Pura Mas Gading
This site is part of a of a long slope that follows the whole North of Nusa Penida from Est to West. Do not forget to look towards the North once aboard the boat to admire the mount Agung lost in the clouds.
Pura Mas Gading is located on the North West coast of Nusa Penida facing the village of the same name. 30 minutes by boat from Nusa Lembongan suffice to get to Pura Mas Ganding.
You will see the whole Pufferfish family, including the Giant Puffers mesuring up to 1 meter. We will also spot angel fish, scorpion fish, box fish, clown fish, bat fish, nudibranchs, mantis shrimp. Turtles and white tipe sharks are also seen from time to time.
Hard and soft coral grow here further than the eye can see along this slope. Other coral has also invaded the big rocks in the 12 meter zone. From 18 meters, look towards the top of the slope and admire the colours!
The site is superbe between 5 and 20 meters. The more experienced divers will be able to make a stint at 30-40 meters depending on their level to try their luck at spotting a Mola.
Kind of diving
We prefer to dive Pura Mas Ganding at rising tide time to avoid having to much current for the beginner divers, and simply to have the time to spot the smaller species.
This site is for everybody! Dive at the right tide time, the current is weak or not even present. The drift dive lovers will also find hapiness here if we dive at descending tide.
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