Diving South Lombok in a tropical paradise
Diving South Lombok means diving two very different dive destinations, South Gili’s and Belongas Bay, and since Lombok is only 30 minutes flight or 1-2 hours by fast-boat from Bali it is very easy to get to.
Diving South Lombok – South Gili’s
The Sekotong area is a tropical-island paradise with many islands that have only a few resorts and not so much topside goings-on apart from snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and of course scuba diving! Our dive center is located near the village of Sekotong, and is only 20mins by boat to the South Gili’s which are a collection of tropical islands that offer great diving.
Also known as the Secret Gili’s, the most well-known and developed island is called Gili Asahan, the others such as Gili Layer and Gili Rengit are largely uninhabited.
The South Gili’s offers colourful, relaxed reef diving for all levels of diver, and fun diving for families and beginners. Even the widely traveled and experienced diver will have a surprising and breathtaking experience.
Diving South Lombok – Belongas Bay
In Belongas Bay you’ll find an unspoiled underwater paradise with pristine reefs, an intact environment, and impressive diving with huge marine diversity!
It offers exciting, challenging “adrenalin dives” at the dive sites “The Magnet” and “The Cathedral”. The seasonable sighting of schooling barracudas, tunas, and other pelagic life is fairly regular, and apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during August and September, hammerheads have the tendency to school around the Magnet end June until early November.
Outside the hammerhead season the currents are not so strong and the schooling pelagics have moved on, but you can still see amazing underwater life such as batfish and sea snakes, and pristine corals with plenty of macro life including nudibranchs, pigmy seahorses, and orangutan and porcelain crabs.
We offer 2 ways to dive Belongas Bay:
- Its only a 60min drive drive from our dive centre in Sekotong, South Gilis and we can day-trips to Belongas Bay on request for minimum 2 persons.
- If you are a group of 4 persons and want some remoteness, we can offer accommodation at a rustic resort in Belongas Bay itself so you can truly explore an untouched wilderness.
Safety Requirements for Belongas Bay Diving
Please note that we have very stringent safety requirements for diving Belongas Bay such as minimum 100 logged dives (that can be proved). Please see the option links for more details.