Sampalan (Nusa Penida, Bali)

Situated around the North East corner of Nusa Penida, Sampalan offers a drift with unusual coral formations and more fish than you can shake a fin at!

Coral bommies, large barrel sponges, and enormous compact corals give an idea of what you see during your drift. Pelagics can be seen in the blue and the reef is bustling with activity.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

This is a wall dive near the Kaspla fast boat / pontoons. The top of the reef is damaged from the fast boat action but the deep reef is still beautiful.

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Batumulapan

Batumulapan is a sloping wall dive with amazing reef structure in the shallows above 14m. Soft fan corals and giant sponges can be seen as well as the usual hard corals.

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Pura Mas Gading

Located between the dive sites Buyuk and Sental, PMG is marked with a small temple in the shallows and is a common place to see mola mola cleaning (at the right time of year). Usually a gentle drift, this site is a gentle slope with plenty of soft corals and an abundance of fish life.

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Sental

This dive site is easy access in and out by speed boat, and best to dive with the current. Divers and a dive leader should be well coordinating with a speed boat captain about the dive time, pick up point and exit the dive. Reef is absolutely beautiful and extended pristine coral reef.

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Karang Sari

Karang Sari is a bay on the east coast of Nusa Penida and is a large dive site that can be dived in a number of ways. The reef plateau at around 10-12m hosts a number of large bommies and the deeper wall features large sea fans and overhangs.

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Ped is a beautiful dive site on the north side of Nusa Penida. It is only a 5 minute boat ride out of Nomads Diving. Ped features a sloping reef starting at 5m, descending all the way to 40m and beyond. Currents range from mild to strong.

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SD Point is an abbreviation for ‘Sekolah Dasar’ or elementary school. It’s arguably the most diverse collection of corals in Bali. Having shelf slope bottom parallel along the beach cover with abundant corals make this site is great for Drift Dive activities. Occasionally the current could be very strong.

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Suana is located on the east coast of Nusa Penida and offers a nice wall dive where the reef drops to an unknown depth. The currents can be strong, but if you dive at the right time, it is a pleasant dive.

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Large open bays with coral that begins growing in the shallows. As you descend you will meet large rocks covered by amazingly colored coral reefs. Toyapakeh often has strong and sometimes unpredictable currents.

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Toyapakeh Wall

Toyapakeh is known as one of the best dive sites in this area. It is situated in a small nook on the northern mouth of the Ceningan Channel. While currents can be strong and, at times unpredictable, divers are rewarded with some of the finest coral structures and marine biodiversity Penida has to offer.

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