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Lutwala Dive & Bungalows

Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
7
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort 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

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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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 20% will be charged if you cancel less than 365 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Lutwala Dive & Bungalows

Best dive sites in Lombok

The Magnet - Located in Belongas Bay, this is Lombok’s most famous dive site – and for very good reasons. The Magnet is a stunning open ocean rock pinnacle which literally attracts fish and pelagics like a magnet does steel. The biggest draw for diving the Magnet is the seasonal hammerheads, which are seen in in schools, together with reef shark sightings, barracuda, trevally, eagle rays and other pelagics. If you enjoy diving with big fish then The Magnet should be on your list. 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.

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 dive 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.  

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • 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

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Swedish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Indoor Pool
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • External Guests Allowed
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Movies

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Darts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

Payments

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

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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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