Your Private Beaches at Gili Islands
Since Used to do my PADI Open Water in Ko Tao back 2005, I have been obsessed with diving. The feeling of complete flexibility and serenity if you are below water is paradise for me personally, and I recently can not get enough of it. That's why I knew that the Gilis were essential for my new visit to Indonesia. I'd been aware of the small island of Gili Trawangan from a pal who'd existed there for a few months, working as a plunge master. She'd firsthand experience of the brilliant fishing in this area and I only had a need to keep in touch with her for five minutes before I was convinced.
As I was using my sister and another friend, equally of whom hadn't dived before, she proposed that we visited Huge Bubble Jump while the communities are small, and the instructors are friendly. The Gilis are the right position to understand to dive. The atmosphere is good and relaxed, with a lot of divers of different quantities of experience. You are also sure to see a huge range of fish on every jump, and plenty of the jump web sites are shallow padi idc gili trawangan enough for instruction dives.
There are 16 jump internet sites positioned round the three Gili Islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. You can achieve all of the internet sites by Jukung boats and the vacation time is no more than about 25 minutes. Which means that you don't have to invest half your time travelling to get to the plunge website! This can be a large plus stage for me as I tend to obtain a touch sea ill, particularly after having a dive, because of the salt water invasion of my nose.
I did a complete of 8 dives, and each one was positively fantastic. I saw lots of wonderful points including cuttlefish, octopus, dark idea reef sharks, boxfish (my particular favourite), pufferfish and turtles, to call but a few.
On my last plunge, I was due to pal up with my newly qualified sister. However, one of the Jump Experts proposed that I go with another group to complete a more capable drift dive because it was, in his view, the very best leap site in the area. Thank Lord I did! This is the most spectacular leap I have ever done. I was lucky enough to spot a lovely, 2 metre long bumphead parrot fish. That fish was extremely amazing to view, shimmering strong green in magnificent waters. That leap was really the spotlight of my entire trip.
Best time to visit
The average temperature in Lombok is 29°C to 34°C. It is hot year round. Therefore anytime would be a good time, although the peak intervals come in June-July.
Our budget was US$339 for 9 days in Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands.
What direction to go
Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling
If you are at Gili Islands, you ought not lose out on Snorkeling or Scuba Diving. You can aquire these packages from the local vacation agencies. The cost wanted to us was 200,000RP for Surfing and 600,000RP for Scuba Fishing inclusive of transportation. The best thing about all of it is that actually once you snorkel, the boats can take you to the midst of the sea where you could really sea wonderful corals and maritime life.
Gili Trawangan is the area where you could do your watersports. They cannot have jet-skis. However, they do have para-sailing, wake-boarding etc. These willing on searching may also surf. An excellent spot is the southern conclusion of the island. Search boards are available for lease at the island. For the over activities you can approach some of the regional travel agencies to make arrangements. Kayaking is also an activity to be considered.
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