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Trawangan Dive Resort

3 star hotel
Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar 83352, Indonesia
34 rooms
FREE Internet

Trawangan Dive

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package 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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Oct 2, 2020

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OUR HOTEL • When guests check out, all rooms will be steam cleaned, disinfected and left vacant for a minimum of 24 hours. • Special attention will be taken to regularly disinfect high touch point areas around the resort and in the rooms including public toilets, remote controls, light switches, curtains, door handles and taps. • Housekeeping staff are kept to a minimum. • Breakfast will be a la carte. • High touch points around the resort will be disinfected regularly throughout the day with special attention paid to public toilets. FAT CATS BAR AND RESTAURANT • Tables and chairs set up in our beach restaurant in accordance with social distancing practices. • Food and beverage staff will wear the appropriate PPE. • Our kitchen area will be disinfected throughout the day, and steam cleaned and disinfected upon close down. • Tables, chairs and food menus will be disinfected between guests DIVING • People who have had COVID-19 will not be permitted to dive unless they have documented medical clearance • All dive equipment will be thoroughly cleaned in accordance with PADI and DAN guidelines with special attention paid to masks, snorkels, mouth pieces and BCD oral inflators. • Spitting in dive masks will no longer be allowed; defog will be provided. A full range of masks, snorkels and personal mouth pieces will be available in our retail shop. • Guests will be allocated equipment for the duration of their stay. This will be soaked in disinfectant at the end of each day and hung up to dry sufficiently distanced from other equipment. • Dive groups will be kept small, and social distancing practiced throughout the course. The number of guests on each boat reduced to ensure that there is space to move around safely. • All PADI recommendations will be followed regarding skill demonstration. Guests will not be permitted to share air sources for the purpose of demonstrating skills. Our instructors have completed “COVID-19 risk management reduction in diving” certifications. • Guests will take their own water bottle on the boat as communal cups will no longer be provided. NB: While the use of disinfectant will increase significantly at the resort, we will ensured that it is disposed of correctly so not to have any negative environmental consequences.
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1. BOOKING

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2. CONFIRMATION

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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

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 5%
  • 17 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 0.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Trawangan Dive Resort

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

  • 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.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

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

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Polish

PADI® Courses Available

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

For your safety

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

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

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Idr)

Sports & Watersports

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

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.

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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