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PADI IDC In Indonesia

The COVID pandemic is not officially over, but more and more countries are opening up their borders for foreigner tourists. And Indonesia is one of them! If you are looking for a place to start your PADI IDC, Google search with PADI IDC in Indonesia will give you lots of options in the world where you can start your PADI…

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Getting your PADI

“Getting your PADI” is one of the famous phrases along travellers, but what does it really mean?  Travellers are dealing with a misconception. They are thinking that PADI is the name of the entry level scuba diving course and don’t know that actually PADI is one of the biggest diving organizations in the world. What is P.A.D.I? In 1966, two…

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MotoGP is back in Indonesia

On the 8 of October 2021 Dorna Sports, the MotoGP operator, officially announced that Madalika Circuit in South Lombok will host the MotoGP event on March 18 to March 20 in 2022. MotoGP in Indonesia Finally after 25 years Indonesia host a MotoGP again. The last Indonesian Grands Prix were held in 1997 at the Sentul International Circuit in Bogor,…

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Wreck diving around the Gili Islands in Indonesia

Wreck diving around the Gili Islands gives divers a totally different experience comparing when they dive a coral reef. Why wreck diving? Diving a construction underwater that doesn’t belong there on the first place can increase the marine diversity on that area. The biodiversity that can be supported by them is commonly world-class, attracting all manner of species, from the smallest…

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Sea Turtles around the Gili Islands in Indonesia

During most of the dives around the Gili Islands in Indonesia the divers will spot sea turtles.  Reptiles Sea Turtles are part to the Class Reptilia, which also includes crocodiles, snakes, lizards and dinosaurs. Reptiles share the following characteristics: Vertebral Column (spinal colomn): The spinal column assist in supporting the body Epidermal Scales: Scales serve to protect the underlying muscles…

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Fish life around the Gili Islands

The fish life around the Gili Islands in Indonesia is very diverse. The main reason is that Indonesia is part of the coral triangle. The WWF organization defines the Coral Triangle as: “The Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity, is a 6 million-km2 area spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands. Within this…

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Revised PADI IDC

In 2019 PADI launched the revised PADI IDC during the DEMA dive show in the United States. The revised PADI IDC Course is the result of listening to the PADI Course Directors and adapting the teaching materials to the digital century. After 2 years teaching the Revised PADI IDC Course at Oceans 5 Gili Air it is time to evaluate…

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Diving for people who have disabilities

Diving for everyone! Diving with people who have disabilities? Contrary to what some people may think, scuba diving is adapted to most disabilities.  Scuba diving activities with people who have disabilities Scuba diving for disables has become a fashionable, prestigious and very interesting spare time activity. Scuba diving can be seen be as a multidimensional therapy in water, which allows people…

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When will the Indonesian borders be open for tourists?

“When will the Indonesian borders be open for tourists?” or “Is Indonesia open for tourists?” is the most asked question from people who like to visit us. During the last 2 years lots of countries in the world have put themselves in lockdown. Reasons behind the lockdown where flatten the curve, protecting their health system, and protecting the vulnerable groups…

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Muck Diving in Lombok

What is Muck Diving? Muck diving in Lombok is not that famous. When people hear about muck diving, people will think about Lembeh Strait and Bali in Indonesia or the Philippines. But Lombok has amazing muck dives sites. But what is muck diving and why is the diving so different comparing to “normal” scuba diving? The term Muck Diving actually…

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