Gili Islands Dive Sites
(8-30m) Deep Turbo
(20-32m) Shark Point
(8-30m) Meno Wall
(5-22m) Goodheart Secret Reef Hans Reef
(5-22m) Sunset Manta Point
(12-24m) Biorock Meno Bounty Air Slope Stingray Jubblies Air Wall Wreck Seahorse Bay Magic Pier
There are 17 sites that we visit around the Gili islands, most are suited to all levels of diver but a few require an Advanced certification or higher.
Shark Point: Suitable for all levels
An excellent site for viewing larger marine life on the north side of Gili Trawangan. A flat sandy bottom turns into a series of progressively deeper canyons that run parallel to the shore. This is probably the most popular site because of the sheer variety of life seen here on a single dive. Reef sharks are found basking in the canyons, cuttlefish, stingrays, tons of turtles in the shallows, and every full moon it is a favourite hang out for a school of huge bumphead parrot fish. Large rays sometimes pass by as well as schooling trevally.
Manta Point: Suitable for all levels
A gently sloping reef on the south side of Gili Trawangan with a good variety of hard and soft corals, interspersed with bommies and large table corals which shelter the fish. There is rarely any current here, an excellent site to get close up with reef sharks, sting rays, cuttlefish, octopus and in season a passing manta!!
Halik: Suitable for all levels
A steep slope on the north side of Gili Trawangan, from 5m down to 24m with a series of gullies at the bottom. A fine site to multi level dive, the selection of soft coral in the deeper section gives way to hard corals as you ascend and in the shallows there are always several turtles totally unfazed by the presence of divers. This is also a great site for drift dives.
Deep Turbo´s: Advanced Certification Required
A great deep dive just off the east of Gili Trawangan with spectacular topography. At 30m this site has a sandy bottom between large sea mounds. These sea mounds range in size and have an interesting variety of overhangs and outcrops, the largest of which go up to about 20m depth. You'll find a good variety of corals and some huge sea fans. Thousands of garden eels cover the sandy bottom and barracuda, leopard sharks and giant rays can also be seen here.
Hann´s Reef: Suitable for all levels
Muck diving. This site is just off the east of Gili Air and it provides a great opportunity for macro photographers or those who wish to witness some of the smaller, stranger creatures found here. Frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, sea horses, black spotted morays, spearers, pipe fish and many types of shrimp are frequently spotted here.
Simon´s Reef: Suitable for Advanced Divers
A great deep dive that offers a variety of corals not seen on the other dive sites. At 30m this site has a sandy bottom between large sea mounds. These sea mounds range in size and have an interesting variety of overhangs and outcrops, there are also some interesting sand bar formations similar to sand dunes in a desert. The dive ends on a pinnacle that's covered in fish life.
Stingray: Suitable for all levels
A gentle slope just off the east of Gili Trawangan that gets its name from the huge rays that can be seen here. A good muck dive, this is our house reef and was the recent location of a Bio Rock project. We put in a total of 8 artificial reefs that have attracted a variety of marine life.
Meno Bounty: (also known as Jubblies): Suitable for all levels
A 30m long sunken platform on the south west side of Meno, covered in hard and soft corals. The bounty is a haven for many types of fish such as Scorpion fish, Stone fish and Juvenile Batfish. Large schools of drummer fish are often seen here.
Japanese Wreck: Nitrox Certification required
Experienced divers only. This dive requires Nitrox certification and experience of decompression dives. The wreck is a Japanese Patrol boat from World War II, it's about 20 meters long and is sitting upright on a sandy bottom at 45meters. The wreck is covered in scorpionfish and lionfish, there's a huge frogfish, nudibranchs and much more
Meno Wall: Suitable for all levels
Just off the west of Gili Meno and home to a plethora of crustaceans and a great spot for night diving. The wall runs from 5m down to 16m and a second wall runs a little deeper. Spanish dancers, crabs ranging from small coral crabs up to the huge sponge crab, lobsters, shrimps, sleeping turtles, baby cuttlefish and scorpion fish are amongst the many creatures that can be seen.
Mirkos: (also known as Secret Reef)
On the east of Meno you can find this long sea mound, which stretches almost the whole length of the island. A beautiful deep dive, famous for the beautiful coral, where you can find lots of cool small stuff like Glass Shrimps and Porcelain Crabs.
Air Wall: Suitable for all levels
As the name suggests this wall is one of the largest in the area, with a completely vertical drop from 5-30 meters running along part of the Eastern side of Gil Air. The dive starts with a gentle sandy bottom slope past some great bommies and ridges where the Bump Head Parrot fish like to hang out, progressing on to the wall itself where many macro species plus a great variety of the more unusual marine life can be found.