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Gili Divers’ Blog Archive

The Life of a Divemaster Trainee in Gili Trawangan

The Life of a Divemaster Trainee in Gili Trawangan

So, you’re ready to take your diving to a professional level? Doing your divemaster training (DMT) is a big task. It is both big time and financial commitment, but oh so worth it. Maybe you want to work as a divemaster (DM) and eventually become an instructor. Or...

Into the Blue: How Deep Are We Actually Diving?

Into the Blue: How Deep Are We Actually Diving?

Sometimes when you dive, it feels as though you’re in the depths of the oceans. The reality is, we’re barely even dipping our toe in. It’s hard to fathom how deep the oceans actually are - so here we’re going to look at the depths we dive, in perspective....

The Secret Life of Turtles: A Gili Islands Love Story

The Secret Life of Turtles: A Gili Islands Love Story

The Gili Islands in the north of Lombok in Indonesia have long been known as the “Turtle Capital of the World”. I hear you ask - why? In the early noughties the Gilis became known as a popular tourist destination. This might have something to do with the...

How to be Eco-Friendly on Gili Trawangan

How to be Eco-Friendly on Gili Trawangan

Plastics Plastic has come to the forefront of the environmental debate in recent years. The increase in news stories and documentaries such as Blue Planet 2 have sparked a revolution. Bali for example, has committed to a ban on all single use plastics....

Will Ramadan affect my holiday on Gili Trawangan?

Will Ramadan affect my holiday on Gili Trawangan?

Gili Trawangan is a paradise for holiday makers and is mostly Muslim. Ramadan is a holy month where many Muslims fast during the day and dedicate more time to their religion. It is a key part of the Muslim faith - but will it affect your trip? Let’s talk...

Gili Divers Reef Clean

Gili Divers Reef Clean

Friday 13th might be unlucky for some, but for us here at Gili Divers it was reef clean day. There isn’t much worse than seeing trash on a dive, but sadly it’s a reality we see far too often as divers. Eight divemaster trainees and 2 divemasters dove right in, taking...

Going from living to work to working to live

Going from living to work to working to live

Have you ever been sitting in your office job dreaming of living life barefoot in the sand? You go there in your thoughts but you don’t actually believe it can be done. Leaving everything you’ve got at home; your apartment, job, the safety of it and the...

Environmentally friendly diver

Environmentally friendly diver

I came to Gili Trawangan to do my open water course when I first started backpacking. Before my first dive we learned skills in the pool and learned the basic theory about diving. Prior to every dive the instructors and divemasters will do a dive briefing...