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Old 02-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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Pristine Diving Lombok

For many, diving it self is like hiking through the woods. The clicking and snapping sounds of the reef bring an awareness of another world thats only a small percentage of us have experience. Every dive is unique. Exploring new as well as familiar areas is often rewarded with the sighting of resident sea life. Scuba diving-it's not only for the sport but also for the enjoyment of making a connection with another world, the underwater world. About scuba diving in Lombok Lombok offers interesting scuba diving for beginners to experienced divers. The main diving takes place around the Gili islands which lie in the northwest of Lombok in the strait between Lombok and Bali. Around Sanggigi beach in east Lombok there are also a couple of dive sites and some dive operators such as dream divers also offer scuba diving in the southern part of Lombok (Blongas), where there is a lot of currents and swells and large pelagic such as sharks, rays and makerels. Dive sites around the Gili islands In the north of Lombok, a short stretch off the mainland are three small, coral-fringed islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Each has very nice beaches, clear water and small coral reefs (some corals have suffered due to El NiƱo though). The Gili islands (gili = small island in Bahasa Indonesia) are quite touristy. The islands are busiest from May through August and December to January. The islands offer nice views of the Rinjani volcano (3724 m) on Lombok mainland and beautiful sunsets, if you stay at a resort in the western side and in the calm waters in the south and east often whales and dolphins can be Gili Trawangan -Coral fan garden -Basket coral: Colorful soft corals and many reef fish. Easy diving. -Shark point: this dive site lies along the east coast of Gili Trawangan and covers quite a large area. You start in shallow water and follow the slope which has terraces that get gradually deeper to a plateau on about 24m. -Manta point: If you are lucky you can encounter manta rays in this dive area. From the end of October to the beginning of December (in the rainy season) they migrate here, when the water is rich with plankton. Gili Meno -Meno wall : lies west of Gili Meno, the reef is about 300m long and goes down to about 18m, covered with soft corals and gorgonians. . -Malang reef: the plateau lies on about 10m, but drops down to 40m. There are some really nice canyons. Gili Air - Air wall: A beautiful wall (max. depth about 32m) with a coral block at 22m which is a cleaner station with shrimps. It is surrounded by a large school of glassfish's and there is often a leaf fish sitting there and feeding on them. For more details Information, please feel free to contact us. dingdong( tours operation) www.gililombok.com email : info@gililombok.com
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