East Nusa Penida dive sites

East Nusa Penida dive sites map

The Nusa Penida East coast is the least visited and certainly the most mysterious. For our part it is the most preserved coast as well as the most authentic in terms of diving. Dives sites rich in colors and emotions as we like them. Two sites are not for beginners .... Malibu and Batu Abah ... the two hidden treasures, but for how long? Sampalan and Karang Sari are only few minutes away from our dive center. Batuh Abah is a marine protected area and can be dive only with special purpose and authorization.



Sampalan


The Sampalan dive site takes its name from the close by harbor of Sampalan village. Sampalan harbor newly build will be the main entry of Nusa Penida. A dive site to discover and revisit as the beauties and diversity will satisfy you. 

  • Difficulty : Beginner to expert
  • Max depth : 40 + Max
  • Visibility : Really good to low
  • Temperature : 20 to 29 (average 24°c)
  • Current : None to strong
Nusa Penida Sampalan diving site map

Sampalan or Batu Nunggul is an extraordinary dive site as the diversity of corals and sponges will jump out at you. The current in this area is more moderate and will allow you to explore many coral formations, each one as rich as the other. The entry point will be according to the current and your divemaster will take unto consideration to guide you on the best part of the dive site. Large barrel sponges will accompany you throughout your dive as well as all the usual reef fish fauna. We like to look for frog fishes and other macro life that the site has the secret.


Karang Sari


The dive site is named after the small village of Karang sari on the coast. A little more sheltered than the other drift dive sites. Karang Sari has a fairly large plateau inviting to explore Macro fauna. The slope is less marked than in the north and is perfect for beginners.

  • Difficulty : Beginner to expert
  • Max depth : 40 + Max
  • Visibility : Really good to low
  • Temperature : 20 to 29 (average 24°c)
  • Current : None to strong
Nusa Penida Karang Sari diving site map

Karang Sari dive site will undoubtedly offer you a very nice dive. The topography is very interesting and suitable for all types of divers. A fairly wide plateau and a stepped slope invite you to explore all the coral formations. We love this topography which adds a unique atmosphere. Take shelter behind a coral potato to admire the blue. Indeed, as everywhere in Nusa Penida, the blue reserves surprises, here it is indeed sharks that we have the chance to see and not only the small white tip reef shark. You will enjoy during your ascent the many soft corals, morays eels, octopus, anemones, nudibranchs, frogfish and many more ...


Batu Abah


Batu Abah is one of our favorite dive sites, not only because it is unique and can be difficult but also because it is not easy to be able to do it "legally" while respecting the marine reserve of Nusa Penida. We need a special authorization to be able to do it and that with motivations of conservation or research.

  • Difficulty : Expert
  • Max depth : 30 m
  • Visibility : Really good to low
  • Temperature : 20 to 29 (average 24°c)
  • Current : None to strong with surge
Nusa Penida Batu Abah diving site map

Batu Abah dive site is the holy grail of Nusa Penida as it is difficult to be able to dive it. Not only concerning the sea conditions but also administratively. Indeed it is in the most protected area (logically) of Nusa Penida and the dives are for the purpose of census and surveillance of the area. In addition to that, it is a dive site which can be extremely dangerous depending on the conditions. The easy part is the plateau sheltered by the island with a multitude of coral formations and a gently descending slope. Currents can be sudden and changeable with a typical surge in the area. The big one are often present with of course the famous Mola-Mola, sharks, oceanic manta rays, giant trevally, tuna and many others. A dive site not given to everyone and that you can boast of putting in your logbook!


Malibu


Malibu dive site is the "wild" dive site on the east coast of Nusa Penida. Unpredictable, currents that make you go up or down without warning, we are in a wild dive site where all the dexterity of your guide will be revealed. Our crush with our divers who have become trusted buddies / friends ...

  • Difficulty : Good to Expert
  • Max depth : 40 m
  • Visibility : Really good to low
  • Temperature : 20 to 29 (average 24°c)
  • Current : None to strong
Nusa Penida Malibu diving with Ocean sunfish Mola Mola

Malibu Point dive site is undoubtedly the site for seasoned divers. We don't do Malibu like any other site in Nusa Penida. We must know each other in order to be able to react as quickly as possible in the event of a diving complication. Here it is nature that dominates and that makes diving even more thrilling. The drop off is magnificent with beautiful coral colonies on the edge of the slope. The plateau is littered with successive staghorn colonies and the fauna scrolls by like in a movie. Malibu is the dive site where there is no limit, everything is possible, from Mola-Mola to schools of eagle rays, black tip sharks or even more serious ...


Other Nusa Penida dive sites description

Nusa Penida North coast, SD, PED, Sental, Buyuk dive site map
Center Nusa Penida dive site, Toyapakeh, ceningan Wall, Gamay Bay.
West Nusa Penida diving site map, Manta Point, Crystal Bay
Nusa Lembongan dive site map, Blue corner, mangrove, lembongan bay.