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 Travel Tips
Lombok - Health...
Malaria does exist on Lombok but it is generally not a problem. Additional information on health matters may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phone the CDC international travellers' hotline at (404) 332-4559 or visit the CDC Malaria info website.
A few other points: Drink plenty of fluid (water and fruit juices) to avoid dehydration. Drink bottled water ONLY. Even in hotels it is best not to drink straight from the tap. Ice in drinks, however, is not a problem. Use common sense when choosing a place to eat. Eat in established restaurants that are clean and well patronized. If you are trying the hawkers in the street stick to those not serving meat unless your system is already well adjusted.
If you are using prescription drugs bring a sufficient supply. Pharmacies (apotiks) often can fulfil a prescription but the dosage may not be quite the same as your doctor has prescribed. Promptly take care of any cuts or burns - do not risk infection in this heat and humidity.
You can exchange most major currencies easily. All hotels offer currency exchange but at less favorable exchange rates. Or - and this our choice - go to a ATM machine or money changer. Credit cards are accepted at better restaurants and retailers (tourist areas). But be aware, most retailers add an extra 3 - 5 % on your bill for the privilege of using plastic.
It's better to change your money in advance, if you plan traveling outside Lombok's main tourist areas, as there are neither money changers nor creditcards payments available!
Getting to Lombok ...
There are hourly flights from Bali's domestic airport as well as a public ferry from Padang Bay available. Also there are speedboats that leave from Benoa Harbour and Padang Bay that will bring you to Lombok within a good 2 hours.