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Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida is located 30 minutes off the east coast of Bali, Indonesia. With numerous ferry companies servicing the local islands you can easily be on the island within two hours of your international arrival time at Denpasar airport – Overview Continued
Jason Fondis, owner and manager talks about island life, the diving available around Nusa Penida and the Manta rescue shown above.
Scuba Goat podcast: Episode #3 – Jason Fondis
The majority of nationalities can receive a 30-day visa upon arrival. Please check with the Indonesian embassy within your home country for the latest information. Private car transfer (airport to ferry) can be arranged when booking with Nomadic Scuba.
Diving around Nusa Penida has to be timed with the tide times, as such you are limited to a maximum of 3 dives per day.
You should always be aware of the conditions in which you dive. Nomadic Scuba and Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida have a strong relationship and we know the dive crew very well. Rest assured that the dive team will only take you diving in locations that you are comfortable to do so.
It really depends on what you are wanting out of your trip. We would suggest that August to October holds the colder water so if you are wanting to see Mola Mola this would be a good option. Earlier in the year for warmer water diving and the possibilities of large pelagic fish. Dolphins and smaller sharks are regularly seen year-round.
Not all the time. Manta Point is regularly visited but has to be timed in with the tides and currents to make it a viable option. On days when it is not possible, the dive team will decide on an alternative site for safety reasons.
Yes, the dive boats are specifically designed with the scuba diver in mind and the boat crew are more than willing to assist you when required.
We certainly can advise you. If you fancy linking a visit in with a liveaboard we have plenty of operators that run between Raja and Komodo. Let us know what you would like to see and we will provide you with our experience and advice in helping build your next scuba adventure
“I regularly visit Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida and spend some time with the team. A very comfortable vibe, a feeling of community, awesome dives and some great laughs always combine to make for an excellent experience. This is why Nusa Penida is always my start point when leading guests on Indonesian expeditions, a great way to start any dive adventure.”
– The largest of three islands, with the more commonly known Nusa Lembongan being a very popular dive destination, Nusa Penida is still very much in it’s infancy as a vacation destination. Blue Corner Dive was the 5th dive shop to open on the island a little under 4 years ago and has since been joined by a further 15 dive shops. This should not deter the avid scuba diver as Jason and his team choose their dive sites daily to avoid the madding crowds that may occur during high season. Blue Corner Dive is conveniently situated some 10 minutes by road from one of the main ferry piers which is extremely convenient for arrivals from Bali, and also perfectly situated to be away from the hustle and bustle that a tourist port ushers up.
As mentioned above, our founder, Matt Waters, finds Nusa Penida to be the perfect destination as a bolt-on to any Indonesian expedition he leads. It’s perfectly situated for landing in Asia and acclimatizing, getting over jet-lag and removing any rust from your dive skills, in a friendly, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere prior to heading on to the expedition ahead.
Diving with Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida is exceptionally enjoyable, all dives are co-ordinated around the days tides and as such you can be diving early doors or having a lazy lay-in prior to heading out on their boats. During high season the dive shop runs two boats and the team arrange dive groups to best suit the needs and skills of their guests. Groups are small, nothing more than 4 unless requested and the dive guides are very informative too.
We have to point out that the biodiversity surrounding Nusa Penida is impressive, lots of macro, dolphins, various types of sharks including Threshers and Hammerheads, Mola Mola, Manta’s and even the odd Whale every now and then. You can never be sure what you are going to see when diving Nusa Penida.
Blue Corner do not offer accommodation just yet, however they do have many recommendations and Nomadic Scuba does have the ability to arrange comfortable and affordable accommodation for you too at Ring Sameton Resort Hotel, which Matt uses every time he visits. Let us know when booking if you would like to include a stay at the hotel. Alternatively you can search the web and find plenty on offer.
Whatever you decide, we are sure that you will enjoy your stay at Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida.