Go ahead and visit the private island of Nusa Lembongan for an exciting drift dives in strong and mild currents. Other than that, Lembongan and its neighboring islands of Penida and Ceningan, offer clear blue waters, thriving coral reefs packed with marine biodiversity and rare seasonal migrations of mola mola.
Whatever it is that you want with the water and the marine life, from swimming at the beach, snorkeling, fishing, frolicking around the island to deep diving, the little paradise of Nusa Lembongan is the place for you.
Top Dive Sites
This diving site is located towards the northwestern shore of the islands within the Ceningan Channel. This site offers good visibility along with healthy corals and is also partly protected from the currents. Divers can also get a quick glimpse of sea snakes and schools of fish as well. The mooring of quicksilver also gets quite crowded by the snorkeling day trippers. Divers can also explore the reef slopes descending at 25m to 30m wit bommies.
SD and Ped
Both of these sites enjoy significant popularity and a rich marine life. Divers can enjoy drift diving down the steep slopes of the walls encrusted with soft and hard corals, abundant marine life, gorgonians and spectacular myriad reef fish. Appearances of big pelagic; such as, jacks, tuna and barracudas are also quite common.
As this small diving site often has strong currents, diving here can be quite challenging. However, divers can view a lot of sharks in this area as well as rainbow runners, big dogtooth tuna and mackerels.
Manta Point and Batu Abah
Although these exposed rocks at Nusa Penida are dive able; divers have a limited amount of reef life to explore as compared to the other sites. Manta Point is located towards the southeastern side and it adds a spectacular setting, complete with milestone cliffs descending towards the ocean. Divers need to stay cautious from the huge surges, although the water seems cooler most of the time. There are not many attractions here, but the mantas that come to feed here can be quite remarkable to see.
Gamat Bay and Crystal Bay
A cave inhabited by bats and which opens near the surface is located towards the northern part of Crystal Bay. A splendid sandy beach is located in this sheltered lagoon. Divers can explore some beautiful coral formations, but the currents can be quite strong in this area. If you go further north in the direction of Toyapakeh, sheltered spots that provide tranquil alternate to drift diving can be found. A large variety of reef fish, coral bommies and other macro critters can also be seen along the 10m to 20m of slope.