Manta Ray is one of the most favorite attractions for divers and snorkelers who come to visit Bali. Bali itself is an island that has so many area specialize in particular objects. As to see Manta Ray, tourists should cross the sea from Bali to get to Manta Point Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is another island in Bali Province that is located not far away from the island of Bali. It can be reached within 30-40 minutes by boat from Sanur wade. Since there are quite a large amount of Manta Rays founded in the waters of Nusa Penida, the area was inviting scientist’s attention and was then identified as a critical area for Manta Ray itself and for other marine biodiversity. Therefore, in 2010 the area was established as a conservation area that is called Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area.
After its foundation as a conservation site, Nusa Penida has attracted more tourists than ever. Hence, the area gets more income for its maintenance. This income, however, can also be used for managing the little damage caused by the tourists. Moreover, the Manta Point has also brought people’s attention to take care and be aware of the animal warfare issue through education and tourism activities. On top of that, the socio-economic sector will also get the benefits by providing local guides and hospitalities to the tourists. But, what exactly can tourists do in the conservation area of Manta Point Nusa Penida? There two best ways to meet and greet the Manta Rays.
Diving at Manta Point Nusa Penida
Most people coming to Manta Point are looking for the Mantas living in Nusa Penida waters.They are looking for experience to swim closely with this graceful, magnificent giant. For this reason, they would choose to dive instead of snorkel. You can explore the underwater life more deeply during your diving Manta Point Bali experience. In order to see more things under the water, there are also more pieces of equipment needed when diving at Manta Point Nusa Penida. For that very reason, some people would prefer the next alternative below.
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And How’s the Snorkeling?
Thank God diving is not the only way to see Manta Rays because, under some conditions, some people are not able and allowed to dive. Tourists will also get no less fun experience when they snorkel with the Manta Ray. In fact, the sea bottom is not really deep, it is only 12 to 18 meters from the surface. If you are lucky, you can even see the big fish approaching the surface at Manta Point Nusa Penida.