Famous for its dive sites “The Magnet” and “The Cathedral” you’ll find pristine reefs with an abundance of marine life in Belongas Bay. 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 late October.
TWO FISH DIVE STANDARDS
- Small groups of no more than four guests per dive guide
- All guides are PADI Rescue Diver certified
- Oxygen and first aid on every dive boat
- Dive groups are organised according to air consumption and dive experience
- Long dives – we just ask you to surface after 75mins or on 40bar
- Photographers – when possible, we will provide you with your own guide for spotting and carrying your accessories
The Belongas dive site Gili Sarang features incredible small creatures such as Harlequin Shrimp, Pygmy Seahorses, a multitude of Nudibranch as well as big fish action. Giant trevalies, mackerels, sweet lips, surgeon fish, and August/September is the best season for schooling mobula- and eagle rays. BIG FUN!!!
THE MAGNET (BATU KAPAL)
The name given to the furthest and most prominent dive site at Belongas (Blongas) Bay, a pinnacle in the open sea with challenging conditions and big fish action! The pinnacle can be reached by boat in half an hour. Located in the open sea, rising up to the surface from 80m, a big surge can be felt down to 15+ meters on challenging days. Divers need to enter the water negatively buoyant and descend quickly to 5-15 meters to encounter tuna, barracuda, while descending deeper to see white- and black tip reef sharks while being on the lookout to spot the hammerheads.
THE CATHEDRAL (GILI ANAK EWOK)
Another signature Belongas dive site, ‘The Cathedral’. It features a large pinnacle with 2 main peaks, and is notable for the schools of eagle rays as well as tuna, mackerel and “Great Barracuda”. Abundant with sea snakes gliding around, thus it is not surprising when a diver spots as many as a dozen during a dive. This pinnacle comes up from around 50m and sometimes offers less challenging conditions than “The Magnet”.