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Lutwala Dive & Bungalows

3 star hotel
Halik Beach, Gili Trawangan, Lombok, NTB 83352, Indonesia
7 rooms
FREE Internet

Lutwala Dive

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Lutwala Dive & Bungalows is located in the 'turtle capital of the world'
  • Pool view bungalows with private beach access
  • Relaxed, tropical gardens with palm trees
  • Eco-friendly, anti-waste ethos
  • Octopus, sharks, lionfish, mantas- and cats!
  • Balconies, hot water, exclusive-use pool
  • All-day breakfast, local dishes, sandwiches, cocktails
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 32 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 10% of the total booking, 20% for more than 14 days, 30% for more than 1 day and 100% for less than 1 day in advance.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 3 March 2020 with a travel start date between 3 March 2020 and 3 October 2020, if you cancel more than 30 days before your trip you will be charged 0%, if you cancel between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival you will be charged 50%, if you cancel 14 days or less before your trip you will be charged 100%.

Explore diving around the Lutwala Dive & Bungalows

Best dive sites in Lombok

Deep Turbo - Depth: 22 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays, sharks and large schools of fish are often sited here Highlights: Topography of the reef and chance of eagle rays Deep Turbo is on the north-east side of Gili Trawangan. The site consists of impressive gorges, ridges and sea mounds surrounded by a sandy bottom where fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and cuttlefish can be found. There are also several overhangs and small caves where many creatures live. You can find a huge variety of tropical reef fish and some frequent larger visitors include white tip reef sharks, barracuda and even eagle rays. The soft and hard coral are magnificent with giant Gorgonian sea fans. It is also a great area for a wide variety of nudibranches and if you’re lucky you can find pygmy seahorses! It has an average depth of 25 meters and at times there can be strong current, due to which it is best suited to more advanced divers.

Halik - Depth: 5 – 30+ meters Level: All levels Current: Strong at full and new moon Marine Life: Turtles, reef sharks, humphead parrotfish, snapper and triggerfish Highlights: Small caves home to juvenile reef sharks Halik reef dive site is situated on the northern side of Gili Trawangan and is enjoyable for all divers. The Gili Islands deliver yet again with this fabulous aquarium-like dive site. It has a beautiful platform edge that then slopes down from 5 to 15 meters with a series of coral bommies. In the shallows is a huge abundance and variety of life; schools of anthias dart in and out of the corals protection as large colourful sweetlips, trevallies and surgeonfish chase them. The small caves can be home to juvenile white tip reef sharks and when there is a light current this is a perfect site for an easy drift! Divers, who are interested in deep diving, can descend into her gullies and canyons that drop down to 40 meters; there you can find the larger fish species and chances to see adult reef sharks.

Hans Reef - Depth: 7 – 25 meters Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong Marine Life: Turtles, giant pufferfish, nudibranches, frogfish, octopus and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacles, sand gullies, stingrays and a huge variety of macro life can found here There are many ways to explore this site and it give you something new to spot every time you visit. The sandy patch starts at around 7 meters; there you can find garden eels, sand lizardfish, frogfish, flounder and sea cucumbers. Going in an eastern direction you cross the ‘garden’ of the site dropping down to 15 meters; in the sea grass you can often find blue spotted stingrays and a diversity of smaller marine life. Along the sloping valleys batfish can be seen along with octopus and cuttlefish. On the large pinnacles there is lots of life to be found such as scorpion fish, puffers, schools of tropical reef fish and huge pink barrel sponges with sleepy turtles napping on top!

Shark Point - Depth: 6m - 30+ meters Level: All Levels Current: Strong at new and full moon Marine Life: Reef sharks, turtles, humphead parrotfish, large schools of fish Highlights: Canyons that run parallel to the shore, excellent site for viewing the big stuff! A flat sandy bottom turns into a series of progressively deeper canyons that run parallel to the eastern shore of Gili Trawangan. This is a very popular site due to the sheer variety of life that can be seen on a single dive. Reef sharks can be seen cursing through the canyons while lazy turtles can be spotted in the shallows and every full moon it is a favorite hangout for schools of huge humphead parrotfish. This site also houses the Glenn Nusa Wreck which was deliberately sunk in February 2016 she sits upright, on a sandy bottom, in about 25 meters of water on the eastern side of Gili Trawangan. The visibility at this site is usually excellent and the opportunities for underwater photo enthusiasts are fantastic. Slowly but surely she is being turned into an artificial reef and already provides shelter to many fish species. Sponges and corals are starting to encrust her and every passing year she becomes more and more beautiful in her mantle of living reef.

Simon's Reef - Depth: 18 – 30+ meters Level: Advanced Current: Mild-Very Strong Marine Life: Rays and larger fish species Highlights: Topography of the reef and variety of corals Simon’s Reef is on the north-east side of Gili Meno. A magical deep dive that offers a fantastic variety of corals, not seen anywhere else on the Gili Islands. At 30 meters there is a sandy bottom between large impressive sea-mounds. These structures range in size with interesting overhangs and outcrops along with magnificent sand formations similar to sand dunes in a desert. Fields of garden eels, blue spotted stingrays and even cuttlefish are often sighted here. Finishing on a pinnacle peppered with tropical reef fish.

Turtle City/Heaven - Depth: 6m – 35m Level: All Levels Current: From nothing to strong, sometimes with a split Marine Life: Turtles, sergeant majors, scorpion fish, mantis shrimps and cuttlefish Highlights: Large pinnacle with lots of turtles! Turtle city is located on the north- east side of Gili Meno. The average depth is around 18 meters. The dive site is situated around a large pinnacle peaking at 10 meters. It is a great sight for all levels of divers and as the name suggests is ideal for seeing lots of beautiful turtles! Around the pinnacle you can see large schools of small fish such as clown fish, damsels and sergeant majors. When exploring around the slopes you may also find many shrimps, octopus, cuttlefish, scorpion fish and giant blue puffer fish. Finally, at the top of the pinnacle you will find some cage houses with giant clams! If you are looking for turtles, beautiful coral valley coverage with swarms of colorful fish this site is just perfect.

The Lighthouse - Incredible topography and diverse marine life make this dive site a must. Exploring the rocky plateau, canyons and slope you’ll find schools of sweetlips and patrolling white tip reef sharks. Huge boulders create interesting recesses where critters can be found hiding and the huge coral bommies are shrouded with glass fish. Keep an eye out into the blue as well for passing schools of fusiliers, rainbow runners and mackerel.

Stairs to Medang - A vibrant coral garden plateau greets you as you start your dive around 14 meters / 45 feet before heading deeper down the “Stairs”. In deeper areas, expect the unexpected – everything from manta rays, reef sharks and passing hammerheads have been seen here. The definite highlight though, is the rugged “stepped” topography from which the site takes its name and the abundant reef fish and corals which bring striking colours to the shallows.

Cathedral - This stunning, coral encrusted rock pinnacle is a favourite for many divers. Its open ocean position makes it a major attraction for passing pelagics including eagle rays, hunting trevally, barracuda, schooling mackerel, rainbow runners and fusiliers. Make sure you take time to investigate the corals – there is a wealth of macro-life to be found here as well. Gili Sarang - Best known for “big fish” action and seasonal schooling mobula rays (August and September), Gili Sarang is a collection of pinnacles and boulders which attract pelagics. Frequent encounters here include white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks, huge dog-toothed tuna, great barracuda, giant trevally and jacks. Here you’ll also be able to appreciate the breath-taking, kaleidoscopic soft corals and critters that reside within them.

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What to see

Lombok is known for its pelagics, most famously the great and scalloped hammerheads and schooling mobula rays. That’s not all you can find there though - expect to see trevally, tuna, barracuda, reef sharks, marble rays, eagle rays, sea snakes, turtles, schools of mackerel, rainbow runners and fusiliers, hoards of medium sized and small reef fish and if you have a keen eye there is a wealth of critters including numerous nudibranch species, frogfish, scorpionfish, octopus, cuttlefish and so much more!

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Lutwala Dive offers daily morning, afternoon and night dives
  • Gently sloping reefs, wrecks, walls, biorocks
  • Experienced dive team (9+ years) 
  • Dive sites between eight and 100 meters
  • Small groups (<4 per diver)
  • Rental gear, classrooms, training pool
  • Less than 15 minutes to all dive sites

Description

Lutwala Dive was established in 2009 and offers convenient access to 13+ local dive sites. 

Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night, allowing for up to four dives per day. Choose from gently sloping, coral-covered reefs between eight and 30 meters, to wrecks and walls plunging to 30 meters and more.

Boats depart from the beach opposite the dive shop, and no destinations are more than 15 minutes away. Group sizes are never more than four divers per guide.

Dive sites suit beginners and experienced divers alike, with courses offered from discover scuba diving all the way to pro level training and various specialties. 

Facilities include a full selection of rental gear, classrooms, fish ID library, storage, on-site compressor, training pool and shaded, traditionally-styled dive vessel.  

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Finnish
  • Indonesian
  • Swedish

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Darts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Idr)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Lutwala Dive & Bungalows is a PADI 5* IDC center based on Gili Trawangan’s Halik Beach. 

The clear blue ocean in front of the resort offers divers the chance to swim with turtles, clownfish, moray eels, manta rays, mantis shrimp, octopus, sharks and lionfish. Coral gardens taper off into gently sloping walls with overhangs and sandy bottoms. 

The beachfront resort is comprised of a double storey villa surrounded by informal gardens, palm trees and exotic vegetation. Rooms feature large balconies, hot water and access to a private pool. 

The Lutwala Cafe offers an all day breakfast, local favourites and sandwich menu. Reasonably priced soft drinks, beer, wine and cocktails are available at the bar. 

Purchase your water in a Lutwala Logo Souvenir Water Bottle and save on plastic throughout your holiday (and beyond!). 

The ‘Cats of Gili’ cat hospital is based at the resort, and a number of rescue cats call Lutwala home. All have been sterilised, wormed, treated for fleas and regularly inoculated. Numerous other rescue animals as well including rabbits, horses, parrots and a porcupine. 

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Speed boats run daily from Bali to Gili Trawangan (journey time is two hours).
  • Flights can be booked to Lombok from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Having arrived in Lombok, you can take a blue bird taxi to the harbour, where you can catch a boat ticket to Gili Trawangan. The last boat leaves around 4:30pm.
  • Private car and boat transfers can be arranged via the resort in advance.
  • Upon arrival on the island you will need to hire a horse cart to reach the resort (2km from dock).

Departure

  • You may catch a boat back to Lombok or Bali and from there connect with a flight to your onward destination. 
  • Most boats do not depart after 4:30pm. 
  • Private transfers can be arranged via the resort. 

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