Mangrove Point – this is the best dive site on Nusa Lembongan. A huge slope of coral reef which starts at around 8 meters deep and slopes down to around 28 meters. The current here can be a bit unpredicable as the water rushes in from the deep water around Lombok to the west of Nusa Lembongan. When the current is strong expect a very fast drift dive along the Mangrove Point. With the strong currents comes loads of nutrients which brings heaps of tropical fish and marine life. There is so much marine life to see along Mangrove Point. Expect to see lots of Titan Triggerfish, schools of Indonesian Sweetlips, Moray eels, nudibrachs, Unicorn fish,
The water temperature at Mangrove Point can get a bit colder than other areas of Nusa Lembongan. I had dove at Lembongan Bay in December and the water temperature was 27 degrees celcius. 1 hour later I dove at Mangrove Point and the water temperature there was 22 degrees celcius. As the water gets pushed in from the deep the water temperature is much lower. I had on a short wet suit and still was OK to dive in. If you don’t like diving in cold water, best to wear a long wet suit.
Nusa Penida is the larger island just next to Nusa Lembongan which also has some great dive spots for seeing the Manta Rays and the large Mola Mola fish. Check out the scuba dive spots in Nusa Penida.