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Gili Lawa Laut is a great place for fish with spawning groupers as a highlight in October and November.
|Name Dive Site:||Gili Lawa Laut|
|Depth: ||5-40m (16-131ft)|
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The northeast tip of Gili Lawa Laut is always a great site to dive if you are into fish but not corals. Other small invertebrates are there of course, but the fish usually steal the show. On the corner of the reef you will find a very large rock with a drop off covered in boulders with many holes behind it. Excellent grouper country - and if you are there at the right time, especially in October and November, you can see many groupers aggregate to spawn; then there are many golden trevallies, snappers and sometimes huge napoleon wrasses. The best time to dive this site is in slight current before or after slack-tide.
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Gili Lawu Laut is a pinnacle rock to the north of Komodo Island. Strong currents and choppy surface conditions often make this dive site undiveable and it's certainly not a dive for beginners. The pinnacle starts at the surface and drops below 40m. Visibility averages 20m and is often 30m plus. Many species of nudibranch can be seen in Komodo's bio diverse waters.
Sponges and soft corals carpet the rock along with seafans, seawhips, feather stars and sea apples. Octopus and cuttlefish are often seen. Schools of black snapper, including juveniles are common, as are schools of batfish. Other reef fish include angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, filefish, sweetlips and fusiliers. Moray eels are also numerous. Barracuda, tuna, mackerel and trevally are often seen in the blue water away from the pinnacle.
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