Friday, 11 September 2015

“Changing Lives”; PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Indonesia | Holly Macleod

Taking the PADI IDC Indonesia program with Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive is not just about passing the Instructor Exam, it is about becoming the best possible instructor you can and passing on your knowledge and skills to future divers.

PADI IDC Gili Islands, Indonesia - "Changing lives for the better"

We at the PADI IDC Gili Island’s based program are passionate about diving and the dive industry as a whole. We want to develop great Instructors who want to work, stay and grow within the dive industry and it is this philosophy that drives our Instructor development programs and post IDC support; and how we aim to change the lives of our candidates!

Our Platinum PADI Course Director has specifically designed the program to train people to not only pass their PADI Instructor Examination, but to create a rewarding and successful career within the industry, whilst passing on valuable information and changing people’s lives, this time their own future students!

The PADI IDC program at Trawangan Dive runs every month at Trawangan Dive; the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands and in fact the entire Lombok region. The dive center is currently the only PADI CDC Center situated in Gili Trawangan and therefore offers our candidates the best possible facilities available within the industry.
Before becoming a PADI Course Director Holly spent the last 12 years working as a PADI Instructor; she has worked with in various dive related roles in a variety of locations and therefore has a wealth of industry knowledge when it comes to working within the dive industry as a whole and in a range of geographical locations.

As well as earning the “Platinum” PADI Status as a Course Director, Holly has also been award the “Elite 300” award and the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development Award” in recognition of the fact that she is able to provide a second to non-education to those seeking a career within the recreational diving industry, whilst also providing the best possible industry advice to new instructors.
Our IDC course runs every month and is conducted on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre-IDC preparation at no additional cost. Although the pre study workshops is not compulsory it is strongly recommended and allows candidates to make a smooth transition into the program. As well as the mandatory course syllabus student will also gain valuable techniques in student control, dive site setup and much more.

The course is conducted entirely by in house Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who is always available to advise her candidates of potential job offers, personal career development and further educational opportunities.

If you are looking for a life changing experience than this is it! The great thing is that once this life changing educational experience is over you, yourself will go on to transform the lives of others. To see the latest information on the program and view the progress of both current previous candidates check out the PADIIDC Indonesia News Facebook Page. Another useful tool is the GoPro PADI IDC Indonesia video which can also be found on YouTube showing some previous candidates as well as the facilities within the dive center.

For additional information such as course start dates, pricing, schedules or even to discuss your personal experience don’t hesitate to contact Holly at

Saturday, 23 May 2015

World Class Premier PADI IDC Center + Platinum PADI Course Director | Gili Islands

Are you looking for a world class PADI IDC program? The PADI IDC Indonesia in the Gili Islands runs every month at Trawangan Dive. Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod will teach you to a level over and above that generally expected within industry.

Trawangan Dive is a world class dive PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) and Resort situated in the Gili Islands Indonesia and attracts divers and non-divers from all over the world. Trawangan Dive was the first PADI CDC Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands and today remains the only PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan meaning that it is the perfect place to start a career in the scuba diving industry. The entire range of professional level PADI courses are offered; from Divemaster through to the PADI Staff Instructor Course. The dive center is also one of largest PADI certifiers in Indonesia and therefore great experience for PADI Divemasters and likewise PADI Instructor who are team teaching alongside the seasoned PADI Instructors.

All Instructor level training is conducted by renowned Platinum PADI Course Director; Holly Macleod who has been working in and around the diving industry for the best part of the last 13 years. As well as being a highly experienced Course Director and having been the highest certifier of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors in Indonesia for the last few years Holly has devised a schedule that gets the best out Instructor candidates and allows them to start a rewarding and successful career within the scuba diving industry.

The PADI IDC Indonesia program is run every month on an 11 day schedule, but candidates are strongly recommended to arrive a minimum of 4 days prior to the start date so as to take advantage of the pre-IDC workshops that take place in the pre-IDC preparation. The IDC preparation is basically designed to review the Divemaster skills and knowledge required for the IDC Course. It is also a good period to start working on some dive theory.The Instructor Development Course take place in the classroom, the swimming pool and in the ocean. During classroom sessions candidates will participate in a number of mandatory presentations as well as some additional presentations prepared by Holly the Course Director. These presentations may include The Open Water Diver Course, The Rescue Diver Course, The Divemaster Course, preparing Open Water Presentations, preparing Knowledge Development Presentation, Conducting Open Water dives, CESA and Descent techniques, Adventures in Diving Course, Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses, Rescue Workshop, General Standards and Procedures, The Business of Diving, Learning, Instruction and the PADI System, Start Diving (Diver Acquisition Programs), E’s sales workshop, Marketing Diving, Keep Diving (Diver Retention)

Pool Sessions will include Rescue Workshop and development, Confined Water Presentation practice, Skill Circuit mastery and DSD workshops

Open water sessions will include More Rescue Workshop and development sessions, Student Control workshops, Open Water Presentation practice and CESA workshop

The PADI IDC Indonesia program is a fantastic idea for those looking to start a new career within the recreational diving industry. If you looking at joining the Award Winning IDC Indonesia program check out the PADI IDC Gili Island Video

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Gili Islands Zero to Hero | PADI Divemaster + PADI IDC Indonesia | Trawangan Dive

Becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive is an extremely rewarding experience, but where do you start?

Life as a PADI Professional

As a PADI professional you will be a mentor to all up and coming divers, sharing your experiences and assisting with their knowledge and training. The PADI Divemaster is a professional dive guide that can conduct and organize dive excursions, scuba reviews and assist with the entire range of PADI recreational programs. A PADI Scuba Diving Instructor can conduct the entire range of non-specialty recreational dive programs taking new divers through their entry level training and beyond to any further education courses they wish to take.

Life as a PADI Professional can be extremely rewarding and successful, often gaining the respect of new divers from all over the world whilst having fun and constantly making new friends.

How to become a PADI professional

At Trawangan Dive it is possible to take all of the PADI programs up to divemaster consecutively. New divers will start with the Open Water Diver Course, which usually lasts for three days and teaches people the basic diving knowledge and skills which will be assessed both in the training pool and in the ocean. The Advanced Open Water Diver program is the next step and allows divers to choose 5 Adventure Dives allowing them to specialize in areas of interest. Once an Advanced Diver it is possible to move directly on to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course which teaches dives about rescue techniques in and out of the water. The Rescue Diver is also the prerequisite for The PADI Divemaster, although before starting the course divers will need to accumulate and log 40 dives.

Most people spend between 3 and 5 weeks taking the PADI Divemaster qualification and during the course will take part in a variety of Knowledge Development Sessions, Water Skill Exercises, Divemaster Workshops and hands on practical assessments. Participants will develop the necessary role model and leadership skills necessary to lead, organize and direct a range of PADI programs including the scuba review and the Discover Local Diving programs. During the course participants will also learn about the role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster, Diver safety and risk management, Business of diving and your career and Awareness of the dive environment and will gain exposure to Dive setup and management, Mapping an open water site, Conducting dive briefings, Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive.

Once a certified PADI Divemaster with 100 dives you will be eligible to enroll on the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) which will transform PADI Divemaster’s into PADI Instructors. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) teaches you everything you will need to know about teaching the PADI education system. Our award winning Platinum PADI Course Director has worked in a variety of dive related jobs in a range of places around the globe and know firsthand what to expect from the industry and of course what the industry will expect from new instructors.

The PADI IDC Indonesia at Trawangan Dive is conducted over 11 days and candidates are strongly suggested to arrive a minimum of 4 days in advance to take advantage of the pre IDC preparation workshops and some free fun diving. To see previous student in action check out the Gili Islands PADI IDC photos and for more information contact our PADI GoPro team directly


Friday, 2 January 2015

PADI IDC Bali and Beyond | Trawangan Dive | the Gili Islands in Indonesia

Are you a PADI Divemaster looking for a new career? A career which is fun exciting and challenging at the same time? Becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor is more than just a job; it’s a career that allows you to become a leader, and adviser, a friend and most importantly an ambassador for the recreational dive industry. Where else are you able to get such a career that also offers you a recognized career and training path!

You may already be a PADI Divemaster looking to take the next step in your career and deciding where to take your PADI IDC program. You may have already considered Europe, Australia and South East Asia but are torn between locations. Indonesia is a fantastic location. Most Indonesia based PADI IDC Programs can be found in Bali and the Gili Islands and training can be considered amongst the best in the world.

From Bali our PADI IDC Center in the Gili Islands can be reached by a fast boat service or a 20 minute flight to Lombok. Our 5 Star PADI IDC Career Development Center is based on the island of Gili Trawangan and is the first ever established PADI CDC Center in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region. Trawangan Dive is situated on one of the most idyllic beaches in Gili Trawangan. Our traditional dive boats leave from directly outside the dive shop and dive training sites are only a stone’s throw away. Our award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod conducts all PADI Instructor level training on site and prides herself in developing real careers within the diving industry.

We are very proud of our reputation for success and have seen some fantastic people gain their dream jobs with the 100% PADI IDC Indonesia in 2014. During the program you will develop the tools necessary to gain rewarding and successful careers within the industry and will gain first hand advice from our award winning Platinum PADI Course Director on what to expect from the industry and of course what potential employers will expect from you.

To join our award winning program it is best to decide which month is best for you and plan this according to our PADI IDC Gili Islands Schedule. For any further information you can simply contact Holly, our award winning Platinum rated PADI Course Director