DIVING AROUND THE GILI ISLANDS

One the many things that the Gili Islands are famous for, is that they are surrounded by a magical underwaterworld. Indonesia is home of the 20% of the worlds coral reefs. Divers from all over the world come to experience the warm and clear idyllic waters and the amazing diversity of marine life. And with more than 25 dive sites, we cannot blame them.

 There is so much out there to discover: small little funky looking creatures like  ghost pipe fish, mantis shrimp, pygmy seahorse, blue ringed octopus, frogfish and  a wide variety of nudibranches. And some big stuff that will blow your mind like, white and black tip sharks, blue spotted stingrays, schools of bumbhead parrotfish and sometimes even a manta ray or whaleshark pops up to say hello. Not to mention the great amount of turtles. Some even call it the turtle capital of the world!

PERFECT CONDITIONS

The water temperature averages at 28 degrees and the visibility varies throughout the year but can be as clear as 30m+. The Gilis are protected by Lombok but there are often strong currents which means the majority of our diving is drift diving.

You will receive the next level of certification from our affiliated dive center, Oceans5 Dive Resort. They give you the possibility to prepare theory from home via PADI eLearning. You can do all your theory for the dive course online before your arrival in Indonesia, so you don’t need to spend any time in the classroom. You can dive straight into the practical part of your course.  

After your training you will join the rest of the research team doing 2 daily survey dives, BRUV drops, and data analysis.

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