Gili Air is famous for its laid back and quite lifestyles, the way island life is meant to be. No cars, no traffic, no worries. But is not all just beach bars and yoga retreats, the island is also well known for it’s spectacular abundance and diversity of marine life. Over the last few decades, the island has become a major hotspot for SCUBA diving tourism, and the amazing coral reefs here are sure to never disappoint. and now, we are working to make Gili Air also a mecca for marine conservation.
The Blue Marlin Dive center on Gili Air has established itself as one of the most professional, yet personal, dive schools around. Continuing on with the ethos of the sister Blue Marlin Dive Centers which have been running for 25 years, the school on Gili Air has also taken things a step further by becoming a Conservation Diver Training Center, the only one in Indonesia. The marine conservation training conducted by Conservation Diver instructor Leon Haines, who is a passionate and knowledgeable reef manager. They offer several of the Conservation Diver certification courses, and are adding new and innovative projects all the time.
What we offer
Currently, our center offers the core Conservation Diver courses, including:
- Coral Reef Ecology and Monitoring
- Ecological Monitoring Program reef survey techniques
- Coral Nursery Theory and Techniques
- Artificial Reef Theory and Techniques
When to visit
Marine conservation training courses are offered year round, and start on the 1st of every month.
One of the best times to come visit us in in March/April, when the island hosts a 3 day festival celebrating is culture, heritage, and way of life.
Book a Course
Marine Conservation courses at Blue Marlin Air start at just 19 Mil IDR, and includes free lunches.
If you are interested in receiving more information about course and training opportunities on Gili Air then please get in touch directly with the program leader, Leon Haines at Leon@conservationdiver.com