The island of Lombok is next to Bali and is often described as 'Bali how it used to be'. For divers there are two distinct diving areas – the tiny, tropical Gili islands lying off the north coast and the district of Seketong on the southwestern corner of the island. This area is affected by it's position between the Lombok Channel and the Indian Ocean.
SEKETONG | Seketong town sits on a lagoon-like stretch of water with shallow seas dotted by tiny islets. The surrounding coastal stretch is rural and uncrowded. There are many shallow reefs with swathes of pristine hard corals; others with bright soft corals and colourful crinoids, while newer discoveries have revealed some amazing muck dives.
BELONGAS BAY | This isolated bay sits on the Indian Ocean and while inside the bay is calm, it can get rough outside the headlands. The best dives are around a pair of offshore pinnacles that attract sharks and rays. These are adrenaline rush sites – the conditions can be extreme and dives are not suitable for the inexperienced, but they can be highly rewarding.