Fun Dives at Manta Gili Trawangan
All our dive sites are within a 15-20 minute boat journey Manta Dive on from Gili Trawangan, which means you actually spend most of your time diving rather than sitting in a boat!
We send only two buddy teams with each guide providing you with a very relaxed diving environment. Oxygen is on board, as well as drinking water.
Most of our dives are drift dives, so the dive boat picks you up at the end of the dive.
The dive sites around the Gili Islands offer a broad range of topography, including sea mounds, slopes, canyons, walls and flatter areas, providing a wide selection for divers of all levels.
Diving Gili Trawangan
Typically we encounter black and white tip reef sharks, stingrays, octopus, cuttlefish, moray and ribbon eels, a variety of scorpion and lionfish, clams, sea snakes, silly amounts of turtles and a bewildering amount of fish.
If you're into the small stuff the ´Magic Pier´ is a great site for 'Muck Diving', where frogfish, ghost pipefish, sea horses, are the highlight, but you never know what weird creatures you could come across.
Thousands of species dwell in these waters, other visitors include mantas, eagle rays, leopard sharks, and large pelagics.
Dives are generally at 9am, 11;30 am and 2pm, night dives typically begin at 7pm, and we expect you around ½ hour beforehand to arrange equipment, and so we can make all the necessary pre-dive checks and briefings. We dive around all of the Gilis and some sites in Lombok, and while there are good dive sites on Gili Air and Gili Meno, the most popular sites are on Gili Trawangan.
When diving on Gili Trawangan make sure you check out the dive operator to see that they have well maintained diving equipment, experienced dive guides and instructors, and are an active member of the Gili Eco Trust and GIDA. GIDA members have recently put into place an emergency assistance plan that involves all of the GIDA members working together if ever there is a diving emergency situation.