Nusa Penida offer multiple snorkeling spot that you should visit at your next vacation. There are multiple reason why Nusa Penida is a good place for snorkeling. Firstly, Nusa Penida have water have good visibility. Which is good for viewing the underwater scenery that it has to offer. Second, its the multiple biodiversity that it has to offer, you can look at colorful corals and fishes, or even the Mola – mola and the Manta ray. Thats why we will give our recommendation of the best spot to snorkel in Nusa Penida and its surroundings.
Crystal Bay for crystal clear snorkel
Crystal Bay got its name because of the clear water that makes it easy to snorkel. The marine biodiversity that you can find there is beautiful. There are many colorful corals and fishes that you can find there, and if you’re lucky you can find Mola – mola, reef sharks, eagle rays, or dolphins. Theres even an under water cave that you can find down under. Beside snorkeling, Crystal bay beach also offer a magical sunset view that you should enjoy when you’re visiting there.
Manta bay and Manta Point for meeting the Mantas
It is a series of bays where manta rays can be observed, rather than a single bay.
Manta Point is one of the island’s southernmost diving locations, surrounded by towering cliffs. At Manta Point, the water is around 15 meters deep. Because the currents are strong and the sea can be choppy, this location is only suggested for experienced divers. This is a manta washing station, where these amazing creatures relax in deep water (4-6 meters) while being cleaned by smaller fish. These washing station is the reason why manta point is a full of Manta rays.
Is one of the 3 Gili island that you can access easily from Nusa Penida or Bali with a boat. Gili Trawangan is the largest island among the 3 and have some snorkeling spot that you can check. One of them is the turtle point located at the northern part of the island. It consisted of shallow water with white sands where turtle eat or rest. They are harmless but it is advised to keep your distance so you wont stress the turtles. there are also a drop off that is tempting to explore but you should consult your guide for safety reasons.
Mangrove Point, Snorkel around the Mangrove
Mangrove Point is located at the nothern coast of Nusa Lembongan. It’s a vast coral paradise with a plethora of fish and gentle currents. Snorkeling on Lembongan Island provides a stunning underwater scenery of coral reefs, which is complimented by the warm water and clear waters, making it ideal for snorkeling. The current weather conditions are really light. Mangrove Point on Nusa Lembongan is a great spot for drift snorkeling. Drift snorkeling is simply floating passively while wearing snorkeling gear and allowing the mild currents to transport you through the sea water to discover a beautiful underwater world.
The Coral reefs here are in good shape and have a large number of tropical fish. If you want to visit, make sure to visit at high tide for the best experience.
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