Nusa Lembongan Diving Complete Guide
Nusa Lembongan lies just 8km south of Bali. Just a 10-20 minute boat ride from the South of Sanur, depending on tides and currents, and it’s considered one of Bali’s water playgrounds for its calm coral reefs, clear water and white sand beaches. This is why it is a favourite destination to visit for Bali’s best snorkelling, diving and island hopping experience.
In addition to numerous coral reefs, Nusa Lembongan is home to a rich array of marine life including turtles, colorful fish and manta rays. It has wonderful underwater landscapes and offers a lot of fun opportunities for snorkelers as well as scuba divers.
The island of Nusa Lembongan is one of the smallest and most remote among the 3 islands of the “Lembongan” group; it has huge limestone cliffs with many cave systems, a perfect habitat for reef sharks. If you like hiking and are well prepared for your underwater adventure by having a tank of at least 100 bar, you can try exploring some of these caves where sharks can often be found. Alternatively starting from Meno Wall where these sharks can often be seen, you can swim north towards Liang or Lekuan which are deeper sites providing better visibility and a chance to spot Manta Rays in season.
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Diving Manta Ray Point
Manta Point is one the nicest dive sites around Nusa Lembongan and Gili Meno. It is a bit tricky to find since it is not that well marked along the trail and there are also some other dive spots nearby with similar names, but if you follow the signs for Manta Point you’ll get to the spot.
PADI Dive Schools On Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan has a few dive schools that are PADI certified, but it is relatively simple to organise diving trips. The prices for one tank of air ranges from 100 000 Rp on the cheap side up to 250 000 Rp per person if you also take the boat ride there and back which is usually 2 people per boat. There are also various programs depending on your needs and preferences, including equipment rental.
Diving Conditions On Nusa Lembongan
The water around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is usually very calm, with visibility usually being the best being a few hundred metres. But sometimes depending on the prevailing winds or if the current is flowing from one direction, it can sometimes be murky or brownish in colour…but not for long!
keeping Safe When Diving
Now, you might think that diving insurance is a little bit over the top. But you never know what could happen and when you would need it. A few years ago I Dived At Nusa Penida, Bali And This Is How Dangerous It Is . I’ve dived in difficult conditions before, and while this trip wasn’t as difficult as some of the others I’ve been on, it was still challenging to say the least.
Diving is something that you should really treat with appropriate caution. No matter how experienced or ‘adventurous’ you are, diving should always be done with a healthy dose of respect for the water and surrounding environment.
Top Diving safety Tip
I recommend always carrying certification cards with you and I dive with mine wherever I go, just in case. All divers should be prepared for an emergency evacuation and should carry a dive medical information card in their BC pocket so it is readily available if needed.