If you are interested in discovering the magical underwater world with an abundance of diverse marine life, then diving around Gili Air is where to explore.
The topography of the dive sites that boarder this beautiful island range from fringing coral reef, underwater cliffs, sea grass beds and sloping sandy bottoms. In the midst of the sandier sites are scattered coral bommies and interesting coral rehabilitation structures which are remarkable to see.
These sites play home to some of the most fascinating creatures on earth, in fact photographers and videographers from all over the globe visit Gili Air every year to capture rare and beautiful imagery of the marine life found here.
The crystal clear, warm tropical waters make diving around Gili Air the perfect place to comfortably explore and observe marine life in its natural environment.
Gili Air is famous for its community of both Green sea turtles (endangered) and Hawksbill sea turtles (critically endangered); in fact the populations of these wonderful animals are plentiful in the area and they even nest on the island during certain times of the year.
Gili Air’s dive sites are a critical habitat for species of elasmobranches such as black tip reef sharks, blue spotted sting ray, Jenkins ray and blue spotted ribbon tail rays which are commonly seen by divers year round.
Asides from larger species of marine life there is also a unique amount of macro life frequently seen around Gili Air. With various species of Nudibranch, frogfish, scorpion fish, shrimps, crabs, pipefish, octopus, eels, cuttlefish and much much more there is plenty to be discovered.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the beauty hiding just below the surface. Don’t miss out in the opportunity of experiencing what it is like to dive with some of the most precious creatures on earth.