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.