GILI TRAWANGAN is the biggest island among the three Gillis near the coast of northwest Lombok Island. Gili Trawangan is a great place to start snorkeling as the currents are very gentle and you can practice in shallow water.
Most snorkelers around Gili Trawangan are hoping to swim with the green and hawksbill sea turtles that live here. Apart from turtles, you will probably see shoals of surgeonfish, a number of different butterfly fish, groups of sea Goldie’s, banded sea snakes, brightly colored false clownfish and a bit further out a variety of wrasse.
GILI MENO is the smallest and most tranquil of the three Gili Islands. It is a tropical island where a walk along the beach or a leisurely snorkeling trip is about as hectic as it gets. One of the most surprising and beautiful things under the turquoise waters of Gili Meno is the underwater sculptures sitting just off shore.
The statues consist of 48 figures, lying down or embracing each other, set in a complete circle called the “Nest”. Each figure is made from a real human mold, meaning each one is unique to the rest, with different facial expressions, size and position. The idea behind the “Nest” is to provide coral a medium to grow upon, promoting the marine life in this area of the island.
GILI AIR is the closest island to Lombok Mainland. It has amazing underwater sights beneath the waves.
Colorful fish are around, they are patterned, dotted, striped and streaked with luminous colors.
The coral swayed seductively in the water as tiny fish made little popping sounds as they nibbled away.
The way the coral seemed to breathe and dance was almost as amazing as the fish.
Tour starts at 08. 30 - 08.45 - return around 17.00.
Meeting and drop off point at Senggigi or Mataram.
Please bring changing cloths and good flipper.