Aus Diving Academy
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AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air is a PADI 5 Star Resort. As a boutique PADI 5 Star Resort we offer a personalised service for our customers and small groups sizes in both fun dives and courses. GET YOUR PADI HERE! We teach all PADI Courses at AUS DIVING ACADEMY from PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program for your first underwater experience to full PADI Open Water Certification and PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Looking for a challege try the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Want to go deeper? Explore ship wrecks, dive on Nitrox? our PADI Instructors can teach you any of the PADI Speciality Courses. Looking for a change of direction ask about our GAP YEAR Program and becoming a PADI Dive Master. We have Fun Dives 3 times a day for the certified divers and night dives every night. Dive Times: 9 AM, 11,30 AM, 2,30 pm. Looking for a different type of night dive try Ultra Violet Light. Email us before you arrive in the Gili's for great discounts on all your dive courses and fun dives. AUS DIVING ACADEMY is part of Rajas Bar and Restaurant and Salim Cottages
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Tammy Scholz
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
My experience with the Aus diving school was just perfect! Mark as my instructor was so knowledgeable and made all my dives great fun as well as very interesting. The school itself is run by a beautiful couple who truly have passion and knowledge for what they are doing. Safety was of the highest level and equipment was in great condition! I could not recommend this company more, be it for just a single dive or a course, you will not be disappointed.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you Tammy for the fantastic review. You have written about everything our team pride themselves on achieving for every customer that choose to dive with us. I hope to see you back at AUS DIVING ACADEMY in the future and wish you safe travels. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 7, 2020
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Natasha F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Decided to get my scuba license at AUS after hearing rave reviews about this business. And they did not disappoint!!! I had Mark as my instructor, and he was wonderful!! He made the whole experience fun, and did a great job making sure I felt safe. But it wasn't just him, the whole dive shop was so inviting and so accommodating! 100/10 would recommend!
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you Natasha for taling time to review us. The whole team work to achieve a high standard and reviews make them happy to see they are doing a great job. Hope you come back to visit again great dives. Thank you again for the review. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 29, 2020
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Byron C
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A great dive experience with expert divers and an easygoing atmosphere. We went to the Bounty site for $AU55 plus $10 conservation fee for the marine park (required in all Gilis dive shops) and saw turtles, stonefish, lion fish, anemone fish etc. Takes about 20 min by boat from Gili Air to the site.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. Bounty Wreck is an amazing site and like all our 22 dive sites in the Gili's holds wonders all of its own. We hope to see you back at our family shop soon as there is so much more to explore. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 29, 2020
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Francis O
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I decided to take my 10yo son diving after he asked for it so many times, I’ve never felt comfortable with the idea before my wife and I met Mark. Mark was amazing and his passion, love and respect for the sport really put us at ease. He made sure that my boy was confident and calm enough before taking us out to turtle haven. This was a safe and unforgettable experience in the capable hands of a great instructor. My son and I have created memories that will last forever and I couldn’t be more comfortable in recommending Mark at Aus Diving Academy and all of the team and boat crew who were all fabulous and so much fun to be around. Just do like we did, pop in, say hi and you will end up making beautiful life long memories.
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank you for the amazing review. To start someone on life time of diving and creating a family sport for you both. Come back soon so we can show you both more of our underwater paradise. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 29, 2020
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Jose Hernandez
Mexico City, Mexico11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Was on an extended stay on gili air with my girlfriend and when shopping around for the right place to finally get my diving cert rom, i got lucky and stumbled into ADA. there were two happy lads hanging out front drinking big bintangs, i had a cold one in tow as well and we struck up a natural conversation. i figured, why not do my diving cert with them. for sure we could enjoy a couple brews after a long dive or swiiming with fish. so glad that i chose ada. their level of professionalism was fantastic, yet very friendly and easy going. a perfect fit for someone that wishes to pursue a leisurely hobby like divining paradise
Written February 12, 2020
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Hey Joseh the secret to diving is to stay well hydrated. So glad you have a great time with us and its all about professionalism for diving and then enjoy a cold one after for the social side of things. Look forward to seeing again in the future. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written February 14, 2020
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Juan of a kind
Bali, Indonesia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Been waiting to dive my whole life. Finally had the spare time and came to gili air. I checked out a few places when I arrived and ended up settling in with ADA. Mark from Ireland was my instructor and he was patient and knowledgeable, a very good teacher. The place is very well ran for a small school and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to returning to do some more dives with ADA.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thank you so much for choosing us Johnny. Now you have become part of our little family we all look forward to seeing you back with us soon. Good luck with everything and we will see you soon. Thank you again for the great review. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 12, 2020
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Peter M
Mataram, Indonesia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
Amazing attention to detail with brand new gear. Two and a half metres deep dive pool. Friendliest people on the islands.
Written March 16, 2017
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Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you next time. Safe Travels. Mark Cornell Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air
Written March 16, 2017
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Peter M
Mataram, Indonesia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Such beautiful people with a passion for what they do. Extremely professional with excellent equipment and such helpful staff. Saw so many different varieties of sea life it was unbelievable. Thank you ADA.
Written January 23, 2020
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Great to see you still coming to dive with us. Thank you for the review hope to catch up with you next trip safe travels. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air PADI Master Instructor 331032
Written January 29, 2020
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katyrusso
New York City, NY1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
my husband and I and our twelve year old daughter Jessi had a very bad experience
at the aus diving academy when we were introduced to a man with pierced nipples who claimed to be the owner of this business, his name is mark Cornell, he was very rude and was making advances to our twelve year old daughter which is totally disgusting and we were not happy , unfortunately there are no police on the island other wise my husband would of made a complaint . I strongly suggest to any families that have children over the age of twelve stay clear of aus diving academy and please ask your hotel for good and professional diving suggestions and recommendations.
Written January 20, 2018
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This review is against trip advisor guide lines. I have reported it but after 17 days it has not been removed. I know that this response will not be published but I hope that this will have someone look into this smeare campaign against myself and my business. Mark Cornell Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air
Written February 8, 2018
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LindaJB10
Tampa, FL73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I had given up on diving due to some ear issues until we came across this place. I am now diving again because of Pedro, one of the best dive masters/instructors and motivators I have ever encountered!! He tailored our dive trips to meet our needs and my limitations. I am truly grateful! If we stayed on in Gile Air, I would have signed up for more advanced diving lessons. Can't recommend this place and this person enough.
Written June 5, 2019
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Thank you Linda for the great review. At AUS DIVING ACADEMY we pride ourselves on taking our time to give you the most amazing experience. Our team looks forward to seeing you back diving with us again in the future. Mark Cornell General Manager AUS DIVING ACADEMY Gili Air
Written June 6, 2019
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