Scuba diving in Manta Point

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 108.24 ft
Current
moderate to strong
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Manta Point dive site is located off the south coast of Nusa Penida Island. As the name implies, the site features an opportunity to encounter numerous manta rays. Even a single manta ray species is a fascinating sight, but in this particular area divers can closely watch seven of eight of them at a time. The reason why this site features such a large concentration of mantas is that the surrounding waters are full of plankton that attracts mantas to this site all year round. The manta's cleaning station, which is a large rock that located only 5m/16ft below the surface, is the main focus for most dives. Besides the mantas, other great pelagics can regularly be seen at Manta Point, and among them are numerous stingrays and sharks. Sometimes, not only the currents, but also the swell can make this site difficult to be accessed even by a powerful boat. However, when the conditions are favorable, divers enjoy not only the dive, but also the boat ride to Manta Point as they go along a spectacular coastline with beautiful limestone cliffs that descend straight into the ocean.

When to go

The annual water temperature in this area ranges from the minimum of 18C/64F to the maximum of 27C/80F, making it possible to dive this site all year long with the use of 5mm wetsuit during the winter time.

What to see

Regular encounters with numerous manta rays make this site popular with experienced divers. Other pelagic species that can regularly be seen in this area include stingrays, bamboo sharks and big tuna.

Reachable from

Nusa Penida, Denpasar, Candidasa

Liveaboards with trips to Manta Point

Liveaboard Special Offers

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Denpasar Pigmy Bali Diving

    Multi Dive Day Trip A

    Multi dive daytrips is designed for diver who interesting to do more dives while staying i Bali, but has hotel pre booked in south area ( usa dua, Kuta or Sanur Area) or not willing to book a dive package including accommodations. It is a combination dive daytrip with 2 dives each day and of course it will be much cheaper compared to separate dive daytrips price. Daytrips departing from South Bali. Day 1 - Tulamben dive trip (2 dives), day 2 - Blue Lagoon/Padang Bai (2 dives), day 3 - Penida (2 dives)
  • Nusa Lembongan Legend Diving Lembongan

    8 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. The Nusa Penida diving region offers world-class diving with some of the best dive sites in Bali and the whole of Indonesia. While diving in Nusa Penida, all kinds of pelagic can be seen by divers. Legend Diving Lembongan goes out, every morning for two or three dives to the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida dive sites by speed boat. Depending on the daily dive sites, the trip normally last 4 to 5 hours and you are normally back at the beginning of the afternoon. After the dives, you will return to the dive center to complete logbooks and be able to share your underwater experiences in comfortable and cosy facilities
  • Sanur Bali Breizh Divers

    Full Day Boat Trip to Manta Point (Manta Rays, 2 Dives)

    2 guided dives from boat. This product is for certified divers only. Manta Point is located in the southern of Nusa Penida. It is a cleaning station which is located in a small bay near the cliff where !Manta Raies are cleaned. You can see them almost throughout the year because the dive site is rich in plankton. Waiting their turn, they turn around divers playing with their bubbles. Bali Breizh Divers PADI guides counted that there are 15 of them
  • Candidasa Diving Candidasa

    Trip to Nusa Penida South (2 Dives; For 2 Divers Minimum)

    Trip to Nusa Penida South. This product is for certified divers only and for 2 divers minimum. For more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line
  • Nusa Lembongan Legend Diving Lembongan

    12 Dives Package

    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. The Nusa Penida diving region offers world-class diving with some of the best dive sites in Bali and the whole of Indonesia. While diving in Nusa Penida, all kinds of pelagic can be seen by divers. Legend Diving Lembongan goes out, every morning for two or three dives to the Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida dive sites by speed boat. Depending on the daily dive sites, the trip normally last 4 to 5 hours and you are normally back at the beginning of the afternoon. After the dives, you will return to the dive center to complete logbooks and be able to share your underwater experiences in comfortable and cosy facilities

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