Advanced Open Water Course
The advanced course consists of 5 dives over a 2-3day period. The course is very much about diving and does not have the amount of theory as the Open Water Diver course does, it´s all about learning by doing!
The only mandatory adventure dive is the Deep Dive so you will have another 4 elective dives to choose from to make it five. The Advanced Open Water Diver license results in a qualification to dive down to 30 meters.
Deep Adventure Dive is one of the two core dives of the Advanced Course. As you learned during your Open Water course, there are a number of factors to keep in mind and procedures to observe in order to stay safe when we go deeper than 18 meters.
The presence of your instructor offers security the first time you venture deep enough to experience increased air consumption and the potential of Nitrogen Narcosis.
The second of the two core dives in the Advanced Open Water course. Navigation is the adventure dive about skills of knowing were you are. It may seem like magic to you when your Divemaster takes you on a long dive and finishes exactly back were you started. But it isn’t that. With the Navigation Dive and the continued use of the navigation skills you learn during the course you will gain a lot of confidence in your location.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
The pure purpose of this adventure dive is to work on your buoyancy skills to the point that you will notice a significant improvement in your air consumption. You will also be able to get far closer to your target if you are a photographer without disturbing the environment. Better buoyancy control means better dives!
Drift Adventure Dive
We are fortunate here on Gili Air to have many sites around which are perfect for drift diving. If you have never done it before you will probably find it quite exciting! The basic skills of current check, negative water entry, reef hook deployment, taking advantage of current eddies, the difference in buddy procedures and surface marker buoy deployment are all covered.
Adventure Night Dive
Why go scuba diving at night? Because it’s very exciting and offer you the opportunity of seeing a lot of species which you will only ever see at night. The different buddy procedures, entry/exit procedures, light handling and navigation skills required are covered in detail.
Search & Recovery Adventure Dive
Once dropped in the sea things tend to stay lost. If you choose this adventure dive we will show you some of the techniques for locating items and bringing them back to the surface. Good navigation skills are vital for success.
During this dive you will learn about composition camera care, use of light framing and red balance and much more. We will also teach you some extra buoyancy skills required to significantly improve your underwater photos.
Everyone wonders what species of animal some of the things we see while diving are, and what the name of particular fishes are. With this dive we will teach you how to identify species, their habits and how to find the common names of a number of animals.
We will provide you with a dive computer and show you how you can safely increase your bottom time. The do’s and don’ts of computer usage are covered along with some advice on selecting a suitable model if you choose to purchase one in the future.
Wreck Adventure Dive
The procedures for diving on wrecks vary considerable from reef diving, mainly because of the potential overhead environment. The Wreck Adventure Dive will highlight the most important safety aspects whilst you experience one of two wrecks around the Gilis.
Intro to Nitrox Adventure Dive
We will explain the advantages of diving with Nitrox and how to calculate your increased bottom time with a dive computer. After the theory you will breathe nitrox for a full dive. Your first dive on mixed gas.
NOTE! If you wanted to get certified as a Nitrox Diver the same time, you could get these two licenses at one go, just by adding some theory and an exam for the extra cost of only 1,100,000 IDR.
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- Sharon Lutgens
We had a great time during the open water course. Thank youbfor all the fun and good leasons Megan and Felicia!!
October 1, 2019Jéssica Byczkovski
amazing place, awesome instructors! Had Amanda as my instructor / buddy and couldn't be happier (: recommend 100%, can't wait to go back!
September 30, 2019Marine Dnl
En vacances à Gili air, sur recommandation d’un ami nous nous sommes rendu à Gili dive pour faire un baptême et nous ne regrettons vraiment pas! La plongée était juste parfaite, en petit groupe nous avons pu bénéficier des explications en français, ce qui nous a permis de profiter au maximum une fois en mer ! Merci encore à l’équipe !
September 2, 2019
- DV Djimm
By far the best thing we did during our stay in Bali. Great crew, great atmosphere and great experience!
August 22, 2019Geoffroy Choteau
excellent club de plongée, très bon matériel, et instructeurs à l'écoute et au top ! aucun risque, que du plaisir !
August 12, 2019Junior Orejuela
There are quite a few dive schools to choose from in Gili Trawangan so choosing one can be a little daunting. I'm so lucky and glad I chose Gili Divers as their staff is top notch. Friendly and beyond knowledgeable, they immediately make you feel welcome and are happy to answer any questions and concerns so as to maximize exactly what your looking for. I was on a tight schedule and were even able to accommodate me so that I could complete my open water certification. I had the pleasure of having Felicia as my instructor and really enjoyed the time learning about the equipment, time in the pool, and especially the dives. She definitely prepared me for any possibilities in the ocean so when my mouth piece fell out mid dive, I didn't even flinch and recovered it just as previously instructed. Really enjoyed my time here on the Island but especially time with Gili Divers, who even have underwater photographers ( thanks Jasper!l who can document your dive experience , I will definitely remember this and can't wait to come back.
July 31, 2019
- Fran Cairns
Completed my open water dive course at Gili Divers on Gili Trawangan with Nic... great course with a mix of theory & practical - professional and friendly and felt at ease to become a confident beginner diver! Thank you!
July 9, 2019Sophie Mnl
Un grand merci à toute l'equipe et une spéciale dédicace à Marion qui a été géniale avec nous, pour un bapteme et un refresh, nous nous sommes sentis très à l'aise grace à toi, même si nous sommes passé à côté du requin baleine sans l'apercevoir 😋😉nous avons fait une plongée exceptionnelle !!! MERCI 🙏
May 31, 2019Eira Göransson
We did our dive master training in Gili Divers on Air and couldn't be happier. We assisted courses, had theory lessons, pool sessions and lots and lots of great dives. Annie and Greg run the shop with great care and joy, and it was always a pleasure just hanging out in the shop (especially with the cats and later also kittens!!). It didn't feel like going to work but more like being with family, an amazing and wierd diving family! The team has great knowledge about everything from diving equipment and different fish behaviour to how to guide the dive sites according to your level. We also really appreciate their respect for the marine life and the way they pass their knowledge on to others. One of the best things, apart from everything we learned and all the dives we did, is the laughs we shared. We had so many inside jokes that it's actually hard to now function around other people. Reading this, it's easy to understand why this was our third time back, and why we are already planning to return.
May 20, 2019
- Laetitia Convert
Amazing experience for our first dive thanks to Greg and his professionalism!
May 7, 2019Elena Bonaccorsi
A great experience!! First dive of my life and it was amazing! Thanks to the friendly and experienced staff who takes perfectly care of you. Turtle Heaven in Gili is really a great spot to dive.
May 6, 2019Sebastien Beaudoin
Over all great experience !
April 24, 2019
- Ted Timman
Great team and super fun atmosphere. Best diving I've seen on our trip. Cool boats, great sealife, nice wreck Also great at gopro retrievals :). Mine broke just before I got back on the boat. My instructor Ibai went straight down and got it back. definitely recommend.
April 8, 2019Mnr Jérémie
Chill dive club to learn diving with friendly bunch of pros
April 2, 2019Srijit Jon Chatterjee
Awesome place to learn diving from expert divers from around the globe... works hard plays hard!!!
March 10, 2019
- Andy Travis
Great team and family atmosphere in the shop. Very professional outfit with clear briefings, knowledgeable staff and a cool vibe. For new and I experienced divers these guys can cover all aspects for you
March 6, 2019Rebecca Stauß
Absolut zu empfehlen!!! Tolles und sehr freundliches Team! Habe sämtliche Open-Water Fundives gebucht, da die Unterwasserwelt dort so wunderschön ist. Unser DM Phil ist auf alle Wünsche und Interessen eingegangen und hat uns zusammen mit Kerstin die schönsten Divespots gezeigt. Jede Frage rund ums tauchen wurde immer gerne und ausführlich beantwortet. Vielen Dank an ALLE von Gili Divers für die unvergessliche Zeit!!!!
February 20, 2019Alton Langmaid
If you want an amazing and comfortable dive experience.... you need to drop into Gili Divers on Air and say hi to Greg, Annie, Amanda and Eria!!!!
February 18, 2019
- Akim Adhari
Awesome dive center. The stuff is super professional. Highly recommending it.
February 18, 2019Frank Stauß
Wir sind absolut begeistert! Super nettes Team das alle Sprachen spricht und auch schwäbisch versteht 🙂 Für Wünsche und Fragen hat immer jemand ein offenes Ohr und man fühlt sich direkt aufgenommen und wohl. Vor allem was uns wichtig war, dass es keine Massenveranstaltungen sind sondern in kleinen überschaubaren Gruppen abläuft. Mit Phil unseren Guide aus Österreich sind wir seit dem ersten Tauchgang unterwegs und es macht immer wieder Spaß gemeinsam raus zu fahren und abzutauchen. Eine große Besonderheit ist auch das nach Interessen gefragt wird und die jeweiligen Tauchspots dementsprechend ausgewählt werden, wie zb. heute Turtle Heaven 🙂
February 15, 2019Irina Schroeder-Beck
It was an amazing Adventure and an unforgettable day. Thanks to Annie, Greg and all the staff for making feel us very comfortable during our first dive. See you again.
February 12, 2019
- Thomas Elbæk
Godt dykker center med styr på tingene
February 5, 2019Imogen Day
Had the best diving experience thanks to Gili Divers on Air. I felt very safe and relaxed through all the dives and thoroughly enjoyed my time! Thank you so much Annie, Amanda and Eria! 🐢
February 4, 2019Richard Fuchs
Super Service und tolles Team
January 2, 2019
- Jane Svedel Behlin
Trevliga dykinstruktörer bra dykning
December 29, 2018Jase Calkin
love every minute we had ben and Jill. They where so relaxed and such good instructors. Thankyou
December 3, 2018Lisa Wallis
Incredible first dive with GiliT. I felt completely safe . Andy was our instructor. He was precise, professional and compassionate. Also stayed with them. Accommodation was fantastic value. We will be back. 5 stars
December 2, 2018
- Mareike Schulz
Eigentlich wollte ich nur einen Test Dive machen und es hat mir so gut gefallen, dass ich ich mich entschlossen habe, doch meine Tauchlizens ( Open Water) zu machen :). Ich war zuvor noch nie tauchen und alle, die es vorhaben oder darüber nachdenken, denen kann ich es nur empfehlen. Es ist ein atemberaubendes Erlebnis! Annie ist eine super Tauchlehrerin, sie hat alles mit Ruhe, Gelassenheit Einfühlungsvermögen und Humor erklärt. Ich hab mich immer gut aufgehoben gefühlt und ihren Fähigkeiten beim tauchen vertraut. Sie liebt das tauchen und genau das lebt sie auch und gibt es an ihre Tauchschüler weiter, was mich sehr beeindruckt hat. Eine super tolle Erfahrung, würde ich jederzeit wieder in dieser Tauchschule machen. Tausend Dank für diese unvergessliche Erfahrung und alles Gute für euch💗! LG, Mareike
November 20, 2018Ric Toorenent
Not too big, easy, relaxed, nice staff, good quality, excellent location
November 17, 2018Pauline Siemensma
Did my first dive today! I feld super safe en enjoyed the dive. The instructor was cool and very comforting. The group was only me and my friend, so that was nice aswell. Saw beautiful animals. Going for a second dive tomorrow!
October 30, 2018