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Quantity over quality – Why this is not true for Trawangan Dive Centre

Quantity over quality – Why this is not true for Trawangan Dive Centre

In the dive industry, a larger dive centre may often be referred to (usually by their smaller counterparts) as a ‘Factory’.  Perhaps they may also say that a larger dive shop is ‘quantity over quality’.  They may lead you to believe that you will receive a better...

How to be an ECO-Friendly Tourist on Gili Trawangan (or Anywhere)

How to be an ECO-Friendly Tourist on Gili Trawangan (or Anywhere)

When we travel, we have the opportunity to explore amazing new places, learn about new cultures and meet new people. As travel becomes more accessible, it is important to think about traveling in a sustainable way. But what does that mean? Trying to be “eco-friendly”...

10 Amazing Turtle Facts – Gili Trawangan

10 Amazing Turtle Facts – Gili Trawangan

While enjoying breakfast this morning, the instructor team were discussing decompression sickness (DCS) in coral.  This then lead to the topic of DCS in turtles.  There was some debate about whether this was possible, so I decided to investigate and thought...

Horse riding in the Gili Islands

Horse riding in the Gili Islands

Before most people visit the Gili Islands, they are aware that there are no cars or motorized vehicles on the island.  The main modes of transportation are bicycle or horse and cart (cidomo). When you arrive at the harbor, you will notice many of these cidomos...

5 best reasons to do your Open Water Course on Gili Trawangan!

5 best reasons to do your Open Water Course on Gili Trawangan!

When it comes to deciding which dive shop you are going to trust with your life for the next few days, it can be hard to know which one is the right one for you. With so many dive shops on the island, and prices the same for almost all of them, here is a quick run...

Being a PADI Dive Instructor that can’t be a PADI Dive Instructor

Being a PADI Dive Instructor that can’t be a PADI Dive Instructor

As of the 24th March 2020, Trawangan Dive Center has had to close it’s doors due to Covid-19. This has left 9 extremely active PADI dive instructors with no divers to instruct.  We go on occasional shore dives but otherwise, we’ve had to find other activities around...

A Day in the life of a TDC Dive Instructor

A Day in the life of a TDC Dive Instructor

Being a dive instructor here is probably one of the best jobs in the world. Paradise island, check. Amazing marine life, check. Great work-life balance, check. Challenging but rewarding daily tasks, check. There really isn’t much more we could wish for.  Dive...

10 things you’re most likely to hear at Trawangan Dive Centre

10 things you’re most likely to hear at Trawangan Dive Centre

Thinking about coming to dive in Indonesia? You definitely should! It’s the best place for diving in the world and we are so lucky to be part of it. If you do get the chance to come our way, then you’ll get to meet our amazing team of dive professionals who will...

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