This species of North Atlantic fish grows to about 20 inches in length and can live as long as 50 years. Like other overfished species, the Acadian redfish is slow-growing and reaches reproductive age late — at about eight or nine years old. Intensive trawling over the last 10 years has led to the smallest yields since commercial fishing of the species commenced in the 1930s. Worse, the Acadian redfish has been subject to pirate fishing, or fishing done in violation of environmental law. For these reasons, the IUCN lists the species as endangered.
Trawling is a fishing technique where a large, deep net is pulled behind a boat. Often this net drags on the ocean floor, stirring up sediment and altering seafloor habitat. The effects of trawling can actually be seen on satellite images taken from space.
Due to odd circumstances, I had the privilege to attend not one, but two IDC’s with Camille. Needless to say they were both amazing learning experiences. Camille’s attention to detail and strict but flexible teaching style meant only the best experience and made the IE a breeze.
His ability to teach in numerous languages makes understanding for multi-lingual classes easy and his experience means he can relate any information to you personally so that you have no trouble with the tricky bits.
Needless to say, if i were asked where to do an IDC i would send the person asking straight to Camille.
Thanks for a great time and making a scruffy kid like me a competent instructor, Camille!
John O’Malley, South Africa, OWSI, April 2013, Gili Air Indonesia
These streamlined blue and yellow fish are found around coral reefs where they feed on zooplankton.
They are approximately 40cm in length.
This silvery-blue fish has a fusiform, streamlined body, long dorsal fin and a forked tail. Some species have yellow or pink markings. All have small eyes and a tiny, distensible mouth. Closely related to snappers.
They are found in Indian and West Pacific oceans. Around the Gili Islands you will find them at Sharkpoint, Halik, Soraya, Deep Turbo etc.
They inhabit coastal areas, mainly near coral reefs.
Unlike their predatory relatives, the snappers, fusiliers are plantivores. They form large, mid-water feeding schools.
These schooling fish are often found around cleaning stations or along reef slopes. At night they shelter within the reef.
The IDC course at Oceans 5 in April 2013 was so fun and inspirational all thanks to Camille! Camille was very knowledgeable and it showed in his teaching. His organisation in preparing us for our IE and our future diving career was impeccable.
I would recommend Camille as the course director for anyone looking to become an instructor.
Alycia Garriock, Australia, OWSI, April 2013, Gili Air Indonesia
Another amazing underwater beach clean-up at Oceans 5 Dive resort Gili Air.
Every Wednesday, the Oceans 5 team mobilizes to clean Gili air’s harbor.
We include our lovely divers into the experience and give them the possibility to do something for the ocean.
Our ocean needs us!
Every day tons of our daily life trash makes its way to the ocean.
The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses.
Oceans 5 dive resort conducts this course every month. This month Oceans 5 had 4 candidates, Riet, Ben, Lucie and Alycia. The candidates wanted to become a Padi dive instructor and to become one you should be a EFR instructor.
The course takes 2 days. And during these days you will have to follow some presentations of the instructor trainer and practice teaching skills. At the end there is a final exam.
Now Oceans 5 and the Gili Islands have 7 new Padi dive instructors and 4 new EFR instructors. Well Done.
Note: You don’t need to be a diver to attend this course!
After 10 days of intensive training the 7 candidates of Oceans 5 went for their final exam, the Padi Instructor Examination. This time Oceans 5 dive resort on Gili Air was the host.
The first day was a long day; after an orientation with Examinar Marc, they have to do their theory exams, the classroom presentations and confined open water presentations. First day was a great succes, all passed their assignments.
The second day started early for Open water presentations, but around 11 oclock the final word was there!
“You are now Padi Dive Instructors”
Well done, Riet, Ben, Lucie, Marco, John, Alycia and Selena. Oceans 5 dive resort wish every one a brilliant carreer in diving…. Let make some bubbles!!!!