The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Set in a quiet location on Nusa Penida, Scuba Junkie Penida is a well-respected dive resort with a strong reputation for delivering excellent dive experiences. Offering high standards of service, superb attention to detail & a passion for conservation, guests can be sure to get the very most out of every dive.
- Committed to conservation with regular events, presentations, and workshops
- Enjoy up to 3 dives every day around Nusa Penida’s top dive sites
- Dive in total comfort with custom-made and specifically selected rental gear
The newest addition to the Scuba Junkie family, Scuba Junkie Penida, is located in Nyuh village on the island’s north coast. As an award-winning PADI 5 Star Resort, Scuba Junkie is well-respected within the industry for providing world-class diving trips in a fun, safe, and professional manner. The team boasts many years of experience in teaching and guiding, 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. Daily trips are provided to Nusa Penida’s best sites, offering up to 3 dives every day with small groups, custom-designed equipment, and first-class service – ensuring guests get the maximum enjoyment out of every dive.
Scuba Junkie Penida’s 4-person mixed dormitories are perfect for the budget traveller. Each room is fully air-conditioned and boasts an ensuite bathroom and a terrace with comfortable seating and plenty of space to relax. Additional facilities include solid wood furniture, comfy spring mattresses, fresh towels, and safety deposit boxes.
The resort’s Standard Rooms are both spacious and comfortable, and are perfect for guests after a little extra privacy. Each room features an elegant ensuite bathroom and a terrace equipped with comfortable seating. Additional facilities include solid wood furniture from Bali, comfy spring mattresses, fresh towels, and safety deposit boxes. Standard Rooms can be taken with both double and twin beds.
Scuba Junkie Penida is set back off the main road, providing a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, yet is just a few minutes stroll from the beach through the shaded coconut groves. The resort offers a daily breakfast, as well as lunches on board the dive boat, and is conveniently located for a wide variety of fantastic restaurants serving Indonesian and European dishes. Free drinking water refills are also available as well as tea and coffee facilities. Scuba Junkie Penida can also arrange a selection of land tours to complement your dive holiday, visiting Nusa Penida’s top attractions including Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach, Keling Beach and viewpoint, and Crystal Bay. Additional points of interest include Atuh Beach, Goa Giri Putri cave temple, and Puncak Mundi hill.
Scuba Junkie Penida offers full equipment rental from the dive centre including comfy custom-made BCD’s with plenty of D-rings for guest’s personal accessories. 5mm wetsuits are offered , perfect for Penida’s cooler water temperatures, along with Mares open-heeled fins and dive boots. Suunto dive computers are provided for all students and are also available to rent for certified divers. 12-litre aluminium tanks are used and DIN connections can be accommodated with prior notice. Groups are kept small, with a ratio of 4 guests to each guide, and are organised according to certification and experience.
The dive centre’s daily trips depart at 8am and consist of up to 3 dives. Their fibreglass dive boats depart from the nearby Nyuh Harbour providing comfortable access to a variety of dive sites in under 45-minutes. Snacks and refreshments are available on board and lunch is generally served after the second dive of the day. Safety is paramount when diving with Scuba Junkie Penida, and their boats are equipped with lifejackets, marine radios, GPS, emergency oxygen, and first aid kits. The dive centre also offers all levels of PADI scuba courses, from Discover Scuba Diving through to Divemaster.
With the help of its conservation branch, Scuba Junkie SEAS, Scuba Junkie Penida holds several conservation-focussed 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. Local produce and supplies are also used wherever possible and plastic is kept to an absolute minimum.