Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Above and Beyond PADI Instructor Training | PADI IDC Indonesia | Gili Islands Platinum PADI Course Director

The PADI IDC in the Gili Islands with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod aims to provide training over and above that generally found within the diving industry and this is achieved through a variety of methods.

Holly has been working within the diving industry for well over a decade and during this period of time she has travelled the world working within a variety of dive related roles and has developed an in-depth knowledge of the recreational diving industry.
She has taught thousands of students and has through her own experience developed a sound understanding of the best possible ways in which to conduct certain individual aspect of the PADI curriculum. Holly also has a passion for diving and dive training and is constantly aiming to improve the course structure and tweak her individual training to always provide the best possible training experience available within the industry. During the program Holly delivers the required PADI curriculum components in her own style whilst also adding a range of presentations and workshops which include her personal recommendations and tips based upon her own experiences within the industry.

The program aims to provide training over and above that generally found within the dive industry meaning that new instructors have developed their own diving skills and knowledge and developed their own style of delivery and can easily make the transition into the industry with the confidence and knowledge to succeed.
The program is essentially made up of two parts the PADI Instructor Development Course and the pre IDC preparation workshops.
The actual Instructor Development Course is conducted over 11 day and incorporates all of the mandatory core components of the PADI IDC Curriculum. Classrooms sessions include presentations on all of the individual PADI programs including Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, Diver Retention, Diver Acquisition, the Business of Diving, Risk Management and learning about PADI Standards and Procedures in relation to the range of PADI Programs. Candidates will also learn about all of the individual PADI Programs and courses including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program, the Open Water Diver Course and Adventures in Diving Programs, the Rescue Diver Course and the Divemaster Course. Classroom sessions will also include individual Knowledge Development Presentations. Confined Water sessions will include the DSD Workshop, The Rescue Workshop, Confined Water Presentations, Student Control & Positioning, Skill Circuit Practice and Rescue Exercise Practice. Open Water Sessions will include further Skill Development Sessions, CESA & Descents Workshop, Student Control Workshops, Adventures in Diving Workshop, Rescue Workshop, Individual Open Water Presentation Practice and more Rescue Exercise Practice on the Surface. Additional workshops are also included within the program, and although not included within the PADI IDC curriculum and syllabus are essential to the personal development of professional divers within the industry. Again theses workshops revolve around control, management and organization of PADI training activities. The pre IDC workshops are conducted over the 4 – 5 days prior to the start date of the course and are designed to review and refresh the knowledge and skills which are expected from certified PADI Divemasters. So, although the program is designed to take new instructors to the highest professional level possible it is also designed to be a highly fun and enjoyable experience.

Overall the IDC program is designed purely for certified Divemaster’s who wish to gain a Successful and rewarding career within this exciting and dynamic industry and gain the knowledge and skills to stand out in the crowd and confidently pursue their own personal career goals.

There are a variety of ways to check out more information about the program. Of course the PADI IDC Indonesia Website is the first port of call, but to see the latest news and updates from the program the PADI IDC Gili Fan Page on Facebook is continuously updated, showing past and present training activities for the program.  Or simply contact Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Directly

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