Dive Site: Meno Wall, Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia

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Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Drift dive along a reef with a low Wall at the start
Depth: Top: 9MBottom: 22M
Location: North of Gili Meno

Description

Meno Wall has lots of nooks and crannies with schools of big eye but also a great variety of the mid-sized reef fish. The ‘Wall’ part of Meno Wall is only a small part of the dive site, there are plenty of coral bommies and some sandy areas. Every Wall has its moray and Meno Wall is no exception.

Zebra moray diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Walls provide plenty of sheltered spots, just the sort of place where you might find a quiet little cleaning station.

Yellow mask surgeon having aquiet clean diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

On the flats above and below the Wall, there were a great many solitary fish including this unimaginatively named Orange-blotch-surgeon.

Orange blotch surgeon diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Another solitary lyre tail Rockcod comes drifting through.

Lyre tail coronation rockcod diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

And a pair of Threadfin butterflyfish pass by.

Pair of Threadfin butterflyfish diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

A shortfin batfish hangs around for a while; they are either inquisitive or simply not scared of divers.

Shortfin batfish diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

This scrawled filefish ran into me by accident and darted off as soon as he realised what I was.

Scrawled filefish diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Meno Wall is one of those places where you don’t have to go far to find lots of stuff – the more you look, the more you find. This black saddle toby spends most of his time quietly hiding in the sponges.

Black saddle toby diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Likewise this black boxfish was just biding his time under a ledge.

Black boxfish diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Looking across what appears to be the empty sand, you find that there are grubfish everywhere, quietly watching and waiting.

Black tail grub fish diving Meno Wall at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

We dived Meno Wall, Gili Islands, Lombok with 7Seas Dive Gili, Gili Air, Lombok Indonesia.