Are you interested to dive lombok and are trying to decide between diving in the Gili Islands and diving around mainland Lombok? Or which Gili Island to be based on or where to stay in Lombok? Here are some of the highlights that are on offer from the main diving areas of these phenomenal destinations – but remember, with Two Fish Divers, you don’t need to choose. With resorts on Gili Air, South Lombok and diving at Belongas Bay you can dive all three PLUS include other parts of Indonesia in your travels too – both mainland Bali and Nusa Lembongan Island are just a stone’s throw away and we’ll take care of the travel arrangements and transfers so you don’t have to!
Dive Lombok Overview
Lombok is located in the Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia – a region which is renowned for its world class dive sites, phenomenal scenery and incredible nature. From the top of the volcanic peaks down to the coral reefs this is an area, above and below water,that just demands to be explored. The more experienced diver should try diving Belongas Bay or the Secret Gili’s in South Lombok. The Gili Islands off the north of Lombok offer easy dives and stunning beaches and the Gili Islands in the South (yes, there are 2 sets of Gili’s!) offer some of the most diverse and pristine dive sites in Indonesia.
Whether you are a new scuba diver or a well-traveled and experienced diver it’s hard not to be impressed by Lombok’s dive sites and marine life. Explore more of Indonesia – Explore and Dive Lombok!
Gili Air: Indonesian Tropical Island Getaway
Are palm-fringed white sand beaches your idea of paradise? Are you making plans for your next dive trip? Come visit us on Gili Air which is part of the “Coral Triangle” and well known for its excellent diving, pristine coral reefs and tropical laid back island vibe.
The three Gili islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan) offer more than 20 different dive sites, all in close proximity and with their own special attractions. Head to Shark and Manta Point to spot reef sharks and groups of Bumphead Parrotfishes on Coral Fan Garden. AND then there are the turtles… Sea turtles are in such an abundance around the Gili Islands they’ve almost become a permanent fixture of the seascape. Collectively there are more than you’ve seen anywhere else; under corals, on top of corals, swimming, eating, and sleeping! You’ll see numerous turtles on almost every dive and they aren’t shy when it comes to close encounters.
On land, Gili Air is the perfect place to drift away in a hammock, take a stroll along the beach, explore the island, enjoy a cocktail at sunset and get away from it all. This is a paradise island for those who want to enjoy awesome dive sites and kick back and relax.
Are you thinking about becoming a PADI Instructor? Check out our Instructor Development Course dates here and become a pro with us – change your life and live your dreams!!
Belongas Bay: Seasonal hammerheads and mobulas
Are you an experienced diver that is looking for drifts, BIG fish encounters including hammerheads, mobula rays, white tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, barracudas, trevally and more? Belongas Bay must be on your bucket list. Stunning seamounts, pinnacles, slopes, drop-offs and even an underwater cave system that takes you from one side of the famous “Cathedral” dive site to the other.
The marine life in Belongas is second to none and can range from serious pelagics (mantas, whale sharks, mola’s, tunas, barracudas, blue marlin, eagle ray’s) through to ornate critters (nudibranch, harlequin shrimps, ghost pipefish, frogfish, hairy octopus and much much more).
Here’s what a review from a recent expedition around Belongas, if this doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping and have you reaching for your fins we are not sure what will!
“We were met with an unreal amount of soft and hard coral and a buzzing of fish in every direction, white tip reef sharks were on every side of us and then to have 7 eagle rays glide over the top of us! As we swam down the east side of the magnet to the south we were meet with a wall of current between us and the new pinnacle. We had 40+ meter visibility so we could see the huge rocks rising out of the depths. As we turned back and starting our accent we were met with more white tips and trevallies who decided they needed a closer look at these strange divers”.
South Lombok: Diversity in The Secret Gili’s
Discover the Secret Gili’s of Sekotong and experience marine biodiversity at its best (not to be confused with the well-known Gili Island’s in the north mentioned above). For critter lovers, you won’t be disappointed by the array of nudibranch, including some endemic species, as well as blue ring octopus, pygmy seahorses and frogfish. If you prefer larger marine life, look under the table corals for white tip reef sharks and out to the blue for passing tuna and barracuda.
The coral reefs around Sekotong, with the “Secret Gilis” in the Southwest, are completely unspoiled and offer some of the most pristine dive sites in Indonesia. Lombok’s west coast is also home to some phenomenal muck diving – this relatively unknown area really does offer something for all divers and we think it’s only a matter of time before the “secret” is out and it becomes Indonesia’s next “must visit” diving destination!
Dive Lombok with us
So are you ready to explore and dive Lombok with us? Whichever area you are thinking about visiting, we offer comfortable resort accommodation, experienced dive guides and friendly staff. We highly recommend that while you are in the region you visit more than one area in order to experience more of what is on offer here. We can take care of the logistics so you all you need to do is gear up and dive!
Add in Bali
Are you planning to travel to and from Bali? Its only 1-2hours from Lombok by fast boat so you can discover Nusa Lembongan or Amed as well. Or why not make it a Bali, Nusa Lembongan & Lombok safari? At Two Fish Divers we love to explore and discover new dive sites. Our passion for diving and marine life means you’ll be diving some of the best kept secret dive sites in Indonesia!
Take a course
Want to take your next level of PADI course or traveling with a companion that needs to get certified while you are here? Not a problem – just let us know your requirements and we can take care of that too!
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