Open Water Course at Manta Dive

Learn to Dive and get certified - Open Water Dive Course at Manta Dive

No experience needed! Minimum age required 10 years old.

This 3 day dive course will certify you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18m, when accompanied by another diver of equal or greater certification level. This is also the most popular dive course at Manta Dive as the conditions and array of sea life around the Gili Islands make it the perfect place to learn to dive. Once completed this is the first certification level that allows you to dive without having an instructor with you.

Included in this adventure:

  • Free T-shirt!
  • Introduction to equipment and skills
  • several pool sessions to learn and practice underwater skills
  • Four Open water dives at dive sites around the Gili Ilands (2x12m, 2x18m)
  • All equipment rental
  • Qualified instructors and Dive Masters
  • Official SSI Open Water Certification card

What to bringBring a towel, swimwear and sun screen

What can I expect if I book an Open Water Dive Course?

If you’re a beginning scuba diver, this is the perfect course for you. You will learn how to apply all the needed skills within just 3-4 days full of fun (and some learning)! The first 2 days you will be going over the theory and practice different techniques in the pool. On the third day you will have two open water dives at 12 meters and on the final day you will have two more open water dives, but now at 18 meters! 

The cool thing about learning how to scuba dive at Manta Dive Gili T is that you will be learning your skills in one of the best dive sites in the world surrounded by amazing marine life. With Shark Point and Manta Point just a short boat ride away, you’ll be sure to encounter heaps of turtles, many different species of fish, stunning corals and maybe even some moray eels, white tip reef sharks and stingrays. How cool is that!
Once you’ve completed this course you will be able to dive to 18 meters for the rest of your life while accompanied by a similarly or higher certified buddy. After the Open Water Certificate, you can continue your diving education by completing the full Advanced Open Water Course (Deep Dive - 30m, Night Dive, etc ) to increase your knowledge and opportunities to visit more of the dive sites around the Gili Islands.

Daily Schedule

Day 0: Course orientation at 5pm. Meet the instructor and fellow students, fill in paperwork and watch the first videos (1.5 hours)
Day 1: 8.30am - 5pm Pool, videos and knowledge reviews.
Day 2: 8.15am - 4.30pm 2 dives to 12 meters, knowledge reviews
Day 3: 8.15am - 4.30pm 2 dives to 18 meters. Final Exam. 

Please feel free to contact us if anything remains unclear and we'd be more than happy to help you out!  Otherwise just use the date picker on this page and follow the steps to book your Diving activity.

General terms for operation

PLEASE NOTE - there is no pickup available from your hotel - just make your own way to Manta Dive Gili Trawangan.

  • Open Water Courses are run daily (with seasonal variations on timings)
  • Free drinking water is available at the dive center and on the boats
  • You need to be 10 years or over to take part in this activity.
  • Manta Dive staff will receive your booking and send an addditional confirmation within 24hrs.
  • Excludes the Marine park fee which is a one-off charge of Rp150,000 per person

Cancellations and changes to your booking

  • All those participating in a Dive Course must sign a medical questionnaire.
  • It is mandatory that all divers have adequate diving insurance. Please check your travel insurance to make sure you are covered. We will require guests insurance details when filling in paperwork prior to any diving activity. If you don't have insurance it can be purchased for €9/day or €28 for up to 5 days.
  • For ALL diving activities you must be able to successfully perform swimming skills that include a 180 meter swim and a 10 minute survival float without the use of any aids.
  • Excludes the Marine park fee which is a one-off charge of Rp150,000 per person
  • For cancellations made more than 7 days before the activity date, you will receive a full refund, minus any charges applied to make the refund (see the general Terms and Conditions for cancellation charges). For cancellations made within 7 days to 48H before the activity date, you will receive a 50% refund minus any charges applied to make the refund (see the general Terms and Conditions for cancellation charges). For cancellations made within 48H before the activity date, there will be no refund.
  • No refunds given in cases of acts of god.
  • You can change your dates subject to availability free of charge. If you need to change your booking entirely please contact Manta Dive Gili Trawangan directly through the contact details on your e-tickets, bearing in mind the above mentioned refund policy.



Location: Gili Trawangan
Duration: 3 Days
Categories: Diving, Watersports

Check availability

1. Select date

2. Select number of people

Contact us