Are you on the hunt for your next dive destination? Well look no further because we’ve got just the spot for you! Halik Reef, off Gili Trawangan’s northern tip, is the perfect place for divers of all levels.
Its reef, also referred to as the Coral Fan Garden, consists of a kilometer stretch of beautiful coral formations that run down the west coast of Gili Trawangan. These coral formations are home to an abundant array of exquisite aquatic animals and are bursting with color and teeming with so much life! It definitely provides the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling dive experience that’s one for the books, even going above and beyond the expectations of well-traveled divers.
The reef boasts of various formations that vary at different depths of the sea. You can expect to see common marine life in the shallows, and then be treated with the presence of lionfish, bumphead parrotfish and moray eels as you go further along the reef.
And if that wasn’t enough, the reef has also been described as a paradise for turtles. Two popular turtle species that inhabit the reef are the Hawksbill and Green turtles.
The Halik Reef features small to medium currents, making it a great site for exploration by divers of all levels of experience. However, more experienced divers can take their adventure one step further by diving deeper.
Deep Halik welcomes divers with ridges that are covered by a wide variety of coral formations that run along the coastline of Gili Trawangan. Its beauty is captivating and simply diving deeper 30 meters out along the ridge will leave you entranced, as one after another, the ridges seemingly disappear into the blue.
At this depth, divers can also catch a glimpse of fields of blue spotted stingrays, white sharks, and blacktip reef sharks. If you’re lucky, you may also come across schools of giant trevallys and fusiliers.
Diving along this reef also allows you to see soft corals that appear slightly bent in a westward direction. This is due to the stronger currents that flow along the Lombok-Bali Strait. The same strong currents make for an effortless cruise along the dive sites that lie in Gili
Trawangan’s upper corner.
The safety spot for divers—the shallow part of the reef that lies between Shark Point and Halik Reef—is also a place to see hawksbill turtles, red tooth triggerfish and yellow striped snappers.
With the abundance of nature’s wonders from start to finish, one can definitely see that Halik Reef offers a fantastic experience for any diver. So make sure you don’t miss out! Head over to our Dive Center in Villa Almarik and ask how you can experience the beauty of this dive site for yourself.