dinsdag 2 november 2010

Oceans 5 dive Gili Air has a new dive boat

Finally the little white boat is transformed into a beautiful dive boat. The colour of the boat is exactly the same as the famous Oceans 5 big boat, Rensje.

After a few weeks of hard work the boat is now a poper diver boat with all the nescessarily needs for diving. There is even space for a little compressor for if we organise longer trips around Lombok. The boat will be driven by 1 40Hp engine, but this is far than enough for this boat. On both sides of the boat are laders. And there are ropes to hold on to.
We are gonna use this boat for little private groups, trips around the Gilis and Lombok and normale dive trips.

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donderdag 7 oktober 2010

Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air, Gilis is the newest Padi 5 star dive resort on Gili Air

Do you ever dream of diving in a tropical paradise?Then Oceans 5 on Gili Air is the place to be…

Oceans 5, located on Gili Air, Indonesia, offers the full range of PADI dive courses from beginner to professional level. Oceans 5 is a 5 star PADI Dive Resort. Of the three Gili Islands just off the coast of Lombok, Gili Air is located closest to Lombok and is known for its tranquil atmosphere.

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.

Oceans 5 offers diving for everyone!

Oceans 5 is situated in the harbor and has 24h access to more than 20 different dive sites around the islands. Oceans 5’ house reef is located right in front of the dive shop, all the other dive sites are only a short boat ride away. Multilingual instructors can teach you in Dutch, English, German, French and Italian.

Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air, Gilis offers the newest hype of diving: "Monkey Diving"

What is Monkey Diving
Written by Faisal Khalaf   
Tuesday, 01 January 2008
Monkey diving was introduced to the World’s oceans and seas at the end of 2005. It brought to us a new way of diving that, although is not traditional, it provides us with great freedom and a new feeling underwater. However monkey diving is more than just a new gimik, it actually gives us much more than one would think.
  First,  to describe how it is done for those who have never seen it or done it. You start by putting on whatever thermal protection you are going to be wearing and the back-plate and harness. Then you jump in the water and make sure that you are neutrally buoyant, ie you can sink if you exhale and can stay on the surface comfortably. This is the absolute key to monkey diving.
 Once you have established your buoyancy, you now take your tank and attach it to your harness like a stage. Again you check your buoyancy to make sure you are positive when you inhale but you are negative when you exhale. Once that is established you are ready to monkey away.
 Once a diver masters the art of monkey diving he or she has gained a lot. It helps one master the most important skill in diving, on which everything is built, and that is buoyancy. Because there is not much gear to deal with the diver gets to concentrate on the buoyancy characteristics of the few things he or she is using. The change in wetsuit buoyancy is very evident and needs to be taken into account. The diver needs to understand this very well. Also the change in buoyancy characteristics of the tank from full to empty is also very evident and the diver has the tank in his face all through the dive. Finally the actual breathing and its effect on buoyancy is mastered. Once the diver has mastered and understood these things and is able to handle the monkey diving with ease, everything is else is easy.
 Actually since we started monkey diving we now do all my intro dives in full blown monkey diving style. If you think about it, intro divers are not required to have buoyancy device because they do not know how to use it and usually the diver with them is responsible for their buoyancy. The normal way to intro dive in the Red Sea is to get the diver in scuba gear and put a lot of weights on them and hold them from their tank as you drag them across the reef. We do not like that. Not only is it an unpleasant experience, but it is also not flattering to the new diver.
 When we get a new diver interested in trying scuba we put them in a wet suit, a harness and a small weight belt. I make them swim around and understand the concept of neutral buoyancy. They get comfortable very quickly as it is like swimming with nothing on and most of them are already comfortable swimming like that. Now we just add the tank and explain the equalization stuff and swim by their side. We usually do not even grab their hand. You would be amazed at how natural it comes to people.
 When a person meets scuba like this for the first time they develop really quickly to becoming comfortable and confidant divers. They have now mastered the basic elements. They can slowly start adding gear and moving to more advanced dive rigs.
Actually we have also seen a lot of advanced technical divers benefit from doing the monkey.
 Migrating to a dry suit or using a dry suit on big dives is always a big step for divers that have not used it before. Monkey diving with a dry suit isolates the dry suit for the diver to concentrate on it and understand how it works before using it with all the other gear. So on and so on with many other things.
 Although this might seem to be a dangerous way of doing things it should be safe if you dive it within limits. If you are safe and keeping it shallow you should not encounter any problems.
We are obviously fond of monkey diving and wanted to share some of these thought with you all.
 DISCLAIMER: Monkey diving will kill you. Do not try this at home.

Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air, Gilis is a Reef Check Facility

Oceans 5 Gili Air, Reef Check Certified Facility Terbaru

Selasa, Juni 15th, 2010 | 2010

Selamat kepada OCEANS 5 Gili Air Lombok. Setelah Instruktur selam OCEANS 5 Sander Buis mengikuti sertifikasi Reef Check Trainer pada akhir Awal Mei 2010 lalu, maka secara sah Oceans 5 resmi sebagai Reef Check Certified Facility (RCCF).
Sebagai RCCF, OCEANS 5 berhak untuk melakukan dan mengeluarkan sertifikasi Reef Check EcoDiver maupun Reef Check Discover. Program Reef Check EcoDiver ini bertujuan untuk mengedukasi masyarakat tentang ekologi ekosistem laut, nilai penting, ancaman, kesehatan hingga solusi pengelolaannya; melatih non-peneliti untuk mempelajari bagaimana mengumpulkan data terumbu karang yang valid secara sains, berkualitas tinggi yang dapat digunakan untuk pengelolaan ekosistem ini.
Keikutsertaan industri selam, seperti dive operator dalam program Reef Check EcoDiver sangat membantu usaha-usaha pengelolaan terumbu karang. Sebagai lokasi utama pelatihan selam, dive operator menjadi ujung tombak dan referensi utama bagi penyelam- tamu terumbu karang- yang akan mengunjungi terumbu. Dengan kata lain menjadi alat kampanye penyelamatan terumbu di secara langsung dan efektif.
Sebagai RCCF OCEANS 5 juga dapat mengadakan kegiatan monitoring terumbu karang Reef Check yang diakui secara internasional. Kegiatan monitoring yang dilakukan oleh RCCF dan Jaringan Kerja Reef Check Indonesia diakui sebagai salah satu sumber data bagi Laporan Tahunan Status of World Coral Reef yang dikeluarkan oleh Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Intensitas kunjungan dive operator ke lokasi terumbu dapat menjadi “mata-mata” terhadap kondisi terbaru dari terumbu karang yang tersebar di berbagai lokasi. Sehingga, laporan dari dive operator menjadi peringatan dini bagi pengelolaan terumbu karang.
Sejauh ini, RCCF di Indonesia telah tersebar luas, diantaranya di Sabang, Jakarta, Semarang, Bali, Palu dan Lombok. Lebih lanjut untuk bergabung dalam program Reef Check EcoDiver hubungi rcindonesia@reefcheck.org
By www.oceans5dive.com