Manta Point, Nusa Penida

Manta Point is a beautiful dive site on the south side of Nusa Penida. It is a 45-minute boat ride out of Nomads Diving. Manta Point features many cleaning stations that attract the magical Manta Ray.

In addition to the beautiful manta rays, Manta Point also is host to sharks, turtles, and macro life if you have a closer look.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 13 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Labyrinth

Located in the south of Nusa Penida Island and facing the Indian Ocean, Labyrinth can often have big waves. This dive site has a number of canyons and swimthroughs and reef manta rays can often be seen passing on their way to either Manta Point to the East for cleaning, or Manta Bay to the west for feeding.

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Bat Rock

The outer rock to the south east of Manta Point, Nusa Penida. Experiencing surge and current this area can be a challenging dive, or can be so calm you can swim all around the rock.

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Batu Bolong, Nusa Penida

Located off the south coast of Nusa Penida, Batu Bolong is the dive site around the famous arch that is often photographed. It can only be dived on a rising tide when the swell is low and is subject to high current and surge.

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This dive sites is close to the cliff which has strong water movement (surge). It is a gathering place for manta rays to filter the food collected due to the pressure of the waves from the open ocean.

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Suana sits on the east coast of Nusa Penida and offers a nice wall dive with the reef dropping to an unknown depth below. Currents can be strong but if dived at the right time an enjoyable dive.

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Malibu Point

Located on the east of Nusa Penida Malibu Point is a wonderful bay with fantastic wall dives on the outside of the bay. Start your dives in the protected waters and venture out the bay if conditions are right, returning to the bay for your safety stop.

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Located on the west-side of Nusa Penida Island, Crystal Bay has two coral reef formations separated by sand slopes. The combination of slopes and walls that form the topography at this dive site goes down to more than 50 meters and meets with large rock which is an ideal place for a cleaning station for sunfish.

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This cave has a horizontal length of about 200 meters where, at the end of the cave, is a large open space inhabited by bats. The mouth of the cave is at a depth of 8 meters below sea level.

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A small bay in the west of Nusa Penida that has healthy coral in flat shallow area, followed by a slope that reaches more than 40 meters. One of the best places to spot Mola mola, or Oceanic sunfish, during the right season.

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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 plateu at around 10-12m hosts a number of large bommies and the deeper wall features large sea fans and overhangs.

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