Sheridin Davidson – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
The Gili IDC at Trawangan Dive totally exceeded my expectations. It is a well-run, organized a fun dive center with fantastic staff and perfect facilities. The Course Director, Holly is an awesome teacher; explaining complicated theory and concepts in an easy to understand way, extremely down to earth and has now become my dive mentor. The Gili IDC is an intense course and Holly is the perfect teacher to help guide and support you through it. I would definitely recommend the Gili IDC at Trawangan Dive to anyone looking to become a PADI Instructor.
I first heard about Gili Trawangan through a friend who took their PADI Divemaster Course on the island and had nothing but good things to say about it. Gili Trawangan is a beautiful island with an extremely relaxed atmosphere and incredible diving. I first came across the Trawangan Dive IDC Course when searching the internet and e-mailed them with a bunch of questions. I was very impressed when I received a personalized response from the Course Director.
Fiona Smith – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
I am so happy that I decided to take my Instructor Development Course with Holly, here at Trawangan Dive. I have become a more confident diver and teacher for sure. The IDC was an extremely enjoyable course and i would always recommend everyone to come here to take their PADI Instructor Development Course.
I have recently finished my PADI IDC course at Trawangan Dive and my course director was Holly Macleod. The IDC has totally changed the way I feel and handle situations when it comes to diving and teaching of course.
The course can be quite stressful, but at the same time it was great being part of such an amazing IDC team and this is something I will always remember. It is also nice to be on the other side of the fence, immediately being thrust into the role of teaching others which builds your confidence and knowledge rapidly.
Holly teaches in both a fun but serious way which totally prepares you for the PADI Instructor Examination. Her knowledge of the diving business and personal dive experiences are amazing and during the course she will go completely out of her way to prepare you and steer you towards the right direction.
Maarten van den Hazel – PADI Master Instructor & Dive Shop Operator
I had the pleasure of staffing an IDC conducted by Holly. During this IDC she inspired me by the way she explained everything in great clarity, the way she took the time to help candidates who had language difficulties and the extra effort she put in when additional training was required. What Inspired me most of all however was the way she created a safe and relaxed atmosphere for learning which resulted in relaxed and confident Candidates who were more than ready for their exams.
I believe that the way she conducts her IDC will influence the next generation of dive instructors and already contributes to a safer and more fun dive environment.
Harvey Mills – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
I was originally set to take my IDC in Koh Tao Thailand and decided to visit a friend who happened to be working at Blue Marlin, in Gili Trawangan where I decided to take some fun dives. Whilst diving with Blue Marlin I got talking to Holly, and further into the conversation realized that she was the Course Director and conducted their IDC program. I knew straight away after the first conversation I had with Holly that I would rather do my IDC Course with her, here in Gili Trawangan. She was very easy to speak to and explained the whole program to me, so I guess it was an easy decision.
Even before the IDC course had started Holly gave up some of her free time and conducted some theory sessions with the group to get us off to a good start.
I feel that I have learnt a great deal from my IDC Course and it has given me a lot of confidence in both diving and in life as a whole. Holly can be very serious at times, but also knows how to have a laugh which in my opinion provides a great mix.
I feel that the IDC at Trawangan Dive provided a great learning environment, alongside some great people with a fantastic course Director. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.