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Dive Indonesia has been Indonesia’s leading dive center since it started operating in 1981. It has been offering underwater education and experiences to thousands of divers seeking adventure and beauty in the world’s largest archipelago.

Dive resort off northwest Lombok

Gili Trawangan

Come to “the Gilis” for some fantastic coral reef diving teeming with marine life just off the northwest tip of Lombok. One dive could spot turtles, sharks, scorpion fish and groupers. And if you are not a diver, there are spacious, white sand beaches famous for sunbathing and snorkeling, or you can just relax by our poolside. The diving is fantastic, the island life is interesting, the food is delicious, and the night life is out of sight.

Multi-lingual staff

Our international dive staff will be waiting to greet you in your native language of German, French, Dutch and English upon your arrival at Dive Indonesia. We provide transfers from the airport, harbor or hotels in Sengiggi by our air-conditioned van and outrigger boats. After your arrival at Gili Trawangan, relax on our beachfront with a drink while our friendly Indonesian staff carries your bags to your bungalow and gets your dive gear ready.

Daily dive trips on fully outfitted boats

We have morning and afternoon dives to the fantastic dive sites surrounding the three Gilis that are less than 20 minutes away by outrigger boat. We have oxygen onboard our fully outfitted dive boats along marine radios and life vests, and after your dive, you will be served fresh water and given a dry beach towel.

Dive courses

We offer the full range of PADI dive courses taught by our certified PADI instructors. The most popular course is the PADI openwater course, which takes about four days. We have a 2.6-meter deep pool custom built for confined water instruction. Watch instruction videos in our two air-conditioned classrooms and order room service. We have all new top-of-the-line Scubapro dive equipment for you to use on hassle-free dives. Dive sites are located less than 20 minutes away.

Full gear and personal lockers

We provide masks, snorkels, fins, BCDs, weight belts, wetsuits, booties and tanks for all dives. Our dive gear room is especially equipped to store your dive gear for use each day of diving, and it has individual lockers to keep your personal belongings safe.

Great food

After diving, relax on our beachfront and let our Balinese and Chinese chefs delight you with our international and local dishes. You will not believe how great the food tastes – rave pasta dishes, sausages and mash, fresh grilled fish, Balinese chicken curry, Mexican food, vegetarian delights and yes we do have hearty cheeseburgers.

Party time

Every night is party night on “Tra-la-la” island and occasionally we have an international DJ that will send you into a frenzy. Our DJ plays an infectious mix of funky progressive house, hands-in-the-air trance anthems along with some cheeky, bouncy hard house that sends you out of your mind.

Local style bungalows

Our air-conditioned bungalows have hot water – a rarity on Trawangan – and private gardens for your outdoor pleasure. The interior is in the local Lombok tradition. Daily room service and breakfast in your private outdoor garden or on the beachfront are just some of the resort’s relaxing delights. Our bungalows have one queen-size bed and one double-size bed. Continental breakfast is complimentary.

Dive Gear

Our full retail dive shop offers top-of-the line dive gear including Scubapro, Ocean Master, Sherwood, IST and Pelican equipment. Everything you need for diving, snorkeling and children’s water sports.

Never go home again

Our indoor and outdoor cineplex with surround sound offers at least four hit movies each night. Make your choice from our extensive list. Sitting under the stars, hearing the waves lap the beach, drinking an icy cold beer, chilled bottle of wine or mixed drink and eating our fabulous fare will make you think you have gone to heaven. You will never want to go back home.

Click here for the directions to Gili Trawangan.

PADI dive courses

Dive Indonesia’s PADI specialty courses

  • Drift dive
  • Night dive
  • Deep dive
  • Underwater photographer
  • Peak performance buoyancy
  • Wreck dive
  • Nitrox dive
  • AWARE coral reef conservation specialty

Where to begin?

Discover Snorkeling, Discover Scuba and Scuba Diving

Not sure if a full-blown course is for you? Take a Discover Snorkeling, Discover Scuba or Scuba Diving course and experience the underwater world. Kids are welcome too. There are a variety of fun and exciting programs available for everyone.

Open Water Diver – The journey begins here

Learn to dive in the world’s largest archipelago with Dive Indonesia. If you want to learn to scuba dive, the first step is to take a PADI Open Water Dive course, the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world. Within a few days, you can be enjoying the underwater world of Dive Indonesia.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. The minimum age is 10 years old.

During the course led by our certified instructors, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by:

  • Completing five pool dives
  • Doing knowledge development sessions
  • Making four open water dives

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. At our Dive Indonesia resort in Gili Trawangan and at our dive center in Bali, you can complete the course in four days. In Jakarta, classroom and pool sessions are planned around your work schedule, and open water dives are made during the weekend at Thousand Islands.

Dive Indonesia supplies everything you will need all in one package. You will receive a PADI open water crew pack that includes the open water dive manual and charts. Videos will be shown in our comfortable classrooms. You will receive a log book, and all dive equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt, wetsuit, BCD, booties and tanks is provided for the dives.

Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and first aid. Whether you’re a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. No dive certification is required, and there is no minimum age limit.

This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response – Primary Care and Emergency First Response – Secondary Care. Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (yet recommended) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen sections.

Depending on the amount of home study, the Primary and Secondary courses maybe completed in as little as four hours. To complete the course, you will need a participant pack, which includes a manual, binder and first aid pack.

Adventure Diver

Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here’s your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more comfortable in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever.

To start, you need a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification. The minimum age is 15 years old (10 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver).

This certification includes three of the following Adventure Dives:

Specialties Available to divers 10 years old and older:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography

Additional Specialties Available to divers 12 years old and older:

  • Altitude Multilevel
  • Deep Night
  • Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
  • Search and Recovery
  • Drift Diving
  • Underwater Videography
  • Dry Suit
  • Wreck

The recommended course hours total nine, and the maximum open water training is three dives over one day. For the course, you will need the adventures in diving crew-pak. After your PADI Adventure Diver certification, you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you’re an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. PADI Adventure Dives can also count toward PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment. To do the advanced course, you need the PADI Open Water Diver certification and a minimum age of 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver).

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure dive, Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:

  • Altitude Diver Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver Deep Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver Dive Propulsion Vehicle
  • Multilevel Diver Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist Underwater Videographer
  • Underwater Photographer Underwater Navigator
  • AWARE Fish Identification Wreck Diver

The course takes about 15 hours, and the minimum open water training is five dives over two days. To complete the course, you will need the Adventures in Diving crew-pak.

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

To start, you need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver, have to be at least 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) and need to successfully complete a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Dive first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • Underwater artificial respiration
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

The course takes about 25 hours to complete, and the minimum open water training is five sessions over two days. You will need the PADI Rescue Diver crew-pak.

Specialty Diver

With the PADI Specialty Diver Programs, you can chart your course for a colorful collection of dives. The PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to unbelievable depths. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend of diving. Get five specialty ratings, and you will be on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor, ICD Staff Instructor

Dive Indonesia’s staff can personally schedule these instructor courses so you can teach people how to dive and guide trips to exotic dive destinations.

PADI courses for kids at Dive Indonesia


The Bubblemaker program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you’re eight or nine years of age, now is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI Instructor and go pool diving.


The PADI Sealteam is for young divers who are at least eight years old and want to dive with flashlights, take pictures underwater and float effortlessly. During this course, you get a chance to explore these exciting adventures in a swimming pool. As a PADI Seal, you learn the basics of safe diving and explore different AquaMissions – or specialty dives – like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more.

Junior Scuba Diver and Junior Open Water

Kids who are 10 years or older can begin the PADI Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Junior Open Water certification and the wide variety of PADI certifications that will help them safely explore the underwater world.

Sengiggi, Lombok

The dive center in the heart of Sengiggi arranges daily dive and snorkeling trips to the Dive Indonesia resort in the Gilis and schedules your PADI dive courses. The Dive Indonesia resort is located off the northwest tip of Lombok on Gili Trawangan, where there are fantastic dive sites with coral reefs teeming with marine life and spacious white sand beaches.

We also can make travel arrangements to other destinations in Indonesia and the world.

Transport to Gili Trawangan

When you book a dive trip to Gili Trawangan, we will pick you up at your hotel in Sengiggi about 8:30am in our air-conditioned van and transport you to our speed boat at the harbor for a quick ride to Gili Trawangan. Total transport time is about 45 minutes from door to door. We provide a return trip to your hotel in the evening.

Multi-lingual staff

At Trawangan, our international dive staff speaking German, French, Dutch and English will be waiting to greet you. Have a drink on our beachfront while our friendly Indonesian staff carries your bags off the boat and gets your dive gear ready.

Enjoy lunch between dives

We have morning and afternoon dives. We leave about 10am and go to nearby sites that do not take any longer than 20 minutes to reach. After the morning dive, you can enjoy our local, Balinese and international cuisine and then relax on our beachfront or by the pool before your afternoon dive at about 2pm.

Fully outfitted boats

Our boats are equipped with marine radios, life vests and oxygen, and after each dive, you will be given fresh water and a dry beach towel. Enjoy Lombok’s scenic mountain range and Mt. Agung in Bali from our boat rides to the dive sites.

Dive instruction

All of our PADI dive courses are taught in our two air-conditioned classrooms equipped with the latest technology. Our instructors are trained to teach the full range of PADI dive courses. The most popular course is the PADI openwater course, which takes four days to complete. Enjoy room service in our classrooms while watching dive instruction videos.

Custom built swimming pool

We have a 2.6-meter deep swimming pool that was custom built for confined water dive instruction. Your first scuba experience will be completed in the pool with our instructors. The pool is also great for a relaxing swim after a dive.

Full gear and personal lockers

We provide masks, snorkels, fins, BCDs, weight belts, wetsuits, booties and tanks for all dives. Our dive gear room is especially equipped to store your dive gear for use each day of diving, and it has individual lockers to keep your personal belongings.

Top quality equipment

We offer a full line of dive equipment at our dive centers in Sengiggi and Trawangan. We offer Scubapro, Ocean Master, IST, Sherwood, Epoque and Pelican dive gear. We have masks, snorkels, fins, regulators, BDCs, wet suits, accessories, swim suits and children’s protective sun suits.

Always open to serve you

Dive Indonesia at Sengiggi is open daily from 8am to 9:30pm. Our English and German speaking staff will be waiting to arrange a Lombok adventure for you. Enjoy our underwater video of Lombok’s underwater and land beauty while you are visiting our center.

Full travel services

Our dive center also offers full travel services in partnership with Lombok’s biggest travel agent serving clients worldwide. We can arrange air ticketing, hotel vouchers and land package tours. We also provide dive trips to destinations throughout the archipelago and travel to anywhere in the world. We are a one-stop dive and travel center.

Bali Dive & Surf Center

State-of-the-art dive center in the heart of Kuta offers complete surf and dive gear, daily dive trips and PADI dive courses.

Conveniently located near the famous bemo corner in the heart of Kuta. We are open every day from 9am to 9pm.

If you can find your way to the landmark bemo corner in Kuta, you have found us. Just walk a few meters east to Circle K. Our air-conditioned facility with non-stop videos and surround sound will refresh you from the blazing heat and traffic noise. Ask for a free drink too!

Daily dive trips

Book a daily trip with us to Bali‘s famous dive spots, such as the shipwrecked USA Liberty that was hit by a Japanese torpedo during World War II at Tulamben or to Menjangan Island, which is one of the most recommended sites located on a small island in northwest Bali that is part of the West Bali National Park.

We can also arrange dive trips to other destinations throughout the archipelago, such as to our resort on Gili Trawangan located off the northwest tip of Lombok. Experience some fantastic coral reef diving teeming with marine life. One dive could spot turtles, sharks, scorpion fish and groupers. And if you are not a diver, there are spacious, white sand beaches famous for sunbathing and snorkeling, or you can just relax by our poolside. The diving is fantastic, the island life is interesting, the food is delicious, and the night life is out of sight.

We also offer all PADI dive courses by international instructors speaking all languages.

Dive gear

For whatever water sport you chose in Bali, we have the gear to make the sport safe and enjoyable. We carry a full range of Scubapro, IST, Ocean Master, Pelican and Epoque dive gear. Masks, snorkels, fins, regulators, BCDs and wetsuits are available in every color and size.

Surf gear

We are the sole distributor of O’Neill dive gear in Indonesia and have a complete selection of hoods, sunshirts, booties and board straps.

Kids gear

For the full sun on Bali’s beaches, we offer sun protective suits and hats for children to block the harmful ultraviolet rays. Life vests, masks, snorkels, fins and booties come in all kid sizes.

Tan-thru suits

Our tan-thru swim suits for men and ladies offer seamless tanning. Imported from Germany, these suits have to be seen to be believed.

This is just a sampling of our complete stock. From floor to ceiling, our store is stocked for Bali’s water sports.

Company Profile

First dive center in 1981

Under the direction of Andre Pribadi, Dive Indonesia has expanded from being the first and only dive center in Indonesia to now offering four locations in the country. Locations are in Bali, Lombok, Gili Trawangan and Jakarta to meet all your diving needs.


Indonesia’s leading dive center since 1981, Dive Indonesia offers complete PADI dive courses, dive trips throughout Indonesia, top-of-the-line dive equipment and equipment repair.

Located inside the Kemang Hotel (across the street from Kemchicks) on the ground floor. The store is open Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm and on Saturdays from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Thousands of dive sites

Residents of Jakarta and visiting businesspeople find Jakarta to be the perfect location for learning how to dive. After becoming a certified diver, there are thousands of dive sites throughout the world’s largest archipelago beginning with Thousand Islands, just two hours north of Jakarta.

Dive courses fit every schedule

Our dive courses are taught in our comfortable classrooms in the Kemang Hotel and are scheduled to meet the busy schedules of businesspeople. We use the swimming pool at Kemang Hotel for the confined water training sessions. The openwater dive training sessions are conducted during weekend dive trips to Thousand Islands.

Dive the archipelago

We can arrange dive trips to destinations throughout the world’s largest archipelago and as close as two hours away at Thousand Islands. Our weekend dive trips depart at 8am on Saturday morning from Ancol Marina and return on Sunday evening. Two dives can be done each day with an optional night dive. Guests stay at the Kotok Kul-Kul Resort on Putri Island and dive at nearby sites.

Try diving at our Dive Indonesia resort in Gili Trawangan, just off the northwest tip of Lombok. One dive could spot turtles, sharks, scorpion fish and groupers. And if you are not a diver, there are spacious, white sand beaches famous for sunbathing and snorkeling, or you can just relax by our poolside. The diving is fantastic, the island life is interesting, the food is delicious, and the night life is out of sight.

Top-of-the-line equipment

We offer top-of-the-line dive equipment from Scubapro, Uwatec, Ocean Master, Sherwood, IST, Trident, Epoque, Action Plus, Atomic and Pelican. We have masks, snorkels, fins, regulators, BCDs, wetsuits and accessories in every color and size.

Our staff has been trained to repair equipment, and if we cannot fix it in our shop, we can arrange to send it for repair to the original manufacturer.

Forefront of diving in Indonesia

After graduating from Chiswick Polytechnic in London in 1977, Andre returned to his home country and decided to offer the country’s underwater beauty to divers. Dive Indonesia has always been at the forefront of the diving industry in Indonesia and continues to set standards for the country. Consider these firsts:

  • Andre was the first and only Indonesian to be on the PADI International Resort Association Advisory committee from 1993 to 1998.
  • Dive Indonesia was the country’s first PADI dive center, 5 Star Dive Center, 5 Star IDC and 5 Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Resort.
  • The Tropical Princess, a 100-foot live-aboard dive boat owned and operated by Andre from 1989-94, was the country’s first live-aboard dive boat.
  • The Tropical Princess won the 1994 Reader Choice Awards for the top 5 favorite Pacific live-aboard dive boats and the best ever liveaboard in the highly respected Undercurrent dive newsletter published in the U.S.
  • Many of Indonesia’s most beautiful dive spots were discovered by Andre. These include Maumere, Flores, in 1985 and Biak, Irian Jaya, in 1988 plus many other undeveloped dive spots.
  • Andre was Indonesia’s first dive operation specialist including survey, feasibility study, planning, implementation, operations, marketing and sales. Andre was the dive operations consultant for the director general of tourism, former minister Frans Seda, the owner of Sao Wisata Dive Resort in Maumere, Flores, and the governor of Irian Jaya.
  • Andre was the first and only Indonesian to be on the PADI International Resort Association Advisory committee from 1993 to 1998.
  • Andre is the vice president of the U.S. Dive Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA) Asia Pacific advisory committee.
  • Andre is the president of the Indonesian Sport Diving Association/ Dive Operators Association (Nasional ISDA).

Dive Indonesia Jakarta

Dive Indonesia began offering diver education in Jakarta in 1981 at the country’s first PADI dive center and certified more than 6,000 divers only at this one location. Today it offers the world’s finest dive equipment for sale and rental, provides PADI dive courses and arranges dive trips to the nearby Thousand Islands and throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

Bali Surf ‘n Dive Center

The Bali Surf ‘n Dive Center is a top-of-the-line world class dive and surf center. Located in the popular tourist area of Kuta, this prime location attracts many tourists and serves the island’s many dive operators. This state-of-the-art dive center strives to set world class standards for diving and dive equipment in the island paradise of Bali. The 100-square-meter center is cutting edge design in the global dive industry. The center’s modern and high-tech look is intended to symbolize Dive Indonesia as the “standard setter” for diving and surfing in Indonesia.

Trawangan dive resort

Dive Indonesia’s dive resort at Gili Trawangan, Lombok, is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor Development Center. There is a 17cfm completely automatic L&W compressor from Germany with six air banks and auto drain, auto pressure switch and refrigerating machine that cools the air to three degrees celcius to ensure clean air. The center is equipped with 40 sets of quality Scubapro dive equipment, custom-built swimming pool for dive instruction, two class rooms, dive equipment shop, dive rental, individual dive lockers, four dive boats with marine radios, life vests and oxygen units on every boat, bungalows, restaurant, bar and cineplex. There are five international instructors, three international dive masters and one Indonesian dive master. All of the instructors and dive masters are equipped with Aladin Pro dive computers. Some personal dive services include pampering our guests with cold water, orange juice, fruit, showers and fresh beach towels after each dive.

Sengiggi dive center

The dive center in Sengiggi arranges dive and snorkeling trips to Gili Trawangan, offers PADI dive courses and sells dive and snorkel equipment. It also provides travel arrangements to other destinations in Indonesia and the rest of the world.

World’s finest dive equipment

Besides offering some of the world’s best diving, Dive Indonesia also provides the world’s finest dive equipment. Scubapro, Uwatec/Aladin dive computers, IST, Sherwood, Pelican, Epoque underwater cameras, Amphibico underwater video housings and Ocean Master are among the dive equipment brands available for sale. In Bali, the world famous O’Neill surf gear is available along with solar sunsuits for children from Australia, Solar Tan-Thru swim suits from Germany and Handsfree sunblock. Dive Indonesia also represents L&W Kompressor from Germany.

Extensive underwater photography

Andre has been diving throughout the archipelago and around the world, and he has built an extensive underwater photography collection. He has held underwater photography exhibitions, and his photographs appear in dive books around the world.

With four locations to manage and a family of three children, Andre now spends most of his time managing the business on land instead of diving underwater. He is, however, the dive buddy for his two PADI certified sons ages 11 and 13. His 13-year-old son already holds PADI certificates for openwater, advanced openwater, rescue and medic first aid, and his 11-year-old son is an openwater dive. His six-year-old daughter is an avid snorkeler.

More exciting developments

It is Andre’s dream to make some of the world’s best diving spots accessible to divers in Indonesia. Watch for more exciting developments from Indonesia’s diving pioneer and standard setter.

Additional awards and achievements

  • Winner of DEMA’s “Best destination presentation award” with Director General of Tourism out of 2,000 booth exhibitors at the 2000 DEMA convention in Las Vegas
  • PADI Certificate of Recognition for Excellence, 1999
  • Reader’s Choice Award for the Top Five Favorite Live-Aboard Dive Boats in the world, 1994
  • Adi Karya Award presented by the Minister of Tourism of Indonesia in 1994 for outstanding achievement on development, implementation, highest standard of service, conservation, innovation, professionalism, leadership, marketing and sales, and dedication to Indonesia’s diving industry
  • International Trail Blazer Award presented by PADI International, 1993
  • The best live-aboard review by Undercurrent newsletter, June 1991
  • The only U/W photographer selected for the “Voyage Through the Archipelago” photo book including photographs from 44 of the world’s top photographers from Time, Life and National Geography
  • Underwater photo exhibition officiated by Director General of Tourism Joop Ave at the Borobodur Intercontinental Hotel in Jakarta, 1985

Dive Equipment Sales

Selling a vast range of equipment from the following manufacturers:-

  • Scubapro – Top-of-the-line dive gear
  • Uwatec – Best quality dive computers
  • Ocean Master – Innovative dive gear
  • Sherwood – Good economical dive gear
  • IST – Stylish and inexpensive dive gear
  • Pelican – Waterproof cases
  • Epoque – Underwater cameras
  • O’Neill surf equipment – The best in surfing from the USA

Dive Instructors

Certified PADI staff who will provide your diving experience and serve all of your diving needs

Dive Indonesia, Gili Trawangan dive resort


Belgian dive manager at Dive Indonesia’s resort has been diving every day in the Gilis for two years and still is not bored. “The marine life here is so amazing that you still discover fish you haven’t seen even after two years,” says Stijn. From the big stuff such as sharks to the small critters such as flamboyant cuttlefish, Stijn can’t wait to make new discoveries on his next dive.

Stijn’s qualifications are impressive. He speaks Dutch, French, German, English and Indonesian. And his list of PADI certifications is extensive:

  • Master scuba diver trainer
  • Emergency first response instructor
  • Deep diving specialty instructor
  • Photography diving specialty instructor
  • Drift diving specialty instructor
  • Wreck diving specialty instructor
  • Nitrox diving specialty instructor
  • AWARE coral reef conservation specialty instructor
  • Peak performance buoyancy specialty instructor

Stijn invites you to come and let him show you world-class diving in the Gilis.

Christoph, the frogman

Born in Paris and grew up there. I left Paris to travel the world, mostly in Southeast Asia where I naturally became a diver. Now I have been sharing my diving passion with my students for four years already. As you can see in the picture, my specialty is an underwater French kiss. I am still looking for an attractive big white shark. Welcome to the “Grand Blue.”


My name is Mohni, I live on Gili Trawangan. I have been working as a PADI assistant instructor since 2000. I spend most of my time diving and organizing dive trips around the three Gilis. When I was born, my mother said I had a good sense of humor so when I do dive briefings, everybody is always laughing. (If you cannot pronounce his name, just call him “Mr. Moon”, and he will laugh. He really does have a sense of humor!)


She may be small, but she is also mighty. A PADI certified diver, Ellen can outfit you for a simple snorkel trip with a mask, snorkel and fins, or she can supply a complete dive operation with compressors, tanks, scooters and rental sets. No matter how big or small, this woman can deliver.


This woman has certified so many divers that she has lost count. She reckons more than 1,000, and all of them have been fun experiences. That’s what she loves about diving – it’s a fun sport and fellow divers are fun. But while having fun, Nunung also reminds divers to do safe and enjoyable dives. Look for Nunung at Dive Indonesia in Jakarta, where she has been working since 1981 when Indonesia’s first dive center opened. Ask her about diving anywhere in the archipelago – she has been there and done it!

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