Around the three Gili Island in the north-west of Lombok (Gili
Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan), are more then 15 different
dive spots and there are new reefs being explored all the
Point & Volkers' Golf Course
Point, to the east of Gili Trawangan, is a popular dive spot
in the mornings. This dive site consists of different levels
(24m, 20m, 18m). It starts with a slope of hard and soft
corals, the "native territory" of Green and Hawksbill
different levels are sandy areas with small coral locks -
the variety of underwater life is large, starting with
schools of Trevally Napoleon Fish to White-tip Reef Sharks
and Rays in the sandy areas, ending up with Ribbon Eels,
Leaf Fish and even Mantas.
Volkers' Golf Course is about 500 m east of Shark Point and
starts at a depth of about 20m. It looks green like a golf
course and is the best site to see Sharks, Schools of
Mackerel and Doctor Fish.
Because of its depth and the sometimes very strong currents,
it is a dive for advanced divers.
wall, off the west coast of Gili Meno, goes down to depths
of 18m. It offers a lot of small coral fish like Lionfish,
Soldier Fish, Gobies, crabs, as well as Wart Slugs and
Nudibranches coming out of hiding. It is also called "Turtle
Heaven" because of the many resident Hawksbill and Green
Wall, to the west of Gili Air, is a very beautiful wall
that, due to the soft coral cover, shines yellow-orange
depending on the position of the sun. The highlight of this
wall is a coral block at 22m in which Leaf Fish (Scorpion
Fish) make their "home", surrounded by shrimps, Pipe Fish,
White-banded Cleaner Shrimps and thousands of Glass Fish.
Look into the deeper parts for White-tip Reef Sharks.
Fan Garden & Basket Coral Garden
popular for morning dives are the two dive spots in the
north of Gili Trawangan: Coral Fun Garden and Basket Coral
Garden. In the first few metres you have the feeling of
being in an aquarium - schools of colored Fairy Basslets,
Fusiliers, Banner Fish live here. Deeper, around the big
coral and stone blocks, Groupers, Batfish, Trumpet Fish,
hiding Octopus and Bearded Scorpion Fish. Look out to the
blue: sometimes Eagle Rays, Mantas or Reef Sharks can be
the rainy season, when the water is rich with plankton, this
dive site in the south of Gili Trawangan gives you the best
chance to see Manta Rays. But even without the Mantas, you
still have a good chance to see Reef Sharks and Turtles.