- One of the very dive centres on Gili Trawangan: experience and local knowledge in a family atmosphere
- Awesome swimming-pool: relaxation by the pool or dive training at its best!
- Small groups guaranteed: 4 divers max.!
- High end accommodations and top of the line customer service at affordable price
- Biorock courses with Delphine Robbe
Our opinion on Big Bubble Dive:
Ten years ago when the Gili Islands were unearthed as the next big diving destination in Indonesia... Big Bubble Dive was already there! This family run dive centre, today on the high end of the scale, is an established company on the Trawangan scene: founding member of the Gili Eco Trust, it has local knowledge and experience in its genes!
Located on the main road, towards the northern end of the island, its awesome swimming-pool stands out as a beacon: large, pristine, inviting... it's a real challenge to be around for a few minutes without going for a dip! It's perfect for dive training as well as for little relaxing swims. The tropical garden follows suit, as a well groomed and colourful haven! The rooms are spacious with lots of light, and remind us of Beaudelaire's 'all is but order and beauty, luxury, calm and voluptuousness'... It goes without saying that WIFI and breakfast are included!
The staff is very mindful and caring, offering a custom service to the guests. You're here at home!
On the diving side of things, the service is just as good. Big Bubble Dive is no diving factory, more like a PADI 5 stars Resort providing customised courses and fun dives. The groups are 4 strong no matter what and the dive schedule worthy of a good holiday plan : first dive's at 10am and the second one's at 2pm. After all that's what you're here for, laze around and blow bubbles! The classroom has a seaside view and a flat screen TV... what else?!
Their diving equipment is all new Aqualung, 50 kits. Quality and safety guaranteed.
If you want more, just ask : Chris and his team will do their best to satisfy your needs in drifting underwater adventures! With two fully equipped boats, everything's possible. Dive earlier or later, go further, deeper or smaller (like on the rarely dived Tunang deep Wall or the macro life Mecca of Teluk Nare bay), more sharks or a alien-looking frogfish? they've got it sorted for you. Families and groups can charter a boat or a guide for the day, and you can get a 3 dives daytrip set up too! Come to think of it, it's all summed up in their motto: Big Bubble, No Trouble!
Biorock and artificial reef construction courses are also done at Big Bubble Dive, led by the oustanding Delphine Robbe! You lucky guys! All of you marine biologist wannabes and actual real ones can get theoretical and practical courses, participate in workshops on building structres or cleaning and assessing the reef. This green spirit that runs in the dive centre is full of energy : get in!
It ought to be more of these kind of dive centres: after all, you never respect Nature and your guests too much...