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Fun Diving Gili Islands 10 dives

IDR 5.310.000

Diving the Gili Islands – explore the turtle capital of the world as well as vibrant reefs, warm waters and great visibility. There is something for all taste buds and experience levels.

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Dive the Gili Islands with Divine Divers Gili Meno

Overview

Diving on the Gili Islands has something for all taste buds. There are colorful and vibrant reefs, walls, slopes, coral gardens, Biorocks and ridges within 10- or 15-minutes boat ride. Whether you are a seasoned diver or you are new to diving, we are here to make it happen.

Fun dives are available to all certified divers. All our dives are guided underwater exploration tours and you will get to see the best of the dive sites with an experienced divemaster or instructor. Due to prevailing currents, most Gili dive sites are best seen on a drift dive from a boat.

The dive sites around the Gili Islands have a great marine diversity with sought after critters like ornate ghost pipe fish, frogfish and nudibranchs. But also reef sharks are frequently spotted as well as octopus along with tuna, barracuda, trevally and occasional passing eagle rays. Oh, and did we mention the turtles? The Gilis are known as the turtle capital in the world. Rightfully so! Both hawksbill and green turtles are abundant and it is hard to do a dive without seeing one of these magnificent creatures.

The Gilis offer great diving all year round with the dry season running from May to October and the possibility of a shower from November to April. This doesn’t usually affect the diving though.

Boat Schedule

Our dive boats are scheduled to depart three times a day. You will have plenty of options to see the beautiful underwater world  of the Gili Islands. Our times differ slightly from the timelines of most other dive operators on the Gili Islands. This is not to torture you out of bed earlier, we simply try to make sure that we have the dive sites to ourselves by leaving at: 08:30, 11:00 and 14:00

 

We also schedule Night Dives several times a week and offer trips to some Lombok and macro dive sites for experienced divers.

Gili Meno

Divine Divers is at home on Gili Meno, the middle Gili and island well known for its gorgeous beaches, pristine blue waters and home to the highly instagramable Gili Meno statues (the Bask Nest). While each of the Gilis has its distinct personality, Gili Meno is by far the most laid back of the three without being boring. Located on the most perfect sunset beach, Divine Divers is undoubtedly in a place where the sky meets the ocean.

Why choose Divine Divers Gili Meno for Diving the Gilis?

  • Small groups: We only send two buddy teams with one guide or instructor.
  • Experience level and air consumption matters: Our groups are usually separated by experience level. Unless you come as a group and would like to stay in that group.
  • Awesome staff: Experienced, friendly English speaking and multilingual guides and instructors
  • Long dives: Our cut off time is usually 60 minutes or 50 bar – as an average for the group. We will not end the dive if the first diver reaches 50 bar while others are still on 120 bar.
  • Washing service: All gear is assembled and loaded before a dive and removed after. All we ask you is to carry your BCD (without tank), fins, weights and mask off the boat and into the dive center so our crew can wash it.
  • Committed to first class service: We have excellent staff and management but also great Aqualung dive equipment and provide safe, top-quality course as well as guiding services
  • The chill factor: Our guests love the relaxed yet professional atmosphere at the dive shop and we like to keep it that way.

Gili Islands Diving Highlights

Meno Wall, Slope and Bounty

Our underwater backyard and house reef – yet, among the best diving grounds of the Gilis and accessible for all experience levels! Meno Wall features a beautiful vertical wall from 5 to 30 meters which is teaming with marine life and a must see for macro enthusiasts You like turtles? If you are lucky, you find more than you can count on Meno Slope. But not only that, Meno Slope is also home to the famous Bask Nest, also known as the Gili Meno Statues. The 48 human like statues by Jason DeCaires Taylor are arranged in a circular formation to represent the circle of life. Located at 5 meters, they are meant to be a bridge between the human and marine world. The statues are also a great start (or end) for all dives to the Bounty, a sunken jetty covered in both hard and soft corals, and one of the most popular dive sites around the Gili Islands.

Shark Point

A site not to be missed. As the name suggests, we often find whitetip and blacktip reef sharks here. But Shark Point doesn’t need sharks to be an amazing dive site. The site features beautiful ridges with stunning hard corals parallel to the main reef. These ridges are full of blue line snappers and schooling jack fish and a delight to the diver’s eye. The main reef is home to octopus, the picturesque clown triggerfish and even leafy scorpion fish. Supersized turtles live and feed in the shallows. This makes Shark Point a delight for both novice and experienced divers.

Deep Turbo

Attention to all experienced divers who like it deep and beautiful. Deep Turbo is a magnificent dive site with superb coral formations and sea fans that you will absolutely love. The topography is impressive – imagine seamounts covered in healthy corals on a white sandy bottom. There are also several overhangs and small caves where many creatures live. Many of the gorgonians are home to the elite pygmy seahorse. Being deep (average around  25 meters) and at times quite turbulent due to currents it is best dived by advanced divers on Nitrox!

Services

Our fun dives are guided dives for certified divers around the Gili Islands with an air tank.

We can offer you following add-ons on site:

  • Underwater camera rental: Would you like to show off online after your dive? We have GoPro’s for rent for videos and pictures.
  • Nitrox: COMING SOON! If you want to extend your no-deco time and spend more time at depth, go on a guided Nitrox Fun Dive. Not Nitrox certified? Check out the options for an Enriched Air Specialty.

Discounts are available for prebookings, group bookings or for bringing your own equipment.

Details (for those who like to know more)

Still in doubt? Or you have more questions? Then please check our FAQ’s for some more details or you simply contact us using your preferred way of communication. You will also find the full (onsite) price list, the cancellation policy and our terms and conditions in the download section.

Continue the Adventure

If fun diving is all you want, we suggest you also look at our night dive options:

  • Night Dive: For the night is dark and full of beauty! Night dives are always full of surprises, exciting and relaxing at the same time
  • Night Dive with UV light: Did you like the movie Avatar? Then become your own character in your personal Avatar scene!

The Gilis are also great to advance your dive skills or even start a professional career in diving. In that case you might want to look into following courses:

Advanced Course

Rescue Course

Divemaster Course

Nitrox Specialty

and many, many more 🙂

Our dive trips are all inclusive and you will encounter no hidden cost:

  • Maximum 4 divers per guide/instructor
  • English speaking guides and cres, Multilingual instructors
  • Full Equipment
  • The boat ride
  • The dive itself
  • Washing service
  • Lots of fun!

Discounts are available for prebookings, group bookings or for bringing your own equipment.

Potential add-ons (on site):

  • Go Pro rental
  • Dive computer rental
  • COMING SOON: Nitrox
  • COMING SOON: Underwater photographer

To join us fo a guided dive around the Gili Islands you need fulfil following qualifications:

  • Be a certified diver

Secure your prebooking discount

Please make sure you book your dives one day before your arrival. We know it is tempting to just learn about the prebooking discount and then quickly book online but if everyone does that, we will at one stage have to adapt our prices to meet that behaviour.

Plans change. We know that too. Our cancellation policy is flexible and we are trying our best to meet your holiday schedule and potential interruptions of it.

To secure your prebooking discount you can either pay for your dives upfront (online) or you pay for it upon arrival. Please book it through our online system through.

In the (hopefully unlikely) event that you can’t dive as planned, we will reimburse you minus arising costs such as transaction fees.

If you’d like to know more, please check our cancellation policy and terms and condition. 

I have not dived in more than a year. Can I still go on a fun dive?

Yes, of course, if you are a certified diver, you can join our guided fun dives. However, if you have not dived in a while, a refresher course might be a good idea.

If you have been away from diving a long time long, your skills will have gotten rusty. According to some dive organizations any diver who has not dived in six months needs to take a ReActivate (PADI) or Scuba Skills Update (SSI) course.

We at Divine Divers believe that those statements are a little too broad. Take two potential divers. First, there is a master diver with twenty years of experience who has not been able to dive for a year because of business and family commitments. He is less likely to need a reactivation when compared to an Open Water Diver with no dives after training who has not been diving in five months. Obviously, the need for training depends on many factors, not just time. Some dive centres act as if the guidelines are law and will not allow divers who have not dived in six months to join them until they take the course.

This is not the case at Divine Divers Gili Meno. We will first look at your dive experience, your comfort level and the time out of water. Only after we will recommend you to enrol into a refresher course or not. As a general guideline, we recommend refresher training after about 12 months of not diving.

However, we believe that very experienced divers who have not been diving in a while are usually their own best judge if they need a formal course to regain their diving fitness.

Do I need a fit to dive certificate from a doctor to dive with Divine Divers?

A fit-to-dive certificate is a medical statement from a doctor in which the health professional states that nothing speaks against diving activities. As a general guideline, a dive medical is only necessary for people who are doing courses and who have to answer “Yes” on the medical questionnaire. While some countries require recreational fun divers to also fill in a medical questionnaire (with the potential of having to answer “yes”), this is not the case in Indonesia.

The general rule in diving is: only dive when you feel well!

What if I have health issues?

There are some serious conditions such as epilepsy, active asthma, emphysema, heart disease or haemophilia that could prohibit any diving activity. In case you suffer of any oft he above mentioned conditions, it is unlikely that you are certified.

If you are suffering of a bad cold it might also be better to stay away from diving to avoid pressure related injuries.

Why should I dive the Gili Islands?

Postcard-like white sandy beaches, azure and year-round warm waters (28 to 29 degrees), the reef on your doorstep and a great lifestyle. There are also no motorized vehicles, traffic jam or pollution. The Gilis are a one and half hour boat ride from Bali and super easy to reach. Does this sound like paradise to you? To us the Islands are an image of paradise. But that’s not it – the Gilis are known as the turtle capital in the world. Rightfully so, because both green and hawksbill turtles are abundant. Reef sharks are also frequently spotted and there is a broad range of marine life to be met on all dives. The dive sites are rarely more than a 15-minute boat ride away and diving is great all year round.

The dry season is running from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. Rainy season sounds more extreme than it actually is because it hardly ever rains an entire day – expect showers at different severity but therefore less people.

Why should I choose Divine Divers?

We love what we do and we do it well! We have been in the game for over 10 years as Divine Divers on Gili Meno but our love for diving didn’t start here. Divine Divers has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere and is located in a superb spot on the island: sunset beach. You can end your diving day with your feet in the sand, a cold drink in your hand and watch the sun set over Bali’s mighty volcano.

Apart from that our groups are small and our divemasters and  instructors hand chosen for their personality and excellent guiding and teaching records. Our guides take a maximum of four guests of the same experience level into their groups. You will have a lot of choices per day to join a dive because our boats go out three times a day: at 08:30, 11:00 and 14:00.

Furthermore, safety is our primary concern; our equipment is in excellent order and of course regularly maintained. We are committed to offering first-class service and high quality guiding and dive courses.