Located on the west coast between Toyapakeh and Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay is quite small but is one of the few dive sites at Nusa Penida where you don’t have to just ‘go with the flow’ as the bay is quite protected. But, once you head down the steep slope at the mouth, you are again drift diving.
The bottom of Gamat Bay is mostly sand, coral patches and bommies. There is a profusion of colourful soft corals, with gorgonians and hard corals (including table corals) everywhere.
These shallow areas are lovely, full of reef fish, some quite rare, commensals, nudibranchs, and could take your whole dive, particularly if you are a photographer (although it can be surgy). Visibility is usually superb within the bay.
The very rich 10-20m part of the slope also has big bommies that provide some protection from the current. The larger fish life here is fairly diverse with some large specimens of surgeonfish, grouper and unicornfish. Overhangs and a couple of small caves provide resting places for White-tip reef sharks and turtles (also sometimes seen in the bay itself).
Can be a reliable place for sightings of Mola-Mola in season.
Crystal Bay or Penida Bay is the best known dive site in Bali for seeing Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) during the July to mid-November season.
This doesn’t mean it’s the only place to see them – which is good because, in high season, there can be quite a number of boats/divers here with everyone hoping for a glimpse of the elusive Mola-Mola.
Whether for Mola-Mola diving or not, although it can be a little surgy, entry and exit is always done within the shelter of Crystal Bay itself.
You’ll see a large rock isolated on the edge of the bay, marking the edge of the channel. The hard coral reef starts at 5m, has a white sand base, and is covered with anemones and soft corals. Marinelife includes angelfish, sweetlips, frogfish, Banded sea snakes and many Moorish idols. You can also expect to see occasional Wobbegong sharks and Manta rays.
Manta Bay should in fact be called Manta Bays, because the site is a succession of bays surrounded by abrupt cliffs. Certain people would call the bay at the far east, Secret Manta. The bay is shallow, and the Manta are generally visible from the surface, which determines our entry point into the water.
Wall Point is the exotic place for Snorkeling at Nusa Penida – Nowadays the attractions springing up in Bali. Recently being discussed is the island of Nusa Penida. One of the small island of Bali which has a natural charm stunning unspoiled and has not been touched travelers. There is plenty of tour packages to Nusa Penida and a variety of activities that can be done on the island, including Snorkeling.
Many people said that place is similar as Gamat Bay it’s famous for diving activities. It is in Toya Pakeh and has a shallow sea. There you can see the beautiful coral reefs that is passed by the colorful fish. Most of photographers certainly would not miss to take pictures underwater scenery. Wall Point now on, is often choiced for cheap tour packages to Nusa Penida and do the snorkeling activities.Although not as well known as Crystal Bay Beach and also with some other object in Nusa Penida, but now began bustling with visitors. For the Wall Point You do not need much time. Can use a fast boat to Nusa Penida only for 25 minutes.