How does Subwing work

The SUBWING board is built from two separate wings which are connected with a rotatable swivel. By holding on to the front edge of each wing with one hand, it can easily be controlled in all directions.
Steering is done by pulling or pushing the wings up or down. Push both wings downwards to dive, and pull both upwards to resurface. If you want to spin, simply pull one wing up and push the other one down. A single hand grip is mounted between the wings at the rear and is designed to be used when equalizing ear pressure and when one hand is needed.
Controlling the SUBWING board is very easy and fast to learn for everyone, most people dive and spin after just 5 to 10 minutes.


Towing speed

Since water is around 800 times denser than air, high speeds are not necessary to achieve a thrilling and fun experience under water. We start to pull you very slow, less than 2 knots in the beginning to allow you to get familiar with the board, after you give us a signal we will pull you a bit faster, maximum speed is 4 knots.  This speed is  plenty to perform impressive acrobatic maneuvers under water.



  • 8:30 AM Departure from Gili Air
  • 9:00 AM Pick up from Gili Trawangan
  • Cruise to the reef / briefing / set up the boat for Subwing 30 minutes
  • Pull the first group of 5 people for 25 minutes
  • Pull the second group of 5 people for 25 minutes
  • Pull the first group of 5 people for 25 minutes
  • Pull the second group of 5 people for 25 minutes
  • Cruise back to Gili Trawangan
  • Drop off at Gili Trawangan around  12:30 PM
  • Drop off at Gili Air around 1:00 PM

If there are 5 people or less on the trip the trip will be around 1 h shorter.

We use a big and comfortable boat on which you can relax in the shade, lay in the sun or watch the underwater world through our small glass bottom window while you wait on the boat for your turn.

Subwing Boat Gili Islands

What to bring

Please bear in mind that the sun is very strong, wear sunscreen and/or dress accordingly.
Wear body hugging clothes, anything too loose might slip down.



If you want to record your own cool Subwing video bring a GoPro camera and we provide you a mount for it.

  • To mount the GoPro you need to bring the screw and the nut to be able to attach it to the Subwing mount.
  • GoPro Hero 2 or 3 can only be attached without back screen or extra battery pack.
  • Please be aware that we only have two GoPro mounts.


If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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