When you come to Two Fish Divers on Gili Air, we guarantee that you will for sure see turtles during your dives. Diving with turtles in Gili Air is one of the major highlights of visiting us. Some divers arrive here in the Gili Islands with hundreds of dives but have never seen a turtle. Little do we realize how spoiled we are until other divers come and join us for diving with the turtles in Gili Air.
Thank you to the Gili Air Shark conservation team here in Gili Air we know loads of facts about the marine life surrounding the Gilis. Their conservation efforts are not only toward the population of sharks here but all marine life. Their mission is “to promote conservation efforts through education and change”. From the efforts of their daily research teams we know so much about the turtles in Gili Air – we know that in the Gilis there are +170 Green Turtles and +49 Hawksbill Turtles. Those might not sound like very big numbers to you but we have one of the largest populations of turtles in the Gili Islands. Come diving with us and see for yourself!
Although diving with sea turtles in Gili is one of the major draws for people coming to visit the island, according to Gili Shark Conservation team, humans are the greatest threat to the sea turtles. So here are some things we can do together to protect these beautiful creatures:
- Don’t Touch – By touching the turtles you can transmit bacteria from your hand onto their shell or skin which can make them sick
- Keep Two Meters Distance – Did you know turtles need to swim up to the surface to breathe? If you get too close they can become distressed and go into a state of panic causing it to drown. Give them space to breathe.
- Pick it Up – Take rubbish with you every time that you visit the sea. Small actions, when done by many people, can make a big difference.
So if you want to see Turtles in Gili Air come and join us – we don’t just enjoy watching the turtles we are proud to play our part in looking after them too!
Did you know that Two Fish Divers in Gili Air is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort? Not only do we offer awesome fun diving trips around the Gili Islands, we also offer a full range of PADI Courses including PADI Divemaster Internships and PADI Instructor Development programs. Why not change your life and become a professional scuba diver on a tropical paradise island?
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We look forward to diving Gili Air with you soon!