Diving day in Nusa Penida and Bali

Whether you want to discover the wonders of scuba diving, develop your diving skills or simply explore the Marine Protected Area of ​​Nusa Penida, Warnakali will have you covered.

Here you will find all the information on the progress of our recreational dives with certified divers: the course of the day, the schedules, the dive sites in Nusa Penida and Bali. Do not hesitate to use the contact form for more information, and to book the stay you want.

As part of our programs, we are accompanied by all the safety equipment necessary for the practice of scuba diving, namely oxygen, first aid kit, means of communication.

Are you tempted by diving in Nusa Penida, Bali ? Here you will find all the practical information on how your diving day will unfold with the Warnakali diving center. Some of Bali’s best scuba diving sites are indeed around Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. These three islands, located in the south-east of Bali, can be reached in 45 minutes from Bali. But you will enjoy it more if you depart directly from Nusa Penida .

A driver will pick you up from your hotel to accompany you to Toyapakeh, where our Buraq 3 boat is located. All your equipment is already equipped on board the boat, with the sizes that you will have communicated to us the day before. You can also reach us directly at our Toyapakeh toko, if you prefer. After a little coffee to get to know each other, we set off on an adventure for this day or half day of diving.

The choice of diving sites is made according to the sea conditions as well as the desires and experience of each.

Choice of: 2 or 3 dives, Nitrox, night dive

We schedule 2 dives, in the morning or afternoon, or 3 for a full day. A night dive is also possible. The Nitrox diving is optional, as well as diving with tanks of 15 liters or junior tanks. Our center and its instructors are also trained in adaptive diving with divers with disabilities. 

The meeting time depends on the tide times and the program of the day. But we usually leave in the morning around 8 am to arrive on site before the other boats coming from Sanur. In this case the return to Toyapakeh is usually around 1pm. In time to take a boat back to Sanur or to the Gili if this is your last day. Or to take advantage of the afternoon to visit the island of Nusa Penida .

After signing the log books, our driver will take you back to your hotel. With images and colors in your eyes!


Our playground is a fifty of dive sites at Nusa Penida . So there really is something for all tastes and all colors ! Here are the main sites.

The two iconic dive sites of Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay where divers from all over the world come to meet the famous Mola Mola and Manta Point with its Manta ray cleaning stations .

The drift dives of the north coast of Nusa Penida: Ped, SD, Sental, Buyuk and Tugu which form an extremely vast coral plateau.

The sites along the Nusa Penida channel, with sometimes strong currents , but full of life: Toyapakeh, just below the Warnakali diving center, Gamat Bay, a vast  shallow coral plateau , extended by a wall that descends to 40 meters , Amok, a technical but intense dive , below the eponymous sunset bar and Ceningan Wall, a wall rich in color that always holds many surprises in the blue .

On the north coast of Nusa Lembongan: Mangrove, a dive site is extremely complete and diverse and Blue Corner , a dive into the blue where you can meet pelagic animals.

And finally on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida: more technical sites including the legendary Batu Bolong with its abundant life and its aquatic ballets of sharks, rays and Mola Mola! 


In addition to the dive sites of Nusa Penida, there are two options for diving in Bali with Warnakali.

Or during a day of 3 dives on the Gili Islands of Padang Bay, three small islets off Bali, in front of Candi Dasa: Gili Biaha , Gili Tepekong and Gili Mimpang . A special day rich in emotions and sharing.

We also organize dives in Tulamben under special circumstances . For example during diving safaris or long training courses.

The dive sites of Nusa Penida are varied enough to be able to offer exceptional moments to all divers. Whatever their level .

Most sites have setups that also accommodate different levels of experience. We nevertheless aim to build teams of a uniform level . There will be a maximum of 4 divers per group. The first scuba dives will remain for example on the plateau of Manta Point or Gamat Bay less than 12 meters deep. While certified and more experienced divers will explore the deeper wall. The gentle slope of the sites on the north coast also makes it possible to adapt the depth of the dive and to vary the pleasures. 

However, some sites require a very good level of diving, such as Batu Bolong. We therefore only go there for special occasions .

Training sessions and baptisms in the swimming pool generally take place in the afternoon. We therefore prefer dives in the morning. With a return at the end of the morning or at the beginning of the afternoon in case of a day of 3 dives, or even at the end of the afternoon in case of a trip to the Gili of Padang Bay. We also sometimes do 2 dives in the morning and 2 dives in the afternoon. In the case of the night dive, the departure will be around 6 p.m. so as to take advantage of the launch at sunset. It is magic !

Typical schedules 

  • pick-up at the hotel: 7:30 a.m.
  • departure from the port: 8:15 am
  • first dive around 9 am (depending on the site)
  • surface interval with coffee or tea and fruit salad
  • second dive around 11:30 am
  • return to the port around 1 p.m.
  • return to the hotel around 1:30 p.m.

The times may however vary depending on the tide times, depending on the sites or your constraints. If you have a boat to take to Bali or the Gili Islands, for example, we can keep your luggage in the toko and bring you back in time to catch your boat. 


We have adapted our prices (downward) and our conditions (more flexible) during this somewhat exceptional period linked to the coronavirus crisis. The price of a diving day consisting of two recreational dives in Nusa Penida is 1.2 million rupees (75 € two dives in Nusa Penida for an exchange rate of 1 € = 16,000 rupees). The 20% deposit to be paid on booking will be refundable in the event of cancellation of your flight due to the coronavirus.

The price of the diving day includes:

  • both recreational dives with an experienced French or English-speaking guide
  • rental of full equipment (ScubaPro stabilizer vest, 5 mm wetsuit, boots, mask, fins, weight belt, 12 aluminum tank 12 liters)
  • transport to the dive sites of Nusa Penida by speedboat , with oxygen, radios and safety equipment on board
  • PADI insurance
  • snack on board : tea, coffee, fresh fruit salad from Nusa Penida and lunch in case of a day 3 dives

Discounts are offered:

  • if you have your own diving equipment 
  • for packs of 5, 10 or 20 dives (contact us)
  • for diving packs + Warnakali hotel

Optional on request (with supplement):

  • diving on Manta Point (45 minutes of navigation): 150,000 rupees per person (minimum 3 people)
  • special dives (Batu Bolong, Gili de Padang Bay)
  • the third dive
  • Nitrox
  • 15 liter tank
  • night diving
  • the pick-up and drop of at your hotel in Nusa Penida

If you have specific questions, please contact us or book by clicking on this button!

Read the reviews of other divers!

Warnakali has received over 300 outstanding reviews from divers around the world who have initiated, trained or dived with us. Read them, it will surely make you want to join them!

Here are the latest comments from happy divers:

Everything is perfect !!!! Very good diving center, good atmosphere in complete safety. The sites are superb and Yann has an eye for large (mantas) and very small animals (Zanzibar prawns). Thank you for the guidance and all the explanations on marine life. All that's missing is the souvenir video to get the 6th star 😉. Thank you and we hope to see you next time. Timothée, Valentin, Célian, Cynthia and Arnaud.

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Awesome! Great dive center, equipment in very good condition, awesome baptism pool. The team is great, I loved it. Thank you so much ! I will come back ! Clothilde.

Great experience for my son My 16 year old son was able to do 4 dives in 2 days with Yann and his team. He spent 2 wonderful days thanks to the quality supervision and the communicative passion of the instructors. I recommend Warnakali without hesitation! Philippe.

Diving and snorkeling It was an unforgettable experience. We had wonderful moments both thanks to the beauty of the seabed but also by the super pleasant and reassuring atmosphere that there was within the team. Thanks again 😉 Jb and Katy

Take care! I dived three days at Warnakali. A day with Yann and the other two with Loïc. Both make sure divers are well equipped, give good briefings before dives and check sea conditions before jumping and change sites as needed. But above all, they make sure that our dives are fun: endlessly, they study the behaviors of the fish to find the small or big something special to amaze us. In my case, I would have been dazzled by a whale shark less than a meter from me! The center is large and clean. The exercise pool has the most amazing view I have ever seen in five and a half years of diving. I saw Yann give an Open Water course and it was beautiful to see. He was very attentive to his student and looked at him proudly after each dive. I would recommend him as an instructor to all my friends without any concerns. Steph

Scuba diving If you are looking for a great dive center, this is the right one, great welcome, great team, my favorite instructor, Lander😉 Célia and Yann top, they made me discover great sites, thank you again. See you soon, I hope .. Nicolas

The right address for diving! You already have such glowing opinions that we will not repeat everything 😊. Just a big thank you to Célia and Lander as well as to all the staff for their welcome. Take care! It s pro, it s cool, it s safety. Beginners or experienced with eyes closed to go, on the other hand, you have to open them under water! Sandrine

Best dive with friends The best diving spot in Nusa Penida, thank you to Yann and his team for the welcome, their kindness and above all the unique diving we experienced together. It was really crazy to see a life size aquarium like this during our dive. It will remain by far our best memory of vacations in Indonesia. See you very soon guys for new adventures "in the bubbles". Jon

WARNAKALI: GO FOR IT! I can only advise you to go diving with this center! First of all, the welcome is excellent and this is done in a magnificent setting: thank you Celia for taking the time to receive us, and to answer all our questions. Know that they can organize the pick up at your hotel. One morning and two dives! Wonderful spots, giant aquariums with on the menu: turtles, moray eels, triggerfish, nudibranchs… Thanks to my instructor Lander who was very attentive, professional and reassuring. Very good atmosphere on board: fruit salad, tea, music! Thanks again to the whole team ! Lea

Just perfect ! Thanks to Celia for her welcome and to Lander our super instructor for this wonderful dive! What can we say except that we had a wonderful morning with a great team (both French and Indonesian staff)! A first drift dive for me, an experience to live, superb corals, a varied fauna… In short, you can go there with your eyes closed! Dawn

A very professional and friendly center! We came as a couple to Nusa Penida for diving and snorkeling and we did 2 days with the Warnakali center following the advice of French-speaking divers. We did not regret our choice! The whole team is TOP, professional and friendly and we had a great time underwater and on the water! Thanks to Yann, Celia, Yuda, Bibi and the whole team! Isabelle and Philippe

Perfect dives For 2 years that I had not practiced diving, reconnecting with the funds was an unforgettable experience. The team is reassuring, very professional, on the boat no apprehension and in the water a paternal follow-up! It should also be noted that the dives are particularly beautiful, varied, astonishing. I recommend this club for all these reasons and I am going back tomorrow. Note that the training center is off the start area. It is just fantastic, I have never seen a sea view infinity pool for beginners! And the adjoining restaurant is worth a detour. Purely a delight. Betty

Great diving !! Baptism in the waters of Nusa Penida in the company of Marion, Lander and Yuda! We dived at two different sites with a little break at sea in between. The team is very welcoming, smiling, professional and easily builds confidence. Beautiful moments shared with them, but also with 3 turtles! I recommend 10,000%! 👍🏻 Elodie

Dives in Nusa Penida 3 beautiful dives with our children. The accompaniment of our dive guide, Célia, was perfect. Thank you very much for these beautiful moments 😉 Fabienne

Unbelievable! Thank you to the entire Warnakali team for the welcome, the quality of the dives and especially all the good humor they are endowed with. A special big thank you to Mia who took care of my one year old princess while mom immersed herself in the deep blue. Five stars ✨ Mélanie

Amazing moment We came to do our first dive with my boyfriend and ended up staying one more day to do 2 more dives to see the majestic mantas! The team is at the top, both on the site with the swimming pool and on the boat for the dives! The sites visited were amazing and we were able to observe many species! Special dedication to Celia our instructor who immediately put us at ease and made incredible memories of her moments 😉 We highly recommend! See you soon for more bubbles 🐠🐙 Natacha

Honeymoon On a honeymoon, N3 with a little over 100 logbook dives, my wife and I did 7 fun dives in 3 days with Célia. Great experience !! Great drifters, great night diving and great atmosphere on the boat with the rest of the French speaking team. We really felt taken care of by Célia, from booking the dives to managing our own equipment. Thank you to her, thank you to the team and to the sailors. Very nice dives guaranteed. Florian & Styria

Top dives I was able to dive with Yann last summer to explode and my partner 2 baptisms. It was really great ! The service is really good, it is not a “diver factory” like other centers. Maybe a little more expensive than elsewhere but well worth it. And the diving spots are magnificent! Yann knows the area well and will make sure that your outings are safe. He can also send someone to pick you up from where you are on the island. In short, go for it! Good bubbles 👌 Florent

Perfect A super serious team, the best supervision I have had in a diving center and above all: A GOOD ATMOSPHERE. We had an open water and Advanced with Célia and Yann in complete safety on incredible sites. On the program: Manta, Turtles, Bamboo Shark, Napoleon, Moray, striped knitting and more. Thank you ! Paula

A magnificent dive We really enjoyed diving with Yann and his whole team! Diving in small groups which is very popular, such as the break with the delicious fruit salad with local honey and small cakes. Caring and attentive team to allow you to enjoy 100% of your dive 😁 👌 Yoan

Unbelievable! Professional and friendly team. Top dives. Formula 2 dives in the morning practice for Nusa Penida. Yann knows the funds like his pocket. A special thank you to Loïc who sees the Mantas in the blue 5 seconds before they really appear! 😳 Thank you to the whole team 🙏

A magnificent dive We really enjoyed diving with Yann and his whole team! Diving in small groups which is very popular, such as the break with the delicious fruit salad with local honey and small cakes. Caring and attentive team to allow you to enjoy 100% of your dive 😁 👌 Yoan

Two incredible dives !!! My two dives with this club were more extraordinary than the other! Lots of turtles during the first and even more manta rays during the second… in short, an unforgettable moment. I was very well received by Yann and his team, Loïc and Célia. The equipment is in good condition, the brief clear and the fruit salad served at the delicious break… Do not hesitate any longer! Lucy

Dives as we dream of it! A huge thank you to Yann for making us dream during these 3 dives! Everything was perfect ❤️! We were able to discover the wonders of the underwater environment of Nusa Penida! It was a dream to dive with 30 Manta! Thank you again 🙏 Louise

Unforgettable Thank you Yann for allowing me to make one of my dreams come true: to see a manta ray (and even several) and many other beautiful things. Dive in a small group and with confidence. The local fruit salad between the 2 dives was just perfect. I highly recommend. Camille

Unforgettable dive Two superb dives, the first to see Manta Rays (about ten) and the second while drifting to admire the coral and the different species of fish. Excellent service, not a bottle to carry. Someone picks you up from your hotel and drops you there after the dives. To do and redo. Geoffrey

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