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Divemaster

Go pro with Gili Divers on Air!

Here at Gili Divers on Air we have a very active and popular Divemaster education program. With some candidates always at various stages of the Divemaster course there is always company at the same level.

Our Divemaster course has a strong emphasis on gaining real practical experience in the water in real world situations. The diving environment around The Gili Islands generally has very good visibility and the water is warm all year around. However it is quite dynamic and has depth. This enables divemaster candidates to gain experience with current, drift and deep dive scenarios with 30m+ visibility, not just cocktail diving conditions.

We recommend our divemaster trainees to spend as long as possible with us to gain the maximum from the course by diving alongside our instructors and divemasters. Even when the performance requirements have been met for the course candidates are encouraged to continue gaining experience until they find work or need to leave. Almost all trainees are offered work after completing the course here at Gili Divers or by other dive shops on Gili Air, Gili Trawangan or even Gili Meno.

All students are assigned their own mentor to oversee their progress throughout the course and to maintain consistency. However candidates will accompany many of our professionals while they are teaching and guiding divers in order to see all the different approaches used.

The first required achievement to start on the Divemaster course is 40 logged dives. If you do not have the required number of dives you will complete them here on the island while you get started on the theory, refining your personal diving skills, practicing swimming etc.

Once you have 40 dives logged the course will start properly, with accompanying instructors on full range of courses from introduction dives through to Rescue Diver courses. Whilst doing this you will begin with skill circuit practice and lectures ranging from physics to dive equipment. Our team of multinational instructors are very helpful when it comes to the finer points of theory.

Having built experience and confidence you will begin to conduct supervised briefings and guiding on various courses with your instructor, in time finishing your theory and lectures and finally become a signed off PADI Divemaster or a SSI Dive Con Specialist.

As a Divemaster trainee you are highly recommended to have at least your own mask, fins, surface marker and a dive computer as these are the essentials in the diving world and make your experience much easier. If you do not have these items already Gili Divers on Air has a wide range of equipment available for you. As a DMT you will receive a 15% discount of all retail purchased through the shop.

Commitment

In regards to the time frame, we would recommend approximately 8 weeks of training, even if both shorter and longer courses are possible to fit individual needs.

Finding long term accommodation here on Gili Air is reasonably easy and costs around 3.000.000 IDR per month for a room with ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. When you arrive we will help you to find the right place to stay during your training.

We offer the option of splitting the Divemaster course over 2 or 3 visits to Gili Air as some people do not have sufficient time free to complete the course during a single visit.

A payment plan can be arranged depending on the time spent and when you would like to revisit.
Also if for any reason the course cannot be completed, a referral will be given so you can complete the course at another location.

Embarking on the Divemaster course is a significant undertaking so we kindly ask you to contact us at least by email to go over your concerns and options.

Prices & Packages

PADI Divemaster course alone costs 14.000.000 IDR and PADI materials cost an additional 4.000.000 IDR. The SSI Dive Con Specialist costs the same for both the course and the materials. However the SSI course materials are all online.

If you need to complete more courses before the Divemaster we have some great dive packages available the prices are as follows:

Advanced Open Water, EFR, Rescue Diver, Divemaster (incl. Crew-pak) – 27.500.000 IDR
EFR, Rescue Diver, Divemaster (incl. Crew-pak) – 23.900.000 IDR
Rescue Diver, Divemaster (incl. Crew-pak) – 22.000.000 IDR

We have optional upgrade deals available. For example:

Add on Deep/Nitrox Specialty courses to Divemaster course for 5.180.000 IDR

Book your dive or course online and receive a 10% discount

  • positive review  We had a great time during the open water course. Thank youbfor all the fun and good leasons Megan and Felicia!!

    thumb Sharon Lutgens
    October 1, 2019

    positive review  amazing place, awesome instructors! Had Amanda as my instructor / buddy and couldn't be happier (: recommend 100%, can't wait to go back!

    thumb Jéssica Byczkovski
    September 30, 2019

    positive review  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 !

    thumb Marine Dnl
    September 2, 2019
  • positive review  By far the best thing we did during our stay in Bali. Great crew, great atmosphere and great experience!

    thumb DV Djimm
    August 22, 2019

    positive review  excellent club de plongée, très bon matériel, et instructeurs à l'écoute et au top ! aucun risque, que du plaisir !

    thumb Geoffroy Choteau
    August 12, 2019

    positive review  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.

    thumb Junior Orejuela
    July 31, 2019
  • 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
    July 9, 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
    May 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
    May 20, 2019
  • positive review  Amazing experience for our first dive thanks to Greg and his professionalism!

    thumb Laetitia Convert
    May 7, 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
    May 6, 2019

    positive review  Over all great experience !

    thumb Sebastien Beaudoin
    April 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
    April 8, 2019

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

    thumb Mnr Jérémie
    April 2, 2019

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

    thumb Srijit Jon Chatterjee
    March 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
    March 6, 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
    February 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
    February 18, 2019
  • positive review  Awesome dive center. The stuff is super professional. Highly recommending it.

    thumb Akim Adhari
    February 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
    February 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
    February 12, 2019
  • positive review  Godt dykker center med styr på tingene

    thumb Thomas Elbæk
    February 5, 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
    February 4, 2019

    positive review  Super Service und tolles Team

    thumb Richard Fuchs
    January 2, 2019
  • positive review  Trevliga dykinstruktörer bra dykning

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin
    December 29, 2018

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

    thumb Jase Calkin
    December 3, 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
    December 2, 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
    November 20, 2018

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

    thumb Ric Toorenent
    November 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
    October 30, 2018
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