Scuba diving day in Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan gather some of the best scuba diving experience in Bali. These three islands are located 45 minutes away with a fast boat from the southeast coast of Bali. But you will probably enjoy better your day if you leave directly from the island and get the best scuba diving in Nusa Penida.
Nusa Penida diving sites are indeed among the best ones in Southeast Asia. Why ? Because they are populated by a very diversified marine fauna, from the smallest pygmy seahorse to the impressive Mola Mola. Without forgetting the majestic Manta rays that stay most of the year around Nusa Penida.
If you are a certified diver, join us to explore the underwater wonders of these islands and islets during our Scuba Diving Day ! But diving in Nusa Penida for beginners is also possible with a discovery dive package.
Your scuba diving day in Nusa Penida in a nut shell
A driver will pick you up at your hotel to bring you to Toyapakeh, where our Buraq 3 fast boat is based. All your equipment is already equipped on board the boat, with the sizes you gave us the day before. You can also meet us directly at our Toyapakeh toko, if you prefer to save the price of the transfer. After a little coffee to get to know each other and to fill the forms, we are ready to go for our diving day adventure !
Customer’s choice : 2 ou 3 dives, Nitrox, night dive and more
We usually schedule 2 dives in the morning and/or in the afternoon. And sometimes 3 dives for a full day. A night dive is also possible. Nitrox diving is optional, as well as diving with 15-liter tank or junior tank. Our center and its instructors can also handle adaptive diving for divers with disabilities.
The tide and the schedule of the day will drive the course of our day diving in Nusa Penida. But we usually leave around 8 am to be on site before the other boats coming from Sanur. In this case, the return to Toyapakeh is generally around 1 p.m. On time to catch a boat to Bali or to the Gili islands if this is your last day in Nusa Penida. Or to take advantage of the afternoon to visit Nusa Penida island.
After signing the log books our driver will drive you back to your hotel. With so many images and colors in your eyes!
Where do we dive in Nusa Penida ?
We dive around fifty dive sites in Nusa Penida and Bali. Enough to meet everyone’s taste ! We selected for you our top 20 dives sites in Bali but we are open to other ideas !
Let’s start with the most iconic Nusa Penida dive sites. First, Crystal Bay where divers from around the world come to meet the famous Mola Mola. And then Manta Point with its Manta ray cleaning stations.
Drift dives of the north coast of Nusa Penida are also very popular : Ped, SD point, Sental, Buyuk and Tugu. All these dive sites form together an extremely large coral plateau.
If you like currents, or sometimes strong currents, you will probably love all these diving sites, along Nusa Penida channel. There, the currents bring a lot of life. From the easiest to the most challenging dives let’s mention Toyapakeh, just below the Warnakali diving center.
Number 2 is Gamat Bay, a vast shallow coral plateau, extended by a wall that descends to 40 meters. Then Amok, a technical but intense dive, below the eponymous sunset bar. And last but not least, Ceningan Wall, a wall rich in color that always reserves lots of surprises in blue.
And finally on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida: more technical sites including the legendary Batu Bolong with its abundant life and its aquatic ballets of sharks, manta rays and Mola Mola!
Nusa Penida dive sites are varied enough to offer exceptional moments to all divers. Whatever their level. To join us for this scuba diving day you need to be certified with PADI, SSI CMAS or any internationaly recognized organisation. But you can also try a discovery dive package if you are not certified divers.
Most sites have configurations that also accommodate different levels of experience. We are nevertheless aiming to constitute groups of homogeneous level. There will be a maximum of 4 divers per guide. Discovery divers will remain, for example, on the Manta Point or Gamat Bay plateau, within the 12 meters deep limit. While certified and more experienced divers will discover the deeper wall. The gentle slope of the north coast dive sites also allows us to adapt the depth of the dive to everyone’s experience and certification.
Some sites, however, require a very good level of diving, such as Batu Bolong. So we only go there for very special occasions.
Pool training and pool discovery dives usually take place in the afternoon. We therefore prefer to go fun diving in the morning. With a return at the end of the morning or at the start of the afternoon in the case of a 3-dive day. Or even at the end of the afternoon in case of a ride to the Gili of Padang Bay.
We also sometimes schedule 2 dives in the morning plus 2 dives in the afternoon. In case of a night dive, the departure will be around 6 p.m. to jump in the water during the sunset and finish at full night. Awesome !
A typical day
- hotel pick-up: 7:30 a.m.
- departure from the port: 8:15 a.m.
- first dive around 9am (depending on the site)
- surface interval with coffee or tea and fruit salad
- second dive around 11:30 am
- return to port around 1 p.m.
- return to the hotel around 1:30 p.m.
Times may vary depending on the tides, the sites we will dive or your constraints. If you have a boat to take to reach Bali or the Gili Islands we can for example keep your luggage at the toko. And bring you back on time to Toyapakeh port to catch your boat.
Most dive centers have lowered their prices during the coronavirus crisis. The price of a diving day consisting of two fun dives in Nusa Penida including a dive at Manta Point is currently less than 1.2 million rupees per person (minimum 2 divers). It will take a little more for a first dive if you are not certified.
The price of the diving day includes :
- two fun dives with an experienced English-speaking guide
- rental of the complete equipment (ScubaPro stabilizer vest, 5 mm wetsuit, booties, mask, fins, belt, 12-liter aluminum tank)
- transport to Nusa Penida dive sites by fast boat, with oxygen, radio and safety equipment on board
- PADI insurance
- a snack on board : tea, coffee, fresh Nusa Penida fruit salad, and lunch in the event of a 3 dive day
- if you have your own diving equipment
- for packs of 5, 10 or 20 dives (ask us)
Options on request
- third dive
- 15 liter tank
- night dive
Read some reviews from other divers !
Warnakali received more than 300 outstanding reviews from divers around the world. Read them and contact us if you have any question. It is always a pleasure to discuss with scuba divers.
Here are some of the reviews from happy divers :
Really nice !
We had a wonderful time with Yann and his team. The equipment is in good shape, the crew is wonderful and they take care of you in and out of water. The service is really nice, we felt safe, and you have nothing to carry they do everything for you (except diving). Yann is an excellent guide, thank you so much for this 2 fun dive ! We will come back for sure ! Sarah and Thomas
I did 2 days of amazing diving with Yann and his fantastic team. All the staff were very professional, caring and attentive in making sure I had the best diving experience possible. It was particularly appreciated that the dive sites were chosen to cater to my ability. The service at Warnakali is truly outstanding and I have no hesitation recommending them to anyone looking for an exceptional experience in Nusa Penida.
“I had a great morning diving today with Celia DM and Imam DM in training. They were very patient and support with me as I am newer to diving. I seen turtles, manta ray, octopus and so many other great and colourful fish. I would totally recommend this dive shop and would dive again with them in the future . All the staff were amazing.” Lamers
“I had one day in Nusa Penida and was recommended this diving center. My dives were amazing. Slanted corals with a lot of life, both in the corals and in the sea. We saw a giant frog fish as well as big sea turtles feeding. I think it will be hard to beat this experience! Yann was super nice and helped me with everything, same for Imam, the dive master in training and assistant captain. I recommend this place highly, and would definitely go back for more dives. Thanks again, Yann!” Sklirg
Can highly recommend to dive with Yann and the rest of his team! I spent 2 days diving with them- total 4 dives. All 4 dives were at different spots and all very nice and good variety! everything was smooth- from pickup to everything at the boat, nice with fruits and coffee between the dives, very good equipment and I felt very safe all the time ! They showed great hospitality and especially for me, being a solo traveler, I really appreciated it ! Will definitely come back!!! Thanks again!
The best diving days of my life
Super chilled people, Very professional dive masters, Amazing equipment and on top of all super safe to dive with. I’ve done 5 dives with warnakali and my nitrox speciality course. Coming from a country very famous for diving (egypt) I could say this is a 5star standards diving center. Couldn’t have asked for more! Mouhammed
5 Stars Diving Center – the best diving center in Indonesia
One of the best diving center I never seen on the world!! 5 stars diving conditions, super professional team and instructors. Yann the owner is a real passionate (he’s a fish) very generous and totally involved with all the guests. It’s a real family, kind, respectful and great people!! I’ll come back as soon as possible to do next levels Padi degrees. Zaza
An incredible experience that we could achieve thanks to Warnakali. A team very professional and cool who takes good care of its customers. They are the best of Bali in Nusa Penida ! Maxime
Diving with experts!
We booked a afternoon dive session with two dives. They picked us up at the hotel and brought us straight to the beach, they already prepared everything ! Equipment was ready and in very good conditions! The service is brilliant! They are experts, dive instructor and the staff on the boat as well! They made everything for us so we could enjoy the dives:) The dive instructor was a brilliant expert, he took care of us under water and on board of the boat was well! We enjoyed the dives! Thanks to the brilliant team 🙂 Alessandra
Couldn’t choose better
I had a day diving trip with Yann after one year without practicing and it was a really nice one. They really are into safety first, has a really good crew and capitaine to look after you when coming out the water.
You are not going to be 15 on the boat and you will appreciate it.
Ha! And we met amazing Mantas 😉
See you another time maybe for Mola Mola 😉 Karl