Feb 12, 2014

Travel VLOG: Snorkeling with Turtle at Gili Island, Lombok, Indonesia
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Before this I only heard from other backpackers I met during my journey about how wonderful the Gili Island is. Now I had been here and I am agreeing with all the stories I heard. It is amazing. For who do not know where is the "heaven" Gili, it is situated at the Lombok, Indonesia. There are 3 famous Gili islands, which are Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.

I had stayed in Gili Trawangan. I booked early at Gili Hostel which is the most happening place in Gili from 7pm till 12pm, then after that they will continue to Sama-Sama, it is a raggae club with live band.


So, the next day in the morning, I decided to do snorkelling activities around the island. I walked around the island to find good deal for the snorkeling tour. 100,000 rupiah ( approx. RM35 for 3 islands snorkelling tour is a deal and 3hrs activities. The journey start from 10am and will finish up and arrived back around 1pm. For lunch, you can pay for the voucher for 50,000 rupiah and you can choose any 1 main course meal and 1 drinks which are more than what you pay. If you not buying the voucher early, then you need to pay as you order.


All the equipments for the snorkeling had been ready and all in good condition. In the boat, the center of the boat floor is made by glass and you can see what is beneath the sea. Such a good idea. The water of the sea is very crystal clear.

The 1st point we snorkeling just near the Gili Trawangan Island. The 2nd spot is near the Gili Air. The drop us at one point and then you need to swim very far to get back to boat. There was 1 guide will guide the group for chasing the turtle. At first, I think this is very exciting, but after a long time, I was very tired when I realized that the boat is still far and I need to swim more. Horrible and scary. Do not to far away been left from your group. You will not realize how was they were swimming.


The turtle I saw is very big. I was once in emergency mode when the turtle swam toward me seem like he/she want to bite or eat me. It was scary to be honest. Hahaha. Funny! The 3rd spot was near near Gili Meno. Before we went back, we stop at Gili Meno for lunch. I love my lunch! On the way back, the wave is quite strong and all of us quite nervous if consider the weather. The heavy rolling and pitching in the boat and  as if you going to vomit anytime.

 
So, snorkeling chasing the turtle? yeah, maybe I will do it again. Luckily turtle does not have a teeth.!

1 travellicious comments:

  1. bestnya snorkeling.. dari dulu nak belajar scuba tak buat2 lagi :/

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