Dive Level: Open Water
Average Visibility: 25-30m
Travel Time: 20 minutes
Type of Dive: Drift Dive
Known For: Corals, Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Scropian Fish and Mola Mola (July-October)
Located on the North West coast of Nusa Penida, Toyapakeh means ‘Salt Water’ in Balinese and this site is considered by many to be the most rewarding dive around the islands. From the minute you drop down it is very easy to see why, as you find yourself surrounded by school after school of fish, not to mention the spectacular topography of the site. The shallow bay is covered with a beautiful array of hard and soft corals and offers protection from the fast moving current of Ceningan Channel. Here we can have time to explore and find scorpion fish, orangutan crabs, mantis shrimp, blue ribbon eels and some pretty cool nudibranchs.
As we head out deeper towards the channel, we begin to drift with the current along the steeping slope passing by large coral formations. Schools of red toothed trigger fish, unicorn fish, jack fish and batfish swim all around. We can also encounter large barracuda and giant trevally. Generally the current runs North along the dive site, making for an excellent drift dive, however the conditions can sometimes be tricky making for a more adventurous dive in differing directions. Heading deeper on the slope larger pelagics such as Mola Mola, Eagle Rays and even whale sharks have been spotted here. .