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How to snorkel with manta rays in Nusa Lembongan?

Snorkeling with manta rays is an incredible experience that draws many visitors to the island of Nusa Lembongan. These majestic creatures can be seen year-round in the waters around the island, making it an ideal destination for those looking to get up close and personal with these gentle giants.

If you're planning a trip to Nusa Lembongan and want to snorkel with manta rays, here's some things you need to know!



Nusa Lembongan snorkeling manta rays
Manta rays in Manta Point

Where to go:

There are several popular snorkeling spots around Nusa Lembongan where you're likely to encounter manta rays. Two of the most popular sites are Manta Bay and Manta Point. Manta Bay is located on the western side of Nusa Penida island, just a short boat ride from Nusa Lembongan. This sheltered bay is a feeding ground for manta rays and is a great spot for snorkeling with them. Manta Point is located on the south-western coast of Nusa Penida and is a more exposed site.

Both of these sites are not always accessible to boats, if the waves are too big or the wind is too strong. It is not possible to access them from the shore, so you will need to organise your snorkeling trip in Nusa Lembongan with a boat operator.



Practical details:

When planning your snorkeling trip, be sure to bring the following items:

  • Sunscreen

  • Rash guard or wetsuit

  • Snorkeling gear (provided with us)

  • Towel (also provided!)

  • Camera (included in our tours!)

It's important to note that manta rays are wild animals and may not always be present at the snorkeling sites. However, your chances of encountering them are generally good.


When snorkeling with manta rays, it's important to keep a safe distance from the animals, not touching them, and not using flash photography. Manta rays are wild animals and while they are very gentle, we want to make sure we don't disturb them while snorkeling!


In conclusion, snorkeling with manta rays in Nusa Lembongan is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Bali. Contact us to book your snorkeling trip in Nusa Lembongan!

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