Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A secret island in Lombok, Gili Asahan, hidden beauty

Gili Asahan

Gili Asahan, if you hear the word Gili, then your mind will imagine about Lombok Indonesia. It is true, Gili Asahan is a very small island in Lombok that is well known by professional divers. This island also given the nickname as a secret island, because not many people know the existence of this island. 


Lombok Indonesia has many islands that are named with the prefix Gili. However, the most famous are the three Gili, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Three Gili is the center of tourism activities in Lombok. Lombok also has a lot of secrets Pualu unknown by tourists, one of which is Gili Asahan, in West Lombok.

Secret island, Gili Asahan, located in the district of Sekotong, West Lombok. The beach surrounding the islands have white sand. This island very popular among local and international divers. Gili Asahan is famous for its underwater beauty. Beautiful coral reefs and strong currents make many divers feel challenged to dive in the area. But for tourists who are not familiar with the overall of Lombok, Gili Asahan regarded as a secret island, which is not yet completely known.

Gili Asahan MapTo go to Gili Asahan, you have to cross using the boat for 10 minutes from the district of Sekotong. You do not have to worry about the facility and diving in Gili Asahan. In this small island stands a resort named Pearl Beach Resort which will prepare all the needs of the tourists. Operators also provide diving equipment and dive guide who will accompany you for exploring the beauty of the underwater world in Gili Asahan.

Gili Asahan is a small island, most of the area covered by grass, only a few sections of trees were overgrown by, with some farming rice fields have local residents. Most of the residents do activities on the beach. People here work as farmers and fishermen, and there is a breeding cages pearl oysters. One of the famous products in West Lombok.

The sea water around the island of Gili Asahan is very clear and clean throughout the day. From the boat you can see the seabed coral reef filled with beautiful fish and colorful. That's why the ocean floor in Gili Asahan be targeted diving divers from various countries.

One of the dive spots in Gili Asahan is a secret garden. Here, the flow of waters to be quite fast, so divers have to be careful, and pay attention to the direction that is said by the guide to salvation. Here we can see nudibranchs with a very stunning beauty. There is also a diving spot with a name Sanking Point. Dynamic characteristics of the waters, sometimes calm sometimes fast-toned. Fish occupant diving this point is the fish with variegated colors, soft corals, hard corals, anemones and many more. Very nice dive spot in Gili Asahan other is Belongan. Here there is a cluster of coral pinacle with a diameter of 2 meters and a height of about 5 meters. We can find frog fish and lobster. Belongan also suitable to be a dive spot at night.

In the middle of the island there are two hills resembling a small mountain. We can go to the top of the hill. From the top of the hill we could see the entire island and the beach, it's just that we can not see the beach on the east side, because it was blocked by a small hill.

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