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On the north coast of Nusa Penida, the seaweed farmers live along a white sand beach stretching the length of the coast, while beneath the surface the coral reef runs parallel to this magnificent panorama. Choosing one of the several dive sites available, you descend just in front of a primary school (Sekolah Dasar) to dive the SD wall, or in front of a temple to dive the Ped wall, or a bit further you can find the dive site Sental. These sites are topographically very similar; all are characterized by a sloping wall that sinks out towards the dark blue of the ocean and the atmosphere is extraordinary. 

Once you are ready to descend! Let go of the line and take off for an extreme rock’n’roll drift dive! Open your eyes; look all around, lay back as if you are in a big comfortable chair--including footrest--and don’t move. A festival of colors and emotions will take your breath away, schools of blue (red-toothed) triggerfish bear their teeth and dart about in all directions, hundreds of yellow butterfly fish forage for food and refuge amongst the lettuce corals; drift past giant, current-blown sponges and disproportionately large whip corals as schools of bat fish fly past and ornament the landscape.


  • Type of dive: Wall, drift, deep, photography, marine biology
  • Depth: 10 – 40 metres
  • Certification level required: Certified diver
  • Visibility: 15 – 40 metres
  • Current: Moderate to strong
  • Access: Speedboat
  • Temperature: 18 - 30⁰ C
  • Flora and fauna: Barracuda, Mola mola, rays, trevally, sweetlips, napoleon wrasse, grouper, sweetlips, trigger fish, banded sea snake
  • Best time of year: All year
Dive site info provided by Dune Atlantis Bali on Sep 7, 2018

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Second dive of the day, using 15ltr tank. this dive I was overweight and could possibly go down to 3 kg. Gentle drift dive with a lot of coral and small fish

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Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Scuba Junkie Penida

Email: info@scubajunkiepenida.com Telephone: +62 (0)813 3895 6239

          The six founders of Scuba Junkie Penida each have over 10 years of experience working throughout SE Asias dive industry, over 25,000 dives combined and are trained in such disciplines as technical diving, reef ecology training and the creation of marine protected areas, marine biology and marine sciences, sea turtle hatchery management, 5* IDC centers, photography and much more. They have also been guest speakers in many Dive expos in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia on Marine conservation specifically their work with Sharks, Rays and Marine Turtles and on Marine Parks and have also featured in many publications on the same. Together they are an award winning dive centre both for their diver training and safety as well as their conservation work receiving numerous awards in both of these areas, such as the Wild Asia Award for the Protection of Wild Species as well as PADI training and other diving awards. They have also featured in many documentaries for the above on channels such as National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. Having first dived in Nusa Penida over 8 years ago and falling in love with the landscape and diving, the Scuba Junkie team are very privileged to now have their new dive centre and resort on Nusa Penida island, just a stones throw away from the manta rays and mola mola! With years of dive resort experience, teaching, guiding, diver training and Marine Conservation behind us, everyone from the Scuba Junkie Penida team invite you to join us and experience one of the best places in the world to dive. Stay in our beautiful Penida Dive Resort away from the hustle and bustle of Bali and dive the areas pristine reefs with our experienced and professional staff with confidence and safety all encompassed in our famous conservation ethos.

Penida Aqua Blue

Email: penidaquablue@gmail.com Telephone: 0823 4114 0224

          Tour includes pick up and drop off service from your hotel Tour guide Entrance fee Mineral water on the way to keep you hydrated Lunch included when doing two dives / day Diving equipment

Discover Nusa Penida

Email: admin@discovernusapenida.com Telephone: +62 857-3734-3308

          Discover Nusa Penida provides the best reasonable prices for you and for the welfare and sustainability of Nusa Penida Tourism.

Lembongan Dive Adventures

Email: info@lembongandiveadventure.com Telephone: 0813 3801 9010

          Lembongan Dive Adventures is a locally owned Dive Resort established since 2000. It is located in Jungut Batu main road, connected to Suka Nusa Luxury Huts. The primary focus is to provide the best diving experience for their customers, by having smaller groups, the best equipment, and most of the times diving in secluded dive sites that Divemasters are proudly to know!

Blue Corner Freedive

Email: freediving@bluecornerdive.com Telephone: +6281338186328

          Blue Corner Freedive is Nusa Lembongan’s first PADI Freediver Center, and specializes in beginner level freedive training and recreational freediving. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida boast an incredible variety of underwater life, and are famous for their healthy reef systems, clear water, and magestic megafauna, notably Manta Rays and Molas.

Penida Dive Adventure

Email: penida.diveadventure@gmail.com Telephone: +62 8133-9894-706

          Penida Dive Adventure is a local friendly diving company located in the village of Ped in Nusa Penida Island. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful diving points, Penida Dive Adventure is situated in front of Sekolah Dasar (SD) Point which offers a remarkable ocean view as well as beautiful corals and is popular with the frequent appearance of the incredible Oceanic Sunfish (Mola Mola).

Octopus Dive Nusa Penida

Email: thea.octopus@yahoo.com Telephone: +62 819 77677677

          Octopus Dive's mission is to move like an octopus to become a dive operator in Indonesia with International Standard that serves each customer wholeheartedly and becomes a blessing to every buddies! Their vision is to introduce the beauty of the underwater world to assure the customer to thank the Creator, to educate divers to love and help preserve the Indonesian sea

Planet Nomadas Dive Resort

Email: info@planetnomadas.com Telephone: +62 361 270314

          This cozy dive center is located at the end of Jungung Batu village with fabulous views of Mount Agung. Designed to provide a relaxing experience while being here with us you will find everything you need. With new and modern facilities our professional staff will guide you through each of our daily activities in a familiar, safe and friendly way.

Drift Divers Lembongan

Email: driftdivinglembongan@gmail.com Telephone: +62 813-3772-2107

          Drift Diving Lembongan, established in 1995, is Nusa Lembongan, Bali's premiere SCUBA-diving facility. They offer divers of all levels the chance to experience some of Indonesia's best diving right from Bali's doorstep, all at very competitive rates.

Mola Mola Dive Lembongan

Email: info@molamolalembongan.com Telephone: +6282247543947

          Diving is another option to make your holiday in Lembongan more fun. Mola Mola House incorporates with Prodive, one of the best diving center from Australia, to provide this activity. Their diving instructors are qualified and professional divers. They also provide the best quality diving gears that can guarantee your comfort and safety. There are some diving sites which are very well known around Nusa Penida island (only 10 - 15 minutes from Mushroom bay) such as Blue Corner, Manta Point, SD Point, Crystal Bay, etc. Best time to dive is during July to September and you will see the most popular sea creature, Manta ray and if you are lucky, you will see Mola Mola (sunfish)
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