Manta Dive on Gili Trawangan is one of the top Diamond Rated Dive Centers & Instructor Training Facilities in the Gili Islands
Manta Dive Center on Gili Trawangan was established in 1999 and has been a cornerstone for learning to dive on Gili Trawangan. As a leader in diving on the Gili Islands we are committed to teaching people to scuba dive and to guiding qualified divers on daily fun dives, making your Gili T diving an experience of a lifetime.
Located right in front of the harbour on Gili Trawangan, our dive center is the starting point for your scuba diving adventures in the underwater world around the Gili Islands. We offer dive courses on Gili Trawangan from beginner to advanced level, including our renowned Divemaster course. We also run Instructor training courses and have a well-established Tech diving department, catering to a wide range of diving enthusiasts.
With a fun and friendly atmosphere just steps away from the beach, Manta Dive on Gili Trawangan is your ideal base for both learning to dive and enjoying the vibrant marine life that the Gili Islands have to offer. Start your day, after a good night's rest in our bungalows, with a hearty breakfast in our cafe. Then join us on a dive, where just in front of the dive center one of our dive boats will be ready to take you to the best dive sites around the Gili's. The diving is year-round and the fringing coral reefs around the Gilis support a phenomenal array of marine life, providing an unparalleled experience for divers of all levels.
After immersing yourself in the wonders of Gili T diving, relax around our pool or enjoy a bite from Manta cafe. And at the end of the day, join our team and friends at Chappie's Bar for an after-dive drink. At Manta Dive, we offer more than just diving; we offer a complete, enriching Gili Island experience. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable adventure.
“Together with our Instructors and Divemasters we offer a wealth of diving experience unequalled in Lombok and the Gili Islands.”
Gili T diving offers an unparalleled experience for both novice and seasoned divers. Diving on Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three Gili Islands, presents a unique opportunity to explore some of the most vibrant and diverse underwater ecosystems in Indonesia. Here, scuba diving on the Gili Islands is not just an activity; it's an adventure into a world of breathtaking beauty and marine diversity.
One of the key advantages of Gili Islands diving is the accessibility of its dive sites. With calm, clear waters and an abundance of marine life, the conditions are perfect year-round for divers of all skill levels. From slopes, walls and sea mounds to deeper, challenging dives, Gili Trawangan caters to every diver's preference. Muck diving, wreck diving, drift diving and more are all available around the Gili Islands.
Gili T diving stands out for its exceptional biodiversity. The underwater landscape around Gili Trawangan is a thriving habitat for a wide array of marine species, from coral reefs teeming with tropical fish to an abundance of majestic sea turtles, regular sightings of reef sharks and the occasional Manta ray. This rich marine life makes diving on Gili Trawangan a truly memorable experience.
However, it’s not all wonderful, while the variety of aquatic life is amazing, the colourful coral life in the shallows is not what it used to be. The effects of El Nino on the sea water temperature in the late 1990’s killed a lot of the coral in the shallows meaning the colours are not what they used to be, and while the coral is still in good shape the deeper you go the colours can only be fully appreciated on night dives when you use a torch. (NOTE: red is no longer visible at a depth of 8 meters (20 feet).
Moreover, the commitment to eco-friendly diving practices on the Gili Islands ensures a sustainable approach to exploring the underwater world. Dive centers and conservation initiatives work together to preserve the delicate marine ecosystem, making scuba diving on the Gili Islands not only a pleasure but also a contribution to marine conservation.
In conclusion, Gili Trawangan offers an extraordinary diving experience. Its stunning underwater vistas, rich marine biodiversity, and responsible diving practices make it a premier destination for anyone seeking the ultimate Gili Islands diving experience.
Enjoy our bar
Chappies Bar & Restuarant 07:00 - 23:00
Serving breakfast all day, a selection of delicious baguettes, hearty post-dive meals, healthy salads, ice cold beers and some of the best cocktails on the island. Enjoy a cool beer with your friends in the heart of Gili Trawangan's main strip, or just hang out at any time of day to eat, drink or relax.
We also show most major sporting events at the bar, requests are welcome, and have a variety of board games to enjoy.
Nestled just behind Manta Dive you will find our beautiful resort. Set in tropical gardens with a 20 meter swimming pool we offer a few options of different room types to suit different budgets. Each room has western facilities including AC, hot water, mini bar, safety deposit box, satellite TV and DVD.
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