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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali, and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites of the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beach side lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board or private gondola.  

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What people are saying about Manta Bay

We were lucky enough to see 4 Rays on our day in addition to plenty of fish!!! The areas that the rays are located can be quiet rough so if you a prone to sea sickness it is definitely worth bringing sea sickness medication along. The staff are great, very experienced and friendly - have wonderful first aid training and knowledge of the area. Would definitely recommend!!!!

AMAZING!!! Team did a tremendous job- I had so many laughs, everything gone smoothly, I didn’t have to think of everything-hosted perfectly! Not to mention that I was so lucky to see 3 mantas!!! And Team also did beautiful photos with gopro underwater and tried their best to make sure you like them :) sites were majestic, views- breathtaking, I highly recommend this tour!

We were picked up promptly, everything was done with ease. Picked up from the hotel, C caught the ferry, picked up on the other side and was taken to destination. We saw 2 manta rays within 5 minutes of getting to manta bay. Got back to the hotel with ease also. The staff spoke English very well and were very helpful and polite. Would recommend

Well organised tour! We saw many mantas and beautiful fishes and corals. After snorkelling we had opportunity to take a shower and then had delicious lunch. Kayaking tour after lunch was great too.

We see manta swimming free, the guide friendly and we love the hospitality