Lombok, located in the West Nusa Tenggara region of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is home to crystal clear waters with a range of dive locations catering for both experienced and novice divers. Lombok diving allows divers to visit sites that are mostly unexplored as well as well-visited sites at the popular Gili Islands.
Senggigi, a town known for beautiful white-sanded beaches, offers divers the chance to dive rugged muck dives along the North coast of Lombok as well as visiting the idyllic Gili Islands, where you’ll be inspected by a number of curious sea turtles. Senggigi is only a stone's throw from Lombok’s international airport and has many dive centres willing to help you experience the best that scuba diving in Lombok has to offer.
In South West Lombok, Seketong invites you to dive the pristine coral reefs of Gili Asahan, Gede and Ringgit, which are affectionately known as the ‘South Gili’s’. This area is great for critter hunting with pygmy seahorse, frogfish and the ghost pipefish all being residents to the area. In Seketong, stay at one of the areas dive resorts and take advantage of the calm waters by participating on one of the dive courses available.
At the remote Belongas Bay, South Lombok, come for some peace and quiet on the surface while the underwater world has a completely different plan for you. Be humbled by the ocean’s strength as you are thrown into challenging, adrenaline-pumping dive sites in one of the three places in the world where you can see both species of hammerhead shark! You’ll find scalloped and great hammerhead sharks patrolling these waters.
Situated off the attractive Kuta beach there are also some dive spots but due to very strong currents and rough surface conditions, few dive centres operate here. To delve into all of the diversity Lombok diving has to offer, you can stay on board one of the many liveaboards travelling the West Nusa Tenggara region.