This week on Gili Air, we went exploring the new wreck that sank earlier this year. Situated on the North/West side of Gili Trawangan the Glen Nusa is 22 meters long 7 meters wide. It sunk around 3-4 Months ago after being towed from Bali. We knew that the corals would not have started growing just yet but we wanted to have a peak. It was a lovely dive, we dropped just off shark point and swam towards the wreck. It lays at 28 meters and the top is 22. We swam around a bit, took some pictures and headed back towards the end of Shark point.
On the way back we ran into a massive school of trevally just circling in the blue. First time for me here on the Gilis to see such a big school, there were hundreds of them. A magical feeling for all of us. We have also been visiting a wide range of sites this week including: Hans Reef, Manta Point, Turtle Heaven, Bounty Wreck and one of my favourites Bat Fish Point. The visibility this week has averaged at 20 meters even though during most afternoons it get pretty wavy.
Among the school of trevallys we have been seeing: Moray eels, Hairy squat lobsters, shrimps, turtles, Peacock mantis shrimp, robust pipe fish and not to leave out we had a lovely encounter with an Eagle ray cruising down the end of Meno slope towards Bounty wreck. At the time we had Kai a 10 year old open water student with us on his dive number 4. What a lucky kid to see that at the very beginning of his underwater adventure!!