Nusa Penida Freediving Retreat - OceanSense Freediving


Freediving Retreat Nusa Penida Bali

Nusa Penida Freediving Retreat

Trip Highlights

Freedive with Manta Rays

Nusa Penida is a world renowned destination to experience diving with Manta Rays

Beautiful Coral Reefs

With pristine dive sites around the island expect to see turtles, rays, clownfish and beautiful coral gardens

Learn to Freedive

No experience is necessary for this trip, you can complete your level 1 freediving course with our experienced instructors in crystal clear waters

Explore an Underwater Cave

For the more experienced or adventurous, follow a short swim through into a bat cave


in a hidden tropical pavillion

Sunset Dinners

Each night enjoy a sunset dinner by the beach at one of the local restaurants


with a fresh coconut by the pool or visit one of the beautiful local cafes for a smoothie bowl

Guided Breathwork

stretching and meditation

Meet Likeminded People

many people join our trips solo and meet new dive buddies and friends for life

Freediving Retreat Nusa Penida Overview

Looking for a breathtaking freediving experience in some of the clearest and warmest waters on Earth? Then our retreat in Nusa Penida is the place! 

On this 6 day, 5 night retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the best dive sites in Bali, including world-famous Manta Point and Nusa Cave.

You will have the opportunity to interact with majestic manta rays, turtles, sharks and meet other friendly freedivers as you enjoy some of the most incredible underwater views imaginable. Last year we even got to swim with a dolphin!

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the beauty of the ocean up close and personal. Don’t miss out – book your spot today!

You can come as a Certified Freediver or complete your Level 1 Freediving course.


The dates for our Nusa Penida retreat make the most of the best diving conditions and peak Manta season. The next available dates can be found at the top of this page. 

  • 5 nights accommodation, twin share
  • Breakfast daily
  • Daily diving sessions - a variety of exploration & line diving sessions
  • Yoga, breathwork & stretching sessions
  • A Level 1 Freediver Course with PADI, SSI or Molchanovs (required if you are not already certified, additional $300)
  • Flights & transfers to and from Nusa Penida
  • Visa & entry costs into Bali
  • Meals & drinks during your stay
  • Upgrade from Deluxe twin room to a Bungalow twin room - $100 per person
  • Get a private Deluxe room for yourself (king bed or twin beds on request, subject to availability) - $200
  • Get a private Bungalow for yourself (king bed or twin beds on request, subject to availability) - $400
  • Freediving Gear (hire gear is available)
    • Mask and snorkel
    • Freediving Fins
    • Weight belt & weights
    • Neoprene socks
    • Wetsuit - 3mm (this is mainly for sun protection, the water is warm!)
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable casual clothes
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Yoga mat
  • Personal toiletries

Gear Hire Available: 

  • Mask & snorkel - Borrow at no cost
  • Weight belt & weights - $30
  • Freediving fins - $60
  • Wetsuit - $60

Prices are per person for the whole trip.

Flying from Australia to Bali, you will arrive at Denpasar Airport. From the airport you will need to catch a taxi or transfer to one of the nearby ports and then catch a boat to Nusa Penida. 


Boats to Nusa Penida leave from both Sanur harbour and Serangan harbour several times a day. You can find boat tickets and information on booking sites such as Direct Ferries.


Please note: Flights, taxis and boat transfers to Nusa Penida are not included and you will need to book these independently. 

Plan to arrive in Nusa Penida the afternoon of the first day, we will meet for a welcome dinner that evening. If you are completing your course, we will run a theory session at 4pm. We will have our last dive in the morning on the last day of the retreat, so plan to leave Nusa Penida no earlier than midday.

Accommodation Overview

OceanSense guests will be staying together at Ring Sameton Resort, located in 8 hectares of tropical garden and across the road from the beach. It has all the comforts you would expect including an outdoor pool, air conditioned rooms and wifi. 

It is a short walk to all our activities for the week and close to a variety of healthy cafes and restaurants.

Included is accommodation in a deluxe twin share room. If you are travelling on your own we will pair you up with another freediver to share with.

There is the option to upgrade to a private room at an extra cost, subject to availability.

Room Upgrades

Don’t fancy sharing a room? Upgrade to a private room

Private Deluxe Room +$200

Private Bungalow room +$400

Retreat Schedule

The below schedule is an example, subject to variation. We will always choose the best dive sites for the days weather conditions and prioritise as much in water time as possible. We’ll keep our eyes open for all sorts of amazing underwater animals, but of course specific sightings of wild animals can’t be guaranteed. 

Day 1ARRIVE IN Nusa Penida
  • Make your way to Nusa Penida for check in at 2pm
  • If completing your freediving course we will run a theory session at 4pm
  • Group dinner at a beachfront restaurant and get to know your new freediving friends
Day 2Nusa Penida
  • Freediving pool skills session for those completing the level 1 course
  • Our first line diving session where we will put our new freediving skills to the test in the ocean
  • Coral Reef exploration dive – dive through coral gardens, keep and eye out for turtles and clown fish
  • Freediving equalisation techniques workshop
Day 3Nusa Penida
  • Morning Yoga
  • Manta Point – dive on a manta cleaning station, one of the best places to see manta rays.
  • Freediving workshop on line diving strategy
Day 4Nusa Penida
  • Breathwork & meditation
  • Coral Reef exploration dive – drift dive over coral bombies, keep an eye out for turtles, rays and reef sharks
  • Line diving – practice our skills, or perhaps try out no fins diving 
Day 5Nusa Penida
  • Morning Yoga
  • Manta Bay dive – the best place to see manta rays on the surface and in shallow water
  • Underwater Cave – dive through a short swim through into a bat cave
  • Farewell dinner – share stories, photos and memories
Day 6Depart Nusa Penida
  • Our last diving session for the trip, we’ll choose our favourite spot or somewhere we haven’t yet visited.
  • Check out and depart Nusa Penida

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Ready to book your freediving experience in Nusa Penida? Book now or contact us for more information.

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