maandag 10 september 2012

Padi business academy started in Bali

Today the Padi business academy in Bali has started. It is the second time that Padi visit Bali with a business academy. The Padi business academy is a 2 days programme. During these days the participants will learn more about business positioning, marketing, e-marketing and social marketing. It is not only a programme where the participants have to listen but there are workshops where they can integrate the information they just have learned. Oceans 5 dive resort is joining the programme. Sander wants to upgrade his knowledge about e-marketing and websites.

vrijdag 7 september 2012

New Emergency first response (EFR) dertifications at Oceans 5 Gili Air

Oceans 5 Gili Air has certified some of their staff as Emergency First Responder (EFR). After 4 days of theory and skills 3 staff member can call themselves Emergency First Responder. So my name is Hamdi, Habibi and Acok, i am an Emergency First Responder! May i help you. Well done guys!!!!

donderdag 6 september 2012

Oceans 5 goes sidemounting!

Oceans 5 dive resort is following the latest trends of diving. In the beginning of October 2012 Oceans 5 dive resort will be ready to teach sidemounting around the Gili Islands. They will be the first or one of the first who are cabable to teach sidemounting arounf the famous Gili Islands. Oceans 5 ordered just 2 Hollis sms50 sidemount systems. And if we like them more will follow. What is sidemount scuba diving..? Diving in sidemount configuration is the process of taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back, (traditionally known as backmounted). But Sidemount diving is much more than just a change in equipment. In fact, with the right training, you will find it to be a vastly more rewarding and enlightening experience. If fact if trained correctly I doubt, you will ever see the need to return to a backmouted equipment configuration. Why use sidemount equipment configuration vs backmount..? * Enables a unique method of buoyancy control which results in a more streamlined profile, reduces drag and makes finning and moving through the water much easier and more efficient. Get as close to the free-diver experience as possible with Scuba! * Offers a greater comfort level. Sidemount equipment and harness are custom fit to each individual, accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes. * Great for divers with any disabilities, as you carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Cylinders and weights are then mounted and attached in the water, making the entries and exits to dive sites much easier. * The safest option in terms of air management. Sidemount allows provides you with easier access to your cylinder valve(s), first stage(s) and alternate air source should a problem arise. One harness and BCD does it all! This statement is now 100% true! Your Sidemount equipment can also be used for more advanced types of diving i.e wreck, technical and cave diving, providing you get trained correctly at each level. If you like to have more information about sidemounting around the Gili Islands: or

woensdag 5 september 2012

Weekly reef clean up at Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air great success!

Diving around the Gili Islands is fantastic. To make your dives more joyable and to make you more aware about what garbage, rubbish can do with the underwater world, Oceans 5 organise every week beach and reef clean ups. In the last few months we collected a lot of rubbish. And at his time we see more marinelife than before. A few days ago we spotted a white tip reef shark, a wonderpus and a few robust pipefish in the harbor. We are really happy that all our work and time results in a better reef and a broader awareness of reef conservation on the island. But we are not there, there are many things that we individually can do! We can as divers create a good dive behavior, not touching and taking things away. We can improve our bouyancy. But even as a non diver you can help us to take some batteries we have back to the western world where they recycle them. If you like to know more about Gili Air, eco projects or clean ups:

dinsdag 4 september 2012

Emergency first response instructor course finished on Gili Air, Gili Islands.

Last week 5 candidates finished their Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course here at Oceans 5 dive resort on Gili Air, Gili Islands, Indonesia. The EFR Instructor courses at Oceans 5 dive resort are run throughout the year when demand dictates. Courses takes 1 or 2 days and includes all elements of primary and secondary care, use of the AED, the provision of Oxygen and Care for Children. This course is open to anyone who has the provider qualifications. There is no requirement to be a diving instructor to undertake this training course. Prerequisites: To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse. If you like to have more information about EFR instructor courses, EFR courses, or EFR update programes please contact us:

maandag 3 september 2012

Beach and reef clean up during high season at Oceans 5 Gili Air

It were busy times the last few week at the Gili Islands. So didnt had time to write about the weekly beach and reef clean ups at Oceans 5 dive resort. But even during the high season there were beach and reef clean ups. The result is there! The reef in front of Oceans 5 dive resort has a lot of nice creatures. Yesterday we saw during a divemaster trainee workshop 2 times a wonderpus totally free. But if you like seahorses, pipefish, gurnets, all kind of lionfish, some nudis or flatworms, the Oceans 5 house reef is a great one to dive. Oceans 5 like to thank Peter and Daniel who organised all the clean up during high season. But we dont want to forget all the people who joined and helped us to get a better and cleaner reef! Thank You!!!!

zaterdag 1 september 2012

New Padi instructors have landed on Gili Air!

The Padi instructor examination (IE) is over! All 9 candidates are Padi dive instructors! There will be 7 new dive instructors on Gili Air (Oceans 5 dive) and 2 new dive instructors on Gili Trawangan (Trawangan dive). After a Padi instructor development course (IDC) there is a Padi instructor Examination (IE). This time the Padi instructor examination took place at Oceans 5 dive resort on Gili Air, Gili Islands, Lombok. The Padi IE started the 28th of August in the afternoon. The candidates were tested on their theorical dive and standars and procedure knowledge. The following day was a wet, open water, confined water presentations and rescue. The last morning was the classroom presentation. After the classroom presentations all 9 candidates could call themselves PADI instructor. All passed the PADI IE. Oceans 5 is very proud! Well done Signe, Agnes, Mariusz, Lara, Matt, Max and Cindy and ofcourse the candidates of Trawangan dive. See you all underwater!!!!! And lets the party begin!!!!