Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The July 2016 PADI Instructor Development Course | IDC Gili Islands Indonesia

Join the July 2016 PADI IDC Gili Islands and become a scuba diving Instructor with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive; the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region.


The July Instructor Development Program is actually made up of two parts the pre-IDC preparation which starts on the 4th July 2016 and is conducted on a 5 day schedule and the PADI Instructor Development Course which starts on the 9th July 2016 and is run over an 11 day period. However it is always strongly recommended that all candidates arrive on the 4th July so as to take advantage of the entire program.
The program takes place at the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and offers the very best of facilities for professional divers to take the next step in their diving careers. Candidates will find specific IDC classroom facilities, 2 training swimming pools, dedicated Instructor training boat and purpose built open water training sites. The program has previously be recognized by PADI and been awarded the PADI “Outstanding Contribution to Professional Development” Award

The entire program is fully conducted by PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a wealth of experience within the recreational diving industry, having worked in a variety of dive related jobs in multiple global locations. Holly has been recognized as one of the best instructor trainers within the entire diving industry and has received multiple award from PADI for her pure dedication and commitment to professional Instructor training including the “Elite” Instructor and Frequent Trainer Awards. Having issued nearly 500 Instructor level certifications in 2015 she was awarded the “Elite Instructor 300” Award which is the highest Elite rating offered to Instructors who have certified more than 300 students in any one year. Also she was awarded the highest possible rating through the Frequent Trainer Awards; the “Platinum Status” Award which denotes her extensive contribution towards scuba education.

During 2015 the program saw over 100 dive professional choosing to take the PADI Instructor Development Course and 100% of candidates successfully going on the gain rewarding and successful careers within the recreational diving industry.

If the July PADI IDC Gili Islands Program doesn’t fit with your personal plan there are many opportunities to join the program throughout the year. Check out the 2016 Instructor Training Schedule….

To find out more about this exciting opportunity to join the program you can find out the latest news, information, updates and current activities by checking out the PADI IDC Gili Facebook Fan Page and to see first-hand reviews from instructors who have previously taken the program check out the TripAdvisor PADI IDC Indonesia Page. Further information can be found in the PADI IDC Gili Info Pack.

Any further information or to confirm your place contact Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at idc@trawangandive.com

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Multiple Awards for the PADI IDC 2016 | Platinum PADI CD Holly Macleod | Gili Islands

It is fantastic to see Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod in the Gili Islands receiving multiple Awards for another year. Once again in 2016 she has secured the “Platinum” PADI Course Director Status and the “Elite 300” PADI Instructor Award.

The Platinum rating is part of the annual PADI Frequent Trainer program, which is 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 after the IDC. The Frequent Trainer program awards Silver, Gold and Platinum ratings. 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.

The Elite Instructor Award is a fairly new program that recognizes PADI Instructors for reaching specific milestones based on the number of divers certified annually. To be recognized as an Elite Instructor, you 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 that the award will be presented, and issue 50, 100, 150, 200 or 300 qualifying certifications within a calendar year. As Holly issued nearly 500 certifications in 2015 she has been awarded the “Elite 300” PADI Instructor Award.
The IDC program itself in the past has gained recognition for its educational and professional merits and Holly and the dive center have been awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award. The course runs on an 11 day schedule with an additional 5 days of pre-IDC preparation. The pre IDC preparation workshops are designed to review the required Divemaster skills, knowledge and theory and prepare potential candidates for the Instructor Development Course.
The Instructor Program itself includes a range of presentations, workshops and exercises that are designed to teach professional divers how to conduct PADI programs and courses. Of course the program includes all of the mandatory elements from the PADI IDC syllabus, but there are also many additional presentations and workshops which have been specifically designed by Holly to further educate professional divers and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to go into the industry and provide a quality education to their future students.

The entire PADI Instructor Development Course is conducted by Holly, who has been working within the diving industry for over a decade in a variety of dive related roles in various different diving locations and is perfectly placed and experienced to advise candidates about specific dive related job opportunities and what it’s like to work in particular diving locations. Holly has designed her program specifically to train candidates to a level way over and above that generally expected within the diving industry.

It is always suggested that potential candidates do some research when choosing where to take their training and all of the latest news and updates from Holly’s program can be found on the PADI IDC Gili Indonesia Facebook page, as well as photos and videos showing past, present and future programs. For more specific information about the program including start dates, schedules and timetables check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Pro Brochure.

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

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Going Platinum For Another Year | PADI IDC Gili Islands | Holly Macleod

Congratulations to PADI Course Director Holly Macleod of Trawangan Dive for receiving another Platinum rating for 2015.

The Platinum Award denotes not only the pure experience of a PADI Course Director, but an overall commitment to PADI professional training. This year the rating has been awarded to 58 Course Directors worldwide and only 25 PADI Course Directors in the Asia Pacific Region qualified for the rating.

So what does this mean for the Instructor Candidate? Of course it means that you are not only benefiting directly from the experience of the PADI Course Director’s; having trained many of the instructors within the region, you are also benefiting from the regional network and any work opportunities that may arise through the network. Another major benefit is that our philosophy is train instructors beyond the level generally expected within industry and Holly is able to not only train candidates to the level expected to score highly on the PADI Instructor Exam, but to go on and build an extremely rewarding and successful career within the industry.

As well as being awarded the Platinum rating for this year we have also been awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development Award” which defines all of the PADI Instructor level training programs offered by our Platinum PADI Course Director as some of the very best professional level courses available within the Asia Pacific region.

The PADI IDC Indonesia program offers 10 courses a year on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre-IDC preparation workshops. The course runs at Trawangan Dive, which is currently the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first ever PADI CDC Center to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region.

To find out more about the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Holly, our in house Platinum PADI Course Director check out our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page. To see previous candidates in action check out the PADI IDC Indonesia photos.

To enroll on our PADI Career Development program simply contact our Course Director directly.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Spring is a great time to change career with the March 2015 PADI IDC Gili Trawangan

Spring is a fantastic time to seek a brand new career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. The PADI IDC Indonesia is a fantastic choice for Divemasters who are serious about continuing their education and creating a career in diving. All Instructor level training is conducted by renowned Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and takes place at Trawangan Dive, the very first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands.

The March Instructor Program runs from 28th March to the 7th April at Trawangan Dive and candidates are strongly advised to arrive at least 4 days earlier to take advantage of the pre-IDC preparation workshops which starts on 24th March. If however, candidates wish to take advantage of free fun diving before the course they are welcome to arrive even earlier.

Our Multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has a wealth of experience in the industry have worked within various scuba related jobs for the past 12 years and has worked in a variety of countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Papua New Guinea and of course Indonesia. She will be able to share her knowledge and experience of the diving industry with her candidates and also advise them about potential jobs and locations. Last year Holly was not only awarded the prestigious “Platinum” rating, and later awarded the “Elite Instructor” rating. The PADI IDC Indonesia Program at Trawangan Dive was also awarded with the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” award.

So if you are a Divemaster who is looking for a successful and rewarding career in recreational scuba diving you needn’t look any further than the PADI IDCIndonesia Instructor Program, operating 10 courses per year at Trawangan Dive. To find out more about the program you can receive regular PADI IDCIndonesia Updates on Facebook. To see the program in action check out our IDC Gili Islandsvideo snapshot.

To enroll on our PADI IDC Program contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at idc@trawangandive.com

Monday, 30 June 2014

PADI IDC Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan | PADI IDC Gili Islands with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod


Looking to start a new career? The PADI IDC Indonesia is the perfect start, training you to become a highly professional and highly skilled PADI Instructor and develop a highly rewarding and successful career.

The best IDC in the Gili Islands!

If you looking to take the PADI IDC in Gili Air, Gili Meno or Gili Trawangan, the PADI IDC Gili Islands is your first port of call. All Instructor level programs take place at Trawangan Dive; the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region. All professional level programs are conducted by renowned PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

Trawangan Dive is physically on of the largest dive centers in Gili Trawangan and is also one of the most popular choices when learning to dive. New Instructors are always welcome to team teach alongside some of our well-seasoned PADI Instructors giving them the opportunity to develop their own personal career and learn from some of the best instructors the industry has to offer.

Our PADI Course Director Holly Macleod is one of the most renowned in Asia and is constantly praised by PADI, the industry and her candidates. Last year she was reclassified as a “Platinum” PADI Course Director and also won the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” award for her outstanding commitment the Instructor training and to the PADI Education System. Earlier this she was once again reclassified as an “Elite” Platinum PADI Course Director in recognition of her experience in teaching Instructor level PADI programs.

Holly has previously worked and dived in range of destinations including Europe, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and Papua New Guinea, and has worked in a variety of dive related roles and is therefore able to provide the best possible advice for new instructors embarking on their new career.

So if you’re looking for a new career as a PADI Scuba Instructor than look no further our IDC Gili Islands Program offers the best possible training with the best possible value. We can also be found through our IDC Gili TrawanganFacebook Page, where you are able to keep up with the latest news and information on how candidates are progressing. To see our IDC in action Check out the PADIIDC Indonesia video.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Get that “Dream Job” | PADI IDC Gili Islands

Are you looking for a dream job? Why not consider a career teaching recreational PADI scuba diving courses? As a PADI Instructor you will get the chance to train, guide and develop divers.

At Trawangan Dive this dream can become a reality. We run instructor courses every month training people to go out into the industry and literally “live the dream”, teaching their own PADI programs and developing the next generation of divers. The prerequisite for the Instructor Development Course is to have been a certified diver for over 6 months, be a certified PADI Divemaster with 100 logged dives and be over 18 years old.

The course consists of classroom based knowledge development sessions where you learn all of the standards and procedures that apply to each individual PADI program and in water workshops where you will work with your fellow candidates developing you own individual teaching style. Additionally there will be theory sessions, risk management workshops and sales and marketing presentations. We also offer some additional IDC Gili Trawangan Workshops, which aim to introduce the new Revised Open Water Diver Course to our IDC candidates.

Once a PADI Instructor candidates can expect to go into the industry with confidence and “teach the world to dive”, and literally “live the dream”.  Instructors will be looking at positions in some of the most beautiful locations worldwide giving them a chance to earn whist travelling the world and of course introducing people to the underwater environment and a whole new world.

If you’re looking for a new career in teaching recreational diving look no further. The PADI IDC Indonesia professional training programs can prepare people for career in professional diving. To see current and past students in action check out our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page or the IDC Gili Trawangan Video.

Monday, 10 March 2014

PADI Divemaster & Instructor Internship’s | Trawangan Dive | PADI Career Development Center – IDC Gili Islands, Indonesia

Taking the PADI Divemaster or even PADI IDC Gili Islands here in Gili Trawangan is the perfect choice when starting a professional dive career. Gili Trawangan itself is a small island situated off the coast of Lombok. Surrounded by palm trees and fringing coral it is the perfect place to relax and dive. Dive schools in Gili Trawangan are well established and have a good reputation for training.

Trawangan Dive is one of the larger dive centers on the Island and therefore is a great place to start a professional diving career. The staff at Trawangan Dive are highly professional and well-seasoned and of course due to the sheer volume of customers the dive center provides a wealth of experience to Divemaster Trainee’s and New PADI Instructors. As the first established PADI Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and having a platinum rated PADI Course Director, it is the perfect way to become a true PADI professional.

The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently.
To become a PADI Divemaster you will need to fulfill a range of knowledge development topics, practical applications and of course the PADI Divemaster final exams. Through our practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster and begin a career in recreational scuba diving.

To enroll on the PADI Divemaster Course you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months, be a PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or an alternative approved first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives. By the end of the program 60 logged dives are required for certification which must include deep, night and navigation dives

The PADI IDC Gili Islands is also run at Trawangan Dive and provides the full range of PADI Instructor Training courses. The PADI Instructor Development Course is run over a period of 11 days and potential candidates are strongly advised to arrive a minimum of 4 days in advance to take part in the Pre-IDC Training Workshops. During the PADI IDC you will learn to prepare classroom presentations, confined and open water presentations, perfect general dive and rescue scenario skills and learn about PADI standards and management techniques.

The PADI IDC Gili Islands will prepare candidates to a level over and above that required by the industry and potential employers allowing instructors to develop a rewarding and successful career in diving. Over the last few years Trawangan Dive has helped numerous people fulfill their dreams, in fact last year we were awarded the PADI Career Development Center Status and this year we have received recognition for our programs and been awarded recognition for our PADI IDC Gili Islands Program and our commitment to professional diver education. As well as this our PADI Course Director has also achieved the PADI IDCPlatinum Status for her effort in instructor training.

If you’re interested in joining one of our professional programs than check out our PADI GoPro IDC Website.