Diving the Gili Islands is a year-round activity and there is an abundance of dive schools offering fun dives and courses for all levels! When deciding on schools we recommend you dive with a school who is part of GIDA (Gili Islands Dive Association) for higher safety standards. With crystal blue waters, superb marine life and visibility sometimes up to 50 meters, Gili Trawangan is home to some of the most renowned scuba diving in Indonesia.
It is worth noting that all GIDA dive centres have put a price agreement in place to ensure the best possible levels of service, properly maintained equipment and safe diving practices.
We have a strong affiliation with PADI 5* Dive Resort Big Bubble who are a 5 minute walk away. Big Bubble has been a scuba diving leader in the Gili Islands since 2001 and quickly earned the reputation of one of Indonesia’s leading dive operators. Specialising in small dive groups, flexible schedules and a relaxed diving environment, Big Bubble offers a more intimate experience. For more information on diving please¬†chat to one of our managers.


If diving isn’t your thing but you still want to swim with turtles there are many snorkelling trips that leave Gili Trawangan daily and take you around the three Gili islands. Most trips leave at around 10am, have three or four snorkelling stops, drop you off in Gili Air for lunch and then return at around 3pm.

Alternatively, if you would like to be on your own time schedule you can hire snorkelling gear from anywhere on the beach and just head into the water. The best spot to do so is in the north/north-east part of the island where there is less boat traffic and more coral reefs.

Bike Riding

Cycling around the island is a must for anyone visiting Gili Trawangan and is a fun and fast way to explore the island and get around. There is one road that runs next to the beach all the way around the island (some parts are quite sandy and you may need to get off and push especially in dry season!) and also paths through the middle of the island where you can cycle through the coconut groves and local villages. Out of respect for the local Muslim population please make sure you cover up when exploring the interior part of the island.

We have a selection of bikes you can rent at Broken Compass. The bike hire is ran by our local staff who earn all the profits made.

Water Sports

You can rent canoes and stand up paddle boards from several places along the main strip, which is a great way to stay fit on your beach holiday and explore the waters around Gili! The price is normally 100,000Rp per hour. It is also possible to do some water skiing and para-sailing with Get High, who are situated at Lava Bar on the main strip.


Yoga is a very popular activity to do on the Gilis and we are very lucky to have some excellent and professional centres on the island. There are daily classes at Gili Yoga, The Yoga Place and Soraya Yoga. Fly High yoga has also recently been introduced to the island and is a great new way to stretch those muscles and have fun dangling upside down!