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Gili Divers’ Blog Archive

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....

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...

Being a vegetarian or vegan on Gili Trawangan

Being a vegetarian or vegan on Gili Trawangan

One of my concerns when coming to Asia was being able to keep up my veggie diet. I'm glad to say in reality it's been super easy. Gili T is a small island but it’s filled with plenty of options from local dishes to our favorite western delights. Every restaurant and...

From Scuba Review to a Divemaster internship

From Scuba Review to a Divemaster internship

I have been a certified for 10 years now but never thought about becoming a divemaster. Not only that, for no particular reason I also hadn't even dived for 5 years when I decided to come back to Gili Trawangan for a 2-week holiday in September. Once I had...