Bali Travelogue - Day 3 - Diving: Nusa Penida

by Morgan Deegan April. 08, 2019 390 views

Diving day. Gear prepared the day before. Pickup at 7am. We drive ups to Padang Bai to connect with the other divers for the day and head to Nusa Penida.

First dive is at Crystal Bay. It is not the season for Mola-Mola, but we are hopeful to be lucky, and we are. A Mola-Mola makes an appearance at 100 feet. I am excited, It is the first time I have gotten to encounter one. This dive had lots of beauties.... Eels, Mola-Mola, and a Turtle.

Next up, Manta Point... And it did not disappoint. Back roll off the boat and decent, I look around and discover myself directly above a Manta. They are so much fun to watch....

Dive gear all ready to go

Dive gear all ready to go

Local Oldster maintaining the shrine and setting the mornings offering

Local Oldster maintaining the shrine and setting the mornings offering

Passing the parking lot at Goa Lowah temple... will be back another day.

Passing the parking lot at Goa Lowah temple... will be back another day.

The Dive Operator

The Dive Operator

Restaurant making our lunch to take on the boat.

Restaurant making our lunch to take on the boat.

Padang Bai and the boats

Padang Bai and the boats

Leaving the mainland with a view of Mt. Agung, an active volcano.

Leaving the mainland with a view of Mt. Agung, an active volcano.

The intrepid adventurer...

The intrepid adventurer...

Fellow diver, Darby, with a view of Crystal Bay, our first dive site where we encounter the Mola-Mola

Fellow diver, Darby, with a view of Crystal Bay, our first dive site where we encounter the Mola-Mola

Fish

Fish

Mr. Eel x2

Mr. Eel x2

Oooo.... look at the shapely calf on that diver....

Oooo.... look at the shapely calf on that diver....

Oh Hai.....

Oh Hai.....

It looks like a snake.... but it is an Eel

It looks like a snake.... but it is an Eel

All the fishies

All the fishies

The Mola-Mola

The Mola-Mola

There are divers in there.... somewhere...

There are divers in there.... somewhere...

TURTLE.... (Squee)

TURTLE.... (Squee)

Second dive... Came down on top of a manta...

Second dive... Came down on top of a manta...

Wow... they are big....

Wow... they are big....

So close to this gentle giant...

So close to this gentle giant...

Ray...

Ray...

Haha.... I got a selfie, with a manta photobomb ...

Haha.... I got a selfie, with a manta photobomb ...

Diver in profile.

Diver in profile.

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Chris Callahan 5 months, 1 week ago

Great pics man!

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Joe Zink 5 months, 1 week ago

What a wonderful series!
#22, what a colorful little guy he is!

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