maandag 25 juni 2012

Workshop disabled divers Gili Air, Gili Islands

Oceans 5 dive resort is offering workshops for divemaster trainees, divemasters and instructors how to handle disabled divers on land and in the water. The workshop takes 2 days the participants learn how to handle with blind divers and paraplegic and quadriplegic customers. In the water they played the role of blind divers and took it in turns to be the guide, having to think in a way that opened up their minds to new techniques such as speaking clearly to customers so they can understand what is happening without sight and tactile teaching. The participants learn to feel how it is to dive without any sight. Next came scuba diving with paraplegic and quadriplegic customers in terms of equipment configuration, donning of wetsuits, lifting techniques, signs and so on. They learned many new techniques and realized that it is mainly peoples mindsets that limit the possibilities. Specially the bouyancy is an important topic during this part of the workshop. The bouyancy of a paraplegic customer is totally different. The workshop opends a lot of divers their eyes. They learn to step out the box, and learn to become more flexible. For further information:

vrijdag 22 juni 2012

BBQ at Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air

Oceans 5 futsal team organised yesterday a BBQ for all the staff of Oceans 5 dive resort. They did it because Oceans 5 futsal team became number 4 in the Gili futsal competition. The BBQ started at 6 oclock. All the staff and customers came and had a fantatastic dinner. After the dinner everyone had a few drinks and had a great time... Oceans 5 like to thank Oceans 5 futsal team, Yanti, Ida and Maini, whose made this happen...

donderdag 21 juni 2012

Clean up dive in the harbor of Gili Air, Gili Islands, great success

Oceans 5 dive resort organised another cleun up dive in the harbor of Gili Air, Gili Islands. 12 persons joined the clean up dive. The location was in the front of Oceans 5 dive resort. This is the spot where the fastboats arrive and leave. The tourists that take the fast boats to Bali leave a lot of garbage behind them and a lot of it comes in the water and sinks to the bottom. After one hour of diving the result was 11 bags full of plastic, plastic bottles, can etc. The area needs more clean up. Hopefully we see you all next time. For further information:

woensdag 20 juni 2012

Seahorses in the harbor of Gili Air, Gili Islands, Lombok

The harbor of Gili Air is a really exciting dive spot. It one of the best muck diving spots around the Gili Islands. One of the main attractions are the 4 different kind of seahorses. You will find them straight in the front of Oceans 5 dive resort. Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the only animal species on Earth in which the male bears the unborn young. Found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, these upright-swimming relatives of the pipefish can range in size from 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) to 14 inches (35 centimeters) long. Male seahorses are equipped with a brood pouch on their ventral, or front-facing, side. When mating, the female deposits her eggs into his pouch, and the male fertilizes them internally. He carries the eggs in his pouch until they hatch, then releases fully formed, miniature seahorses into the water. Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas. They propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins located near the back of the head are used for steering. They anchor themselves with their prehensile tails to sea grasses and corals, using their elongated snouts to suck in plankton and small crustaceans that drift by. Voracious eaters, they graze continually and can consume 3,000 or more brine shrimp per day. Population data for most of the world’s 35 seahorse species is sparse. However, worldwide coastal habitat depletion, pollution, and rampant harvesting, mainly for use in Asian traditional medicine, have made several species vulnerable to extinction.

maandag 18 juni 2012

Flounders around the Gili Islands, Lombok

Sometimes if Oceans 5 is diving around the dive site Hans Reef, North of Gili Air, Lombok, the divers come back on the boat and the have seen someting moving in the sand but they dont know what they have seen. Most likely they have seen a Flounder. Flounders are hard to see and specially when you dont expected them, or you dont have a lot of experience. The flounder is a species of flatfish that is found in the coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Flounder are found hiding on the ocean floor at depths from shallow coral reefs to the deepest trench on Earth. There are five different species of flounder found in the oceans, and only one of these flounder species (the Japanese flounder) is found in the Northern Pacific Ocean. The summer flounder, the winter flounder and the southern flounder are all found in the western Atlantic Ocean, while the European flounder is found in the colder waters around Northern Europe. All five flounder species are very similar in appearance but can vary quite dramatically in size. Flounder can vary from 5 to 25 inches in size depending on the species, but all flounder species have a rounded, flattened body shape with a medium-sized flat tail fin. The colours and markings of the flounder are dependant on the flounder species, although all five flounder species have adapted to life in the sand on the sea floor and they are often coloured to be camouflaged into their silty surroundings. Flounder are carnivorous and highly predatory animals. The flounder hides on the sand on the sea floor waiting for potential prey, which the flounder ambushes once it has been spotted. Flounder prey on a variety of bottom-dwelling marine species including small fish, shrimp and crabs. Due to the secretive nature and good camouflage of the flounder, it rarely spotted by predators. Large fish, sharks, eels, humans, and marine mammals all prey on the flounder when it can be spotted. Rather than laying her eggs onto an inanimate object or the leaf of a plant, female flounders release them into the water at the time time as the male flounders release their sperm (this form of fertilisation is known as spawning). Once the eggs have been fertilised, the flounder fry begin emerging from them in just a couple of weeks.

zaterdag 16 juni 2012

Emergency First response course for Oceans 5 staff

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component. The company’s award-winning programs and state-of-the-art training materials make it a favorite among divers, paddlers, climbers, adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts around the world. Many participants take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as Padi Resue Course, or as preparation for becoming a group leader. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise. Oceans 5 dive resort trains his staff to become an Emergency First Resonder. The last few days EFR Instructor Jmal and Sander are teaching 2 staff members. Its important that the staff can help people in an emergency not only in the water but also on land. For our locals it is also a great tool what to do if something happends in the local village. For more information about EFR courses at the Gili Islands:

vrijdag 15 juni 2012

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) on Gili Air

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) If you are planning on becoming a PADI Instructor or PADI IDC Staff Instructor, you are also required to be an EFR Instructor. If you became a PADI Instructor before the pre-requisite was introduced or need to renew your certification, you probably already know that it is of great value to be an EFR Instructor. It will make you more employable and more able to teach Rescue and DM courses. Many dive instructors (including ourselves) have found it the "foot in the door" they needed in order to get a competitive PADI Dive Instructor job. Oceans 5 dive resort offers regularly scheduled EFR Instructor courses as part of their PADI IDCs and can also offer them on request, one-on-one. Even if you are not doing your PADI IDC with them, why not think about doing this with them in advance to remove some of the stress and workload during the IDC? Anyone can become EFR certified or an EFR Instructor, it is not even required to be a diver. These courses teach first aid and CPR skills that are valuable for everyone on the planet. As well as an adult First Aid and CPR Instructor you will become a Care for Children Instructor and will be able to teach infant and child CPR techniques. EFRI Prerequisites Have completed a sanctioned course in adult CPR within the past 24 months Have completed a sanctioned course in basic first aid within the past 24 months We can teach PADI EFR in advance if needed. EFRI Required Materials Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Instructor Guide Emergency First Response Care for Children Instructor Guide Emergency First Response DVD Emergency First Response Care for Children DVD Emergency First Response Course Knowledge Reviews Emergency First Response Participant Manual Emergency First Response Care for Children Participant Manual Emergency Care at a Glance Last week Oceans 5 dive resort conducted an EFR instructor course. The course was over 2,5 days and the candidates Jill and Peter, were doing great. Jill and Peter will be Padi dive instructors and they will be teaching around the Gili Islands in Indonesia. For more information about the dates and prices of an EFR instructor course:

dinsdag 12 juni 2012

Reuse of plastic bottles

Plastic bottles can be resuse in different ways. Take a look at the picture below and maybe it a new idea for you.

zondag 10 juni 2012

Padi Yoga Diver course at Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air

Do you like to be longer underwater? Do you like to improve your airconsumption? Do you like to improve your bouyancy? Are you a little bit nervous before a dive? During the Padi Yoga Diver course at Oceans 5 dive resort you will learn different techniques to deal with the above questions. The course is designed to be an introduction to Yoga and how it can be applied to Scuba diving. If you like to do the course you have to be: 1) a certified Padi Junior open water diver or qualifying certification from another training organisation 2) 10 years of age or older The Padi Yoga course has 2 dives and a yoga class. During the course you will get explained what yoga is, practical application through yoga posture practice, meditation and visualization techniques and proper procedures for bouyancy control. For further information:

vrijdag 8 juni 2012

Oceans 5 dive resort has a new big visitor

A day ago Blue marlin trawangan brought a big hawksbill turtle to Oceans 5 dive resort. The turtle was floating on one of the most famous dive sites of the Gili Islands: Sharkpoint. This turtle couldnt go down, and wouldnt survive if Blue Marlin Trawangan didnt picked it up out of the water. When the turtle can to Oceans 5 dive resort it has got some medicine, new sea water and food. Its still floating around but eating and swimming. Hopefully it will recover and will swimm in the blue again.

Oceans 5 dive resort won their futsal match

Oceans 5 dive resort played a day ago against X Pimping. The result is not how it went. Oceans 5 was better in the beginning better what resulted in a 1-0 lead. X pimping came aside. But in the second half the Oceans 5 machine was full on..... 9-3 and semi finals are reached. Star player of the day Padi Dive Instructor Peet! He was brilliant.....

woensdag 6 juni 2012

Beach and Reef clean up Gili Air, Gili Islands

Fantastic show up today for the beach and reef clean up in the harbor of Gili Air. Special thanks for the students of the Bali International School (BIS). They teached the local kids to clean the island. Also Oceans 5 like to thank Blue Marlin Gili Air. They came with a lot of people and joined the clean up. The end result was 10 bags of rubbish, still there is more. Hopefully we see you next wednesday!

maandag 4 juni 2012

Padi instructor development course (IDC) Gili Islands starts 18th of August with Oceans 5

This is your chance. If you want to life on a tropical island with beautiful weather, white beaches and cristal clear blue water, you can become a Padi Divemaster or Padi Dive Instructor with Oceans 5 dive resort. Oceans 5 dive resort starts every day Divemaster internships. The duration of this internship is between the 4 and 6 weeks. You will learn to guide, to assist with instructors on courses, to improve your dive theory and your diving skills. After you become a divemaster you can become a Padi Dive Instructor. The next Padi instructor development course at Oceans 5 dive resort starts the 18th of August. The Course Director teaching the IDC at Oceans 5 Dive Resort Gili Air is Camille Lemmens from the Netherlands. Camille has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Course Director rating and the Instructor Development Award by PADI. This is the highest rating a PADI Course Director can achieve! Camille teaches IDCs in English, Dutch and German and has trained over 275 students already to become Dive Instructors! For more information:

zondag 3 juni 2012

Buiding Fase III Oceans dive resort almost finished.

In a few week Oceans 5 dive resort will open a new restaurant and family bungalow. The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch. The menu will have special Oceans dive resort recipies, but there is choice enough for any food lover. The family bungalow will have 5 beds, and there is space to stay with 6 adults in this wonderful place. For more information:

zaterdag 2 juni 2012

Oceans 5 dive resort won their 3th futsal match, Gili Islands

Yesterday a game to get to the semi finals at the Gili Air Futsal tournament: Oceans 5 dive resort against the Sultan Family. Before the game started there was excitement in the air. The players were all nervous. The team that will win will get to the semi finals of the Gili Air futal tournament 2012. And hopefully it will reach the final. But before the teams are there they had to play the game. Oceans 5 scored in the first 5 minutes a goal and it loked an easy ame for theam. Every time a player showed up alone in front of the goal keeper, but the players forgot to score. It was Oceans 5 own fault that Sultan came back in the game. And even through a silly handsball, which lead to a penalty, Sultan Family was before halftime the leading team 2-1. In the second half Oceans 5 took over, it walked over Sultan Familty. They didnt get a real chance to get in the game. A 6-3 for Oceans 5 was the result. Oceans 5 dive resort had a guest player, the new Padi instructor Rasta Peet, played a very good game and hopefully he will be there for Oceans 5 in the semi final.