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Turtle Heaven - All Levels

spanish makrel gili islandsFringing Reef. Depth: 5-30+ M, a 15-minute boat ride from the Dive Center. Beginner to Advanced.

Also known as Turtle Heaven, Marlin Hill is one of the best dive sites in the Gilis for turtle encounters. A steep coral slope running parallel to the shoreline featuring a large central coral mound rising from 30 m to just 10 m from the surface.  Learn more about fun dives on Gili Air and what to expect on a typical dive.  

Atop the mound divers will find several Green Sea Turtles resting and getting cleaned by small surgeonfish and cleaner wrasses. More then just Sea Turtles, Marlin Hill is a great site to observe mating octopus, Raggy Scorpionfish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp and schooling Fusiliers. Cornetfish, Angelfish, Blubber lip Snapper, and three varieties of Anemone Fish also call this dive site home including the False Clown, Orange, and Clark’s varieties.

Cruising the shallow soft coral beds at Marlin Hill, divers can also enjoy watching Hawksbill Sea Turtles calmly grazing on sponges. Perfect dive site for Underwater Naturalists and Photographers.  It is an amazing site for Try Scuba Diving and Open Water Courses as you are nearly guaranteed a turtle sighting.  

Deep Marlin Hill can offer exciting dives for Advanced Adventure and Deep Specialty Courses as there are some giant coral bommies at 30-35 m which are home to large Malabar Groupers, White Tip Reef Sharks, schooling Snappers and Eagle Rays.  Contact us to reserve your dive today!  

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