Gili Selang SCUBA Dive Sites

Category: BaliGili Selang

 

Gili Selang at a Glance
Access:One hour speedboat ride from Padang Bai
Reef Type:Slope
Marine Life:Sharks (schooling hammerhead sharks was sighted at the first time Submariners dived there), various nudibranch
Coral Condition:Healthy
Visibility:10-30 meters
Current:Mostly strong
Tips:Even it is possible to go by small wooden boat from Amed, it is not recommended since you need a reliable diving boat here.
Difficulty:Difficult

If you ever dreamt of diving in an aquarium-like environment then you should consider Gili Selang. The abundant pristine soft coral and wide variety of species is what you get when you dive there. Often pelagic fishes come here. In fact, we were lucky enough to watch a group of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) in the 26 meters depth. They were group of eight with 2 meters length on average except one big guy that we believed to be the leader, which almost reach 3 meters in length. It was 23 degree of Celsius, cold enough for us, tropical divers. This dive site well known for its unpredictable strong current therefore be prepare with your sausage and good boatman that ought to chase you when you are drifted. On the subsequent dive we also saw a green turtle (Chelonia midas) eagerly swam try to balance itself in the middle of swirling current. Even a group of big bumphead parrotfish can not well maintain their balance when they meet the current, when we ourselves watched them by hanging on to the rock.

If you take a look at Bali map, you will find that this island is the easternmost tip of Bali Island, It could be the reason why the current is unpredictable here. We always love to take our friend experienced diver here.

Written by: Erwin Kodiat

 

KSDC Trips to Gili Selang

  1. KSDC 2014 Annual Bali Xtreme Dive
  2. KSDC Bali Extreme Dive Trip 2011
  3. Bali KSDC Safari Annual Diving Trip 2011
  4. Welcome Yuji to Bali
  5. Hengky's Underwater Macro Birthday Party
  6. Diving Bali with Hong Kong Diver
  7. Bali Gili New Year's Extravaganza
  8. Two Dugongs Diving Ocean Sunfish
  9. Scuba Diving Gili Selang Ship Wreck Exploration
  10. Gili Selang Introduction
  11. Bali Hammerhead Sharks - Gili Selang
  12. Most Recent Nudibranch Photos