- Written by Dan
Under the Sea: The Gili Islands
By Colton Powell
Gili Trawangan is the main island and became our home for 4 days as the next stop on our trip.
The island itself is made up of endless dive shops and small resorts. There is no motorized transport on the island due to its small size so instead horses and carriages roam the island offering a faster alternative. We decided to make the half-day trek as the area has become a diving mecca due to the pristine reefs that surround the islands.
Having grown up in BC I got my dive certification when I was still in highschool and was excited to finally venture into much warmer water than found back home.
We entered the water and at 29 celcius it felt like a bathtub. As we made our descent the reef below slowly began to come into focus. I was instantly lost in the colors and the sea of fish that maneuvered and darted quickly through the maze of coral.
I was so excited by the sensory overload of the reef that I quickly chewed through my air and after a short 35 minutes it was time to return to the surface.