Nusa Penida is located in the tropical zone so hot is all year. Here we have dry season and rainy season. Air temperature is around 30-32 °C throughout the day and 26-29 °C night time. The coldest month is in June, in 2nd half it is windy season. The temperature is 28-30°C during a day, but 24 -20 degrees is in evening time. This period lasts 14 days. During the summer from July to October, during days is classically 30 °C, which gives the impression that it is cooler than in Europe, where this time the temperature can be higher then 34 °C (July - August). The warmest month on Nusa Penida Island is in November. The temperature is still the same, but the air humidity is rising and not yet raining. Temperatures over day 30-32 °C, in the night even 29-30 °C. From 2nd half of December, the rainy period begins, quite regularly from 24.12. The rain lasts for 2-3 hours overnight and for an hour a day, locally. It may happen that it does not rain in Toyapakeh, but it does in Sampalan or in the hills. Rainy season ends in mid-March. Most rain is in February, but against other places on the Earth there is still 30 °C, hot. Although rainy season means rain, the sky is full of clouds, but the sun is still shining, making it very easy to burn. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the creams and clothing more than in the dry season. This period also means high air humidity. Everything is damp and practically nothing dries, just in direct sunlight. From 2nd half of March, the best period begins. That's because it's all green, blooming, sky without clouds.
Year 2010 and 2016 were quite different and the total droughts almost did not arrive. The reason was the La Niña phenomenon, which resulted in the warming of the sea and more pronounced rainfall throughout the year, but such a period is one of the exceptions.
Thanks to a constant temperature of 30 °C, Bali / Nusa Penida can be traveling all year.
Around Nusa Penida are currents that have different temperatures.
From 2nd half of November to the end of June, the sea has plaesent 29-27 °C, enough a short neoprene or 3mm long. Sometimes will appear 24 °C thermocline, this time is a great chance to meet sunfish. This phenomenon occurs when currents change. When returning from a thermocline, you pleasantly warm up on the way to the surface. At this time there are more plankton in the sea, so I recommend the whole wetsuite because the plankton can be stinging. From July, the sea has begun to cool. In the North of island is still around 27 °C, but in the south (where are manta rays) the temperature change to 24 ° C. So sure take wetsuite of 5mm and hood. In August, when start season of sunfish, that appear due to cold water at lower depths, the temperature varies from 27-21 ° C. The temperature can be 27 ° C on the surface, but a thermocline will appear in 20 meters deep. When it has a temperature below 24 ° C, there is a huge chance to meet sunfish. They prefer to have 21 ° C. In September, the water colder, 24 - 19 ° C. So definitely take 5mm wetsuite or more. I do not recommend dry wetsuite due to currents, worse working with it. The sea is cold from August to October, but remember that it's still around 30 °C on the land so you're warming up quickly.
If you go to Indonesia for less than 30 days, you do not need a visa, it is free of charge. If you are going for more than 30 days, you need to buy a visa in the airport, the price is 35USD. The visa is valid for 1 month and you need to apply for an extension of up to 30 days, so 2 months. Another option is to apply for a 2-month visa in advance in the Czech Republic in the Indonesian Embassy in Prague. It takes at least a week. In the embassy, they keep Indonesian holidays, so it's not good to rely on it for a week. Your passport have to be valid 6 months after arriving from Indonesia. Also at least two blank pages.
Embassy Address in the Czech Republic:
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Nad Buďánkami II / 7
150 00 Praha 5
Embassy of the Czech Republic
Jl. Geraja Theresia No 20 Jakarta Pusat
Tel: 006221/7231226, 006221/7231227, 006221/7231182
Bali's Honorary Consulate
Jalan Pengembak 17, 80228 Sanur - Bali
Tel: +62/361 286465
Honorary Consul: Mr. Graham JAMES (Australian)
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When you want to get to Nusa Penida, you first have to come to Bali to capital Denpasar. Not yet a direct flight. So consider one or more transfers. The shortest flight time is 19 hours. I do not recommend looking for longer than 25 hours. Also note the waiting times for transfers. According to my own experience I do not recommend to wait at the airport for 9 hours, it is very tedious, it is better to find longer and stay at the hotel or, of course, shorter within 5 hours.
The shortest one-way flights are offered by Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Korean Airlines, China Airlines. With 2 transfer KLM, Singapore, etc.
The cheapest flights offer Eastern China, Thai, around 620€. Of course, it's lucky to get that kind of flight. The average ticket price is around 775€. In the season, expect a higher price of around 930Euro in July, August, December for the New Year. I certainly do not recommend buying a flight 31.12. -3.1. This term is simply overcrowded at Denpasar airport, a two-hour queue waiting for taxi. Transportation mainly collapses around the airport.
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PENIDA DIVE RESORT
Toyapakeh, Nusa Penida, Bali
PRICE LIST :
FUN DIVE (2 spot per trip)
1 day diving 950.000rp
Manta 66 spot +150.000rp
2 days diving 1.850.000rp
3 days diving 2.700.000rp
Third dive in a day 450.000rp
Night dive (min 2 pax) 600.000rp
Open Water 5.000.000rp
Advance Open Water 4.600.000rp
Discovery Scuba Diving 1.400.000rp
Scuba review 1.200.000rp
Daily activities include 2 spots diving or snorkeling, equipment, water on board and lunch at resort.
In Indonesia, the currency of the Indonesian Rupee (IDR/Rp.) is about 1.000Rp = 1.60Kč,1EURO = 16.500 Rp and 1 USD = 14.200 Rp.
The course fluctuates around a few hundred rupees over the course of the year. Everywhere you will pay by rupee Rp.! There also have a different course on each island. The best is in Bali, because Bali is tourist.
In Bali, you can find ATMs, which offer only a limited amount of money from 2 to 3 million rupees for one selection. Some supermarkets can be paid by an international payment card, but otherwise they are paid in cash in rupees. On Nusa Penida, we already have ATM right in Toyapakeh on the main road. The Penida Dive resort can also be used with a Visa or Master Card. If you go to exchange money, use the official currency exchange and avoid street-bound exchange offices offering significantly better rates. Often they are cheats and magicians in money handling, which results in your loss during the shift. You will be able to manipulate high bills (1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 banknotes) and above all 10,000 and 100,000 banknotes can be easily exchanged in color, so carefully pay!
It is good to have cash with Euro or USD. With Euro banknotes is not a problem, but with USD yes, so I recommend Euro. Some USD banknotes not accept in bank, the year 1996, some series of many years, wrinkled, described and giving significantly lower odds. The lower the banknote, the lower the rate. There are no differences with the Eura.
You can pay with Credit card in many hotels, adding a 3% fee. Not in stores, just in some department stores.
Upon arrival, it is advisable to either change or choose from an ATM to buy water or other refreshments.
Indonesia is one of the countries where is no reason to worry about health or safety.
Vaccinations in Indonesia are not obligatory.
Just recommended for typhoid and hepatitis B.
Other vaccinations are necessary.
It is recommended to keep basic hygiene and especially drink bottled water. It's preventative. It does not mean, if you accidentally clean your teeth with tap water you will become ill.
I certainly do not recommend using an antimalarials in Bali. Bali and most other islands are not malaria. Malaria is very common in Irijan Jaya, Papua, or where swamps are. Mosquitoes, of course, are in Indonesia, but it is enough to use a repellent for protection. They sell it everywhere with name Autan.
If someone knows mosquitoes like him a lot, I recommend buy a stronger spray in your domestic country in an outdoor store, such as MC bitte. The product is stronger.
Dengue - dengue virus causes a feverish illness that transmits mosquitoes. Occasionally it is also occurring in Bali during rain season. Incubation time is 5-7 days. It is manifested by high fever and severe joints and muscle pain throughout the body, as well as influenza. In addition, it is accompanied by headache for 7 days.
There is no effective vaccine against the disease on the Czech market. Repellents are recommended. It is useless to use antibiotics, or other medicines, nothing helps. Those days must be left. You will get infusion at the hospital.
The chance that the dog bites you with rabies is very low. There are international hospitals in Bali where they are vaccinated with rabies. In regular cycles, dogs spend and reduce.
The most common clients' illnesses arise from underestimation of the climate. Dehydration, overheating, burning, burning skin from sun and cold from air conditioning. And injuries from falling off the scooter.
The air conditioning will meet you in the airplane and you can get cool, so it's good to take a hooded sweater or a scarf to cover your neck. In addition, air conditioning is used in cars, so let them either turn off, mute, redirect to another or cover the neck. Also, remember that volcanoes are cold and need to be dressed.
Dehydration - the most common. It is necessary to guard and abide by the drinking regime. You should drink at least 2 liters per day. Underestimation occurs when diving is uncomfortably thirsty and when it takes 5 hours at sea to eat and ride on a motorbike to see the island, Symptoms are headache, temperature, nausea, malaise, vomiting, weakness. I recommend taking the minerals with you because you will sweat in Indonesia, so there is a bigger issue. Especially people who want to have more demanding activities such as volcano or diving. At least magnesium.
Classical accidents include coral rust, which must be cleaned and disinfected immediately or after a motorbike. At Nusa Penida there is a small hospital with an ambulance where you will be treated for basic injuries and otherwise the most serious is solved in the private international hospital Surya Husada in Denpasar. At the Sanglah State Hospital in Denpasar there is also a decompression chamber. If necessary, Bali has a SAR state rescue unit. Men and women traveling for sex tourism should definitely not omit the risks of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. Surely to avoid buying and taking drugs in Bali. First, there are death sentences in Indonesia, and secondly, it is very risky to use unknown drugs or other substances of unknown origin from dubious existence on the street! In the last year, the sale of "magic sponges" and ephedrine has spread to discotheques in Bali at Kuta. Both are a very risky business, and we certainly do not recommend such experiences. There is no crime on Nusa Penida, but there is a need for caution in Bali on Kuta, not to keep valuables and larger amounts of money in hotel rooms. Always negotiate the price for services in advance and do not pay more. After Kuta and the surrounding area, it is worth taking a taxi ride (Blue Bird), but always require a taximeter. If you return to the wound from the disco and you do not have a hotel away, so go on foot. In the night hours, taxi drivers like to cheat and pull off unnecessary sums of money from riding tourists. At night, Kutya streets appear as transvestites and also prostitutes who offer you services and promise mountain mines. Often these are pocket-sized pockets that reach the crooked hikers, picking up their pockets and then disappearing in peace. Bali is still a safe island, but the fact is that Kuta and tourist zones attract every individual who is trying to live.