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.

Monday, 30 June 2014

August 2014 PADI IDC Gili Islands | Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod | the first established PADI CDC Center in the Gili Islands

If you’re looking to become a Professional PADI Scuba Diving Instructor than look no further, the IDC Gili Islands Program is the perfect choice and August is the perfect time.

 The PADI IDC Gili Islands runs monthly Instructor Courses right here in Gili Trawangan. Courses are conducted at Trawangan Dive, which is not just the first ever PADI Career Development Center in the Gili Islands but the first to be established in the entire Lombok region. All of the Instructor level courses are conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has recently won the PADI award for her commitment to Instructor Development and also been reclassified as an “Elite” Platinum rated PADI Course Director.

So in terms of the career training facility and the expertise of those conducting the course you won’t find better and of course there is the location. Gili Trawangan is a fantastic tropical islands situated off the coast of Lombok. It does have a reputation as a party island, but however there are many ways to avoid the main party area a just kick back on a quiet beach or enjoy one of the many internationally recognized restaurants. Of course Gili Trawangan certifies the most amount of entry level divers in Indonesia and therefore is one of the best places to train as a professional, allowing new instructors to see a variety of teaching methods and develop their own personal teaching methods.

August is a great time for training as a PADI Instructor. For those looking to stay here in the Gili Islands it is the perfect start as the high season will be just starting to peak and many dive centers will be actively looking for new staff and of course it is a great opportunity to gain some great experience whilst earning good money. For those wishing to travel elsewhere the European holiday season is also kicking off so it’s a great opportunity wherever you wish to go.

If you’re looking to take our exclusive PADI IDC program than simply contact our Platinum PADI Course Director through our GoPro PADI IDC GiliTrawangan website. To find out more information simply check out our IDC Gili Islands Fan Page. To see one of our IDC programs actually taking place check out our PADI IDC IndonesiaVideo.

PADI IDC Indonesia | “Forget Bali” and GoPro in the Gili Islands | Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod | Real Career Development


Do you love diving? Are you looking for a real career in the diving industry? The PADI IDC Gili Trawangan can help you to achieve your dreams.

Many people often overlook the Gili Islands and wind up taking their Instructor training in Bali and in turn find themselves returning home rather than finding a job locally. Bali, the island of the gods, is a fantastic place to take a holiday and also has some truly amazing dive sites but when it comes to teaching PADI Courses the Gili Islands certifies more courses than anywhere in Indonesia and therefore is the place where you will find the best place to gain experience and find work.

Our program prepares candidates for a real career in teaching recreational diving. The IDC Gili Islands program takes place at Trawangan Dive, the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and in fact the entire Lombok region. All professional Instructor level programs are conducted by renowned PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

Trawangan Dive has constantly been praised by PADI and customers alike providing spacious training facilities and some of the most experienced instructors in Indonesia which makes a perfect environment for potential PADI Instructors to train for their future career. Once the IDC has been completed and the candidates have passed their Instructor Examinations they are most welcome to team teach with our seasoned instructor and develop their own teaching style.

Our Platinum PADI Course Director is always on hand to assist and advise new instructors with their new career choices. She has wealth of industry experience having worked lived and dived in wide range of locations and undertaken many different dive related roles. She is always happy to assist new instructors when looking for work, being able to advise people about what may be expected by potential employers and what to expect from certain jobs and what to expect from certain diving locations.

Courses run once a month on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of IDC preparation. To see the latest news and how candidates are progressing during the program check out our PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Fan Page. To actually see our program running check our PADI IDC Indonesia Video

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia |Holly Macleod #629124 | Platinum PADI Course Director - IDC Gili Islands

The PADI IDC Indonesia Career Development Course is conducted at Trawangan Dive in the Gili Islands. Trawangan Dive is a PADI 5 Star IDC Center and was also the very first PADI Career Development Center established in Lombok and the Gili Islands and therefore runs a range of IDC Gili Trawangan career enhancing opportunities to further the career prospects and opportunities for their candidates.

Our Platinum PADI Course Director hails from the United Kingdom and has been diving for over 15 years. Her raw passion for diving and the underwater world has taken her around the world as both a recreational diver and in her professional career.

Having dived in Europe, Thailand and the Great Barrier Reef as a recreational diver Holly decided to travel to the Caribbean Sea and take the Divemaster Course in the Bay Islands of Honduras. After working as a PADI Divemaster and following a variety of instructors she decided that this is the Career she wanted and eventually took the PADI Instructor in Koh Tao, Thailand. After a couple of years working in Thailand she decided to move on and experience more diving and of course learn more about the Diving Industry as a whole. This career has taken her to a wealth of places including a variety of locations in Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and of course Indonesia. Having worked with the PADI IDC Course numerous times in both Thailand and Indonesia it became a natural progression to become a PADI Course Director. As a PADI Course Director Holly has achieved the PADI Platinum Status and has also been awarded for her commitment to Instructor Development, whilst also contributing towards Trawangan Dive gaining the PADI Career Development Center (CDC), the highest possible dive center rating.

Candidates who choose to take their PADI IDC Indonesia Instructor Development Course with Holly Macleod our Platinum PADI Course Director can not only expect to get the most professional Instructor training available, but will be able to benefit from a wealth of experience gained over her years within industry. Holly has worked in many different diving related roles including Freelance and Pool Instructor, Senior Instructor, Liveaboard Instructor, Shop Manager, Staff Instructor and Course Director. Of course these positions were in a variety of locations word so her candidates can expect to get advice about various job opening and what to expect, as well as what to expect when working in different areas of the world. Of course they can also gain a good understanding of what the industry will expect from them.

If you want to develop a career within diving simply check out our PADI IDC Indonesia developmentprogram and see for yourself. We can also be found on our IDC IndonesiaFacebook page.