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The magical underwater world around the Gili IslandsThe magical underwater world around the Gili Islands boasts year-round crystal clear waters with an average water temperature of 28° Celsius. Dive sites are all accessible within 10 to 20 minutes by boat, allowing more dives in a day. Recreational dive sites range in depth from 10 meters to 40 meters and are mainly coral gardens, coral ridges and walls. There are over twenty recreational dive sites around the Gili Islands, providing numerous diving adventures.

Technical dive sites range in depth from approximately 40 meters to whatever depth you are certified to dive. The majority of the technical dive sites are walls with some going as deep as 200 meters. There is a great Japanese WWII wreck dive at 45 meters.

Some of the marine life seen around the Gili Islands are: large schools of bumphead wrasse, trevally and sweetlips; turtles; eagle, cow and manta rays; whitetip, blacktip and grey sharks; oceanic sunfish (mola mola); napolean wrasse, cuttle fish, octopi, moray eels, nudibranchs, seahorses and numerous species of other tropical fish. If you're lucky, sometimes you will see whale sharks.

Shark Point

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Shark Point Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

One of the most varied and interesting dive sites around the Gili’s, Shark Point is a vast open site available to all levels of diver certification. The site starts with a shallow sloping reef, with a series of ridges and valleys leading into deeper water.

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Halik

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Halik Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Halik reef is a sloping reef available to all divers. Beautiful coral formations are found in the shallows, and along the reef, coral bommies and Gorgonian fans. A perfect drift dive, and commonly Lionfish, Moray Eels, Coral Grouper, and Bumphead Parrotfish (around the full moon) are to be found.

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Deep Halik

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Deep Halik Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Halik reef is a sloping reef available to all divers. Beautiful coral formations are found in the shallows, and along the reef, coral bommies and Gorgonian fans. A perfect drift dive, and commonly Lionfish, Moray Eels, Coral Grouper, and Bumphead Parrotfish (around the full moon) are to be found.

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Deep Turbo

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Deep Turbo Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Advanced Open Water

A huge dive site available to divers with deep dive experience. An abundance of large coral “bommies” or hills covered in soft and hard corals, Deep Turbo will interest divers as exploring the reef and its marine life makes for a fascinating dive.

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Shallow Turbo

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Shallow Turbo Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Shallow Turbo is a beautiful sandy slope with coral bommies and Gorgonian fans. Located in between Good Heart Reef and Trawangan Dive, Shallow Turbo offer a fantastic variation of smaller critters, but also schooling mackerel, jack fish and of course Green and Hawksbill Turtles.

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Han’s Reef

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Hans Reef Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Hans Reef is located on the north tip of Gili Air, and consists of various sized bommies and rocky outcrops dispersed over a sandy slope. Hans reef is suitable for all diver levels.

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Sunset Reef

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Sunset Reef Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

This site is a gently sloping reef. A large portion of it is marked by giant steps of table Acropora coral, shelving off down the slope. There are isolated heads of hard coral and outcrops with good, even coverage of soft corals.

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Simons Reef

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Simons Reef Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Advanced Open Water

An excellent coral site made up a variety of distinct heads and mini seamounts rising from a sandy bottom at a depth of 35m. There are eight major heads arranged roughly in a figure eight; all are well formed and superabundant in coral varieties.

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Gili Meno Wall

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Gili Meno Wall Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

This is a steeply sloping reef with a near-vertical top section. The reef drops to a sandy bottom at about 22m, and follows the contours of Gili Meno’s shore quite closely. Soft corals grow all along reef. There is a great deal of older, dead coral over which the soft forms have regrown, whereas hard coral lags behind.

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Bounty Wreck

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Bounty Wreck Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

The pier where the Bounty Ferry use to dock was abandoned years ago and over time sank into shallow water off the southwest coast of Gili Meno. It is now a breeding ground for juvenile coral, Angelfish, Pipefish and Frogfish.

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Biorock

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Biorock Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Biorock® technology was brought to Gili Trawangan in 2004 and is now home to 80+ Biorock® structures and is the second largest Biorock® site in the world. The Biorock® Process involves a submerged steel structure that applies a safe low-voltage electrical current.

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Good Heart Reef

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Good Heart Reef Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course

Good Heart Reef begins in shallow part of Deep Turbo and runs parallel along Gili Trawangan's east coast sloping from the shore into deeper water. Coral bommies and outcropings protrude from sandy areas, each thriving with juvenile and smaller species of fish seeking shelter of the shallow waters.

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Gili Air Wall

Gili Trawangan Dive Site Gili Air Wall Minimum diving certification needed for this dive: Open Water Course
The coral growth at this sloping wall is at its best in the shallower sections of the reef near the south end of the site, where there are some good heads of Brain and Star corals and some Acropora formations.

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