From many beautiful beach with blue water, breath taking scenery, and beautiful sunset, Nusa Penida also has one great activity to consider while you spend off day in there.
As many visitor that came and go, one of the must-to-do activity that they would (and I would) recommend is Snorkeling. Yes, Nusa Penida Bay is safe for Snorkeling Activity, since there is lot of coral reef you can find near to coast area. But if you have Scuba Diving License, you may ask your trip organizer to the diving spot.
If you are planning to visit Nusa Penida and want to enjoy snorkeling activities, the following information is worth noting regarding snorkeling activities and recommended locations that many people suggest.
Thing you need to know about snorkeling in Nusa Penida
1. Weather conditions
Being in a tropical island, Nusa Penida has unpredictable weather conditions, especially regarding the currents. Always ask your trip operator about the weather and current conditions. This also affects the number of speed boat departures from Bali to Nusa Penida, and the speed boats that transport you to snorkeling locations.
As a trip operator who has served many clients, we will inform you about the latest weather information in Bali and Nusa Penida through our official WhatsApp number.
2. Snorkeling gear
You can bring your own snorkeling and diving equipment if it is related to your comfort. However, around the Nusa Penida port, there are many Snorkeling and Diving operators who can rent equipment with guaranteed safety standards.
We will guide you to the place to rent this equipment, and you can try several equipment until you find the comfortable one. And don’t worry, you can exchange this equipment on the boat if you feel uncomfortable while snorkeling. Don’t hesitate, just inform our staff, because your satisfaction is our top priority in providing a satisfying Private Tour.
3. Respect marine life
Nusa Penida is home to a diverse range of marine life, so it is important to respect the natural habitat. Please be aware, avoid touching, standing on or kicking coral reefs, and to keep a safe distance from marine creatures. It is also important to refrain from feeding marine animals as it disrupts their natural behavior and can be harmful to their health.
By practicing responsible and sustainable snorkeling practices, we can help protect the marine ecosystem and ensure that it remains a beautiful and thriving environment for next visitor and next generations.
4. Follow the Safety Guideline
Familiarize yourself with the safety guidelines and rules of the snorkeling spots, including any areas that may be off-limits or dangerous due to strong currents. Please ask for life buoyant jacket/life vest if you have no experience or strong swimmer, still on your group, and inform our snorkeling crew if you have any issue during your day. Your safety is our top priority.
After you understand this several thing before go to snorkeling or diving, now lets take a look the spots.
1. Manta Point Snorkeling and Diving Spot
Snorkeling at Manta Point is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only is it a chance to witness these magnificent creatures up close, but it also offers a unique perspective on the beauty of the underwater world in Nusa Penida.
As soon as we arrived at the site, we were greeted by crystal-clear turquoise waters and a stunning view of the surrounding cliffs. But the real excitement began when we jumped into the water and saw the majestic manta rays gracefully swimming beneath or near the drop point. If you are lucky, you also can find sea turtle swim along with the manta, what a great experience.
2. Gamat Bay Snorkeling Spot
Me personals, will marked this spot as my favorite. What I loved most about snorkeling in Gamat Bay was how peaceful and secluded it felt. It’s not as popular as some of the other snorkeling spots in Nusa Penida, so it felt like we had the whole bay to ourselves.
As soon as jumped into the water, I was greeted by schools of colorful fish darting around. The coral gardens were alive with an array of colors and textures, making for a truly mesmerizing sight. I felt like I was swimming in a tropical aquarium while snorkel in here.
3. Gamat Bay Wall Snorkeling Spot
Not far from the drop point of snorkeling boat in Gamat Bay, we can swim near to the wall. But if you don’t have experience with snorkel, please avoid this spot. Due to strong current in several season or conditions, this spot may harm full for not experienced one.
4. Wall Point Snorkeling And Diving Spot
Sometime the trip operator will put wall point as the last snorkeling spot, because it near to Nusa Penida harbour. Wall Point is a unique snorkeling spot due to its dramatic underwater walls. The walls are covered in colorful coral and are home to a range of marine life, including schools of fish.
But what made Wall Point truly special was the feeling of weightlessness and freedom that comes with snorkeling in deep water. We were floating alongside the coral wall, with nothing but the sound of our own breathing and the gentle current to keep us company. It was a feeling of complete serenity and peace.
5. Crystal Bay Snorkeling Point
Near to crystal beach, there is another snorkeling spot you need to try. Because its location, this snorkeling spot called Crystal Bay, although its close to the beaches, we are not recommend you to swim, due to corrals and sea urchins. But as long you swim in the bay, all schooling fishes welcoming you and ask you to play and swim along.
6. Mangrove Point
Mangrove Point is located on the northwest coast of Nusa Penida and is a popular snorkeling spot due to its abundance of marine life. The waters around Mangrove Point are home to schools of fish, sea turtles, and even reef sharks.
7. SD Point
SD Point is a snorkeling spot located on the southeast coast of Nusa Penida. The waters around SD Point are home to a diverse range of marine life, including schools of fish, octopuses, and even occasional manta rays.
Buyuk is a lesser-known snorkeling spot located on the northeast coast of Nusa Penida. This spot boasts clear waters and a beautiful coral reef, making it an ideal spot for snorkelers looking for a quieter experience.
9. Blue Corner
Blue Corner is a snorkeling spot located on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida. The waters around Blue Corner are home to schools of colorful reef fish, making it an ideal spot for underwater photography.
In conclusion, Nusa Penida in Bali stands out as an unparalleled paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts. We offer unforgettable snorkeling experience like no other, please visit our snorkeling package to start your snorkeling experience. So pack your snorkel gear, embrace the adventure, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Nusa Penida, where the magic of the ocean awaits at every dive.