About Manta Point

The most popular dive spot off the southernmost shore of Nusa Penida Island is Manta Point. It is named as one of the main dive sites in Bali where you can spot manta rays. These manta rays are visible on almost every dive, and along with them, one can see spotted stingrays and nurse sharks. You can find a variety of tropical reef fish in Bali. Very often one can see big pelagic species such as manta ray, oceanic sunfish and nurse sharks. Large aggregations of blue spotted stingrays can also be witnessed in most of the dives. At around 10 meters within the protected bay, manta rays freely roam and feed in the plankton-rich waters while enjoying the symbiotic company of cleaner wrasses who rid their bodies of parasites. The place is a limitless zone of unveiling the untold wonders of the glorious aquatic world.

Must See

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Observe these magnificent manta rays at certain locations
  • The attraction is also famous for water sports
  • Sightseeing immense variety of amazing manta rays

How to reach

From Denpasar city, you need to take a taxi, it's 11.5 km away and will take 20 minutes to reach via JL. by Pass Ngurah Rai road

If you go there walking then it's 11.5 km from the city and it will take 1 hour to reach.

If you go there by bike then it's 11.5 km and it will take 20 min to reach. It will take another 60 mins by speedboat to the Manta point and the manta rays' cleaning station.

Tips

  • Expect large crowds of people swimming rapidly to find manta rays.
  • The feeding and cleaning points on the reef attract many manta rays and you can see them up close.
  • The reef itself is very colorful so you can enjoy the sights well.
  • Take a 30-minute ride from Sun Island Resort in South Ari Atoll to the Manta and Whale Shark point.
  • Most of the time some manta rays make an appearance, but you may have to wait a while.
  • In 30-40mins, you will be able to see 15 or more manta rays swimming around in spite of being surrounded with a pack of divers.
  • There are also many moray eels hiding in the corals. They are colorful fish too!
  • This is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and only allows snorkeling, not for other purposes.
  • It's important to go at the correct stage of the tide and the right time of year.
  • The right time of the year is May-November during the West Monsoon.
  • You must wear a swimming costume.

Visit Time

Sunday:        9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:          9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

10 min

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adult: IDR 250000

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

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