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……….