Scuba Diving in Gili Islands - Indonesia -

6 days, 5 nights

Visit : Bali, Gili Trawangan
The Gili Islands in Indonesia are small tropical islands in close proximity to Bali. Gili Islands are a diver's tropical paradise - being the sea turtle capital of the world with an optimal, warm diving temperature of about 28° C throughout the year, there is no wonder that Gili Islands attract all kinds of divers; from novices to advanced level divers. The Gilis - namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are the perfect getaway for island lovers, skirted with white sand, coconut palms and clear turquoise waters that will leave you mesmerized.
Learn to dive- Join in for Open Water Diver Course and enjoy the freedom to dive all by yourself once you are certified:INR 55000.
Already an open water certified diver- Join in for Advanced Open Water Diver course + 2 Fun Dives:INR 55000.
Any certified diver(Open Water / Advanced Open Water) - Enjoy 8 Fun Dives in beautiful Bali Sea:INR 47000.

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  • Includes : Dive Accommodation Insurance

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

YES ! IF YOU...

    If you are looking to learn to dive, join in for the Open Water Diver Course and enjoy the freedom to dive all by yourself once you are certified. You don't need to be a good swimmer for this, but you should feel comfortable with a 10 minute float and a 200 metre swim.
    If you are already an open water certified diver and are looking to upgrade to Advanced Open Water Certified Diver.
    If you are any certified diver (Open Water / Advanced Open Water) and are looking for fun dives in the Indian Ocean.
    If you haven't dived for a year or more, get refresher course and hop in for fun diving.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Clear waters, white sand beaches, high visibility, an abundance of aquatic life, vibrant stretches of corals, unique dive sites with ship wrecks, challenging currents and diverse marine life.
  • Sign up for some adventurous scuba diving in one of the world's best diving destinations
  • Master diving skills under the guidance of some of the most experienced instructors
  • Discover an exciting world under the water during your diving sessions
  • Explore the vibrant corals and interesting marine life during the underwater excursion
  • Undertake other adventurous marine activities such as snorkeling and glass bottom kayaking
  • Day 1Arrive Bali - Gili Island
    • Welcome to Indonesia! You will most likely fly into Bali or Lombok and once you arrive, a Trip360 representative will greet and transfer you to the harbour. You will take a 2 hours fast boat to the Gili Islands from the bay and then taken to the beach-side resort. After check-in, the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax and, if jet lag permits, visit the dive centre. There is also an option to undertake a leisurely exploration of the beautiful island.

      Note:
      If you can't land in Bali before 08:00 AM, please plan to arrive a day before and plan to spend a night in Bali. Get in touch with us if you want us to arrange your accommodation in Bali for the previous night.

    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 2Gili Islands
    • The adventure begins! After a hearty breakfast, proceed to the dive centre for a short class and orientation with our experienced instructor.
      Open Water Diver Course - The instructor will walk you through the first few chapters of dive theory. After lunch, gear up with the scuba equipment for a supervised, introductory session in a confined water setting.
      Advanced Open Water Diver Course - Get familiar with deep diving during the advanced diver course session. Practice underwater with two dives.
      Fun Diving- Its time for some fun! Embark on two fun diving sessions on the island.

    • Number of Dives - 2
    • Meals - Breakfast.
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  • Day 3Gili Islands
    • Start your day with a delicious breakfast. Return to the dive centre to continue with the diving session.
      Open Water Diver Course- The instructor will continue explaining to you the remaining basics of the dive theory. Later, sit down to a mouth-watering meal at lunchtime. After eating your fill, wear the scuba gear for another round of confined water training and your first Open Water Dive.
      Advanced Open Water Diver Course - The remainder of the advanced diver course will be taught. Practice the skills learnt during this class by undertaking three dives underwater and earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification by giving the exam.
      Fun Diving- Get ready for three fun dives at some exciting sites in the Gilis. You will surely enjoy this experience!

    • Number of Dives - 3
    • Meals - Breakfast.
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  • Day 4Gili Islands
    • Recharge yourself for the adventurous day ahead with a fulfilling breakfast, and then proceed to meet the diving instructor.
      Open Water Diver Course- Head to the sea in order to attempt your rest of the three open water dives. Review your course material for there will be a written exam for Open Water Diver certification in the evening. If you pass the exam of this world's most widely recognised scuba course, you will become a certified diver.
      Advanced Open Water Diver Course- Confidently scuba dive at depths down to 30 metres today. During the three diving excursions, feast your eyes on the encrusting corals and colourful fish that are aplenty under the water.
      Fun Diving- Continue to three renowned diving sites off the shores of this enchanting country for two fun diving excursions.

    • Number of Dives - 3
    • Meals - Breakfast.
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  • Day 5Gili Island
    • There's no better way to start the morning in this mesmerising country than with a good breakfast. Sit down to a spread made from the freshest local ingredients. Later, meet your instructor for any pending dives that you need to complete.
      By now all of you would have finished your courses and the planned dives. However, due to any reason, if there's any pending dive, you can head out to the sea in the morning to complete the last dive.
      There after, we checkout from the resort at noon and take a fast boat to Bali. Spend the evening at one of the beaches in Bali for a mesmerising sunset.

    • Meals - Breakfast.
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  • Day 6Depart Bali
    • Wake up happy and content, basking in the afterglow of the previous day's experiences. On this last day, check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport to board your onward flight with beautiful memories of this diving tour. Hope to see you again soon!

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    • Meals - Breakfast.
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Inclusions

  • 5 night's accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary. (Pick up and drop from Denpasar airport to hotel in Gili Trawangan, includes Bali-Gili speed boat transfers).
  • 4 dives (Open Water Diver course) / 7 dives (Advanced Open Water Diver + 2 Fun Dives) / 8 dives (Fun Diving).
  • Dive instructor, tour leader (only for group size of 6 or more) and boat crew.
  • Fees for dive sites as per the itinerary.
  • Travel and dive insurance.
  • Diving equipments.

Exclusions

  • Cost of your international round trip airfare.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges.
  • Any transport to / from Bali Island. Your tour price starts ex Bali.
  • Any other transportation outside of the tour program.
  • All optional additional tours or activities during leisure time.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Mandatory Gala dinner charges (25th December and 31st December).
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 31 Dec 2020

Hub Single Accommodation Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Bali 59,000* 47,000*
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Accomodation

Hotel accommodation with standard amenities.

Things to Carry

  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Light cotton clothes
  • Flip flops
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repelent

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    There is ample choice of vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian cuisines in Indonesia. However, you will find a fair share of fresh seafood and meats. Don't forget to savour some mouth-watering Indonesian dishes like the soulful Nasi and Mi Goreng!

  • Clothes to Carry

    • Swimsuit
    • Hat
    • Light cotton clothes
    • Flip flops
    • Camera
    • Mosquito repelent

  • Optional Activities Available

    You can go horse riding by the sea shore, shop at the night market and explore the great nightlife of the Trawangan island. Explore the island on a cycle, You can also visit Sama Sama (Gili Trawangan) to listen to some live music, head to The Yoga Place (Gili Trawangan) to meditate and detox, head to the Turtle Sanctuary (Gili Meno), go glass-bottomed kayaking at the Gili Air Lagoon Resort or watch the traditional 'Stick Fight' in the marketplace at Gili Trawangan.

  • Our Crew

    Dive instructor, boat crew and an English speaking tour leader.

  • Popular Dive Sites

    1. Shark Point:
    An excellent site for viewing larger marine life on the north side of Gili Trawangan. A flat sandy bottom turns into a series of progressively deeper canyons that run parallel to the shore. This is probably the most popular site because of the sheer variety of life seen here on a single dive. Reef sharks are found basking in the canyons, cuttlefish, stingrays, tons of turtles in the shallows, and every full moon it is a favourite hang out for a school of huge bumphead parrotfish. Large rays sometimes pass by as well as schooling trevally.

    2. Manta Point:
    A gently sloping reef on the south side of Gili Trawangan with a good variety of hard and soft corals, interspersed with bommies and large table corals which shelter the fish. There is rarely any current here, an excellent site to get close up with reef sharks, sting rays, cuttlefish, octopus and in season a passing manta!!

    3. Halik:
    A steep slope on the north side of Gili Trawangan, from 5 m down to 24 m with a series of gullies at the bottom. A fine site to multi level dive, the selection of soft coral in the deeper section gives way to hard corals as you ascend and in the shallows there are always several turtles totally unfazed by the presence of divers. This is also a great site for drift dives.

    4. Deep Turbo´s:
    A great deep dive just off the east of Gili Trawangan with spectacular topography. At 30 m this site has a sandy bottom between large sea mounds. These sea mounds range in size and have an interesting variety of overhangs and outcrops, the largest of which go up to about 20 m depth. You will find a good variety of corals and some huge sea fans. Thousands of garden eels cover the sandy bottom and barracuda, leopard sharks and giant rays can also be seen here.

    5. Hann´s Reef:
    This site is just off the east of Gili Air and it provides a great opportunity for macro photographers or those who wish to witness some of the smaller, stranger creatures found here. Frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, sea horses, black spotted morays, spearers, pipe fish and many types of shrimp are frequently spotted here.

    6. Simon´s Reef:
    A great deep dive that offers a variety of corals not seen on the other dive sites. At 30 m this site has a sandy bottom between large sea mounds. These sea mounds range in size and have an interesting variety of overhangs and outcrops, there are also some interesting sand bar formations similar to sand dunes in a desert. The dive ends on a pinnacle that's covered in fish life.

    7. Stingray:
    A gentle slope just off the east of Gili Trawangan that gets its name from the huge rays that can be seen here. A good muck dive, this is our house reef and was the recent location of a Bio Rock project. We put in a total of 8 artificial reefs that have attracted a variety of marine life.

  • Flight Information

    Singapore Airlines, Malindo Air and Air Asia mainly fly from Mumbai, New Delhi, Coimbatore and Jaipur directly to Bali. From there, another flight or a fast ferry can be taken to the Gili Trawangan.

  • Medical facilities Available

    Bali provides good health care facilities. Many multispecialty hospitals are within proximity.

  • Altitude considerations

    Wait for 18-24 hours to board the flight after diving.

  • Luggage Info

    A dive bag will help you to organise, protect and transport your scuba equipment. Most importantly, we would advise you to take a little extra effort to pack your dive gear separately and not mix it with other essentials. We advise that you carry light cotton clothes, summer wear, easy to dry fabric, extra swimming costume, sunscreen lotion, sachets of energy drinks, UV protected sunglasses, and a sun cap or hat.

  • Books to Read

    • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia - by Elizabeth Gilbert is a famous published account of a woman experiencing mid-life crisis and travels to different corners of the world to find peace and balance in her life again.
    • Diving in South East Asia - by David Espinosa is an extensive guide to the best dive sites in Indonesia, Malyasia, the Philippines and Thailand.

  • Typical Day on the Trip

    Most of the time is spent learning new things about diving and practicing those newly learnt skills underwater. The mornings and first half of the day is busy. However, as the day progresses and post dives one has ample amount of free time to soak in the atmosphere and explore the island.

  • Approximate Group Size

    10-15 passengers.

  • Money to carry

    For those expenses not included in the tour price, you may wish to carry some extra money. USD is acceptable throughout and there are ATMs which can be used to withdraw the local currency. Most of the restaurants and shops accept International Credit Cards.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory. However, if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Getting Around

    Bemo, Dokar, Ojek are modes of local transport.

  • Places to eat

    Warung Babi Guling
    Anomali Coffee
    The Fat Turtle

  • Our Favorite thing on the Island

    Circumnavigate the islands. You can walk around the Gilis in about 1-2 hours.

    • Island hopping.