Penida Island or Nusa Penida is a beautiful island near Bali that located in Klungkung regency. Compared to other attractions, Nusa Penida may not as popular as Kuta beach. However, its natural beauty is no less impressive. The island of Nusa Penida not stand alone but is surrounded by the island of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Penida area dominated by dry area. There are beautiful corals at its sea. To reach this location, tourists can use the ferry service from Sanur beach (about 1 hour drive) or Padang Bai port.
The island of Nusa Penida known for having a good diving and snorkeling. The famous diving area at Penida island namely Manta Point, Batu Lumbung, Batu Meling, Toyapakeh, Malibu Point and others. Manta Point known the best one, but this point has strong winds and waves, so the divers should be careful. However, this location has a remarkable beauty and one of the best honeymoon destinations in Bali. Divers can see the large size marine animals such as nurse sharks, tiger fish, tuna and mackerel. In addition, there are beautifull big rocks or cliff at the seabed too.
In addition to Manta point, there are also Penida Bay diving area. In Penida Bay, divers can experience a lot of beautiful corals. Divers also can meet with a group of big fish. The water was very cold but clear so that the beauty of the sea floor still can be enjoyed. In addition, there is also a bat cave in the end bay.
Diving area in Nusa Penida will provide you an amazing experience. All provide good views of coral reefs and a wide variety of fish. Big fishes, sea turtles, and sometimes Antheases or Molas can be found. Fish that popular in this island are Sunfish and Mola-Mola. Choose the right time when you will dive at every location. Dry season at May until August is the best time to dive. Not every location support for diving activity depend on season and the wind power. Also, each diver should follow instructions from the guide to keep safe. Click here to find and book some accommodation near Nusa Penida.
In Nusa Penida there is also tourist attraction that not less interesting, namely Quicksilver Bali, a cruise ship. With this cruise ship, tourists can enjoy the journey surrounding Nusa Penida from 9 am to 4 pm. On the trip, tourists also treats with various entertainment events. At the middle of journey, this ship will be docked at a bay so tourists can do beach activities such as swimming, diving, or enjoy the submarine tour, banana boat, ocean spa and snorkeling for free. In addition, there are jetski tours and scuba diving that can be enjoyed at additional cost. Not only the beach activity, with Quicksilver Bali, tourists also possible to enjoy the atmosphere of traditional village areas, visit the turtle farm, visit the market, outbound activities and so forth. Click here to read more about Quicksilver Bali.