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Scuba Diving with Turtles - Gili Islands

1 reviewPemenang, Indonesia

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Experience hosted by Sander

8 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Diving around the Gili Islands is truly amazing!! The islands offer a stunning diversity of flora and fauna. We have the gentle giants like reef sharks, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, big schools of trevallies and snappers can be spotted year-round, as can the tiny critters and micro life like nudibranchs, seahorses, pygmy seahorses, pipefishes and mandarin fish.

The dive sites are a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes away from Oceans5, the boat returns to the dive shop after each dive which makes it easy to plan a dive schedule.

If you haven't dived before and always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater you can join us for an Introductory Experience called PADI Discover Scuba Diving. This is a quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn some of the steps that it takes to be a PADI certified diver.

During this 1 day program, the dive instructor will teach you the basics of dive theory, you will go in the swimming pool to learn how to breathe and swim under water, you’ll practice a few skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Then you will be ready to go diving in the ocean. Maximum depth will be 12 meters.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary.
Diving around the Gili Islands is truly amazing!! The islands offer a stunning diversity of flora and fauna. We have the gentle giants like reef sharks, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, big schools of trevallies and snappers can be spotted year-round, as can the tiny critters and micro life like nudibranchs, seahorses, pygmy seahorses, pipefishes and mandarin fish.

The dive sites are a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes away from Oceans5, the bo…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Full scuba diving equipment is provided: fins, mask, snorkel, weights, wets...
From $87
/ person
Sat, Sep 26
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person
Sun, Sep 27
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person
Mon, Sep 28
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person

Meet your host, Sander

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
My name is Sander Buis from the Netherlands. I am a PADI Course Director, DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Trainer Examiner and Owner of Oceans5 Dive Resort a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located on the small Indonesian island of Gili Air.

I arrived on the Gili Islands in 2005 searching for a place to settle, to relax and scuba dive. I never thought I would becoming a diving instructor, I had thought it a boring job and that they just counted tiles in the pool! But when I saw the students smiles and excitement in their eyes I knew this is what I wanted to do. I opened Oceans5 in 2010.

Oceans5 is now a DDI Training Center and it is the only one of its kind in Indonesia. PADI awarded me for my efforts to support disabled divers by giving me the PADI Accessibility Award.

Diving truly is for everyone at Oceans5!
My name is Sander Buis from the Netherlands. I am a PADI Course Director, DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Trainer Examiner and Owner of Oceans5 Dive Resort a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located on the small Indonesian island of Gili Air.

I arrived on the Gili Islands in 2005 searching for a place to settle, to relax and scuba dive. I never thought I would becoming a diving instructor, I had thought it a boring job and that they just counted tiles in the pool…
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Where you'll be

We have a 25 meter long swimming pool, the largest training pool on Gili Air. We dive all around the three Gili Islands and in the north of Lombok. The islands offer a stunning diversity of marine life.

1 review

Artur
November 2019
A perfect place to have our first scuba diving experience. From start to finish a pleasant experience with a relaxed vibe and lots of smiles. From Julia at the reception who took care of us and managed to find us an instructor on short notice, to our great instructor John, who patiently and in a calm manner led us from the basics in the pool to our first time 12 meters below the surface of the ocean. We squeezed in a morning dive led by our trusted John the day after, before we had to leave Gili Air. Scuba diving is addictive!
A perfect place to have our first scuba diving experience. From start to finish a pleasant experience with a relaxed vibe and lots of smiles. From Julia at the reception who took c…

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    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Tue, Sep 29
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

If you have any of the following conditions you will need a doctor’s note stating that you are fit to dive: Asthma, epilepsy, history of lung or heart surgery, inner ear surgery or strong medications (including for high blood pressure and diabetes) or recent bone breaks.

What to bring

Bring with you swimwear, towel and we always encourage people to bring a refillable bottle for water.