relaxed diving and big macro fun.
The southern Gili islands -
Sekotong, a tropical little place with a only a few dive resorts and not much topside goings-on apart from snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. Our Lombok island dive resorts are quite perfect for couples and families who just want to relax and enjoy the southern Gilis.
Our South Lombok dive sites reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer, and the southern Gilis offer even the widely traveled and experienced diver a surprising and breathtaking experience. Diving the south Gili islands offers colorful, relaxed reef diving for all levels of training, and fun diving for families and beginners.
If you don't dive South Lombok -
you haven't seen Indonesia!
challenging diving, big rewards.
Scuba diving Belongas Bay, and diving "The Magnet", is where misconceptions about diving South Lombok come from. Diving the "Magnet and "Cathedral" are truly challenging Lombok dive sites and for the more experienced diver. Nevertheless, diving Belongas Bay also holds world-class dive sites for less experienced divers.
Scuba diving Belongas Bay offers exciting, challenging "adrenalin dives" at the dive sites " The Magnet" and "The Cathedral". The seasonable sighting of schooling barracudas, tunas, and other pelagic life is fairly regular, and apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during August and September, hammerheads have the tendency to school at the Magnet June till November.
Experienced divers only!
Lombok - a spicy little island next to Bali!
Lombok is the Indonesian name for chili pepper, and you'll find our spicy little island only 70km from Bali. The two islands are separated by the ecologically significant Wallace Line, separating Equatorial Asia from Marsupial Australia, marking vast and immediately noticeable changes in the flora and fauna.
Lombok lies only 375km south of the equator, and therefore
you'll find a tropical climate. Days are almost universally 12
hours long; sunrise is approximately at 6:20 a.m., sunset at 6:30
p.m. depending on the time of year. The average daytime temperature
is between 27° C to 30° C (80° F to 90° F). If you plan to trek
onto Mt. Rinjani bring a sweater along - with 3,726 meters it is
Indonesia's second highest mountain and it gets surprisingly cold
Lombok's tropical monsoon climate has two distinct seasons: dry (March to October) and wet (November to March).
South Lombok - the undiscovered pearl of Lombok!
Until recently, due to its challenging reef breaks at
BangkoBangko and Desert Point, south-west Lombok was only known
amongst surfers. Now this paradise has also been discovered by
scuba enthusiasts and vacationers searching for white beaches and
The roads in south-west Lombok are well maintained, and the scenic drive from Mataram or Lembar is fairly relaxing. Even though the clean white sandy beaches of Sekotong are amongst the best on Lombok, you will not find many travelers on these beaches and it's still possible to take relaxing walks along the beach without meeting annoying sellers trying to sell their watches, necklaces and so on. You also can experience the underwater paradise by snorkelling near one of the many small islands in the bay of Sekotong.
The local people in south-west Lombok haven't been influenced by mass tourism and are very friendly, sometimes curios. The language spoken is "Bahasa Indonesia"and "Bahasa Sasak". Many people also speak basic English and it's no problem for the traveler to communicate his needs. The inhabitants' main source of income in South Lombok is fishing and pearl farming (South Lombok's pearl farms are the main exporter of quality pearls in Indonesia).