Diving Day Trip at Nusa Penida's Manta and Mola Mola sites (Fun diving & 2 x dives for advanced divers)
Enjoy Diving with Manta Rays and Mola Mola Sunfish. Nusa Penida is the largest of three islands (Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan). The water here is fairly cold but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals and prolific fish, occasional turtles, reef sharks and in July to November Mola-Mola (the weird and wonderful sunfish).Manta Point: This area of the coastline features dramatic limestone cliffs that descend straight into the ocean. The swell can be stupendous, sometimes making entry impossible by mid-morning. There is a sandy bottom at 12-18m. The water is quite cold because it comes in from the ocean (22-26 degrees). In addition to manta ray, you may also see other pelagics such as tuna and tiger mackerel. This is the area where the pelagics come in to feed. Mantas are 2-4m in width and are harmless plankton-eaters. Crystal Bay: At this site the hard coral reef has a white sand base covered with anemones and soft corals. The marine life includes angelfish, sweetlips, giant frog fish and many Moorish idols. Following the north side of the bay around we come to a Bat Cave.Depending on conditions, you can enter from underwater and surface inside the cave (which is open to the sky) where bats sleep overhead. Occasionally 2 small reef sharks are in the cave, but they leave when you arrive! Continuing along the (very deep) wall 20-24m the hard corals provide homes for a lot of lobster.Program:06.30 AM to 08:30 AM: Meet at your Hotel lobbyTransfer to Padangbai (1 hour to 2 hours)2 Dives at Nusa Penida Manta Point and Mola Mola sitesDelicious LunchTransfer back to Hotel (back yo hotel around 17:00 PM)Transfer Departure Times (fixed times):06.30 pick up at Jimbaran & Nusa Dua areas07.00 pick up in Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Kerobokan areas07.30 pick up at Sanur area08.30 pick up at Padangbai areaPlease Note that equipment rent of BCD, Regulator, and Wetsuit for 15 USD is not included in the price.