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“Great experience with Gili Cat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gili Islands

Gili Islands
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Gili Islands Scuba Diving Tour with Optional Lombok Pickup
Ranked #11 of 152 things to do in Lombok
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Sydney
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“Great experience with Gili Cat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Very professional and smooth trip across the Straight to Gili T. Other reviewers have said trip can be a bit rough but we were lucky enough to have great weather. Bottled water a welcomed addition. First drop off was Teluk Kodek (Lombok) and then on to Gili T, only 10 minutes from TK. Passengers wore different coloured wrist bands with destination (GT or TK).

Safety checks are very thorough. I saw 3 different crew count passengers before we left Padangbai to make sure of the count and again once we left Lombok. Boat we travelled on was built in Australia so felt pretty comfortable.

Highly recommend Gili Cat but make sure you book early as it fills up quickly.

Visited November 2011
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“Boats were fantastic if you choose the correct company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Hi Guys , just wanted to reinstall some confidence in people when it comes to the boat crossings from bali to gili T.We made the passage 3 times in one month only one operator who were fantastic. Near new boat 5 200hp quiet 4 stroke motors and pro crew . Cruising speed was 30knts and was one of the most confortable boats i have been on. They even served water and sweets.Very Very profesional with accredited cap and crew. Not going to mention the company as i wish to be able to get a position on the boat next time im there but dont pay any more than 350,000 return and be carefull of blue marlins so called return tickets as they do not allow u to use them but are more than happy to collect ur money, as we learnt first hand. Well i hope this is helpfull for every one and best luck with ur travells.

Visited November 2011
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“Snorkeling with seaturtles and puffer fishes - just magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We engaged Eko for a day to bring us around the Gilis for snorkeling, he knew the best sites and was very vigilant and enthusiastic about telling me the names of the species of fishes and marine life we encountered - moorish idols, puffer fish, turtles, blue corals.

My husband kept having trouble with his snorkeling mask so I'd highly recommend you bring your own to ensure the best fit. Eko was very concerned that water kept going into my husband's mask and exchanged masks with him. Kudos for his attentive service!

The water was clear and calm variety fish was so impressive, reefs at Trawangan seemed to be going through quite significant bleaching but still had loads of fishes. Meno and Air had much healthier reef life and fish varieties. We had lots of fun, and would definitely recommend this activity to non-divers who still want to experience the incredibly abundant marine life at the Gilis and Lombok!

Visited November 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“A beautiful boat trip to the islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Loved the atmosphere, the amazing coral and beautiful fish with a surprise turtle view.

Visited November 2011
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“Greatest site of my life to dive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Plenty of fish, diverses speecies and great quantity - if you want, you don't need your bottles because the reefs are just in front of some very good hotels - bring plastic shoes to walk on rocks in low tide - that's it!

Visited October 2011
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