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Dive the vibrant reefs of Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida, where something mystical awaits. Enjoy manta ray encounters year-round, but time your tropical escape for other big marine life sightings, including mola mola.

BIG in Bali a trip idea for divers of all abilities who are looking for a tropical escape with some magnificent marine life.

Spend time on the small island of Nusa Lembongan, which offers a holiday atmosphere and a relaxed pace. A mystical location suitable for divers and non-divers, there’s plenty to discover here.

Daily boat diving includes sites around all three islands with regular visits to Manta Point and Crystal Bay where seasonal visitors include mola mola.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Bali

  2. Day 2: Arrive Bali & transfer to Sanur

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to Sanur for an overnight stay.

  3. Day 3: Speedboat to Nusa Lembongan

    This morning you will be transferred by speedboat to Nusa Lembongan, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation. Check-in for a week long stay. Rest of day at leisure.

  4. Days 4-8 : Dive local sites around Nusa Lembongan

    This morning you begin your dive pack. Spend five days exploring local dive sites including Manta Point and Blue Corner. Your dive pack includes boat diving to get you to the most unique sites the area has to offer. Expect to discover a plethora of marine life on the reef as well as at muck sites. Crystal Bay is a favourite with its colourful corals and chance to see mola mola in season and there’s always something to spot on one of the many drift dive sites around the islands; rays, turtles, ribbon eels, puffer fish, scorpion fish, trigger fish, sweet lips and abundance of reef fish.

  5. Day 9: Day at leisure

    Today, you have plenty of free time to relax, or you may wish to explore the island, start organising your photos, or perhaps enjoy a chat with the locals.

  6. Day 10: Return to Bali & fly back to the UK

    Today you will be transferred back to Bali by speedboat and continue your journey to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 days from £1,345 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Mola mola sightings mid July to late October
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 1 night Bali
    • 7 nights Nusa Lembongan
    • Breakfast daily
    • Transfers
    • 5 days, 10 dive pack
    • Tanks and weights
Featured locations:

Nusa Lembongan & Penida

Away from the main island of Bali are the more secluded gems of Nusa Lembongan, Penida & Ceningan, where you can find some truly exhilarating drift dives. Highlights include manta rays, reefs packed with marine life and seasonal migrations of the rare mola mola.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, hawksbill turtle, reef manta ray, mola mola
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray


Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.

  • Ideal for viewing: mola mola, reef manta ray, pygmy seahorse, ornate ghost pipefish, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Family diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography