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!
Blongas Lombok Dive Sites, Belongas Bay
Famous for its dive sites "The Magnet" and "The Cathedral" you'll find pristine reefs with an abundance of marine life in Belongas Bay. Here the seasonable sighting of schooling barracudas, tunas, and other pelagic life is fairly regular. Apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during September, hammerheads have the tendency to school around the Magnet end June until late October.
Dive conditions in south
east Lombok can at times be quite challenging and we recommend
diving here to the more experienced diver!
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The most famous Belongas dive site is the Magnet. This Blongas dive site features both the smaller Scalloped Hammerhead (around 2 to 4 meters) as well as the Great Hammerhead shark (around 4 to 6 meters). According to experts, The Magnet is the one of only three places in the world where you can see both kinds of hammerhead sharks (the other being the Philippines and Costa Rica).
The Magnet (Batu Kapal) is the name given to the furthest and most prominent dive site at Belongas (Blongas) Bay, a pinnacle in the open sea with challenging conditions and big fish action! The pinnacle can be reached by boat in half an hour. Located in the open sea, rising up to the surface from 80m, a big surge can be felt down to 15+ meters on challenging days. Divers need to enter the water negatively buoyant and descend quickly to 5-15 meters to encounter tuna, barracuda, while descending deeper to see white- and black tip reef sharks while being on the lookout to spot the hammerheads. Experienced divers only!
The Cathedral (Gili Anak Ewok)
Another signature Belongas dive site, 'The Cathedral'. It features a large pinnacle with 2 main peaks, and is notable for the schools of eagle rays as well as tuna, mackerel and "Great Barracuda". Abundant with sea snakes gliding around, thus it is not surprising when a diver spots as many as a dozen during a dive. This pinnacle comes up from around 50m and sometimes offers less challenging conditions than "The Magnet". Experienced divers only!
The Belongas dive site Gili Sarang features incredible small creatures such as Harlequin Shrimp, Pygmy Seahorses, a multitude of Nudibranch as well as big fish action. Giant trevalies, mackerels, sweet lips, surgeon fish, and August/September is the best season for schooling mobula- and eagle rays. BIG FUN!!!
Boulder City features a lot of big boulders that form a large number of swim-troughs. Starting at a vertical wall you descend to about 30 meters to find sharks, napoleon wrasse as well as, many sweet lips swimming around
Coral Garden is relatively sheltered from big waves and offers a somewhat easier conditions. A chain of small, soft coral covered, pinnacles beginning in a depth of around 12m, and reaching down to about 25m. Apart from the many reef fish, here we've seen Marble rays, huge moray eels and the one or other eagle ray on his way to Gili Sarang. The beautiful Gorgonian fans, Whip Corals and Anemones harbor interesting crinoids for marco photography
Blue Hole is a cave that has its entry point at about 17m, and once inside, opens up into a huge dome shaped cavern. Depending on the season and the swells, one can find, jacks, sweet lips, and surgeon fish taking a break in this more protected area.