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Holly Macleod

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Holly Macleod
Gili Islands, Indonesia
-8.349396, 116.043203 View on map
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We are a PADI Instructor Development Group offering the full range of PADI professional level training. We are based in the Gili Islands, Indonesia and work alongside a PADI 5 Star CDC Resort. We provide professional level dive courses over and above that generally expected within the industry

By taking your Instructor Development Course (IDC) here in Gili Trawangan you will receive a number of benefits over other locations.

Firstly the Gili Islands themselves consist of three tropical islands located of the north east coast of Lombok, Indonesia. The three islands are surrounded by palm swept and deserted tropical beaches. The Gili IDC course itself is situated in the only 5 star CDC Resort on the islands and of course as the facility has been awarded the highest possible rating available you are safe in the knowledge that all facilities will be over the required standard for teaching the full range of PADI professional dive courses. Our classroom facilities are equipped with all the latest multimedia teaching aids and our training pool is here on site just outside of the classroom. Our open water training site has great visibility and is only a couple of minute’s boat journey away. It is equipped with purpose built training lines and is a perfect site for training potential PADI Instructors.

Other benefits include our PADI Course Director. She has over a decade of experience teaching all of the PADI courses, and even now can be found teaching all of the PADI recreational courses from Discover Scuba Diving Programs to Rescue Courses. She has worked in many countries around the world and can advise you of what you should expect from the dive industry and of course what the dive industry will expect from you, having seen and lived it first-hand. She will show you how to apply what you learn and how to successfully handle the challenges instructors face every day. Dive centers seek instructors who know how to balance the needs of guests, colleagues and management, and who can deliver high-quality courses, sell and promote diving. Holly will help you to develop and apply the skills that make you more attractive to employers.


Our facility has become increasingly popular over the last few years and therefore our instructors have become some of the most experienced instructors the industry has to offer. Therefore if you are looking to team teach after your IDC course you will gain some valuable industry experience working alongside seasoned PADI Instructors whilst also teaching a variety of new divers.


Our philosophy is to provide quality training in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  We are confident that we have devised an IDC schedule that takes into account the needs of any dive professional wishing to further their career.  There is also time for fun diving during the course, so it’s not all work work work!

We run a 17 day schedule, making the course more accessible to those with time constraints.  We then offer four days of optional preparation which covers dive theory and skill practice, (included in the price).  Candidates are welcome to arrive further in advance if they feel that they may benefit from additional preparation time.

Our Instructor Development Course has been priced competitively to make it more affordable to candidates, whilst the high quality of training remains un-compromised.

Courses run throughout the year and are competitively priced.for more information on what we are doing here at the the Gili IDC Group there are a number of ways to do so firstly our website can be found at &

We are also on Facebook at Another way of seeing what we are up to is to check out our video at Or simply contact us on

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