Diving with Mantas and Sunfish in Nusa Lembongan
Most of the diving in Bali is just off the beautiful south east coast of Sanur and Pandang Bai or Tulamben on the north east coast. We believe the best diving is found around a group of three islands about 15 kilometres east of Sanur. One of these islands, Nusa Lembongan, is home to the latest Two Fish Divers resort; the other two are Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan. All three islands are surrounded by amazing sites for diving. These three islands are also the home of the mantas and mola mola (ocean sunfish) that made diving Nusa Lembongan, Bali famous.
Nusa Lembongan Diving Spot
The coral reefs around Nusa Lembongan and the other islands are very healthy, with an incredibly diverse variety of creatures, and visibility is nearly always 15-25m. During June-October the water can be cooler and a 5mm wet suit is advisable. As we are based on the island of Nusa Lembongan, most of the dive sites are only 10-20 minutes away making it the perfect location for a lazy way to dive with the reefs and mantas! There are currently approximately 15 dive sites around these islands, with more being discovered all the time. They offer a mixture of fantastic hard corals, colourful soft corals, all sorts of critters from macro to pelagic, and large schools of fish. Discover what special encounters diving Nusa Lembongan can bring.
Mantas can be seen all year round in the south of Nusa Penida, our neighboring island. The waters around sites like Manta Point are full of plankton, and this can attract sometimes seven or eight mantas at a time. This part of the island is a wild and remote area with dramatic sea cliffs rearing three hundred feet from the sea. The best times to visit these sites are when the seas are calm from November-May.