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Dive Review of Legend Diving Lembongan /Bauna Frangipani in
Indonesia/Nusa Penida, Bali

Legend Diving Lembongan /Bauna Frangipani: "Nusa Penida", Jan, 2017,

by eric williamson, MT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9459.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We stayed at 4 locations during our Bali/ Lombok vacation. All had wonderful diving, but Nusa Penida is the best. The coral and other growth is as healthy and colorful as any we have seen, and the diversity and numbers of reef fish is spectacular. We saw manta rays at manta point and manta bay, with 2-3 meter wing spans. Snappers, groupers, giant and blue trevally, Several species of sweetlips,and large angel and butterfly fish.
They warn you about the currents. Some dives were just an easy drift. On one occassion we were swimming as hard as we could from one coral deflector to the next. The divemaster, Harley, kept his cool and there wasn't any mishap. The divemasters all send up an inflated beacon during the decompression stop and ascent to surface.
We chose Legend Diving only because the shop is located 150 meters from the hotel where we stayed on Nusa Lembongan. We were very happy overall with the staff and service. The boat ride to Manta point can take over a half hour in very choppy seas, but I didn't feel unsafe, and the comfort was adequate. The boat was maxed out with 10 divers the entire week we were at Nusa Lembongan.
The Manta Point dive site had 10-15 boats every day, and was a bit crowded underwater as well, with knuckleheads crowding around the cleaning stations and chasing after the rays when they came swooping by. Other sites with strong currents were not crowded, but the easier places with snorkelling like Crystal Bay and Mangroves had boats just packed in. It is amazing that the dive quality remains so outstanding. The snorkelling is also some of the finest I have experienced in 50 years.
Websites Legend Diving Lembongan   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Chinchorro Banks, Belize, Honduras Bay Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Alaska, GBR, Tasmania, Ningaloo
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There SEA-Taipei-Denpasar

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 23-25°C / 73-77°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-30 M / 82-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Only place that required C cards. Diving in current discussed at length.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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