If you’re considering learning to dive you’ve probably heard or read information about the PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses. You may also be wondering what is so different about these courses and aren’t sure whether you need to take both or are fine doing one or the other. If you need a little more information on what the courses entail and where you can do these courses, keep reading. (more…)
Gangga Divers, the house PADI dive centres for Lotus Hotel’s five resorts, has been rebranded with a fantastic new logo.
The logo’s base, a nautilus shell, reflects the sea and constant growth, which is what Gangga Divers’ service is all about. The logo also contains the letter G in the shell’s spiral, unifying the first initial of Gangga Divers and the shell. (more…)
Villa Almarik is on the island of Gili Trawangan, about 15 minutes by boat from mainland Lombok. Many of the staff come from Lombok but live close to the hotel, for ease of getting to and from work every day. Working on Gili Trawangan is a little different from visiting, so we thought one of the staff members at Villa Almarik might be able to tell us what to see and do on the island. We asked Arini Noviana, who works in the front office a few questions to learn the secrets of Gili T. (more…)
Gili Trawangan has an incredible array of dive sites within a very short distance of eachother. From Gangga Divers Dive Centre at Villa Almarik you can get to at least 10 sites within 10-15 minutes. A few minutes further and there are at least 10 more. So which of these dive sites around Gili Trawangan are a must when visiting the island? Let us make some recommendations for beginners up to the most advanced divers. (more…)