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 idc@trawangandive.com

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.