So, how good are the dive sites around Nusa Penida? Apart from the Mantas at Manta Point and Manta Bay, which are just fab?
Well, there should be Molas in October. Lots of them. I would dearly love to see one, and so Jo took me Mola hunting every day, diving to 30m, but we didn’t see even a pesky little baby Mola. (Not sure if there are baby Molas there at any time, but you get the point.) Others did see single Molas every now and then, never us. Turns out I’m probably a petty good Mola repellent – I’m sure they were there, just staying out of each to annoy me.
But hey, there were some eagle rays. Small turtles. Frogfish. Scorpion fish. Tunas. And the sloping reefs of all the major sites are beautiful, always the deep blue just beyond.
I do like diving here. Even if Jo threatens to glue my hands together to discourage me flapping them wildly around all the time 😉
Date: Sep 24th to Oct 4th, 2016