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10 things to do on Gili Trawangan - above the surface!

Now we all know that Gili Trawangan is famous for it’s stunning turquoise waters, pristine white-sand beaches and laidback island-lifestyle. The island draws big numbers of travellers and of course scuba divers, for obvious reasons! Unfortunately, we cannot spend all our time underwater. Therefore, we thought we’d give you some recommendations on what to do when you have a long surface interval!

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Me Vs Sidemount - why I keep taking courses (as an Instructor)

Me vs Sidemount. Read about Richas first experience diving with equipment thats basically as heavy and big as she is. Nothing can stop us, as long as the passion for learning is there - we can go further!

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7 "must buy" Christmas presents - how to score friendship points with you diver mate!

It's coming to that magical time of the year - the time for celebration! But Christmas can be stressful, especially when your fantasy is not cooperating as you want it to. So we thought we'd help you out and give you a few tips on what we want So here it goes - 7 great gifts to give to your Scuba Diver friend. Enjoy!

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Decompression Diving - not as dangerous as you'd think

As recreational divers, we are taught to stick within our limits, to watch our depth and time and to come up just completing a safety stop. Decompression diving goes against this, teaching divers to push their limits. to plan dives where they will go into decompression and to make extra decompression stops on the way to the surface. Although a little more tricky, decompression diving is not as dangerous as you think. You just need to plan your dive and dive your plan!

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Bio Rocks Rock!

An amazingly innovative and successful project came to the Gili islands in 2005 when island eco warrior Delphine Robb set up the Bio ROck project with the help of local fishermen and a large number of dive shops on the island. Now the second largest in the world, the Bio Rock project is successfully helping to regenerate damaged coral and deteriorating numbers of marine species. Here we look at how they work and how much of a success they have been for the islands.

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Brand new dive site - The Glen Nusa!

Our new wreck is here meaning that we have a brand new dive site to explore! Ok, so there's not much life growing on it yet as it has only been submerged for one week, but it does have the potential for some great wreck dives, adventure dives, advanced courses and wreck specialty. Come and check it out with us at Dive Central Gili!

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Sidemount

Scuba diving is constantly changing and adapting to different types and styles, allowing divers to fully explore numerous avenues for their underwater activities. Side mount has been about for a few years, however PADI are now pushing it as a new and exciting way to dive, giving divers more air, a more streamlined stance and an uber-cool appearance. Here, one of our instructors tries it for the first time and learns just how cool it is to be a side mount diver!

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Animal of the month - The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Once a month we will take the time to appreciate one particular special creature that we can find under our waters around the Gili islands. This month is the turn of the magnificent Peacock Mantis Shrimp. Warning; cool critter alert!

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11 myths about diving - and what the reality is.

There's no excuse, you should try diving! It's one of the best experiences that you will ever have.  Still have some worries? No problem, here we address some of the common myths that new divers may experience before even getting their toes wet. 

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Going pro? What to think about before signing up!

Are you thinking about signing up for your divemaster course? In this blog we have a look at what you should consider,what you can expect, and how you can prepare in order the get the most out of your experience. Warning: You will want to become a PADI divemaster after reading this blog!

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End your day's diving in style

Make the most of island life after your day of diving and go to watch the sunset. There are many sunset bars offering food, beverages and cilled vibes. We have done copious amounts of field research to bring you Dive Central Gili's three favorite spots to end the day. Enjoy.....

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