Open Water in Gili Trawangan

If you already have your dream vacation planned in the Gili Islands (Indonesia), you can take it a step further and add an unforgettable experiential component. Because it just so happens that the Gilis, in addition to being a paradise of sun, beach, and a great atmosphere, are also a fantastic destination for diving.

Why not start here with our Open Water course?

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Advanced Diving Courses & Specialties

Open Water course Gili Trawangan: Learn to dive!

The Open Water diving course is the gateway to the amazing world of diving. And you can complete it in a very short time, with a fun yet educational approach. Undoubtedly, a different experience to add more excitement to your trip to Gili Trawangan, and with a school, DPM Diving, with a long history and a team of top professionals. Are you ready to become a new ambassador of the ocean with us?

What is the Open Water course?


An Open Water diving course is a basic training program designed for people interested in learning to dive safely and independently. It is also the essential certification for diving in any school around the world. It is one of the most popular and widely recognized diving courses worldwide, and you will have the opportunity to complete it entirely in Gili Trawangan, guided by accredited professionals who will take you to the best dive sites in the islands for an amazing experience.

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Requirements for taking the Open Water course

From the very basics to essential skills for underwater safety. The Open Water course is divided into different training phases that combine theory (after all, the exam is a questionnaire) with practical skills (yes, we will practice in the water). The goal is to offer an engaging and informative path to achieving your certification as a diver. And for this, what better place than DPM Diving, a school with over 10 years of experience in different parts of the world, which has trained thousands of divers and has a team of professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your goal and enjoy it. The course is divided into:
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Dive Fundamentals

The Open Water course introduces you to the fundamental concepts of diving, including the physics and physiology of diving, the necessary equipment, and safety techniques.

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Confined Water Sessions

These are practical sessions in a pool or calm waters where you will practice essential skills, such as equipment assembly and disassembly, underwater breathing, and handling common issues.

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Theoretical Classes

The course includes theoretical classes where you will learn about diving principles, safety rules, dive planning, and risk management. This is usually done through study manuals, videos, and discussions with a diving instructor.

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Open Water Dives

A significant part of the Open Water course involves open water dives, where you will apply what you have learned in real diving conditions. Typically, you will complete at least four open water dives under the supervision of an instructor.


Course duration, schedule and certification

The Open Water course usually lasts three days, including the final exam. The dives and water activities are done in the morning, while the theoretical content is typically covered in the afternoon.

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SSI Diving Gili Trawangan: Get your certification!

DPM Diving Gili Trawangan issues Open Water certification through SSI, the world’s largest diving training agency boasting over 50 years of experience and a community of 100,000 professionals across 150 countries. By obtaining this certification, you will gain international and lifelong recognition as an Open Water Diver, enabling you to explore the underwater world up to a depth of 18 meters.

Open Water Price in Gili Trawangan: 6,200,000 IDR

Scuba diving in paradise at Gili Trawangan

Diving is an experience that will leave a mark on your life. We are sure of it! But if you do it in a place like Gili Trawangan, it becomes epic. The Gili Islands are full of magical underwater locations teeming with marine life. Don’t hesitate!

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 Steps to Become a Certified Diver 

Course duration

The duration of the course is three days, with a combination of classroom study, pool practice, and open water diving experiences.

Teorical exam

At the end of the course, you will need to pass a theoretical exam to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts you have learned. After that, you will gain international and lifelong recognition as an Open Water Diver, enabling you to explore the underwater world up to a depth of 18 meters.

Open Water Course Prices in Gili Trawangan

The price of the Open Water course at DPM Diving Gili Trawangan is 6,200,000 IDR and includes the entire training process, necessary materials, dives, and assistance from our team of instructors.


Book Your Open Water Course in Gili Trawangan!

Now all that’s left is to take the plunge! Call us or send us a message, and we will be happy to assist with your inquiries, providing personalized guidance.

Why Gili Trawangan is the perfect dive destination?


Gili Trawangan is the ideal dive destination due to its stunning underwater beauty, vibrant marine life, and crystal-clear waters. With a variety of dive sites suitable for divers of all levels, it offers diverse experiences, from vibrant coral gardens to thrilling encounters with turtles, sharks, and manta rays. The island’s laid-back atmosphere, coupled with professional dive operators, makes it a welcoming and accessible place for divers.

Gili Trawangan’s unique combination of natural wonders and a relaxed environment makes it the perfect choice for an unforgettable diving adventure.

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Join us in Gili Trawangan: Book your Open Water Course

Now it’s time to take the plunge. Write to us if you have any doubts! And book your course. Keep in mind that, especially during the high season, we are very busy, and we may not have availability for your dates. Gili Trawangan is one of the most sought-after diving destinations in Asia, and we know why. Do you want to discover it too?

What people say

DPM Diving Koh Phi PhiExcellentDPM Diving Koh Phi Phi4.9 Based on 606 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJo S.Jo S. ★★★★★ Got my open water license at DPM, and it was great!ZuzannaZuzanna ★★★★★ I had the greatest time doing the Open Water course with the team. Everyone is really friendly, professional and they will make sure you feel good on the surface and under water ! Would recommend it to anyone how wants to discover or improve their diving and have funDonatas A.Donatas A. ★★★★★ Amazing experience! Qualified instructor Chris made the diving experience even better. Thanks a lot for all DPM team.Snorre Jørgensen D.Snorre Jørgensen D. ★★★★★ Had a really good deep dive with Viki today! Thank you DPM:)Victoria R.Victoria R. ★★★★★ I fully recommend DPM Diving! I purchased the experience as a wedding gift for my brother and his wife and it was the best idea ever! They turned out to be completely fascinated… they saw gigantic turtles, small sharks, and tons of different colorful fish.DPM diving helped me from the distance with the whole organization. It was smooth and easy to make all the necessary arrangements. They were extremely attentive and responsive to my every quest.Thank you all for such great work and professionalism. I am very happy with the experience and how it all turned out.Lucas RLucas R ★★★★★ We had our first diving experience with Malena and it was amazing. Everyone was very kind and professional, we had a class and exercises in the pool to practice the key concepts, which were taught with patience and with focus on safety.We did two dives and got to see an eel, several turtles, a shark, octopus, Nemos, and innumerable amounts of colourful fish. We also got to take pictures with Ibai which we are anxiously waiting. We are sure they’ll be great.Malena was very kind, reassuring and professional. We felt very confortable and safe at all times and got to enjoy the dives to the fullest. We are looking to get our Open Water next!Thanks for everythingJuana and LucasJulie V.Julie V. ★★★★★ The DPM team is pro, helpful and always good vibes :)I met the DPM family of Koh Tao, Nusa Penida and Gili T and I highly recommend this diving school.Muchas Gracias por todo !valentina F.valentina F. ★★★★★ Muy buen buceo con DPM, ya había buceado en Nusa Penida y luego en Gili T y muy buena experiencia. Mención especial a Bili que se preocupó de todo y muy buena disposición.Gracias y espero volver a bucear con ustedes!Lauren O.Lauren O. ★★★★★ Had an amazing dive with Billy—felt really safe and like he really cared. He was very knowledgeable about the dive sites and found us a ghost pipefish! Thanks billy & dpm!js_loader

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