Diving around the Gili islands in Indonesia
As usual when visiting Gili Air
and conducting a PADI IDC
, I arrange for a few dives, to enjoy the great underwater world around the Gili's.
A map of the more common dive sites around the Gili islands
This time around I managed to get a night dive in at Oceans 5 house reef and a dive at Halik. Some 17 years ago I dived Halik during my Advanced Open Water diver course
Blue spotted stingray at Halik
At Halik we conducted a Digital Underwater Photography
Instructor training dive in a very strong current. We flew almost over the site and around this time of the year, strong currents are rather the standard than an exception.
A small nudi branch on Halik
It was a good dive and it wouldn't have been for our DUP training, we could have easily made this into a Drift dive specialty
! A great experience and I also spotted a rather juvenile bumphead!
During the recent PADI IDC on Gili Air
I took the opportunity to make a night dive with Kathleen, one of the candidates. The porcelain crab pictured above was one of the creatures we met that night.
It was once more a good experience and I always enjoy and look forward to dive around the Gili's! Can't wait to get back in November and get wet again!
Labels: Diving, Gili Air, Indonesia, Underwater Photography