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  1. In Depth Instructor level training with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

    Join the PADI IDC Indonesia with multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and develop a very rewarding and successful career within the diving industry.

    The PADI IDC Program covers all of the usual topics as required by the PADI curriculum as well as many additional components which have been added to the course and are designed to enhance the learning experience in a fun and enjoyable way whilst providing the best possible support to candidates.
    The student control workshops are designed to prepare candidates to always be in full control of their students and looks into various ways to achieve this allowing new instructors to be able to adapt their personal training techniques for various conditions and situations whilst providing the best possible training that you can.

    The dive site setup workshops are designed to give instructors an insight on how to best use a training site for various programs. This component of the course is closely linked with student control and how an instructor can use a training site to have the ultimate control over their own students.
    Another new workshop that has now been absorbed into the program is the PADI Online Workshop which is designed to introduce PADI online and its functions. Candidates will learn how to process their own certifications and review some of the other functions of the PADI website such as the dive check, classifieds, updates, training bulletins and more.
    Although the PADI IDC Syllabus dictates that candidates participate in the DSD workshop, an extended DSD workshop will cover how to conduct the DSD repeat dive in Open Water.
    CESA Workshops are also arranged during the program and prepare students to be in full control during the Controlled Emergency Swimming Assent which is one of the most important and challenging skills during entry level diving.

    Again the CESA workshop is closely linked to dive site setup and student control, but this time the student is moving vertically. During workshops various techniques are introduced to allow the Instructor candidate have the perfect control of their future students.
    In fact Holly Macleod is consistently developing new training techniques to pass onto her candidates and developing these techniques into workshop type exercises. The program is offered every month and benefits from the extensive experience of Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who conducts the entire program. Holly, having extensive experience working in a various dive related jobs in multitude of international diving destinations is perfectly place to offer new instructors the post IDC support when looking at particular job opening in worldwide destinations.
    More information can be found on thePADI IDC Indonesia Online Website or within theGili Islands PADI IDC Brochure. To see real life reviews from the program check out thePADI IDC Indonesia TripAdvisor Reviews.
  2. The July 2016 PADI Instructor Development Course | IDC Gili Islands Indonesia

    Join the July 2016 PADI IDC Gili Islands and become a scuba diving Instructor with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive; the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region.


    The July Instructor Development Program is actually made up of two parts the pre-IDC preparation which starts on the 4th July 2016 and is conducted on a 5 day schedule and the PADI Instructor Development Course which starts on the 9th July 2016 and is run over an 11 day period. However it is always strongly recommended that all candidates arrive on the 4th July so as to take advantage of the entire program.
    The program takes place at the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and offers the very best of facilities for professional divers to take the next step in their diving careers. Candidates will find specific IDC classroom facilities, 2 training swimming pools, dedicated Instructor training boat and purpose built open water training sites. The program has previously be recognized by PADI and been awarded the PADI “Outstanding Contribution to Professional Development” Award

    The entire program is fully conducted by PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a wealth of experience within the recreational diving industry, having worked in a variety of dive related jobs in multiple global locations. Holly has been recognized as one of the best instructor trainers within the entire diving industry and has received multiple award from PADI for her pure dedication and commitment to professional Instructor training including the “Elite” Instructor and Frequent Trainer Awards. Having issued nearly 500 Instructor level certifications in 2015 she was awarded the “Elite Instructor 300” Award which is the highest Elite rating offered to Instructors who have certified more than 300 students in any one year. Also she was awarded the highest possible rating through the Frequent Trainer Awards; the “Platinum Status” Award which denotes her extensive contribution towards scuba education.

    During 2015 the program saw over 100 dive professional choosing to take the PADI Instructor Development Course and 100% of candidates successfully going on the gain rewarding and successful careers within the recreational diving industry.

    If the July PADI IDC Gili Islands Program doesn’t fit with your personal plan there are many opportunities to join the program throughout the year. Check out the 2016 Instructor Training Schedule….

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity to join the program you can find out the latest news, information, updates and current activities by checking out the PADI IDC Gili Facebook Fan Page and to see first-hand reviews from instructors who have previously taken the program check out the TripAdvisor PADI IDC Indonesia Page. Further information can be found in the PADI IDC Gili InfoPack.

    Any further information or to confirm your place contact Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at [email protected]
  3. Multiple Awards for the PADI IDC 2016 | Platinum PADI CD Holly Macleod | Gili Islands

    It is fantastic to see Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod in the Gili Islands receiving multiple Awards for another year. Once again in 2016 she has secured the “Platinum” PADI Course Director Status and the “Elite 300” PADI Instructor Award.

    The Platinum rating is part of the annual PADI Frequent Trainer program, which is 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 IDC. The Frequent Trainer program awards Silver, Gold and Platinum ratings. 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 Elite Instructor Award is a fairly new program that recognizes PADI Instructors for reaching specific milestones based on the number of divers certified annually. To be recognized as an Elite Instructor, you must be a renewed PADI Pro with a minimum rating of Open Water Scuba Instructor, with no verified Quality Management violations within 12 months of the date that the award will be presented, and issue 50, 100, 150, 200 or 300 qualifying certifications within a calendar year. As Holly issued nearly 500 certifications in 2015 she has been awarded the “Elite 300” PADI Instructor Award.
    The IDC program itself in the past has gained recognition for its educational and professional merits and Holly and the dive center have been awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award. The course runs on an 11 day schedule with an additional 5 days of pre-IDC preparation. The pre IDC preparation workshops are designed to review the required Divemaster skills, knowledge and theory and prepare potential candidates for the Instructor Development Course.
    The Instructor Program itself includes a range of presentations, workshops and exercises that are designed to teach professional divers how to conduct PADI programs and courses. Of course the program includes all of the mandatory elements from the PADI IDC syllabus, but there are also many additional presentations and workshops which have been specifically designed by Holly to further educate professional divers and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to go into the industry and provide a quality education to their future students.

    The entire PADI Instructor Development Course is conducted by Holly, who has been working within the diving industry for over a decade in a variety of dive related roles in various different diving locations and is perfectly placed and experienced to advise candidates about specific dive related job opportunities and what it’s like to work in particular diving locations. Holly has designed her program specifically to train candidates to a level way over and above that generally expected within the diving industry.

    It is always suggested that potential candidates do some research when choosing where to take their training and all of the latest news and updates from Holly’s program can be found on the PADI IDC Gili Indonesia Facebook page, as well as photos and videos showing past, present and future programs. For more specific information about the program including start dates, schedules and timetables check out the PADI IDC Indonesia ProBrochure.

    For further information, or to enroll on a course simply contact Platinum PADI Course Director directly……….
  4. Going Platinum For Another Year | PADI IDC Gili Islands | Holly Macleod

    Congratulations to PADI Course Director Holly Macleod of Trawangan Dive for receiving another Platinum rating for 2015.

    The Platinum Award denotes not only the pure experience of a PADI Course Director, but an overall commitment to PADI professional training. This year the rating has been awarded to 58 Course Directors worldwide and only 25 PADI Course Directors in the Asia Pacific Region qualified for the rating.

    So what does this mean for the Instructor Candidate? Of course it means that you are not only benefiting directly from the experience of the PADI Course Director’s; having trained many of the instructors within the region, you are also benefiting from the regional network and any work opportunities that may arise through the network. Another major benefit is that our philosophy is train instructors beyond the level generally expected within industry and Holly is able to not only train candidates to the level expected to score highly on the PADI Instructor Exam, but to go on and build an extremely rewarding and successful career within the industry.

    As well as being awarded the Platinum rating for this year we have also been awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development Award” which defines all of the PADI Instructor level training programs offered by our Platinum PADI Course Director as some of the very best professional level courses available within the Asia Pacific region.

    The PADI IDC Indonesia program offers 10 courses a year on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre-IDC preparation workshops. The course runs at Trawangan Dive, which is currently the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first ever PADI CDC Center to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region.

    To find out more about the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Holly, our in house Platinum PADI Course Director check out our PADI IDC Indonesia FacebookPage. To see previous candidates in action check out the PADI IDC Indonesia photos.

    To enroll on our PADI Career Development program simply contact our Course Director directly.
  5. Spring is a great time to change career with the March 2015 PADI IDC Gili Trawangan

    Spring is a fantastic time to seek a brand new career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. The PADI IDC Indonesia is a fantastic choice for Divemasters who are serious about continuing their education and creating a career in diving. All Instructor level training is conducted by renowned Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and takes place at Trawangan Dive, the very first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands.

    The March Instructor Program runs from 28th March to the 7th April at Trawangan Dive and candidates are strongly advised to arrive at least 4 days earlier to take advantage of the pre-IDC preparation workshops which starts on 24th March. If however, candidates wish to take advantage of free fun diving before the course they are welcome to arrive even earlier.

    Our Multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has a wealth of experience in the industry have worked within various scuba related jobs for the past 12 years and has worked in a variety of countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Papua New Guinea and of course Indonesia. She will be able to share her knowledge and experience of the diving industry with her candidates and also advise them about potential jobs and locations. Last year Holly was not only awarded the prestigious “Platinum” rating, and later awarded the “Elite Instructor” rating. The PADI IDC Indonesia Program at Trawangan Dive was also awarded with the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” award.

    So if you are a Divemaster who is looking for a successful and rewarding career in recreational scuba diving you needn’t look any further than the PADI IDCIndonesia Instructor Program, operating 10 courses per year at Trawangan Dive. To find out more about the program you can receive regular PADI IDCIndonesia Updates on Facebook. To see the program in action check out our IDC Gili Islandsvideo snapshot.

    To enroll on our PADI IDC Program contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at [email protected]

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