Ocean Advocate
Divemaster Package

Ocean Advocates Divemaster Program

Education Awareness Adventure

Duration:

4 – 6 weeks

Unlimited:

Epic fun diving

Begin:

Flexible start

Starting Price:

IDR 22.000.000

Dedicate your divemaster program to the ocean

Dedicate your Divemaster training to the ocean

Ocean Advocate

Divemaster Package

No matter where you live on the planet you are connected with the sea. For those fascinated with marine life, conservation, and the eco way of living we created the Ocean Advocate Package. It’s a program not only for marine biology students but anyone who would like to gain more knowledge about the life below the surface, the threats the oceans are facing, and discover new ways to give back to the community on the island and beyond.

The Ocean Advocate Divemaster program is super flexible. You will not only learn about diving but also share experience and responsibilities with the team of other professionals working in a very successful dive operation.

Make your first step
in professional diving

Course Outline

During this program you will complete all the Standard Divemaster requirements as well as focus on environmental issues and expand your knowledge on marine life conservation.

The package include Project AWARE Shark Conservation speciality, Ocean Quest Coral Propagation course, Gili Eco Trust tour, Intro to Bio Rocks and reusable Trawangan Dive water bottle. As well as other additional workshops listed below.

You also have an option to add more speciality courses to your package at any time.

Start your course whenever you want.

Simply send us a message via the formular at the end of this page or send us an email to:
divemaster@trawangandive.com

Pricing

Starts from:

IDR 22.000.000*

*Not included Crew Pack (Materials) IDR 4.000.000. Not included PADI Application Fee AUD 220. Application fee should be paid directly to PADI after completing the course.

What’s included in your Ocean Advocate Package

This course includes

PADI Divemaster Course

Free fun diving during your course

Hands-on experience of working in a busy dive centre

Discounts on meals and accommodation in our restaurant and hotel

Discounts on equipment in our retail dive shop

Flexible start dates

Equipment rental

RDP & RDPml

Park Fees

Theory workshops: Physiology, Physics, Fish ID, Currents and Coral

Buoyancy practical workshop

Debris Free Friday

What is tecnical diving

Introduction to BioRock

Gili Eco Trust Re-Cycling Tour

Project AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality Course

Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Course

Help with organizing Eco Events

Additional Dives Against Debris

Collecting data on adopted dive site

2x Trawangan Dive T-shirts

Re-usable Trawangan Dive water bottle

This course doesn’t include

PADI Divemaster Fees

PADI Divemaster materials

Dive computer

Diving Insurance

SMB with the reel

Food, drinks and accommodation

Visa extension fees

Ocean Advocate Package Prerequisites

Age and diving experience

18 years old, Certified rescue diver & minimum 40 logged dives to begin the Divemaster course.

Be Fit for Diving

Fit for diving and medical clearance within the last 12 months.

Emergency First Responder

Emergency first response primary and secondary care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months.

Learn from the best

Our team of highly professional PADI Instructors

The team of knowledgeable instructors will lead your progress from the moment you step into the dive centre. We all have the same goal in mind, care for the ocean, and the future of it. Our aim is to pass the knowledge and passion for diving to our Divemaster candidates.

The Ocean Advocate Divemaster Package is an extension of the Standard Divemaster Package. Visit the Standard Divemaster Package page to learn more about your standard course.

Course Components

help secure a brighter future for sharks

Project Aware Shark Conservation Speciality Course

Sharks have been around the oceans for more than 400 million years yet they are often misunderstood. They are incredible, highly skilled Apex predators and the health of our marine ecosystem depends on them. Unfortunately at the moment, they face a massive threat due to human activity. With this course, you will dive into the world of Gili Sharks. You’ll learn about their habitat, behaviour, threats they’re facing, and what you can do to help.
In addition, you can sign up for an educational field trip to Lombok. We’ll visit a fish market where many shark species are being butchered and sold for the shark fin trade so common in South East Asia. Additionally, you can take a snorkeling trip with the ex-shark fisherman contributing to creating an alternative source of income for local community.

gain an understanding of the human impact on our ocean environment

Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Course

Have you ever thought about becoming an underwater gardener? Now you have the chance to do it! In this course, you can get hands-on experience in building a coral nursery, learn coral propagation techniques, and discover new ways of protecting the reef.

Start with basic coral identification and progress into an understanding of the coral life and reproduction cycle, taking into account the risks we might expose them to in the transition period, from the natural environment to the propagation stage. It’s an exciting way to start your adventure with ocean conservation.

Ocean quest coral propagation course

Gain further knowledge in coral gardening and Biorock maintenance

Introduction to the BioRock

Bio Rocks are man-made structures that will create artificial reefs. Around Gilis we have more than 100 of them and it’s one of the biggest reef restoration projects in South East Asia. As a part of your program, we will take you on an eco-snorkeling trip and explain how those amazing constructions use the power of science and nature to create a shelter for our wonderful marine life.

understand the impact that Tourism has on our Island and ocean environment

Gili Eco Trust re-cycling tour

To become a true Ocean Advocate is to understand not only the beauty of the world but also dig deeper into the disturbing truth of human nature. Your bike tour with Gili Eco Trust will take you through the heart of the island to see the true paradise that Gili Trawangan is. Immerse yourself in Sasak culture and then explore the darker side of the development on the island – the dump. With 20 tonnes of trash being collected from businesses every day, each one of us contributes to expanding amount of waste left behind. We think it’s important to get an idea where your trash will end up and what projects are run by the island community to manage the rubbish problem.
Uncover the “other side” of tropical paradise and learn how you can create a change by re-cycling, reusing and making responsible choices. Get involved and pass that knowledge to others once you’re back home.

Collecting data on adopted divesites

You can be part of our project

Collecting data on adopted dive site

In 2019 as a part of the conservation project, Laura Kazimierska a.k.a. Kazi, in association with Trawangan Dive and project AWARE, adopted one of the local dive sites; Shark Point.
From that point onwards our Divemaster trainees and instructors are contributing to collecting data on marine debris found underwater, conditions of the coral reefs, and other marine life on that particular location. Now YOU can be a part of that project as well.

understand the devastating impact that trash has on our ocean environments

Dive Against Debris

Don’t ever let your dives go to waste! Plastic pollution is a huge issue that our Ocean is facing today and more often we see that on our dives. Therefore we encourage our divers to join forces with Project AWARE and collect debris found on local dive sites. As the only underwater debris data collection program of its kind, Dive Against Debris both, improves the health of ocean ecosystems through localized volunteer efforts and provides valuable information about underwater debris to help enforce policy change.

Get ready to make every dive your survey dive for a clean ocean!

Debris Free Friday

Plastic pollution and irresponsible human behaviour affects every part of the planet.

DEbris Free Friday

Plastic pollution and irresponsible human behaviour affects every part of the planet, the Gilis are no different. That is why, every week, we join force with Gili Eco Trust (local NGO) in their Debris Free Friday. This island clean-up gathers divers, tourists and the local community together for one hour, to collect debris, litter and rubbish brought by the ocean to our beautiful beaches. The event starts at 5 pm and it’s location changes every week. All the eco-warriors are rewarded with an ice cold beer (or soft drink) for participation and great effort!

What a fantastic way to start your weekend!    

get involved and give back to the local community for a brighter future

Help with organizing Eco Events

Now it’s your turn to give back to the community! Your task is to get the islanders involved and organise an eco-event. From underwater or beach clean-up, environmental awareness campaign, to fund raising events amongst local community. It’s your time to shine, so allow your creativity to take over and help the island preserve it’s beauty.
Help organizing eco events - Picture by Gili Eco Trust

Take a look at our other available Divemaster Packages

Divemaster Packages

Divemaster Package

Standard

For those who are pursuing the Divemaster program as the first step to a professional career, becoming a better diver or simply to take a break and do something fun we offer standard package.

Divemaster Package

Adventure

The Adventure package is for those deeply interested in the technical side of diving. Whether you would like to try different scuba equipment or want to get comfortable in various underwater environments.

Ocean Advocates Divemaster Gilis

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If you have any question we are here for help!

Trawangan Dive Centre, Main Beach Road, Gili Trawangan

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