Tripadvisor Traveler Rating
- Well-established dive operator with a wealth of local knowledge and experience
- Committed to conservation with regular events, presentations, and workshops
- Up to three dives a day at Nusa Penida’s top sites known for sharks, mantas, and mola mola
- Affordable and perfectly comfortable budget accommodation with some meals included
Set in a quiet location on Nusa Penida’s north coast, Scuba Junkie Penida is a well-respected dive resort with a strong reputation for delivering excellent diving experiences. Offering high standards for safety and service, superb attention to detail, and a passion for marine conservation, guests can be sure to get the very most out of every dive. The resort’s budget-friendly accommodations and generous half-board meals make it one of the region’s most affordable options - perfect for backpackers, budget travellers, and guests who plan to spend the majority of their time underwater.
About Scuba Junkie Penida
The newest addition to the Scuba Junkie family, Scuba Junkie Penida, is located in Nyuh village on the island’s north coast. This award-winning PADI 5-Star resort is well-respected within the industry for providing world-class diving trips in a fun, safe, and professional manner - and employing one of the region’s most passionate and energetic international teams. The resort’s instructors and guides boast years of experience in the area, as well as a dedication to marine conservation and sustainability, providing top-quality experiences for divers of all levels.
Located close to the harbour, but set back off the main road, this resort features a quiet, peaceful atmosphere as well as quick and easy access to the beach and an array of fantastic bars and restaurants. Guests here will stay in incredibly comfortable yet budget-friendly accommodations, including shared dorm-style rooms. Daily trips are provided to Nusa Penida’s best sites, offering up to three dives every day with small groups, high-quality rental equipment, and first-class service – ensuring guests get the maximum enjoyment out of every single dive.
Explore the resort
Scuba Junkie Penida is set away from the main road, providing a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, minutes from the beach via a relaxed stroll through shaded coconut groves. The resort offers a daily hot breakfast, as well as lunches onboard the dive boat, and unlimited drinks and snacks throughout the day. Bring your own bottle to help reduce plastic consumption and make the most of the free refills. If you’re in the mood for something different, don’t worry. A wide variety of international restaurants, bars and clubs, and local shops can be found within walking distance.
In addition to fantastic scuba diving trips and PADI courses, Scuba Junkie Penida’s team of local travel experts is happy to arrange a selection of land tours. These all-day excursions visit top local attractions including Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach, Keling Beach and viewpoint, and Crystal Bay. You can also combine your stay here with an underwater adventure in Komodo National Park - home to partner resort Scuba Junkie Komodo. No matter which experiences you decide to take on, you can expect seamlessly organised trips, world-class service and hospitality, and a focus on safety.
Diving from Scuba Junkie Penida
Scuba Junkie Penida offers up to three dives a day, with multiple trips departing the dive centre each morning. The resort’s custom dive boats are split by experience level, and further divided down into small groups with no more than four guests per guide. Each day’s site selections will include options for all skill and comfort levels, with friendly hands-on service at sea, a delicious lunch plus all-day snacks and drinks served on board, and plenty of room to relax in the sun or shade between dives. From the resort, you’ll have access to dozens of the region’s best sites - with famous residents like turtles, sharks, and manta rays!
If you’re new to the world of diving, Scuba Junkie is a great place to begin your underwater education. Their small class sizes, comfortable classrooms, and professional-quality rental equipment make for a safe and relaxed learning environment. You’ll also have access to a patient and professional international team of PADI instructors with years of experience in the water. Advanced guests can take their adventure further afield, exploring the most exciting current-swept sites around Nusa Penida, known for encounters with marine megafauna like mola mola.
- Plan your trip between June and September for the best chances of spotting mola mola.
This resort’s dormitory represents one of the region’s best values - perfect for backpackers and budget travellers!
Combine your stay with a visit to Scuba Junkie Komodo for the ultimate in adventurous Indonesian diving.
Don’t miss out on a trip to the night food market in Samplan, just seven kilometres from the resort.
With the help of its conservation branch - Scuba Junkie SEAS - Scuba Junkie Penida holds several conservation-focused events throughout the year such as Manta Week, Marine Week, Turtle Week, and International Clean-up day.
During these events, they give presentations, offer workshops, and undertake outreach programmes with the hope of raising awareness about threats to ocean life among guests, staff, and island locals. The Marine Megafauna Foundation are invited to such events, allowing them to join dives and collect data. Scuba Junkie’s dedicated team also holds a once-weekly dive site and beach cleanup that guests are welcome to participate in. Back on land, local produce and supplies are used wherever possible in the resort’s restaurant, and plastic is kept to an absolute minimum.
Diving in Lembongan and Nusa Penida
Grey reef sharkYear round
Whitetip reef sharkYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Mola molaJune - October
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water