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Diving in Sekotong
When to go to Sekotong
South West Lombok has a short wet season that lasts from December to March and a distinct dry season from April to November. Conditions for boating, snorkeling and diving are excellent during the dry season when the water is clear water and visibility is high. From May to September the average water temperature stays around 27C/81F-30C/86F and other months from 21C/70F-25C/77F.
What to see
A wide variety of colorful hard and soft corals and amazing marine creatures such as reef sharks, turtles and cuttlefish, along with rare macro species such as frogfish and ghost pipefish make Sekotong a popular destination among divers and underwater photographers.
Scuba diving in Sekotong
Sekotong is a large, sheltered bay on the south west of Lombok known among tourists for its gorgeous beaches and excellent diving. Lombok International Airport is located in 66 km from it. There are over 3500 different marine species occupying the waters around this area, making it one of the most bio diverse regions in the Indo-Pacific.
Popular sites 'east of Gili Renggit' and 'West of Gili Renggit' are sloping reefs, full of corals. Gili Kura-Kura is a great first dive, perfect for beginners, where all sorts of fish can be seen, including several types of wrasse and Moorish Idol as well as bright fire corals. Will's Beach is a favorite among macro photographers for the huge variety of creatures found here. This gentle, sandy slope is covered with nudibranchs, flounders, puffers, skeleton shrimp, halimeda, rough snout ghost pipefish as well as tozeuma shrimp, Zanzibar shrimp, flying gurnards and many more. Advanced divers will enjoy the drift dive Stairs to Medang where mantas have been spotted circling the reef. Deep divers can head to Batu Gendang - a great site to see sharks and Napoleon Wrasses, batfish, sweetlips and turtles.