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3 Star
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5 star dive center
Onsite
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Resort Highlights

  • Ceningan Resort won the 2018 BlueGreen 360 Awards for Dive Operator of the Year
  • Family-owned, award-winning, eco-friendly and fun dive resort
  • Lush green gardens scattered with tropical flowers and authentic stepping stones
  • Intimate feel with just eight air-conditioned, traditional thatched roof bungalows
  • On-site bar, restaurant and lounge offering shisha, board games and movie nights
  • Be revitalised by Nusa Ceningan’s quiet gardens, relaxed vibes and top-notch reefs 
  • Swim with turtles, mantas, mola-mola and hundreds of fish in the Coral Triangle

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Ceningan Resort is a family-owned, environmentally-friendly, PADI 5* Dive Resort based just meters from the quiet coastline of Nusa Ceningan.

Turn left just after the yellow bridge, and enter a serene garden, interspersed with leafy vines, tropical shrubs and vibrant pink flowers. The resort has eight traditional, thatched-roof bungalows, each with comfy beds, air conditioning, hot running water and a balcony.

In the grounds of the resort you'll find the pool, the Mangrove Restaurant, Phoenix Bar, Ceningan Lounge (where you can enjoy some shisha and play board games) and the resort’s private jetty. There's also much on offer outside the resort, including cycling, massages, zip lining, sea weed farms and the Gala-Gala Underground House.

The diving around Ceningan Resort is renowned for the majestic manta rays that frequently visit for a feed or clean and the annual mola-mola (oceanic sunfish) season, which runs from July until October. The reefs around the island are teaming with colour and shimmering tropical fish, with average visibility at 20-35m. 

Ceningan Resort is proud to have gained the Green Star Award, be a 100% AWARE Partner and be a lifetime member of The International Ecotourism Society.

Explore diving around the Ceningan Resort

Best dive sites in Bali

USAT Liberty – Bali’s most famous dive site and a chance to see a resident school of bumphead parrotfish, black sand muck diving combined with a coral encrusted wreck. The USAT (United States Army Transport) Liberty was awaiting repairs on the shore when lava flow from an erupting Mount Agung pushed her back into the water where she now lays on her side. Starting at just over 5 meters and extending down to 30 meters this wreck is a marine life hotspot. Look out for barracuda, turtles, pygmy seahorses on fans, numerous species of nudibranch, sting rays and a wealth of critters. Gili Tepekong – These magnificent rock pinnacles are encrusted with a vibrant mix of hard and soft corals and offer stunning underwater topographies ranging from walls and slopes to canyons and swim throughs. Biomass here is exceptional with hoards of fish occupying the reef. It is a great site for spotting reef sharks, seasonal Mola Mola and when looking out to the blue - anything is possible! Due to mild-strong currents, Gili Tepekong is an advanced dive site and is recommended for experienced divers. Gili Selang – Starting out on the black sand slope you’ll be impressed by the variety of nudibranch and other macro critters as you head down to the top of the reef. The reef and wall offer gorgonian fans, rope sponges, branching corals, occasional bommies, colourful soft corals and barrel sponges in the deeper areas. Look out for moray eels, trevally, cuttlefish and pygmy seahorses camouflaged in the fans with schooling fusiliers and passing pelagics in the blue. Due to mild-strong currents, Gili Selang is an advanced dive site and is recommended for experienced divers. Eel Garden – This is a beautiful dive site which takes its name from a sandy ridge, populated by literally hundreds of garden eels which sway to and fro in the plankton rich currents. That’s not all though, this is a diverse dive site where you can spot passing pelagics and a wealth of critters on the reefs and sandy slopes. Underwater Temple – Also known as “Temple garden” or “Taman Pura” this site is an artificial reef designed to look like a traditional Balinese temple. There are sunken stone statues of Buddha and Ganesha behind ornate Balinese gateways. If there was ever a site that reflected Balinese spiritualism underwater, this is it! Bali is home to innumerable dive sites which offer diverse topographies and marine life. Other notable sites in Bali include: Coral Gardens, Napoleon Reef, Secret Bay, Jemeluk Bay and Blue Lagoon.

What to see

Bali is one of the most diverse underwater environments the ocean has to offer. Famous for sightings of mola molas, manta rays and sharks it would be easy to overlook the other riches available. Tuna and barracuda stalk the reef. Vibrancy comes from in the from the 2500 varieties of reef fish that make Balis reefs their home. Octopus, cuttlefish and scorpion fish hide in plain sight. Divers will often encounter turtles here. Play close attention for the macro and muck diving delights. Discover pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, frogfish and an array of nudibranch. No matter how long you have been diving, unless you have been to Bali before, you are virtually guaranteed to see so many fish and critters that you have never seen before.

Dive Center

Description

Ceningan Divers are the proud winners of the 2018 BlueGreen360 Awards for Dive Operator of the Year.

Located on-site and with the boat moored at the resort's private jetty, Ceningan Divers offers efficient access to the very best dive sites around Nusa Lemongan. The dive team comprises five qualified, passionate instructors with thousands of local dives under their belt. 

The dive vessel is purpose-built and takes divers out to a range of dive sites from 5-30m, with a ratio of four divers to one guide. Courses are offered from beginner-level all the way up to pro-level.

Nusa Ceningan offers world-class dive sites, impressive marine life, schools of shimmering fish and a relaxed, quintessentially Indonesian atmosphere. The waters surrounding the island have Marine Protected Area status, allowing the tranquil reefs in this area to flourish.

Spot turtles, mantas, spider crabs, mantis shrimp, groupers, trigger fish and – between July and October - mola-molas. You will be spoilt for choice with the sheer variety of dive sites on offer,

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Playground

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Thb)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking

How to get there

Arrival

  • Fly into Bali and prearrange a pick up from the airport or hotel in Bali with the resort. 
  • If you would like a transfer from Denpensar International Airport, you must arrive by 1:30pm at the latest. 
  • If you are coming from Nusa Lembongan, you will find the resort 500m to the left of the yellow bridge, on the left hand side of the path. 
  • From Gili or Lombok, direct boats depart daily. 
  • The easiest way to reach the resort from Lembongan or Ceningan is by scooter. Free parking in front of the resort is available for your vehicle. 

Departure

  • The resort will be more than happy to arrange a door-to-door transfer for you to the airport or other destination. 

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