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.