Climbing the PADI ladder, one level at a time

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in IDC

Climbing the PADI ladder, one level at a time

Reaching the level of PADI IDC Staff Instructor is something that many dive instructors dream about but only a few achieve. Gorgeous Ellie arrived on Gili Trawangan 18 months ago with the goal of becoming a PADI Divemaster. In a relatively short amount of time, she progressed through the ranks and became not only a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, but also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. She now works at Blue Marlin Dive, our sister...

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Thinking about becoming a PADI professional?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Divemaster, IDC, IDC Staff Instructor

Thinking about becoming a PADI professional?

Pick up any diving magazine or surf the web for dive related websites, and you’ll find lots of images taken in exotic destinations combined with interactions with aquatic life. In certain people, this often stimulates the dream of working full time as a dive professional. There are few professions in the world where you can spend a Monday morning commuting to your work place on a boat, enjoying beautiful weather with customers who admire you for the job you do. You’ll never...

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From above to below the waves

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Divemaster

From above to below the waves

Angie first arrived on our doorstep over a year ago to complete her PADI Open Water Diver course. As a surf instructor near Perth, Australia, we knew she wouldn’t have any problems in the water. What surprised us was how addicted to diving she became. It didn’t take long to realise she had her sights set on going the whole way to PADI Divemaster. So Angie, I guess it’s safe to say you’re fairly comfortable in the water… I guess so. I’m an Australian and I...

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Our PADI Divemaster trainees rock!

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Divemaster

Our PADI Divemaster trainees rock!

At the moment, we’ve got more than a handful of Divemaster trainees. They are here to learn how to become PADI Divemasters and we’ve had them busy. From learning how to assist on courses and how to guide certified divers, to mapping dive sites and preparing Emergency Assistance Plans, they’ve all got their work cut out. Let’s find out some more about them… Angie The surfer girl from Western Australia arrived on Gili Trawangan for the first time in...

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