Located near to the south-western tip of Amuk Bay, the Blue Lagoon is one of four main sites in the area with Gili Mimpang, Gili Tepekong & Gili Biaha being the other three.
Map of Amuk Bay showing the main dive sites
The Blue Lagoon is the most sheltered of the four sites and the one with the least exposure to the strong currents in the Lombok Strait.
So it tends to be regarded as somewhere to take less experienced divers and does not enjoy the more “hard-core” status of Mimpang, Gili Tepekong & Gili Biaha.
My experience was that while it is certainly more sheltered and much less exposed to the strong currents prevalent at the other sites, it is definitely not a second rate area.
The actual Blue Lagoon is really only the starting point for a dive in the area, because if you head down the peninsular towards Tanjung Sari, keeping the reef to your right, there is a great deal to see.
On the dives I did in the area I saw a great selection of frogfish, leaf scorpion fish, morays, scorpion & stone fish, blue spotted stingrays & lots of nudibranchs.
Overall I was impressed with the health of the bommies and the general marine life and it is definitely a dive I would want to do again.
Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Sari Image Gallery
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