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Dive shops Gili Air?

by vanessabauer Online Now Jun 16, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Hello all there,

I was wondering if there are trustable dive centres on Gili Air? I heard the diving around the Gilis is fantastic and you will see for sure turtles. My friend advised me to dive with Oceans 5 Dive on Gili Air.. Are there other dive shops? Are there price differences between the dive shops? and how much is it to get your PADI?



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    Re: Dive shops Gili Air?

    by Daihappydai Online Now Jun 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    If your friend has been recently and was happy with the service and price - go with their advice. Note that there are more dive shop options on Gili Trawangan than on Gili Air.
    The Padi dive courses come at a fairly standard price - usually aroundUS 350-375 for the open water certificate which includes 4 - 5 dives. Prices can work out cheaper if you have a combined dive & accommodation package.
    If you are concerned about safety, go with the name brand, in this case PADI, as they are a world brand and can't afford to be shonky.

    Have a great trip.

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