Diving in Gilis must have become a great experience for diver-travelers that ever came to Indonesia. Located on the northern part of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Gili islands or Gilis give you more than just pristine water and gorgeous sea creatures. Divers are challenged to meet various types of diving spots.
The first location of diving in Gilis is situated on the north west of Gili Trawangan, namely the Shark Point. This diving spot opens for all divers from any level of certification. As the name suggests, here you can see certain types of reef sharks. You may also meet tuna, barracuda and seahorses swimming around as you start jumping to this diving spot. Turtles, puffer fish, angelfish and many other kinds of fish can be found in much shallower water.
Diving in Gilis should become more interesting when you add Manta Point to the list. This site is also located in Gili Trawangan and marked with a 5 meter hill that extends to the sea. Vast steps of table coral have become houses to many fish in this spot while at the deeper water, you might find reef sharks and stingrays.
Halik Point is located on the north of Gili Trawangan. Dive in the shallow water and you can see various kinds of fish such as banner fish, scorpion fish, lion fish, shrimps, and et cetera. A few kinds of turtles can also be found in this level of water. Deeper water promises divers with even more enchanting beauty. Not only reef sharks you can meet in this point of diving in Gilis but also bat fish and amazing sponges.
Night divers must have spotted this place as their favorite while diving in Gilis. A lot of sea creatures that start being active at night, such as different kinds of crustaceans and crabs, appear. Hunting moray eels, reef shrimps and lobsters usually come into sight as well.
However, the range of soft corals on the reef will be a tremendous sight you can expect to watch at the day.
Finding good diving spots in Gili islands could become the first thing to do before starting your diving adventure. Choosing a good diving operator, however, may sound like a hassle for some travelers. If you pick the best tour agency, there is a greater chance that you will end up meeting diving operators of the same quality. For this reason, plan your diving in Gilis tour with the trusted private tour agency for Bali and beyond.