Lombok offers amazing scuba diving experiences for divers of all levels. We have partnered with DiveZone who offer diving in the three main scuba diving spots in Lombok and all of them are worth a visit.
Dive Sites in Kuta, Lombok
Challenging diving with big rewards!Famous for its dive sites “The Magnet“ and “The Cathedral“ you’ll find pristine reefs with an abundance of marine life. Here the seasonable sighting of schooling barracudas, tunas, and other pelagic life is fairly regular. Apart from the mobula- and eagle ray season during September, hammerheads have the tendency to school around the Magnet end June until early November.
As currents and dive conditions in south east Lombok can at times be quite challenging, at some of the dive sites we recommend diving only to the more experienced diver!
The Magnet (Batu Kapal)
A pinnacle in the open sea with challenging conditions and big fish action! Schools of mackerel, rainbow runner, tuna and barracuda accompany your dive, while you are on the lookout to spot the hammerheads. White tip- and black tip reef sharks are fairly common, but on occasion we also see the one or other pelagic shark around the pinnacle. Experienced divers only!
The Cathedral (Gili Anak Ewok)
This pinnacle comes up from around 50m and sometimes offers less challenging conditions than “The Magnet”. The pinnacle is a favorite place for sea snakes, and also many tunas, mackerels and barracudas can be found. In front of the cave entrance at around 40m we can watch schooling eagle rays circling around. Experienced divers only!
Many pinnacles and impressive boulders rise up from a depth of around 35m and offer impressive, colorful soft corals. Here too, big fish action. Giant trevalies, mackerels, sweet lips, surgeon fish, white tips, black tips, and, grey reef sharks. August/September is the best season for schooling mobula- and eagle rays. BIG FUN!!!
A cave that has its entry point at about 17m, and once inside, opens up into a huge dome shaped cavern. Depending on the season and the swells, one can find, jacks, sweet lips, and surgeon fish taking a break in this more protected area.
Soft Coral Garden
A chain of small, soft coral covered, pinnacles beginning in a depth of around 12m, and reaching down to about 25m. Apart from the many reef fish, here we’ve seen Cownose rays, huge moray eels, as well as the one or other eagle ray on his way to Gli Sarang.
Starting at a vertical wall you descend to about 30 meters. There are a lot of big rocks forming hundreds of swim-troughs. Sharks, napoleons and many, many sweet lips and angelfishes have been seen here.