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


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…..


The PADI IDC Gili Islands goes International | February 2015

The PADI Instructor Course Feb 2015

The PADI IDC Indonesia and Trawangan Dive would like to give a Massive welcome to our 10 New PADI Instructor candidates and 2 PADI Staff Instructor candidates.

For the Instructor course we have Charlie and Henry from the United Kingdom; Vanessa, Leslie and Chris from the United States of America; Wilson from China; Laura from Poland, Albena from Bulgaria; Tim from Germany and Marsel from Indonesia.

Taking the Staff Instructor Course, we have Jan from Germany and Tupac from France.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) runs every month at Trawangan Dive, the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan. All Instructor Training is conducted by the in house Platinum PADI Course Director; Holly who as over a decade within the diving Industry, having worked in a range of dive related roles in a variety of locations around the world.

To see previous candidates who joined the course check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands on YouTube, or the Gili Islands IDC Fan Page on Facebook. Or check out the 2015 PADI IDC Indonesia Calendar.

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.