Tuesday, 15 April 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands - June 2014 | Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod #629124

If you’re looking to become a highly Professional PADI Scuba Instructor you are definitely in the right place. Our Platinum PADI Course Director runs a fully comprehensive IDC Program right here at our exclusive PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan.

 The PADI IDC Program is due to start on 6th June and it is highly advised for candidates to arrive approximately 4 days early for the program so as to take full advantage of the Pre-IDC preparation. During the PADI IDC Indonesia program candidates will not only learn the complete PADI IDC curriculum, but will develop into  a true professional PADI Instructor who can act as a teacher and role model for future divers. The course is conducted on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of preparation before the course starts.

The course consists of Knowledge Development, dive theory, classroom presentations, pool presentations, open water presentations and general standards and procedures. There are also a range of additional compulsory presentations such as sales and marketing, risk assessment, DSD workshop, Rescue workshop and risk assessment. PADI has also produced some optional elements of the course which of course we include on an optional basis such as the IDC Gili Trawangan Revised Open Water Course Workshop; which introduces the new PADI Open Water Course which is due to replace the current course later this year giving Instructors an overview of the course and way in which it differs from the traditional (current) course. Another addition is the IDC Gili Islands Project AWARE Presentation which introduces the Project AWARE Foundation including its aims, objectives and achievements allowing instructor to go out into the field and represent the foundation.

If you’re interested in joining our PADI IDC Program don’t hesitate to contact our PADI Course Director for more information.

Friday, 4 April 2014

PADI IDC Gili Trawangan | “Updated” - What’s New in the PADI IDC Indonesia | Trawangan Dive CDC Center

Although the PADI IDC Gili Islands continues to evolve and we constantly monitor the program so as to assist the candidates in any way possible to gain rewarding and successful careers in diving. We are currently including all latest PADI updates within our own PADI IDC Gili Islands Course Updates which focuses on creating an unusually high standard of IDC facilities and giving candidates the best and most up to date course content available, whilst also including all of the PADI updates whether optional or not so as to give instructor the best possible transition into their new career. Our PADI IDC Career Development Program has also been praised by PADI by way of presenting us with the “Outstanding commitment to Instructor Development” Award.

Other recent developments include our Local Divemaster Training Program; having already trained many local Indonesian Divemasters, we are currently expanding the project and working with a number of dive centers across Indonesia.

Our current IDC Career Development Program runs on an 11 schedule with an additional 4 days of pre IDC preparation workshops. The course is conducted at Trawangan Dive, which is the only Multi Award winning PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands and in fact the entire Lombok region. Trawangan Dive is one of the largest PADI Dive Operators in the Gili Islands and therefore allows for candidates, once the course is finished to gain some experience from our team of well-seasoned PADI Professional Instructors. Of course our reputation for excellence combined with our good working relationship allows for a huge potential for gaining immediate work here in the Gili Islands.

Our Platinum PADI Course Director has a wealth of experience having worked in a multitude of countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, PNG and of course Indonesia and in a range of dive orientated roles. She is always available to advise candidates of what it’s actually like to work in various places and within various roles. Most importantly she will be able to advise on; what to expect from the industry in various locations and of course what they will expect from you. Having the Platinum rating allows our PADI Course Director to access the entire range of PADI training updates and seminars helping to keep her on the frontline of PADI Instructor Development.

Amongst the PADI IDC recommended program updates are the Project AWARE presentation and of course the new revised PADI Open Water Course.

The Project Aware is basically a short presentation designed to encourage Instructors to act as Ambassadors on behalf of the Foundation, being their voice and educating their community about the foundation and their various projects and of course how anyone can get involved. We here at Trawangan Dive believe in the work that Project Aware do for our community and are therefore keen to promote their cause in any way possible, as such we are running the Project AWARE seminars for all our IDC candidates and also opening this to previous candidates. For those who have taken their PADI IDC elsewhere and don’t have the continued support of their center we have also provided a short online introduction to the presentation. To find out more about the Project AWARE seminar check out our PADI IDC Indonesia Project AWARE Update.

There is also a new revised PADI Open Water Course due to be released later this year, and it seems to have cause some confusion amongst the well-seasoned PADI Instructors who have been teaching the traditional or classic Open Water Course for many years. Although the current IDC curriculum revolves around instructors being prepared to teach the classic version of the course we have designed a number of workshops to introduce the new course. We have also planned to conduct a number of seminars to our previous candidates so as to make their transition to teaching the new course as smooth as possible. Of course if you haven’t taken your IDC with Trawangan Dive and are unable to attend an update by PADI or the facility in which you took your IDC we have prepared some online information to get you started. So if you find that you are unable to receive an update from your PADI Course Director check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands Revised Open Water Summary.