Manta Point Dive Site

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Amazing fishes & life!
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None or Light current
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Outstanding! 20m and more
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Normal diving depth, 10-25m

This excellent dive site situated in Nusa Penida is great for marine life. It consists of a slope with nice coral and no current which makes it an easy dive site. The highlight of this dive site are the manta rays. The best chances to spot them are from March to June but with luck the manta rays can be seen year round.

Who to dive with? Dive centers operating at Manta point include: Blue Season Bali Dive Centre.

This location is a Reef.

You can dive Manta Point all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of Manta Point on the right for the exact location.

Manta Point This excellent dive site situated in Nusa Penida is great for marine life. It consists of a slope wi... Julien 4

Fishes you may spot while diving Manta Point

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One of the best spots in the world to see the rare Mola Mola and the graceful Manta Rays! Big fishes and action with lots of sharks. Very good Visibility and stunning Coral.

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Diving centers in Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan

2 dive logs in “Manta Point

  1. After Tulamben’s USAT Liberty shipwreck, Manta Point is probably Bali’s second most popular dive site. Manta Point is actually more than just one dive site. The Manta Alfredis are present all along the West coast of Nusa Penida. Operators choose to dive in different spots along that coast depending on the conditions and the presence of the rays.

    Some areas are better suited to witnessing a particular behavior. There are both cleaning stations and feeding grounds, deeper walls and shallow plateaus. Mantas that can be seen here range from 1m in size to 3-4m.

    The great thing about this dive site is that the rays can be seen all year round. There may be more during the months of April and May. However, they are sighted on almost every trip.

    If you get bored of the mantas, you may look elsewhere and be surprised by the sheer number of blue spotted stingrays that love this areas. There are sometimes hundreds of rays together on the sandy areas or on top of soft corals. Turtles and nurse sharks are also quite common here. It’s also a great place for rare nudibranches!

    While this site is accessible to any certified diver, it is recommended that divers have dived recently before heading to this dive spot. Some dive centers may ask divers to dive on a different site first in order to see how comfortable they are in the water.

    There are no currents here. However, swell can make diving difficult or inaccessible to divers with poor buoyancy skills. Definitely not a place for Discover Scuba Divers! Snorkeling is better suited if you haven’t completed a dive course yet.

    This dive site can be dived from Sanur or Padang Bai in mainland Bali. Operators from Nusa Lembongan also offer trips to Manta Point.

    By Cedric Saveuse

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