Why you should dive with a GIDA member on the Gilis
If you have ever been to Koh PhiPhi or Koh Toa, Thailand, you have probably had the pleasure of being badgered by the rather enthusiasitc diving instructors of the numerous dive shops trying to convince you to go diving with them. Gili Trawangan is a little gem in the fact that you don't get shouted at on your way to dinner! This is all thanks to GIDA.
GIDA stands for Gili Island Divers Association. An association of professional and responsible dive centers on Gili Trawangan. A non profit organisation set up to ensure that all dive centers on Gili T follow a set of standards that ensure divers' safety and pleasure. Being a partner is a sign of a great dive center!
A proud partner of GIDA ourselves, Dive Central Gili strive for professionalism, and we ensure that we supply a high standard of equipment, instruction and guiding to every single diver who wanders through our door in seek of adventures beneath the surface of our stunningly turquoise waters.
We, along with all other GIDA partners, offer a 5* service, endeavor to make your experience the best it can be in a fun, relaxed environment.
Minimum prices are set through GIDA so most of the dive shops offer the exact same pricing structure, the same discount options and the same bundle packages. You know what that means? No pesky dive instructors standing on the main strip touting for business! Woo hoo!
GIDA promotes safe diving practices, working together to keep standards high along with improving the environmental footprint of diving in the GIli's.
GIDA's goal is to maintain the high level of diving safety around the Gili Islands. All dive shops are welcome to join GIDA and benefit from a wealth of resources and experience.
Here are a list of all of the dive shops who are partners of GIDA. It may be hard to decide who to div with as there are so many shops to choose from. Wherever you choose, be sure that they are part of GIDA. Your safety, relaxation and fun will be guaranteed!
Dive Central Gili Gili Divers
Blue Marlin Dive Mango Dive
Trawangan Dive Gangga Dive
Big Bubble Dive Diversia
Lutwala Dive Manta Dive
Bali Briezh (Villa Ombak) Aquaddiction
Buddha Dive DSM
Obviously, being biased, we want you to come and dive with us at Dive Central Gili! New equipment, brand new boats, with a group of experienced instructors you are guaranteed to enjoy your time here.
When planning your scuba diving trip to the Gili islands do make sure that the dive centre you choose is part of GIDA. You can relax in the fact that you will be looked after by some lovely people and that you will be shown the most amazing things using the most up to date equipment.
Check out our website for more information and also check out these links on our pictures for more information about the Gili Islands!