When snorkeling Nusa Lembongan, you will uncover secrets the ocean has to offer that are unknown to mankind whether it be mystical marine life or hidden treasures lying on the ocean floor, the unexpected adventures are endless. Are you the type of individual that is interested in paragliding the uncontrollable ocean waters of Nusa Lembongan or are you geared more towards exploring the unexplored when it comes to trekking trails on old, beaten paths? Whatever you desire, we are here to make your life easier showing you the best options that Nusa Lembongan has to offer.

 

After all, We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch- we are going back from whence we came”, said John F. Kennedy.

 

When snorkelling in the depths of the ocean in Bali, it is vitally important to remember safety procedures and enforce respect for sea creatures found in the ocean. Some people take snorkelling and diving for granted; however, you receive the most out of your experience when you snorkel with a transparent mind allowing you to genuinely respect the surrounding environment.

 

 

If you are interested in developing your knowledge and interest in Nusa Lembongan, contact us today to visualize how life would look for you sunbathing on the picturesque beaches of Nusa Lembongan.

Nusa Lembongan Ocean

 

Nusa Lembongan Diving- The Best in Bali

Before we dive into renowned diving sites, let’s take a look at some quick facts about Nusa Lembongan Diving and the island itself.

 

Positioned east of Bali is Nusa Lembongan. Were you aware that Nusa Lembongan is part of a trio of “sister islands”? Aside from Nusa Lembongan also lies Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. What makes this island the perfect getaway is that fact that its way of life is traditional with religious ceremonies full of life.

 

A general rule of thumb is to let your diving expeditions be led by a certified, diving instructor (PADI) as they are the experienced ones who are familiar with the undulating ocean currents found in Balinese oceans.

 

If you are on the hunt for leading, world-class diving sites in Nusa Lembongan, then you have come to the right place. Here is a list of the top eight diving sites that can be found in Nusa Lembongan.

 

1. Lembongan Bay

Lembongan Bay is the perfect site for night divers or beginners due to the shallow and sandy depth. Found here are colonies of coral reefs hiding a variety of breeds such as silversides, frogfish, unicorn fish, and other miscellaneous types of reef fish.

 

Our recommendation is to hit up Lembongan Bay first even if you are an expert diver as this site is superlative for a refresher.

Lembongan Bay

2. Crystal Bay

Situated southwest of its sister island, Nusa Penida, can be found the number one dive site in Nusa Lembongan. Its name perfectly portrays a picture of crystalline, turquoise waters enhancing the waters’ visibility.

 

 

Under the rock formations can be found shrimp and nudibranchs along with other types of fish such as Mola Mola, sunfish, frogfish, cuttlefish, and sweetlips.

 

 

Furthermore, this bay is sheltered from the external currents the ocean has to offer which makes it a safe diving site.

 

 

Lembongan Bay is the perfect site for night divers or beginners due to the shallow and sandy depth. Found here are colonies of coral reefs hiding a variety of breeds such as silversides, frogfish, unicorn fish, and other miscellaneous types of reef fish.

 

Our recommendation is to hit up Lembongan Bay first even if you are an expert diver as this site is superlative for a refresher.

Man Diving at Crystal Bay

3. Blue Corner

The renowned Blue Corner can be found northwest of Nusa Lembongan. As this diving site is only suitable for experienced divers, you must be careful with the forceful, underwater currents that can take you adrift for miles.

 

Similar to Crystal Bay, Blue Corner is home to the Mola Mola fish as well as tuna, shark sightings, and marble manta rays.

 

The walls drop down to a depth of 50 meters offering inconceivable views of the ocean’s topography.

Blue Corner Dive Site

4. Mangrove Point (Sakenan)

Situated north of Nusa Lembongan is found Mangrove Point, also known as Sakenan Point.

 

Suitable for divers of all skill levels, Mangrove Point showcases a variety of sea life such as puffer fish, angel fish, reef sharks, and eagle manta rays.

 

Were you aware that mangroves have a direct, positive impact on the health of coral reefs? That is why there are a plethora of vibrant coral reefs found here.

 

Underwater Aquatic Life

5. Toyapakeh

Toyapakeh is a dive site that is accessible for divers of all skill levels. Resembling an underwater metropolitan city, there is an abundance of thalassic marine life ranging from lionfish to sea turtles, sunfish, triggerfish, schools of trevally, and sharks. The aquatic life is nothing short of thriving making the carpeted sea floors picturesque.

 

 

 

Subsequently, this site is favoured by marine biologists for research regarding underwater topography and myriads of unknown pelagic fish sparking interest for underwater enthusiasts.

Underwater Aquatic Life

Manta Point

With this dive site, you are able to cross off your bucket list “swimming with manta rays”. Did you know that manta rays have a wingspan between 18 – 23 feet, with an average weight of 3 pounds? Manta rays travel approximately 43 miles each day in order to stay alive as swimming constantly is vitally necessary for their duration of life.

Furthermore, they are extremely interactive and friendly beasts when it comes to physical interactions with humans as they have the largest brain to body ratio compared to other sea animals.

A manta ray cleaning station can also be found here where manta rays hover waiting for their bodies to be cleaned by microscopic fish.

Manta Rays

7. Ceningan Wall

Suitable for accomplished diving gurus, this site is known for its unpredictable underwater currents. Even though this dive site is located closer to Nusa Ceningan (west of Nusa Ceningan’s shoreline), its accessibility is still convenient via boat.

The ocean’s terrain is home to aquatic life such as sea turtles, sharks (white-tip and leopard), tuna, and barracuda. With the water temperature fluctuating around 22 degrees Celsius, depending on the season, it is important to dress warmly.

Couple on Ceningan Island, closely situated near the Ceningan Wall

8. Sekolah Desa (SD)

Sekolah Desa, translating into ‘primary school’, is a dive site not recommended for beginners when the currents are treacherous. You are able to witness some of the most fascinating marine life known to Nusa Lembongan such as batfish, sea snakes, marble manta rays, turtles, sharks, and extensive communities of vividly coloured coral reefs.

Miscellaneous Sea Fish

Best Beach Nusa Lembongan

Now that you have discovered world-renowned dive sites in Nusa Lembongan, it is time to narrow down the best beach Nusa Lembongan. Here is a list of the top five beaches suitable for activities ranging from beach volleyball and surfing to simply sunbathing and drinking margaritas.

1. Sandy Bay (aka Sunset Beach)

The name for Sandy Bay is suitable with its glistening white sand encompassing the entire beach. Locals will tell you that this is the ‘it’ spot to enjoy heart-stopping sunsets in Nusa Lembongan.

Even though it is considerably small in size compared to other beaches found in Nusa Lembongan, it is still one of the most spectacular beaches for dinner and sunsets. Aside from enjoying the breathtaking sunsets, snorkelling Nusa Lembongan is also possible at Sandy Bay.

Purple Sunset at Nusa Lembongan

Jungut Batu Beach (aka Main Beach)

With affordable food vendors and an abundance of shopping, Jungut Batu Beach is the busiest beach on Nusa Lembongan as well as the longest. With a dazzling view of Mount Agung to its transparent waters, Jungut Batu Beach is the perfect place for Instagrammers. In terms of swimming, diving, or snorkelling, it is not recommended as the currents can be quite rough and unstable.

If you are searching for a beach that is populated by tourists, then Jungut Batu Beach is the place to be; however, if you seek a beach where serenity is circumscribed, then you can skip this beach on your “must-see” list.

Jungut Batu Beach

3. Mushroom Beach

Mushroom Beach is named after the evident plethora of mushroom coral reefs found here. Additionally, this spot is impeccable to visit after 3:00 pm when the Balinese locals are present making it an unforgettable experience.

 

 

 

What makes this beach perfect for snorkelling and swimming is its seclusion located in the bay. In addition to snorkelling and swimming, tourists also participate in other water activities such as paragliding, banana boating, and surfing.

 

 

It is vitally important to remember that the ocean floors in Nusa Lembongan are particularly sharp so rubber shoes must be worn if you wish to walk along the shoreline at low tide.

View of Mushroom Bay

4. Mangrove Beach

Showcasing a beautiful view of the highest active volcano in Bali, Mount Agung lies Mangrove Beach. This beach is surrounded by mangrove trees and other sorts of vegetation. Located in close proximity to Jungut Batu Village and Jungut Batu Beach, Mangrove Beach is ideal for paddle boarding or other water pursuits such as kayaking and sailing.

Mangrove Beach

5. Dreamland Beach

The name says it all as walking on this beach closely resembles a dream. This is unmistakably one of Nusa Lembongan’s best beach.  As the currents can be strong from time to time, it is important to swim in the designated swimming zones which are located more towards the eastern side. With its mellow, secluded ambience, Dream Beach is fitting for those who wish to truly experience an exotic getaway.

 

 

Found on the Bukit Peninsula, Dreamland Beach is home to cafes, restaurants, and fabulous shopping districts.

Dreamland Beach, Nusa Lembongan

Snorkelling Nusa Lembongan – Which Dive Site Will You Choose?

Congratulations! You are now knowledgeable in world-renowned dive sites in Nusa Lembongan as well as picturesque beaches for avid Instagrammers.

What do you plan to do with your newfound knowledge of snorkelling Nusa Lembongan?

That is what Luxury Bali Tours is here for. We are here to discuss with you what exotic excursions suit your personality traits more whether it be stand-up paddle boarding or sunbathing with a Mai Tai in your hand and a book in the other. Either way, we are here to make your vacation experience as personable as possible.

You might ask yourself “What are Luxury Bali Tours”?

We are an independent, high-class travel agency seeking to augment our clients’ expectations when it comes to exotic vacations and adventurous expeditions in the jungle. In other words, our number one priority is our clients. What differentiates us from other travel agencies is the fact that we won’t recommend something if we haven’t tried it ourselves yet.

Our itinerary options range from tours on islands such as the Gili Islands, Lombok, Flores, Komodo, East Jave and the Bali “sister islands”- Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Lembongan. Even if you choose to spend your vacation on either one island or multiple islands, anything is possible with us. All you have to is contact us to let us know what you genuinely desire and what you want to manifest during your tropical island getaway.

Contact Luxury Bali Tours today to choose what snorkelling sites and beaches you wish to visit when you book your trip to Nusa Lembongan.

 

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