The most popular Nusa Penida dive site is Crystal Bay where you can find cleaning stations for the amazing 3 metres long Mola Mola of Bali (Oceanic Sunfish) from June till October. On the North, there are the memorable drift dives along the walls of PED, SD and Sental. In the South Side of Nusa Penida you have Manta Point – famous for their Manta Rays all year long. The highlights from Nusa Lembongan dive sites are the Mangrove and Blue Corner where the reefs are once again ”Read


Crystal Bay is the most famous dive site in Nusa Penida and where you have the best chance to see a Mola Mola in Bali. Named after its crystal ”Read


The dive site is located in front of the Mangrove between Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan. The Mangrove plays a crucial part in the local  ”Read


On the South Side of Nusa Penida you have breathtaking cliffs that lead to the Manta Point dive site. Due to the cleaning stations and high”Read


Gamat Bay is located between Crystal bay and ToyaPakeh opening directly to the Nusa Penida channel. The bottom of the bay is covered”Read


Just in front of Nusa Lembongan, the Blue Corner dive site is the most adventurous and exciting dive site in the whole Nusa Penida region.  ”Read


Toyapakeh is one of the best dive sites around Nusa Penida, if not from whole Bali, and all time favourite of Legend Diving Lembongan. ”Read


Manta Bay is a shallow bay not as far as Manta Point making it easier to access even with some mild surge. The plankton concentration is ”Read


Lembongan Bay is the perfect site for night dives, photographers or to learn how to dive in Nusa Lembongan. The sandy bottom with coral ”Read


Buyuk, Sental, PED and SD dive sites are located along Nusa Penida North coast, which stretches for several kilometers, offering a superb drift ”Read


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Manta rays everywhere!

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We booked 4 dives with Legend Diving and the most memorable parts was seeing the Mantas! Those gentle giant swam directly over us ... it was incredible! We also saw turtles and tones of fish on our last dive. Our dive guide ensured we saw as much of it as possible!


The Coral Triangle is a geographical term so named as it refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of IndonesiaMalaysiaPapua New GuineaPhilippinesSolomon Islands and Timor-Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregionThis region encompasses portions of two biogeographic regions: the Indonesian-Philippines Region, and the Far Southwestern Pacific Region.

The Coral Triangle is recognized as the global centre of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation. It is also called the “Amazon of the seas” and covers 5.7 million square kilometres (2,200,000 sq mi) of ocean waters. Its biological resources sustain the lives of over 120 million people. According to the Coral Triangle Knowledge Network, about $3 billion in fisheries exports and another $3 billion in coastal tourism revenues are derived as annual foreign exchange income in the region.

The WWF considers the region a top priority for marine conservation, and the organization is addressing the threats it faces through its Coral Triangle Program, launched in 2007.


Apply to divers and snorkelers for Mola-Molas and Manta rays encounters

These guidelines are designed to provide a satisfying and safe diving experience while ensuring the lowest sustainable impact on the Ocean sunfish and Manta rays around Nusa Penida.

The aim of this Code of Conduct is to ensure that our breathtaking big fish can settle onto cleaning stations without being disturbed. The removal of parasites at the cleaning stations is critical to the health of Mola-Molas and Manta rays. It has been proved, that once settled, they can remain for longer periods, offering better quality interactions for divers.

  • Never touch a manta ray, mola mola, other fish, coral, or anything else while diving. If a manta ray or mola mola approaches you, remain still, but do not touch it!
  • Always approach manta rays and mola mola very slowly within their field of view and do not splash the water. • Stay close to the reef and never surround the manta ray or mola mola.
  • Never enter the cleaning station. If the cleaning fish are disturbed or the coral on or near the cleaning station is damaged the cleaning station can be compromised and the manta rays and mola mola may not come back.
  • Always maintain a minimum distance of 3m (or 2 body lengths) from the closest manta ray or mola mola.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 10m (or 5-6 body lengths) when they are unsettled (not cleaning) and approaching the reef.
  • Never be closer to the manta ray and mola mola than your guide.
  • Do not swim closely behind the manta ray or mola mola; this is how predators usually attack and your close proximity may startle them.
  • Do not swim directly above or below the manta ray or mola mola as this may disturb cleaning and feeding behavior. However, if the manta ray or mola mola decides to swim above you remain still and blow as few bubbles as possible.
  • Never block the escape route off the reef, out of a feeding area, or the pathway onto a cleaning station.
  • Do not use personal underwater motorized propulsion vehicles or make any unnecessary loud noises.
  • Follow the directions of your dive guide.
  • Do not touch or kick the hard or soft coral. Good buoyancy is a must!
Code of conduct Nusa Penida marine protected area
Code of conduct Nusa Penida marine protected area