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Best Diving Destinations in Lombok
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Lombok
Batu Gendang Must see
Japanese WW-II Wreck Must see
Gili Meno Wall Must see
Bounty Wreck Must see
Shark Point Must see
Blue Hole Must see
Lombok is an island located in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of a chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait and Sumbawa to the east. The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. It is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili. Beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani, combined with relatively few tourists make Lombok a small tropical haven. There are over 3,500 different marine species living around the reefs. Lombok offers interesting scuba diving for beginners as well as experienced divers. Main diving takes place around Gili islands, which lie in the northwest of Lombok in the strait between Lombok and Bali. Around Senggigi beach on the east of Lombok there are also a couple of interesting dive sites. Drift diving, great macro life for photography enthusiasts, wall diving and diverse marine life such as sharks, rays and turtles can be found here.
There are lots of interesting and worth exploring dive sites in the area: Bounty Wreck, Gili Meno Wall, Stairs to Medang, Blue Hole, Halik, Han’s Reef, Japanese WW-II Wreck, Shark Point. Also diving can be done on the southern part of Lombok (Belongas Bay), which is famous for such dive sites as The Magnet and The Cathedral. There are a lot of currents and large pelagics such as sharks, rays and mackerels.
When to go to Lombok
April is the hottest month in Lombok with the average temperature reaching 30C/86F. The coldest month is July with the average temperature of 26C/78F. The wettest month is November with the average of 216mm of rain. The water temperature usually ranges between 24-29C/75-84F. Currents can be strong in some areas. The visibility is very good and ranges from 10m/33ft to 40m/131ft.
What to see
Coming here divers can expect to encounter such species as barracudas, tunas, schools of Hammerheads, as well as grey reef shark, white tip sharks, moray eels, angel fish, cuttlefish, turtles and ghost pipefish.