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 wetsuit 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 pelagics, and large schools of fish. Discover what special encounters diving Nusa Lembongan can bring.
All year round!
Mantas can be seen all year round in the south of Nusa Penida, our neighbouring 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.
We are proud to be the only operator on Lembongan that offers Enriched Air Nitrox!
The mola mola (ocean sunfish) visit us for about four months of the year, another signature of diving Nusa Lembongan, Bali! The best time to see them is July-October. There are sightings on either side of these months, but generally these are less frequent. Mola mola can be seen at most of the dive sites, but Crystal Bay and Blue Corner are where they are seen the most. You can also see eagle rays, wobbegong, tuna, marbled rays, schools of snappers, jacks and shark at these sites.
While you are here diving Nusa Lembongan, why not take advantage of our instructors and take a course?
Not yet a diver? Many of our sites are ideal for a try-a-dive or the Open Water Diver course – a beautiful start to your scuba experience in the home of manta rays and mola molas.
Qualified? Want to learn new dive skills? How about an Advanced Open Water Course or Rescue Diver course? We have specialty courses for all levels of divers that are ideally suited to this area.
Doing an Indonesian Dive Safari with us? Spread any course over our three dive centers – Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan, Bali. For information and prices of all courses we offer please click here.
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Most of the dives are wall dives, so you need to have good buoyancy, and this will increase your dive times by a significant amount
- Underwater Naturalist
- Fascinating course to do in one of the most diverse marine environments in the world
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- This can be used to extend your time underwater, so you can spend more time with the mantas
- Night Diver
- Some creatures just don’t come out during day light hours
- Take advantage of the great drift diving around some of the local sites
- This will allow you to explore the amazing walls and slopes around Lembongan at 40m