Our Favourite Marine Life Encounters and Where to Find Them
Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida offer world class diving. We are extremely fortunate to have vibrant, healthy coral reefs and extremely diverse marine life. Our team of experienced PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors are also extremely talented spotters and know exactly where to find some of our favourites! Here are our five favourite marine life species and where to find them…..
Green Sea Turtles at Pura Ped
Everyone loves an encounter with a turtle! When diving Nusa Penida we frequently see both green sea turtles as well as hawksbill turtles. Our best site for seeing a green sea turtle is Pura Ped. At Pura Ped the green sea turtle is often seen resting on the reef – or chowing down on it! Pura Ped also offers incredible coral growth and a host of other marine life species.
Marble Rays at Blue Corner
Marble rays are a huge species of sting ray which take their name from their marbled (grey / black) coloration. Blue Corner is a thrilling dive site where larger species are often spotted. Marble rays are often found at Blue Corner nestled down on the reef and we often get a “fly-by”.
Ribbon Eels at Toyapakeh
Toya Pakeh literally defines the term “living reef”. This site is teeming with fish and the corals are bursting with colour – just like the ribbon eels. Did you know that a ribbon eel is black as a juvenile before transitioning to bright blue and yellow and becoming male? Later in life they transition again to yellow and become female!
Giant Frogfish at Sental
Frogfish have a habit of hiding in plain site – they rely on their camouflage to remain undetected. The key to finding frogfish when diving Nusa Penida is an excellent Divemaster! Frogfish are ferocious hunters which attract prey with a rod and lure appendage on their heads. Once the prey gets within striking distance the frogfish will launch it’s attack and devour their victim whole!
Humpnose Unicornfish at Sampalan
The humpnose unicornfish is one of the strangest looking fish found when diving Nusa Penida. It takes it’s name from the “horn” on the top of it’s head which resembles the horn of a unicorn. Sampalan’s rich reefs and waters mean that we often see this species in large schools – it’s quite a sight.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida have something to offer everyone. If you’d like to take a PADI course while you are here we have onsite training pools and you’ll be blown away by the reefs and marine life. Imagine drifting over stunning reefs and surrounded by fish – it’s all possible!
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