Nusa Penida

The largest of three islands off Bali’s east coast, has very little tourist infrastructure and prices for rooms, snorkel trips and hiring snorkel gear, scooters etc are cheaper here. Once you’re away from the main town everyone yells as you scooter past, esp kids “hello, hello”.
Toyapakeh is the predominately muslim village on the island.

Loading the ferry at Padang Bai

Loading the ferry at Padang Bai

Huge pontoon off Toyapekeh which has hundreds of Chinese visitors every day. the yellow bits are people getting ready to snorkel in life jackets. They can also waterslide, jet ski, banana boat and more

Huge pontoon off Toyapekeh which has hundreds of Chinese visitors every day. the yellow bits are people getting ready to snorkel in life jackets. They can also waterslide, jet ski, banana boat and more

sacred Mount Agung

sacred Mount Agung

Toyapekeh Bay. In the evening the locals hang out on the seawall chatting , smoking and drinking arak

Toyapekeh Bay. In the evening the locals hang out on the seawall chatting , smoking and drinking arak

the dark side

the dark side

School's out

School’s out

Sometimes you've just got to go back to what you know. At Namaste resort

Sometimes you’ve just got to go back to what you know. At Namaste resort

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Darwin the long tailed macaque. He can't be released into the wild.

Darwin the long tailed macaque. He can’t be released into the wild.

Bathroom door in my room at Toyapekeh

Bathroom door in my room at Toyapekeh

Village entrance

Ped village entrance

Ped village entrance - other side of the road

Ped village entrance – other side of the road

Seaweed farm with shrine

Seaweed farm with shrine

Penida Colada for a sea view, cocktails, mocktails and food.

Penida Colada for a sea view, wifi (don’t take this for granted on Penida) cocktails, mocktails and food.

Puri Geri Giri Putri the cave temple, is huge

Stealing people's kids since ages ago

Stealing people’s kids since ages ago

Snorkelling and diving
I went out with the dive boat at Nusa Penida Watersport and had some great snorkels and saw a manta and heaps of other fish including box fish, trigger fish, angels and more. These guys had good equipment and were very helpful. The divers saw mola mola which come here to be cleaned by smaller fish this time of the year.

Sunfish or mola mola our divers saw

Sunfish or mola mola our divers saw

Snorkelling with Nusa Penida Watersport

Snorkelling with Nusa Penida Watersport

Getting ready for the first dive

Getting ready for the first dive

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Jakarta Now article on Nusa Penida

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