Dive Center & Dive packages: Indonesia
Indonesia is a big, versatile and beautiful country with more than 17.000 island, which are spread over 5000 km of the tropical, equatorial ocean. With it’s position in between Asia and Australia, Indonesia is the biggest archipelago of the world. The main islands are Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Westpapua.
If your would put a map of Indonesia on top of a map of Europe, Indonesia would spread from London to Moskow and from Ireland to the Caspian Sea. On this range of land and sea there are hundreds of volcanoes smoldering, which created a rich vegetation on the islands. Green rice terraces the smoking mountains and bright white beaches blend in the blue sea. Huge rainforests and dense mangroves protect the country’s impressive flora and fauna.
Today Indonesia with a population of approximately 210 millions of people is the country with the forth most population in the world. The country is a home for over 300 ethnicities. There are hundreds of different languages and dialects. This diversity is the result of Indonesia’s history and it’s geographical position. Over more than 2000 years, it was always close to the main international trading routes. All major religions and cultures influenced the archipelago.
The diving spots in Indonesia are among the best you can experience under water. Uncountable numbers of reefs and richness in species are waiting for divers. Furthermore every region has it’s own attraction and it’s endemic animal and fishspecies, which you can explore. A lot of spots are far away so you actually do some pioneer work and unique experiences off the mass tourism are guaranteed.
The national motto of Indonesia is: „Bhinneka Tunggal Ika“, which means “entity is diversity” and this is valid above and under water.
Map of Indonesia
Gili Air, a laid-back island, offers fantastic sunrises over Rinjani volcano on the east side of Lombok,
and beautiful sunsets on the west beaches over Mount Agung of Bali.
Here, too, there are many small restaurants and evening beach parties with a tranquil atmosphere.
Crystal clear water and beautiful beaches surround the entire island.
Going barefoot is the norm, cars and motorcycles will be searched for in vain. Bicycles and horsedrawn
carriages are the principal means of transportation.
On the largest of the three Gili Islands, you will find a lively atmosphere with various bars, restaurants and resorts. Gili Trawangan offers accommodation for all budgets, whether low, family or luxury resorts with spa - parties or cozy beach bars, all reachable within one hour walk. Motorized transport is prohibited on the islands, transport is available by horse cars (bargaining is obligatory) or you can rent a bicycle at one of the numerous renting facilities.
No matter if you are diving on the house reef or even on speed boat trips to some spots more afar: There will be a top spot for divers of all experiences!
Extra Divers Gawana-Bali is situated in the beautiful Design-Hotel Naya Gawana in a perfect distance to some of the best dive spots of Bali. Especially Muck-Divers will find an underwater paradise.
Some of the best dive spots of the world are almost directly in front of your bungalows totally relaxing patios - diver's dreams become reality with swarms of eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, tunas, turtles and many more. Also macro-photographer will find the places around Nabucco Island a very good place to hunt for their favorite subjects.
Just a few steps afar from the dive center, the house reef - stretching along for about 4 km- welcomes all divers the whole day long for spectacular diving experiences.
Extra Divers dive centre is situated directly at the islands jetty and provides a reception, a dry- & equipment room, rental equipment and washing basins.