A diver’s paradise, world diving at Nusa Lembongan is one of the most beautiful places that Mother Nature has to put forward. In terms of relaxation, there are few places in the world that offer the sense of tranquility then that which is offered by Nusa Lembongan. In this article you will know all about the place Nusa Lembongan, its diving sites and the beauty it holds in store for its explorers. Lying just 20 mile away from Bali, Nusa Lembongan is not a place to be missed.
With the adjacent deep water trenches, the main attraction of Nusa Lembongan is the frequent encounters with the rare Oceanic Sunfish or commonly known as Mola Mola. With large blunt heads and snubbed tails these rare fishes are hard to miss. In 2009 with sighting of endless manta rays and nurse sharks, 2010 is bound to get better. Here are some of the most popular diving sites, some of the animals you may encounter and helpful tips to keep in mind while visiting Nusa Lembongan.
Located on the island northwest point, Toyapakeh is Nusa Lembongan most popular dive site and regarded by many as the best of Nusa Lembongan. There are many attractive coral formations, with soft coral bushes. The fish life in Toyapakeh is excellent with species like Regal Angelfish, Moray eel, Barracuda and Clown fish to admire. The density of hard coral, sponge and fish life is incredible and is a view not to be missed.
Jurassic Point, better known as Blue Point is the reason many come to visit Nusa Lembongan. Blue point is famous for its gorgeous coral reefs and its sightings for exotic fishes including the rare Mola Mola fish (July to September). Apart from this schools of Snappers and Jacks regularly pass by.
While there are plenty of diving sites which, at the right time can be suitable for less experienced divers, those who seek strong currents will also not be disappointed. All divers should be aware that the flow from deep water south of Bali which keeps visibility here good can also make the water rather cold so divers should pack accordingly.
You will find that Nusa Lembongan is a unique and amazing experience. At Nusa Lembongan you will experience, abundance of marine life, drop off walls, coral beds, Manta Rays and of course the Mola Mola fish. Once you have a taste of diving at Nusa Lembongan, you will surely return for more.