Imagine you are diving accompanied by a herd of hammerhead sharks, sea snakes, barracuda, shark fins are also black and white fins. Experience the most extreme diving in Indonesia can be found in the Gulf Belongas, West Nusa Tenggara.
Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) presenting the colorful underwater kingdom. The waters around Gili Trawangan that has coral and anemones inhabited by colorful fish. But apparently, Lombok has one side of the “dark” which should only be visited by a professional diver.
Spot is located near the Gulf Belongas, southwest of the island of Lombok. From the beautiful white sandy bay, you have to travel about 1.5 hours by boat. After passing a small island Gili Wayang, you came in first diving spot: The Magnet.
This diving spot has a depth of about 80 meters. The current is very strong, especially after a dive at a depth of 15 meters. Horror again, the diver must pass this fast currents to a depth of 20-25 meters to meet the “actors” Belongas bay.
Let alone one, you will find a herd hammerhead shark, black fin sharks and oceanic white tip, reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, mackerel as well. Imagine you are surrounded by wild fish at a depth of 30 meters!
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Still around the Bay Belongas, second diving spot called The Cathedral. Spot is located on the east Belongas, near the tiny island of Gili Anak Ewok. You could say, diving in the Cathedral one level more difficult than Magnet. In addition to a variety of sharks and barracudas, there is also a herd of stingrays and sea snakes very much!
The diver who dives in Cathedral usually find 15-20 sea snakes in a single dive. Dangerous? Of course, because the sea snake is one of the most deadly animals. Therefore, the Cathedral and the Magnet is a special spot for professionals. You Need a professional diver certificate to experience this one.
If you want to see a herd of hammerhead sharks, came from June to November. At these times, you may see 20-30 sharks in a single dive. Even more!