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Gili Selang Bali

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gili Selang Reef Basics: Large pelagics and drift diving
Depth: 10 - >40m
Visibility: 10 - 35m
Currents: Can be very strong
Surface Conditions: Can be rough
Water Temperature: 22 - 26°C
Experience Level: Advanced
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving Season: All year round, but can be difficult December to March
Distance: ~75 km northeast of Kuta (3 hours)
Access: Dive Bali resorts

Aquatic Life: Hawksbillturtle, Redtooth Trigger, Whitemouth Moray Eel, Soldierfish, Spiny Lobster, Gold&Blue Fusilier, Blue spotted Fantailray, Anthias, Octopus, Midnight ,napper, Rainbow Runner, Elongate Unicornfish, Porcupinefish

Gili Selang is a small islet lying just off the east coast of Bali at between Tulamben and Padang Bai. Reached either from Ahmed (half hour in a small boat) or from Padang Bai (1 hour by speedboat) since the road there is quite bad. Gili Selang lies at an exposed position right in the currents that flow through Lombok Strait (see Indonesian Throughflow). You dive in a very current-swept area, so this dive is only for experienced divers. This is a popular destination for vacation or traveling especially for live aboard cruises.

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