fun diving for all levels of training!
The diverse underwater world around the bay of Sekotong offers relaxed diving and plentiful macro life! Our region offers an abundant marine diversity with scuba diving adventure and many new dive sites to explore!
As the sea is fairly shallow, visibility is never crystal clear but this doesn't affect the caliber of the dive sites. Our reefs are full of bright soft corals and colourful crinoids, harboring a amazing variety of rare marine life, ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses and more.
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challenging diving with big rewards!
Scuba diving Belongas Bay the seasonable sighting of pelagic life is fairly regular. Apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during September, hammerheads have the tendency to school around the Magnet mid June until early November.
The Magnet (Batu Kapal)
A pinnacle in the open sea with challenging conditions and big fish action! Schools of mackerel, rainbow runner, tuna and barracuda accompany your dive, while you are on the lookout to spot the hammerheads. White tip- and black tip reef sharks are fairly common, and on occasion we also see the one or other pelagic shark. Read more...
Experienced divers only!
Lombok - a spicy little island next to Bali!
Lombok People and History
The majority of Lombok's population is Sasak. No one really seems to know for sure where the Sasak people originate from, however, many believe that there was an influx of immigrants to Lombok from Java sometime in the 14th century. Most Sasak today practice their own local interpretation of Islam that has elements of Hinduism and indigenous Wetu Telu beliefs mixed in.
The Dutch arrived and colonized the eastern part of Lombok in the 17th century, leaving the western part of the island to the Balinese until 1894. While the Balinese ruled they put in a lot of effort into building numberless temples and water palaces, and even today the most interesting tourist sites were built by the Balinese.
Don't hand anything to an Indonesian with your left hand. In most Islamic countries the left hand is considered "unclean" and insulting. If this is somewhat cumbersome by having to change hands, take the time to do it anyway.
Handshaking is customary for both men and women on introduction
and greeting. Indonesians will frequently touch their chest with
one or both hands after shaking hands as a sign of
The proper way to summon someone is to use one of the Indonesian words Pak or Mas, (for men) and Bu or Mbak (for women) and make a scooping motion towards you with your hand, palm facing down. Crooking the index finger, as it is common in the West, is not polite here.
Be aware of where & how you position your feet. Exposing the sole of your feet or pointing with your foot to indicate an object is considered impolite. Shoes should be removed when entering a mosques or home. If you are unsure, just ask.
Women should avoid wearing halter tops, revealing clothes outside the tourist areas.