Gili Selang Bali diving

Bali dive sites

nudibranchGili Selang is another strong current dive site off the east coast of Bali. It is a suitable dive if you are an experienced diver only.

This small island is exposed to cooler water from the deep water Lombok Strait. That results in it being visited by large pelagics, including occasional hammerhead sharks.

Gili Selang can be reached by day trip dive boat from Amed, or by some liveaboards.

Visibility at Gili Selang is often 25m or more.

The outer east side of the Gili Selang is the side of the island exposed to the strong currents. It is also the deep side that drops below 40m. Schools of trevally, tuna and barracuda can be seen, as well as the odd grey reef shark and white tip reef shark.

The south end of the island offers some protection from the currents. So does the north section which has a nice volcanic black sand slope with patches of coral including leather corals, brain corals and black coral bushes. There are also gorgonian sea fans and sponges that play host to a myriad of fish life.

Three Fingers are three small rocks about 500 metres or so further south of Gili Selang. You can only be dive here when currents are less severe. The Three Fingers are good macro dive sites because divers can find seahorses and ornate ghost pipefish, among others critters.

Waterloo is another little visited dive site even further south. It has healthy coral coverage and is well worth exploring.