Diving Gili Gede
We offer Lombok diving as individual experiences at exclusive, new dive sites around our pristine South Lombok coastline, as well as special day trips with the chance to go exploring in undiscovered waters with the opportunity to find untouched and amazing dive sites.
Our dive sites reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer, and Sektong offers even the widely traveled and experienced diver a surprising and breathtaking experience. Diving Sekotong offers colorful, relaxed reef diving for all levels of training, and fun diving for families and beginners.
A unique underwater experience and a fascinating multitude of species await you. Scuba diving in south-west Lombok means the chances of seeing turtles and white tip reef sharks are fairly high, and you’re likely to sight blue spotted stingrays, cuttlefish, scorpion fish and more while scuba diving South Lombok.
South Lombok offers excellent diving for all levels of experience!
Dive in – the diverse underwater world around the bay of Sekotong offers relaxed diving and plentiful macro life! As the sea is fairly shallow, visibility is never crystal clear but this doesn’t affect the caliber of the dive sites. Our reefs are full of bright soft corals and colorful crinoids, which harbor an amazing variety of rare marine life, including Ghost Pipe Fish, Leaf Fish, Pygmy seahorses and much more.
The water temperature is around 27C – 29C, so you should be fine with a shorty or rash vest. More detail information and recommendations around diving & staying in South Lombok you can find here…
A highlight for photographers and all scuba enthusiasts!
Gili Renggit 4 unique and fascinating dive sites!
The east side of Gili Renggit, “Batu Putih”, is an excellent site to explore for macro life. Surrounded by shrimps, ghost pipefish and glassfish, you dive along a slope lined with soft coral and feather stars. Diving “The Harbour” you can also find Blue spotted rays, cuttlefish, moray eels and a lot more!
The west side of Gili Renggit is also quite spectacular! “Pantai Batu” shows an abundance of hard coral and a fascinating staghorn coral garden in the shallows at the end of the dive. “Wave Corner” offers rare species for the macro fan! The corals are populated with nudibranches, ghost pipefish and colorful shrimps. Come and see if you can find the camouflaged frogfish, leaffish, and other amazing critters!
A very impressive soft coral slope that steeps down to about 26m. The abundance of coral as well as the multitude of macro life is absolutely breathtaking! You dive along a slope lined with soft coral as well as interesting niches and overhangs to end the dive at a shallow plateau with huge barrel sponges and impressive hard coral formations. Here you should be on the lookout for blue spotted stingrays, cuttlefish, moray eels, and octopus!
Another favorite dive site is located east of Gili Renggit. During the afternoons one can find a unique light an color spectrum on these dives to around 16m. The colorful reef is populated with trumpet fish, anemone fish, groupers, and every now and then by whitetip reefsharks and turtles.
Stairs to Medang
Terracing down from 14m to about 35m you will experience a fascinating underwater landscape. Here you can experience the Indopacific at its best. We’ve seen mantas, different species of sharks and plenty of lively reef fish in all colors and sizes. On top of the plateau it’s not uncommon to run into lobsters and turtles.
After reaching around 16 meters on the slowly descending plateau we find landslide similar terrain. As we dive along this breakage, we are accompanied by emperor fish, big groupers and surgeon fish. The dive leads into a deeply gorging valley lined by heavy, massive coral formations. Once in the valley we find white tip reef sharks, schooling mackerel, schooling sweet lips, and an abundance of lively fish.
Batu Mandi / Batu Gendang
At “the drum stone” you will descent to about 25m and find big, massive blocks which give you the impression of diving in a labyrinth. This is the home to white tip reef sharks, napoleon fish and many sweet lips. Here you also can dive with different species of sharks as well as with tunas, jacks and barracudas.
The Magnet (Batu Kapal)
A pinnacle in the open sea with challenging conditions and big fish action! Schools of mackerel, rainbow runner, tuna and barracuda accompany your dive, while you are on the lookout to spot the hammerheads. White tip- and black tip reef sharks are fairly common, but on occasion we also see the one or other pelagic shark around the pinnacle. Experienced divers only!
The Cathedral (Gili Anak Ewok)
This pinnacle comes up from around 50m and sometimes offers less challenging conditions than “The Magnet”. The pinnacle is a favorite place for sea snakes, and also many tunas, mackerels and barracudas can be found. In front of the cave entrance at around 40m we can watch schooling eagle rays circling around. Experienced divers only!
Many pinnacles and impressive boulders rise up from a depth of around 35m and offer impressive, colorful soft corals. Here too, big fish action. Giant trevalies, mackerels, sweet lips, surgeon fish, white tips, black tips, and, grey reef sharks. August/September is the best season for schooling mobula- and eagle rays. BIG FUN!!!
A cave that has its entry point at about 17m, and once inside, opens up into a huge dome shaped cavern. Depending on the season and the swells, one can find, jacks, sweet lips, and surgeon fish taking a break in this more protected area.
Soft Coral Garden
A chain of small, soft coral covered, pinnacles beginning in a depth of around 12m, and reaching down to about 25m. Apart from the many reef fish, here we’ve seen Cownose rays, huge moray eels, as well as the one or other eagle ray on his way to Gli Sarang.
Starting at a vertical wall you descend to about 30 meters. There are a lot of big rocks forming hundreds of swim-troughs. Sharks, napoleons and many, many sweet lips and angelfishes have been seen here.
Scuba Diving Southern Gilis and Belongas Bay…
Staying at Kokomo Gili Gede we will arrange for a local island taxi boat to pick you up at the jetty at 7.30am (for daytrips to Belongas Bay the pick-up time is 7am) and the taxi boat will bring you to the mainland harbour of Tembowong. From there it’s then a short 10 minute car transfer to our dive shop at Desert Point Lodge. At our dive shop we then arrange your equipment and check-in formalities and go out for a 2-tank dive around the Southern Gili Islands.
We have snacks, water, coffee & tea on board, and after the 2nd dive, around 1pm, we stop for lunch at our dive shop before we go out for a 3rd dive at 2.30pm. After you have finished with your dive program we will bring you back to Kokomo Gili Gede as already described above.
At min. 4 divers we will also be happy to arrange individual itineraries, feel free to let us know…
Diving Southern Gili’s
1 day/2 boat dives 1.350.000
3rd daytime dive 500.000
Diving Belongas Bay (minimum 2 divers)
1 day/2 boat dives 1.500.000
3rd daytime dive 650.000
Dive Price including, guided boat dives (75 min./50bar), tanks, weights, lunch, and snacks & drinks on board, excluding transports and equipment.
Equipment rental 200.000/day for full set or 50.000 per item
2-way transport Southern Gilis (car & boat) 150.000 per person (min. 2 pax, single surcharge applies)
2-way transport Belongas Bay (car & boat) 275.000 per person (min. 2 pax, single surcharge applies)