Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world, supporting an enormous community of life in and out of the water.
“Freediving is about silence…the silence that comes from within..” Jacques Mayol Exploring the depths of the Big Blue on a single breath is an experience often described as magical and even mystical. Silently diving into the ocean free of equipment takes the human mind to a different place, a place where there is no perception […]
The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.
Don’t lie, one of the main reasons you came to the Gili’s is diving! Warm clear waters, many dive spots easily accessible and suitable to all levels make the Gili’s a great diving destination, appealing to beginners who experience the Big Blue for the first time as well as to experienced divers or underwater photographers […]
A new type of marine protected area is spreading around the globe: sharks sanctuaries. Created with the aim to protect the shark population from illegal fishing, they have become an attraction for divers of any age, who travel to dive with these magnificent predators. Tropical countries such as Palau, Maldives and Bahamas have converted […]
A yoga teacher, dive master and avid traveller, Kate landed on Gili T. in May 2008 while looking for a place to hang out on the beach during a trip through Asia. Few months later, Kate was teaching scuba diving on the island and exploring freediving. She realised she liked freediving more than scuba and, […]