Massive reef clean up at Gili Air

The weekly reef clean up at Gili Air was there. Oceans 5 dive resort and their divemaster trainees organized a massive one.

In totally 21 divers and 4 people who cleaned the beach. All the 6 divemaster trainees did an excellent job to organize it and make it save and joinable for everyone.

At 4 o’clock the preparation started, making the briefing on a white board, showing the map of the dive site, organizing teams, giving everyone gloves and back and sorting out the equipment.

reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5

reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5

A quarter to 5, it was the time to go into the water. The island hopper, a boat that goes between Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, has just been back. And all the fast boats were gone. It was safe to go into the water with a group of people like this.

reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5

reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5

The result was there 16 backs of rubbish, all kind. Mostly the divers found bottles, plastic, ropes, cans and more. It was a massive result, but there is still more work to do.

Oceans 5 hopes to see you all next week!

For more information about reef clean ups, write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

Elite Award Instructors

PADI Elite Instructor Award ratings for Oceans 5!

PADI has a new award, the PADI Elite Instructor Award. It tells you how many diver you have certified last year. Oceans 5 dive resort received a few.

All PADI Instructors at CDC center Oceans 5 have received a PADI Elite Award.

All PADI Instructors at CDC center Oceans 5 have received a PADI Elite Award.

PADI Career development resort (CDC) Oceans 5 is happy to tell you that all instructors for Oceans 5 have got the Elite Award. Sander Buis, PADI Course Director and owner of the dive resort, received one. Sander has got the Elite Award for 100 certifications. He certified in 2013 between the 100 and 150 certification.

Oceans 5 dive resort is a PADI Career Development Dive Resort (CDC) located on Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the famous Gili Islands. Oceans 5 conducts every month PADI Instructor Development Courses. Oceans 5 has the best IDC facilities on the Gili Islands. They have a 25 meter swimming pool and a 70 m2 AC-ed classroom.

For more information about IDCs write us an email to info@oceans5dive.com

New PADI Instructor on Gili Air

Arash did it. Yesterday he became a PADI Instructor. It was a long way Arah started last year as a SSI instructor in Amed, Bali. But he wanted to become a PADI Instructor too.

Last January he arrived in Oceans 5 to start his IDC with PADI Course Directors Camille Lemens and Sander Buis. He was a bit unlucky of his last 2 days of the IDC. He became ill. He couldn’t join the IE in February. But he came back at the end of March to continue his IDC and to practice more. The result is there Arash is the first PADI Instructor when dive resort Oceans 5 became a PADI Career Development Center, CDC.

New Padi Instructor on Gili Islands

New Padi Instructor on Gili Islands

Oceans 5 is the only CDC center on Gili Air. Oceans 5 has the best facilities for IDCs on the Gilis:
1) a 25 meter trainings pool especially designed for scuba diving
2) a AC-ed classroom of 70 m2
3) a 60 inch television to follow all presentation
4) an ibox, so the candidates can follow the presentations on their ipads or iphones
5) 2 PADI Course Directors, 2 IDC Staff Instructors

The next instructor development course at Oceans 5 starts at the 1th of May. If you like to have more information about the IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training Gili Islands


Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training Gili Islands

In addition to becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will want to earn some Specialty Instructor ratings so that you can offer a variety of training to your student divers.

Specialty Instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. Attending Specialty Instructor Training courses is also a good way to extend your knowledge and skills base as a professional diver and will prepare you fully to start teaching Advanced Open Water courses. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

Oceans 5 dive resort has conducted the last 2 days a Deep Diver Instructor Training Program Gili Islands at Simons Reef and Sunset Reef. Simons Reef is famous for the beautiful coral and the 40 meters depth. Sunset Reef is famous for the baby sharks. During the training PADI Course Director Sander Buis taught the candidates all the skills of the Deep Diver Specialty Course. The course is serious but also fun, so during the 8 min safety stop all candidates are playing some music instruments underwater, like a band.

If you are more interested in the Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training Program Gili islands write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

PADI MSDT Program Gili Islands

Dive resort Oceans 5 organizes every month with IDC Gili Islands a PADI MSDT program Gili Islands. The last 3 days 2 Instructors of Oceans 5 did one of the most interesting specialties Oceans 5 can teach the PADI Sidemount Diver Instructor Specialty Course.

Sidemount became the last couple of years more and more popular. It is not like normal diving with a tank on your bank, but you will dive with 2 tanks on the side of you. You are more streamlined, in a case you are also wreck diver specialist and you like to penetrate a wreck. You can reach the valves easy in case of a problem. Your buoyancy will be a bit different but sidemount diving gives you a extra way of freedom.

MSDT program Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air

MSDT program Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air

Around the Gili islands there are a few nice places for diving on Nitrox, Deep Turbo, Deep Halik, Sharkpoint and Simons. Can you imagine if you dive with 2 tanks of Nitrox? You can stay there for a fantastic long time and enjoy the beauty of the coral reef and their fish.

It is also possible to do your Nitrox instructor specialty at Oceans 5 dive. Oceans 5 dive has his own nitrox fill station. It is worth to see how nitrox is filled.

The Nitrox and Sidemount Instructor Specialty can be counted as specialties for your PADI MSDT Program. Oceans 5 has 20 instructor specialties to choose from.

If you like to know more about sidemount diving, nitrox or msdt programs write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

Next IDC Indonesia starts 1st of May

Dive Resort Oceans 5 conducts another PADI Instructor Development Course in May. It starts the 1st of May and takes 10 days. The Instructor Examination will be the 13th and 14th of May.

IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, PADI Course Director Sander Buis, Master Instructor Allen Rivera and IDC Staff Instructor Riet van Hemel are taking care of you during the course. Oceans dive resort is the only dive center on the Gili Islands who has 2 PADI Course Directors available during an IDC.

IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

Oceans 5 dive resort has the best IDC facilities of the Gili Islands. First of all there is a 25 meter trainings pools, especially designed for scuba diving. The brand new class room, 70m2, with own relaxing areas is just opened and looks amazing. There is WIFI available in the classroom, water dispenser, and free coffee, tea and water. The open water training site is only 5 min away with our boats.

IDC Indonesia doesn’t want you passing the IDC but also to become an Instructor. This means Oceans 5 is updates with the newest material and teaching it. Oceans 5 implements the new PADI Open Water Diver Course in their IDC and shows the candidates how to do the new skills and how to conduct an Open Water Course.

After the IDC there is a possibility to do the MSDT Program. You will get the Nitrox and Shark Conservation Instructor Specialty for free.

For more information about the IDC, or IDC preparation, MSDT program contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

Gili Islands PADI IDC February 2014| IDC Finished

The Gili Islands PADI IDC with Oceans 5 dive resort is finished. All candidates are ready for the PADI Instructor Examination on Gili Trawangan.

PADI IDC Gili Islands Indonesia|Oceans 5 dive resort |February 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands Indonesia|Oceans 5 dive resort |February 2014

For some of the candidates today will be a quiet day, other like Ian and Toni are doing a Deep Diver Instructor Specialty course at Sharkpoint and Soraya. Two beautiful dive sites around the Gili Islands were you can find beautiful coral gardens and reefs.

Some of the candidates are practicing their knowledge again. Oceans 5 has on this IDC more staff, as normal there will be 2 PADI Course Directors, Sander and Camille, but this time they had help. Allen flew all from Korea to staff. Allen is a PADI Master Instructor and wants to become next year a PADI Course Director. Riet was helping too, Riet did her PADI IDC Staff Instructors course last month with Oceans 5 and like to get more experience in scoring the candidates. She will be one of the major instructors for our divemaster internship programs.

So tomorrow the IE will start. No worries for our candidates. They are well prepared. The IE will be done over 2 days. So the 5th of March there will be a big party on Gili Air.

If you like to know more about Gili Islands PADI IDC or PADI IDC staff instructor courses contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

IDC Open Water Presentations with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands Indonesia

IDC Open Water Presentations with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands Indonesia

During the PADI IDC, instructor development course, the candidates learn how to put a classroom, confined open water and open water presentation together. In the last few days the candidates, Manon, Rose, Toni and Ian, have done a few classroom presentations and a few confined water presentations.

Today it is the time for their first Open Water Presentation. During the Open water presentation the candidates have to brief 2 skills. The candidates will have different roles underwater. Sometimes the play Instructor, Divemaster or student. Doing it this way the candidates learn to control students as an instructor, learn to have a broader view, and think about the environment.

The training site of Oceans 5 dive resort is only 5 mijn away by boat. Today PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, Master Instructor Allen and IDC Staff Instructor Riet will score the candidates. There will be also descent and CESA workshops. And at the end of the water work the candidates will practice Rescue Exercise 7.

It will be a fun day!

For more information about IDCs, MSDT programs, and IDC staff instructor Courses email us at info@oceans5dive.com

PADI Rescue Diver Exercise number 7

PADI Rescue diver Exercise Number 7 is an important exercise during the PADI Rescue Diver course. But not only during your PADI Rescue Diver course the skill is so important but also during the PADI Divemaster Course, PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and PADI Instructor Examination.

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

Oceans 5 dive resort IDC candidates are practicing a lot of times this skill in the pool and in open water. So they will have the confidence and routine to do and teach the skill.

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

Yesterday all IDC candidates were practicing the skills with PADI Course Director Camille and PADI Master Instructor Allen. The candidates practiced the skill with 2 methods, mouth to mouth and with a pocket mask.

Oceans 5 train her rescue divers so that their is no different in approach of them and a PADI IDC candidate. In Oceans 5 dive resort only PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer or higher are allowed to teach this skill to students. Oceans 5 wants to deliver a high standard of quality.

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

PADI Rescue Exercise number 7

For more information about Rescue courses, divemaster courses, and IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

PADI Open water diver course explained

Over the past 5 years several PADI diving Courses have been revised:

*) IDC
*) Rescue Diver
*) Divemaster

An evaluation of the PADI Open Water Diver Course has been part of the overall plan, and its revision is the culmination of 2 years of analysis, planning and development.
You can begin teaching the revised course as soon as you access the updated material and have familiarized yourself with the changes. The required implementation date is 1 July 2014 for teaching courses in English.

Buoyancy explained by IDC dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

Buoyancy explained by IDC dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands

PADI Course Director Sander Buis will explain tonight at Oceans 5 dive resort to his instructors, divemasters and divemaster trainees, the changes in terminology, changes in knowledge development, and confined and open water.

At the same time he explains the new DSD and their paperwork.

For more information about the PADI Open water Course, PADI Instructor Development Course Gili islands, MSDT programs write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com