For many years, Indonesia has been known as one of the top diving destinations in the world. With its rich diversity and over 3,500 marine species, the number of recreational divers visiting the area is continually increasing.
The Gili Islands are one of the most outstanding places to dive in Indonesia. It can be characterised by crystal clear water visibility and have a great variety in the twenty-plus sites throughout Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air that we dive (see below).
Our deep slopes and off-shore reefs offer pristine corals, Blacktip and Whitetip Reef Sharks, rays, Green & Hawksbill Turtles and pygmy seahorses.
In the shallow waters, divers can enjoy bright colours, Hawksbill turtles and an array of tropical fish. Shallow sites range from sandy bottoms with brilliant coral heads, vertical walls, wrecks and gentle coral slopes.
At Gili Divers, we dive 365 days a year and offer multiple dives per day.
No site is more than fifteen minutes away by boat and our boats launch from the stretch of beach directly in front of our dive centre, avoiding long walks to and from the boat in the hot sun.
In addition, we keep records of your equipment size as well as we set up and disassemble your gear and you never have to carry your own tank. Dive groups are organised by experience level and there are never more than four divers to one guide. We aim for sixty-minute dives, air supply permitting.
Fun dives can be booked on a single-dive basis or in packages. The price per dive is 490.000 IDR, including full equipment rental and guide. Packages of five or more dives receive a 10% discount and packages of ten or more dives receive a 15% discount. Additional discounts are available for divers with their own equipment, certified dive instructors, groups of four or more divers and Indonesian residents.
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The site starts on a sloping reef, with a series of 3 ridges and valleys 18m, to 25m running parallel to the shore, leading into the deeper water. It offers a large diversity and abundance in marine life. Down here we can find white tip and black tip reef sharks, barracuda, tuna, trevally and blue-spotted rays.
Pygmy seahorses can also be found in the sea fans if you have got the eye for them! Turtles are almost guaranteed to be found in the shallower parts (TURTLE CITY) among the soft corals along with angelfish, snapper, groupers, bat fish, parrot fish, trigger fish, puffers, surgeon fish moray eels and more.
Secret Reef is one of our favourite dive sites. This is a place where fish do stuff to each other. The corals are as colorful as in Finding Nemo. You will find a lot of cool marine life such as Pygmy Seahorses, Trevally, large Snappers and everything else in the fish guide.
Secret Reef is suitable for all levels of divers and a must for the deep diving lover. It’s like thick slices of reef stretching deeper and deeper the closer to Lombok you get. For the beginner we have the very Secret Reef right next door, full of turtles and starfish.
At Halik, the north point of Gili Trawangan, the slope starts at 5m and goes down to about 12m. Beautiful formations of young hard corals are found in the shallows where you can look for Lionfish, Scorpionfish, Mantis Shrimp, Fusiliers, Bannerfish, Moray Eels, Coral Grouper, Bumphead Parrotfish, Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Deep Halik, the deeper part of Halik reef, is for the more experienced divers. Here you will be able to find beautiful sponge and soft corals, many types of Grouper, Batfish, and possibly Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks.
Located to the North of the 3 Gili islands, this site is independent from the reefs closer to the Gili’s. Simon’s Reef is an excellent coral viewing site for experienced divers. The reef is made up of canyons and massive coral mounds roughly in a figure-of-eight shape rising from a sandy bottom at a depth of 35m. The average depth for this dive site is around 25m.
,p> The canyons are all well formed and abundant in superb coral varieties, such as Acropora, Star and Brain Corals, Gorgonian Fans, Plate Coral and more. The channels in between funnel the currents, concentrating large numbers of bigger reef and schooling fish species such as Snappers, Trevalley and Tuna. It is also common to spot Parrotfish, Angelfish, Triggerfish, Sweetlips and Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks.
The shallow end of Deep Turbo has got a white sandy bottom dotted with large coral heads with an average depth of 16m. Dives here can take their time and relax because the bottom rarely dips below 18m.
Around the coral heads you will find large amounts of small invertebrate marine life. You will pass through varied terrain, including small channels with stingrays and fields of Garden Eels. The sponge life is diverse and quite colorful throughout this site. You will commonly find Star Pufferfish, schools of Batfish, Triggerfish, Trevally and turtles along with a variety of interesting nudibranch species on this dive site.
Good Heart Reef
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With a maximum depth of 40m and an average dive depth of 25m, Takat Malang is made up of a collection of large coral heads (Takats) arranged in a sloping bed, beginning with a plateau at 15m. There are about 10 major Takats, as if someone has been at work on the reef with a giant carving chisel.
Each Takat is sculpted with overhangs, outcrops and swim-throughs. This dive site will provide you with the same excellent diversity in corals as those found on Simon’s Reef. The Takats are covered in soft and hard coral varieties growing on top of the stony outcrops, including some very big Gorgonian Sea Fans and table corals. The channels between the Takats are interesting, with a large concentration of the bigger reef fish and fascinating topography. The marine life is quite similar to that found on Simon’s Reef.
This reef located to the northwest of mainland Lombok has been discovered only recently and is well worth a visit. Takat Tunang is a deep reef suited for the more experienced diver, with a maximum depth of 45m and an average depth of 35m. The dive site is a wall drop off (150m) with a large variety of pristine corals throughout the site. Different species of shark are commonly spotted here along with huge schools of pelagic fish, Tuna, Travelly, Barracuda, Jacks and large Snappers. Divers will finish their dive on a coral plateau at 20m
Located on the west side of Gili Trawangan is this beautiful dive site, perfect for beginners and those who prefer shallow dives. With a maximum depth of 18 meters this is the shallow part of its deeper sister site “Shark Point”. Turtle City does live up to it’s name, it is full of turtles here! A lot of Hawksbill and Green Turtles, as well as variety of colorful reef fish. The turtles really like this spot, they feed of the soft coral in the shallows.
This beauty of a dive site is located on the north part of Gili Meno. Lots of quite new shorter corals and lots of turtles. This dive site is good for everyone. Maximum depth is 35 meters and there are a couple of pinnacles covered in shoals of fish like Sergeant Majors and Fusillers. You can also find a lot of macro here such as various species of nudibranch, Goastpipefish and different types of crabs.
Sunset / Manta Point
This site, to the west of Gili Trawangan, is a gentle slope starting at about 5m and running down to about 25m. A large portion of the reef is marked by giant steps of table coral, which shelters small fish. Bommies with hard and soft coral can be found with cleaning stations containing Sweetlips, Groupers and Snappers. On the deeper sandy bottom you can spot Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks and stingrays. During the rainy season, when the water is rich in plankton, staring out in the blue you could have the chance to see passing Devil Rays or even Manta Rays.
The shallow part of the site to the northwest of Gili Meno starts at 5m and drops down past a vertical wall to a sandy bottom at 20m. You will find soft corals growing along the reef. This site offer a good opportunity to spot turtles, Lionfish, Soldierfish, Clownfish, Groupers, Sweetlips and Snapper.
Meno Wall is a good location for night dives, and you have a good chance to spot different kinds of crustaceans, crabs, lobster and reef shrimps but make sure you do not wake the sleeping turtles! Bumphead Parrotfish and other large Parrotfish, juvenile cuttlefish, Scorpionfish, Lionfish, hunting Moray Eels and also Spanish Dancers have been seen.
Deep Turbo, also for the experienced diver, has a white sandy bottom between large sea mounds and coral canyons. It is located in the channel between GIli Trawangan and Gili Meno. The Maximum depth is 32m with an average depth of 25m.
This site has got amazing sea mounds and canyon walls in various sizes and an interesting collection of overhangs and outcrops covered in a variety of hard and soft corals including gigantic sea fans. Barracuda, Tuna, Triggerfish, Snapper and stingrays can all be expected to show up during the dive and you will be entertained by the hundreds of Garden Eels on the sandy bottom. Leopard Sharks and Whitetip and Blacktip Reef Sharks have also been seen.
Bio Rocks are a project to help the re-growth of damaged reefs. They are man-made metallic structures which have healthy living corals attached to them and the a small electric current put through them to speed up the procedure of making a new healthy reef.
There are more then 70 Bio Rocks around the Gili islands (this is the largest Bio Rock conservation effort in the world). The shape of the Bio Rocks and their location provides great shelter for a lot of fish and is a great attraction for macro life. We love doing night dives at this dive site, we look for Spanish Dancers, Flatworms, nudibranch, crabs, shrimps, Surgeonfish and Feather Stars.
This is a gentle sloping reef to the north of Gili Air with a white sandy bottom and various sized coral bommies. The maximum depth is 24m with an average depth of 14m.
This dive site is suitable for all certification levels. Hans Reef is a must for macro lovers, as you will find the smaller and stranger marine life. Hans Reef is great for Batfish, Angelfish, Boxfish, Frogfish, Leaf Scorpionfish, Spotted Morays, Pipefish, Mantis Shrimps and a variety of nudibranchs.
A drift dive along the west of Meno is usually quite a ride. You will drop into the channel between Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno and descend to the bottom of the sloping reef at 22m. The average depth for the rest of the dive will be 16m, so this site is perfect for all certification levels.
Towards the end of this dive site you will find yourself exploring the Bounty Pontoon Wreckage. The sunken pontoon is a large intact structure at 12m full of interesting marine life and teeming with schools of reef fish. On and around the pontoon you will find a variety of Scorpionfish and Lionfish, along with various nudibranchs and the odd turtle. Along the sloped reef you find an array of hard and soft corals with healthy amounts of fish life to keep you entertained. It is common to spot, turtles, Snapper, Triggerfish, Moray Eels, Pufferfish, cuttlefish and octopus on this dive. Also another great spot for a night dives.
This dive site is for more experienced diver who appreciates the small and unusual things. In black sand, bad visibility and a lot of rubbish you will find incredible creatures much the same as you would find in the Lembah Strait, Sulawesi. Not many of the dive centres visit this dive site because it is located a bit further away than the GIli Island sites. Keep an eye out for Hairy Frogfish, Flamboyant Octopus, Seahorses, Ghost Pipefish and much more. An excellent dive for photographers.
Bounty Wreck is located on the west coast of Gili Meno, Bounty is our wreck dive. It is an old old sunken platform that used to be base of boat traffic coming to Bali but it sunk a long time ago. The structure reminds you of a big box and as like other shipwrecks, this is the perfect shelter for a lot of marine life such as Drummers, Sweetlips, Batfish and much more. The Bounty dive site is not just the wreck, there is a sloping reef and some hidden pinnacles full of life!
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