What to say about the Gili Islands...
How about both hard & soft coral, turtles, sharks, lionfish, rays, angelfish, barracuda, tuna, snappers, pufferfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish, clownfish, macro critters and much more including, if you're super lucky, Mantas!
And did we mention the 28 / 29 degree C water?
Join us, departing Auckland on 25/07/20 and returning on 03/08/20!
Tell me about the Gili Islands?
The Gili Islands are found off the northwest coast of Lombok and are known for the white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm waters, laid back lifestyle during the day and fantastic social scene at night. A popular destination for tourists, they consist of an archipelago of three small islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno & Gili Air. There are no motorbikes or cars on the islands meaning you can either walk on foot, pushbike, take horse and cart or boat around the island. Getting to the Gilis takes about 20 to 30 minutes by boat, however options from other areas are opening up with speed boats and ferries available. Once on the islands it is an easy 15 minute boat ride in-between each island.
Spend your days diving, cycling, sunbathing, playing beach volleyball…. whatever your heart desires!
We'll be staying on Gili Trawangan.
Gili Trawangan is the main and largest island. It is around 3km long and 2km wide meaning you can easily grab a pushbike and ride around the whole thing. The main drag is consistently bustling with sellers and buyers, bikes, horses and carts, restaurants, cafes, bars, minimarts, dive schools, backpackers and more.
For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the main strip yet still have the option of partying, we'll be staying on the other side of the island where you can still easily walk home after a few cocktails on the beach!
What's the diving like?
Turtles are undoubtedly one of the highlights of diving around the Gili Islands – both green and hawksbill species are abundant. Reef sharks are frequently spotted, along with tuna, barracuda, trevally and occasional passing eagle rays. There is broad range of marine fish, most notably including, sweetlips, pufferfish, angelfish, batfish, butterflyfish, lionfish, scorpionfish and schooling snapper, fusilier and damsels. On the rubble and sand patches look out for odd shaped bottom dwellers and critters.
What about non divers?
The Gili Islands are a great option for families or couples that might have some non-divers in the mix too. With three beautiful islands to explore, there's no way your non-diving travel buddy would get bored! The non-diver price is $500NZD less than the diver fee.
So what's included?
Return flights with Emirates - Auckland to Denpasar and back again! Departing 25/07/20 and returning on 03/08/20
10 boat dive package per person (inc single tank, weight and air). You can upgrade to 15 dives for just an extra $275pp.
1 night twin share accom in Bali on arrival - includes airport transfer and breakfast.
Transfer to Ferry terminal & ferry ticket to Gili T.
7 nights twin share bungalow accom at Lutwala Dive Resort inc breakfast.
Group BBQ on last night of trip.
What's not included?
Equipment rental - bring your own, hire from us or rent at the dive shop in Gili T.
Nitrox is available at additional cost.
Meals other than breakfast.
Anything else that's not included in the 'whats included' paragraph above!
How do I book?!
Just send us a quick message to let us know you're keen, and we'll send you a little more trip info, grab some details and then put you in touch with our booking agent. Pay your deposit and then you're on!
Terms and conditions
as per the standard Allways dive terms below;
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