Gili Lawa

  • Gili Lawa

    There are several dive sites in northern part of Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo Island. Crystal rock, Castle Rock and Lighthouse are just few of the nice spot that have fine hard and soft coral cover and swarms of schooling fish.

    Crystal Rock is an excellent dive site and it’s comparable to the renowned dive site, GPS Point. It is a pinnacle that shatters the surface off the northern area to the small island to the north main atoll of Komodo. Some red octopus, large cuttlefish, hawksbill turtles, pyramid butterflyfish and thousands of anthias can be seen underneath the water. The reef here is filled with bronze, soft tree corals and rust coloured sponges. However, on the North West side of the pinnacle, you are required to make an immediately descent to reach the spot even though the current is strong, there is always a great schooling action provided. You can also spotted black snappers, bigeye trevally, yellow ribbon sweetlips, whitetip reef sharks and bluefin.

    On the other dive site, just 1 kilometer away further north from Crystal Rock is the Castle Rock. This site is more exposed to the main Komodo current, but for the expert divers this is just an exceptional treat. The fish life is basically eye-catching with school of fusiliers, midnight snappers while blacktips, whitetips and grey reef sharks and giant trevally are common spotted here. Bottlenose dolphins often seen on a dive, they made this spot one of their favourite hunting grounds. So don’t miss the chance to see these wonderful creatures in the natural environment.

    At the tip eastern of Gili Lawa Laut is the Lighthouse, another dive site.

    The Passage between Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat is also a good dive site and best option for a sunset dive at a depth of 20 meters. Currents here can be strong, but you can still sight several manta rays and mobula rays.

    Location: North Komodo
    Conditions: Can be rough
    Visibility: 15 to 25 meters
    Depth: 5 to 40 meters