Baby Turtles

Baby Turtles


Are you on Gili during full moon? Check when the next turtle realize is!


Some efforts on the Gili islands are been taken to preserve the natural
turtle habitat that is so abundant there. There are 2 small projects currently
on both Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno, here is some information;

Just along the beach a few hundred meters walk from Gili Divers you will find a turtle hatchery.

Eggs are collected by the local people and rather than being sold to a market
they are bought by the sanctuary and placed in secure incubation areas.

After hatching, the turtles are kept in holding tanks until they are large and healthy enough to be released into the sea.



The turtles get realized every 6 month during full moon. The full moon helps the baby turtles to find the ocean.

Although the turtle project is partly government sponsored donations are
always appreciated to help meet the costs for food and medicines.

There are also accusations when the sand just erupt and a lot of little turtles are crawling up through the sand in random places on the beach.

Go and have a look !

The turtles can be seen very easily by either just snorkeling or diving.

The best places to look are:

Gili Trawangan
Diving – Halik reef / Shark point / Goodheart reef
Snorkelling – on the north coast of Trawangan start near Karma Kayak, and just
along the main beach, start in front of Villa Almarik and finish at Horizontal bar.

Gili Meno
Diving – Meno wall and Meno slope
Snorkelling – on the north east start at Goodheart bungalows and finish on
the old Bounty pier wreck.

Gili Air
Diving – Haan’s reef and Gili Air Wall
Snorkeling – any where along from the north east part in front of the Gili air Hotel all the way down back to the harbor past Gili Divers on Air.

Please remember to never touch the turtles either in the tanks or in the sea!