Saturday, 12 September 2015

“Going for it in 2016” PADI IDC Instructor Training in Gili Trawangan.

Why not go for it in 2016 and become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive, PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center?

The PADI IDC Indonesia in the Gili Islands offers a wide range of PADI Instructor level training options and it starts with the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). The Course is conducted entirely by Holly Macleod, multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly who has received consistent awards throughout recent years in recognition of her overall commitment to the PADI Instructor Development and for the scuba diving instructor training programs she has devised.
As well as being awarded the PADI “Platinum” Status for her pure hard work, dedication and commitment to her instructor candidates; she has also been awarded the “commitment to Instructor Development award” in recognition of the outstanding IDC program she has devised. The response to our IDC training philosophy and scheduling is reflected directly in the increasing number of candidates who choosing to complete their IDC with us; and in recognition of this Holly was awarded the PADI “Elite 300” award denoting her experience in certifying over 300 instructor level courses in 2014.

Holly has over a decade or working experience as a dive Instructor; she has worked in a variety of roles and locations and brings this experience to our IDC program and schedule development. Therefore candidates can expect to get the best possible industry advice when it comes to applying for up and coming jobs in specific locations.
Trawangan Dive Center is the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region, and today remains the only one in Gili Trawangan. Candidates will benefit from a having the best possible facilities available including instructor development classroom facilities, 2 swimming pools and a dedicated Instructor training boat. Training sites are situated close to the dive center, thus minimizing the journey time and maximizing time spent in the classroom and in the water on the purpose built training site.

The program runs every month on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre IDC preparation. The preparation workshops allow candidates to refresh their Divemaster knowledge and skills and meet their fellow candidates making the smoothest possible transition into the program.

If you are looking to gain a rewarding and successful career within the industry check out our program schedule and reserve your place in 2016.

The Course schedule has been specifically designed to allow candidates to make the best possible use of their time and get the best from the program. To find out more about the latest new on the course and how the candidates are progressing check out the PADI IDCIndonesia Update Facebook Page. To actually see the program in action including past students and the facilities offers check out the IDC Gili Islands promo video on YouTube. To book your place or to find out more about the program contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod on

Saturday, 27 June 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands Course | Finding work after your PADI IDC Indonesia program

One of the main worries about taking your PADI Instructor Development Course is what will happen afterwards and will you find work as a scuba diving instructor. The Gili Islands are continuously getting to be a more and more popular destination for tourists and divers alike and therefore work can be relatively easy to find.

However local dive centers do prefer instructors who know the dive sites and have trained within the local area. Of course the PADI IDC with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has the best reputation, as well as great contacts, within the Gili Islands and therefore once candidates have finished the course they stand a good chance of gaining employment.

An easy way to see this for yourself is to simply walk around Gili Trawangan and talk to the Instructors who are already on the ground and find out their opinion; another way is to check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Fan Page and you will see all previous candidates and it’s not hard to check out where they are now. The PADI IDC Gili Islands runs every month at Trawangan Dive, the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first ever to be set up in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region. The Dive Center has a long history of certifying PADI Instructors and clearly offers only the very best of professional instructor training.
All Instructor level training is conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director, who has a global reputation for excellence and success. Her shear motivation and experience within industry has earned her multiple awards including the PADI “comittement to instructor development” award, the PADI “Elite Instructor 300” award and of course the prestigious “Platinum PADI” rating. Having worked as a PADI Dive instructor for over a decade in multiple locations she has firsthand experience what candidates can expect from the industry and conversely what the industry expects from new instructors.

If you’re looking to take the PADI Instructor Development Course and wish to get the best possible training available the PADI IDC Gili Islands offers exactly that combined with a high chance of getting straight into employment once the course has finished. If you’re looking to become a scuba diving instructor and develop a rewarding and successful career within the industry contact our PADI IDC Indonesia GoPro team