Simons Reef

Simons Reef

Located to the North of the 3 Gili islands, this site is independent from the reefs closer to the Gili's. Simons Reef is an excellent coral viewing site for experienced divers, the reef is made up of canyons and massive coral mounds roughly in a figure of eight shape rising from a sandy bottom at a depth of 35m. The average depth for this dive site is around 25m and it is the perfect dive site for divers wishing to do Nitrox dives.
The canyons are all well formed and abundant in superb coral varieties, such as Acropora, Star and Brain corals, Gorgonian Fans, Plate coral, to name a few. The heads themselves are quite sculpted, with recesses and overhangs. The channels in between funnel the currents, concentrating large numbers of bigger reef and schooling fish species, such as Snappers, Trevally, Jack, Yellowtail kingfish and Tuna. It is also common to spot Parrotfish, Angelfish, Triggerfish, Sweetlips, Cuttlefish Octopus, White tip and Black tip Reef Sharks. Make sure to watch out for the impressively large Great and Barred Barracuda or a couple of Leopard Sharks...