Famous for its marine beauty, Lombok is now the center of attention of tourists worldwide. Many world tourists come to try diving and snorkeling. For lovers of water sports such as diving and snorkeling, Lombok is the perfect holiday destination. This area consists of many small islands that have extraordinary beauty. Below are recommendations for diving spots that many travelers have not touched. Make sure you come to explore these five places while on vacation to Lombok.
- Gili Kondo
Besides Gili Trawangan, you should stop by Gili Kondo if you want to have an exciting diving experience. Gili Kondo is located in Sambelia District, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and is adjacent to Gili Bidara. The route to Gili Kondo is relatively easy, you can go to Sambelia, then ask the local residents for the location of Gili Kondo. If you take the land route, then be prepared to be amazed by the views of the beautiful forest to Mount Rinjani.
- Gili Petelu
Gili Petelu is one of the recommended diving spots in Lombok. The word ‘telu’ means three in Javanese because on this dyke there are three small islands. To get here, you just need to cross from Mataram by renting a boat at a rate of IDR 450 thousand. The travel time required is about 2.5 hours. Diving on Gili Petelu will be very memorable because the corals under the waters are gorgeous and have hilly contours. In addition, the beautiful small fish are simply stunning when viewed up close. The location of Gili Petelu is in Jerowaru, East Lombok, and next to Pink Beach.
- Gili Meno
If you crave privacy, then Gili Meno is the perfect location. This island is rarely visited, and its prestige is inferior to other Gilis such as Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. However, its beauty is unquestionable. The naturalness of this place is still very awake. A few local residents only inhabit this island, even here, you will not find a motorized vehicle. Make sure you dive while you are here because there will be turtles accompanying you down there.
- Gili Bidara
Gili Bidara is not too wide but has extraordinary beauty. The location is in the same area as Gili Kondo and Gili Petagan, so you can all stop by both spots. You only need 40 minutes to get around the island. After getting tired of snorkeling or diving, you will be greeted by the dashing Mount Rinjani that exudes its charm.
- Gili Asahan
Gili Asahan is the right place for those of you who like a challenge. The currents on the dyke are known to be swift. Therefore it takes a struggle to get to the bottom to enjoy the underwater beauty. Favorite spots on Gili Asahan include Secret Garden, Sanking Point, and Belongan. We recommend that you dive accompanied by a more familiar guide with the local terrain for safety. You will easily find accommodation, hotels, and resorts here. They even provide equipment for snorkeling and diving.
So, those were the five coolest and still quiet dive sites in Lombok. In addition to exploring various water sports, you also have to taste the legendary culinary delights that exist on this island.
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