Indonesia has long been celebrated as home to some of the most exceptional diving on the planet, including the incredible Gili Islands. Lombok, lying to the east of Bali, is a semi-secluded island covered in palm groves and ringed with white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters. On the northwest corner of Lombok are the 3 Gili Islands – Trawangan, Meno and Air – all of which are coral fringed and teeming with life. With international flights direct to Bali and Lombok and speedboat transfers available from both islands, The Lombok Gili Islands are easily accessible to all. Voted one of the top ten holiday destinations in the world by The Lonely Planet and The Times, these stunning islands have become famous for tropical holidays, offering high quality restaurants, varied night life and a fantastic selection of coral reef dive sites. Located on the ‘Wallace Line’, Lombok and The Gili Islands boast flora and fauna from both Australasian and Asian influence and are the only place in the world where species native to both these continents can be seen living together. Corals grow within meters of the white sand beaches, making both diving and snorkelling an easy and fun pastime for all.
Gili Trawangan is the largest of the 3 Gili Islands, offering a wide selection of accommodation varying from luxury to backpacker. Trawangan is the perfect place to learn to dive, with wide stable boats transferring students to dive sites within an easy 5-15 minutes, calm conditions and a vast array of colors and species. With depths ranging from 5m – 100+m there are sites to suit any level of diver and multiple dives daily allows divers to choose the schedule that suits their holiday best.
No motorized vehicles are allowed in the islands, people either use bicycles or horse-drawn carriages called cidomos.