Almost 100 % Turtle Guarantee on the Gili Islands
You can go snorkelling right from the beach at all three Gili islands. Gili Trawangan (known as Gili T), Gili Meno and Gili Air have great chances to spot Sea Turtles. The best option is to go into the water on the east coast! Simply grab a mask and watch out for turtles on the Gili islands. Don’t forget to check out the hotspots for Turtles in Bali!
Snorkelling with Turtles on Gili Trawangan (Gili T)
Diving with turtles: Halik reef / Shark point / Goodheart reef
Snorkelling with turtles: on the north coast start close to Karma Kayak, and just along the beach, start at Villa Almarik and finish at Horizontal bar
Snorkelling with Turtles on Gili Meno
Diving with turtles: Meno wall and Meno slope
Snorkelling with turtles: start at Good Heart Bungalows until the old Bounty Pier Wreck
Snorkelling with Turtles on Gili Air
Diving with turtles: Haan’s reef and Gili Air Wall
Snorkelling with turtles: all the way from north east in front of the Gili Air Hotel down to the harbor past Blue Marlin Dive
Don’t miss to visit the turtle conservation centres on Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno
Currently there are 2 turtle conservation centres on Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. Just along the beach a few hundred meters walk you will find Dino Café where the owner, Pak Dino, a keen conservationist has a small turtle hatchery in front of his Warung (local restaurant). Learn more about Pak Dino and his conservation centre!
Gili Nanggu Island Turtle Conservation on Lombok’s Secret Gilis
Over the past 11 years, Gili Nanggu has hatched about 4.500 sea turtle eggs. Adult sea turtles lay eggs once a year. If you are lucky and the timing is right, baby sea turtles are ready for release when you visit Gili Nanggu. You can take part in this natural conservation activity. Learn more about the Gili Nanggu Sea Turtle Conservation Program in Lombok!
Be aware when swimming with turtles on the Gili Islands
- Don’t touch turtles (you transfer bacteria and make them sick!)
- Keep your distance & don’t disturb them (it’s their home!)
- Respect nature and the ocean, keep it clean and don’t pollute their environment
- Want to help? Volunteer in the Turtle Conservations!