Manta Point Dive Site
offer journey to this legendary Bali diving site is an experience one doesn't easily forget. With the dive boat we are leaving Bali in the morning mist from Padang Bai south bound with course to the channel that separates Nusa Penida from Nusa Lembongan / Ceningan. Inside the channel which also has some superb diving if currents allow, one can make out scenic little tranquil bays with picturesque white beaches. While Bali disappears at the horizon behind us the spectacular cliffs of the south coast of Nusa Penida lie ahead at the exit of the channel.
Here we have to make the decision whether the diving conditions for Manta Point are alright. Now we're heading for the open Indian Ocean which with it's sometimes gigantic waves sculpts the sheer cliffs of Nusa Penida's south coast. Along the way we are passing bizarre rock formations and little rocky islands standing in the tremendous currents, water falls cascading down from the heights of the cliffs towards the ocean. After approximately 1 hour we arrive at our dive site Manta Point. The actual diving site lies well protected from currents by a rocky cape. Many times we can make out the giant bodies of the Manta Rays already from the surface.
Huge rock formations make out a bizarre under water landscape that slopes down gently down to unfathomable depths. During the dive we just hang out around the giant rocks which are home to an army of cleaner fishes, without doubt this is the reason why this gentle giants come here. The Manta Rays cruise around the rocks, some just hover above the cleaner stations and the enjoy the treatment they receive. Even snorkelers get a good view of the Manta Rays since most of the action here happens in fairly shallow water. And those who don't dare to go in the water can witness the spectacle from the boat.