PADI Courses

Beginner  |  Advanced  |  Specialties | Professional


About PADI

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) enables the world to achieve their diving goals via the safest and most comprehensive dive curriculum on earth. With over 25,000,000 certifications, PADI Instructors have safely guided divers below the surface for over 50 years. Teaching the world's most popular dive curriculum, we transform lives, and open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature's creation and our obligation to protect it.

Trawangan Dive was the Lombok Region’s first PADI Career Development Centre which is the highest rating awarded by PADI, which is why we’re the best place to learn to dive in Gili Trawangan.

We offer the full range from beginner dive courses all the way through to Instructor and Technical diving.  Our award winning team of instructors teach in a variety of languages.  Focused on safety and fun, you can learn from the best which is why we are the best choice for scuba diving in the Gili Islands.


Beginner Courses


PADI Open Water

IDR 5,900,000 / 3 Days / 4 dives

  • Become a certified diver and receive a permanent license to dive unsupervised to a maximum depth of 18 meters, valid worldwide for the rest of your life.

  • The course involves diving theory, video presentation, confined water pool training and four fun boat dives on Gili's amazing reefs; two dives to 12 meters and two dives to 18 meters.

  • Equipment rental, PADI Open Water E-Manual, Dive planner, Certification and Logbook are all included.

PADI Scuba Diver

IDR 4,200,000 / 2 Days / 2 dives

  • The PADI Scuba Diver course is ideal for those with limited time. It involves 3 modules of theory from the Open Water course, half a day of confined pool training and 2 open water dives up to 12 meters.

  • You will receive a certification that lets you dive to 12 meters under the supervision of a Divemaster or Instructor. This license is valid worldwide.

  • You can upgrade this certification to the Open Water diver level at any time.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

IDR 950,000 / half day / 1 dive

  • The PADI Discover Scuba Dive is an introduction to diving for first timers or people who do not have a certificate. You will learn some basic theory and safety rules before trying on the scuba equipment in the pool. During the pool session some basic skills will be taught to boost your confidence under water.

  • After the pool session you will go for a dive in the ocean to a maximum depth of 12 meters where you can see turtles and many other reef fish around the Gili islands. This can be credited towards your Open Water Course if you wish to complete the full certification.

  • Divers must be at least 10 years old to take this course

  • No previous experience necessary

PADI Bubble Maker

IDR 950,000 / Half Day / 1 dive

IDR 650,000 / IF POOL ONLY

  • The bubble makers is designed to teach youngsters how to breath under water. Basic theory and safety rules are taught in a fun learning environment

  • Children as young as 8 years old can enjoy the taking their first breaths underwater. Starting in the swimming pool, they are taught safety skills like clearing the mask and regulator, and also enjoying some games. Once they are comfortable and if the conditions are suitable, they can then enjoy an ocean dive to a maximum depth of 2 meters where they can expect to see turtles, clown fish, angelfish, trumpet fish and all of the other favourites

  • We have Aqualung diving equipment in junior sizes including smaller tanks

  • Divers must be 8 years old

  • No previous experience necessary

Advanced Courses

Beginner  |  Advanced  |  Specialties | Professional


PADI Advanced Open Water

IDR 4,900,000 / 2-3 Days / 5 dives

  • Once you complete your PADI Open Water Course, you will want to continue your diving education with the PADI Adventure Diver or even the Advanced Open Water Course.

  • This course is designed to increase your confidence in the water whilst learning new skills. You have to complete 5 dives including the deep water dives and underwater navigation dives. You can choose from the following elective dives: naturalist, night dive, multi-level, drift, boat, photography, search and recovery, fish identification, wreck and the fun peak performance buoyancy dive. Upon completion of this course, you will be more comfortable underwater and have a better understanding of the aquatic world allowing you to dive up to 30 metres. To take this course you must be a PADI Open Water Diver.

PADI Rescue Diver

IDR 5,900,000 / 3-4 Days / 4 Dives

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a challenging and informative course that will build your confidence as a recreational diver. Three to four days of intensive classroom and in-water rescue training will be both fun and rewarding for all divers. Students will complete 12 Open Water Training Exercises which emphasize a diver's ability to be flexible and adapt to personal and environmental conditions. In the end, all 12 exercises will be practiced in real-life scenarios. Includes:

  • First aid for diving injuries

  • First aid for marine injuries

  • Emergency procedures

  • Rescue equipment consideration and usage

  • Distress recognition

  • Self-rescue

  • Rescue entries, approaches and exits

  • Assist and transportation of patients

  • Missing, unconscious and submerged diver rescue

  • In-water artificial respiration

  • Accident recording and reporting

By the end of the course, you will have expanded your knowledge of diving, increased your level of diving skill and be more aware of what is happening in the diving environment. Most importantly, rescue training can help you to save lives and increase safety by preparing you to properly respond to diving emergencies.

Emergency First Response (EFR)

IDR 2,200,000 / 1 Day

First Aid and CPR are good skills for everyone not just in Scuba Diving. You need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. The Emergency First Response (EFR) course teaches you medical emergency response skills and gives you confidence so you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What you learn in the EFR course:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level

  • Preventing and caring for shock

  • Spinal injury management

  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk

  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

These skills can be used in any area or environment from being a parent, working with children or being involved in adventure sports. Most work organisations will accept this as a First Aid course to be used, recognised and credited.

Specialty Courses

Beginner  |  Advanced  |  Specialties | Professional


PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

IDR 2,800,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives

Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air Nitrox gives you more 'no decompression' dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

PADI Deep Diver

IDR 4,100,000 / 2 Days / 4 dives

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-40 meters. After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.

PADI Sidemount Diver

IDR 4,100,000 / 2 Days / 3 dives

Whether you're looking to bridge the gap between recreational and technical diving or searching for a new challenge and extended dive times the Sidemount course teaches flexibility and streamlining through custom gear configuration while focusing on improving students fundamental skills in water. Single and double tank configurations are available while combining with the Deep and Nitrox specialties will allow the diver to explore further for longer on our more challenging dive sites. 

PADI Wreck Diver

IDR 4,100,000 / 2 Days / 4 dives

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

PADI Night Diver Speciality

IDR 3,300,000 / 3 Days / 3 dives


As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus see a whole new cast of critters that comes out at night.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

IDR 2,500,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives


Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today's modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The photos which you have taken are included

PADI Drift Diver

IDR 2,500,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

PADI Project AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality

IDR 2,500,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives

Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, but many shark species are in danger of becoming extinct. This course gives you the opportunity to learn more about sharks, what makes them unique, why they play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy and why they are in global decline. You can become a passionate shark defenders help take action to protect sharks.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

IDR 2,500,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment.

PADI Search & Recovery Diver

IDR 4,100,000 / 2 Days / 4 dives

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up

PADI Project AWARE - Fish Identification

IDR 2,500,000 / 1 Day / 2 dives

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

Professional Courses

Beginner  |  Advanced  |  Specialties | Professional


PADI Dive Master

IDR 15,000,000

Trawangan Dive's philosophy on divemaster training is that the best way to learn is to experience how a dive centre operates on a day-to-day basis, not just reading books and doing simulated exercises, but by actually helping the instructor train real students in their diving courses.

Course Outline - Divemaster Internship Program
Join us in taking your first step as a diving professional. We are very proud of our Divemaster program and it has proven to be a popular choice on the island.  Trawangan Dive was the first PADI Career Development Centre in the Lombok region and is the only CDC Centre on Gili Trawangan.  We are also have a dedicated full time Course Director, so if you're just looking to take expand your dive knowledge and experience, or you wish to pursue a career in diving, then Trawangan Dive is the number one choice.

Knowledge development 
As a PADI professionsal, it is important that you have an understanding of the theory of diving.  You will cover the following topics throughout your Divemaster course: the roles and characteristics of a Divemaster, physics of diving, physiology of diving, dive equipment, decompression theory and the RDP, Divemaster conducted programs, the business of diving and your diving career.

You must prepare an emergency assistance plan detailing the proper procedures to follow in the event of a diving related accident (relevant to the local environment). Prepare a map of a local dive site offering useful information for those unfamiliar with the area, i.e. topography, depths, entry/exit points, etc.

Water Skills & Stamina
In this module, you will perfect your confined water skills to demonstration level, improve your diving ability and practice a rescue scenario. 

Equipment Exchange
Underwater, you will exchange all diving equipment with a buddy. This will improve self-confidence and equipment familiarity.

Divemaster Conducted Program
You will conduct a real student training session under the direct supervision of a PADI instructor.

Divemaster Internship
The purpose of this section is to enable the candidate to work with students on a real course and help prevent, overcome, and assist with common problems they may encounter while learning to dive. You will act as an instructional assistant and your performance will be evaluated. In addition, Trawangan Dive will give you training in compressor operation, equipment repair and dive store sales, a very valuable asset to any perspective employer.

Course Time and Costs
We recommend a minimum of three to four weeks to complete the training however many students decide to stay for up to five weeks. During that time, you have unlimited free fun diving and you can do up to 3 dives per day, which will result in well over 60 dives by the end of the course. 

Required Divemaster materials include the PADI Divemaster Manual, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving Knowledge Workbook. The Divemaster crew pack costs IDR 4.000.000.

This price for the course includes equipment; however, if you have all of your own gear, (including regulator, BCD, mask, fins) you will receive a 10% discount.  All DMTs are expected to provide their own surface marker and reel (this is basic safety equipment).  We sell these at the shop, or you can also buy one before you arrive if you prefer. 

We have an extensive range of Aqualung diving equipment available to buy in our retail shop.

A dive computer is also handy as you will be doing repetitive diving, so will want to watch your nitrogen levels.  We do sell these at the shop, or we rent them out for IDR 150.000 per week to Divemaster trainees.

Please note - there is an additional fee for your PADI membership, payable directly to PADI once a year.

PADI Instructor Courses

Join us and do your Gili Trawangan IDC Instructor Development Course with Trawangan Dive, an award winning PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort. We offer PADI professional level courses from Dive Master to IDC Staff Instructor.

Take the plunge and develop your skills with our experienced team. Contact us for more information or to book your PADI internship today!

For more information about our PADI professional courses, including the PADI Instructor course, please visit our dedicated website:


TDI Technical Divemaster and Leadership Program

Price on application

Whether you’re looking to experience life as a technical diving professional or are wanting to spend more time gaining experience and knowledge of technical diving both above and below the water this course is for you! Here at Trawangan Tech we believe that time and experience are the most valuable assets to becoming an accomplished technical diver and our leadership program will help grow your diving accordingly.

Course Outline
As a TDI professional, you will gain a much deeper understanding of the theory of diving and develop your diving skills to the next level by assisting our team of experienced instructors in theory presentations and practical skills development of student divers. Building on what’s been learnt throughout your prior TDI courses, the Trawangan Tech team will also train you to fine tune and enhance your own diving fundamentals while helping to coach new divers in the open water environment. You’ll also cover dive leadership, in-depth briefings and debriefings, physics, physiology, decompression theory, mapping deep dive sites, logistical planning, gas mixing and equipment servicing. The course can be tailored to focus on your preferred discipline (sidemount/twinset/CCR) or a combination of all three!

Course Duration
We recommend 4 weeks to complete your training. This will give enough time to complete your chosen TDI course(s) prior to starting your TDI Divemaster program (if required), assist other students on their courses, complete your own coursework and spend as much time underwater growing your own experience.


  • Minimum age 18

  • Certified as a PADI/SSI/SDI Divemaster (Candidates must crossover to SDI to be certified under TDI, which we will help you with)

  • Provide copies of current CPR and first aid training

  • Have a current medical examination signed by a licensed physician within the past 12 months

  • Provide proof of 50 logged dives

  • Certified as technical diver for which they are applying as a TDI Divemaster in (we will conduct this training with you prior to starting the divemaster program if required).

The TDI Divemaster and Leadership program is run during specific periods of the year and each candidate will receive a tailor made program based on their specific requirements, time frame and previous experience. Please contact for more information.


Technical Diving International (TDI) Courses

Feel like stepping it up? We proudly offer a full range of Technical Diving International (TDI) diving courses on both Open Circuit and Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR)

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