Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Meet Johan from Java, now a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor on the PADI IDC Indonesia with Multiple Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod in the Gili Islands

Meet Johan who is from Java and has recently become a scuba diving instructor with the PADI IDC Gili Islands Program with Multiple Award Winning Triple Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

Johan is originally from Java and before discovering scuba diving he studied and worked in Jakarta for a national broadcasting TV station. 

Looking for new experiences Johan chose to travel to Lombok to start his dive experience and quickly progressed from Open Water through the ranks to Divemaster level. As a certified DM Johan took his time gaining experience working in several locations for Lombok Dive. He has been based on Gili Trawangan for over a year and had been aiming to take his Instructor course but was worried that his level of English was not sufficient enough for the PADI exams and standards. After much discussion Johan decided to take a slower approach to the IDC that would give him the time he needed to understand the language used in the PADI teaching materials and to develop his teaching skills. It quickly became apparent that Johan is a natural teacher and his control and communication in water and in the classroom was outstanding. However he still chose to follow 2 IDC’s to ensure that his understanding of PADI standards was to the level required. With the support of our Indonesian Staff Instructor, Johan also mastered the dive theory and got fantastic scores at the PADI IE.

For other professional divers looking to overcome boundaries and become a highly skilled scuba diving instructor the PADI IDC Gili Indonesia offers the best possible training experience available within the diving industry. To see more reviews on the program check out the online PADI IDC Gili Reviews and to see the latest updates become a PADI IDC Indonesia Fan on Facebook and get all the latest updates

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Year Resolution 2015 | In January take the PADI IDC Indonesia CDC Program

January is a fantastic time to make a new start with a new career! If you are already a PADI Divemaster and wish to pursue a career as a PADI Instructor than this is the time and you’re certainly on the right page. The PADI IDC Indonesia offers real career training and some fantastic opportunities.

The PADI IDC in the Gili Islands runs every month at Trawangan Dive, the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands. Gili Trawangan offers a quiet relaxed island environment which is becoming increasing popular with travelers wishing to take a dive courses and therefore there are many dive shops offering PADI recreational diving programs. All instructor level training at Trawangan Dive is conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, who has a reputation for excellence in training new PADI Instructors.

The PADI IDC Gili Islands program starts on 17th of January and runs through to 27th January. However potential candidates are recommended to arrive a minimum of 4 days in advance to take advantage of the pre IDC preparation workshops which will start on 13th January. Of course if candidates wish to take advantage of the free fun diving before the program are welcome to arrive at an even earlier date.

Last year Trawangan Dive was awarded the “Contribution to Instructor Development” Award sighting the huge contribution provided by the team in producing valuable instructors within the industry. Also our PADI Course Director was firstly awarded the “Platinum” rating for the year 2013 and later given the “Elite Instructor” rating.

If you’re looking for a real career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor this is definitely the place to start. Courses run every month at Trawangan Dive and the PADI IDC Indonesia Career Programs have an undisputed reputation for excellence and quality training. To find out more information about the course simply log onto Facebook and become a PADI IDC Gili Islands Fan or simple check out the video snapshot of the PADI IDC Indonesia.

Monday, 30 June 2014

“Travel the World” as a PADI Scuba Instructor | PADI IDC Indonesia | Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

Are you looking to travel the world? Our PADI IDC Gili Islands program offers the perfect tools to begin that journey.

Our Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod started out her career with the intention of travelling the world, and of course has managed just that. Having worked and dived in most countries she has managed to gain a vast knowledge of the industry and the various locations in which it operates. Having worked in a variety of dive related jobs and dived in a variety of locations including Europe, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Australia Holly has become a great advocate for the industry being able to provide first hand guidance and advice to instructors when looking at potential opportunities.

Last year Holly was reclassified to a Platinum PADI Course Director in recognition to her extreme commitment to PADI Instructor education, the industry and to her candidates. Later she was awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award sighting the PADI IDC in Gili Trawangan as one of the best programs available. So far this year Holly has once again been reclassified as an “Elite” Platinum PADI Course Director in recognition of her experience in producing the best Instructors available. Holly is responsible for conducing all Instructor level programs and therefore is proud of the reputation she has built in producing exceptional PADI Instructors.

Our PADI Instructor training facility Trawangan Dive; is the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and in fact is first to be established in the entire Lombok region. As one of the most popular dive centers in Indonesia there is a wealth of experience to gain from team teaching alongside our highly experienced PADI Instructors gaining valuable teaching techniques.

If you’re looking to travel the world as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor this is the perfect start. Our PADI IDC Indonesia Program runs on a monthly basis. The course is conducted on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre-IDC preparation workshops. To find out more about how candidates are progressing through the course check our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page. Another way to see how our programs run is to take a look at our PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Video.

Friday, 4 April 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia | REVISED OWC Course + PROJECT AWARE SEMINAR | Trawangan Dive - PADI Career Development Center

Although the brand new PADI Open Water Course is due to be released later in the year the IDC Gili Islands is getting the candidates prepared early so the transition will not be too difficult. Many of our previous candidates and many other PADI Instructor have been asking about the new revised course, and what exactly the differences are. We are currently running post IDC workshops explaining the core differences in the course structure, running through changes in performance requirements, practicing new added skills and reviewing the new Open Water Diver Course materials. Of course our previous candidates are welcome to attend these sessions whenever possible. If however you have train elsewhere or are not currently in the Gili Islands we have prepares some online update information to help all instructors to make the transition. If you’re interested in finding out about the core elements of the changes that apply to the PADI Open Water Course check out the IDC Gili Islands Revised OWC summary.

There is also a brand new Project Aware presentation available for optional inclusion within the PADI IDC Program, and of course we here at our PADI Career Development Center we will be adding it to our schedule. We believe that without the efforts of Project AWARE the ocean would simply have no chance of survival and therefore intend to promote their efforts in all of our recreational and professional PADI programs. The IDC presentation is designed to arm PADI Instructors with the necessary tools to go out and act as an Ambassador for the foundation; being their voice in the community that matters the most. Again, our Platinum rated PADI Course Director will incorporate the Project AWARE presentation into our IDC Program and will also offer previous candidates the chance to attend. Again if for whatever reason you are unable to attend or have trained with an alternative center that does not off this additional presentation we have prepared some information regarding the IDC Gili Islands ProjectAWARE Workshop.

Other workshops that have been devised by our PADI Course Director are the C.V and Employment workshop whereby we plan and execute the construction of a typical diving C.V and discuss opportunities available either through our network of dive contact on the Gili Islands and beyond as well as any positions available externally and found by the candidate. A careers workshop will also accompany this, which runs through potential career enhancement training opportunities and discuss any further training that may be required for a particular position or location. For more information on the IDC Gili Islands please contact our Platinum PADI Course Director.

Monday, 10 March 2014

PADI Professional Dive Training | PADI CDC Center | Trawangan Dive Center | Gili Islands IDC

Do you love scuba Diving? Why not take a professional dive qualification with the IDC Gili Islands Career Development Center?

Trawangan Dive is situated on the beautiful Island of Gili Trawangan, which is the largest of the three islands that make up the Gili Islands, Indonesia. Our 5 Star PADI IDC Resort is also the only PADI Career Development Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands and is therefore the best possible choice when it comes to taking a professional dive qualification.

The first professional level qualification is the PADI Divemaster. Although the PADI Divemaster Course can be taken over a shorter period we highly recommend taking the Course over a period of five weeks so as you can take advantage of our high level of experience in training PADI professionals. The course consists of knowledge development topics, practical applications and of course the final Divemaster exams. To join our PADI Divemaster Internship Program you will need to be over 18 years of age and hold The PADI Advanced and Rescue certification. If you have previously trained with another organization these are also accepted, as long as the organization is recognized. Other requirements is that participants have a minimum of 40 logged dives and have been cleared for diving by a recognized physician. The course also requires that you have completed the EFR program within the two years prior to enrolling on the course. Once the Divemaster Course requirements have been completed and the participant has logged 60 dives they can be certified as a PADI Divemaster.

As one of the largest and most professional dive centers in the Gili Islands, taking the course here at our PADI CDC Center allows participants to take full advantage of our first class facilities and our team of experienced PADI Instructors. The Divemaster course here at Trawangan Dive can be challenging but can also be a lot of fun as there is a huge social scene within our dive center and we regularly arrange activities where guests, staff, students, Divemasters and Instructor Candidates can socialize.

The next step on the PADI professional ladder is the Instructor Development Course (IDC) which allows PADI Divemasters to progress to a level where they can teach the full range of PADI Programs, helping to develop and train new divers. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an 11 day course and participants are strongly advised to arrive a minimum of 4 days prior to the start date so as to take advantage of the Pre-IDC Workshop Sessions. The course is made up of classroom presentations, confined and open water presentations, dive skill mastery, rescue exercises, dive theory and PADI training standards. At the end of the course a PADI examiner will travel to the Gili Islands and conduct an external examination. Our PADI Platinum Course Director Prepares her instructors to a standard that far exceeds that generally expected within industry allowing them to go on to make a positive effect in their new rewarding and successful career.

Once a PADI Instructor there are a range of options in terms of further education including specialty training and progressing through the PADI education system.

If you’re interested in taking the Gili IslandsPADI Divemaster Internship Program or you’re already a PADI Divemaster who wishes to become a PADI Instructor than there are a range of options available. We also run a range of alternative options through the Gili Islands IDCCareer Enhancement Program.

If you are interested in pursuing a professional diving career check out our PADIProfessional Training Website and contact our PADI Platinum Course Director

Thursday, 27 February 2014

PADI Platinum Course Director | PADI IDC Gili Islands | Trawangan Dive

We are proud to announce that our PADI Course Director here at Trawangan Dive has recently been awarded the prestigious PADI Platinum recognition. The Platinum recognition is based Instructor Development productivity and this year there were only 66 Course Directors worldwide who earned the Platinum level of recognition in the Frequent Trainer Program. Our Course Director Holly, has been working in a variety of dive related roles in a variety of worldwide locations and can therefore not only train you to an extremely high standard, but can also advise you about a host of dive related roles and different locations around the world.

Last year Trawangan Dive was awarded the PADI Career Development Centre (CDC) status which is awarded to dive centres that not only demonstrate an extremely high level of commitment to Career Development, but also have an outstandingly high level of quality in terms of Instructor Development Training and in the facilities in which the training is carried out. Our PADI CDC Center is situated directly next to the beach and the open water training site is situated just a stone’s throw away allowing for minimum time spent travelling to the training site.

As one of the busiest and most successful dive centers in the Gili Islands there is plenty of opportunity for “team teaching” and sometimes the opportunity for candidates to gain work after your IDC the finished. If you’re looking to gain a real career in scuba diving than look no further, our PADI Career Development Programs will prepare you to an extremely high standard giving you every opportunity to gain a rewarding and successful career.

The PADI IDC course runs every month here at Trawangan Dive and is consists of a 10/11 day schedule with additional 4 days prep before the course starts. If you’re looking to gain a real career in diving , than don’t hesitate and check out Gili Islands PADI IDC Careers  website for more details.  Alternatively if you wish to see what our previous candidates have been up to on the course check out our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Fan Page.

Friday, 17 January 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands | Work Hard / Play Hard | Trawangan Dive PADI CDC Center


At the Gili IDC Indonesia we produce highly skilled, highly trained and highly employable PADI Instructors. Although during the course, candidates are expected to work hard Trawangan Dive is an extremely fun place to be. As one of the largest dive centers in Indonesia and the only PADI Career Development Center in the Gili Islands we attract a variety of divers from around the globe, both professional and non-professional. It’s a great place to meet other divers and build your network of diving contacts.

The PADI IDC course here is run through the year and consists of a 10 day schedule with an additional 4 days off recommended pre-IDC preparation. The course will fully prepare candidates in the area of classroom presentations, confined presentations, open water presentations, the business of diving, Knowledge development, marketing, equipment and of course PADI standards and procedures. Most previous candidates are now working in the industry enjoying successful and rewarding careers as Instructors; in fact many of our Instructors can be found in and around the dive centers of Gili Trawangan.

Further information about the course can be found at our PADI IDC Gili Trawangan website including schedules and starting dates and of course prices. To see how previous candidates have got on they can be followed on our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page. If you require more information than simply contact our PADI Course Director.