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.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Warning “Cheap alternative PADI IDC programs” | Go with the best | PADI IDC Gili Trawangan | Trawangan Dive

Recently we have noticed many dive operators and PADI Course Directors dropping their prices or offering special deals for the PADI IDC programs and in fact we have also received many requests for discounts. However our IDC Gili Islands program is already priced very reasonably for its immense value and the response would always have to be “You get what you pay for” with a recommendation to conduct further research and of course once people realize the extra benefits of our program combined with the fact that they’re not really saving a lot of money we often hear from them again.

Why the PADI IDC Gili Islands should be a prime choice!

Consider firstly the training facility; our facility is the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and in fact the entire Lombok area. We are one of the most popular choices for recreational dive courses in the whole of Indonesia and therefore have some of the most experienced PADI Instructors available. Once the IDC is finished and candidates have been officially certified they are welcome to stay on and team teach with our seasoned instructors allowing them to develop their own personal teaching styles and pick up some useful tips which are likely to stay with them throughout their career.

Another consideration is the PADI Course Director and if they are actually conducting the program. Many other facilities use a team of staff instructors to conduct large portions of the course and some even have Course Directors who live somewhere else and only visit simply to conduct the course, and then of course they’ve gone again. Our PADI Course Director Holly Macleod lives here in Gili Trawangan and works full time at Trawangan Dive. Holly conducts the entire IDC program, attends the Instructor Exam, teach all instructor specialties and is also available once the course is finished to assist candidates with team teaching, finding work or any other help they may need. Last year Holly’s PADI Status was reclassified to Platinum PADI Course Director sighting here commitment to training her IDC candidates. She was also awarded the PADI “Commitment to Instructor Development” award for her achievements in instructor development and her commitment to the PADI education system. This year she has once again been reclassified to “Elite” Platinum PADI Course Director which recognizes her pure experience in instructor training.

One other major factor to consider is the location itself. Gili Trawangan is a tiny island in comparison to Bali and is surrounded by turquoise blue water and palm swept white sandy beaches. The island has no cars, no dogs and no hassle so this removes all the problems associated with large traffic jams and rabid dogs. Our dive center is situated next one of the best beaches on the island and our boat leaves from directly outside the shop. Training sites are a stone’s throw away allowing minimum time getting to training sites and a minimum carbon footprint.

If you’re looking to become a PADI Scuba Instructor there is no better choice. The PADI IDC Indonesia runs every month on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of pre IDC preparation. We can also be found through our PADI IDC Gili Islands Facebook Fan Page.


Saturday, 31 May 2014

Take the “GoPro Challenge” Indonesia | PADI Instructor Career Development - IDC Gili Islands | Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod


Are you looking to become a highly Professional PADI Scuba Diving Instructor? Why not take the “GoPro Indonesia” Challenge and take advantage of one of the most professional PADI Career Development Centers available and our Platinum PADI Course Directors who has received multiple awards for her personal commitment to PADI Instructor Training and for Instructor Development Program that she runs.  

What do we learn during the IDC Gili Islands Program?

Candidates will learn to conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) program to the highest possible standard as this is one of the most popular PADI programs. Candidates will learn to demonstrate recue skills to perfection allowing them to teach potential lifesaving rescue skills to their future students. Dive skills will be mastered to the highest possible demonstration standards adding additional value to the future courses taught by the candidates. Our Platinum PADI Course Director will also conduct the mandatory PADI workshops for Risk Management, Marketing, Sales and the Business of Diving.

Our In Water training sessions will prepare candidates to structure and deliver both Open Water and Confined training dives. These presentations will be assessed by an external PADI Examiner during the Instructor Examination.

Theory sessions will be conducted throughout the course in preparation for the written examination. These will include equipment, physics, physiology, skills & environment, the recreational dive planner and of course the PADI Standards & Procedures.

If you’re looking to become a true professional and gain a successful and rewarding career in “teaching the world to dive” the Gili IDC can help you to make your dreams come true. To find out more information about our Exclusive IDC program check out our IDC Gili Islands Brochure (pdf). If you’re looking to find out more about our previous candidates, or how our program is progressing we can also be found on our PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page.


Friday, 25 April 2014

GoPro – Go Gili | IDC Gili Islands | Holly Macleod - Platinum PADI Course Director #629124

If you’re thinking about becoming a PADI Professional than the Gili Islands is the place to do it and the IDC Gili Islands can help you to get started with your new found career. The Gili Islands consist of three small islands situated of the north coast of Lombok, Indonesia. The largest of the three islands is Gili Trawangan and this is where it all happens. Most of the dive sites are situated on the shores of Gili Trawangan and this may also account for the reason that most of the larger, more established centers are based here. Gili Trawangan does have a reputation for nightlife and is often called the “Party Island” however most of the night spots are situated in one street leaving the rest of the island peaceful and quiet so I guess it could be said that in Gili Trawangan you get the best of both worlds.

One of the larger more established dive centers on the island is Trawangan Dive. Trawangan Dive is a Multi award winning dive center situated on the best stretch of beach the island has to offer and is also the longest established PADI Career Development Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands. We run the full range of professional PADI programs from the Divemaster right the way through the entire range of instructor training programs. The PADI Divemaster program is continuous and therefore you can enroll whenever you like all year round. The PADI IDC starts once a month and is run on an 11 day schedule with an additional 4 days of Pre-IDC preparation. ThePADI IDC Indonesia Divemaster & Instructor Programs have been praised by both past students and industry leaders alike and in fact earlier this year our facility won the award for “outstanding contribution to professional development”.

The PADI IDC program here at Trawangan Dive is conducted by the only resident Platinum Course Director in the Gili Islands who offers the program exclusively through Trawangan Dive. So if you’re looking for a change of career or just looking to make a career out of doing what you love than don’t hesitate to contact us and check out your PADI IDC Indonesia Career Options. We can also be found on our IDC Indonesia Facebook Page where you can see past and present IDC candidates in action.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

PADI Instructor Training | Next IDC Gili Trawangan is due to start May 2nd

We are pleased to announce the start date of the May 2014 IDC program. The program will commence on the 2nd of May and candidates are strongly recommended to arrive 4 or 5 days earlier to take advantage of the Pre IDC Prep and free fun diving.

The PADI IDC Curriculum  consists of classroom, confined and open water presentations where you are first trained and shown how to work with students at different levels of training before running your own teaching sessions; we also run Skill circuits, workshops in how to conduct a DSD, The Open water course, Adventures in Diving and Rescue diver training. Practical training is complemented by daily knowledge Development sessions led by your Course Director who will explain the PADI system of diver education, the standards and procedures for each individual program, the importance of protecting our environment and an introduction to Project Aware; plus the role of Risk Management as well as Marketing and the Business of Diving.

We also run some additional workshops and presentations to compliment the program introducing candidates to the new Revised Open Water Course and teaching them about the Project AWARE Foundation. To find out more check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands additionalcomponents.

The PADI IDC Courses conducted by our PADI Platinum Course Director is run at Trawangan Dive, the first established PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Lombok and the Gili Islands. Although the program is serious and conducted to a very high standard it can also be fun. To see students in action check out our IDC Indonesia Facebook Page.

To find out more about our programs simply contact our Platinum PADI Course Director.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Pimp Your IDC Gili Trawangan | PADI Career Development Center | Platinum Course Director

Choosing an IDC course has never been easier. As the only PADI Career Development Center in the Gili Islands and having a Platinum PADI Course Director we constantly monitor our training programs to ensure only the very best for potential Instructors to develop a successful and rewarding career in teaching recreational PADI Dive programs.

Our PADI Career Development Center is situated in Gili Trawangan, the largest of the three Gili Islands. The Islands offer a peaceful and relaxed island environment surrounded by palm trees and tropical fringing reef. The island has no motorized transport and no dogs, which only adds to the tropical island feel and of course all one needs to do is look at neighboring Bali with their bumper to bumper congestion problems and ridiculously high stray dog population. The dive center is one of the larger dive centers, not only in the Gili Islands but Indonesia as a whole having won awards for diver acquisition in 2013 and of course for our outstanding commitment to Instructor Development in 2014.

During 2013 we introduced a range of career enhancing programs such as our team teaching program whereby you will get to shadow our instructor and also those of another dive center within our group, ultimately team teaching within the 2 largest and best known dive operators in Indonesia and ultimately learning for some of the best instructors the industry has to offer. We also introduced our IDC Gili Trawangan Biorock Program, which combines the Instructor Development Corse with the Biorock Indonesia Program teaching students everything they need to know about coral reef gardening, maintenance and also building their own Biorock structure, installing it and providing the low voltage electrical current. We have also introduced our Komodo Livaboard IDC Internship Program which allows candidates to see first had exactly how a successful Livaboard operation runs. If you’re interested in any of our IDC Gili Trawangan CareerDevelopment Programs don’t hesitate to contact our Platinum rated PADI Course Director to discuss your personal options and decide how we can help you to develop the perfect career in recreational diving.

During the course of 2014 we have introduce some additional workshops and seminars. The IDC Gili Islands Post IDC Workshops include a new revised Open Water Diver Course Update which primarily prepares students for the addition of the Revised Open Water Course which will come into place later this year and possibly even later than this for Indonesia. The Project AWARE presentation is also an additional workshop we will be providing. The Project Aware workshop will basically present some facts, figures and achievements of Project Aware to the candidates so as one they are working within the industry they can act as a voice for the foundation and help to encourage people to get involved. We have also developed a range of C.V and employment workshops, which not only allows candidates to perfect the diving C.V, but also to find out about any local and international jobs that are available. Also if a candidate has found a potential job we can discuss any further training that may be required. For example if a candidate gets a job offer in the USA, Europe or Australia there will be a legal requirement that they have an oxygen provision certificate or if the candidate gets a job in a center that dives a 26 meter wreck it may be a requirement of the job to be able to provide the Nitrox Course or to teach the wreck specialty course.

If you’re interested in finding a real career in the recreational dive industry than you’re in the right place. The PADI IDC Gili Trawangan can help you to achieve your dreams and create a real career in diving. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Platinum PADI Course Director.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

IDC Indonesia Career Development | Trawangan Dive | PADI IDC Gili Islands

The PADI IDC Gili Islands is conducted at Trawangan Dive; the fist ever established PADI CDC Center in Lombok and the Gili Islands. As a PADI CDC Center our Platinum Course Director has devised a range of options to compliment your Instructor Development.

Of course all additional PADI Instructor Training can be carried out here in our prestigious PADI CDC Center including specialty training, MSDT, Staff Instructor and even Master Instructor preparation programs.

Trawangan Dive has recently been awarded for our “Outstanding Contribution to Professional training” which is awarded for our extremely professional approach to teaching the PADI Divemaster and IDC programs. Both the Divemaster and the Instructor Development Courses can be run alongside a range of alternative career enhancing programs.

The PADI Instructor Development Course is conducted every month here at our PADI Career Development Center in Gili Trawangan and is run on an 11 day schedule consisting of classroom, confined and open water training in preparation for the PADI Instructor Exam held here in The Gili Islands. It is recommended that candidates arrive a minimum of 4 days prior to the start date of the course to attend our pre-IDC preparation workshops.

Specialty training is a good idea if you know which programs you are interested in and therefore which ones you will enjoy teaching. 

Of course it is also a good idea to check out what is available in the location you wish to teach. For example; if you are going to be working in a place that is famous for wrecks, you may wish to take the wreck diving speciality instructor. Or for if you are going to work in a place that is popular with underwater photography you may wish to choose the PADI Digital Underwater Photography specialty.

Another option would be to take advantage of one of our Career Enhancement Programs. The PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Biorock Internship is an excellent idea for those interested in marine conservation as it will teach you everything you need to know about marine conservation and reef restoration. During the program you will learn about factors that affect coral damage, learn how to effectively conduct coral gardening activities and actually build and install your own Biorock structure and learn about maintenance and coral transplanting.

Our PADI IDC Gili Islands and Komodo Livaboard Internship offers candidates to finish their PADI IDC here at our PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan. They will than travel to Komodo to meet our exclusive Livaboard where they will shadow our experienced cruise directors learning how to run a successful Livaboard operation. This program allows participants to learn more about the dive industry whilst experiencing some of the best diving in the world.

If you wish to join any of our career orientated programs or simply wish to find out more about the PADI IDC Course run by our Platinum PADI Course Director, here at our PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan check out our GoPro InstructorDevelopment Website

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Get your PADI Divemaster in the Gili Islands | Trawangan Dive | Diving in the Gili Island

If you’ve thought about getting a professional diving qualification, the PADI Divemaster is it and the Gili Islands is the perfect place to do it. Diving around the Gili Islands offer the perfect mix of great diving and a great experience. Crystal clear waters and occasionally strong current allow you really learn about diving whilst gaining a fantastic experience. At Trawangan Dive it is possible to mix your PADI Divemaster with a range of other courses.

The Biorock Course can be run alongside the PADI Divemaster and teaches students about every aspect of coral conservation. The course includes coral gardening techniques, environmental considerations, as well as the design, build and installation of Biorock structures. The Divemaster Biorock course is an ideal thing to do for somebody who is a keen diver, wants to go professional and has a passion for helping to preserve the marine environment.

Technical diving is another option that runs alongside the PADI Divemaster. TDI options include Advance Nitrox and Decompression Procedures and any further technical training that may appeal to them. This option is designed for divers who wish to learn more about diving. Becoming a PADI professional  teaches you about the PADI system and the procedures involved with recreational diving and the TDI technical diving courses are designed to give you a real understanding of diving, pushing your limits and allows you to expand your diving experience.

Of course a more natural progression after the Divemaster Course is the PADI Instructor Development Course, which allows you to start training and developing others to become better divers. The PADI IDC Indonesia offered here at Trawangan dive is one of the most comprehensive courses available. Our facility is the only PADI CDC Center in the Gili Islands and therefore offers professional dive programs to the highest possible standard. Our Instructor can be seen teaching all over the Gili Islands and beyond.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the GoTech Divemaster Course or the PADI Divemaster GoEco contact the Gili GoPro Team.

To find out more about taking your PADI Instructor Development Course after you PADI Divemaster simply check out PADI IDC GiliIslands website, or to see how our candidates got on in the past check out our IDC Indonesia Facebook Page.


Friday, 17 January 2014

PADI IDC Gili Trawangan | the University of Professional Diving | Trawangan Dive

Trawangan Dive is not just a dive school, but could be considered more of a dive university. With the introduction of the PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Career Development Courses; Trawangan Dive provides the best possible start for PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors.

As a PADI Career Development Center we have developed a range of IDC Career Programs aimed at enhancing the career opportunities of our PADI IDC candidates.

The PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Course prepares candidates to become PADI Instructors and teach the standard range of PADI programs. The PADI IDC course prepares candidates fully for life as a PADI professional and trains Instructors to level over and above that generally expected within industry, allowing new instructors to go into industry and confidently begin their career in teaching.

The Internship program where new instructors can shadow our extremely experienced instructor team leaning various methods and techniques involved in teaching the programs and picking up PADI certifications along the way.

The Komodo Livaboard Career option allows new instructors to complete their  Instructor Course at our PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan and then travel to Labuan Bajo where they will join our exclusive Livaboard and shadow the cruise director. During the program they will receive hands on experience of running a successful Livaboard operation, shadowing the cruise director learning all aspect of running the trip.

The Technical Diving program allows candidates to explore the world of technical diving whilst they still have the time to take courses, before working as a PADI Instructor. Once working Instructors may find the time to take dives, but taking a technical diving course requires time and therefor it’s a good time and place to do it.

The Specialties program allow instructors to gain more training in certain specialty areas of diving allowing to teach a wider range of programs and teach the courses of specific interest to them and of course earn more money as an Instructor.

A videography internship allows instructor to learn the process of developing and editing a full length underwater video. This gives instructors the opportunities to increase their skill set and make them more employable within industry.

There is a whole range of possibilities with the PADI IDCGili Trawangan allowing instructor to really develop their career in recreational diving and give them every chance possible to create a rewarding career. You can find also follow previous candidates on the PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook page or simply checking out our PADI IDC Gili Islands video.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

PADI IDC Indonesia | Continuing Education Programs for Instructors | Trawangan Dive

Once the PADI IDC Indonesia has finished there are a variety of options for PADI Instructors to continue their Education. Here at the Gili IDC Indonesia we run programs for the whole range of PADI Instructor Continuing Education Programs.

As well as conducting Specialty courses and the MSDT Preparation Course, we also provide staff instructor training and run the Master Instructor (Course Director Prep) Program. The most common question asked is “what do I need for each level?” The Gili IDC Indonesia is more than happy to help Instructors achieve the desired level of training through the PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Continuing Education Programs.

PADI Specialty Instructor Course

Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.
You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer.

There are three ways in which to gain your PADI Specialty Instructor certification.

1.       To write your own distinctive specialty

2.       Apply to PADI directly, having certified 25 or more divers, and having 20 experience dives in each particular specialty

3.       Take your specialty training with a PADI Course Director

Being a PADI Specialty Instructor allows you to teach a wider range of PADI programs and of course specialize in your own personal area of interest.

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Rating

Once an instructor has 5 specialties and have certified 25 students they can apply for the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Rating (MSDT).

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well.

PADI Staff Instructor

As a PADI Staff Instructor, you will be helping to develop the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining an in-depth knowledge about instructor training. IDC Staff Instructors are an extremely important part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center management or you want to open a dive shop or resort.

PADI Master Instructor

To gain the PADI Master Instructor Rating you must be a renewed PADI Staff Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor and have held your PADI Open Water Instructor Certification for at least two years.

You are required to have certified at least 150 PADI Divers; 50 of which need to be from the Adventure Diver Program or above, 15 specialty certifications, 5 recue divers, 5 PADI Divemasters and 5 PADI Assistant Instructors.

Within the required 150 certifications there must be no more than 75 certifications from the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program, no more than 50 certifications from IDC Staffing, no more than 25 certifications from non-diving specialties and no more than 10 certifications from PADI/Master Seal Team registrations.

The PADI Master Instructor Rating requires you to have trained at least 10 students through the
Emergency First Response program and have attended at least three PADI seminars and to have no quality assurance violations within the previous 6 months.

The PADI IDC GiliTrawangan Course can help candidates to achieve their desired rating through our continuing education program.  Or check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page to see our courses in action.To see our PADI IDC in actually taking place , check out the IDC Indonesia video!