As a divemaster trainee, sit back and watch the tourists from afar while you connect with the island on a more personal level. Cycle into the village to experience a more traditional side of the island. Hit up a traditional Indonesian wedding or Ramadan celebration with your local crew who are sure to teach you a word or two. Our personal favourite; Adeng-adeng, no worry-chicken curry! And when you get sick of the curry, there’s also plenty of westerners here who have brought with them tasty burger joints and even a French patisserie to fill the bellies of hungry divemaster trainees!
If you’re looking for easy diving and easy living, Gili Air island life always delivers.
Getting To the Gili Islands
Here’s the quickest and easiest ways to get to the Gilis for your divemaster training.
- Fly into Bali
- Take a 2hr fast boat from Serangan Harbour, Padang Bay or Amed (depending on where you are staying in Bali). We personally recommend the following fast boat company; Eka Jaya, leaving from Padang Bay or Blue Water Express from Serangan.
- Most boat companies will organise a pick up from your hotel.
- And don’t forget to make sure to get dropped off at the right island when beginning your divemaster training with us!
- Fly into Lombok
- Then take a 2 hr drive to Bangsal Harbour either in a car, shuttle bus or taxi. From the harbour, boat transportation to Gili Air is arranged daily from 7 am to 5 pm by slow or speedboat.
- 3W Dive can arrange a private driver and boat transfer for you that will get you to Gili Air in comfort.
Gili Air Accommodation
We’ve got you covered! We’ve worked out some 3W Dive Interns deals for a ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY that includes breakfast, wifi, hot water shower with a shared bathroom and daily cleaning.
Check it out:
500,000 IDR for one week: open air fan 3 beds dorm, well circulated pod style bed maximizing privacy.
850,000 IDR for one week: 3 beds dorm with air conditioner, comfortable icy cold dorm.
1,700,000 IDR for one week: private room with air conditioner and queen size bed.
Non smoking in the room but has a smoking area.
Reception working time: 24 hours.
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Let us know if that works for you and we’ll arrange a booking for you!
Yoga – Find your chill after a hard day of divemaster training at one of Gili Air’s two yoga centres; Flowers and Fire or H20 with a huge range of classes to suit all skill levels.
Snorkelling – Strip down to your bathers, mask and snorkel and feel the freedom of a gearless underwater exploration. You’ll soon forget you ever became a divemaster trainee! Go solo and hire your own gear or book a boat tour to explore the island’s reefs from above.
Freediving – Now lose the snorkel and take a deep breath before duck diving into the world of breath-hold diving with the 3W Tribe. Click here for course deets.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Sick of the deep? Hire one of our standup paddleboard or kayaks and explore the surface on your day off from your divemaster internship. Soak up the airy views of Gili Air on one of our sunrise or sunset guided paddleboard tours.
Party Boat – “Hati Hati” – Be careful, we’ve lost many divemaster interns to the notorious Gili T Party Boat. Cruise around the three Islands with a cocktail in hand and plenty of pumping tunes. Just make sure to make it back the next morning.
Spa & Massages – Divemaster training can definitely lead to a knot or two so why not counter them with a massage or two, or three? Spas can be found in almost every corner of the island so head into one on your day off and get pampered – Island style.
Cooking Classes – Even us beach bums have an inner domestic god or goddess just waiting to be released. Check out the islands awesome cooking classes and learn how to be a real Indonesian Ibu on the side of your divemaster training! For more information or to sign up today click here.
Lombok Day Trip – Switch it up and head to Lombok for a change of scenery. Only a short boat ride away Bangsal harbour is sure to amuse then grab a taxi or motorbike and hit the road. From hikes to hidden waterfalls, the craziness that is Mataram and the resorts of Senggigi, Lombok is a guaranteed great day mish when on your day off from your divemaster training.
Get addicted to island life with all its many pleasures. The 3W Tribe are always here to help set you up and send you on your way.