Diving

The following information is provided by the local dive center we cooperate with.

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!

Scuba Diving in South Lombok Dive the difference!

Discover scuba diving around South Lombok! In South Lombok every diver can find his dive adventure: from relaxed diving in Southwest Lombok up to exciting “adrenalin dives” in Belongas Bay. Plan your diving together with our experienced, flexible team and explore 3 unique South Lombok locations. South Lombok is a highlight for every scuba diver and offers many dive sites for all levels of experience!

South Lombok is uncommon amongst the other dive locations around Lombok. Here one still finds diving as a distinct experience and exclusive dive sites with the chance to explore undiscovered waters. These new dive sites offer even the well-traveled and experienced diver a surprising and breathtaking experience, and due to the great variety of dive sites, there is exciting diving for all levels of training. A unique underwater experience and a highlight for photographers!

Dive Sekotong - relaxed reef diving and macro fun!

With over 3,500 species living in the Indonesian underwater world, it has one of the richest diversities of marine life to be found in the Indo-Pacific region. Our dive sites in South Lombok reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer, and you can be fascinated by turtles, white tip reef sharks, cuttle fish, moray eels, frog fish, ghost pipefish and much, much more. Sekotong presents itself as 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 highlight are huge swarms of sardines in front of the jetty!

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!

 

Secret Garden

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!

 

Sunken Island

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.

 

Lighthouse

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.

Diving Gili Asahan Eco Lodge Lombok
Diving Gili Asahan Eco Lodge Lombok
Diving Gili Asahan Eco Lodge Lombok
Diving Gili Asahan Eco Lodge Lombok
Diving Gili Asahan Eco Lodge Lombok

Belongas Bay - challenging diving with big rewards!

Famous for its dive sites “The Magnet“ and “The Cathedral“ you’ll find pristine reefs with an abundance of marine life. Here the seasonable sighting of schooling barracudas, tunas, and other pelagic life is fairly regular. Apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during September, hammerheads have the tendency to school around the Magnet end June until early November. As currents and dive conditions in south east Lombok can at times be quite challenging, at some of the dive sites we recommend diving only to the more experienced diver!

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!

 

Gili Sarang

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!!!

 

Blue Hole

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.

 

Boulder City

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.

Prices

Diving Southern Gili’s

1 boat dive   ………………………………………………………………   750.000 IDR

1 shore dive   …………………………………………………………….   450.000 IDR

1 day/2 boat dives   …………………………………………..   1.350.000 IDR

3rd daytime dive   ………………………………………………….   500.000 IDR

1 early morning, sunset- or night dive   ……….   650.000 IDR

Snorkeling   …………………………………………………………………  400.000 IDR

Equipment rental 200.000/day or 50.000 per piece
Equipment rental 200.000/day or 50.000 per piece

Dive Price including dive boat, guided dives (75 min./50bar), tanks, weights, lunch, and snacks & drinks on board, excluding transports and equipment.

 

PADI Scuba Courses Southern Gilis

PADI Discover Scuba Diving (1 dive)   …………………………   950.000 IDR
PADI Discover Scuba Diving (2 dives)   ……………………   1.750.000 IDR

PADI Scuba Review (theory & pool only)   ……………….   950.000 IDR
PADI Scuba Review (theory, pool, 2 dives)   …………   1.750.000 IDR

PADI Scuba Diver   …………………………………………………………….   3.800.000 IDR
PADI Open Water Diver   ………………………………………………..   5.500.000 IDR
PADI Advanced OWD   ……………………………………………………   4.950.000 IDR
PADI Advanced OWD with additional dive   ………..   5.350.000 IDR
Emergency First Response   ………………………………………..   2.000.000 IDR
PADI Rescue Diver  …………………………………………………………..   5.500.000 IDR
PADI Rescue Diver incl. EFR   ………………………………………   7.000.000 IDR

Belongas Bay – famous for the dive sites “The Magnet“ and “The Cathedral“, Belongas Bay is about an hour east of the Southern Gili’s and offers exciting and challenging diving at pristine dive sites. The sighting of pelagic life is fairly regular including mobula- and eagle rays (August and September) and hammerheads (end June till end October).

 

Diving Belongas Bay

1 boat dive   ……………………………………….   850.000 IDR

1 day/2 boat dives   ……………………   1.500.000 IDR

3rd daytime dive   …………………………..   650.000 IDR

Equipment rental 200.000 IDR /day or 50.000 IDR per piece
Dive Price including dive boat, guided dives (75 min./50bar), tanks, weights, snacks & drinks on board,

lunch box on daytrips, excluding transports and equipment.

 

Minimum prerequisite for Belongas Bay

– we require a minimum of 2 divers in order for a trip to take place
– from June until end of October, min 100 logged dives (due to challenging conditions)

outside of this time, 50 logged dives
– Own dive computer and surface marker buoy are mandatory, you will have to rent from us if

you do not have these
– gloves and/or reef hook are recommended

Please note: Due to unpredictable conditions, we do not guarantee that any particular dive site will be accessible at all times.