch
  • Best time of year: All year (and between June and October for best chance of Mola Mola)
Dive site info provided by Atlantis International Bali on Sep, 7th 2018

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          Crystal Bay em Nusa Penida é um point de mergulho com uma vida subaquática surpreendentemente rica, principalmente devido ao fato de estar localizado entre...           Crystal Bay em Nusa Penida é um point de mergulho com uma vida subaquática surpreendentemente rica, principalmente devido ao fato de estar localizado entre dois grandes oceanos, o oceano Índico e o Pacífico. Como resultado desta posição ideal, um enorme fluxo de água passa entre Bali e Nusa Penida depositando larvas de plâncton que atraem uma grande diversidade de peixes. Nusa Penida é uma ilha situada a 28 km a leste de Sanur, localizado junto às ilhas irmãs menores Nusa Lembongan e Nusa Ceningan. Do outro lado de Nusa Penida, no Oceano Índico, fica a linha Wallace, uma trincheira de 1,3 km de profundidade que separa a Indonésia Ocidental da Austronésia. Em Nusa Penida, que forma uma barreira, as correntes oceânicas que entram no Norte causam fortes afloramentos de água fria, que traz consigo peixes muito grandes, como tubarões, mantas e o Sunfish Oceânico, ou Mola Mola. Crystal Bay tem condições para mergulho relativamente calma. A água é cristalina, e assim excelente para o snorkel. Em Crystal Bay, você verá cardumes de anthias e tangs. Crystal Bay é um dos poucos lugares do mundo onde se pode ver o impressionante Mola Mola. E com certeza, mergulhar com o Mola Mola é uma experiência que você nunca esquecerá. O Mola Mola pode atingir um comprimento de 3 metros e um peso superior a 2.000 kg. Eles geralmente são encontrados em águas oceânicas profundas e frias, mas, ocasionalmente, eles chegam à costa, em Nusa Penida, entre julho e setembro.
          A very experienced guide, knew exactly the time when to jump in the water and have a contact with a sunfish within minutes.
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