Wave Shape
Wave Shape

Club Dive Holiday, Bali and Gili Trawangan April to May 2023

Waves Shape

Five of us flew out to Bali via Singapore.

The first 10 days were in Bali, then we transferred by ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Diving (dive photos) and accommodation (non-diving photos) in Bali was at Adventure Divers in Amed run by Liselotte & David. For most of us this was a return visit as we had stayed here in 2019.

Diving was generally good although there were a couple of slightly rough weather days.

Our first dive was a “warm-up” one diving from one of the small Jukung outrigger boats and on this dive the guide took us to a rocky outcrop with a cave which contained at least 3 white tip reef sharks.

Diving throughout the stay was a mixture of shore and dives from Jukung boats. Bali has a great variety of nudibranches, plenty of moray eels, sea snakes, large areas of garden eels. One day we were surrounded by the largest shoal of cornet fish I have ever seen. Our guide was very good at spotting pigmy sea horses on some of the sea fans.

While we were on Bali we had a couple of days break from diving and took sightseeing trips to Tirta Gangga (Kings) Water Palace and gardens and to Penataran Agung Lempuyang Hindu temple close to Mount Agung, the local volcano.

After Amed we transferred to Gili Trawangan, by fast ferry. Originally we would have caught the ferry from Amed but due to a change in the law that ferry could no longer run so we had to take a taxi to Padang Bai where we caught the boat (Gili Photos).

Gili Trawangan is a motor traffic free island, so the only modes of transport are horse and cart or pushbikes.

Accommodation here was just down the road from the ferry port, set on the “main” road. Diving was from the dive centre owned motor boat, moored directly opposite.

Due to illness I was unable to dive but I was told that there were dozens of turtles seen on every dive. I did take a snorkel trip one day and we saw plenty of them just offshore.

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