Nusa Penida is a stunning island off the east coast of Bali– one look at the dazzling cliffs, hidden coves and secret beaches, and you’ll think you’ve stumbled into a spectacular island paradise. Each time I visit I am blown away by the location, the people, and the diving. This location benefits from several powerful currents that bring nutrient-rich waters, which support a vast array of marine biodiversity and reef growth.
In my opinion, Nusa Penida is the next up-and-coming dive location in the region. I say that loosely, as it is already well-known for its diving and in particular, diving with mantas at Manta Point. But this is not yet reflected in the number of travellers to the island; and neighbouring islands like Nusa Lembongan tend to be more well known. In the last few years, Nusa Penida has had a build and growth spurt with a number of dive shops opening up as well as hotels, hostels, homestays and restaurants.
My good buddy Jason Fondis, co-owner and manager of Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida was the first guest to record a Scuba GOAT podcast episode back in 2020, against a backdrop of remote connection issues! Today I join him on location, at the dive shop, to catch up and see what has been occurring over the last two years at Blue Corner Nusa Penida.
Blue Corner Dive Nusa Penida is one of the three locations under the Blue Corner umbrella. HQ is located just a 10-minute ferry ride away on Nusa Lembongan and the third location is situated on the northwestern coast of Bali, Menjangan. Specialists in PADI training from Open Water through to professional certifications, the Blue Corner team are a fantastic bunch and I would recommend diving with them at any of their awesome locations.
If you are considering a trip to Nusa Penida and would like advice on how to get there, which hotel to use, and booking your diving then get in touch with me directly and I can arrange an entire package for you.