Buyuk dive site is a nice spot for drift dives on the North coast of Nusa Penida. We even saw a whale shark on December 31st 2019 diving Buyuk ! Let’s try to meet him again!
For all divers
Buyuk dive site is located on the north coast of Nusa Penida, in continuation of Ped, SD point, and Sental dive sites, just before Tugu. These five dives are among the most beautiful drift dives of Bali. Diving Buyuk starts close to the beach. The entry point is just above a very shallow plateau.
The coral reliefs already stand out from the white sand. We will descend along a gentle slope in order to drift according to the currents. Sponges, sea fans, corals and anemones surround us in all directions, as far as the eye can see.
We take full advantage of the film by tracking down orangutan crabs, nudibranchs, Thor shrimps. But we also always keep an eye in the blue, because Mola Mola or fox sharks could surprise us. More rarely, too, a whale shark can silently observe us. To know more about the marine fauna in Bali you can read this guide of Nusa Penida diving.
Wide smiles, stars in the eyes and images full of the head, are therefore always there when leaving this particularly easy and rich dive.
On the morning of December 31 in Nusa Penida, I was very excited to dive Buyuk dive site, well known for offering great marine life. It’s really my favorite type of diving. The ocean is calm, a small current quietly pushes Yann and myself. We are the only ones diving there today. The conditions are perfect. So, I am amazed by the decor while Yann focuses on the deep blue, looking for a big beast.
Then I suddenly hear him knock on his cylinder to get my attention. I turn around and with surprise, I see this fabulous whale shark less than two meters in front of me, swimming peacefully. This amazing animal allows us to admire him for a little while despite the proximity, then he continues on its way.
What a beautiful and captivating moment ! This dive will certainly be my greatest New Year’s gift of my life. This dive will indeed remain forever engraved in my memory.
Stephanie, December 31, 2019
Dives in the north will make everyone agree. And especially Buyuk dive site.
Colors and visibility make them essential for your future dives in Nusa Penida. It’s also an ideal way for me to introduce my students to drift diving and surprise them with unusual underwater species. What better way to progress in diving than to combine technical and fun !
Type of dive: Falling, drifting, deep, photography, marine biology, training
Depth: 5 to 40 meters
Required level: All levels
Visibility: 25 to 30 meters
Current: low to moderate
Access: 15 minutes of navigation
Temperatures: 26 to 30 °
Flora: Coral, coral substrate
Fauna: Mola-mola, thresher shark, barracuda, Trevally, antennae, shrimp, crab, Nudibranch
Best time: Diving all year round