Animal of the Month - The Ornate Ghostpipefish

Have you been lucky enough to see an Ornate Ghostpipefish? Masters of disguise, it may be the reason why. Animal of the Month explains how to hunt them down. Dive Central Gili has the guides to get the perfect picture! 

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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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Animal of the Month - The beautifully odd Rhinopias

The beautifully odd Rhinopias are definitely one to spot whilst on a dive. Photogenic, lazy and one of the most interesting faces of the fish world, these guys are high on our list of things to spot around the Gili islands. 

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Gili T Transport - not like other holiday destinations!

Getting to and from Gili can sometimes be tricky, not knowing which company to choose. In this week's blog we give you the low down on how to get to us and how to explore the island once you arrive at our paradise. 

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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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7 tips for Better Navigation

After learning the basics of diving and becoming certified, you are ready to go off on your own and dive! However, many people shy away from this as they are nervous about finding their way beneath the surface. Here, we share some great tips for navigation, helping you to go it alone!

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Animal of the month - The turtle

This month's animal of the month is the Green sea turtle. Quite common around the waters of the Gili islands, we are proud of our turtles and are moving closer to protecting them and their habitat. 

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Animal of the month - Flamboyant Cuttlefish

This month we are having a look at the coolness that is the flamboyant cuttlefish. Now cuttlefish alone are pretty cool, but this little dude takes the biscuit, walking along the seabed, in it's many spectacular colors. Come and help us find the one who lives on our house reef, the Bio Rocks. 

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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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