Open Water Diver course SSI or PADI
Have you been dreaming about scuba diving lessons, want to experience unparalleled adventure and see what lies beneath the waves, then this is where it all starts!
The Open Water Diver course will give you the access into the world of recreational diving. This world’s most popular dive course allows you to plan and execute a dive down to 18 meters with a certified dive buddy. Our three day course is conducted in small groups under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors.
The Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts:
Theory – This is were we explain the important aspects of diving both verbally and with training videos. Our experienced team have been teaching for years and know how to create the perfect balance between information and fun to keep things interesting.
Confined water training – We start out in a swimming pool at standing depth to get used to breathing underwater. Through the gradual introduction of basic skills your confidence will increase surprisingly quickly. By the end of the confined water session you will find that you can control your position and depth with confidence and have mastered the basic equipment skills.
Open Water dives – To complete the course we will take you on 4 reef dives to the top dive sites of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Your first two open water dives will be to a maximum depth of 12 meters. As you are taking in the beauty of these amazing sites we will be helping you with your technique through out. On the next two dives we will be perfecting your underwater presence as we work you up to the maximum open water diver depth of 18 meters.
To enroll in an Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water course) you must be minimum of 10 years old. You need decent swimming skills and you also need to be in good physical health.
Kindly see the medical questionnaire here.
|1PM||Confined water session in the swimming pool|
|9AM||Open water dive 1|
|2PM||Open water dive 2|
|9AM||Open water dive 3|
|2PM||Open water dive 4|
Book your dive or course online and receive a 10% discount
Book your dive or course online and receive a 10% discount
- Arne Karlsson
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! 😀
Tog certifikat och gick även ner på 30 meter med Anna. Var lugnt och metodiskt så var inga problem att fixa de. Rekommenderas starkt.
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!
- Sjonnie van Gaans
For us GDOA is a Top Dive School with enthusiastic and relaxed people, we started with 1 dive and ended up with 14. Micha, Tait, Christian and Sebastian thanks for the great diving, Anne and Greg for the hospitality. We hope that the damage after the earthquake will not be too bad and that you, as a company, will soon be back in business. Stay strong We will be back July 2019 for even more beautiful dives Nanta and John
L accueil est à la hauteur des fonds marin, juste incroyable. Pour les Français demandez Greg, c est le manager, il est a l écoute et fait tout pour mettre à l aise! Avec mes amis nous sommes allé plonger sur Secret Reef et Bounty Wreck et les explications étaient claires et précises avec beaucoup d humour! J étais déjà allé sur Gili T. mais la vraiment je sais que je ne reviendrai que sur Gili Air car c est le top! Meilleur Club de plongée d Indonésie pour sur!
Will believe that Gili Divers on Air is the world's best place to get Open Water Diver certificate when you are a beginner. The staff and the surroundings are just great. Annie and her staff (Christian & Tait) were very professional and helpful, clear in their formulations so everyone understood the theory. All dives were carried out professionally with safety at the top, so everyone was very comfortable during each dive. It was a great diving experience that soon needs to be retested. Can only provide the best recommendations for diving with Gili Divers on Air.
- Dennis Shik Christensen
Fantastic company, owners, guides, and instructors. Very kind and helpful staff and most important - they are very professional������
Laidback but professional crew, with awesome people and a great atmosphere 👌👍 Enjoyed all the dives, and hangouts 👍😉
Thanks for a lovely stay! Great team, spacious accomation and awesome scuba!
- Tom Danau
We did our rescue diver here and absolutely loved it. Very professional crew before and during diving, very good relaxed atmosphere after the dive. The owners Greg and Annie run a tight ship (safety comes first and the quality of the gear is top notch). They always went for the best dive spots taking into account visibility, current and how crowded the spots tend to get at that time. Our dive instructor Sebastien Toro was simply amazing and somehow manages to keep a perfect balance between learning and fun. We stayed in a bungalow in the dive center itself and totally recommend. Spotless and the beds are very comfortable. Ry and Kyle are great managers and go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable!
Thanks for the amazing dives this week ���we have had a blast! Can’t wait to return c&n
Did the open water here in March. The staff were so friendly and helpful even though I can’t really swim. Definitely going to come back for my advanced.
- Barbie Ragougnia
Small dive shop but experienced instructors passionated about their jobs 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful experience under water on gili air. everything was perfect for me on my first deep dive and night dive. i felt very safe and in good hands.
3/07/2018Morten Lund Hansen
Great place, great people!
- Melanie Kaiser
Best Dive Shop on Gili Air!😊 The Dive Shop is small and very personal. All of the Instructors and the rest of the Team are very helpful, welcoming and professionel. Especially Instructor Anna and Greg who also manage the place do their best to find every single customer the best dive site to suit their experience and dive level. The groups are small and all the Guides and Instructors are very professionel, patient and have always a smile on their face and you can always come to them with any question you may have about diving. You feel always comfortable and safe with Gili Divers on Air. I can highly recommend them for any level from beginners to Pro's they will make your day and you will have a wonderful experience diving around the Gili Islands!
I had a great experience at Gili Divers On Air! It was my first time scuba diving down to 12m and therefore I was quite nervous and excited. Annie, our instructor today, explained everything very well and I could ask questions whenever I was unsure if I understood right. After the theoretical part we went to the pool, where I had enough time to practise and try again. After that we had a look at the fish we could probably see and the respective hand signs for each type of fish and went to the boat. We had 41mins and during the whole time I could hold her hand to calm and guide me. It was a great experience and I would highly suggest them, you will not regret it!
An amazing place where you feel comfortable and safe. Very knowledgeable staff who explain the theory and safety so it’s easy to understand, learn and put into practice.
- Herbert Bosch
Verry Nice diving experience @ gilidiversonair! Anne is a Verry good instructor School is small and personall They really take time for their custommers! Beside this the dives were awesome!
Great and helpful staff who were all really friendly. Amazing diving sites, every time we went somewhere different. Highly recommended
1/01/2018Paloma Del Villar
I dived 3 days with Victoria. An Amazing experience, very personalized and well organized. I would choose Gili Divers in Air again!!
- Mike Horne
Great dive centre! Very personable and friendly...even changes dive sites to accommodate not going to the same place as the other dive centres. Was also nice to have someone with connections to my part of the world as well
Super équipe, très sérieuse, mes amis ont adoré leur passage de niveau 2 et mon baptême m'a bien aidé à passer au dessus de grosse peur ! La sécurité est au rdv, la bonne humeur aussi, on reviendra sans hésitation !
Great place to go if you are feeling a bit nervous about diving and want great support! I had never dived before and was not even sure that I wanted to try it; I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy the experience or feel comfortable enough. I spoke to Greg and Annie in the shop and they reassured me that with the right training and support anyone can enjoy diving. So I booked to do a Discover Scuba afternoon course; this involves a bit of theory, some training and practise in the pool, and then on to the actual dive. The theory was well explained and enough to give us a basic understanding of the equipment and of the changes that occur in your body when you dive and how to manage them. We were also told about all the amazing marine life in the spot we would be going to. In the pool we got to grips with wearing the equipment, breathing properly and swimming comfortably underwater. Greg made sure we understood everything and that we were all feeling confident enough to progress to the dive. Off we went! I had felt great in the pool but once we were truly underwater and in the sea I felt a bit more nervous, Greg saw this without me even having to signal to him, and held onto my hand and guided me through the dive, whilst also leading another new diver and also monitoring how the other two in our group were getting along. With Greg's support I felt completely safe and was able to see some amazing sights, including a turtle, barracuda, puffer fish, sea slugs, garden eels, and much more. Gili Divers on Air only ever have small groups when you are learning, I think this is very important and believe you can get far more tailored support here than at any of the other bigger schools. I would recommend these guys to anyone who has never dived before, and also to experts alike (my boyfriend is doing his training to be an Advanced Diver with them)
- Gerson Kerinnes
Great Diving School! A specially the instructions of Camilla are very useful. On top of that I've always felt save and I'm glad to be a part of the gili divers on air family now.
Nice instructors and new equipment. Feels like diving with family
Had 2 dives with them. Wonderful experience and so personal.
- Yvonne Heijnen
Just finished my advanced course with gili divers on air. My dive Instructor Romi, really took her time with me! Great personal attention to make me feel comfortable!! It was only us in de group! I had a great experience! Nice divesites we visited! And for me the best was not to be in the boat Or a group with lots of people 🙂
Now an SSI certified advanced diver with the help from Gili Divers on Air. The team we're so friendly, helpful and supportive. Highly recommend this place to anyone thinking about diving and even got my girlfriend to do her Open Water course. She was terrified before but the guys here made it easy and exciting for her! Thanks again to the whole team �
I did my advanced diver with this wonderful dive school in June 2017. It was very personal and I felt very welcome and safe. They have very small groups and I think I learned so much and felt so much more comfortable under water, even after the first dive. The underwater world is the most incredible one. So the only problem you have is, that you don't want to go up again or leave the island 😉 So all in all, I couldn't think of a better place to go diving! Thank you so much Annie!!!