Vila Ombak Divers is a diving center located on the small island of Gili Trawangan, north-west of Lombok, Indonesia.
We dive in small groups with 4:1 ratio to ensure safety and comfort for our divers. Our medium size Lombok style boats can accommodate up to maximum 15 divers, usually, we take only 12 divers on each diving trip.
Where are we located in Gili Trawangan?
Vila Ombak Divers is situated on southeast of the island, just outside the village next to the beach.
It is possible to swim in the beach front and relax on the sun bed. Near you can order some food and drinks without hassles.
Furthermore, our location allows you to enjoy the serenity of Gili Trawangan, sheltered from the loud parties and rowdy places. At the same time, it is within walking distance if you wish to join the parties and mingle around the crowd.
In addition to diving and snorkeling activities, we have a small shop selling diving/snorkeling equipments and accessories.
The pool trainings for scuba diving/snorkeling are done in the swimming pool of the resort.
The preparations are done in the diving center followed by 25 meters’ walk to the boat on the beach.
Snorkeling from the beach front is nice. There are artificial reefs or “Biorocks” built by Gili Eco Trust and Coral Guardians to restore the coral reefs. The Biorocks are now home for many reef fishes. As the Biorocks are shallow, you can see by snorkeling and sometimes a pleasant surprise greeting from sea turtles swimming nearby or surfacing to catch a breath.
Our dive boats
Vila Ombak Divers has 2 diving boats:
- Sofia, a traditional Lombok style boat
- Terumbu, smaller and recent (July 2017).
They bring you to the dive sites around Gili islands. They can accommodate up to 15 divers and usually we keep the number to 12 divers.
Each diving trip lasts about one and a half to two hours, rarely more, as it takes 5 to 15 minutes to reach the dive sites by boat.
Our diving team in Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia
Vila Ombak Divers has a small team of PADI diving instructors, captains, reception staff, boat crews and technician.
The welcome at Vila Ombak Divers
Tegar is from East Lombok. He welcomes you with his sweetest smile and provides you with the information about our activities. If you have questions about Lombok, do not hesitate to ask.
He speaks Indonesian and English.
Our captains are from Lombok
Dedenk, Sabirin and Suparlan
Indonesian captains, they are fun but serious at work. They are responsible for the safety of all passengers on board. Their skills are not limited to steer a boat, they are happy to be your snorkeling guide and help you to explore the coral reefs and marine life around the Gili islands.
Crews and technician
From Lombok is our oldest crew. He will help you on and off the boat, including preparing your equipment. Like the rest, he is also a snorkeling guide.
From Lombok is our most talkative crew. He likes to distract you by talking nonsense. He is captain in training and also guides you on your snorkeling excursion.
Our technician is the quietest staff. He takes care of the diving equipments and filling the tanks. Sometimes he will accompany you on the boat.