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Manta Point, Denpasar, Bali Overview

Manta Point is one of the most beautiful and the best diving sites in the country to witness the exotic marine life such as manta rays in their natural habitat. Located in Nusa Penida, Denpasar City, Bali Indonesia, this islands is just a 30 minute ride on a boat into the middle of the sea.

This is a once in a lifetime experience, to see the manta rays, sharks, spotted stingrays and other endemic aquatic animals. Not only is does the island hold its own beauty, but the scenery and serenity of the place, along with the sparsely crowded location adds more to it. Whether you love diving, or are new to it, you will surely love every bit of the experience.

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Diving Spots

Manta Point 1: The deeper diving location of the two points, it is an area that consists of limestone cliffs. a little deeper is the cleaning station where the manta rays and other animals are checked for hygiene.

Manta Point 2: This is the shallow location. it is suitable for snorkelling.

Diving Opportunities

There are multiple tour companies and also local agencies who provides this diving services at the location. At a very affordable price they will pick you up from your hotel to the nearest ferry station and then directly to the Manta Point, where you can see these majestic creatures.

Depending on your preference, you can dive for varying amounts of time. Some tour companies also offer complimentary lunch at sea.

Tips

1) If you get sea sick very easily then this ride is not for you.

2) Do not try to get too close to this manta rays even though they are harmless. Taking precautions are better.

3) The currents in the water are pretty strong and unpredictable so spotting a manta ray is not 100% guaranteed but still there are high chances that you might

4) The minimum depth they will take you is 10 -15 metres. So if you are a beginner or inexperienced this ride is not recommended.

5) Stay close to other divers, and do not swim too far away from your boat out of curiosity

6) Don’t underestimate a comfortable swimsuit. A suit too tight might suffocate you under water, while a too loose suit will not let you swim swiftly.

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