Manta Point

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When conditions allow we run trips out to Manta Point. It is an exposed site, so is open to the elements and we need a calm day with small swell to be able to enjoy it fully. The boat ride out to Manta Point is almost as exciting as the dive itself, as it offers divers incredible views of the towering sea cliffs of Nusa Penida with the sun rising behind. Close to the site we pass huge stacks rising out of the water with waves crashing at their base. Manta Point itself is a site which rarely has any current at all but is subjected to swell. The plankton rich waters here attract the mantas all year round, sometimes seven or eight at a time, though even one is a fantastic sight. We rarely dive more than 15m deep and certainly mantas are the main priority as the coral and visibility here are not as good as elsewhere. Besides the mantas, bamboo sharks and blue spotted stingrays are regularly sighted at Manta Point and occasionally there are so many of them it can seem the sea bed is actually moving!

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