5 Reasons to Freedive on Nusa Penida

Freediving and Snorkeling with Manta Rays on Nusa Penida

Located just 12 kilometers away from Bali, Indonesia, the lush green island of Nusa Penida is less crowded and less famous. But whether you’re just taking your first steps into freediving or are already an experienced freediver, Nusa Penida can offer something irresistible for you, and here’s what:

1. Warm water and amazing visibility

The welcoming waters of Nusa Penida are 27-30°, and the visibility can reach up to 30 meters. Feeling comfortable and warm makes for the best experience, whether you come to fundive and take cool underwater photos, take your first course in freediving, or train for your next competition.

Freediving in Nusa Penida

2. Lush marine life

Freediving doesn’t have to be just training first of all, it can and should be fun! On Nusa Penida, you can clearly see what you’re learning the skill for, as the island boasts of a marine life that is especially rich, vibrant, and easily accessible. So grab your mask and fins and explore magical coral reefs and colorful fishes, freedive with green and hawksbill sea turtles, or take a trip to meet majestic manta rays — highly intelligent, highly threatened, and the largest rays in the world!

Marine Life of Nusa Penida

3. Great conditions all year round

Some freediving meccas like Kas or Dahab have a high season, after which the water gets colder and chilling winds rise. But a “season” is not a thing on Nusa Penida. No matter whether you come in June or March, the blessed island greets you with clear water and warm weather, the underwater world just as bright and coconuts just as sweet. And Nusa Penida divers use them to the full!

Freediving Conditions in Nusa Penida

4. Active and friendly community

For reasons we’ve just listed, Nusa Penida attracts thousands of divers, freedivers, and general sea lovers from all over the world, which means you’ll never feel lonely. You can always find a buddy to train with and a company to discuss your latest achievements, personal records, and freediving techniques. Going on exciting freediving or snorkeling trips to explore the reefs is much more fun together, too!

5. Short distance to Bali

Quiet and peaceful Penida is nevertheless not in the middle of nowhere. If you want to go shopping, dance in a club, see a doctor, or watch the latest movie hit on the big screen, Bali has it all and is just a 40-minute speedboat ride away. There are also large dive stores where you can buy any equipment, from nose clips and masks to carbon fins and wetsuits, at an affordable price.

Nusa Penida