Sunday, 13 March 2016

“Platinum” Again 2016 | PADI IDC Gili Islands | PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

A massive congratulations to Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod on the PADI IDC Indonesia program in the Gili Islands, who has once again been awarded the “Platinum” PADI Status for 2016.

The annual PADI Frequent Trainer program awards are designed to recognize the most active PADI Course Directors worldwide and awards are given based on the number of candidates who choose to complete their Instructor training with a particular Course Director, plus how many candidates stay on to continue their education and how much support Course Directors can offer in terms of career development after the course. The Platinum award is the highest available within the Instructor Development system and recognizes Holly’s overall commitment to the PADI Education system and her pure experience in Instructor training and development. The annual PADI Frequent Trainer program awards a Gold, Silver and Platinum rating dependent on the total number of Instructors a Course Director has certified within the given year.

As well as receiving the Platinum PADI Status Holly has also received the “Elite 300” Instructor award as during 2015 she has conducted nearly 500 Instructor level certifications. The program itself has also received recognition through the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award for its pure educational distinctions.
The IDC program takes place at Trawangan Dive; the first PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in Lombok and the Gili Islands. Today, Trawangan Dive remains the only PADI Career Development Center on the island of Gili Trawangan and potential candidates will find world class instructor training facilities including an instructor training classroom, 2 training swimming pools, a dedicated instructor training boat and a beachside restaurant and bar. The purpose built Open Water instructor training sites are situated a stone’s throw away and are accessed by boats which leave from the beach directly in front of the dive center.
The program is entirely conducted by Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a wealth of experience within the industry having worked within diving for over a decade in a variety of diving locations. She is therefore easily placed to advise candidates about potential job offers and about specific locations include what candidates can expect from specific employers and specific regions and also what employers may expect from applicants.

The Instructor Development Course is conducted over an 11 day period with an additional 5 days of pre-IDC preparation.During the pre IDC preparation workshops candidates will review the theory, skills and knowledge from the Divemaster Course allowing candidates to make a smooth transition onto the Instructor Program. During the Instructor Course candidates will participate in the mandatory core PADI  syllabus components which can be found on any PADI Instructor training course and also take part in additional workshops which have been specifically designed by Holly to make the transition into industry as smooth as possible by giving candidates the extra training over and above what is required; allowing them to gain the additional skills, knowledge and confidence to go on and provide a quality and fun education for their future students.

All of the latest news and updates from the program can be found on the PADI IDC Indonesia Wall on Facebook as well as photos and videos of past, present and future courses. One of the best sources of further information can be found in the PADI IDC Gili Islands Prospectus.

To find out more information or to enroll on the program simply contact Platinum PADI CourseDirector Holly Macleod directly………



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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The New 2015 PADI IDC Gili Islands Schedule

Looking for a new career in 2015? Are you a PADI Divemaster? Why not become a PADI Instructor with the IDC Gili Islands Program in Indonesia?
Trawangan Dive can now release the 2015 enrolment dates for their exclusive IDC Program in Gili Trawangan.

Pre-IDC Prep
IDC Course
Instructor Exam
EFRI Course
13th-16th Jan
17th - 27th Jan
28th - 29th Jan
31st Jan - 1st Feb
16th-19th Feb
20th Feb - 3rd Mar
4th - 5th Mar
7th - 8th Mar
24th-27th Mar
28th Mar - 7th April
8th - 9th Apr
11th - 12th Apr
28th April - 1st May
2nd  - 12th May
13 - 14th May
16th - 17th May
2nd-5th June
6th  - 16th June
17th - 18th June
20th - 21st June
7th-10 July
11th - 21st July
22nd - 23rd July
25th -26th July
11th - 14th Aug
15th - 25th Aug
26th - 27th Aug
29th - 30th Aug
15th - 18th Sept
19th - 29th Sept
30th Sept - 1st Oct
3rd - 4th Oct
20th - 23rd Oct
24th Oct - 3rd Nov
4th - 5 Nov
6th - 7th Nov
24th - 27th Nov
28th Nov - 8th Dec
9th - 10th Dec
12th 13th Dec

The PADI IDC Indonesia runs 10 PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC’s) a year at Trawangan Dive, the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Lombok and the Gili Islands. All Instructor training at Trawangan Dive is conducted by renowned PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

If you’re interested in developing a career as a PADI Instructor than check out the PADI IDC Indonesia at Trawangan Dive and join one of the best Instructor training centers in Asia. To receive regular updates become an IDCIndonesia Facebook Fan.

To book you place on the program contact our PADI Course Director Holly on

Sunday, 1 June 2014

PADI IDC Gili Trawangan | “Elite Platinum PADI Course Director” | “Outstanding PADI Career Development Center” | IDC Gili Islands

If you’re looking to become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor it’s important to get the right training. So why not train with the best.

Last year our PADI Instructor Development Course was given recognition as the best PADI IDC Program in Indonesia and was awarded for its “Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development” and since then has become a popular choice for those who are serious about their professional PADI career. Our PADI Course Director was also re-classified as a Platinum rated PADI Course Director which is awarded to PADI Course Directors who demonstrated an extreme commitment to instructor training and professionalism.

This year our Platinum PADI Course Director has once again been awarded a new rating of “Elite PADI Platinum Course Director”. This is awarded for her commitment in certifying well over 150 instructor level training courses in 2013 demonstrating both commitment and experience.

This is why Trawangan Dive is the first choice when it comes to PADI Instructor Training. The PADIIDC Gili Islands Elite Program runs once a month and prepares students to not only excel in their PADI Instructor Examination, but to go on an gain successful and rewarding careers within the industry. As well as providing the PADI Instructor Development Course we also run the full range of PADI continuing education Instructor level training courses and a range of IDC Gili Islands Career Training options for those interest in pursuing a specific area.

Our Instructor Development Program runs once a month here in Gili Trawangan and is entirely conducted by our Platinum PADI Course Director. The course runs on an 11 day schedule which includes the 4 day pre-IDC preparation workshops. For more information on our Program check out our IDC Gili Islands Information Pack (PDF) or contact our Platinum PADI Course Director Directly on

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.