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. You can be fascinated by turtles, white tip reef sharks, cuttle fish, moray eels, frog fish, ghost pipefish and much, much more. We dive over a dozen worthwhile dive sites around the southern Gilis in Sekotong, and in the following some of the more prominent ones.
The east side of Gili Renggit, “Batu Putih”, is an excellent site to explore for macro life. Surrounded by shrimps, ghost pipefish and glass fish, 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 stag horn 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 nudibrancs, ghost pipefish and colourful shrimps. Come and see if you can find the camouflaged frogfish, leaf fish, and other amazing critters!
Terracing down from 14m to about 35m you will experience a fascinating underwater landscape. Here you can experience the Indo-Pacific at its best. We’ve seen mantas, different species of sharks and plenty of lively reef fish in all colours 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.