Friday 11 September 2015

Platinum Award - Again in Gili Islands – PADI IDC with Holly Macleod

Another year! And yet another Platinum PADI Award 2015 for our PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive; PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) and Resort.

 The annual PADI Frequent Trainer program awards are designed to recognize the most active PADI Course Directors worldwide and awards are given based on the number of candidates who choose to complete their Instructor training with a particular Course Director, plus how many candidates stay on to continue their education and how much support Course Directors can offer in terms of career development. The Platinum award is the highest available within the Instructor Development system and recognizes Holly’s overall commitment to the PADI Education system and her pure experience in Instructor training and development.
Holly has now certified hundreds of scuba diving instructors and is well versed in the needs of PADI Divemaster’s looking to further their careers and dive education. As well as being awarded the Platinum status making her one of only 25 Platinum Course Directors within the Asia Pacific region, in 2014 she received the PADI “commitment to instructor development award” which denotes the pure quality of the training and education she provides. This year she also was awarded the “Elite 300” award which is awarded for the amount of certifications obtained throughout the year, and a number of “Certificates of Excellence”, in recognition of her commitment to individual candidates though their IDC training.

All Instructor level training is conducted at Trawangan Dive; the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first ever to be established in the Gili Islands. The Dive Center comprises of all the modern facilities expected from a Career Development Center including dedicated IDC classroom facilities, 2 swimming pools and a dedicated IDC boat. Training sites are extremely close to the dive center and easily reached by boat allowing candidates to maximize their training in open water, confined water and back in the classroom.
As well as preparing candidates for the Instructor Examination they learn so much more based on her personal experience within industry; Holly has worked in a variety of dive related roles and within a variety of geographical locations so  candidates will have the opportunity to benefit from a world of experience that can only be obtained within the industry.
 If you’re looking for the knowledge, experience and confidence to go into the recreational diving industry and develop yourself as a true leader and educator within this fascinating and dynamic industry this is the best place to start. Holly runs an entirely new PADI IDC Indonesia schedule every month at Trawangan Dive. To find out more about the program check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands promotional video which is also available on YouTube.

To find out more about the program schedule, start dates etc, or even just to discuss your current personal development as well as any initial concerns about taking the next step in your career path simply contact Holly at




  1. So I have purchased my first Open water scuba lessons,what is to be expected? They told me in order to get my diving license I need to take a written test,have 1 pool dive and 5 open water dives.What are they going to have me do on the written test? and is there any way I can prepare for it? also what will I be learning on the open water dives?
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