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Sanur, Indonesia Snorkeling

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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 or wait directly at the ferry office (depending on the option selected), 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 on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as 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 beachside 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.  

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

2. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

3. East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

Enjoy the idyllic landscapes of and gorgeous beaches on this day trip in an airconditioned car. Snorkel through schools of colorful fish in the Blue Lagoon, swim in the crisp water of the Tegenungan Waterfal, and visit the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon.  After pick-up, you’ll continue to Tanjung Jepun and Blue Lagoon for snorkeling sessions with an expert instructor. Glide above the vibrant coral reefs and keep an eye out for reef sharks, sea turtles, lion fish, and squid. Stop at the Tegenungan Waterfall, a short distance from Ubud. Get up close to the waterfall, swim in the water below it, and cool off from the tropical sunshine before continuing on to the hidden canyon in Sukawati. Reach the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon where imposing walls were shaped by the river over thousands of years. Hike along the river before jumping into the water. Rest up after your full-day adventure on the return trip to your accommodation.

Bali: Full-Day Snorkeling Trip to Nusa Penida & Manta Point

4. Bali: Full-Day Snorkeling Trip to Nusa Penida & Manta Point

Nusa Penida is a perfect spot for snorkeling and exploring marine life as you’ll see on this trip. Spot the ocean sunfish, or mola mola, and the great manta rays on some of the most amazing drift dives in Indonesia. Board the boat at Sanur Beach for the ride to Nusa Penida and your first snorkeling session of the day at Manta Point. Marvel at the majestic manta rays, which grow up to 6 meters in length. Take some time to enjoy a swim or to relax on the boat, before your second snorkeling session. Afterwards, savor a delicious lunch on the boat. Return to Nusa Penida Island after your day of exploring the colorful underwater world.

Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Day Trip

5. Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Day Trip

Benefit from morning pick-up from your hotel in southern Bali, and journey by air-conditioned bus to the dive office in Sanur. Continue to the coastal resort of Padangbai to collect your snorkeling gear, and board a traditional boat to embark on your snorkeling adventure. Sail to the Blue Lagoon, approximately 5 minutes from Padangbai. Then, dive into the inviting waters to experience the striking landscapes and stunning marine life just below the surface. Proceed to the day's second snorkel site to continue with the fun! At the end of your snorkeling odyssey, head back to shore for an included lunch. Feast on Indonesian food and enjoy the laid-back vibe of Padangbai before getting dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day.

East Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Amed

6. East Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Amed

Benefit from morning pick-up from your hotel and journey by air-conditioned bus to the dive center in Sanur. Continue to the coastal resort of Amed to collect your snorkeling gear, and board a traditional boat to embark on your snorkeling adventure. Amed is a small village clustered around a single road that circles the sheltered bay. This calm bay has little in the way of current and the snorkeling sites are reached directly from the beach. Amed or Jemeluk Bay is home to yet more of the incredibly diverse marine life that makes Bali snorkeling a real treat. Expect to find Parrot Fish, Angel Fish, Bat Fish, Moorish Idols, Snappers and so much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a Green Turtle or a Small Reef Shark. At the end of your snorkeling odyssey, head back to shore for a delicous lunch. Feast on Indonesian food and enjoy the laid-back vibe of Amed before getting dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. 

Nusa Penida Bali Full-Day Experienced Dive

7. Nusa Penida Bali Full-Day Experienced Dive

Scuba dive in Nusa Penida off the tropical island of Bali on this 7-hour adventure for certified divers who have already taken a minimum of 15 dives. The program includes lunch, and hotel pick-up and transfers to the dive center. Once you’ve filled out your PADI registration and checked your equipment, you will hop on a speed boat at Sanur’s Semawang Beach. Speed over the Lombok Strait to the tiny island and bird sanctuary of Nusa Penida, and dive in crystal clear waters among stunning coral formations. Look out for manta rays and sunfish in season. Enjoy a second dive in the calm waters of Crystal Bay, home to batfish and bright orange anthiinae. Alternative dive sites, such as Mushroom Bay or Mangrove, may be picked, depending on the current and conditions. Look out for visiting sharks, sea snakes, turtle, and pelagic fish.

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What people are saying about Sanur, Indonesia

It was very well organized and went smoothly despite the large number of participants. The staff were very friendly and looked after my 9 year old daughter very well. His name is Ali. The snorkeling point was a sea that felt threatened by nature, but I really enjoyed it.

Such an amazing experience, all the staff involved were so friendly and welcoming. 10/10 day. Picked up on time from the hotel, snorkelling, waterfall visit, lunch then canyoning. Brilliant

Great trip, was very well organized. Additional info, the excursion includes lunch and a canoe trip! Very nice and helpful guides

Trip was awesome, heaps covered in a day. Agung was great, very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Eddie was the best driver, very helpful, and so friendly! :)