Gili Islands was very famous for their beautiful scenery and atmosphere, in adition they also well known as the beauty of underwater life which stored the natural view of the coral and any kind of colourfull fish that was so amazing.
As one of Indonesia’s top areas for scuba diving and snorkelling, with a reputation for being the ‘turtle capital of the world’, with year round water temperatures about 28 degrees Celsius, the Gili islands have become popular for beginners and experienced divers alike. There are about 25 dive sitesaround the islands of Trawangan, Meno and Gili Air, with a variety of topography (slopes, walls, ridges and canyons) and an enormous amount of diverse marine life. This includes black – and white tip reef sharks, lots of turtles (hawksbill and olive ridley), lionfish, scorpion fish, cuttle fish and octopus, moray eels, sea snakes, different types of rays (blue – spotted, eagle and, from December to March, manta rays) not to mention schools of bump – head parrot fish every full moon and the occasional whale shark plus countless varieties of hard and soft corals.
Concerns about conserving the Gili Island’s dive sites and to stop price wars in order to keep standards high, regular maintenance of boats and equipment, ( decent salaries for instructors and dive guides ) have led to the creation of GIDA, this is the Gili Islands Divers Association. All dive centers operating in the Gili islands have a fixed price agreement for everything (apart from equipment sales) and which ever Gili island you stay on, or dive course you take or dive site you dive is the same price. The money used to pay for beach cleaning, recycling and reef conservation.