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Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo

Gili Lawalaut in Komodo National Park

Dive into an Aquatic Wonderland with Breathtaking Marine Biodiversity

What you need to know about Gili Lawalaut

Gili Lawalaut, located in Komodo National Park, is a prime destination for adventurous divers. Known for its strong currents and vibrant marine biodiversity, Gili Lawalaut offers thrilling dives that are perfect for experienced divers seeking excitement. The dive sites around this small island feature dramatic underwater topography, including steep walls and deep slopes covered with healthy coral reefs.

Diving at Gili Lawalaut, you'll encounter an array of marine life, from large pelagic species like reef sharks and manta rays to colorful reef fish and macro critters. The currents bring nutrients that support a diverse ecosystem, making each dive a unique experience. Popular dive sites include Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, where you can witness schools of fish swirling around pinnacles and encounter marine life up close.

On the surface, Gili Lawalaut's picturesque beaches and lush landscapes provide a serene setting for relaxation. Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling in the shallow reefs, hiking, and soaking up the natural beauty of the island.

Interesting facts about Gili Lawalaut Island

Getting there: The best way to reach Gili Lawalaut is by liveaboard, providing direct access to its remote dive sites. Fly to Labuan Bajo and start your adventure from there.

Best time to visit: The optimal time to dive at Gili Lawalaut is from April to November when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is at its best.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) with strong currents, suitable for advanced divers. Visibility is often over 20 meters (65 feet), ideal for underwater photography.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard vessels frequently visit Gili Lawalaut as part of longer itineraries through Komodo National Park. Trips typically last 7-10 days, also exploring other renowned sites such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point.

A little known fact: Gili Lawalaut is famous for its "fish tornadoes," where schools of fish form mesmerizing spiral patterns in the water.

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Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo
Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo
Gili Lawa Laut, Komodo

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