Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any ATMs or banks on the island?
There is one ATM on Nusa Lembongan that accepts Mastercards only, it is not reliable and does not alsways have cash in it! It is possible to pay with Visa or MasterCard (+approx 5%) at some hotels and restaurants however your best bet is bring Rupiah with you. You can exchange foreign currency at our resort.
How can we pay for our diving & accommodation with Ceningan Resort?
We accept payment in Indonesian Rupiah or most popular international curencies such as US Dollars and Euros. We also accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards, we charge 3.5% service fees.
When is the best time to dive around Nusa Penida?
The diving around Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida is amazing all year round. Generally we have20-30m visibility. Water temperatures average between 25-29’C except during mola season.
For giant manta sightings – you can dive or snorkle with them all year. For mola mola sightings, the best time is between late June to mid October when water temperatures drop to low 20’s.
We think the rainy season is also some of the best time for a trip to Bali and Nusa Ceningan. Daytime temperatures are very comfortable at this time of year and many tourists enjoy escaping the crowds of high season and the benefits that comes with it.
If I am staying on Bali, should I just dive Nusa Penida from there?
There are many operators in South Bali that organise day trips. However, if you really want to experience the adventure of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Penida diving, it really is worth staying on the island. The cost savings are quite substantial, you will be able to dive a wider range of sites and the islands are definitely worth visiting. We can also time our diving perfectly to meet slack high or low tide, which means the water will be at its calmest. If you are coming over on one of the Bali boats, you will be on a set schedule and the currents could be quite strong!
Do I need malaria tablets on the Island?
As with Bali, the 3 islands of Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida are all free from malaria. However anti malarials may be necessary if you are travelling to other parts of Indonesia, so please consult with your doctor beforehand.
Is Nusa Ceningan safe for children?
Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan are excellent places to bring children of all ages. The beaches are safe and the locals super friendly. The mangroves is a great place to take small children, as the water is perfect for paddling and the small but pretty beach is clean and safe. Older children may enjoy snorkelling with one of the many boats that go out on day trips.
Is there a Doctor on the island?
Yes. There are several doctors on the Nusa Lembongan and a good clinic in Jungut batu which has an onsite dispensary. Minor ailments are treated easily here, but more serious conditions will be referred to Bali, where there are hospitals of international standard.
If I have an existing medical condition, will I still be able to dive?
Certainly there are some medical conditions which are not compatible with diving. All students must complete a medical questionnaire prior to commencing their course. Feel free to download the medical questionnaire on the left of this page and take a look at the questions. If you think you may need to answer “yes” to any question, check with your doctor first and get them to sign the form. For fun divers, it is your own responsibility to assess your ability to dive.
What is the electricity supply like on the island?
We enjoy 24 hours of electricity here, though there can be the odd power cut. Electricity sockets take the European two pin plug. Ceningan Resort has an emergency power generator to cover our basic need if we experience an island wide power shortage.
If you have any questions that we have not covered, please Contact us for more Information.