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.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

PADI Divemaster + IDC Indonesia | Trawangan Dive

If you love diving and wish to make a career out of it, our PADI Career Development Center is here to help. We run the full range of the PADI recreational dive courses as well as all of the professional level courses.

The first part of your PADI professional level is the PADI Divemaster Course. We would usually recommend people to take about 5 weeks to complete the course allowing you to take full advantage of the facilities here at our PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan. The PADI Divemaster rating 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. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam.

Once you have completed the PADI Divemaster Internship you will go on to the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and learn to adequately deliver the full range of PADI programs. Our PADI IDC Course is taught over the length of 11 days with a recommended 4 days of pre-IDC prep.

Trawangan Dive is certainly the place to take your professional level PADI training. We are the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands and one of only a handful in Indonesia. Our PADI Course Director is one of only 66 Platinum rated PADI Course Directors in the world and our philosophy is to train instructor’s way beyond the PADI requirements and to higher standard than is generally expected within industry.

Most of our previous Instructor candidates have gone on to gain highly successful careers as PADI Professionals both here in the Gili Islands and worldwide. If you’re looking for a highly rewarding career as a PADI professional and want to join one of our exclusive PADI Career Development Programs simply Contact the Gili GoPro Instructor team and book your place on the course.

All it take is a short stroll around Gili Trawangan talking to the various Instructors to find out about the PADI IDC program here at Trawangan Dive and how its transformed their lives and given them a brand new career with the knowledge and confidence to pass on the PADI education system, whilst teaching people to dive. Other ways of finding out about the course is to take a look at our IDC Indonesia website, which has all the information about our programs and includes a full PDF brochure outlining dates, prices, schedules and much more. Another useful way to see how past and present candidates got on is to check out our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Diving in the Gili Islands | Tawangan Dive Center | GoPro Divemaster Program

If you enjoy diving in the Gili Islands, love the underwater world and have a passion for scuba diving the PADI Divemaster Program at Trawangan Dive may be for you. Our 5 Star PADI CDC Center is situated in Gili Trawangan Indonesia.
Become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor and share your passion for diving!

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first step in creating a rewarding career in scuba diving and it is the starting point of an amazing adventure into the professional level of the recreational scuba world.

Working closely alongside our extremely experienced PADI Instructors you will develop knowledge, confidence and leadership abilities which will prepare you for when we qualify you to supervise your own dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. The PADI Divemaster rating is also the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
What will you learn during the Trawangan Dive Divemaster Internship!

During the course you will learn leadership skills through both classroom and through your own personal independent study. You will complete the required water skills, stamina exercises and problem solving tasks as well as learning techniques to help other divers improve their skills. This knowledge and experience will be put into action through either an internship option or through a series of course based practical training exercises.

Here at Trawangan Dive strongly encourage Divemaster Trainees to take the internship option over a minimum period of 3 weeks although this can be extended up to 5 weeks. As you progress through the program you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. As a qualified PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.

What can you do once you are a certified PADI Divemaster!

Once certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist Aqua Mission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What are the prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster Course!

To take this course, you must be:

Trawangan Dive PADI Divemasters

The Trawangan Dive Divemaster Program runs continuously throughout the year. Our philosophy is to create the most experienced certified Divemasters whilst also having fun at the same time. Trawangan Dive is one of the larger centers on the Island and therefore there are many scocial events taking place. It is also a great place to meet like minded divers of the same experiences and interests as you. Trawangan Dive is currently the only PADI Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and therefore provide professional PADI Divemaster and Instructor programs to an extreemly high standard. If your interested in finding out more about our proffesional dive programs check out our IDC Indonesia website which provides details about all of the professional level dive programs including our PADI IDC Instructor Career Programs.
If your looking to continue your training after the Divemaster Program The PADI IDC Career Development Program at Trawangan Dive is the perfect step. We run the program every month. To see how previous, present and future PADI IDC candidates have got on check our IDCIndonesia Facebook page. To see our professional courses in action take a look at our PADI IDC Indonesia video.


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Scuba Diving in the Gili Islands with Enriched Air Nitrox | Extend your limits with Trawangan Dive Center | Diving Indonesia

There are many dive centers in the Gili Islands most of which are based on Gili Trawangan. Trawangan Dive is one of few dive centers that offer Nitrox, or as many people prefer to call it “Enriched Air”.

The common term that is associated with Enriched Air is “Extend your Limits”. Many people will immediately assume this is related to diving deeper, but diving with enriched air is actually concerned with extending your given time at a certain depths and reducing your surface intervals. I does give you time duration benefits when diving deeper, but it needs to be planned effectively which is why it is important to get the best possible training

The PADI Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI Specialty Course offered and there are many reasons for that. Apart from the obvious reason of wishing to extend dive time and reduce surface interval time, customers here at Trawangan Dive often book an Enriched air course because they are planning a Livaboard trip with one of our affiliate Livaboard operations in Komodo or elsewhere and would rather take full advantage of the trip. Other reasons for using Enriched Air could be when diving on wrecks and in fact Trawangan Dive is one of only two dive centers here in the Gili Islands that are able to dive the Japanese Wreck in Lombok. Deep diving experiences may often be hampered by diving with a normal air mix due to the limited decompression time available and of course nitrox will allow a longer bottom time and therefore increase the experience for that particular dive. Enriched Air diving is also common amongst photographers who tend to make several long repetitive dives.

During the Enriched Air Diver Course you will learn
  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

There are a variety of Enriched Air Courses offered at Trawangan Dive. If you’re Interested in taking the PADI Enriched Air Specialty; check out our Gili Islands diving programs. If you are already an Enriched Air Diver and wish to take it further we offer the full range of TDI technical diving programs including the TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver. To find out more about our technical diving programs check out our Technical Diving Indonesia programs. Other programs include the PADI Nitrox Instructor Courses which is designed for PADI Instructors looking to increase the amount of courses they can offer. If you’re interested in becoming a PADI Nitrox Instructor check out our PADI IDC Indonesia website.


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Trawangan Dive Center | PADI IDC Gili Islands| “Teaching the World” to Teach!

The PADI IDC Gili Islands Career Development Center is fast becoming one of the best places to take a professional dive qualification. Whether it’s going to be the PADI Divemaster Course or The PADI Instructor Development Course, or even a combination of both; Trawangan Dive can train you to a far superior level than generally found within the recreational dive industry.

Our Divemaster course is usually run over a period of 5 weeks and as well as covering all the requirements of the course teaches you how to be a Divemaster in a real life environment. Trawangan Dive is one of the largest dive operations in the Gili Islands and therefore Divemaster’s in training will be exposed to real life experience interacting with guests and customers on a daily basis. The course fully prepares Divemasters to an extremely high level and prepares them to be a valuable asset to any dive operation. The course is a prerequisite for the PADI IDC Course.

The PADI IDC Gili Islands here at Trawangan Dive is held every month and prepares dive professionals to teach a range of PADI Programs. The course is conducted over 10 days and includes 4 days pre-IDC preparation. The course is broken up into a number of core elements including water skills, classroom presentations, open water presentations, knowledge development, standards and procedures, business of diving and marketing. During the course candidates will build their own personal confidence and develop themselves to become highly employable PADI Instructors.

If you’re interested in building a career as a professional PADI Divemasters or PADI Instructor, than look no further. The PADI IDC Gili Islands will teach you to confidently “Teach the World” to dive. The course will give you the knowledge, confidence and skills to out and find immediate employment as a PADI professional. Many of our previous instructor candidates can be found right here in the Gili Islands working at local dive operators.

To find out more about our PADI professional dive programs check out our Gili GoPro website or our PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Facebook page, where you can follow our previous candidates progress. As a PADI Career Development Center we also offer a range of PADI career development options. Amongst the range of exciting career options available the one we are most excited about is the PADI IDC Indonesia Komodo Livaboard option which not only trains candidates to teach the PADI programs, but also teaches them how to run a successful Livaboard operation.Other programs include videography, conservation, technical diving and experience internship options.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands 2014 | Instructor Career Development | Trawangan Dive - Indonesia

During the course of 2013 the PADI IDC Gili Islands have seen more and more people choosing to take their professional level PADI training at Trawangan Dive, the Gili Islands only PADI Career Development Center (CDC).

A PADI CDC Center is a 5 Star PADI Dive Center that show exceptional commitment to providing quality career orientated programs to students taking their professional level courses. The rating also takes into account the facilities within the dive center. Trawangan Dive has now become the preferred option for all professional level PADI training.

The dive center is situated on one of the best starches of beach in Gili Trawangan and is also one of the largest dive centers on the island. If you’re looking to gain some real life professional dive training this is the place.

Over the course of 2014 the Trawangan Dive GoPro team is looking to implement a range of career orientated programs aimed at enhancing the overall experience and career opportunities for the candidates. The career programs include conservation, specialty training, internship, team teaching and komodo livaboard options.

Our next PADI Instructor Development Course starts on 17th January and then again on the 21st February. In fact Trawangan Dive run an Instructor Development course ever month and is structured on a 10 day schedule with 4 days of pre-IDC preparation. The course includes the entire PADI IDC syllabus including knowledge development, open water presentations, classroom presentations, dive skills, DSD workshops, standards and procedures and equipment. At the Gili IDC Indonesia candidates are prepared to a standard way over that generally expected within industry. Our PADI Course Director has been working within industry for more than a decade and can provide valuable guidance to candidates trying to develop a career as a PADI Instructor.

If you’re interested in finding out more about getting a career as a PADI Scuba Instructor check out our PADI IDC Gili Islands website, or contact our PADI GoPro team directly.

We can also be found on through our IDC Indonesia Facebook Page and our course can be seen in progress in our PADI IDC Indonesia YouTube Video.