Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful small (8 square km) island located off the south-east coast of Bali, close to neighbouring islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan, just a 25 minute journey by speedboat. If you are after a quiet, laid back island vibes with stunning crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches, away from the hustle of mainland Bali, then look no further!
Until recently, Nusa Lembongan was famous for the seaweed farming trade, however with the steady rise of tourism, the island is becoming more upmarket with boutiques, spas, beach front restaurant and hotels, with still a friendly local village atmosphere.
Whilst the island is a perfect place to relax; it is full of adventure with world famous surf breaks, incredible diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and cliff jumping – you name it, there is something for everyone!
We do not have packages that include accommodation with your diving. We specialise in the art of Scuba Diving. However, we are only too happy to make recommendations for all levels of comfort in the local area.
Roctopus Dive Lembongan is located in the Mega Cottage Resort, Jungut Batu.
Mega Cottage is a local family run business, which has has eight bungalow style accommodation. The resort is perfectly situated on the beach in front of Shipwrecks surf breaks, and offers a beachside pool and garden.
Each bungalow has its own balcony, WIFI, ensuite bathrooms, hot/cold shower with an option of AC or fan rooms.
The resort is steps away from the dive centre, close to local restaurants and shops, making it an place for a peaceful stay. For more information and booking, please contact us on +62 812 3224 7177.
Listed below is some other recommendations for accommodation. We recommend booking your accommodation directly with the desired resort, using online booking websites and the links we provided in the pictures.
Lembongan Beach Club and Resort
The Tamarind Resort
Ngurah Rai International Airport to Nusa Lembongan:
The journey from the airport to Sanur harbor takes approximately 60-90 minutes by taxi this is not including immigration or waiting for luggage at the airport. From Sanur harbor you will need to take a boat to Nusa Lembongan.
Sanur to Nusa Lembongan by boat:
Nusa Lembongan is only a 30 minute speedboat journey, departing from Sanur (south of mainland Bali). There are many companies who offer this service, which usually includes a pick up service from your hotel, and drop you off to your hotel in Lembongan.
Departure times – Sanur to Nusa Lembongan
09:15 , 14:30 , 17:00
Things to do
Activities on Nusa Lembongan
Rent a scooter and plan a road trip around Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, which is connected by the famous yellow bridge. Highlights of your trip should include Mushroom beach, Dream beach, Devil’s tears, and Ceningan’s Blue Lagoon.
Take a surf lesson – Nusa Lembongan has world famous surf breaks, which many travels visit the island for this exact reason!
Try a Yoga class – Yoga Bliss has a range of drop-in classes for any levels
Watch the sunset – We’re lucky that at Roctopus Dive we are located in the west-facing area of Jungut Batu. Come down to Mega Cottage Resort and join the crew for a cold Bintang (or two!)
Mangrove Tour – Take a kayak or boat and explore the forest
Zip wire on Ceningan Island at the Blue Lagoon
Stand up Paddle Board at sunrise or sunset
Where to eat?
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Depth: 5 – 18 meters
Location: South Nusa Penida
Enjoy the incredible scenic cliff views on the 1 hour (approx) journey to Manta Point. While there is no currents here, do expect swells. The visibility can be around 10-15 meters due to the plankton rich waters, which attract the graceful Manta Rays at their cleaning stations all year round. Sightings of blue spotted stingrays, bamboo sharks, scorpion and stone fish are often spotted. A dive not to be missed!
Depth: 5-12 meters
Location: South Nusa Penida
Manta bay is a shallow bay dive with a maximum depth of 12 meters with a coral bottom. Plankton rich waters surrounds the dive site, which attracts the stunning Manta Rays. This dive site can be a great alternative to Manta Point, which is closer and more protected. Due to the conditions it is not a dive site we can visit everyday. Expect to see also wobbegong sharks, bamboo sharks and octopus.
Depth: 10 to 100+ meters
Location: South East Nusa Penida
Crystal Bay is named after its famous ‘crystal’ clear waters, as visibility here can reach over 40 meters on a good day! Crystal bay is popular amongst snorkelers and divers, as it is famous for the Mola Mola (Sunfish) from July to October each year. The site has a sandy bottom with a sloping reef either side with healthy coral. While it is a dive site for all levels, caution must be taken due to the strength of the current into the channel.
Depth: 5- 30 meters
Location: North East, Nusa Lembongan
This site is named after its location, right by the Mangroves area in North East, Nusa Lembongan. You will find yourself drifting down a gentle slope, with the reef covered with healthy and colourful coral. Often you will see great barracuda, napoleon wrasse, frog fish, stonefish, nudibranch, moray eels and more! The best time to dive here is in high tide, as when it is lower tide it can be a very intense drift.
Sekola Desa (SD)/ Pura Ped/ Buyuk
Depth: 5 to 40 meters (approx)
Level: All Levels
Location: North Nusa Pendia
A sloping reef topography with very beautiful coral wall, with different rock formations. Expect strong currents here at times, which provides exhilarating drift dives! You will be able to see different types of marine life from Turtles, Mantis Shrimp, Box Fish, Giant Travels, Scorpion Fish, Octopus and schools of Batfish!
Depth: 6 – 100+ meters
Location: North West Nusa Penida
Toyapakeh means ‘Salt Water’ in Balinese, and considered one of the best dive sites in Nusa Penida. At around 15 meters, as you will drift through the current, with stunning corals with beautiful corals. Expect to see Lionfish, Pufferfish, Boxfish, Barracuda, Moral eels, Octopus, and Nudibranch. If you’re lucky enough Mola Mola (sunfish) can be spotted during the colder water months around June to September. Beware that currents can get strong around here, so ensure that you stick close to the reef!
Depth: 30 meters
Location: North West Nusa Lembongan
One of the most famous dive sites in Nusa Lembongan; an exhilarating dive suited to the experienced divers only! The dive sites starts as a shallow reef, leading to a drop off wall, where currents can be strong and unpredictable. Depths can range around 20 to 30 meters. Regular sightings of Eagle Rays, Marble Rays, Wobbegongs, Sharks, Tuna – even the Mola Mola during the right season.
Depth: 10 meters
Level: All Levels
Location: West Nusa Lembongan
With a calmer waters , a sandy bottom with a maximum depth 10 meters; this dive site offers an ideal place for beginner or learner divers. The dive site is also well suited to experienced divers or photographers who are interested in macro life. This site is home to healthy coral, Nudibranchs, Blue Spotted Stingray, Frogfish, Moray Eels and more!
Nusa Lembongan is paradise, but we need to work hard to keep it this way. With an increased amount of visitors coming to the island each year, we are finding that rubbish is increasing.
At Roctopus Dive, we try to avoid single use plastics as much as possible; providing reusable plastic lunch boxes and drinking cups to our guests.
We also have eco bags and reusable water bottles for sale, providing FREE drinking water at our refill station, to those who hold these.
We have committed to joining local dive centres together for road and beach clean ups.
Ways you can help..
– Do not throw any litter into the ocean
– Say NO to plastic straws – there are many other options such as bamboo, metal or paper straw options
– Use reusable shopping bags
– Decline single use plastic coffee lids and stirrers
– Stop chewing gum (it contains plastic)
– Join us for beach clean ups!