Diving South Lombok Magnet Hammerhead 2006

Start:Thursday, 17 August 2006
End:Monday, 21 August 2006
Duration:5 days
Experience level:This diving Lombok trip was limited to experienced divers with a minimum of RESCUE certification or more than 100 logged dives but due to strong interest now we accept some less experienced divers, and will separate in different group but not dive The Magnet dive sites.
Highlights:Maximum divers that we can accommodate this time is 32 divers.

We will stay at Gili Nanggu Resort, which is located on a small island with white sandy beaches, only 10 minutes by boat from Lombok.
We recommend using the dive center below to dive The Magnet and other dive sites in Lombok: Dive Zone Lombok

Please check: Next Lombok Dive Trip

Southern Lombok Pristine dive sites:

  1. Diving Lombok - The Magnet Dive Site - Pristine Famed as hammerhead point, this is a pinnacle rising in the open ocean from about 60 meters. Here you have a good chance of seeing the big stuff, most notably hammerhead sharks, mobular rays and mackerel. For experienced divers only as the currents and surge here can be fierce.

  2. Diving Lombok - The Coral Garden Dive Site - Pristine A calmer site of submerged pinnacles at 25 meters. Plenty of soft corals and small fish.

  3. Diving Lombok - The Skull Dive Site - Pristine This pinnacle rises up from 40 meters and is completely covered with soft corals. Pelagic fish abound with white tips, black tips, and mackerels, grey reef sharks, many stingrays and schoolings tunas. Sounds awesome!

  4. Diving Lombok - Wollis Pinnacle Dive Site - Pristine Good for macro, this sheltered rock which ends about 5 meters below the surface is home to nudibranchs, frogfish and ribbon eels.

  5. Diving Lombok - Boulder City Dive Site - Pristine A vertical wall with plenty of good swimthroughs, should be fun! Good possibility of sharks, napoleon wrasse and tons of sweetlips and angel fish.

  6. Diving Lombok - Gili Sera Dive Site - Pristine More of a large rock than an island, this site has plenty of coral and sponges. Rays and sharks are a distinct possibility.

  7. Diving Lombok - Cathedral Dive Site - Pristine Another difficult site, strong surge is present at this pinnacle and encounters with large pelagic fish are common. Sea life includes snakes, eagle rays and sharks. Very experienced divers can explore the large cave at 40 meters.

  8. Diving Lombok - Blue Hole (Batu merah)Dive Site - Pristine

  9. Diving Lombok - Bawarlan Reef Dive Site - Pristine


Sekotong Dive Sites:

  1. Dive Lombok - The Highway Dive Site - Sekotong The extensive reef north of Sekotong is a popular site for morning dives. The reef runs for about 3 km with sidetracks veering off to the right and left. The top of the reef starts at 18m and descends to a sandy bottom at about 32m. A huge variety of species can be found here with abundant pellagics like Jacks, Trevallies, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Rays (including Mantas) and much more.

  2. Dive Lombok - Hadiah Reef Dive Site - Sekotong This northern reef takes you down to about 26m, and is home to a multitude of colorful reef fish: Lionfish, Sergeantfish, Gobies of all sorts, and an array of Nudibranchs. It's a great night dive destination, as it is home to many Lobsters and Crustaceans. Uh oh, we might get hungry on this one guys!

  3. Dive Lombok - Triology Dive Site - Sekotong A marvelous reef in the northwest, this dive site still needs to be explored as there are three main routes. So far we have found Shrimp, Ghost pipefish, and Glassfish, Bluespotted rays, Cuttlefish, Moray eels and a lot more. Off the reef in the blue you might see a Whitetip Reef Shark posing for you.

  4. Dive Lombok - Sunken Island Dive Site - Sekotong This soft slope to the west of Sektong is very popular for relaxed and colorful diving. Groupers, Batfish, Trumpetfish, shy Octopus, and bearded Scorpionfish can be found around the deeper coral blocks. With a little luck you can see Eagle Rays and Mantas cruising out in the blue.

  5. Dive Lombok - Gili Renggit Dive Site - Sekotong Another favorite in the west is Gili Renggit, as it offers rare species for the macro fan. The corals are alive with Nudibranchs, Ghost pipefish, and colorful Shrimp. Can you find the camouflaged Frogfish? Let the Cleaner Shrimp give you a manicure or teeth cleaning.

  6. Dive Lombok - Stairs to Medang Dive Site - Sekotong Terracing down from 14m to about 35m this site provides a fascinating underwater landscape where you can experience the Indopacific at it's best with Mantas, different species of Sharks, and plenty of lively reef fish in all colors and sizes. On the top of the plateau Lobsters and Turtles make frequent appearances.

  7. Dive Lombok - Batu Gendang Dive Site - Sekotong "The drum stone" descends to about 25m with massive blocks giving you the impression of diving a labyrinth. It is the home to Whitetip Reef Sharks, Napoleonfish, and many Sweetlips.

  8. Dive Lombok - Batu Mandi Dive Site - Sekotong Dive with different species of Sharks, Tuna, Jacks, and Barracudas. Even schools of Eagle Rays are a possibility. Ooh, I hope we get this lucky!


Please note that we don't gurantee that we will be able to explore all of the dive sites above, as our final dive plan will depend on the suggestions of the local divemaster and the weather.

South Lombok is a spectacular diving destination: untouched coral reefs, pinnacles, hammerhead sharks and other giant creatures like schooling barracudas, and mackerels.
Itinerary:17 August:
By Bus:
06:00 Gather at KSDC Headquarter Kerobokan and get in the bus
08:00 Padang Bai and boarding ferry cross Lombok Strait
13:00 Arrived at Lembar and go to Mataram for a welcome lunch in one of the best restaurant in town
15:30 Go Sekotong and check in Gili Nanggu resort
16:30 Free time

By Air:
Pick up at airport by hotel.

18 August: Let the diving begin! 3 day dives, sites TBA

19 August: 3 day dives, sites TBA

20 August: 3 day dives, sites TBA

21 August:
Bali Group:
09:00 Check out from Gili Nanggu and go to Mataram
10:00 Souvenir hunting in Mataram and simple shopping for late lunch on the ferry
12:00 Boarding ferry in Lembar
17:00 Padang Bai
19:00 Back to KSDC headquarter

Airborne participants leave for airport.
Coordinators:
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Participants (28):
Dive center:Dive Zone Lombok Dive Center

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