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    Nusa Penida Island, the Best Scuba Diving Destination



    There are some neighboring islands near to Bali. There are 3 most famous, located around 20 km away from Bali to the south-east known as Nusa Penida Island, Nusa Ceningan Island and Nusa Lembongan Island. Each of these Islands shares their own unique tourism destination and arts. For many peoples, these three Islands might not be recognized as parts of Baliís district. Somehow, they give a great contribution to the tourism development in Bali area. Among these three islands, Nusa Penida Island is the largest one, and also well known as the best destination for scuba diving. Although the two others islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan is located separated, they're still administratively belong to the Nusa Penida area. Administratively, the islands is a district of Klungkung regency. The Badung Strait separates the islands and Bali.

    In this archipelago, specially Nusa Penida Island, you will find beautiful pure beaches and some conservation places protecting plants, birds, and also turtle. When you are diving in Nusa Penida Island, you will likely to see the large pelagic, such as Manta Rayís (Manta Birostris) at some locations and Mola Mola (Oceanic Sunfish). If you get lucky, you will sometimes see the whale-shark too.

    How to get there:
    If you want to go to Nusa Penida Island from Bali, the easiest and cheapest way, if you go from the capital, Denpasar is by getting to the Sanur beach and using some traditional public boat called 'jukung'. Jukung will cost you maximum around IDR. 40.000 and it will take around 90 minutes to reach Nusa Penida.

    There's another option you can take if you go from Sanur. You can also take some speed boat which is a lot more expensive than jukung but also a lot more faster. If you want to travel with your own car/ motorbike to Nusa Penida (please noticed its only for Nusa Penida, not Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan) you can go Padang bay (on the east part of Bali,an hour drive from Denpasar) to take a ferry boat (Kapal Ro-Ro and Kapal Re-Re).

    This boat will take you crossing the Badung Strait, and the trip will take around one hour to get to the Toya Pakeh Harbor in Nusa Penida Island. Beside from Padang Bay and Sanur, you can also take some jukung from Kusamba. There are public boats from from Sanur, Kusamba or Padang Bai in East Bali.



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