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.