IDC Gili
Instructor Development Course
Gili Trawangan – Bali – Lombok – Indonesia

Diving Instructor ready to teach

So, you want to become a
Dive Instructor?


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

If you love diving, we at Trawangan Dive can greatly improve every aspect of your skills, abilities and knowledge to instructor level.  Most dive instructors will agree that it’s one of the best jobs in the world.


Do What Makes you happy

Turtles and sharks make the best co-workers.

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An active job that keeps you fit, healthy and happy.

Meeting awesome people and making friends for life.

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Diving Instructor teaching students

Getting to share your love for the underwater world with others every day.

JOin our IDC and We will support you from start to finish!

Before you arrive, we will be ready to assist with travel arrangements and visas.

Be fully prepared! Join our free prep days before the IDC to ensure that you’re confident
and ready for success.

Our Course Director and team of international instructors contribute expertise and experience in the full range of diving environments, conditions and challenges. From caves to conservation, tech diving to liveaboards, dive resort management to marketing.  When you finish your course, you will be ready for anything!

You have worked hard, passed your exams and finished celebrating.  Now it’s time to consolidate your training and gain experience in a real teaching environment by joining our Instructor Mentorship Program. This optional internship includes team teaching on a range of PADI courses, prepare dive schedules, social media and marketing training, writing a dive resume and much more. 

Want to find out more?
Visit our dedicated page about the PADI Instructor Development Course to learn more!

Why you should choose us!

Small Groups

We offer a more personalised training experience to ensure that you feel completely prepared for your IE and confident to start teaching straight away.

Additional Workshops

Incorporated into your IDC program to expose you to additional aspects of diving not covered in the IDC curriculum including an in-depth look at trim & propulsion, intro to rebreathers, freediving and social media & digital marketing

Team Teaching Opportunity

Team Teaching opportunities

Boost your experience and certifications by team teaching alongside our experienced instructors at one of the most popular dive centres on Gili Trawangan.

Expand your Diving knowledge

With a wide variety of MSDT program options, TDI tech diving and conservation courses available you can boost your experience and employability.

Highly experienced team

From caves to conservation, tech diving to liveaboards, managing remote resorts and marketing, our international team has an incredible amount and variety of professional diving experience for you to learn from.

Top-class facilities

Our spacious beach front dive resort provides you with everything you need to train, study and rest. We have a dedicated air conditioned classroom for theory and presentations, 2 dive training pools and warm, clear waters teeming with marine life right on our doorstep.


This is Matt!

Matt has been a PADI Course Director since 2017. He is passionate about the ocean and teaching, as well as free diving. His philosophy is that the most effective way of learning happens in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

With his extensive worldwide teaching experience and the ability to teach in 6 different languages, Matt can support you in getting the most your of your Instructor Development Course.

Matt believes that a good connection between Course Director and Instructor Candidate is the secret to success. If you have any questions or would like to chat with Matt directly, feel free to get in touch.

Why Choose Gili Trawangan?

‘Gili T’ is a tropical island in a marine conservation area, with palm trees, sandy beaches, warm waters and an international reputation as a ‘party island’. The vibrant social scene offers entertainment and nightlife for all tastes. For divers, the local waters have abundant marine life and provide a variety of dive sites and conservation and reef restoration initiatives.

Cafes & Restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine to suit all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets.

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Epic Sunrises and Sunsets. With the sun rising over Mt Rinjani in Lombok and setting over Mt Agung in Bali, you are guaranteed a stunning view.

Nightlife for all tastes. Chilled beer on the beach? Live acoustic set? Dance on the bar til 5am? Gili T has something for everyone.

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Incredible Marine Life and dive sites. Besides the turtles we’ve also got a seriously impressive diversity of creatures incl. pipefish, frogfish, nudis, seahorses, reef sharks and all the cool cephalopods!

No motorised vehicles. It’s all bicycles and horse carts here.  Escape the sounds of the city and enjoy the peace and quiet.  The island is small, so everything is within easy reach.

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IDC Calendar 2022/2023



12th -14th Jan

16th – 18th Feb

16th – 18th Mar

20th – 22nd Apr

24th – 26th May

22th – 23nd Jul

19th – 20th Aug

14th – 15th Oct

16th – 18th Nov

18th – 19th Dec



15th Jan – 30th Jan

19th Feb – 6th Mar

19th Mar – 3rd Apr

23rd Apr – 8th May

27th May – 11th Jun

24th Jul – 6th Aug

21st Aug – 3rd Sep

16th Oct – 29th Oct

19th Nov – 4th Dec

20th Dec – 3rd Jan



31st Jan – 1st Feb

7th Mar – 8th Mar

4th Apr – 5th Apr

9th May- 10th May

12th Jun – 13th Jun

8th Aug – 9th Aug

5th Sept – 6th Sept

31st Oct – 1st Nov

5th Dec – 6th Dec

5th Jun – 6th Jun

We keep our IDC groups small to ensure you get the best possible learning experience so space is limited!


For more info & to secure your spot:

Here’s what our latest PADI Instructor Candidates had to say.

On to a pretty exciting career now!

My IDC with Kazi was such an amazing experience – I’ve been planning on doing it for a while and I’m so glad I decided to do it at Trawangan Dive with Kazi! Our class size was really nice and small (just 3) which meant Kazi had loads of time to help us through all our learning. Of course the diving in Gili T is amazing, but the atmosphere within the dive shop is what really made the experience so special! After the IE I had the chance to do some teaching experience with the team and I’m lucky enough to have landed a job with Kazi’s help – on to a pretty exciting career now!


I’m so grateful for the quality of Kazi’s teaching

From start to finish, our IDC with Kazi was a fantastic experience. It was well organised, rigorous and also a lot of fun! Kazi’s energy and enthusiasm helped make every single day feel exciting and informative. And having a small group was ideal. It allowed Kazi to work in-depth with us on every element of the course. Nothing felt rushed and anything we wanted to spend extra time on, we could. Kazi helped keep us relaxed and positive as the Instructor Exam approached. We passed with top marks and there was absolutely nothing I felt unprepared for. We couldn’t have had better training. Working as a full-time instructor now, I’m so grateful for the quality of Kazi’s teaching. Her tips, tricks and advice have been invaluable in the first few months of teaching. Do your IDC with Kazi and you won’t regret it!


I am super happy I decided to do the course with Kazi!

Kazi is an amazing teacher and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever meet! I am super happy I decided to do the course with her. What I loved is that kazi cares about every individual and looks at your personal strengths. She has an incredible amount of knowledge and she really wants to teach you all she knows. Plus, she makes learning so much fun. After the IDC I felt super ready for the IE and all of us smashed it. Couldn’t be more happy to join her idc! Thank you so much for the amazing experience Kazi!



Instrutor Development Course

USD 3105


Course Price
USD 1450

USD 790

AUD 975*

AUD 280*

AUD 193*

*These fees are payable directly to PADI.


Becoming a PADI Instructor is a serious investment in your future. The course prices of a PADI IDC consists of several components: the Course(s) itself, the PADI Materials, the PADI exam and the application fees. To give you a better idea, you will find an overview below so you know what to expect.