Gili Air may not be as popular as Gili Trawangan, the largest island among the Gilis. However, Gili Air actually offers a lot to visitors. This island is the greenest of the three gilis (as you can find more tress there) and its diverse culture among locals make this island more attractive to visitors. Gili Air is also the closest to Lombok and the water there is still the best of all.
If you come to the Gilis for diving, here are some most recommended diving centers in Gili Airwhich you can choose:
Gili Air Divers
This diving center in Gili Air is a must-visit dive spot. Do you want to see the beauty of coral reefs and other critters but you are afraid of jumping to the waters? No worries, this dive center offers courses both for beginners and for those who want to sharpen their diving skills. The instructors are highly trained with PADI certificate. In addition, the instructors do not only teach you how to dive, but also encourage the appreciation of the diversity found in Indonesian waters, from green turtles, White Tip Reef Shark, Schooling Jackfish, Bumphead Parrotfish to stunning Nudibranches. All are the main objects of underwater photography.
The courses available are varied from Bubble Masker (for kids) priced at Rp. 590.000,- to training for instructor. The price of the course for assistant instructor is Rp. 5.920.000,-.
Manta Dive Gili Air
Opened in 2008, this is one of the most popular diving resorts in Gilis Islands. From there, you can explore some dive sites that really makes you fall in love. Manta Gili Air is also the best place to learn how to dive as you are trained by certified instructors. For non divers, you can relax in a beautiful bungalow with garden. All of them are made to cater your need there.
Blue Marlin Dive Center
From courses, snorkeling trips, recreational diving to scuba diving, you can do all of them here, in one of the top diving centers in Gili Air. The atmosphere is relaxing, with friendly and professional staff. That is why visitors come back again and again.
In addition to several dive spots, the resorts here are really some of the best. Ocean 5, for example. This resort is one of the most recommended resorts in Gili Air. You can also take diving course here, from beginners to professionals. There are two types of bungalows: Pool and Standard. There also tour packages that include accommodation (for pool bungalow) and diving, ranging from 133 Euro (low season) and 149 Euro (high season ) for two days accommodation and one day diving to 1.122 Euro (low season) and 1.227(high season) for 14 days accommodation and 12 days diving. For Standard bungalows, there are also some packages you can choose. Make sure you enjoy your diving trips in Gili Islands.