Saturday, 6 May 2017

Ito, New PADI IDC Gili Islands Scuba Diving Instructor in Komodo, Flores, Indonesia | Holly Macleod – Multi Award Winning Course Director

Meet Cristiand De Abur or Ito as he prefers . Ito is a diving professional from the Island of Flores who has recently taken the PADI IDC Indonesia in the Gili Islands with Multiple Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and is now a fully qualified PADI Scuba Diving Instructor returning to teach diving in Komodo National Park.

Ito is from the island of Flores and for the last 5 years or more he has been working at Divine Diving in Labuan Bajo, Flores and running daily diving activities for experienced divers. It was only natural that Ito move up the ranks and become a scuba diving instructor and of course the best possible training can be found with renowned PADI Course Director Holly Macleod offing an altogether different training experience. Another bonus for Ito was that he can gain immediate on site language support from Indonesia PADI IDC Staff Instructor.
The PADI IDC Indonesia is conducted fully by Holly Macleod who has wealth of experience within the recreational diving industry and has worked in whole variety of scuba diving related roles in a range of geographical diving locations around the world. Today Holly is a Platinum PADI Course Director who has won multiple awards for her personal commitment to the recreational diving industry and for the Instructor level programs she has designed. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in the Gili Islands with Holly runs on a monthly basis and benefits from highest possible standard of training facilities at the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) currently operating in Gili Trawangan

Ito is not the first professional Divemaster from Komodo to the Gili Islands specifically to take the PADI IDC with Holly, there has been many more before him and we hope many more in the future. If you’re looking to learn how to teach the PADI educational curriculum, this really is the place to do it providing candidates with the most experience training available within the diving industry. Taking the PADI IDC in Indonesia is an easy choice as the standard of education is high and the conditions demand it and therefore bringing the whole training experience to an ultimately higher standard. Past PADI IDC Indonesia Candidate Reviews actually show the pure quality of training provided and the pure satisfaction of previous candidates now working within the diving industry. For More Info on the program check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Social Media Platforms and contact Holly directly on or check


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

What it means to be a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor at the PADI IDC Indonesia with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

As a highly experienced Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director, Holly Macleod has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and the role of a scuba diving instructor and has adopted a range of adittional teaching workshops for the PADI IDC Gili Islands Program

“Teaching people to dive is really rewarding and life as a scuba diving instructor is a fun and exciting lifestyle with endless opportunities for travel, exploration and new challenges.”

A PADI Scuba Diving Instructor represents a global organization made up of the world’s industry leaders maintaining the standard that has become the template for any modern day scuba diving educational activity. Instructors will be backed up by an internationally recognized brand and a wealth of in-house support via the PADI Asia Pacific Headquarters. The benefits of choosing the PADI IDC Indonesia with Holly far outweigh any alternative options.

Firstly, Holly is a Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course with a
massive reputation within the area of professional instructor training having certified over 100 PADI Instructor in 2015 alone. Another great advantage is that Holly has worked in a variety of scuba diving related roles in a multitude of worldwide destinations and is therefore perfectly positioned to provide advice and support to candidates looking for their first appointment within the industry.
One of the most important factors when choosing the destination for your professional instructor level training is the experience of the PADI Course Director. Holly has trained hundreds of scuba diving instructors and knows exactly what is required to pass the PADI Instructor Examination and to develop a successful career within the diving industry

The Gili Islands also offers new instructors the opportunity to immediately find jobs and begin their new careers. The Gili Islands is become a more popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists and is therefore growing year upon year. The growth of tourism numbers also makes way for a growing number of new and student divers and therefor the requirement for new scuba diving instructors.

The program is made of two distinct parts; the PADI IDC Preparation workshops and the actual PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) The Instructor Preparation Workshops generally prepares diving professionals for the PADI IDC Course and reviews the knowledge and skill learnt during the PADI Divemaster Course allowing candidates to make a smooth and easy transition on the courses. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) concentrates on the personal development of dive professionals and providing them with the necessary tools to be successful within the diving industry.

Further information about the PADI Instructor Development Course in the Gili Islands can be found at the PADI IDC Indonesia online website highlighting course content and the latest course schedule.

For specific course details PADI IDC Indonesia Information download the PDF Information Pack and start planning your personal dive training and career progression or review some of the first hand PADI IDC Indonesia candidate reviews.

Further questions can be referred directly to Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Three simple steps to a successful career with the PADI IDC Indonesia in the Gili Islands

The PADI IDC Instructor Development Course with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod provides all of the necessary ammunition to be a highly successfully scuba diving instructor. To be successful and gain top results during the program candidates need to adopt a simple strategy.
Look, Listen and Act

The Looking
During the Gili Islands PADI Instructor Development Program (IDC) workshops candidates will be exposed to a range of teaching techniques including control, management and organizational methods and it’s important to take note to allow candidates to gain additional marks in the Instructor Examination for delivery and control during their personal training presentations. This can also be adopted into their new career as scuba diving instructors and allow candidates to make a smooth transition into the industry with the confidence to succeed. It is also great to view the feedback received by others during the program, including mistakes, advice, improvements and attributes gained during previous Divemaster careers.
There are also many additional workshops added to the program by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, which are not directly assessed within the PADI Examination but certainly help when embarking on a new career within the diving industry and actually conducting the range of PADI programs.
So during the PADI Instructor Development Course it is important to observe all components of the course to pick up a wide teaching repertoire giving new instructors the tools to succeed in their new career.

The Listening
During the PADI Instructor Development Program it is also very important to listen. Holly delivers a range of presentations during her PADI IDC program and after certifying hundreds of instructor in 2015 alone knows exactly what is important for new instructors to know including points that may come up in the exam but also information that is required by today’s diving industry.

During the program Holly runs a range of dry workshops on conduct, delivery and student control and during these workshops she highlights the importance of effectively delivering core course components including in-depth methods of organization. Also how to position students for effective demonstrations in a way that students can first of all see what happening but can adequately demonstrate the skills back to you effectively and easily with minimum disruption to the organization; for example how to effectively move a student easily and quickly during a buddy skill without disrupting the organization and allow them to gain maximum experience. For alternate air sharing skills you will need to know how to rotate students to all have play the role of both air source donor and receiver. Where to position yourself and your certified assistant in relation to particular moving skills for example compass and swimming skills using the certified assistant for control and safety whilst positioning yourself in a position for skill evaluation. As well as gaining extra points during the Instructor Examination candidates will also get an insight on how to conduct programs more effectively in a safe and controlled manner.

Classroom presentations include a range of topics designed to provide candidates with the knowledge to succeed and progress within the industry. PADI Standards and Procedures is a classic example as candidates will learn all of the most important standards related to training which is important for the Instructor Examination and general teaching, but will also learn how to easily and effectively use the PADI Instructor Manual and Guide to Teaching so as they are able to keep up to date in the future and easily find and administer the required standard for any particular situation.
The Acting
Once candidates have observed how to conduct the PADI training activities and have listened to feedback and teaching tips during classroom sessions and workshops it’s time to combine this knowledge and put it into action. These two aspect of the training program offer candidates the chance to put it all together and add aspects of their own personality and experience of the dive industry to create a fantastic training experience to future students highlighting the pure fundamental intention of the program; to develop dive professionals.
During the program candidates are highly encouraged to develop their own personal teaching style allowing them to develop a very natural approach to the teaching environment; the best possible start to a career within the industry and preparing candidates to be ready to conduct their own training activities in a safe and controlled manner.
The Program designed by Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and has been developed is such a way as to allow candidates to get an educational experience that far exceeds that generally found within the recreational diving industry. The program is essentially split into two parts; a 4 day pre-IDC preparation program and the 12 day PADI Instructor Development Course.
The Pre-IDC preparation workshops are fundamentally designed to review, refine and develop the skills and knowledge required of certified professional Divemasters allowing candidates to make a smooth transition into the PADI IDC Program.
The PADI Instructor Development Course covers the entire mandatory PADI IDC Syllabus as well as a range of unique workshops designed and conducted by Holly. During the course candidates will take part in classroom, confined and open water sessions. Classroom sessions include Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, Diver Retention, Diver Acquisition, the Business of Diving, and Risk Management. Classroom sessions will also include a series of PADI Standard and Procedures presentations discussing the requirements in relation to the individual PADI Programs. Candidates will also participate in a series of practice examinations in preparation for their Instructor Examination. Confined Water sessions are conducted in the swimming pool. During these sessions candidates will present their Confined Water Teaching Presentations, take part in DSD Workshops, Rescue Workshops, practice Rescue Exercise 7, learn about student positioning and control and practice the PADI Skills Circuit. During the Open Water Sessions candidates will present their Individual Open Water Presentation and take part in a variety of workshops including the CESA and Descents workshops, Student Control Workshops, Adventures in Diving Workshops and Rescue Workshops. There will also be further skill development sessions and Rescue Exercise 7 practice. Additional workshops on the program include a range of dive site management and student control workshops which gives candidates the knowledge and confidence to start their new career within the industry. Other workshops include the PADI online navigation workshops giving candidates a thorough insight into how to certify their own students and how to use the PADI website to get the required paperwork and material need for specific courses.
The program takes place every month at the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in Gili Trawangan with world class training facilities and an in house multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director.

To find out all of the latest information about the program check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page highlighting all of the latest news and updates as well as showing past and present instructor candidates in action. The dive center facilities and some previous candidates in action can be also be found on the PADI IDC Indonesia CDC show reel on YouTube. To book your place or find out any additional information contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly directly……




Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Asia’s top Instructor training program | PADI IDC Indonesia with Holly Macleod | Gili Islands

Are you a professional Divemaster looking to take the next step? The PADI IDC Gili Islands with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod can be seen as the best possible training available for those looking for a rewarding and successful career within the recreational diving industry.

The program offers a number of advantages for professional Divemasters wishing to take the next step. Firstly the program take place at the first PADI IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands offering world class training facilities. The course is entirely run by Award Winning Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod.

IDC training takes place in the Gili Islands which is a fantastic location for dive professionals looking to make a start within the industry. Gili Trawangan offers a tropical Island surrounded by palm swept white sandy beaches and turquoise blue tropical sea with a wealth of marine life. Tourism is definitely growing on the island and the diving is good, meaning the number of dive courses are also increasing exponentially and therefore the demand for dive Instructors will always be increasing year upon year.

Once a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor you can teach the entire range of programs from entry level up to Divemaster as well as the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty. Other Specialties are subject to the instructor gaining the necessary certification to teach in each individual area of their choosing.

The course itself takes place over an 11 day period and includes 5 days of pre-IDC preparation that has been designed to make the transition to Instructor level training as smooth as possible. Prep training focusses on dive theory and skill circuit reviews and ensures that candidates have the most up to date PADI materials. The IDC itself then makes the jump to teaching the courses that Divemasters already have been assisting on. We aim to ensure that our candidates are as prepared as possible, allowing them to enjoy a thorough and challenging IDC program.

If you’re looking at joining the Program check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Information Pack and contact our Award Winning Platinum Course Director Holly Macleod to reserve your place. To see all the latest news and updates take a look at the PADI IDC Gili Islands Facebook Fan Page.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Go Platinum + Go CDC Center | PADI IDC Gili Islands - Indonesia

There is only one way to guarantee a quality experience in training. The PADI IDC Gili Islands with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod offers the perfect solution. A world Class training facility combined with the best possible PADI Instructor training.

Quality Training Perfection PADI IDC Gili Islands - Trawangan Dive

The PADI IDC Gili Islands offers the very best of Instructor training with award winning Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. All Instructor level training takes place at Trawangan Dive, a world class PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) located in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

A Platinum PADI Course Director is awarded the status based on experience and the number of Instructor certifications issued by a Course Director. The “Platinum” status is issued to only 58 Course Directors worldwide, 25 of whom are based in the Asia Pacific region. The rating denotes pure experience within the field of professional Instructor training. By choosing to take your training with a Platinum rated Course Director you have peace of mind that they know exactly what is expected of Instructor candidates when sitting their Instructor Examination, and also knows exactly what needs to be done to gain a great score. Another benefit is that having certified many instructors, they are likely to have many contacts within the industry and can often help candidates in securing their first job.
A PADI Career Development Center (CDC) is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center that is geared towards professional development of dive instructors meeting the highest possible standards for professional diver training. PADI CDC Centers are career orientated centers that fully prepare scuba diving professionals for employment within the industry and are fully committed to excellence.
Our Instructor programs are entirely conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, who has a reputation for excellence and success having not only been awarded the “Platinum” status, but also the “Elite 300” award having issued over 300 Instructor level certifications in the previous year. The program itself has also been awarded the “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award. Trawangan Dive was the first ever established PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) in Lombok and the Gili Islands and remains the only CDC Center in Gili Trawangan.

Courses run every month on an 11 day schedule and include 4 days of IDC preparation before the course starts. The preparation program is intended to review the PADI Divemaster knowledge and skills in preparation for the Instructor course.

During the course candidates will learn how to structure and conduct knowledge development sessions, confined and open water training sessions for all levels of PADI training, Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program, PADI Specialty Courses, the Rescue Diver Course, the Divemaster Course, the Adventures in Diving program and participate in CESA and Descent Workshops and student control, again at all levels of training. Candidates will also learn about General standards PADI and Procedures, Diver acquisition programs, Risk management, Sales and marketing and The Business of Diving.

If you’re looking for a well-rounded quality education provided by one of the best scuba instructor trainers in the world at one of the best possibly training facilities available.  The best thing to do is to find out more about the PADI IDC Gili Islands Schedule ore the PADI IDC Indonesia achievements and subsequently contact our Platinum PADI Course Director directly.




Friday, 2 January 2015

“Be the Best” @ Trawangan Dive PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center | Gili Islands

Are you a professional PADI Divemaster looking to further your career and “Be the Best” PADI Instructor possible? Trawangan Dive is the first ever PADI 5 Star Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region. When it comes to taking your professional dive training it is important to pick the right center.

The PADI Divemaster program in Gili Trawangan will help you develop the necessary skills to become a professional dive leader. During the program you become proficient at providing fun and safe guided diving experiences to experienced divers. You will learn how to provide dive site and boat briefings, set up equipment, choose dive sites, judge conditions and safely conduct fun and rewarding dive experiences. The PADI Divemaster program is not just a pre requisite, but the perfect foundation for enrolment into the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) allows professional PADI Divemasters to further their career and training and become true dive educators. The PADI IDC Gili Trawangan program offers monthly courses conducted by multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. During the program candidates will learn both theoretical and practical training techniques and learn how to conduct classroom and pool presentations. Our Platinum PADI Course Director prepares candidates to a level way beyond that generally expected within industry ensuring that new instructors can easily make the transition into their first teaching role as a PADI Instructor. As well as preparing candidates for their PADI Instructor Examination she is always available to help new instructors when looking for work. Having worked in a variety of places globally and in a variety of diving related jobs she is able to advise candidates of potential job openings and what to expect from potential employers and potential areas of employment.

If you’re looking to join our  PADI IDC Indonesia Program simply check out the 2015 PADI IDC Gili Islands Schedule and contact our PADI Course Director for more information.

Monday, 11 August 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia with H.S.R Macleod | Mix it up with the IDC Gili Islands and Komodo Internship Opportunity

Are you looking at taking you PADI IDC, but would also like to dive in one of the world’s best locations? Or maybe you’re even thinking about working in Komodo.

Our sister company in Flores provides one of best Livaboard operations available in Indonesia and have now teamed up with the Gili IDC Indonesia to provide the ultimate IDC experience; The PADI IDCIndonesia Komodo traineeship offers candidates to train for their PADI IDC in the Gili Islands and then travel to Komodo where they will shadow our Livaboard Cruise Director learning what it takes to run a successful Livaboard operation.

The IDC program is conducted at Trawangan Dive, the first ever established PADI Career Development Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands. All Instructor level programs are conducted by our renowned Platinum PADI Course Director who will not only conduct the required PADI presentations and help you to master your teaching techniques, she can also give you valuable hints and tips accumulated from her many years with the industry.

The Ikan Biru Komodo Safari is an unforgettable experience, comprising world class diving with a Jurassic Park style adventure featuring volcanoes, uninhabited islands, Komodo dragons, dolphins cruising along side, spectacular sunsets and tranquil star-filled nights.

Boasting a spacious upper deck, Ikan Biru is well fitted for guests to relax, dine and sleep under the stars in absolute comfort. The two below-deck guest bathrooms are fitted with hot fresh-water showers. There is also an Ipod docking station. Ikan Biru has a fully stocked kitchen with two fridge/freezers, beer/wine cooler and gas cook top/oven. Ikan Biru is equipped with modern marine safety equipment and an extremely experienced sailing and dive crew in accordance with marine tourism guidelines.

Ikan Biru caters to both recreational and rebreather divers. When your day’s diving is complete, the Ikan Biru has stand up paddle boards (SUP) for guests to explore the clear shallow waters around the uninhabited islands of Komodo National Park.

If you’re looking to take your PADI Instructor Development Course, learn how a successful Livaboard operates and dive some of the best sites in the world this is your chance with the PADI IDC Indonesia Komodo experience. To find out more about the IDC program check out our IDC Indonesia on Facebook.