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Advanced Open Water Course

The advanced open water course is designed to expose you to more challenging diving conditions and activities whilst under the supervision of an experienced instructor. The goal is to make you a better diver by increasing your confidence and independence as a recreational diver. In order to start the course the candidate must already be an open water diver, qualified to dive to 18 meters.

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

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.

Navigation

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.

Underwater Photography

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.

Fish ID

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.

Dive computer

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 cost of only 1,500,000 IDR.

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  • positive review  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!

    thumb Fran Cairns
    7/09/2019

    positive review  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 🙏

    thumb Sophie Mnl
    5/31/2019

    positive review  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.

    thumb Eira Göransson
    5/20/2019
  • positive review  Amazing experience for our first dive thanks to Greg and his professionalism!

    thumb Laetitia Convert
    5/07/2019

    positive review  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.

    thumb Elena Bonaccorsi
    5/06/2019

    positive review  Over all great experience !

    thumb Sebastien Beaudoin
    4/24/2019
  • positive review  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.

    thumb Ted Timman
    4/08/2019

    positive review  Chill dive club to learn diving with friendly bunch of pros

    thumb Mnr Jérémie
    4/02/2019

    positive review  Awesome place to learn diving from expert divers from around the globe... works hard plays hard!!!

    thumb Srijit Jon Chatterjee
    3/10/2019
  • positive review  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

    thumb Andy Travis
    3/06/2019

    positive review  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!!!!

    thumb Rebecca Stauß
    2/20/2019

    positive review  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!!!!

    thumb Alton Langmaid
    2/18/2019
  • positive review  Awesome dive center. The stuff is super professional. Highly recommending it.

    thumb Akim Adhari
    2/18/2019

    positive review  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 🙂

    thumb Frank Stauß
    2/15/2019

    positive review  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.

    thumb Irina Schroeder-Beck
    2/12/2019
  • positive review  Godt dykker center med styr på tingene

    thumb Thomas Elbæk
    2/05/2019

    positive review  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! 🐢

    thumb Imogen Day
    2/04/2019

    positive review  Super Service und tolles Team

    thumb Richard Fuchs
    1/02/2019
  • positive review  Trevliga dykinstruktörer bra dykning

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin
    12/29/2018

    positive review  love every minute we had ben and Jill. They where so relaxed and such good instructors. Thankyou

    thumb Jase Calkin
    12/03/2018

    positive review  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

    thumb Lisa Wallis
    12/02/2018
  • positive review  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

    thumb Mareike Schulz
    11/20/2018

    positive review  Not too big, easy, relaxed, nice staff, good quality, excellent location

    thumb Ric Toorenent
    11/17/2018

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Pauline Siemensma
    10/30/2018
  • positive review  I am coming back for the third time 😉 i always have a great experience // this time i have chosen Photography specialty course with Mekan and it was perfect : theory and training underwater what can i say ...i had so much fun and it was cery interesting course !! I have so many wonderful photo and memories. thanks again Mekan

    thumb Sarah Rémo
    10/29/2018

    5 star review  Vi hade Anna dom instruktör, Otroligt duktig på att lära ut och kändes väldigt tryggt alla stegen från genomgång i poolen till att faktiskt dyka på riktigt ute i havet! Rekommenderar verkligen att åka hit och ta sitt certifikat! 😀

    thumb Arne Karlsson
    10/15/2018

    positive review  Tog certifikat och gick även ner på 30 meter med Anna. Var lugnt och metodiskt så var inga problem att fixa de. Rekommenderas starkt.

    thumb Alexander Karlsson
    10/15/2018
  • positive review  In this diving center you immediately start feeling like at home. The spirit is just awesome! and the dive masters are very good in explaining of all aspects of diving. i did my second dive today after a long break. it is a talent to give the necessary info in a simple, transparent form. and the instructors of Gili Divers really have this talent 👍

    thumb Lera Mulina
    9/30/2018

    positive review  Bara bra trevlig personal man känner sig välkommen wonderfully

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin
    9/02/2018

    positive review  Super friendly people, and they're great instructors! I did my first dive in over 5 years with Gili Divers on Air, and it felt so comfortable. The dive was absolutely beautiful! 10/10!

    thumb Chris Forney
    8/24/2018
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