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Dive Review of Pure Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Nusa Penida

Pure Dive Resort: "Surprisingly good reef diving, consistent manta sightings", Aug, 2022,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 12034.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I visited Nusa Penida solely to see Mola Molas, which are seasonal & appear only during late winter/ early spring as they inhabit colder water (< 20 degrees C / 70 degree F). Regrettably no Mola Molas in my 3 days at Nusa Penida, due to water temps > 20 Deg C. This may have been a natural variation, but I suspect might be due to global warming. I did however dive Manta Bay on the south side of Nusa Penida Island on all 3 days, & saw Mantas on all 3 occasions. There is a quite shallow cleaning station 5-6 meters / 15-18 feet, saw up to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Lembeh, Manado, Ambon) Cocos Islands, Mexico (Cozumel & Soccorros) Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan, Philippines, Hawaii (Kona, Maui)
Closest Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar Getting There Nusa Penida island can only be accessed via a fast ferry from Sanur beach, on the Bali mainland. When I say Sanur beach, I mean an actual beach...there is no dock facility, passengers must wade through knee deep water to embark / disembark the ferry. This is particularly challenging at low tide, on account of rocks & stones under the water. Passengers are asked to remove shoes for this, making for an uncomfortable wade to / from the boat. Do not wear trousers / long pants here!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 23-27°C / 73-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The usual, no deco diving, no solo diving etc.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I can't comment too much as I didn't have a camera. No fresh water rinse tanks on the dive boat though. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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