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- Exceptional training facilities for recreational, pro and technical courses
- Relax beside one of the resort’s 2 fantastic pools
- Leaders in local conservation activities
Located on Gili Trawangan’s main beach, Manta Dive is perfect for guests who’d like to explore the island’s fantastic diving and lively social scene. This well-respected dive centre boasts a professionally-chilled atmosphere, expert training facilities, and a range of affordable accommodation, and is a leader in local conservation efforts. And with a new pool and a great range of rooms and bungalows, Manta Dive is the ideal choice for anyone heading to the Gilis.
About Manta Dive Gili Trawangan
Located right on Gili Trawangan’s main beach, Manta Dive has become a popular choice for beginners looking to complete their diving certificate in a social environment. It also has one of the region’s premier technical dive departments, and resort is dedicated to marine conservation, actively involved in community projects and is committed to sustainable operations.
The Gilis are famous for their laid-back atmosphere and for being one of the cheapest and safest places to learn to dive, with Gili Trawangan particular famous for its lively social charm. Dive sites are never more than a 20-minute boat ride from the island, and offer a huge variety perfect for all levels. Guests can spend their days snorkelling offshore, diving the easy drifts, or simply lounging on the beach - life in the Gilis is about taking the day at your own pace.
Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort
Whether you're off for a morning dive or getting a late start after a night out, the Manta Cafe has you covered with all-day breakfasts and a selection of baguettes, quiches, salads and brownies. As the sun sets, guests can make their way to the beach bar, Chappie’s, for a few cold drinks to end the day. Although often used for scuba training, the main resort pool provides plenty of space and sundecks for guests to lounge the day away. A second, private 20-meter pool for Manta Dive guests is tucked back in the resort gardens.
Manta Dive offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget, with onsite rooms and 'Lumbungs' - traditional cottages - plus villa accommodation just a short, 5-minute walk from the dive resort. The friendly staff can arrange babysitting services while guests are out on a dive or enjoying a quiet meal, and also help with any logistics of your trip, from massages, airport transfers and excursions around Lombok - such as waterfall tours or the famous trek up Mount Rinjani. A collection of games are also available including backgammon, chess, cribbage, boules and cards, as well as Takro – a local sport that is a cross between volleyball and football. The Gili islands are famous for sea turtles, and snorkelling equipment is available to rent throughout the island if you’d like to search for these famous residents. Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, horse-riding, fishing, yoga and beach volleyball are also common activities. A fantastic 18-hole golf course is located on Lombok, just a 10-minute speed boat journey away.
Diving with Manta Dive
Manta Dive is known for its high standards of dive training, with 2 classrooms, one of the best in-house tech departments in the region, and the facilities to teach everything from Discovery Dives to instructor training. Well trained dive guides are experienced in leading divers of all levels and keep groups to a maximum of 4 divers to 1 guide.
Manta Dive’s fleet of 3 traditional Indonesian outrigger boats depart from directly in front of the dive shop, and with a relaxing sundeck, provide comfortable journeys to and from the dive sites. No-hassle single-tank trips allow guests to enjoy the island or freshen up between dives. Trips depart at 9:00, 11:30, and 14:00, with night dives offered on request. Recreational and speciality equipment can be rented from the dive shop which also offers Nitrox, and camera rental. Oxygen and first aid kits are kept onboard every boat and in the dive centre.
- The villas are perfect for families, or for groups looking to stay together
- Free fun dive for anyone who can beat Marcus or Antony at Mario Kart (the original version)
Manta Dive is a member of the Gili Eco Trust, a local NGO dedicated to marine conservation, waste management, and sustainable tourism. The resort provides free drinking water, limits all single-use plastic, and encourages sustainable behaviours among guests. The community gets together for a weekly beach clean every Friday evening, with Manta Dive offering a free beer for attending.
Diving in Gili Islands
Schooling reef fishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Artificial reefsYear round
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Official dive center rating
PADI 5-star and SSI Diamond
All courses up to Dive Master, Instructor Training Course, Tec and specialities