Triple Platinum + Triple Elite Awards for PADI Platinum CD Holly Macleod on the PADI IDC Gili Islands

Another year and another batch of awards in 2017 for Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod and her PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in the Gili Islands, Indonesia. For three consecutive years now Holly has won both the PADI “Platinum Status” and the PADI “Elite-300” Awards, both of which are an absolute honor, but what exactly are they?


The PADI “Elite” Award is awarded to PADI Scuba Diving Instructors based directly on their performance. Instructors will receive the PADI Elite 50,100,150,200,250 and 300 based on the number of certifications personally issued in any given year.  Holly has issued will over 300 PADI Instructor level certifications year upon year, but receives the PADI “Elite-300” Award as it is the highest award available. The higher “Elite” Award an Instructor has can be used as an excellent indicator of their diving and teaching experience.


The PADI “Platinum” Status Award is awarded to PADI Course Directors who not only certify a certain amount of PADI Scuba Diving Instructors, but have demonstrated an a high personal commitment to the diving industry. Through the PADI “Frequent Trainers Program” PADI Course Directors can receive the Bronze, Silver and Platinum PADI Status Award which is based on the number of certifications issued within any given year. For the past 3 years Holly has been awarded the “Platinum” PADI Status Award.

Over the last few years the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Holly has become an extremely popular choice amongst professional Divemasters from around the world. There are a variety of reasons why the program has become the number 1 choice for people looking to kick start their career within the diving industry.

Holly has a wealth of experience having worked within a wide range of diving related roles in and in a multitude of word wide diving locations and has drawn upon her extensive experience to design a program that addresses the real needs of scuba diving instructor candidates.  Holly conducts the entire program from start to finish and is always available for pre and post IDC support.


The Gili Islands have been a rapidly growing tourist destination in the past few years and Gili Trawangan is at the center of it all with busy dive shops and a growing number of tourists looking to discover the underwater world.  As a training environment the Gili Islands is a perfect choice; short boat rides, purpose built training sites and some mild environmental factors such as current and swell making it the perfect choice to be trained whilst having to think about the environmental conditions and the best way to conduct their training exercises. The program takes place at Trawangan Dive, the first established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands and the Lombok region and offers an ultimately higher standard of instructor training facilities.

To find out more about what it’s really like to take the program with Holly check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Reviews online and judge for yourself. More information can also be found on the PADI IDC Indonesia Social Facebook Page or see last year candidates in the 2016 PADI IDC Indonesia Show reel.

Of course for additional information Holly can be contacted directly at


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