Your PADI IDC Dive Resort, Oceans 5 Gili Air
Our PADI IDC Dive Resort is located on Gili Air, one of the 3 Gili Islands, east of Bali in the province of Lombok, Indonesia.
Diving for everyone!
Experienced divers can enjoy 3 fun dives per day, going to different dive sites all around the 3 Gili Islands.
Want to learn scuba diving, or improve your skills? We have what you need: from PADI Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster training and the Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC).
We are a multi-award winning PADI IDC dive resort. This is the result of experienced and multilingual scuba dive instructors, who are teaching within the PADI standards and regulations. We are teaching in small groups (maximum 4 persons in a group) and in different languages.
You can benefit from the exceptional learning conditions with our 2 huge swimming pools where students learn the diving basics in a safe and comfortable environment, 4 dive boats which dock right in front of the dive center and our very well maintained dive equipment.
Our dive resort is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive (PADI IDC) Resort, Career Development Center, DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor training Center, Shark Conservation partner, Reef Check facility and Shark Guardian Dive Center.
Gili Air in Indonesia
The 3 Gili Islands, small paradises, are located east of Bali, reachable in 1 hour and 30 minutes by fast boat from Bali.
The 3 islands have different characteristics. Gili Air is not as busy as Gili Trawangan and is known for the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere but still offers plenty of bars and restaurants and things to do. Of the three Gili Islands just off the coast of Lombok, Gili Air is located closest to Lombok.
Gili Air means “Water Island”, which refers to the lush vegetation on the island. White sandy beaches, no motorized transport (the only transport on the island is by horse cart or bike), friendly local villagers, a good variety of restaurants and accommodation ranging from basic homestays to luxury private villas make Gili Air a serene place for a relaxing, yet adventurous holiday.
Diving around the Gili Islands
Our dive resort is situated in the harbor of Gili Air and has access to more than 20 different dive sites around the Gili Islands. Our house reef is located right in front of the dive shop and all the other dive sites are only a short boat ride away. Multilingual instructors can teach you in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia
Studying theory at home
We provide the opportunity to study theory at home for your course. This way you get to enjoy more time in our tropical paradise without having to study under the palm trees can do the theoretical part online and now even offline before you arrive in Indonesia. The offline version is a perfect way to spend your study time in the airplane instead of the classroom. Have a look at our eLearing programs.
Every week our dive resort at Gili Air organizes free beach and reef clean ups. Divers and non-divers are helping us to clean the harbor of Gili Air. It is a fantastic way to meet new people while helping us to preserve our beautiful island.
We organize presentations about marine life. Last year Manta Watch, Shark Guardian, Gili Eco Trust, Aquatic Alliance and Mola Research Lembongan came to visit us.
We are also a supporter of the Ocean CleanUp project, a fantastic project that will hopefully help to solve the plastic problem in our oceans.
Partnership with Gili Shark Conservation
We are happy to have a partnership with Gili Shark Conservation. mMarine conservation around the Gili Islands is for us an important topic. Combining the strenghts of both businesses gives everybody another advantage. Their projects are not only diving related but also aim to increase the awareness of locals about environmental protection in this beautiful part of the world. And we are happy to support them!
One of the latest projects in 2019 by them is placing dome shaped structures into a damaged dive site in our marine protected area, named Gili Matra Marine Recreational Reserve. Their team will monitor the growth and development of the coral growing on this structures.
PADI IDC Indonesia
PADI Course Director Sander Buis will conduct nine PADI IDC Courses at our dive resort. The PADI Instructor Development Cours takes 20 days. During these days Sander will teach the instructor candidates to become a confident scuba diving instructor by using real world teaching methods.
Sander likes to show his passion for diving to his PADI IDC candidates, and tell them about his teaching experiences all over the world.
We are conducting in 2022 nine PADI IDC's!