Learn your skills in the confined water of the pool at our resort, then venture out into the blue and warm water surrounding the Gili Islands. You will find that this destination provides you the absolutely best conditions imaginable for your first experience in the great world of diving! Indonesia is home to more than 3,000 species of marine life and you will for sure witness a great number of these species during your course. The abundance of fish found in the waters around Gili Air and Trawangan will not disappoint any diver
If the hype of muck diving gets to you, try the ultimate macro dive in the Lombok ferry harbor. The visibility is nothing to brag about, but the creatures you find on this dive are rare and incredible strange and cool! Like Ghost Pipefish, ask to see one, they are nothing less than amazing. Ps. Dolphins are randomly spotted from the boat. From time to time Manta rays and the Oceanic Sunfish shows on dives. Keep your eyes open for a cool encounter!
Above water Gili Air differs quite a lot Gili Trawangan. Over the past years, Gili Air has become more popular with those wanting to escape the party atmosphere and buzz associated with Gili Trawangan. The island is tiny, but very relaxed and pretty. Like on Gili Trawangan, you will find no real roads here. Only sandy paths where the only type of transportation is horse carts and bicycles. You can find all types of restaurants and bars, but all with a really chilled atmosphere. When you are tired of hanging out in your hammock on the beach (which is what you do here) go searching for the secret little places in the back streets where the local food is cooked to perfection for cheap cheap bucks!
The SSI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m independently with a buddy.
The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review. This process is assisted by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that everything are confidently understood. The practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of max 12 meters and dive three and four are conducted at max 18 meters. The final stage of the SSI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part successfully passed.
The SSI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will take 3 to 4 days depending on the students enrolled
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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