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



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.