The Lombok Strait of eastern Bali, is the first deep water trench directly to the east of the Asian continental shelf. Through this channel flows the greatest volume of tidal water on earth and which can create some powerful currents and roller coaster rides that characterize some of the dive sites. It also means regular visits from large and unusual pelagic fish like the incredible molamola, or sunfish. The strong currents can also clean the water and create fantastic visibility.Experienced divers will enjoy the thrill of the currents around Nusa Penida, beginners will love the simplicity of the locations in Amed and Padang Bai. Muck diving is also popular in Jepun and Seraya and the wreck diving in Tulamben always attracts photographers. There are many rare, smaller animals too such as the Frog Fish, Leaf Scorpion fish, pygmy sea-horse, Ghost Pipefish etc. that make this also interesting for photographers interested in critter diving. Water temperatures vary – though typically 27C, cold thermos-clines during May-October can see temperatures drop to 22C.
Our staff can help arrange for diving/snorkeling trips and for PADI certification with reputed centres in Candidasa.