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Open Water

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.

Schedule

DAY 1
9AMTraining videos
11AMLecture 1
1PMConfined water session in the swimming pool
DAY 2
9AMOpen water dive 1
12.00Lecture 2
2PMOpen water dive 2
DAY 3
9AMOpen water dive 3
12.00Final exam
2PMOpen water dive 4

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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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