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Night Diving Gili Islands

IDR 730.000IDR 850.000

Diving the Gili Islands at night – emerge into a new world and meet a whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.

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Night Diving with Divine Divers Gili Meno – chose in between normal and UV light

Overview

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! On a night dive you are mainly focused on what you can see in the beam of your light. Join us for a night dive and meet the incredible Gili Islands marine life that only comes out at night.

Emerge into a new world and meet a whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See the underwater world from a different perspective. While some fish sleep, other species in the ocean come to life at night! At night, we can observe both different behavior and special nocturnal life marine life.

We also often witness experience bioluminescence. These are tiny plankton type organisms in the water that glow when set in motion. A chemical reaction that takes place inside the plankton causes them to light up when moved. It is a beautiful and fascinating!

Diving in the dark may seem scary at first. It is something many divers start off being very nervous about and end up laughing and loving. Whether you experienced your first night dives already or you are new to night diving, most of the Gili dive sites are great for night diving.

Night dives are available to all certified divers. Should you be new to night diving, check out our options for an Adventure Night Dive or even an advanced course. Or if you’d like to really get to the bottom of things, a Night Diving Specialty might be for you.

 

Boat Schedule

Our boats for night dives depart in between 17:00 and 18:00 pm depending on how far we go and if we are planning a twilight dive (to see mandarin fish) or a “normal night dive.

Night Dive Options

Explore the Gilis at nights with our two night dive options:

  • A night dive using normal light
  • A night dive with UV light

What is UV Night Diving

You think you have seen it all in diving? Even the most experienced divers surface with a sense of WOW because UV night diving, also called fluo diving, is like a hidden gem of the diving world. With just a UV torch and a yellow mask filter, suddenly the underwater world lights up with glow-in-the-dark magic. Often described as “diving in Avatar” the UV light adds a unique twist to your average night dive with “normal light” Corals glow with a spectrum of bright fluorescence and marine life lights up in unexpected colours and places. Fluo diving is best enjoyed with some night dive experience.

Gili Islands Night Diving Highlights

Meno Wall

Meno Wall right in front of Divine Divers Gili Meno is a prime spot for night dives. The wall is teeming with a wide variety of crustaceans like coral crabs, sponge crabs and lobsters. You might also find scorpion fish and baby cuttlefish.

Gili Air Harbour

Gili Air Harbour is another gem of a night dive site. We usually go to the dive site at dusk to be able to watch mating mandarin fish. But the harbour is home to an amazing array of special night creatures. Think boxer shrimp, ghostpipefish, longarm octopus, squid and nudibranches.

Biorocks

Another all-time favourite is the Biorocks on Trawangan Slope. Cuttle and lionfish will follow the beam of your light and you will see the shiny eyes of the many shrimp looking at you from their hideouts in their coral homes.

Details (for those who like to know more)

Still in doubt? Or you have more questions? Then please check our FAQ’s for some more details or you simply contact us using your preferred way of communication. You will also find the full (onsite) price list, the cancellation policy and our terms and conditions in the download section.

Continue the Adventure

Night Diving can be extremely rewarding. If you’d like to get the most of your night dives, please check the following options:

Adventure Night Dive

Night Dive Specialty

Advanced Course

Our night dive trips are all inclusive and you will encounter no hidden cost:

  • Maximum 4 divers per guide/instructor
  • English speaking guides and crew,  multilingual instructors
  • Full Equipment including torches
  • The boat ride
  • The dive itself
  • Washing service
  • Lots of fun!

To join us fo a guided night dive around the Gili Islands you need fulfil following qualifications:

  • Be a certified diver

Secure your prebooking discount

Please make sure you book your dives one day before your arrival. We know it is tempting to just learn about the prebooking discount and then quickly book online but if everyone does that, we will at one stage have to adapt our prices to meet that behaviour.

Plans change. We know that too. Our cancellation policy is flexible and we are trying our best to meet your holiday schedule and potential interruptions of it.

To secure your prebooking discount you can either pay for your dives upfront (online) or you pay for it upon arrival. Please book it through our online system through.

In the (hopefully unlikely) event that you can’t dive as planned, we will reimburse you minus arising costs such as transaction fees.

If you’d like to know more, please check our cancellation policy and terms and condition. 

I have never done a night dive in my life. Do I have to receive formal training before joining a night dive on the Gili Islands?

The answer to that is twofold: Yes and No. While we will not force you to go through formal training, we do highly recommend you to consider doing an adventure night dive or even an advanced course.

Night diving is not much different to diving during the day but still requires some different skills. We can teach you those skills for your own comfort and safety but it is not a MUST.

Why should I stay on Gili Meno?

Divine Divers is at home on Gili Meno, the middle Gili and island well known for its gorgeous beaches, pristine blue waters and home to the highly instagramable Gili Meno statues (the Bask Nest). While each of the Gilis has its distinct personality, Gili Meno is by far the most laid back of the three without being boring. Located on the most perfect sunset beach, Divine Divers is undoubtedly in a place where the sky meets the ocean.

Why choose Divine Divers Gili Meno for Diving the Gilis?

  • Small groups: We only send two buddy teams with one guide or instructor.
  • Experience level and air consumption matters: Our groups are usually separated by experience level. Unless you come as a group and would like to stay in that group.
  • Awesome staff: Experienced, friendly English speaking and multilingual guides and instructors
  • Long dives: Our cut off time is usually 60 minutes or 50 bar – as an average for the group. We will not end the dive if the first diver reaches 50 bar while others are still on 120 bar.
  • Washing service: All gear is assembled and loaded before a dive and removed after. All we ask you is to carry your BCD (without tank), fins, weights and mask off the boat and into the dive center so our crew can wash it.
  • Committed to first class service: We have excellent staff and management but also great Aqualung dive equipment and provide safe, top-quality course as well as guiding services
  • The chill factor: Our guests love the relaxed yet professional atmosphere at the dive shop and we like to keep it that way.

Why should I dive the Gili Islands?

Postcard-like white sandy beaches, azure and year-round warm waters (28 to 29 degrees), the reef on your doorstep and a great lifestyle. There are also no motorized vehicles, traffic jam or pollution. The Gilis are a one and half hour boat ride from Bali and super easy to reach. Does this sound like paradise to you? To us the Islands are an image of paradise. But that’s not it – the Gilis are known as the turtle capital in the world. Rightfully so, because both green and hawksbill turtles are abundant. Reef sharks are also frequently spotted and there is a broad range of marine life to be met on all dives. The dive sites are rarely more than a 15-minute boat ride away and diving is great all year round.

The dry season is running from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. Rainy season sounds more extreme than it actually is because it hardly ever rains an entire day – expect showers at different severity but therefore less people.

What are the best dive sites of the Gili Islands?

Meno Wall, Slope and Bounty

Our underwater backyard and house reef – yet, among the best diving grounds of the Gilis and accessible for all experience levels! Meno Wall features a beautiful vertical wall from 5 to 30 meters which is teaming with marine life and a must see for macro enthusiasts You like turtles? If you are lucky, you find more than you can count on Meno Slope. But not only that, Meno Slope is also home to the famous Bask Nest, also known as the Gili Meno Statues. The 48 human like statues by Jason DeCaires Taylor are arranged in a circular formation to represent the circle of life. Located at 5 meters, they are meant to be a bridge between the human and marine world. The statues are also a great start (or end) for all dives to the Bounty, a sunken jetty covered in both hard and soft corals, and one of the most popular dive sites around the Gili Islands.

Shark Point

A site not to be missed. As the name suggests, we often find whitetip and blacktip reef sharks here. But Shark Point doesn’t need sharks to be an amazing dive site. The site features beautiful ridges with stunning hard corals parallel to the main reef. These ridges are full of blue line snappers and schooling jack fish and a delight to the diver’s eye. The main reef is home to octopus, the picturesque clown triggerfish and even leafy scorpion fish. Supersized turtles live and feed in the shallows. This makes Shark Point a delight for both novice and experienced divers.

Deep Turbo

Attention to all experienced divers who like it deep and beautiful. Deep Turbo is a magnificent dive site with superb coral formations and sea fans that you will absolutely love. The topography is impressive – imagine seamounts covered in healthy corals on a white sandy bottom. There are also several overhangs and small caves where many creatures live. Many of the gorgonians are home to the elite pygmy seahorse. Being deep (average around  25 meters) and at times quite turbulent due to currents it is best dived by advanced divers on Nitrox!

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