PED dive site is a very popular drift dive on the north coast of Nusa Penida. It takes its name from the city of PED and its very sacred temple. Diving Ped is always a great experience. You may even cross some Mola Mola !
For all levels
The north coast of Nusa Penida offers among the most beautiful drift dives of Bali. Five dive sites stand out around the same area. SD, Ped, Sental, Buyuk and Tugu walls. Ped dive site is located next to SD, and it takes its name from the city of Ped and its very sacred temple. Diving Ped is a great experience, for all divers, whatever their experience.
This site is, like the four sites mentioned above, a drift dive. Indeed, the current carries us throughout the site. However, watch out for pull-out currents and downdrafts. When diving with the right guide, safety will remain the first objective !
The site consists of a fairly wide and shallow plateau where there is an impressive diversity of flora and fauna. Turtles love this site and we come across them quite often. Following the plateau, a wall takes us to the seabed. Here, the chances of crossing a Mola-Mola during the season are relatively high. We even saw one in late November when the season was already over. But our record at Ped dive site is 3 Mola Molas who followed each other quietly !
The best depth is 18 to 20 meters to enjoy most of the dive site. Indeed, the macro is omnipresent and it is an explosion of colors ! The place remains very large and extensive because it confuses different sites. Diving Ped will allow us to extend the dives till SD point. Two dive sites in one dive when the current pushes us very fast ! To know more about the marine fauna in Bali you can read this guide of Nusa Penida diving.
The currents can change direction during the dive but this is not a problem because in this case we will go back and forth. In rare circumstances, there can be downdrafts. In these cases, we will be very vigilant in guiding.
A relaxing ride.
Often, the underwater world is outstanding, sometimes it is breathtaking. A beautiful dive becomes unbelievable. That is what happened while diving Ped that day. I was taking care of some guests during a discovery dive, the conditions were perfect, a crystal clear water, a tiny bit of current that make the dive even easier. We don’t know it yet, but the next 45 minutes will be in our memory for ever.
A Mola Mola appears, my guest were a bit confused as I didn’t mentioned in my briefing that a massive sunfish could show up. Scream of joy in our regulator. He is following us, we just admire and enjoy his presence. Once he decided to go back deep, I felt something unusual, different. Here comes a thresher shark, followed by a school of barracudas. Do you want some more ? A second Mola Mola shows up, with its natural grace and decides to jump at the surface right in front of us. Magical. Time just stopped for a few seconds. There we are, stars in our eyes, feeling like we just lived a dream.
Loic, PADI OWSI
Type of diving : wall, drift, deep, photography, marine biology.
Depth: 5 to 40 meters
Level required: all levels
Visibility: 25-30 meters
Current: weak to moderate
Access: 15 minutes navigation from Toyapakeh
Fauna and Flora: Mola-mola, reef shark, barracuda, trevally, shrimp, crab, nudibranches
Best time: All year