Getting to the Gilis

Are you located in Bali?

Not quite, but we are really close! Our dive resort is on an island called “Gili Air”, which is located at a two-hour boat ride away from Bali, and only a 15 minutes boat-ride from Lombok Island

Can you organize my transfer to Gili Air Island?

 

Absolutely! Don’t hesitate to message us about it. We can organize your transfer from Bali or Lombok only – we do not provide this service from or to any other surrounding island. Return ticket from Bali is 900.000 IDR per person, including pick up and drop off services. Pick up and drop off areas in Bali are: Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, and Denpasar (including Bali Airport). The price for a return ticket from Lombok varies according to the number of persons travelling – feel free to contact us to get an estimate!

Diving the Gilis with us!

 

What is the weather like?

 

The Gili islands, located east of Bali, and south of the equator, enjoy a tropical climate. The average temperature hovers around 30°C all year round. Although the Gilis are diveable any time, the best time to visit us is during the dry season – from April to November – as the climate is sunnier, less humid and underwater visibility is better! Wet season runs from December to March, with tropical downpours in January and February – but that does not keep us from diving! No matter if it rains or not, underwater we’ll be wet anyway.

What is the water temperature?

 

Although it slightly varies from one dive site to another, the water temperature is generally set around 28°C.

What kind of wetsuits are you using?

 

Seeing the outside and water temperatures, we use 3mm wetsuits, mostly shorties, but we also have long ones.

I haven’t dived for more than 12 months, can I still dive with you?

 

Of course, don’t worry! We offer a scuba review course, during which you will have some pool sessions to quickly review the skills learned in your courses, and then a sea dive is planned to get back to practice!

I am interested in joining you on one of your “Dive against Debris” dives. How does it work?

 

Thanks for being interested – we’d be thrilled to have you!
Our “Dive Against Debris” dive is a weekly free event; hence feel free to drop by on any Wednesday. We dive at 4PM, but in order to secure your dive, consider stopping by earlier on that day, as only 10 participants can sign in on a dive, for safety reasons. Please note that only certified divers can dive at this occasion.
Read more about this program.

Do you offer discounts for Professional level divers?

 

Yes, we do! If you’re a divemaster, or any higher certification, you will be offered interesting discounts!

How many fun dives do you provide per day?

 

We have two boat dives per day, one in the morning at 9AM and one in the afternoon, at 1:30PM. We also provide sunset dives upon request, from the shore, at 4PM and a night dive around 6PM.

PADI Courses

 

I have never dived, how can I start?

 

If you would like to experience breathing underwater but are not sure to take a full course, we offer a one-day course, the Discover scuba diving, perfectly adapted to emerge you in the beautiful underwater world. The course includes a pool session and one sea dive. Otherwise, for a more complete experience, we offer the Open Water Course

How much time does it take to do an Open Water Course?

 

The PADI Open Water Course takes full four days to complete, including the theoretical course (watching and reading PADI material, then doing knowledge reviews with your instructor), five pool sessions and four sea dives (you can only dive twice a day).
Please note that as there are no boats departing for Bali in the late afternoon, you will most likely have to spend one more night in Gili Air Island after finishing your course. Feel free to contact us to make sure you plan to spend enough time on Gili Air to take this course!

How does the PADI Open Water Course after PADI e-learning works?

 

The PADI Open Water Course after PADI e-learning reduces the length of the course, as this option allows you to study at your own place, at home, through an interactive computer-based program. You have to register on the PADI e-learning platform https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/elearning/?irra=22029 to start your class before coming diving with us. Please note that the cost of the e-learning formation is not included in our package price. Moreover, PADI pricing policy is independent from us.
This course requires five pool sessions and four sea dives. Knowing that you can only dive twice a day, you need therefore three full days to complete it.
Please note that as there are no boats departing for Bali in the late afternoon, you will most likely have to spend one more night in Gili Air Island after finishing your course. Feel free to contact us to make sure you plan to spend enough time on Gili Air to take this course!

How much time does it take to do an Advanced Open Water Course?

 

During this course, you will dive five times. Each one of the dive will correspond to one of the PADI Specialty Courses. Two of the dives will be imposed to you; Deep and Underwater Navigation. . For the other three, you can choose freely among the wide range of specialties we offer.
Please note that if you opt to do a night dive, the length of the course can be reduced to two days as you’ll be able to dive 3 times in one day. Feel free to contact us to make sure you plan to spend enough time in Gili Air to take this course!

Do I need my own equipment?

 

Not at all! Equipment rental is included in the price of the courses and fun dives! Please note that if you wish to use one of our dive computers while fun diving, there will be an extra cost of IDR 50.000.

What time do the courses start at?

 

We have two boat dives per day, one in the morning at 9AM and one in the afternoon, at 1:30PM. You need to be physically present at the dive center at least 30 minutes before the dives, more if you need to review the theory with your instructor. Daily Schedules vary according to your arrival and departure dates and times.

Payment Terms

 

Can I pay by Credit Card?

 

Yes, of course! We accept the following types of card: Visa and MasterCard. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

Can I withdraw money on Gili Air Island?

 

Yes of course! There is actually an ATM on our property.

Can I use foreign bank notes to settle my bill?

 

Unfortunately no, we only accept Indonesian Rupiah for cash payments.