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Bali Dive Sites: Nusa Penida – Sental, PED, SD
Nusa Penida Dive Sites – Sental, PED, SD
Sental, PED, SD
These three sites are located on the coral reef that runs the length of Nusa Penida’s north coast and offer great drift diving. The reef has a lot of soft corals, and also many kinds of fish, such as Moorish idols, sweetlips, lionfish, moray eels, scorpionfish, White-tip reef sharks and Napoleon wrasse.
The reef (3-25m) is mainly a steep slope with flattened (by the current) Barrel sponges and, at Ped, areas of Staghorn coral with some stretches of deep wall (particularly between Ped and Sental). Visibility is usually 18-30m.
Around 20-25m on this slope there is a good chance of seeing large pelagics (ocean-going fish) eg: Manta and Eagle rays, White-tip and Black-tip reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, and even Mola-Mola, due to the currents.
Particularly at SD, as the coral starts at 3m, it is possible – current permitting – to snorkel. During your surface interval, in season, it can be fun to watch the seaweed farmers working their ‘patch’.