Compass Divers

The founders of Compass Divers are four brothers who grew up in the Northern peninsulars of New Zealand.

The ocean and thickets of mangroves, (such dense muddy mangroves) have always been a big part of their lives, and through travel and exploration they found their way to the divers paradise that is Gili Trawangan.

Here on the island they’ve set up shop to share their love of the deep blue. All are welcome, travelers , explorers or those with an adventurous spirit. Out here on Gili we are spoilt for dive sites and our facilities support beginners through advanced divers.


Here at Compass Divers we are affiliated with Scuba Schools International (SSI) and we have a range of dive programs to suit all levels. From beginners who are interested in trying diving for the first time all the way up to professionals with thousands of dives, so please follow the link below for more information regarding Try Dives, Open Water Certification, Advanced Adventurer, Fun Diving and more.

We are a recognised globally by Scuba School International (SSI) and our premises caters for training of all levels of Scuba.

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Dive Sites 

Between the three Gili Islands we are absolutely spoilt for choice for dive locations. 

Our sites include but are not only limited to Shark Dives, Turtle dives, Wreck Diving, Muck diving and Exploratory dives. Coral exploration, au-natural and complex restoration. 

Being located in the tropics, dive sites are accessible year round and with the help of our experienced dive guides you can be assured you’ll see the best the our islands have to offer. 


Compass Divers Hostel is a brand new boutique hostel with a range of three-bed dorms and en-suite private rooms. As a boutique hostel we provide fresh, hot water, free wifi, A/C, use of our pool and complimentary breakfast.

As we are one road back from the main street our accommodation has a chilled vibe and very relaxing atmosphere, but not too far from the restaurants and parties either. We provide diving and accommodation packages too for those who love to dive or would like to have a go.

Compass Divers also has a sister hostel if you are wanting a slightly livelier stay, they offer a bar and restaurant at Broken Compass, which is just down the street from us!

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Dive Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

Looking for something to eat on Gili T, well Compass Divers can hook you up with a range of yummy breakfasts, ranging from simple, but fluffy pancakes to the super famous dragon fruit smoothie bowl, you name it, we’ll probably have it! We also offer local Indonesian dishes for lunch (and dinner, soon) for you to try.

If you are looking for a wider range of lunches and dinners our sister hostel Broken Compass has anything from the Canadian Classic style chips, to chilli con carne and every day there is a specials board for you to choose from. For a full list of the menu go to the read more section.

You will also find some of our favourite cafes, diners and restaurants around the island there too!

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“For someone as prudish with cash as me, Compass Divers was perfect, I got my advanced divers while eating local meals across the road for under a dollar. ”

-Simon Braithwaite

“I arrived on the island and found Compass Divers dive school, amazing place and the dives we went on will be unforgettable.”

Matt Diamond