Dive Site: Shark Point, Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia

Surgeons and saddle back butterflies grazing diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Gully followed by scattered bommies
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 13MBottom: 30M
Location: West of Gili Trawangen

Description

As the name implies, we were hoping to see sharks, not having seen any at any of the other dive sites in the Gili Islands. I’m not sure whether we just happen to be lucky, or whether we did actually have the best guides, but a white tipped reef shark turned up on cue right at the start of our dive at Shark Point.

White tipped reefy at Shark Point diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Shark done we moved on to shallower waters, working our way along big coral bommies.

Big coral stack with divers diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Between stacks I spotted a bunch of convict surgeons.

Convict surgeons diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

And either fox-face are the most common fish in the Gilis, or this pair have been following me around all week.

Pair of fox face diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

A lone blue spotted coral trout made himself scarce as soon as he saw us.

Blue spotted coral trout diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

Just as we looked up to start our free water ascent, a turtle spied us from above. He didn’t hang around up there too long either.

Turtle above diving Shark Point at Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia by Diveplanit

We dived Shark Point, Gili Islands, Lombok with 7Seas Dive Gili, Gili Air, Lombok Indonesia.