If you’re a PADI Divemaster who wants to take your PADI IDC and keen on helping to preserve the environment, we now have the answer. Trawangan Dive is the only Star PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands and is also a Coral Conservation Center.
Combine the PADI IDC Indonesia and the Biorock Program in Gili Trawangan
The Biorock Project works closely with Trawangan Dive building and maintaining Biorock structures around the Gili Islands. We have now developed new a brand new PADI IDC Conservation Program aimed at combining the Biorock Coral Conservation program with the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).
The Biorock Project is the process of submerging large steel structures and applying a low voltage electrical current. Live but broken coral is collected and attached to the structure. Growth rates of this coral can grow up to 5 times the normal rate; and in areas where corals suffer due to pollution and temperature fluctuations the rate can be seen to grow up to 50 times the normal rate.
The Biorock programs at Trawangan Dive teach you all about the Biorocks. Students will learn about coral gardening in sync with learning about the actual structures. You learn how to select appropriate corals, transportation and attachment techniques, picking an appropriate site for the structure and that as a group you will actually build a biorock, submerge it and apply the current. There is also the option of volunteering with the maintenance of the structures.
Trawangan Dive conducts the PADI IDC Course every month and trains candidates over and above a level generally expected within industry. More information about the Trawangan Dive PADI Instructor Development course and our previous candidates can be found on the PADI IDC Gili Islands Facebook page. We can also be found on YouTube where you can see our PADI IDC Indonesia course in action.