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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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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%. 

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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

  • 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
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Classes
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Hiking

Sports & Watersports

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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Alcohol

Payments

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

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • 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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