Learning to dive in Gili Trawangan Lombok

by Nick on March 13, 2007

by Nick | March 13th, 2007  

Gili Trawangan offers a white sand island, surrounded by turquiose water. There are no cars or motorbikes, no police, no nightclubs, but there are many restaurants, many showing evening movies and some having live music. Some of Bali’s most famous restaurants have branches there including Ryoshi and The Beach House. In all Gili Trawangan offers a good place to get a taste of diving in Indonesia, before moving onto more challenging sites.

Learning to dive in something that many tourists have on their agenda. A 4 day PADI course will get you your Open Water certificate, allowing you to rent equipment and fill tanks anywhere in the world. Gili Trawangan has several dive shops offering Open Water courses, many with their own training pool. It always pays to check out your dive opertaor and choose one you trust.

Operators on Gili Trawangan

Big Bubble
(0370)625020
Small personal outfit catering to small groups.

Blue Marlin
(0370)632424 FAX (0370)642286
High end dive operator with all the bells and whistles. Offers PADI courses, Instructor Development Courses and IANTD (International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers) courses.

Dive Indonesia
(0370)642289 FAX (0370)642328
Great faciliities including pool and restaurant. Offering usual PADI courses.

Dream Divers
(0370)634496
High end dive center offering an array of dives for beginning and experienced divers. Also have trip to southern Lombok.

Manta Dive
(0370)643649
Relaxing atmosphere with plenty of dives for experienced divers.

Vila Ombak Diving Academy
(0370)642336 FAX (0370)642337
Offers dive and stay packages at the Vila Ombak hotel. High end dive center offering up to IDC level instruction.

With such a high density of quality dive operators, you will have ample opportunity to compare quality and cost. Feel free to negotiate, there’s nothing like a customer with money in his hand to get a business owner excited.

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