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Ultimate Gili Gede

3 star hotel
P., Jl. Gili Gede, Karang Baru, Selaparang, Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara 83123, Indonesia
17 rooms
FREE Internet

Ultimate Gili Gede

PADI dive center
Onsite
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Step back in time to a pre-tourism Indonesia. Ultimate Gili Gede offers chic and affordable accommodation on an upcoming local island with secluded beaches
  • Dive into clear seas covering vast untouched shallow reefs and gently sloping drop offs covered in healthy corals and teeming with macro life, turtles and clouds of colorful fish
  • A great place for new divers and experienced divers alike, with calm conditions throughout the year, state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly and knowledgeable team
  • Not only is this some of the nicest accomodation on the island, but Ultimate Gili Gede also operates a waterfront restaurant and the island's only pizza delivery service!
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Dates & Prices

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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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 30 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 25% of the total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 30 days.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 3 March 202, with a travel start date between 3 March 2020 and 31 October 2020, if you cancel more than 30 days before your trip you will be charged 0% of the total booking, 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 Ultimate Gili Gede

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.
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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

  • PADI 5* dive center set up by the crew of Dive in Bali, after the decision was made to get away from the crowds and set up in Gili Gede, a chilled out island minutes from Bali
  • Though Gili Gede is still predominantly a fishing community, this is a place to visit now while it's still untouched, before the tourism industry explodes
  • This destination is located within an area boasting the widest variety of marine species in the world - from turtles and nudibranchs to scorpion fish and sea snakes
  • Dive from an 11 meter-long dive vessel, complete with complimentary drinking water, snacks and fresh towels for your surface interval

Description

Ultimate Gili Gede is a PADI 5* dive center set up by the crew of Dive in Bali.

Whether you want to explore uncharted reefs, investigate light-filled shallows in peace or try diving for the first time, Ultimate Gili Gede is a great choice. Warm waters, calm conditions and great visibility throughout the year make this a top choice for any chilled out diver seeking underwater fun and above-water relaxation. 

As a new center, the rental equipment here is in an excellent state. An experienced dive guide is included in the price of your boat dives, as well as drinking water, snacks and fresh towels. The dive boat is an 11 meter-long vessel with all the modern safety features. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving gear

  • Filling Station

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Island Hopping
  • Cooking Classes
  • Live Music
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Hiking

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Alcohol

Sports & Watersports

  • Badminton
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Darts
  • Cycling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

From the team that used to run Dive in Bali, Ultimate Gili Gede is a new diver's base on up-and-coming Gili Gede, far away from the hustle and bustle of the main island.

Lesser known and still to be explored, the dive sites around this local island boast clear seas, clouds of small, blue reef fish and vast drop offs covered in untouched corals. Still predominantly a fishing community, Gili Gede offers the chance to step back in time to experience a pre-tourism Indonesia, complete with secluded white sand beaches. 

This resort is a great choice for divers and non-divers alike, though non-divers are likely to have been tempted to try at least one dive by the time they leave! This gem offers some of the nicest accommodation on the island, and even runs the island's only pizza delivery service by boat!


How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Praya in Lombok, which is around two hours from the resort by car and boat.
  • The resort can arrange a driver to pick you up and drop you at the boat transfer, which is then provided by the resort itself (additional cost, advance notice required).
  • If you instead fly into Bali, it is possible to reach Gili Gede by fast boat in two hours. This can be arranged on your behalf provided you give advance notice (additional cost).  
  • Check-in time is 1 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • The resort will arrange your return transfers to either Praya, Lombok or Bali Airports upon request (additional cost, advance notice required). 

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