Dive Journal: Nusa Lembongan, Bali

This trip was actually happened on last year, exactly on my birthday, September 9. At this time, I decided to take my Advance Open Water Diving License.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a small island 15 kilometers East of Sanur, which is on the south-east coast of Bali.It’s just ~45 minutes away from Sanur Harbor. This island offers a great view of sunset and diving spots with pretty corals, Mola-Mola and Mantas

Basic Information:

1. Transport Airport – Nusa Lembongan [via Sanur]

All tickets can be bought on the harbor. Make sure you arrive 30 minutes before the boat leaves.

  • Rocky Fast Cruise
    • Takes approx 30 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
    • Prices – Rp 250,000 one way & Rp 450,000 return
    • Departs from Sanur: 10.00 am, 12:00 pm, 2.00 pm and 4.30pm.
    • Departs from Jungutbatu [Nusa Lembongan]: 9.00 am, 11:00 am, 1.00 pm and 3.30 pm

This is the fastest boat to Lembongan. They can arrange pick-up from your hotel in mainland Bali and also drop you at the airport.

  • Scoot
    • Takes approx 35 mins between Sanur & Lembongan
    • Prices – Rp 300,000 one way & Rp 550,000 return
    • Departs from Sanur: 09:30 am and 4:00 pm.
    • Departs from Lembongan: 08:30 and 3:00pm
  • Perama
    • Takes approx 60 – 90 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
    • Prices – Rp100,000 one way & Rp 180,000 return
    • Departs from Sanur : 10:30 am
    • Departs from Lembongan :08:00
  • Semaya
    • Takes approx 30 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
    • Prices – Rps250,000 one way & Rp 450,000 return
    • Departs from Sanur : 09:15 am and 4:00pm.
    • Departs from Jungutbatu [Nusa Lembongan] : 08:30 am and 3.00 pm,
  • Local Boats
    • Offer both fast & slow boats and the journey takes approx 45 – 90 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
  • Slow boat
    • Takes approx 90 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
    • Departure from Sanur: 08:00 am, the price is Rps 60.000/person one way
    • Departs from Sanur : 10:30, the price IDR 80.000/person one way
    • Departs from Lembongan 08:00am, the price IDR 60.000/person one way

Not as comfortable as the other options, but it is a unique experience, traveling with the locals & their livestock!

  • Fast Speed Boat
    • Takes approx 45 mins between Sanur & Lembongan.
    • Prices – Rps 175,000 one way & and Rps 350,000 return
    • Departs form Sanur :09:00am, 12:30pm & 4:00pm.
    • Departs from Lembongan at 08:00am, 10:30am & 3:00pm

2. Diving Center at Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a famous destination for Divers. Thus, you can find lots of Dive center which offers you best services and diving spots. For this trip, I decided to use Lembongan Dive Center [click to see] 

I chose that Dive center for below reasons:

Overall I got very nice diving experiences!! I spend 5 very nice dives for the Advance license. I was free to choose the skills and the dive spots. The instructors and dive masters were very nice. I found Mola-Mola [at Crystal Bay] and Manta Ray [at Manta Bay], on top of that I dived at very nice place called Toyopakeh.

3. Rooms in Nusa Lembongan

There are plenty of rooms in Nusa Lembongan. You don’t have to worry about it. During low season, you can bargain the price! yeay! 😀

I got a very nice room, 2 beds [queen size[, showers, hot water, and breakfast for only Rp 250,000 / night. [this price was originally at Rp 400,000]  – it was just next to Lembongan Dive Center

4. Food in Nusa Lembongan

Again, there are plenty of restaurants and street foods nearby. They offer a wide range of foods from indonesian, western, chinese etc with affordable price 😀

5. Total Cost

lembongan cost


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