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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

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

  • 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  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  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  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  Trevliga dykinstruktörer bra dykning

    thumb Jane Svedel Behlin
    12/29/2018
  • 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

    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

    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  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

    5 star review  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

    thumb Sjonnie van Gaans
    8/16/2018
  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Mickael Dayan
    8/01/2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Finn Westergaard
    7/29/2018

    5 star review  Fantastic company, owners, guides, and instructors. Very kind and helpful staff and most important - they are very professional������

    thumb Dennis Shik Christensen
    7/02/2018
  • 5 star review  Laidback but professional crew, with awesome people and a great atmosphere 👌👍 Enjoyed all the dives, and hangouts 👍😉

    thumb Simon Birk
    6/26/2018

    5 star review  Thanks for a lovely stay! Great team, spacious accomation and awesome scuba!

    thumb Bradley Jadir
    5/20/2018

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Tom Danau
    4/24/2018
  • 5 star review  Thanks for the amazing dives this week ���we have had a blast! Can’t wait to return c&n

    thumb Carolyn Palmer
    4/22/2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Ry Klose
    4/07/2018

    5 star review  Small dive shop but experienced instructors passionated about their jobs 🙂

    thumb Barbie Ragougnia
    3/07/2018
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Mathias Jäger
    3/07/2018

    5 star review  Great place, great people!

    thumb Morten Lund Hansen
    3/07/2018

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Melanie Kaiser
    2/17/2018
  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Shirin Bär
    2/07/2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Samuel Barney
    1/18/2018

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Herbert Bosch
    1/15/2018
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