Lutwala Dive can offer the best in professional level scuba diving certifications in Indonesia. As a 5* PADI IDC Training Centre, Lutwala Dive runs regular Divemaster and Instructor Development Courses (IDC), teaching students to become professional level scuba divers.

Divemaster Courses:

Divemaster is the first level of being a PADI professional.  This course opens the door for you to enter a different world and an exclusive group of people.  By becoming a PADI Divemaster you will have opportunities for travel worldwide and make new lifelong friends. 

Here at Lutwala Dive we limit the number of Divemaster Candidates that we have to ensure as much one on one time as possible for each candidate.  You become a much valued member of our team and will have the opportunity to fine tune your diving skills, gain knowledge in dive management and organization, perfect your rescue skills in event of an emergency, and learn what it means to be a mentor and a role model. 

This course includes a wide variety of learning from academic sessions to hands on learning with actual students.  There are scenarios, water skills workshops, dive theory and physics, rescue skills and much more.  The Divemaster course itself is a minimum of 4 weeks.  In order to begin Divemaster one must be a PADI Rescue Diver and have a valid CPR and First Aid certificate.  You will need a medical statement and a minimum of 40 logged dives.  If you are an Open Water Diver or have never dove before do not worry we still have packages that are inclusive of all you will need to learn to become a dive professional. 

Most of our Divemaster Candidates choose to stay in our on site, shared, dormitory style room but there are several other options available.  These include ocean view private rooms in the villa, or a private bungalow on the back of the property.  There are also many off site inexpensive places to stay as well. 

Already a Divemaster but need more practice?

We have an internship for you too!  Here at our dive center we offer a special paid internship option for those that are already a Divemaster but wish to get more hands on experience or brush up on their skills.  This thirty day program includes practice and perfection of already learned skills, direct work with students and certified divers, dive briefing practice, and the opportunity to assist and help structure most courses from Discover Scuba up to Rescue.

To learn more about becoming a PADI Divemaster or improving as a Divemaster please email us at  You can also see the current pricing by clicking HERE

Instructor Development Course:

Once many become a Divemaster the next natural step for most is to become an Instructor.   Or perhaps you are already a Divemaster and are ready to take the next step? 

We offer several Instructor Development Courses throughout the year here at Lutwala.  We specialize in small groups so you get plenty of one on one attention in the course and always have a Course director on site.  Logistics here are very easy since the shallow pool is directly outside the door of our air conditioned classroom and we have an additional 3 meter deep training pool situated on  the front of the property.  Our open water training site is situated on Halik Reef which is our house reef and is literally in our front yard.  We can dive this reef either as a shore dive or with a boat if there is some current. 

The IDC is a 14 day program consisting of the Assistant Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor.  We provide lunch free of charge and offer a nice laid back atmosphere away form the hustle and bustle of central Gili Trawangan.  We have several accommodation options available just as for Divemaster.  These include our shared dormitory style rooms,  a  private bungalow,  a villa room, or a nearby location off site. 

After completing your IDC you will go to an Instructor Exam the next day here on the island (don’t worry as if this time frame does not work PADI offers multiple IE’s on different dates in the surrounding areas).  When you attend your IE you will have our full support before, during and after. 

To get detailed information regarding our IDC’s and the schedule for 2019 please click HERE.

Already an Instructor but need experience?

We also offer an Instructor Internship similar to our Divemaster Internship.  This is a structured 30 day program in which we will help you learn more about logistics for each course and you can get hands on training experience while being directly supervised by one of more seasoning instructors.  And you can earn certifications during this internship by team teaching alongside our staff!  This internship will prepare you to go out and seek that job you have been wanting and gives you valuable experience to put on your CV. 

If you want incorporate this internship into our Master Scuba Diver Trainer program and will have a great opportunity to learn to be able to teach specialties and get enough certifications to get your MSDT.  We also will provide detailed assistance with building an accurate and eye catching CV that will help yours to get noticed amongst the many applications dive centers see every day.  For more information email us direct at or click HERE for pricing information. 


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Sometimes big waves force us to load the boat elsewhere for safety reasons. To move our tanks and supplies here on Gili Trawangan we use a unique mode of transportation!

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Divers always have a terrific time at Lutwala! When are you going to join us and experience it for yourself?

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Lutwala Dive Gili Trawangan

Such a great organization here on Gili Trawangan!Amongst the many things we recycle at the Gili Eco Trust, we also like to upcycle waste as well! When our friends at @pituqcofoundation said they wanted to collect old abandoned flip flops for a new project in Lombok we were excited to be able hand over all the old sandals from the flipflop adoption wall and any that we find on the beach!
The crazy truth is, sometimes when a flip flop breaks, they both end up discarded on the side of the street or washed up on the beach in their hundreds... We clean the beach every other morning to ensure plastic doesn't find its way back to the ocean, but you can help us too!!
If you find an abandoned flip flop on the beach, a pair discarded on the side of the road or you have old ones at home then please drop them off to our eco shop where we can guarantee they will be repurposed, reused and reloved.
We can clear up Gili Trawangan and make sure the trash is turned into treasure!
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