Established in 2009, PADI 5* IDC Centre Lutwala Dive, is situated on the tranquil northern beach of tropical island Gili Trawangan. Lutwala Dive is a gateway into stunning Indonesian diving and is perhaps one of the most ideal places to learn to scuba dive. With crystal turquoise blue ocean immediately in front of the dive centre boasting visibility of up to 50m+ and water temperatures up to 31 degrees, Lutwala Dive is a perfect blend of laid back beach style living and wonderful diving and snorkelling action.
As a PADI 5* IDC Training Centre, Lutwala Dive teaches courses from beginner through to Divemaster and runs monthly Instructor Development Courses (IDC) for those wishing to train to professional levels. Refresh programmes and fun dives for qualified divers also run daily. With easy access to numerous beautiful coral reef dive sites, fantastic snorkelling directly in front of the dive centre and a wonderful private beach for relaxing on, Lutwala Dive has something to offer everyone on holiday in Indonesia.
Instructors and guides are highly trained PADI professionals and have extensive knowledge of diving around the Gili Islands and Indonesia. Specialising in small dive groups, flexible schedules and a relaxed diving environment, Lutwala Dive offers a more intimate experience. We pride ourselves on maintaining exceptionally high standards of instruction, safety and dive equipment. Our team is multinational and multilingual, capable of providing high level training to suit our customer’s needs.
What’s in a name?
Born in 1969, Josephine Lutwala was a descendent of both the last Acholi King and a former President of Uganda. Of the Acholi tribe, Josephine and her family struggled through the Idi Amin era of genocide, losing several family members along the way and living a terror-filled life. With the aid of a brave Italian priest working as missionary in Uganda, Josephine was smuggled out of the country in an attempt to save her life. She found herself a political asylum seeker in the United Kingdom, alone, until she was eventually put in contact with the Perry family, who had ties to her family in Uganda. Josephine was adopted into the family who helped her come to terms with the loss of her family and home. Attending university in England, she educated herself in preparation for returning to Uganda to aid her people. She was never to make this journey home as Josephine sadly succumbed to cancer in 2005. Lutwala Dive was created with her help, inspiration, support and her dreams and is named in her loving memory.