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Your PADI IDC Dive Resort, Oceans 5 Gili Air

Welcome to Oceans 5 Gili Air, your premier PADI IDC Dive Resort located on the enchanting island of Gili Air, one of the three Gili Islands situated to the east of Bali in Lombok, Indonesia.

Dive into Adventure with Oceans 5

Whether you are an experienced diver or just beginning your underwater journey, Oceans 5 has something for everyone. Experienced divers can explore the underwater wonders of the 3 Gili Islands with three exhilarating fun dives per day, each offering unique dive sites teeming with marine life.

Learn and Improve Your Scuba Skills

For those new to scuba diving or looking to enhance their skills, we offer a comprehensive range of courses. From the introductory PADI Discover Scuba Diving to advanced Divemaster training and the professional-level Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC), we provide the perfect learning experience tailored to your needs.

Excellence in Dive Education

Our resort is proud to be a multi-award-winning PADI IDC dive resort. This recognition is a testament to our team of experienced and multilingual scuba dive instructors who adhere strictly to PADI standards and regulations. We prioritize personalized instruction, with small group sizes of no more than four students, ensuring each participant receives focused attention and quality training. Lessons are available in multiple languages to accommodate our diverse clientele.

Exceptional Facilities for Optimal Learning

At Oceans 5, we offer outstanding learning conditions. Our facilities include two expansive swimming pools designed for practicing diving basics in a safe and comfortable environment. Additionally, we have three dive boats that dock conveniently in front of our dive center, ensuring easy access to dive sites. Our dive equipment is meticulously maintained, ensuring safety and reliability.

Recognized Excellence and Commitment

We are proud to be a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, Career Development Center, DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Training Center, Reef Check facility, and Shark Guardian Dive Center. These accolades reflect our commitment to excellence in dive education and marine conservation.

Join us at Oceans 5 Gili Air and embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure. Whether you are diving for fun or pursuing a professional diving career, our expert team and top-notch facilities are here to make your diving dreams a reality.


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Gili Air in Indonesia

The three Gili Islands are small paradises located east of Bali. They are easily reachable by a fast boat from Bali, with the journey taking approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

Each of the three islands has its own unique characteristics. Gili Air, in particular, is known for its relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, distinguishing it from the busier Gili Trawangan. Despite its serene environment, Gili Air still offers a variety of bars, restaurants, and activities. It is the closest of the three Gili Islands to the coast of Lombok.

The name “Gili Air” translates to “Water Island,” a reference to its lush vegetation. The island is adorned with white sandy beaches and is free from motorized transport. The only modes of transportation available are horse carts and bicycles, adding to the island’s charm. Friendly local villagers contribute to the welcoming atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a diverse selection of restaurants and accommodations, ranging from basic homestays to luxury private villas. All these elements make Gili Air an ideal destination for a relaxing yet adventurous holiday.

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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.

Our Environment

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 few years Manta Watch, Shark GuardianGili 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.

Learn to Dive with Our New Eco PADI Divemaster Courses

Welcome to a fully immersive experience that goes above and beyond conventional diving instruction! With the help of our recently launched Eco PADI Divemaster Courses, diving enthusiasts now have a rare chance to explore the underwater world while developing a deeper understanding of marine ecosystems and how to conserve them. We’re excited to present these cutting-edge programmes at Oceans 5 Gili Air that aim to produce competent and eco-conscious divemasters.

PADI IDC Indonesia: Oceans 5 Gili Air’s PADI Instructor Development Course

Welcome to Oceans 5 Gili Air, the starting point of your thrilling underwater adventure and successful career as a scuba diving instructor. Our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is your first step towards becoming a competent and confident PADI Instructor if you want to turn your love of diving into a career. Our IDC programme, under the direction of the skilled PADI Course Director Sander Buis, is created to not only give you the fundamental know-how and abilities, but also to ignite a passionate passion for marine conservation.

Discover Our Skilled Course Director

Sander Buis, the PADI Course Director, is the brains behind our IDC. Sander brings a wealth of knowledge to the training table and has a distinguished history in scuba diving teaching and marine conservation. His commitment to encouraging ecologically aware divers inspired him to create a particular conservation philosophy, which not only helped form the PADI Career Development Centre but also acts as the foundation for our IDC programme.

New! Our PADI Instructor dates are out!

We are conducting in 2024 nine PADI IDC’s! 

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