Here on Gili Air, we don’t just get to enjoy the incredible variation of dive sites, but are also very lucky to be located in such an awesome learning environment for scuba diving! If you’ve ever pictured diving as an intimidating sport that takes place in rough murky waters and ripping currents, you’ll be glad to hear that is definitely not the case here on Gili Air. We are usually surrounded by clear waters with around 20-30 m visibility, a cozy temperature of around 29°C, peaceful surface conditions, and perfect shallow sites with sandy bottoms for those who are still working on perfecting their buoyancy.
There are several different diving training organizations, SSI and PADI are two of the most well-known. In short, a certification from any of the organizations means that you are in fact a certified diver. No matter which agency you trained with and got your certification through, you can now dive with any dive center across the world, as long as you can provide proof of certification. You can do your entry-level course through one agency, and your next level through another one. We, at Next Level Scuba, have however chosen to primarily teach SSI courses since we think they offer the highest level of customer support and service, take the greatest consideration to students and their individual needs, and have the most flexible approach to teaching. Many of our instructors are qualified to teach on behalf of several other organizations as well.