Although the beginning of 2020 has seen some upheaval during the global virus pandemic, Industry Leading Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod has now developed and fully embedded a range of new components into The PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) in the Gili Islands, Indonesia making it a perfect choice for people looking for a new career as a recreational scuba diving Instructor.
Having issued over 3000 Scuba Diving Instructor Level certifications, working in professional level diving for over 17 years, it's another massive congratulations to industry-leading PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. She has issued over 462 professional instructor-level certifications in 2019 alone. She has also gained the Platinum PADI Course Director Award for the seventh consecutive year as well as the PADI Elite 300 Award, also for the seventh consecutive year.
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm CST
So, it’s been another great year for Industry Award Winning Multiple Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod having issued over 460 Instructor level certifications including OWSI, EFR, and a range of PADI Specialties. Also, a range of new things to come in 2020.
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm CST
Industry Award Winning Multiple Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod having already certified 100’s of scuba diving Instructors every year and consequently 100’s of Emergency First Response Instructors (EFRI) now introduces the PADI EFR approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Specialty Course.
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 8:15 pm CST
If already a certified PADI IDC Staff Instructor it’s important to know about the new PADI IDC Curriculum and Revised Syllabus as both Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors cannot conduct or advertise the revised IDC curriculum until they have been updated and received a personal set of the revised 2020 IDC materials.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:00 am CDT
Holly has now published the 2020 PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Schedule allowing dive professionals to go ahead and plan their personal Instructor training experience during the up and coming year. There are 10 sessions happening throughout the year and each session includes a Pre IDC Preparation Course, The PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI) Course. Check out the following dates for the up and coming 2020 PADI IDC Schedule.
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 8:00 am CDT
Being one of the highest certifying scuba diving Instructor trainers available within the recreational diving industry coupled with a wealth of experience training both professional and nonprofessional diving courses has allowed Holly to devise a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) that provides new Instructors with a level of training considered to be way over and above that generally found within Industry. The dates for 2020 can be seen below and run throughout the year over 10 individual sessions. All Sessions include the PADI IDC Preparation, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the Emergency First Responder Instructor Course (EFRI).
As a highly experienced Platinum PADI Course Director with over 20 years diving experience from a variety of different global diving destinations and a variety of environment types, Holly Macleod is also now a private dive Industry consultant and has recently been addressing not only the use of neutral buoyancy within training, but the dynamics of how to apply it.
Having beginner divers perform skills in a neutrally buoyancy body position right from the start of the course could possibly prove to be impractical and inefficient as this is the first time that students have been underwater so the general advice would be to only encourage a neutral body position where students show willingness and the exercise appears to be feasible within the current environment. The same would also be said with the use of the Mini Dive and maybe not an ideal idea during dive 1 unless the students are demonstrating an overall good body position and the tasks appears feasible.
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm CST
Another new record in 2018 for Multiple Award Winning Industry Leading Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who issued a total of 544 PADI Instructor level certifications of which 105 dive professionals chose to take the PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Holly in the Gili Islands, Indonesia.