Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Above and Beyond PADI Instructor Training | PADI IDC Indonesia | Gili Islands Platinum PADI Course Director

The PADI IDC in the Gili Islands with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod aims to provide training over and above that generally found within the diving industry and this is achieved through a variety of methods.

 
Holly has been working within the diving industry for well over a decade and during this period of time she has travelled the world working within a variety of dive related roles and has developed an in-depth knowledge of the recreational diving industry.
She has taught thousands of students and has through her own experience developed a sound understanding of the best possible ways in which to conduct certain individual aspect of the PADI curriculum. Holly also has a passion for diving and dive training and is constantly aiming to improve the course structure and tweak her individual training to always provide the best possible training experience available within the industry. During the program Holly delivers the required PADI curriculum components in her own style whilst also adding a range of presentations and workshops which include her personal recommendations and tips based upon her own experiences within the industry.

The program aims to provide training over and above that generally found within the dive industry meaning that new instructors have developed their own diving skills and knowledge and developed their own style of delivery and can easily make the transition into the industry with the confidence and knowledge to succeed.
The program is essentially made up of two parts the PADI Instructor Development Course and the pre IDC preparation workshops.
The actual Instructor Development Course is conducted over 11 day and incorporates all of the mandatory core components of the PADI IDC Curriculum. Classrooms sessions include presentations on all of the individual PADI programs including Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, Diver Retention, Diver Acquisition, the Business of Diving, Risk Management and learning about PADI Standards and Procedures in relation to the range of PADI Programs. Candidates will also learn about all of the individual PADI Programs and courses including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program, the Open Water Diver Course and Adventures in Diving Programs, the Rescue Diver Course and the Divemaster Course. Classroom sessions will also include individual Knowledge Development Presentations. Confined Water sessions will include the DSD Workshop, The Rescue Workshop, Confined Water Presentations, Student Control & Positioning, Skill Circuit Practice and Rescue Exercise Practice. Open Water Sessions will include further Skill Development Sessions, CESA & Descents Workshop, Student Control Workshops, Adventures in Diving Workshop, Rescue Workshop, Individual Open Water Presentation Practice and more Rescue Exercise Practice on the Surface. Additional workshops are also included within the program, and although not included within the PADI IDC curriculum and syllabus are essential to the personal development of professional divers within the industry. Again theses workshops revolve around control, management and organization of PADI training activities. The pre IDC workshops are conducted over the 4 – 5 days prior to the start date of the course and are designed to review and refresh the knowledge and skills which are expected from certified PADI Divemasters. So, although the program is designed to take new instructors to the highest professional level possible it is also designed to be a highly fun and enjoyable experience.

Overall the IDC program is designed purely for certified Divemaster’s who wish to gain a Successful and rewarding career within this exciting and dynamic industry and gain the knowledge and skills to stand out in the crowd and confidently pursue their own personal career goals.

There are a variety of ways to check out more information about the program. Of course the PADI IDC Indonesia Website is the first port of call, but to see the latest news and updates from the program the PADI IDC Gili Fan Page on Facebook is continuously updated, showing past and present training activities for the program.  Or simply contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Directly

Sunday, 13 March 2016

“Elite 300” Again 2016 | PADI Course Director Holly Macleod | PADI IDC Indonesia | Gili Islands


A massive congratulations to Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod on the PADI IDC Gili Islands program, who has once again been awarded the “Elite 300” PADI Instructor Status for 2016.


The Elite Instructor Award is a relatively new program recognizes PADI Instructors for reaching specific milestones based on the number of divers certified annually. To be recognized as an Elite Instructor, an Instructor must be a renewed PADI Pro with a minimum rating of Open Water Scuba Instructor, with no verified Quality Management violations within 12 months of the date the award is presented, and issue  either 50, 100, 150, 200 or 300 qualifying certifications in a calendar year.
During 2015 Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod issued nearly 500 Instructor level certifications which has earned her the “Elite 300” PADI Status as 300 is the highest award available within the program. 2016 also sees Holly once again earning the PADI “Platinum” Status Award for her overall professionalism and commitment to Instructor training. The program itself has also previously won the “Commitment to Instructor Development Award” recognising its pure professionalism and popularity.

The course takes place every month at Trawangan Dive which was the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in Lombok and the Gili Islands. Today Trawangan Dive remains the only PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia and is one of the largest dive centers on the island. Instructor candidates can expect to find world class facilities including instructor training classroom facilities, 2 swimming pools, beachside restaurant and bar and a dedicated Instructor training boat. Purpose built Open Water training sites are situated only a stone’s throw away and accessed with the boat which departs from the beach directly outside Trawangan Dive.

The Gili Islands provide a fantastic start for a new career within diving as they are an increasing popular tourist destination for people of all ages and all warps of life. Dive centers tend to be very busy and there are always entry level programs taking place meaning there is a wealth of experience to be obtained in a relatively short amount of time for new Instructors.

The program is entirely conducted by Holly, who has specifically designed the program to train Instructors beyond the level generally expected within the industry allowing graduates to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide quality programs to their future students in a fun and safe manner. The program runs on an 11 day schedule with an additional 5 days of pre-IDC preparation workshops. The pre-IDC preparation workshops general review the theory, skills and knowledge from the Divemaster Program and allows candidates to make a smooth transition into the Instructor program. The Instructor Development Course (IDC) covers all of the core elements from the PADI IDC syllabus as you will find on any IDC program, however Holly has designed specific additional workshops designed to assist candidate’s entry into the industry by providing additional skills, knowledge and tips only acquired from an experienced Instructor trainer.

To find out more about the program it is recommended that potential candidates take a look at the PADI IDC Gili Islands Wall on Facebook, which includes all of the latest new and updates as well as a collection of photographs of past, current and future courses. Another suggestion is to check out the PADI IDC Indonesia YouTube channel to see previous candidates in action during their experience.

For further information, or to enroll on a course simply contact our Platinum PADI CourseDirector directly……….

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Awesomeness | PADI IDC Gili Islands with Holly Macleod Indonesia


If you are going to become an instructor, why not become an Awesome Instructor?

 
The PADI IDC Indonesia with Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod offers the very best of training at the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands.

The Course runs every month at Trawangan Dive and offers the very best training available within the industry. In 2016 there will be 10 opportunities to join the program and take advantage of the pure dedication and experience offered by highly experienced Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

The course also includes a highly recommended 4 days of Pre-IDC Preparation where candidates will review the skills and knowledge from the PADI Divemaster Course. Although the Pre Course Preparation is strongly recommended to all candidates, it is a must for those who have taken their Divemaster Course with an alternative organization. During the preparation workshops candidates will review dive theory including physics, physiology, equipment, the RDP and Dive Skills & Environment topics. Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod will also review the demonstration level dive skills required for a  Skill Circuit and some of the other confined water exercises.


During the Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates will sit through a series of mandatory PADI IDC Curriculum components including Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, Diver Retention, Diver Acquisition, the Business of Diving, Risk Management and learning about PADI Standards and Procedures in relation to the range of PADI Programs. Candidates will also learn about all of the individual PADI Programs and courses including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program, the Open Water Diver Course and Adventures in Diving Programs, the Rescue Diver Course and the Divemaster Course. Classroom sessions will also include individual Knowledge Development Presentations.

Confined Water sessions will include the DSD Workshop, The Rescue Workshop, Confined Water Presentations, Student Control & Positioning, Skill Circuit Practice and Rescue Exercise Practice.
Open Water Sessions will include further Skill Development Sessions, CESA & Descents Workshop, Student Control Workshops, Adventures in Diving Workshop, Rescue Workshop, Individual Open Water Presentation Practice and more Rescue Exercise Practice on the Surface.
During the course of the program candidates will also take the full range of PADI Practice Exams in preparation for the Instructor Examination held on Gili Trawangan.
If you’re looking to join the PADI IDC Indonesia Program in the Gili Islands candidates can be assured the best possible scuba Instructor training available. The program takes place at Trawangan Dive; the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and is fully conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

Check out the PADIIDC Indonesia Facebook Fan Page to see the latest news and updates from the program and to see past and present candidates during their professional training program. To see courses in action check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands Video on YouTube.

To enroll on the program simply contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly now!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Platinum Award - Again in Gili Islands – PADI IDC with Holly Macleod

Another year! And yet another Platinum PADI Award 2015 for our PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive; PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) and Resort.



 The annual PADI Frequent Trainer program awards are designed to recognize the most active PADI Course Directors worldwide and awards are given based on the number of candidates who choose to complete their Instructor training with a particular Course Director, plus how many candidates stay on to continue their education and how much support Course Directors can offer in terms of career development. The Platinum award is the highest available within the Instructor Development system and recognizes Holly’s overall commitment to the PADI Education system and her pure experience in Instructor training and development.
Holly has now certified hundreds of scuba diving instructors and is well versed in the needs of PADI Divemaster’s looking to further their careers and dive education. As well as being awarded the Platinum status making her one of only 25 Platinum Course Directors within the Asia Pacific region, in 2014 she received the PADI “commitment to instructor development award” which denotes the pure quality of the training and education she provides. This year she also was awarded the “Elite 300” award which is awarded for the amount of certifications obtained throughout the year, and a number of “Certificates of Excellence”, in recognition of her commitment to individual candidates though their IDC training.

All Instructor level training is conducted at Trawangan Dive; the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first ever to be established in the Gili Islands. The Dive Center comprises of all the modern facilities expected from a Career Development Center including dedicated IDC classroom facilities, 2 swimming pools and a dedicated IDC boat. Training sites are extremely close to the dive center and easily reached by boat allowing candidates to maximize their training in open water, confined water and back in the classroom.
As well as preparing candidates for the Instructor Examination they learn so much more based on her personal experience within industry; Holly has worked in a variety of dive related roles and within a variety of geographical locations so  candidates will have the opportunity to benefit from a world of experience that can only be obtained within the industry.
 If you’re looking for the knowledge, experience and confidence to go into the recreational diving industry and develop yourself as a true leader and educator within this fascinating and dynamic industry this is the best place to start. Holly runs an entirely new PADI IDC Indonesia schedule every month at Trawangan Dive. To find out more about the program check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands promotional video which is also available on YouTube.

To find out more about the program schedule, start dates etc, or even just to discuss your current personal development as well as any initial concerns about taking the next step in your career path simply contact Holly at idc@trawangandive.com

 

 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) in the Gili Islands | PADI IDC Indonesia



Set yourself aside from other instructors by being able to offer a variety of the PADI Specialty Programs. Trawangan Dive offers a wide range of specialty instructor courses including AWARE Fish ID, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Drift Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Search and Recovery, Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Underwater Photography, Underwater Videography, Multilevel Diver and Night Diver.

Why become a PADI MSDT rated Instructor in the Gili Islands?


The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor, ultimately making you more attractive to potential employers by showing not only a higher level of qualification, but also demonstrating a more serious outlook on the PADI education system and signifies that you’ve got the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate recreational diver rating. This rating is the next step up the professional ladder and is a prerequisite for IDC Staff Instructor as well as for many TecRec Instructor ratings.


Trawangan Dive offers the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course which prepares candidates to teach specialties immediately upon certification including the Master Scuba Diver rating. Once the instructor has gained 25 certifications they can apply for the MSDT rating.

Why take your professional PADI training with Trawangan Dive & the Gili IDC Indonesia?


Trawangan Dive is the first established PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) in Lombok and the Gili Islands and is currently the only one in Gili Trawangan. The center itself offers the full range of PADI courses and programs and is one of the largest PADI certifiers in Indonesia and therefore employs some of the most highly experienced PADI Instructors in the region.

The PADI IDC Indonesia operates every month at Trawangan Dive and runs on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of Pre IDC preparation. To see previous candidates in action check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands Slideshow and for more information contact Holly Macleod our award winning Platinum PADI Course Director directly.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Why be a PADI Master Instructor? | PADI IDC Gili Islands





Have you ever wondered why people choose to become a PADI Master Instructor? Here at Trawangan Dive we have seen a number of PADI Instructors working towards gaining their Master Instructor rating and as one of the most favored IDC Center’s in Indonesia it is one of the best options when looking to further your educational experience.

Becoming a PADI Master Instructor sets you aside as an elite dive industry leader and educator having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI System of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers.

The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do.

The apply for the Master Instructor rating you will need to be a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor, A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor for at least two years, A current Emergency First Response Instructor and have certified at least 150 PADI Divers. Within your 150 certifications; 50 must be for PADI Adventure Diver or higher, At least 15 for PADI Specialty Diver, At least 5 for PADI Rescue Diver, At least 5 for PADI Divemaster, At least 5 for PADI Assistant Instructor and have trained at least 10 students through the Emergency First Response program.

No more than 75 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for conducting Discover Scuba Diving experiences, No more than 50 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for staffing IDCs, No more than 25 of the 150 certifications may be from non-diving specialty certifications. (i.e. Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE Specialist, etc.), No more than 10 of the 150 certifications may be from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations.

As well as obtaining the necessary certification prerequisites applicants must possess a complete understanding of the PADI System of diver education, Have participated in at least three PADI Instructor Development Seminars, use the complete PADI System of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programs, issue PADI as the primary certification, and conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual; Demonstrate support of the PADI organization in its efforts to establish programs in aquatic education and conservation and have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries in progress. (A member in review status may not qualify for Master Instructor until the Review status is lifted.)

If you’re looking to further your dive education contact our Platinum PADI Course Director for more information about the PADI IDC Indonesia training schedule. To get the latest news on our courses check out the PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Facebook Group. Previous students can be seen on the PADI IDC Gili IslandsSlideshow reel.

Monday, 11 August 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia with Holly Macleod | Quality vs Price Analysis on the IDC Gili Trawangan Program

One of the major concerns when people decide to become a PADI Instructor is how much will it cost, but it is also important to consider who is going to be conducting the course and try to establish what exactly you are paying for.





Firstly you need to consider who is teaching the program. With our program all instructor level training is conducted by renowned Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod including the entire PADI IDC Indonesia OWSI program from start to finish. There are many centers who offer multiple Course Directors, Master Instructors and PADI Staff Instructors and in some instances the main Course Director is nowhere to be seen and candidates can often be found wandering who the hell teaching this program.

It is also important to consider the knowledge and experience of the Course Director or those actually conducting the program. Our Platinum rated PADI Course Director has been working within industry for well over a decade and is always willing to share her experiences with future Instructors often being able to provide valuable hints and tips to future Instructors.

Another big part of your decision is the facility you will taking the program at. Our program runs exclusively at Trawangan Dive, which is the first established PADI 5 Star Career Development Center to be established in both Lombok and the Gili Islands and therefor offer a far superior level of education.

So when considering PADIIDC Indonesia Expense it’s important to consider the reasons why some courses may be offered cheaper than others and of course conversely, why some centers offer courses at higher prices. Our IDC Gili Islands Program is priced at an extremely completive price and is possibly the most reasonably program on offer when you consider the cost alongside the pure quality of training and undisputed reputation for excellence.

To join our PADI IDCIndonesia CDC program simply contact our Platinum PADI Course Director to plan your personal Instructor Development.