Package 2 - Lembongan Snorkeling and Cliff Jumping
At 4 different location snorkeling and cliff jumping.
At the south coast of Bali lies the beautiful, untouched and rugged Nusa Penida Islands where we will go for sightseeing along limestone dirt-paths, through forest suburbs to find secluded white beaches, hidden mangrove lined streams and seaweed farms, we to explore both islands and rode from the north of Lembongan Island where there is a dense mangrove forest, all the way to the south of the island to see the incredible natural infinity pools at Devils Tear.
The thrills instead cliff jumping - both Lembongan and Ceningan have an incredible rocky coastline which means several bays on the island where ideal to jump. We crossed over to Ceningan via the beautiful old suspension bridge and found a cliff jumping set up at Blue Lagoon Bay where we plunged ourselves into the sea from 14m high. It was heart pumping thrilling and I almost chickened out... but sometimes you just have to be brave, and jump. Most noteworthy is Mangrove point snorkeling, which lies off the eastern tip of Nusa Lembongan. It's a sprawling coral garden with plenty of fish and very light currents.
THE UNDERWATER BUDDHA TEMPLE
The underwater Buddha, stupas, as well as smaller statues of Ceningan are a sight to behold. Now, before a second internet rumour begins, this is basically a submerged art exhibit and maybe a conservation project. I’ll get to the background of this location and the potential inspiration for it in Pemuteran a little later. But, first I think I have to explain how invigorating it was to skindive next to these beautiful statues.
A few weeks ago, I saw an image of some divers and snorkellers in front of an underwater Buddha. It was so intriguing and unique, I just knew I had to go there. Underwater ruins aren’t terribly common and when I discovered how close it was to the next island I planned to visit, it seemed like a given that I’d go for a dive there.
Many internet commentators said the Buddha was near Bali, then a few others claimed it could be seen on a drift dive of the Ceningan Wall. Turns out it’s in the much shallower and more accessible Ceningan Channel. I have to admit, getting here wasn’t the easiest task from the island of Nusa Penida (30-40 minute speedboat ride from Sanur in Bali).
Many of the locals were confused when I asked to go see the underwater Buddha in Ceningan. Most tourists come to Nusa Penida to swim, dive or snorkel with the manta rays.
|Schedule||Pick-up time 7.00 AM back to hotel 5.00 PM|
|Adult Price||USD 99|
|Children Price||USD 92|
|Minimum Person||2 person|
- Return pick-up hotel
- Return Fast Boat to Nusa Penida
- 1 location Cliff-Jumping
- 4 locations snorkeling at beautiful coral garden and color fish and Budda Temple
- Special local open boat for snorkeling
- Snorkeling equipment
- Lunch on the beach local restaurant