Vila Ombak Divers offers daily diving trips around the Gili islands. With our diving organisation and schedules, you can choose to do one to maximum four dives a day.
The boat trip around the Gili islands take around 5 minutes to 20 minutes, therefore, each diving trip is a single dive and we return to the dive center after each dive. This gives you the flexibility to plan your diving activities to suit your holidays here in Gili Trawangan.
Everytime, we change the dive site.
For example, you can choose to dive in the morning and spend the afternoon with your family at the beach or if you love party, you can sleep late and join us for a dive in the afternoon.
Also you can choose one of our private dive offers.
Our scheduled diving trips
To join us for a diving trip, the meeting is at the dive center at the following time:
- 8:00 – First morning dive, for the early birds and hard core divers.
- 10:00 – Second morning dive, for a more relaxing holiday with plenty of time to enjoy breakfast. If you are staying in Vila Ombak Hotel, you will definitely want to enjoy the scrumptious buffet breakfast spread to start your day.
- 13:30 – The afternoon dive, for party lovers or you are no doubt in holiday mood and serious about getting quality sleep.
- 18.15 – Night dive (available upon request depending on the sea conditions).
Booking your dives
Reservations can be done via email or internet before your arrival. Upon your arrival in Gili Trawangan, drop by our dive center at Vila Ombak Hotel to confirm your diving activities and for some paper works. If you have a medical certificate from your doctor, please present it to us so that you are exempted from filing the PADI medical statement.
Meeting is half an hour before boat departure in the dive center. When you arrived, we commence with fitting of your equipment, then your guide will give you a briefing about the diving procedures, descriptions of the dive site and what can you expected to see underwater. Once everyone is ready, we will board the diving boat from the beach front. No worries about your tanks, our boat crews will transport them for you to/from the boat. The boat trips to the dive sites around Gili islands are very short, from 5 minutes to 15 minutes, rarely more.
Our night dives are done from the shore, at the Biorocks located in the front of Vila Ombak Divers.
Diving in Gili Islands are almost good to excellent with warm water. Diving activities are available all year round.
Current, Temperature and Visibility
Average depth around the Gili islands is 20 meters, up to 40 meters or more for some dive sites. The maximum depth will depend on your certification level and your diving experience.
Visibility: 30 meters normally or on average 3 meters
Currents: Usually mild current but sometimes can be strong, varies all the time. In some areas, currents can be strong or the current may change during your dive.
Water temperature: Average 28°C to 30°C, sometimes 25°C with thermo-cline.
Climate of Gili Islands
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia is located near the equator. Therefore, the climate is warm and sunny all year.
The Gili islands have no significant terrain, in the rainy season the sky is often blue when it rains on Lombok. The peak of Lombok Mount Rinjani is 3,726m above sea level, the majestic volcano blocks the clouds. Gili islands do not get a lot of rain in the wet season. The rain usually lasts few minutes to a few hours, sometimes throughout the night.
The temperature varies from 30°C to 34°C.
The dry season here is from March to October and from November to February is the rainy season in Indonesia.