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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.


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  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

    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

    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
  • positive review  Amazing experience for our first dive thanks to Greg and his professionalism!

    thumb Laetitia Convert

    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

    positive review  Over all great experience !

    thumb Sebastien Beaudoin
  • 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

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

    thumb Mnr Jérémie

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

    thumb Srijit Jon Chatterjee
  • 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

    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

    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
  • positive review  Awesome dive center. The stuff is super professional. Highly recommending it.

    thumb Akim Adhari

    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

    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
  • positive review  Godt dykker center med styr på tingene

    thumb Thomas Elbæk

    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

    positive review  Super Service und tolles Team

    thumb Richard Fuchs
  • positive review  Trevliga dykinstruktörer bra dykning

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin

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

    thumb Jase Calkin

    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
  • 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

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

    thumb Ric Toorenent

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    positive review  Bara bra trevlig personal man känner sig välkommen wonderfully

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin

    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
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