Komodo is a great place to dive and offers a range of challenging sites, but is often not the first choice for professional divers to take the PADI IDC in Indonesia. Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod offers the very best of Instructor level training in the Gili Islands, Indonesia. The benefits of choosing Gili Trawangan far out way any other destination within the region of the world.
The program is entirely conducted by Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a wealth of industry experience and is perfectly placed to offer advice and support to candidates in finding their first job within the industry.
To analyze what is required by professional divers looking to take the next step and become scuba diving instructors it is required to take a quick synopsis of the industry and the requirements of the individual dive professionals concerned
Indonesia is made up a massive archipelago which encompasses a variety of different cultures, languages and terrain both on land and underwater and this is just one of the reasons why diving is so diverse within the country. There is also a huge diversity within the diving industry, meaning that certain areas will concentrate on the needs of a particular type of diver. Ether its Bali specializing in good quality day diving trips combined with some spectacular diving such as Nusa Lembongan or Tulamben in the north of Bali, macro and muck diving in Lembeh, wall diving in Manado or the more adrenaline filled dives that that the plankton rich currents of Komodo has to offers which is usually accessed by Livaboard; Indonesia has it all. The Gili Islands however have long been identified as the dive training capital of Indonesia having a collection of the highest certifying dive centers in the country and therefore the most experienced dive educators available within the diving industry.
The Gilli Islands is situated off of the North East Coast of Lombok and within easy reach of Bali. Diving is good around the Gili Islands and is perfectly suited to dive courses in particular entry level training offering multiple open water training sites which are also used within the PADI Instructor Development Course (CDC) when educating instructor candidates how to control and deliver the various PADI training activity in a fun, safe and professional way.
Dive centers in the Gili Islands tend to be larger offering a higher standard of facilities and have a greater range of training options which produces the perfect environment for professional divers to take the next step and become PADI Scuba Diving Instructors; allowing them to see firsthand the full range of courses taking place right in front of them. The fact that the dive centers are all very busy and have multiple courses starting every day, team teaching opportunities become an extremely useful tool for a new instructor. As the dive industry in the Gili Islands grows, so does the need for scuba diving instructors.
For training purposes the Gili Islands provide the perfect training sites for instructor training; dive sites are accessed within minutes from the beach directly in front of most dive centers. Training sites being so close and dive centers being situated directly on the beach allows the logistics and organization to run like clockwork, minimizing time wastage and maximizing time spent on quality training. Gili Trawangan offers the ultimate infrastructure incorporating all of the vital ingredients for convenient, fun and high quality dive education.
The PADI IDC Indonesia is fully conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has won multiple awards for providing the highest possible standard of dive education and for the sheer volume of Instructor’s she has previously certified. Holly is highly experienced within the diving industry and has spent the last 13 years working within various dive related roles in a range of geographic diving locations and has a genuine passion for training and development of dive professionals.
The PADI IDC Gili Islands based program takes place at Trawangan Dive, a world class PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC). Being the first PADI Career Orientated Dive Center in the Gili Islands and Lombok region means that the dive center is fully catered to host the full range of professional level PADI courses and benefits from the highest possible training facilities expected from the only PADI CDC Center in Gili Trawangan.