Scuba diving in Buyuk
Buyuk dive site, named after a nearby village, is located off the north coast of Nusa Penida. Buyuk is an easy dive site that can suit divers of all levels unlike many other locations around Nusa Penida. There can be only gentle currents there and, depending on their level of experience, divers can explore this dive site at different depths. The dive site features an interesting diversity of hard and soft corals between 5m/16ft to 20m/65ft, where divers can also see shoals of typical reef fish, turtles and eagle rays. More experienced divers can plunge at deeper depth of 30-40m/ where with some luck it is possible to spot an elusive sunfish during July-October period.
When to go
Diving is available year round, however, the best diving conditions are between May and November. To have a chance to spot the rare Mola Mola, it is recommended to go there during July-October period. The annual water temperature fluctuates between 24-29C/75-84F.
What to see
Divers will not be able to miss some interesting nudibranchs, scorpion fish, clown fish and angel fish. Sea turtles and eagle rays are also frequent visitor to that area. Although, Buyuk is not the best site to see Mola Mola, divers can try their luck at spotting this rare marine creature at deeper depths of 30+m/98ft.