Friday, 11 September 2015

“Bahasa Support” | PADI IDC Gili Islands | Malaysian & Indonesian Instructor Training

The PADI IDC with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod can now offer language assistance to candidates through Bahasa Support. By having a Bahasa speaking member of the team we can now offer Indonesian and Malaysian candidates the option of Bahasa translation, explanation and assistance.
Over the course of 2014 and 2015 Holly has become the prime choice for people looking to train as a professional PADI Instructor and with the support of a Bahasa Speaking PADI Staff Instructor, the PADI IDC Indonesia at Trawangan Dive is rapidly becoming a very popular training destination for Indonesian and Malaysian speaking candidates.

During the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Malay and Indonesian candidates will have the option of gaining the language support offered by our PADI IDC Staff Instructor Fariz Sawal who is from Malaysia and has been working alongside the PADI IDC Gili Islands program for well over a year. The role of a Staff Instructor is to assist both the Course Director and candidates throughout the IDC and although Fariz does not conduct the course, he plays a vital role within Instructor Development and particularly in terms of language support.

The IDC course itself is conducted entirely in English and currently the PADI IDC materials are not available in Bahasa so candidates will have to study the English materials. Of course, English is also the main language used when instructor candidates go on to teach their own courses and most of the previous instructor candidates have already been working with the English materials through Open water, Advanced, rescue and Divemaster training; but our philosophy is that it can be a great support for our Bahasa speaking candidates to have the option of translation, explanation or even just discussing topics in their own language. We believe that being able to offer our candidates the support that they need throughout the IDC is incredibly important; and the option of having Bahasa language support available for our Indonesian and Malaysian candidates helps to provide a great all round educational experience and a real confidence booster, helping our candidates to learn in a more relaxed and complete style. Fariz is also able to act as a translator for our candidate at the PADI Instructor Exam should any candidates need that additional assistance and peace of mind.

The PADI IDC runs every month at Trawangan Dive; the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands. All Instructor level training is conducted by Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, who is assisted by staff instructors with a range of languages including Bahasa Malay.

If you’re looking to become a scuba diving instructor, holly will help you to achieve the best possible results in your PADI Instructor Examination and have the confidence to go on and develop a rewarding and successful career within the recreational diving industry. If you’re looking to find out more about how previous candidates progressed through the program and where they are now a good starting point is the PADI IDC Indonesia Team Facebook Page. Another useful stating point is to check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands promotional video on YouTube.

Alternatively to find out further information you can contact Holly directly on

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