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Sekolah Dasar (SD)
2 dives 1 400 000 IDR
1 dive 800 000 IDR
We have a lot of different dive site here with colourful corals and all of the tropical fish from Nemo to Napoleon.
This Manta cleaning station is located on the south-west side of Nusa Penida. This site provides a fantastic opportunity to see Manta Rays, often in large groups just circling around waiting to be cleaned. Manta Point is a cleaning station for the local giant mantas. The plankton rich waters can attract many mantas, sometimes up to 10 at a time. The Mantas are often curious and will swoop down to get a closer look at divers. It can be the dive of a lifetime, if you see the Mantas dancing! Sometimes other larger marine life can be spotted here as well with reports of the occasional Nurse shark, Bamboo Shark and sunfish.
It is one of the most famous dive sites in Bali, because it is one of the only places in the world where we have the opportunity to meet those extraordinary animals that are the giant sunfish (Mola-mola) wich is about 3 meters. These pelagics come near the surface (between 40 and 15 meters) to be cleaned by fish, feeding on bacteria at the skin of these large animals. The dive site is rich in corals and we can see lot of diferent reef fishes (clown fish, sweetlips, Anthias, angel fish, trigger fish...).
Gamat Bay is quite small but is one of the few dive sites at Nusa Penida where you don't have to just 'go with the flow'.
The bottom of Gamat Bay is mostly sand, coral patches and bommies. There is a profusion of colourful soft corals, with gorgonians and hard corals (including Table corals) everywhere.
These shallow areas are lovely, full of reef fish - some quite rare - commensals, nudibranchs, and could take your whole dive, particularly if you are a photographer (although it can be surgy). Visibility is usually superb within the bay. The larger fish life here is fairly diverse with some large specimens of surgeonfish, grouper and unicornfish. Overhangs and a couple of small caves provide resting places for White-tip reef sharks and turtles (also sometimes seen in the bay itself). Can be a reliable place for sightings of Mola-Mola in season.
Sekolah Dasar (SD)
Stands for an elementary school in local language.
The reef offshore is named SD point by the local dive operators. This site stretches as long as the coastline, it offers a pristine healthy coral reef with a number of reef fish mainly pelagic fish, as the reef is extends from the east marked by the white fibre buoy to the most west marked by the jetty, which it separates from Toyapakeh.
It is best to do a drift dive because the shore currents are always flowing with uniform direction miles away and the coral heads spread along the slope bottom and make us easy to stop or hide behind them.
Reef Shark, Sunfish (Mola-Mola) and even Manta Ray have frequently been seen. Experiencing a drift dive in Bali is best taking SD point at Nusa Penida.
Ceningan Island is one of the smallest out of three sister islands of Nusa Penida, it offers a sheer wall dive with the healthiest reef, soft corals and table corals are well grown into Nusa Penida channel.
To carry the dive activity at this point is a must to pick up the slack high tide where the water condition is full and calmness contrary will unable and unsafe to dive at it. Several of pelagic types are common countered a long the wall and their sizes are rather bigger compared are found in the other location around the Island.
The diving boat will then is anchored at the north tip of Ceningan Island from where group of divers descend to discover the wall and exit out down current in the channel.
As the current is changeable its strengths and direction, to apply safety first is judgement as a crucial action to be taken by diver as personal or leader of the group.
The water temperature is roughly cold as much as 25 C, sometime even lower as water from the deep rises up to the surface, well prepared of exposure suit is a must to be able to keep the body warm.