Diving Buyuk, Nusa Penida
Buyuk dive site
Buyuk dive site is located on the north coast of Nusa Penida, in continuation of Ped, SD point, and Sental dive sites, just before Tugu. These five dives are among the most beautiful drift dives of Bali. Diving Buyuk starts close to the beach. The entry point is just above a very shallow plateau.

The coral reliefs already stand out from the white sand. We will descend along a gentle slope in order to drift according to the currents. Sponges, sea fans, corals and anemones surround us in all directions, as far as the eye can see.

We take full advantage of the film by tracking down orangutan crabs, nudibranchs, Thor shrimps. But we also always keep an eye in the blue, because Mola Mola or fox sharks could surprise us. More rarely, too, a whale shark can silently observe us. To know more about the marine fauna in Bali you can read this guide of Nusa Penida diving.

Wide smiles, stars in the eyes and images full of the head, are therefore always there when leaving this particularly easy and rich dive.

Warnakali dive center Nusa Penida diving PADI Buyuk bali
Pygmy seahorse

Words of our guests diving Buyuk
On the morning of December 31 in Nusa Penida, I was very excited to dive Buyuk dive site, well known for offering great marine life. It’s really my favorite type of diving. The ocean is calm, a small current quietly pushes Yann and myself. We are the only ones diving there today. The conditions are perfect. So, I am amazed by the decor while Yann focuses on the deep blue, looking for a big beast.

Then I suddenly hear him knock on his cylinder to get my attention. I turn around and with surprise, I see this fabulous whale shark less than two meters in front of me, swimming peacefully. This amazing animal allows us to admire him for a little while despite the proximity, then he continues on its way.

What a beautiful and captivating moment ! This dive will certainly be my greatest New Year’s gift of my life. This dive will indeed remain forever engraved in my memory.

Stephanie, December 31, 2019

Nusa Penida diving Whale Shark Warnakali PADI Dive center
Whale Shark diving Nusa Penida


Diving Buyuk Instructor’s best of
Dives in the north will make everyone agree. And especially Buyuk dive site.

Colors and visibility make them essential for your future dives in Nusa Penida. It’s also an ideal way for me to introduce my students to drift diving and surprise them with unusual underwater species. What better way to progress in diving than to combine technical and fun !

Marion OWSI

How to dive Buyuk ?
You can dive Buyuk during a discovery dive with Warnakali or during a PADI certification course with Warnakali dive center or if you are certified during a fun dive with Warnakali.

Buyuk dive site characteristics
Type of dive: Falling, drifting, deep, photography, marine biology, training

Depth: 5 to 40 meters

Required level: All levels

Visibility: 25 to 30 meters

Current: low to moderate

Access: 15 minutes of navigation

Temperatures: 26 to 30 °

Flora: Coral, coral substrate

Fauna: Mola-mola, thresher shark, barracuda, Trevally, antennae, shrimp, crab, Nudibranch

Best time: Diving all year round


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