Interview With Manta Dive Gili T Manager Ben Traynor on Surviving the Pandemic
It goes without saying that the worldwide scuba diving business has been severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. But what's it like to run a dive centre during the worldwide shutdown? DIVE sat down with Ben Traynor of Manta Dive Gili Trawangan to find out. Video by Kristoffer Trondsen.
Lombok and the Gili Islands have been hit doubly hard in the last few years, as the pandemic struck while the islanders were still rebuilding following the devastating earthquake in 2018. We were lucky enough to visit Gili Trawangan shortly before the earthquake struck. Check out Mark 'Crowley' Russell's report from our Autumn 2018 print magazine: Gili Trawangan - the Dive Island with Spirit