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Discover the Underwater Wonders of Gili Islands with Oceans 5 Gili Air

Underwater Wonders of the Gili Islands

Exploring the Hidden Gem of the Gili Islands

Underwater world around the Gili Islands in Indonesia
Scuba diving around the Gili Islands

When it comes to diving holidays, destinations like Nusa Penida, Komodo, and Bali often overshadow the Gili Islands. However, this trio of islands near Lombok, Indonesia, offers a unique and vibrant underwater experience that can pleasantly surprise even the most seasoned divers.

Why Choose the Gili Islands for Diving?

The Gili Islands are renowned for their abundant marine life, especially their resident populations of sharks and turtles. Unlike other popular diving destinations, the Gilis offer frequent sightings of both White and Black Tip Reef Sharks. But the real stars of the show are the turtles - on almost every dive, there's a chance to encounter Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles, making it a haven for turtle enthusiasts.

A Paradise for Underwater Photographers

Photography enthusiasts will find a treasure trove in the Gilis' waters. Dive sites here are teeming with captivating subjects like the colorful Mandarin Fish, elusive Seahorses, Pipefish, and even the fascinating Frogfish. These sites provide ample opportunities for both macro and wide-angle photography, ensuring that every dive is filled with potential for that perfect shot.

Flexible and Diverse Diving Options

One of the unique aspects of diving with Oceans 5 Gili Air is the flexibility it offers. Most dive shops, including Oceans 5, offer up to three dives a day, with the boat returning to the dive center after each dive. This arrangement allows divers to tailor their schedule, choosing dives that interest them the most while also enjoying other island activities, such as yoga or simply relaxing on the beach.

Scuba Diving with PADI IDC Dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air
Scuba Diving around Gili Air

More Than Just Diving

Gili Air isn't just a diving destination; it's a complete holiday experience. The island boasts a wide array of bars, restaurants, and resorts, making it an ideal location for those who want a balance of diving and holiday leisure. It's a place where you can mingle with not just fellow divers but also other travelers who are there for various reasons - from yoga retreats to simply soaking up the island life.


The Gili Islands, with their unique marine life and laid-back lifestyle, offer a distinct and memorable diving experience. Whether you're an underwater photographer, a marine life enthusiast, or someone looking to combine diving with a relaxing holiday, the Gilis and Oceans 5 Gili Air provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore and enjoy one of Indonesia's lesser-known gems.


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