Your PADI Instructor Development Course with Trawangan Dive

Trawangan Dive is an award winning PADI Career Development Centre, the classification awarded to PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resorts for dedication to the professional development for dive instructors. Having met PADI’s highest requirements for the training of PADI Professionals and preparation for a career in the dive industry, we also have had huge success in job placement for our candidates.

Take the plunge and start your diving career today!

IDC - Instructor Development Course

Experience the best

Our teaching facilities include an air conditioned classroom with large visual and interactive teaching aids. We have all the materials needed to conduct successful clear and informative presentations on every aspect of scuba diving and its teaching. We also have two diver training pools, changing rooms, equipment storage and a climate controlled tech room. We also have a range of accommodation options.

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in our beach restaurant, and a tropical drink or cold beer in our swim up bar after you’ve finished your day of training.

PADI IDC Trawangan Dive Instructor Development Course on Gili Islands

Hi, I’m Laura!

I’m your Course Director at Trawangan Dive. When I’m not teaching the new generation of scuba professionals, you can find me on Closed Circuit Rebreather dives exploring deep walls of Lombok, diving in a cave in Mexico, writing articles and blogs to dive magazines or representing sustainable brands and organizing underwater cleanups.

Ocean has been my office for almost a decade. I’ve trained thousands of students, yet I’m still extremely excited every time I take someone underwater. My purpose is to pass this passion and knowledge to you, new SCUBA instructors.

The Ocean Advocate IDC program is designed to show you how to teach SCUBA divers following PADI standards as well as how to use various tools to preserve the natural beauty of our ocean. So join me on a life-changing adventure and enjoy the vibe of the tropical paradise of Gili Trawangan.

PADI Course Director Kazi

Why you should choose Trawangan Dive

The Instructor Development Course itself is designed as a 14 day program, with three days of pre course preparation. The pre IDC preparation is essentially a review of skills and knowledge from the PADI Divemaster Course. All Instructor training is entirely conducted by Kazi from start to finish as well as pre course preparation and post training support.

During your IDC, Trawangan Dive will support you as much as possible.

Dive Instructor course on Gili Islands

New IDC's starting every month. Entirely conducted by Kazi

Group Picture after IDC IE Exam at the beach in front of Trawangan Dive

Highly experienced Instructor training support team

during your IDC course you will enjoy free fun diving on gili Islands

Free Fun Diving before the course

Learn how to teach scuba diving with our Instructor Development Course on Gili Islands

Learning materials, tools, air-conditioned classroom and study areas are provided

Free equipment rental during your IDC on Gili Trawangan

Free equipment rental

lots of team teaching opportunities for our freshly dive instructor in our busy diveshop Trawangan Dive

Free team-teaching opportunities

get more experiences in a variety of teaching conditions on gili Islands IDC

Experiences in a variety of teaching conditions e.g. Current

Enjoy an IDC Party organized by Trawangan Dive Gili Islands

Organized IDC Party to celebrate our newly qualified Dive Instructors

during your dive instructor course you can book a room at our hotel

A range of accomodation options to suit all tastes

Never get hungry. Enjoy daily lunch for our IDC canditates

Daily Lunch is included

Trawangan Dive can help you with travel and visa assistance for your IDC

Travel and visa assistance can be provided upon request.

Stay connected with our Free wireless Internet during your PADI Instructor Development Course

Free wireless internet access is included.

get 5 percent discount in our diving retail shop Trawangan Dive Gili Islands

5% discount on all equipment purchases in our Sales Shop for IDC candidates

100% pass rate on our PADI Dive Instructor courses

We are proud of our 100% pass rate for all IDC candidates

EFRI course for free for our Dive Instructor Candidates

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course is included

get additional workshop on Trawangan Dive IDC

We include additional workshops on crucial skills such as the controlled emergency swimming ascent, how to run a DSD, controlling ascents and descents, Rescue skills and a Search and Recovery workshop

Beautiful training sites for your PADI IDC Courses on Gili Island

Our Open Water training site is located at Hans and Halik Reef. They're extremely beautiful dive site and only a 5 minute journey on our spacious dive boats

Read here what our latest PADI Instructors are saying about the Course

Holly is the best! With Holly and the team’s ( Justin, Ri, Sarah ..) help, I scored 99 for the knowledge exam and five for the skill performance. I was worried about IE at the beginning for 2 reasons; First I don’t speak English well and second I haven’t accumulated enough experience, especially about some diving theory. But Holly was there all the time to make sure I can understand all the questions. Don’t hesitate to come if English is not your first language, because you will get extra help. And you can come early for the diving theory review and fun dive – It’s all free. TDC is a nice place, I strongly recommend this diving school.

Yufeng Xia

Amazing IDC experience with Holly, super professional fun course, great facilities, we were so well prepared for our I. E. The whole thing was a blast. Don’t consider going anywhere else for your IDC. Holly is an awesome teacher.

Kathryn Prince

Holly is the best course director i could imagine! Thank you for everything! 🙂

Laura Huwyler

Holly is the best course director you can have! She is just amazing, well organised and the whole course is structured very well. She is so patient and has answers to all questions you may have. I can highly recommend her course – she will train you in a very good way and prepare you for your instructor exam. Apart from that we also had lots of fun during the IDC with the whole crew!

Carmen Hellier

I researched a lot for other awesome sounding IDC’s but I am completely relieved I went with TDC. Holly has a reputation for being among the best in the world. A reputation she has worked hard for and deserves. Justin, Laura, Marco and Doug completed an amazing team of staff. Thank you!

Hannes Laan

Huge shout out to Holly, who put so much effort in an IDC course! I can highly recommend to everyone who plans on a dive instructor career to start it with them!

Tessa Schröder

Holly is a lovely person. She always has time to answer all questions. From the first time on even when you haven’t sign in and also to all the little side questions doesn’t belong to the IDC.

Of course I can not compare my Instructor course with other courses (would be a shame if I could), but the patience, effort, time and hard work that Holly, Dan, Rik and Justin put into our group is definitely not average. It’s high above.

They all give more of their time than they would have to just to answer all of our questions or to relearn what we haven’t understood completely.

Already in the first days I could feel the difference and during only two weeks I felt 95% prepared for the IE. And in the end, the IE felt almost too easy, so well were we prepared by this great team. What means we were 150% prepared, whatever we felt by ourself.

The place among the best in the world is definitely hard-earned and absolutely right.

Thanks for all Holly, Dan, Rik and Justin.

Ulla Travelling


Instructor Development Course


  • 05 Jan – 25 Jan
  • 09 Feb – 01 Mar
  • 16 Mar – 05 Apr
  • 20 Apr – 10 May
  • 01 Jun – 21 Jun
  • 20 Jul – 09 Aug
  • 31 Aug – 20 Sep
  • 12 Oct – 01 Nov
  • 16 Nov – 06 Dec

Instructor Examination


  • 26 Jan – 27 Jan
  • 02 Mar – 03 Mar
  • 06 Apr – 07 Apr
  • 11 May – 12 May
  • 22 Jun – 23 Jun
  • 10 Aug – 11 Aug
  • 21 Sep – 22 Sep
  • 02 Nov – 03 Nov
  • 07 Dec – 08 Dec

Ready to change your life?

Book your Instructor Course now. If you have any question we are here to help.

change your life and become a padi open water scuba instructor with Trawangan Dive IDC Gili Islands

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