Frequently Asked Questions
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The Open Water course is scheduled over 3 days between 9.00 and 16.00, the times are flexible and there will be time for a lunch break. You will start with watching training videos then go through some theory. You will practice in the pool first, learn how to get rid of water from your mask and mouth, how to use the equipment, emergency situations and how to control your balance under water. All in all there are 4 dives out in the open water to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
The certification is valid for life all around the world.
The Open Water course starts at 9am every morning, if you arrive later than that an option is to start at 12pm and then do some theory in the evening instead. For the advanced course, no problem you can start with the afternoon dive but then your course will be spread out over 3 days.
No meals are included in the price but you will have time to go for a lunchbreak.
When you havenÂ´t been diving for more than a year or if you feel like you donÂ´t remember how to setup your equipment, how to use the equipment under water, how to paln your dives and how to control your buoyancy.
The discover scuba diving experience is a half day course where we start at 12.00 with showing you the equipment, then we practice the basics in the pool such as what to do if you get water in your mask or mouth and some emergency situations and balance. Then you will go on the boat and dive with your instructor to a maximum depth of 12m. This is not a certification.
If you do more than 5 fundives you can get 10% discount. If you have your own equipment including BCD and regulator you can get 15% off.
Either you can start doing specialties. The most popular specialties around here is Deep 40m and Nitrox. Another option is to do your Rescue certification and practice how to deal with problems both under water and on land.
The Divemaster course normally takes around 5 weeks. You can do it in shorter time if you need to depending on previous experience, or longer time if you want to relax and party a lot too. Up to you. You have to be a rescue diver to start and itÂ´s also recommended to have 40 dives, if not we will solve that problem. Before you finish the course you will have at least 60 logged dives but most of our trainees have more than a hundred by that time.
The course consists of many different missions you need to complete. Everything from assisting on courses, learn how the whole system works and how to help divers, to dive theory, swim tests, learning how to guide and do briefings and much more.
Nothing besides a big smile and your diving equipment.
The average water temperature is 28-29Â°C. ItÂ´s enough with shorts and a rash guard or a 3mm short wetsuit.
Usually we do 2 dives per day and in high season 3. We also offer night dives upon request.
The morning dive leaves at 8.30 or 9.00 depending on the dive site and the afternoon dive leaves at 14.00. We come back around 16.00. We also do an 11 am dive on most days upon request.
The season runs all year around however the peak season is July to October.
The top aquatic life usually spotted on most divesites are; Turtles, moray eels, triggerfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, lionfish, snapper, sweetlips, bannerfish, pufferfish and much more. We also see sharks, rays, octopus, cuttlefish, and a lot of really cool nudiebranch.
Yes they come around several times a year but we canÂ´t promise you will see them.
All the divesites around the island have amazing reef and marine life. There are plenty of both deep and shallow sites. We choose the divesites daily based upon your level of experience, waves, tides and currents. Gili Trawangan is mostly famous for itÂ´s huge turtle population which can be spotted at all divesites but mainly at Turtle City, Turtle Heaven, Good Heart and Manta Point.
Not far, all divesites are within 10 minutes by boat from Gili Divers.
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Every diver pays 50 000 IDR to the Gili Eco Trust, an organization that organizes all the dive site cleanups, beach cleanups, look after all the rubbish bins on the island and educate the children in the schools. ItÂ´s very important to keep this paradise environment clean and this in one way you can help. If you would like to get more involved in our environmental projects on the island please speak to the diving staff. The Gili Eco Tax you only have to pay once and itÂ´s valid for 6 months in all business over the 3 Gili Islands.
For more info please visit www.giliecotrust.com