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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

Mola Papa Dive

Email: molapapadive@gmail.com

          Mola Papa Dive conducts leisure dives in small groups at affordable prices to explore Bali's best dive sites.

Q-Dive Bali

Email: info@q-divebali.com Telephone: +62 361 2101991

          Q-Dive Bali is a PADI 5-star dive center right on the coast of Padangbai, amidst the most beautiful dive sites. They teach all diving courses from PADI Open Water Diver up to Assistant Instructor.

Widana Dive Service

Email: enquiry@widana-dive.co.uk Telephone: +62 (0) 81 239 91150

          Widana Dive Service is owned and run by IMade Widana. Born in Bali, he provides the essential local knowledge that will give you the confidence you are looking for in your diving and tours. As an experienced diving instructor and leading much of the diving himself, you can be assured of a quality of service to surpass your expectations.

Momo Dive Center

Email: info@momodivecenter.com Telephone: +62 812 39147479

          Momo Dive Center is Bali's first purpose built dive resort, ideally placed to offer a range of Dive Safaris. Using only the best of Bali's dive sites, with their own boat, they arrange trips to suit every interest and level of experience.
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