First Choice 2016 PADI IDC | Gili Islands

The PADI IDC Indonesia Scuba Diving Instructor Program with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod takes place at the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands, Indonesia and is now considered the first choice when it comes to professional divers looking to take the next step and become a scuba diving instructor.


There are many reasons for the program making its way to being the most popular option for dive professionals looking to further their education, knowledge and career within the recreational diving industry.

The program is well known for its quality of both professionalism and education, having been recognized by the industry and awarded by PADI with the “Outstanding Contribution to Professional Development” Award and received multiple reviews from past candidates. The program is entirely conducted by PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has been recognized within the industry as one of the best Instructpadiidcindonesia-dsd-feb-2bor level trainers in the world and has won multiple awards of recognition including the “Platinum” PADI status Award which recognizes a limited number of PADI Course Directors for their professionalism and dedication to the scuba diving industry. Holly received the highest possible rating; the “Platinum” Status. Another award received by Holly is the PADI Elite Instructor Award which is presented to instructors based on the number of certifications issued in a particular year. Awards come in the form of the 50,100,150,200,250 and 300 certification. Although Holly certified nearly 500 Instructor certifications in 2015 she received the highest possible Award available; the “Elite-300” Award in recognition of her pure experience.


Although the course is conducted in a way to achieve the highest possible educational benefit to the candidates, Holly has also designed the program with a philosophy that she has used throughout her career within the industry of making all training fun and engaging for all participants; a philosophy that has been adopted and used for years throughout the diving industry within multiple organizations.

The program takes place at the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands offering world class training facilities including Instructor training classroom facilities, 2 onsite training swimming pools and a dedicated IDC training boat which departs from the beach directly outside the dive shop for training sessions on the purpose built training site. Other facilities include a beachfront restaurant and bar. The Gili Islands are a rapidly growing tourist destination with more tourist visiting the Gili Islands year upon year and therefore more and more people choosing to take entry level dive courses. The increase in diving activities on the islands has also paved the way for more dive operators and more diving related job opportunities.


If you’re looking to take the next step in your professional PADI education and develop a rewarding and successful career within the scuba diving industry this is definitely the place to start. To see the review from previous candidates on the program the PADI IDC Gili Islands TripAdvisor page is the perfect place to start and all the latest news and updates on the program can be found by checking out the PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Fan Page. For more information on the program contact Holly directly…..



Sept 2014 PADI IDC Gili Islands – Indonesia | PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

Congratulations to 8 new PADI IDC Indonesia Scuba Diving Instructors graduated with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod at Trawangan Dive; the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and the first established in Lombok and the Gili Islands.

The September program was host to a variety of nationalities. Mat, Chris, Jack and Minty are from the UK, Javier is from Spain, Marc is from France, Anisha is from India and Heiko is from Germany.

All candidates arrived at Trawangan Dive as Professional Divemaster’s and left as PADI Instructors. During the 11 day program they developed all the necessary skills in teaching recreational PADI dive programs.

So congratulations to all PADI Instructors graduating in the Gili Islands in September 2015!!


To find out more how you too can transform your life a get a real career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor check out the PADI IDC Indonesia on the net.

As Indonesia premier PADI CDC Center also offer many opportunities to train in other areas of diving such as the PADI IDC Indonesia Livaboard Program and the Biorock PADI IDC Gili Islands Combination.

IDC Gili Islands June 2014


Huge Congratulations to all the new Instructors on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Great group of divers representing all corners of the world: Indonesia, France, USA, Germany, French Guyana, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Sweden and Slovenia. We would like wish all the best to Coop, Nico, Michael, Marie, Tamara, Ovan, Jayden, Damon, Cris , Cecile, Scott in their new career “teaching the world to dive”

To find out more about these guys read our June 2014 IDC Gili Islands Graduate blog.

If you’re looking to take the IDC Gili Islands program than check out the latest news and how students are getting with our PADI IDC Gili Trawangan Facebook Page

New Additions to the PADI IDC Gili Islands


During the course of 2013/ 2014 we have implemented a variety of career enhancing opportunities so as candidates can make the most of their new careers within recreational diving. As well as our Career Programs, we has also implemented some brand new presentations and workshops directly into the course. Check out our IDC Gili Islands 2014 Updates.

These updates include our IDC Gili Islands Project AWARE awareness presentation and our IDC Gili Trawangan Revised Open Water Course Workshop.

Check us out on Facebook

Of course check out our PADI IDC Course the best way is to check out our PADI IDC website, but there are also other ways to check out our facilities and see how the course is going. Facebook is a great way to do this. As well is checking out Trawangan Dive at our IDC Gili Islands Facility Facebook Page you can also see current divemasters in action at our IDC Gili Islands Divemaster Facebook Page.
To see past and present IDC candidates in action check out our IDC Gili islands Career Development Facebook Page.


Keeping up to date – PADI IDC Indonesia

We are pleased to say we have recently finished our March IDC Gili Islands and would like to welcome all new IDC Graduates to the rank of PADI Instructor and give them a huge congratulations. The Gili IDC Indonesia runs professional level instructor courses each and every month here in Gili Trawangan and in fact we are just about to start the next IDC Gili Trawangan May Program on May 2nd here at our exclusive PADI Career Development Center.

If you happen to miss the enrolment for our May program June is a perfect time to prepare for the up and coming high season here in Indonesia. Check out our June PADI IDC Indonesia Career Development program and don’t hesitate to sign up.

Next PADI IDC Gili Islands | May 2nd 2014 | IDC Gili Trawangan

The Next PADI IDC Gili Islands Career Development Program is due to start on 2nd May 2014. The course is scheduled on an 11 day program including 4 additional days of preparation. Our course runs each and every month at our exclusive PADI Career Development Center in Gili Trawangan and is conducted by our Platinum PADI Course Director.

For those who are looking to kick start their career check out our PADI IDC Gili Islands Career Development Options.  To see what’s been happening on our courses we can also be found on our IDC Indonesia Facebook Page. If you wish to actually see a course in progress, this can be seen on our IDC Gili Trawangan Video.