There are now many PADI and SSI dive centres on the three Gili Islands offering PADI, SSI, Technical diving, even Freediving (Apnea diving) and much much more.
It is abundant with Green sea Turtles and Olive Ridley Turtles and now has 63 Artificial reef regeneraton programs called BioRock structures in a multitude of shapes and sizes, including a Starfish, Manta Ray, tunnels, domes, there is even an aeroplane.
If you want to learn more this amazing technology their is even a PADI speciality course which you can take at any dive centre to teach you how it works and how to maintain it.
There are many different Gili based dive centres and most dive centers in the Gili Islands region have dual qualified instructors that can teach SSI courses from beginner to Instructor level as well as PADI courses. They are based on Trawangan, Meno and Gili Air and insist on the best tuition possible to make sure their Instructors are highly qualified and all are dual qualified SSI and PADI Instructors.
They offer all diving courses from the total beginner through to Divemaster and Instructor level and for those who are already certified, fun dives are run daily.
They all pride themselves in offering the best service possible while making sure that your
time with them is not only safe, but is also a lot of fun and a memorable experience.
GILI DIVERS ASSOCIATION DIVE COURSES AND FUN DIVE INFORMATION –
Gili Island Divers Association PRICE 2016 – IDR 900,000
Discover Diving with a trial dive, gives you a chance to experience diving without completing a course. This involves an dual qualified SSI and PADI Instructor taking you in the pool, teaching you a few basic skills and then taking you on a dive no deeper than 12m.
The dual qualified SSI and PADI Instructors in this case are responsible for looking after all your equipment and buoyancy.
On completion of this trial dive you do not receive a certification, you do however receive a certificate from the organiation you chose which entitles you to go diving again, to a maximum of 12m for up to one year, accompanied by either an instructor or a dive master.
Or you can use the Pool and Dive sessions you have completed is the first section of the Open Water course, so you may choose to continue on and become an Open Water Certified Diver.
Additional Introductory Dives
GIDA PRICE 2016 – IDR 620,000
An introduction to the splendid world of scuba diving, this half day course you have just completed comprises a 30 minute introduction to the equipment, some basic theory, and the skills required, followed by a half hour session in our pool trying out those skills and getting accustomed to breathing underwater, then you are taken on a dive accompanied by one of our instructors.
It is very possible to do extra introductory dives with an Instructor, they cost IDR 600,000 each including equipment and the boat. Saving having time or money if you are on a short visit to the Gili islands.
GIDA price – IDR 3,850,000
The Scuba diver course is a two day course, essentially half of the full Open Water Diver course.
The first day is spent on theory and pool work covering a wider range of skills than on the Try Dive. On the second day your dual qualified SSI or PADI Instructor takes you on two training dives from one of the dive boats where you have your first encounters with the fascinating array of marine life around the Gilis, which will addict you instantly.
After this course you will be permanently certified to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters but only when accompanied by a certified dive master, assistant instructor or instructor. In addition, you’ll probably be sorely tempted to complete a further day or two and complete the Open Water Diver Course.
Open Water Course
Duration 4 full days.
GIDA price – IDR 5,500,000
For those wishing to learn to obtain the Open Water course it takes 3 or 4 days and is comprised of pool work, theory and diving! The theory is based on reading a book and watching some videos so you can easily visualise what you are learning.
All skills are learnt in the comfort of our own pool, so by the time you make your first dive you will be very familiar with the equipment, how it works and how to control your buoyancy in the water.
During the course there are 4 dives. Two dives to 12m and two dives to 18m. During
the course there are also a few quizzes and a final exam. Once all of this is completed you will then be permanently certified to dive to 18m.
The Advanced Course
GIDA Price – IDR 4,500,000 (2 /3 ) days
If you would like to continue with your diving education then the Advanced course will take you 2-3 days and involves five dives. During this course you will be introduced to different diving techniques and on completion you will be certified to dive to 30m.
Two dives are compulsory (deep and navigation) and the other three are elective, although we do recommend the Night dive, the Nitrox Introduction Dive, the Diver Propulsion Vehicle dive, Multi Level dive and the Naturalist dive, as they are perfect for our surrounding dive sites. It is a practical course with only a little reading and there are no quizzes and exams during this course!
First Aid Course
GIDA Price – IDR 2,000,000
Duration 1 day
This is a basic training course in emergency care and covers a far wider range of situations than purely those which can be encountered in diving. CPR, rescue breathing and other important emergency care skills are combined into a video and practical 4 hour course which follows one consistent set of priorities to use in dealing with a medical emergency.
Rescue Diver Course
GIDA Price IDR 5,600,000
Age 15+. Duration 4 to 5 days.
The rescue diver course is a challenging & informative course that will build your confidence as a recreational diver. You will complete 12 Open Water Training Exercises which emphasize a divers ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of different emergency situations. Once you have mastered these exercises you will get the chance to test your skills in a number of staged emergency scenarios.
Course Topics include:
• First aid for diving injuries
• First aid for marine injuries
• Emergency procedures
• Rescue equipment consideration and usage
• Distress recognition
• Self rescue
• Rescue entries, approaches and exits
• Assist and transportation of patients
• Missing, unconscious and submerged diver rescue
• In – water artificial respiration
• Accident recording and reporting
By the end of the course you will have expanded your knowledge of diving, increased your level of diving skill and be more aware of what is happening in the diving environment.
If you don’t hold a current First Aid qualification you will also need to enrole in the Emergency First Response Course(1/2 day) that runs in parallell with the Rescue Course.
All this training will prepare you to be able to properly respond to diving and other emergency situations, and could one day help you to save a life. At the end of this course you will be prepared to become a Padi Professional and enrole in the Dive Master course.
Rescue Course and Diving First Aid Course
GIDA Price – IDR 7,200,000
These courses come after the Advanced Course. The Rescue Course, together with the E diving first aid course takes 4 days. The course teaches you how to deal with a variety of problems that may be encountered whilst diving. Beginning with diver distress and exhaustion, then leading up to missing diver searches and unresponsive victims.
The Diving first aid course is completed prior to the Rescue course. It is a short course that looks at first aid procedures in a non diving situation and a diving situation. It combines CPR and First Aid into a single course, teaching you the same emergency protocols used by paramedics and doctors.
Scuba Review / Refresher
GIDA Price – IDR 900,000
Has it been a long time since you last went scuba diving?
Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit dated and need refreshing?
The Scuba Review Tune-up refresher course is just for you. It reminds you your diving skills with a professional so that feel like you’re back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.
You will go over the scuba knowledge you learned during your initial open water training, then practice the fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area before going on an actual dive.
You will review –
Safe diving practices
Dive planning fundamentals
Breathing air at depth
Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge
Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning
After you complete the knowledge assessment, you will go through the Confined Water Skills. You will review information about each skill and why it’s important, points to remember when performing the skills and a short video reminder. Completing this section just before practicing is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.
The Scuba Review course is particularly beneficial if you:
Are an Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives.
Are a Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to the Open Water Diver.
Just haven’t scuba dived in a while and want to get acclimatised again.
Age 18+. Duration 4 weeks
GIDA Price 14,000,000 + 3,500,000 materials + PADI annual fees apply.
Having trained thousands of student divers in the Gilis, the dive shops believe that the best way to become a really good Dive Master is to experience how a dive center operates on a day-to-day basis. Of course you still have to read the books, take the exams and practice the exercises, but by actually helping the instructors and dive guides with real students and qualified divers you will gain experience and pick up a wealth of knowledge that you cannot learn from any manual.
If you are thinking of becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor like myself then this is the best possible way to prepare for it, and its also great fun as well.
GIDA Price – IDR 520,000 ( 5 /10 Fun dive packages available )
For customers who are already certified we take out between 2-4 fun dives a day, with night dives on request. Time is varied according to the tides and conditions however usually they leave at 9am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm.
The Gili islands are fringed by coral reef and support a massive array of Marine life. There is a variety of dive sites around the three islands all within 20 min boat ride, offering walls, slopes, canyons and muck diving for all levels of diver.
Apart from the thousands of species of fish you can also see…. Reef Sharks, Turtles, Sting rays, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Cuttlefish, Octopus, Scorpion Fish, Sea Snakes, Bump Head parrot Fish and the occasional Manta Ray .
The diving is year round with visibility usually around 20m+ and the water temperature averaging 27 degrees Celsius.
Their team of friendly dive guides have logged thousands of dives around the Gilis and their experience and local knowledge means you see the best the Gilis have to offer.
Adventure Night dives
GIDA Price – IDR 650,000
Night dives in the Gili islands are a unique experience with sleeping turtles, Spanish dancers, and a huge variety of creatures that only come out at night.
For other adventure courses like wreck diving or deep diving, the cost is IDR 900,000 each, 5 adventure dives makes you an advanced diver.
It is designed for people who want to do more after the Open Water course but do not have enough time or money to take all the course in 5 days.
GIDA price – IDR 900,000 to 1,730,000
Age 8-10, 1/2 day or 1.5 days with 2 x dives in the sea, includes Bubblemaker Logbook and diving equipment.
The PADI Bubblemaker program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater, it is aimed at kids who want to try scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment. It’s fun, easy and safe. Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres. Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included)
– What Will They Learn?
After watching a 30 min video, the first dive will involve learning some skills in the pool, and getting comfortable with the equipment.
Under the supervision of a PADI Instructor, practise swimming underwater with full scuba gear, keep blowing plenty of bubbles and learn some cool tricks. Scuba School is really fun!
Have you ever tried an upside-down, underwater, egg and spoon race, while remembering to blow bubbles? What about a game of underwater frisbee? Add some underwater fun to your vacation.
Learn how to:
– breathe underwater
– swim with fins
– perform underwater tricks
You’ll then make a real scuba dive in a real dive site! Diving to a maximum depth of 2m in the crystal clear waters and meeting all the local tropical reef fish, and if you’re really lucky, one of the resident Turtles or Manta’s (depending on your location). After this you will receive a super-cool PADI certificate!
– Want some more dives?
After the course you can do some more dives with a PADI Instructor – 2 x dives in the sea – IDR 1,350,000 (includes diving equipment). There are also some “Aquamission” courses that can be done such as Creature ID Specialist, Environment Specialist, Night Specialist, Snapshot Specialist, etc (prices on request).
NOTE to Mum & Dad – all the dive sites in our locations are ideal for Bubblemaker Course and any additional dives. This means that we can schedule the Bubblemaker course while you fun dive at the same dive sites, so you can all be on the boat together during your holiday!
GIDA price – IDR 900,000 / Night adventure dive IDR 995,000
An Adventure Dive is usually the first dive of a PADI Specialty Diver Course, so you can credit the dive you do towards the Specialty and become a PADI Specialty Diver. Take a look at the range of PADI Specialty Courses we offer and ask for details how we can integrate them into your Adventure Diver or Advanced Course.
To complete your Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Course you can choose from the following list of dives:
- Fish Identification,
- Enriched Air (Nitrox),
- Boat Diving,
- DPV (underwater scooters),
- Peak Performance Buoyancy,
- Underwater Photography,
- Multi-Level & Computer Diving,
- Search & Recovery,
- AWARE Shark Conservation, and a few more if conditions allow.
DISCOUNTED PACKAGES WHEN BOOKING – 5 FUN DIVES, O/W, ADVANCED, & RESCUE COURSES*
(Only when booking in advance online with transport and accommodation.)
Concerns about conserving the Gili Island’s dive sites have led to the creation of the Gili Eco Trust. All dive centers operating in the Gili islands have a fixed price agreement and have agreed to charge a one – time Rp65,000 ‘reef tax’ to every diver.
This money is then used to pay for beach cleaning, recycling and conservation of the reefs, including the 103 artificial reef regeneration BIO ROCK projects around the islands.
To see more information about the BioRock projects and the efforts of many of the
Gili Islands businesses and their involvement since the very first workshop on Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air –
DIVING IN BALI & LOMBOK
We also offer all the above in many destinations in Bali and Lombok.
We advise if you only wish to do a 1 day 2 dive trip the USAT Liberty shipwreck and the 50m deep wall covered in pristine corals and rare species of marine life is a must. It is famous for being the most shallow wreck dive suitable for peoplel with no experience at all, up to professional photographers.
We can even arrange snorkelling trips as the depth is only 3m on the house reef, 4 m on the top of the wall, and the wreck starts at 5m to 29m.
Another great dive trip is to Manta point and the Mola Mola dive (Sunfish) some
of the most amzing marine species known, these are at the small island of Nusa Lembongan, o 45 minute boat trip from Padang Bai harbour.
All trips include pick up / drop off from / to your hotel, insurance, 2 dives, water,lunch, fruit, qualified Divemaster guides or Instructors, and all equipment. All you need is swimwear and sun block.
All PADI dive courses are also available at different locations all around Bali.
DISCOUNTED PRICES only available when booking through Island Promotions
USAT Liberty shipwreck – $115 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $99 usd
MOLA MOLA 2 DIVE TRIP – $115 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $99 usd
MANTA POINT 2 DIVE TRIP – $150 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $140 usd
BLUE LAGOON – $115 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $99 usd
SHARK CAVE – $125 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $115 usd
MENJANGAN ISLAND – $135 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $125
MIMPANG AND TEPEKONG – $115 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $105 usd
GILI SELANG AND GILI BIAHA – $145 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $135 usd
ADDITIONAL DIVE – $50 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $45 usd
SNORKELLING – $50 usd SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO ONLY $45 usd