It’s been another hot week on the dive farm. Puppy fans will be pleased to hear that Snap’s head is healing nicely after getting a little too rough in the rough-and-tumble with his brothers. Dive guide Edi is continuing on his path to Dive Master and boat Captain Di is getting to grips with Open Water. We also have Dua Ikan I with us at the moment, this beautiful boat normally lives on Gili Air and is currently undergoing a refurb down here. You’ll see from the photos that the team are doing a great job in getting her ready for the high season.
Other activities and surfing in South Lombok
It’s not all about diving here in Lombok, although that’s an excellent reason to visit! We also have some very beautiful places to visit on land when you’re here. Just down the road from Two Fish Divers South Lombok (AKA the dive farm) is a world famous surfing spot called Dessert Point. This reef break is not for beginners or the faint of heart as it features pro level surfing conditions when it’s “pumping”. Offering the spectacle of top quality surfers who travel from around the world to test their skills on this tricky wave with the hope of getting a nice long barrel or tube for them ride through, Dessert Point (even if you are not surfing) is a nice place to hangout during an “off gas” day or for a short post-dive evening visit. Just getting to dessert point is an adventure in itself as you’ll want a motorbike that can handle the final stretch where the road runs out but once there you’re rewarded with a chill little surfer beach, local stalls selling protein rich ceviche (raw fish that cooks in lime and vinegar) as well as some stunning sunsets.
For those who like their photography above and below the water, South Lombok also offers the kind of scenery you’d most likely expect in a Jurassic Park movie. Aside from the world-class surfing, head away from the dive farm for just an hour of cruising on a motorbike or in a car and you’ll find newly built, mostly traffic-free roads taking you around the landscaped rice terraces inland or the stunning Belongas coastal road. With elevations up to 400m above sea level, the new Belongas road offers easy driving conditions through picturesque local villages, Hindu temple gardens, stunning vistas from convenient roadside parking spots overlooking beauty such as Macaque beach and of course the local primate residence, the macaque monkeys.. that will probably offer you the only interruption to your journey as they casually saunter across the road to the next tree.
After all that, if you’re still in the mood for enjoying the waters here you can always hit up our neighbours for a Stand Up Paddleboard surfing (SUP) session and cruise around our nearest gilis in the sunshine.
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