Sunday, 22 November 2015

Are you a professional Divemaster wishing to become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor? The PADI IDC Gili Islands Program is best possible place to start paving the way for an extremely rewarding and successful career as a Scuba Diving Instructor.

Candidates will be assured that they will receive the best possible training available alongside highly experienced Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. The Program takes place at Trawangan Dive; the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands.

During 2016 there are multiple opportunities to join the PADI IDC Gili Islands program……

Before the PADI IDC Gili Islands Program starts, candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in the pre IDC preparation workshops which are offered free as part of the PADI Instructor Development Course at Trawangan Dive.
The Pre-IDC preparation course is run prior to the star of the Instructor Course and is designed to review the knowledge from the PADI Divemaster Course and brush up on the skills learnt during the Divemaster Course. During the prep sessions candidates will revise the 5 theory topics of Dive Skills & Environment, the RDP, Physics, Physiology and Equipment. Candidates will also have the opportunity to brush up on their demonstration level Skill Circuit during the preparation period.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is conducted over an 11 day period and is designed not only to cover the PADI IDC Curriculum, but to develop candidates to a level over and above that generally expected within the diving industry. During the PADI IDC program candidates will participate in sessions in the classroom, confined water and open water environments.

Classroom sessions will involve participating in presentations and workshops such as Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, Diver Retention, Diver Acquisition, The Business of Diving and Risk Management. During classroom sessions our Platinum PADI Course Director will introduce the PADI Standards and Procedures that apply to each individual PADI Program or Course. The classroom will also be used to prepare for the PADI Examinations by way of practice exams.
In Confined Water candidates will take part in a variety of workshops including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Workshop, The PADI Skill Circuit Workshop, The Rescue Workshop and a Student Control and Positioning Workshop. In confined candidates will also get to practice their skills and rescue exercises further. One of the main features of the Confined Water Sessions will involve candidates practicing and developing their Confined Water Teaching Presentations whilst being evaluated by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

Open Water sessions are conducted on the purpose built training site and also involve participating in a variety of Open Water Workshops such as the Rescue Workshops, The CESA and Descent Workshops, Skills Workshops, The Adventures in Diving Workshop. The main segment of the Open Water Sessions are where the candidates practice and develop their Open Water Teaching Presentations whilst being evaluated by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. Whilst in Open Water candidates will get to practice and develop their Rescue Exercise & demonstration and any other skills they wish.
Keep up to date with all the latest new and updates on the program by joining the PADI IDC GiliIslands Facebook Fan Page where you will also be able to see how current and past candidates develop. Alternatively check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Video or simply contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod directly.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Past Graduates on the PADI IDC Gili Islands | PADI 5 Star IDC CDC Center - Indonesia

For Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod meeting new PADI Instructors is all part of the fun of being a Course Director allowing her to remember and vicariously re live what it was like to start a career within a new and exciting industry.

During the course of 2013 we saw some great instructors taking the PADI Instructor Course at our exclusive PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) check out the video to see the class of 2013.

Following this 2014 saw 77 new PADI Instructors getting certified in 2014, many of which are now working within the diving industry of Indonesia.  See the class of 2014 in the video below.

During 2013 our PADI Course Director received the PADI “Platinum” Status and the “commitment to instructor Development” Award and was then again awarded in 2014 only this time also receiving the PADI “Elite Instructor 300” Award

 It’s great to remember and celebrate all of the fantastic PADI Instructors that chose to take the Instructor Development Course at Trawangan Dive in the Gili Islands as many of them are still working within industry and have become valued friends

The PADI IDC Indonesia runs every month at Trawangan Dive; which is the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Lombok and the Gili Islands and today remains the only PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan. The Dive Center is physically the largest PADI Dive Center in Gili Trawangan and is also one of the largest PADI certifiers in Indonesia.

All Instructor level training is fully conducted by Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, who has a reputation for excellence and success and offers the best possible educational experience available. If you’re looking to become a scuba diving instructor and gain a rewarding and successful career check out the PADI IDC Indonesia program, or alternatively see the latest new on our Gili IDC Facebook Fan Page.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Gili Islands

Two of the most interesting and fun PADI programs offered at Trawangan Dive are the PADI Divemaster (DM) Internship program and the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), both programs are just two of the professional programs offered by Trawangan Dive; currently the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first to be established in the Gili Islands.

The PADI Dive Master Program at Trawangan Dive; 5 Star IDC CDC Center in Gili Trawangan

The PADI Divemaster Course usually takes between 3 and 5 weeks and requires participants to take part in Knowledge Development Sessions, Water Skill Exercises, Divemaster Workshops and a hands on practical assessment; ultimately developing the leadership and role model characteristics to organize and direct a range of scuba diving activities. During the program Divemasters in training will assist PADI Instructors in conducting the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) programs and a range of additional recreational dive programs offered at the dive center. Divemasters in training will also be required to lead and organize a Discover Local Diving program and conduct a scuba review and skin diver course whilst gaining indepth knowledge and experience of supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers. Other components of the program include learning about Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills, 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. Divemasters in training will also gain practical experience, knowledge and exposure to Dive setup and management, mapping an open water site, Conducting dive briefings, organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive.

The program runs throughout the year and is structured to allow participant to start the program whenever they wish. Trawangan Dive is a fairly large dive center and can offer Divemasters in training the chance to develop the skills necessary to become a successful leader, mentor and role model to student divers

The PADI IDC Indonesia at Trawangan Dive in the Gili Islands

As a certified PADI Divemaster you already possess the leadership skills to guide certified divers and conduct Scuba Review and Discover Local Diving programs, but you will not be able to actually teach the rest of the PADI educational programs. By taking the PADI Instructor Development Course, Divemasters can expand the range of programs that they are able to conduct independently covering the full range of PADI non specialty recreational dive courses and thus, immediately embark upon an extremely rewarding and successful career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor.
The course is split into classroom, cofined water and open water environments. During classroom sessions candidates will practice their theoretical knowledge for the instructor examination and practice their academic classroom presentations by introducing knowledge development topics from the Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster and Project Aware courses. During the confined pool sessions, candidates will practice their confined water skill presentations by teaching skills from the Open Water and Rescue course to their fellow candidates, through this process they will learn how to manage and conduct all of the skills contained within the Open Water course. During the Open Water sessions candidates will practice their open water presentations and expand the range of skills they teach to include parts of the Adventures in Diving and Rescue courses; Rescue exercises are focussed on  particularly as candidates practise their own skills to the level expected of a PADI Instructor. Candidates will also receive training on the business side of the dive industry, how to market yourself or your dive centre, and how to manage risk and legal responsibility.
The daily schedule is split evenly between classroom sessions and in water training; we start each day with knowledge development presentations and move to either the pool or open water for the afternoon. This is one way of keeping candidates  fresh, focused and having fun during their training.
The PADI IDC Gili Islands program runs each and every month at Trawangan Dive and is conducted entirely by award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a reputation for success. To find out more about the PADI IDC in the Gili Islands simply check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Fan Page or contactHolly Directly.

Monday, 11 August 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia Prices “You get what you pay for” | IDC Gili Islands with Holly Macleod

One of the major concerns for any Divemaster when choosing an IDC program is the cost, but it’s important to consider what is your paying for and of course the cost can often say a lot about that particular program.

Obviously firstly it is important to consider who is conducting the program. Many dive centers will boast multiple Course Directors, Master Instructor and a variety of Staff Instructors. This is great on the surface, but can often lead to candidates wandering exactly who is conducting the program and can often remove that personal relationship that candidates form with their Course Director. The PADIIDC Indonesia GoPro Program in Gili Trawangan is fully conducted by renowned Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. Holly conducts the entire range of PADI Instructor programs.

It is also necessary to consider the experience of those teaching the program i.e. how long they have been teaching the Instructor Programs and also their previous life as an instructor. Our Platinum rated PADI Course Director has been working within Industry for well over a decade; having worked in many different scuba related positions in a variety of countries such as Australia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and of course Malaysia. All in all Holly has spent approximately 4 years teaching the IDC program in both Indonesia and Thailand and can provide the best possible instructor training available. Of course Holly is always happy to share her diving experience with candidates being able to provide first hand advice about employment and locations

It is also a good idea to check out what center you will training with, it’s always good to find out their PADI Store Rating and their training facilities. All of our Instructor level training is conducted at Trawangan Dive, which is not only the largest Dive Center in Gili Trawangan, but is the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center established in both Lombok and the Gili Islands.

Our PADI IDCIndonesia prices are designed to be competitive without compromising the educational quality of the program. If you’re looking to develop a rewarding and successful career as a scuba diving Instructor the Gili IDC can help. Simply contact our Platinum PADI CourseDirector to enroll onto our exclusive program.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

IDC Gili Islands | Another “AWARD” | Elite PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands



Of course everybody knows if they want to learn to dive. Trawangan Dive has some of them most experienced instructors within the industry and of course if you’re looking to become a PADI professional it is also one of the best choices available.


"The IDC Gili Islands can never have too many Awards"


In the Past Trawangan Dive has continuously been awarded by PADI for a variety of achievements including the “Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry” and “Diver acquisition” awards. Last year we saw all of our instructors awarded for their “Contribution to Dive Education” having all certified well over 100 student divers. Our Dive Center owner was also given an award for his own personal 20 years of “Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry” as a whole. Our PADI Course Director was given the prestigious Platinum PADI Course Director Rating and the dive center was awarded the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development” sighting the extremely high standard of professionalism exhibited by our Instructor graduates month after month. Our accommodation has also been awarded the Trip advisor certificate of excellence, based on customer reviews and satisfaction.

"Who is involved with IDC Indonesia and what does it mean"

Here at Trawangan Dive we are very proud of the achievements of 2013, but are always continuing to improve and once again in 2014 all of our Instructors have been classified as “Elite” instructors having each certified between 100 and 150 student divers. Our PADI Course Director has been re-classified as an Elite Platinum PADI Course Director have certified over 150 Instructor level certifications. Therefore Trawangan Dive can now be re-classified as an “Elite PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center”.

We would like to thank everybody involved in our achievements including our owners, manager, shop staff, Dive Instructors, Divemasters and of course our customers.

If you’re looking to go diving in the Gili Islands than Trawangan Dive is the first choice having the highest possible standard of training and diver education. If you’re looking to take the Platinum PADI IDC Gili Islands Program we have a second to none reputation for excellence offering a range of Gili Islands IDC Career Options.

Our Instructor Development Course runs on an 11 day schedule and includes an additional 4 days of pre IDC preparation. All Instructor level training is conducted by our Gili Trawangan Elite Platinum PADI IDC Course Director. For more information on our Instructor Training Program simply contact our PADI Course Director on