Looking for a gap year program with a difference?

Want some life experience?

Do you want adventure?

Would you like to spend up to 6 months living on a tropical island?

Does the idea of gaining a professional certification as a PADI Dive Master appeal to you.

Maybe even a PADI Open Water Instructor!

Then this program maybe just what you’re looking for.

AUS DIVING ACADEMY is offering a 4 to 6 month program for those that are looking for adventure? A unique lifestyle and a professional scuba diving certification.

How Does It Work?

For up to 6 months you will be living and studying in Indonesia. Experiencing a different culture and the tropical island way of life.

As a gap year candidate with AUS DIVING ACADEMY you will gain the following Certifications in scuba diving,


Open Water Certification,


Advanced Open water Certification,


Rescue Diver Certification including your First Aid Certification,


Dive Master Certification, (1st professional level of diving)


Assistant Instructor Certification,

During this time you will live on the island of Gili Air Indonesia. Suitable accommodation will be arranged for you close to AUS DIVING ACADEMY a PADI dive resort.

As a candidate we will assist you in gaining your Social Visa for Indonesia. This allows you to live in Indonesia for up to 6 months.

Conditions Do Apply

You must be a minimum age of 17 at the time of arrival in Indonesia.

If under 18 parental consent is required.

A current passport with at least 6 months to expiry from your date of arrival in Indonesia.

Have a good level of fitness!

An out going personality!

A mature attitude!

Sense of adventure!


Visa $160 AU for the first 2 months. Monthly renewal is $80 AU per month for each proceeding months. The visa is an Indonesian  Social/ Culture Visa. Which is sponsored by AUS DIVING ACADEMY. As part of the visa requirements we are responsible for the canidate during their stay in Indonesia.

Travel to Gili Air from Bali $120 AU return. To get from Bali to Gili Air travel is by fast boat.

Accommodation on Gili Air $300 AU per month. Home stay accommodation on Gili Air is clean and comfortable. A room with ensuite bathroom.  The room is cleaned and linen changed and breakfast is supplied daily as part of your stay. Laundry services are available at $1 AU per kilo. As the sponsor we are responsible for the candidates behaviour. And your well being while in Indonesia.

The Courses


Open Water Course $600 AU course duration is 3 days
This course certifies divers to dive to 18 metres with a buddy. Once completed you have a life time certification to dive to 18 metres any where in the world.


Advanced Open Water Course $500 AU course duration is 2 days

The Advanced course improves on skills from the open water course. It teaches you to dive to 30 metres, also using advanced navigation skills. Night diving course. Peak Performance Buoyancy teaches divers to use their lungs as a bouncy tool. Wreck Diving how to prepare for diving on wrecks.


Rescue Dive with First Aide $750 AU course duration is 5 days

Day 1 is a first aid course including CPR. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is a scenario based course. You learn new skills to evaluate situations and then take the appropriate action to stabilise them as needed.

As a prerequisite for the PADI Dive Master Course candidates are required to have 40 logged dives. In this case we have make up dives to achieve this and candidates then dive on fun dives to reach their 40 logged dives. To be able to start their PADI Dive Master Course. The extra dives to make up the 40 logged dives required for the PADI Dive Master Course costs $450 AU this will take 10 days


Dive Master Course $1900 AU course duration is 12 weeks

The PADI Dive Master Course is the first professional level for recreational divers. The course is comprehensive and candidates are trained for all aspects of the diving industry. From sales for equipment and PADI courses to fun dives for certified divers. Equipment servicing, Compressor operations, tank filling, guiding certified diver groups. Assisting PADI instructors on all types of PADI courses. Boat operations within diving are part of this course. The role of PADI Dive Master covers all aspects of diving and the training is extensive. The challenges of learning to be a PADI professional in a relaxed atmosphere of fun and exciting.


Assistant Instructor certification is available for all candidates that become PADI Dive Masters at Aus Diving Academy. This is an extra certification that given to our candidates.

PADI Open Water Instructor Course (IDC) is available on Gili Air. The course is 14 days duration. With an additional 2 days of exams. Further details are available for anyone that wishes to register for this course through Aus Diving Academy Gili Air. Once completed you will be a PADI Open Water Instructor. You will also qualify as a First Aid Instructor during the course and hold both qualifications for life.

What Do I Do Next?

Contact Mark Cornell manager of AUS DIVING ACADEMY. EMAIL;adagiliair@gmail.com


You will have lots of questions and we are happy to answer them all for you.

If you have questions please email us and we will be able to answer them for you.

I want to apply!

Applications are available by emailing your details to us. Showing that you meet the requirements of the program criteria. We will then help your adventure to begin.


Mark Cornell



Gili Air














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