Nusa Penida is one of the island of Bali which has pristine natural environment, and not much untouched by human hands. You won’t find the snazzy beach clubs, organic cafes or trendy restaurants here, but Nusa Penida is still worthy of a visit. It houses some of the most photogenic sights and best snorkeling spots in Bali.
The island is located in the southern part of the island of Bali which is separated by Badung Strait. This means if you want to go to Nusa Penida had to cross by sea using boats. For those of you who like diving and snorkeling activities, certainly Nusa Penida will be your best choices to do those activities. In the below we have list top snorkeling spot in Nusa Penida Island.
#1. Crystal Bay
Crsytal Bay including diving and snorkeling area of Nusa Penida. You can see the underwater cave that is located at 10 meters above sea level and the end of the cave is a bat cave hole.
What makes Crystal Bay so special is that the corals are very healthy and they are literally just meters away from the beach. There are a wide variety of unique and beautiful fish. Various fish such as Sunfish, Nurse Sharks, Unicorn fish, Trumpet fish, Rainbow fish and Triggerfish which quickly swam. But watch the wave, you can enjoy the underwater scenery of the bay if the current was not strong.
The location of Crystal Bay is very exotic and it has own uniqueness. Crystal Bay is located in Banjar penida at Sakti Village, access to the area could use a car or a motorcycle while doing a cheap tour of Nusa Penida.
#2. Manta Point
Manta Point is best spot diving and snorkeling to enjoy the beauty of the Manta fish, do not miss this place as a destination for tour of Nusa Penida. There you can see a big Manta Fish with a wingspan of over 3 meters and have a variety of motives. It’s almost a guarantee that you will see Manta Rays at Manta Point, but it’s also a very crowded spot.
Blue dot Manta Fish will be your concern, they usually accumulate on the bottom of the sand. Not only fish Pari, you’ll be presented with a view of other organisms such as octopus, porcelain crabs, moray eels, soft and hard corals.
For diver, this point is reached Manta point the depth of 7-20 m, so it is recommended only for experienced divers and professionals only. Do not forget to capture every moment in the sea.
#3. Gamat Bay
Location of Gamat Bay is near Toyapakeh. Gamat Bay is a snorkel and dive spot that has always crystal clear water with steep rock. Accompanied by a steep slope that leads to the bay, it is a charming. Coral mound inside into the hiding place of small fish were beautiful and natural.
If you want to snorkel from Gamat Bay beach, bring your own equipment. And don’t forget to bring your fins because the currents can be very strong. Don’t go too far from the beach and be very careful. If you respect all these instructions snorkeling, it will be indeed very nice!
Gamat Bay is also one of the most beautiful scuba diving spots in Nusa Penida. This bay has a plateau about 8 meters deep, full of corals.
This diving point is the life location of sharks, large pelagic fish, sunfish, large Manta fish and you will often see turtles as well. It’s a good place to make a discovery dive when conditions are good. Especially if there is no current at the time of the tide. And at the exit of the bay there is a wall that goes down to a sand plateau 50 meters deep. But there is no need to go that deep for a beautiful dive. You may also see bamboo sharks and marble rays. But pay attention also to diving conditions and currents.
#4. Underwater Buddha
This is demonstrated by the existence of a Buddha Temple Nusa Penida under the sea. It is part of the artistic soul who always preserved and ingrained. The area is suitable for religious tourism and diving spots that should conquered.
It’s location exists between Nusa Penida Island and Lembongan Island. If from Sanur, Bali take the fast boat to Nusa Penida and then head to Lembongan Island. Traviora offers fast boat service for this trip and free hotel pick-up in Bali also.
The value of art and religion combined with the marvelous beauty of the sea. This is an incredible and rare sight. This statue in already existed more than 10 years ago, which is at a depth of 7 meters.
The statue of Buddha and its Stupa are mossy, reefs and many small fish are there. You have to be careful when you dive there because the water current is fast. Sure the place is not wasted by divers, both domestic and foreign. They compete photographing underwater uniqueness of Bali.
#5. Wall Bay
A famous dive site in Nusa Penida. It is located in Toya pakeh and it is a shallow area. Coral reefs with colourful fish is a wonderful undersea view you will enjoy at Wall point. Photographers wouldn’t miss their chance to have great photoshoot with the undersea view. It takes only 25 minutes to reach Wall point by fast boat from Sanur beach to Nusa Penida.
Take a tour package from traviora.com to help you plan the trip. The package includes a round-trip fast boat ticket, accommodation, and pick up service from hotel. You don’t need to prepare anything, just be ready to enjoy the wonderful undersea view of wall point.
In this below is the Snorkeling Spot Map in Nusa Penida :