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3 Star
Rooms
34
Wellness/Spa
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Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
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Resort Highlights

  • Trawangan Dive is on Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three tiny Gili Islands
  • One of the first dive resorts on the island, located on a white sandy beach
  • 38 economy, standard and luxurious villas, set within chilled out gardens
  • Two pools with a swim-up bar
  • Won a PADI Green Star Award for environmentally-responsible business practices
  • Crystal clear, warm waters year-round

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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 37 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

If notice of cancellation is received by email more than 90 days before a guest is due to arrive a
full refund will be given minus any wire transfer fees incurred by Trawangan Dive. If notice of cancellation is received by email less than 14 days before the arrival date, there will be no deposit (20%) refund. If notice of cancellation is received by email less than 7 days before a guest is due to arrive the total amount will be forfeit.

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Resort Description

Trawangan Dive was one of the first resorts on Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three tiny islands in the Gili Archipelago off Lombok.

It occupies one of the best stretches of beach front and offers a range of guestrooms, from economy lodges to two-bedroom villas, with local and international cuisine (alongside a wide range of cocktails!) served at the Fat Cats restaurant. The resort itself is based just off the main road, within chilled-out tropical gardens.

Trawangan Dive has been awarded both a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and also a Green Star Award for its environmentally-sustainable approach. Diving opportunities are excellent (the local waters are famed as the Turtle Capital of the World) and include vibrant reefs with swaying hard and soft coral, home to frog fish, clown fish, rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, reef sharks and macro life. Visibility is excellent at 25-30m, with waters warm all year round.

Explore diving around the Trawangan Dive Resort

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

  • Trawangan Dive was the first Career Development Center on Gili Trawangan
  • Awarded the Green Star Award for environmentally-friendly business practices
  • Offering the Biorock & Shark AWARE specialities
  • Local waters known as the ‘Turtle Capital of the World’ 
  • Chance to see sting rays, coral groupers, reef sharks, lion fish and sea snakes
  • 20-35m visibility and warm tropical waters year-round
  • Two large training pools, air-conditioned tech room, equipment storage and service area
  • Wide variety of dive sites including sloping walls, wrecks and artificial Biorock® reefs
  • Passionate, friendly and multilingual guides, all with intimate knowledge of the reefs

Description

Trawangan Dive is well-established PADI Career Development Center and recipient of the PADI Green Star Award for environmentally-conscious business practices.

The dive center offers two large training pools, changing rooms, an air-conditioned tech room, equipment storage and servicing area, retail shop and classroom. 

It provides easy access to the waters around Gili Trawangan - known as the ‘Turtle Capital of the World’ - with the underwater terrain dominated by 'bommies' or hills covered in hard and soft corals, sandy inclines interspersed with rock outcrops and gently sloping walls. Divers may see moray eels, clown fish, lion fish, reef sharks, coral groupers, pygmy sea horses and sea snakes

For something quite unique, visit Biorocks, an artificial reef made up of Biorock® technology or check out the local Bounty Wreck. Another great option is Shark Point, a shallow sloping reef suitable for all divers with Open Water certification.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

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

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Polish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Idr)

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

How to get there

Arrival

  • The most convenient way to access Gili Trawangan is via boat from Bali. 
  • Several operators offer transfers throughout the day, with the majority leaving in the morning. 
  • You will be dropped off in the Gili Trawangan Harbour, which is just 5 minute stroll from Trawangan Dive.
  • The journey will last around 4 hours, door to door, from your hotel in Bali. 
  • Should you wish to fly, the closest airport is Lombok Praya, which has daily connections from Bali Denpasar Airport, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Airport pickups from Lombok Praya can be arranged, but prior notice is necessary. 

Departure

  • It is simple to catch a boat back to Bali from Gili Trawangan Harbour, or to Lombok or another of the Gili Islands to continue your vacation. 
  • A transfer to the airport can be arranged via the resort with prior notice.

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