zondag 9 november 2014

What does IDC Gili Islands offer in 2015?

What does IDC Gili Islands offer in 2015?

Oceans 5 dive resort runs once a month a PADI IDC at Gili Air. Oceans 5 is a PADI 5 star Career Development Center, a DDI Instructor Training Center, Reef Check Facility and Shark Guardian Dive Center.

Oceans 5 offers the classic PADI IDC still for EURO650. During the season 2014 this version of the IDC was a great success. Oceans 5 doubled the amount of professional certification comparing with last year. All candidates passed the PADI IE and became instructor.

Most of the IDC candidates are working around the Gili Islands. Oceans 5 has good coinnections for job placement at different dive shops in the Gili Islands, Thailand, Maladives, and Mexico.

Oceans 5 started a different program for IDC candidates who like to educate them more. Oceans 5 made a package with:
*) IDC Preparation
*) AI
*) MSDT Preparation
*) DDI Instructor

*) IDC crewpack
*) EFR Instructor manual
*) DDI Instructor manuals

Oceans 5 dive resort offers this packages for EURO1999.

For more information about PADI IDCs at Oceans 5 write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our blogs or facebook

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donderdag 2 oktober 2014

New PADI Dive Instructors on Gili Air, Indonesia

Dive resort Oceans 5 likes to congrats the 4 new PADI Dive Instructors at Gili Air, Indonesia. Well done, Tom, Mirjam, Stefan and Sal to become a PADI Instructor, and great job Joseph to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

After 11 days of hard work the IDC candidates achieved their dream. They became all a PADI Dive Instructor at Oceans 5. The Staff of Oceans 5, PADI Course Director Alina, Sander and IDC staff instructor Joeri made the PADI IDC Gili Islands an enjoyable course. Oceans 5 did everything to make this happen, Oceans 5 has a 25 meters training pool, a 70m2 AC-ed classroom, free WIFI, free diving, free lunch, and open water trainings sites just 5 minutes away from the dive shop.

Oceans 5 has different course directors. The IDC candidates will experiences difference views about diving, like the view of a dive shop owner (Sander)or the view of a passionate course director (Alina). This will help the IDC candidates to develop their own teaching style and think about the relationship dive shop owner and instructor.

After the PADI IE there is time for the IDC candidates to get more knowledge. Oceans 5 starts always after the PADI IE a Master Scuba Diver Trainer program. Sander and Alina are capable to teach more than 20 PADI Instructor Specialties to the IDC candidates. Two other course that will be interesting for the IDC candidates are the Reef Check Eco Diver Course and the DDI Instructor Course. Oceans 5 is the only PADI Career Development Center in Indonesia were you can be taught in these courses.

If the IDC candidates want to get some experience by assisting experienced instructors, it is possible at Oceans 5. Oceans 5 has a mix of PADI Master and PADI IDC staff instructors which are teaching the students. They are well trained and living by the PADI standards.

If you like to have more information about the PADI IDC Gili Islands or want to become one of the new PADI Dive Instructors at the Gilis write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com or visit our facebook pages or blogs:

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zaterdag 20 september 2014

Why PADI IDC Gili Islands at Gili Air?

Why PADI IDC Gili Islands at Gili Air?

Gili Air is part of the Gili Islands. Where everyone in the past went to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air becomes now these days more popular. Most of the visitors of Gili Air have been in the past to Gili Trawangan but they can’t identify themselves with the feeling of it with the past.

Gili Air is like Gili Trawangan 10 years ago; not a lot traffic on the roads, just enough people, and a few bars around the island where you can have a beautiful sunset or evening drink.
Gili Air became one of the popular places in Indonesia to start your professional training as a diver. The island does not distract the students with all night parties, but ones in a while there will be one. In the evenings everyone can enjoy local or western food with a nice drink.

Dive resort Oceans 5 is the perfect place to start as diver a professional career. Oceans 5 is a PADI Career Development Center, a DDI (Disabled Divers International) Trainings Center, Reef Check Facility and Shark Guardian Dive Center.

Oceans 5 is well known in the world about quality of divers it delivers. Oceans 5 wants to do her best to teach diver to become safe and responsible divers. This results also in the amount of divers who wants to become a divemaster and instructor at Oceans 5.
Dive Resort Oceans 5 is a premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center located on Gili Air, Gili Islands, Indonesia. Totally self-contained, fully equipped, dedicated to diver training and setting very high standards in customer service. All diver training is done to PADI’s 5* level. Divers and instructor candidates can be sure that their training will be done at the highest standard. Instructor Development Courses and Instructor Examination (IDC and IE) take place every month at Oceans 5. The IDC Staff of Oceans 5 is proud to have a 100% success rate in Indonesia. Every candidate they prepared for the Instructor Exam, not only have passed, but stood out from the crowd as the most prepared, most thoroughly trained.

Oceans 5 dive resort has 2 PADI Course Directors, Platinum Course Director Camille Lemmens and Owner of Oceans 5 Sander Buis. Oceans 5 has also an experienced team of PADI Master and IDC Staff Instructors to help the IDC Gili Islands candidates during the PADI IDC.
Oceans 5 is unique in their facilities. They have a especially designed 25 meters training pool for scuba diving, dedicated IDC classroom and Open Water training sites just 5 min away from her dive shop.

If you like to have more information about divemaster or instructor write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website: www.indonesia-idc.com.
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zondag 24 augustus 2014

Gili Islands PADI IDC

The Gili Islands PADI IDC at PADI IDC Center Oceans 5 is over!

After 9 intense days of hard work the IDC candidates have a day of relaxing. Tomorrow the PADI Instructor Examination will start. That's a 2 days exam.

The candidates Flo, Tom, Fareez, Sean and Yuda were doing a great job. They all past the IDC requirements and will be there on the IE. Some of the candidates will use today as a study day, relaxing day or a diving day. But the real work is already done. Tomorrow and the day after a PADI Examiner will come to Gili Air to see if the know what the PADI Course Directors Camille Lemmens and Sander Buis the candidates have taught.

Also tomorrow night there will be a presentation at Oceans 5 dive resort. it will be a presentation about Mola Molas, and it starts at 19.00. Everyone can join and it is free.

The next events at Oceans 5 dive resort will be: 2 September: Presentation of Shark Guardian 11 -12 September: DDI Instructor Course 18 September: PADI Instructor Development Course

If you like to have more information about divemaster or instructor write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website: www.indonesia-idc.com. For more up to date information visit our facebook pages:

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vrijdag 8 augustus 2014

Protecting the reefs of the Gili Islands

Oceans 5 is protecting the reefs. Every week Oceans 5 dive resort organizes a free reef clean up in the harbor of Gili Air, Indonesia. A lot of people are asking us, why is our dive shop doing this and why is it so important to make awareness about the coral?

IDC Center Oceans 5  Gili Islands cleans up the reefs

So why are coral reefs so important?

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, including about 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard corals and hundreds of other species. Scientists estimate that there may be another 1 to 8 million undiscovered species of organisms living in and around reefs (Reaka-Kudla, 1997). This biodiversity is considered key to finding new medicines for the 21st century. Many drugs are now being developed from coral reef animals and plants as possible cures for cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, viruses, and other diseases. Storehouses of immense biological wealth, reefs also provide economic and environmental services to millions of people. Coral reefs may provide goods and services worth $375 billion each year. This is an amazing figure for an environment that covers less than 1 percent of the Earth’s surface (Costanza et al., 1997).

Healthy reefs contribute to local economies through tourism. Diving tours, fishing trips, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses based near reef systems provide millions of jobs and contribute billions of dollars all over the world. The commercial value of U.S. fisheries from coral reefs is over $100 million (NMFS/NOAA, 2001). In addition, the annual value of reef-dependent recreational fisheries probably exceeds $100 million per year. In developing countries, coral reefs contribute about one-quarter of the total fish catch, providing critical food resources for tens of millions of people (Jameson et al., 1995). Coral reefs buffer adjacent shorelines from wave action and prevent erosion, property damage and loss of life. Reefs also protect the highly productive wetlands along the coast, as well as ports and harbors and the economies they support. Globally, half a billion people are estimated to live within 100 kilometers of a coral reef and benefit from its production and protection. Human-caused, or anthropogenic activities are major threats to coral reefs. Pollution, overfishing, destructive fishing practices using dynamite or cyanide, collecting live corals for the aquarium market and mining coral for building materials are some of the many ways that people damage reefs all around the world every day. (Bryant et al., 1998) One of the most significant threats to reefs is pollution. Land-based runoff and pollutant discharges can result from dredging, coastal development, agricultural and deforestation activities, and sewage treatment plant operations. This runoff may contain sediments, nutrients, chemicals, insecticides, oil, and debris (UVI, 2001). When some pollutants enter the water, nutrient levels can increase, promoting the rapid growth of algae and other organisms that can smother corals (Jones & Endean, 1976).

Coral reefs also are affected by leaking fuels, anti-fouling paints and coatings, and other chemicals that enter the water (UVI, 2001). Petroleum spills do not always appear to affect corals directly because the oil usually stays near the surface of the water, and much of it evaporates into the atmosphere within days. However, if an oil spill occurs while corals are spawning, the eggs and sperm can be damaged as they float near the surface before they fertilize and settle. So, in addition to compromising water quality, oil pollution can disrupt the reproductive success of corals, making them vulnerable to other types of disturbances. (Bryant, et al, 1998).

In many areas, coral reefs are destroyed when coral heads and brightly-colored reef fishes are collected for the aquarium and jewelry trade. Careless or untrained divers can trample fragile corals, and many fishing techniques can be destructive. In blast fishing, dynamite or other heavy explosives are detonated to startle fish out of hiding places. This practice indiscriminately kills other species and can crack and stress corals so much so that they expel their zooxanthellae. As a result, large sections of reefs can be destroyed. Cyanide fishing, which involves spraying or dumping cyanide onto reefs to stun and capture live fish, also kills coral polyps and degrades the reef habitat (NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 2001). More than 40 countries are affected by blast fishing, and more than 15 countries have reported cyanide fishing activities (ICRI, 1995).

Certain types of fishing can severely damage reefs. Trawlers catch fish by dragging nets along the ocean bottom. Reefs in the net's path get mowed down. Long wide patches of rubble and sand are all that is left in their wake.

Other damaging fishing techniques include deep water trawling, which involves dragging a fishing net along the sea bottom, and muro-ami netting, in which reefs are pounded with weighted bags to startle fish out of crevices. (Bryant, et al, 1998). Often, fishing nets left as debris can be problematic in areas of wave disturbance. In shallow water, live corals become entangled in these nets and are torn away from their bases (Coles, 1996). In addition anchors dropped from fishing vessels onto reefs can break and destroy coral colonies (Bryant, et al, 1998).

Around the Gili Islands there is are the same kind of problems. The Gili Islands were attacked by a bleaching event, sand erosion by coastal developments, dynamite fishing, compressor fishing, coastal developments on the beach, waste water problems, plastic problems and more. It is time to stand up, to do something about it. That's why Oceans 5 organizes free Beach and Reef Clean Ups. Oceans 5 supports actively the Ocean CleanUp program and Shark Guardian.

Oceans 5 is also organizing events, the next event will be the 25th of August: a presentation about Mola Molas, the Sun Fish.

For more information how in protecting the reefs write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com.

zaterdag 5 juli 2014

PADI Instructor Development Course

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 Dive Center is a ten day intensive training syllabus which prepares you for the Instructors Examination (IE).

IDC Gili Islands with CDc dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air

Not only will you revise all your previous education with PADI; you will also be prepared to take on the new challenge of being a scuba instructor. The IDC at Oceans 5 has been taylormade together with PADI and is your next step to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

With some of the best facilities in South East Asia, the Career Development Center (CDC) at Oceans 5 is also capable of certifying you in most aspects of being an intstructor including, Sidemount, Wreck and Nitrox to name just a few.

To put it simple; Oceans 5 Dive Center together with PADI have the facilities to educate you from zero to hero all the way to becoming a PADI Course Director.

For more information about Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

zondag 29 juni 2014

Eco Diver Interships Gili Islands Indonesia

Eco Diver Internships Gili Islands

Do you care about the environment? Do you want to know more about the marine life around the Gili Islands? Do you want to be a responsible diver? Oceans 5 dive resort offers Eco Diver specialty courses and Eco Diver Internships.

There are different ways to become an Eco diver:

Become an Eco Diver: Oceans 5 dive resort offers the following Eco specialties:

• PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
• PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
• Project AWARE Specialty Course • AWARE Fish ID Specialty Course
• AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Course • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course
• PADI Project AWARE Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty Course
• Reef Check Eco Diver Course

As a diver you can choose the Eco Specialties you are interested in. If you like to have more knowledge and skill development of Eco specialties, think to become a PADI Eco Master Scuba Diver.

Become a PADI Eco Master Scuba Diver: If you don’t want to become a PADI Dive Professional but you want to reach the highest level of recreational diving, think about the Padi Eco Master Scuba Diver course.

The prerequisites for the course are: • 12 years old • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
• PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
• Minimum of five PADI Eco Specialty Diver courses
• Minimum of 50 logged dives Oceans 5 dive resort also integrates the Eco Specialties in PADI Divemaster courses and PADI Instructor courses. So become an Eco PADI Pro with Oceans 5 dive resort.

For more information about Eco Diver Internships Gili Islands write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website: www.indonesia-idc.com.

dinsdag 24 juni 2014

Is diving a sport?

Is diving a sport? There is some debate as to whether scuba diving in general is considered a sport. Those who say no point out that you have: no competitors, no exertion, no accumulation of points, no goal, no teamwork, no spectators, and no one wins. They claim that diving is a hobby because it’s something you like to do. You can see scuba diving both as a sport and as a hobby. In fact, it’s been dubbed “The Lazy Man’s Sport” because you attempt to exert as little effort possible in order to extend bottom time. Cave diving has also been dubbed; “The most dangerous sport on Earth”. Scuba diving has a lot of the characteristics of a sport that opponents listed above claim don’t exist. No competitors? How about with yourself or even with your dive buddy? You are constantly trying to improve your performance by breathing and moving more slowly. Performance is usually measured by bottom time or cave penetration distance. Ever asked another dive team how far they got, and then compared their “score” with yours? Have you ever compared your gas consumption with your buddy’s? Is playing golf any less of a sport when you decide to play nine holes alone? No accumulation of points? How about accumulated bottom time, penetration distance, or number of dives? Divers are logging their dives and keeping up their “point accumulation”, like time the have been underwater. We just usually refer to them as dive statistics. Numbers matter and there are a lot of them in diving. Scuba diving has rules and even penalties for breaking those rules. For example, if you exceed the no-decompression limit for a given depth, then your penalty is X amount of deco time. No teamwork? Shoot! Diving is all about teamwork when you agree to buddy up. From dive planning, to sticking to the dive plan, to helping each other in emergencies, teamwork is what it’s all about. Without teamwork, Will Goodman, Tec instructor at BLUE Marlin Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia, couldn’t do his world attempt without his team. No goals in diving? In cave diving especially, we have a dive plan and objective where we’d like to reach before we had to turn to exit. Sometimes we make it, other times we don’t. The more experienced you get, the more times you make it because you start understanding your physical limitations and therefore plan your dive around it. What about exertion? You ever breathed hard after lugging your 50 kg rig to and from the water? Or promised yourself you’d start exercising more after you did lug the gear? How about fighting a strong current or making a long swim? Ever gotten leg cramps during a dive? Diving requires a lot of endurance. It’s a physical activity. The better shape you are in, the better your gas consumption rates will be and the less risk of DCS as well. Just like in other sports, you can get hurt or even killed while diving. Do have to agree on one point though. Scuba diving is not a spectator sport. In that sense, it is a hobby because we are there because we like it. We’re not there to impress others, receive praises or applause for our performance, nor do we get paid to do it. Also, divers even wear matching uniforms – our dive gear. And the closer you conform to DIR principles, the more “matching” your uniforms appear. Finally, is there ever a winner or loser in diving? Sure there is. If you live through your dive, you’re a winner for that “game”. If you die or get injured, then you “lost”. So do you still think diving isn’t a sport? Well, Forbes thinks so. Forbes Article Then again, a dive buddy of mine once stated that cave diving in particular is not a sport, it’s a lifestyle. This may have some truth to it. Once you get into technical diving, you are talking about people who have out a lot of money, time, energy, and learning invested in the activity. In other words, these are the serious divers. So they tend to be more concerned about their physical well being, what they eat, etc and how that affects their diving than does perhaps the resort/sunny warm day diver. So we guess we could define some aspects of diving as being a sport while the serious side could be considered a lifestyle. We can say “is diving a sport?” is a hard question. For more information about diving write us an email to info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website www.indonesia-idc.com

zaterdag 21 juni 2014

IDC Gili Islands Euro650

IDC at Oceans 5

Oceans 5 dive resort has an special offer for every month. All IDC candidates will get the IDC for only EURO650. This is a huge discount comparing to the package Oceans 5 offers at this moment.

Padi Instructor Development Course (IDC) starts every month. If you like to chance your life style, if you like the have the ocean as your office this is the way to go. Oceans 5 is a Padi IDC and Career Development Dive Resort located on Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the famous Gili Islands, North West Lombok. The diving around the islands offers diving for everyone. If you like big fish (sharks, bumpheads, trevallies, etc), small stuff (nudis, seahorses, pipefish) or turtles. It is a perfect place to start your IDC. The island is not that busy as Bali or Gili Trawangan, but has enough bars and restaurants to have in the evening a nice drink or dinner. Oceans 5 dive resort conducts every month IDCs.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a 10-12 day program that enables Divemasters and leaders from other training organizations to achieve their dream of teaching scuba diving using the PADI system. The IE will be held on the Gili Islands. During the IDC you will use the latest teaching techniques, the complete system of PADI support materials, and will be continuously assessed on your teaching and presentation skills.

PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, Padi Course Director Sander Buis and our team of IDC Staff Instructors are committed to your success at the Instructor examination (IE). They also want to make sure that you are comfortable with teaching afterwards. The Instructor program at Oceans 5 Dive Resort exceeds the minimum required by PADI in terms of time and number of presentations you will prepare. The program is taught in a dedicated 70m2 classroom with projector, flat screen TV, iTV and WIFI, the confined water sessions are held in a 25 meter swimming pool and the open water sessions are only 5 minutes away from the dive shop. Our facilities will enable you to study and prepare in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere. Gili Air is so relaxed because there are no motorbikes, no cars and no dogs on the island. Before the IDC there is an IDC preparation. Normally this takes 3-4 days, but it is no problem if you come earlier. During these days your diving skills and dive theory will be brushed. Also after the IDC it is possible to assist instructors on courses so you will get the feeling how a course will be conducted. Maximum of students of an IDC is 10 candidates. The average of 2012 was 4-5 students each IDC. Oceans 5 dive resort has a 100% passing rate of the IE. All the candidates of Oceans 5 dive resort found a job in the dive industry. Mostly they found a job on the Gili Islands, not long after they passed their IE.

After the IE there is a possibility to do a prep MSDT program. Oceans 5 offers a lot of instructor specialties, but the most popular ones are Nitrox, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Oxygen Provider, Night, and Sidemounting. But there are others you can choose of. It depends about how many dives you have to do for each specialty to choose how long the prep MSDT takes.

Why is Oceans 5 dive resort different than all the other IDC centers?

◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is the dive center in the Gili Islands that has 2 course directors.
◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is well aware of his environment.
◾ Oceans 5 dive resort organizes every week reef and beach clean ups in the harbor of Gili Air.
◾ Oceans 5 dive resort has a turtle nursery for injured turtles. Oceans 5 is a Reef Check facility.
◾ Oceans 5 dive resort offers during the IDC a free marine biology class.
◾ Oceans 5dive resort is also the only Padi dive center in Asia that is awarded with the Padi Accessibility Award, that means that Oceans 5 can teach and has the possibilities to teach or guide disabled divers. Oceans 5 is DDI dive center.

In September Oceans 5 become a DDI instructor training center, the only one in Indonesia. For more information about IDC at Oceans 5: Http://www.indonesia-idc.com or write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com

zondag 1 juni 2014

Shark Guardian at Dive resort Oceans 5

Shark Guardian at Oceans 5 Gili Islands

It is already the second time that our friends of Shark Guardian visited dive resort Oceans 5.

This time is was for a presentation of University students from America. They came to Indonesia to learn more about the eco systems and eco tourism.

The students were at Gili Air for 3 days and every night there was a little presentation about a specific topic.

The first night: The first night the turtle was highlighted. The Gili Islands are really famous for their turtles. And we are lucky enough to have 3 kind of turtles here in our waters, the Hawksbill, the Green Sea, and Olive Ridley.

PADI Course Director Sander Buis explained what kind of turtles there are in the world, which ones are around the Gilis, and what the dangers are for these animals. Specially Sander told about the "lost Years" of the turtles. No one knows exactly what happened with a turtle between birth and 6 years old.

The second night: The second day there was a presentation about the history of the Gilis. Topics were Blast fishing, Compressor fishing, El Nino 1997-8, Bleaching 2010, Coastal Developments and Waste water management. After the presentation there was an open discussion forum. It was really fun, and every one learned a lot.

shark guardians at Oceans 5 Gili Islands

The third night: The third day, Caroline of Blue Corner Dive and Shark Guardian leader, came.
She had a talk for 2 hour about sharks and how important they are for our eco systems.

shark guardians at Oceans 5 Gili Islands

Oceans 5 is very proud about these 3 successful days.

Oceans 5 will organize in the future more of these events. Cos education is knowledge... For more information about Oceans 5, Shark Guardian, Eco systems around the Gilis write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com

donderdag 8 mei 2014

Indonesia IDC Gili Islands

An IDC is intensive time. Oceans 5 dive resort has an other approach during the IDC. It changes serious time with fun.

Last evening all the IDC candidates of Indonesia IDC had to bring their mask, snorkel and fins to the bar. They were curious what was coming. A swim, a skin diving presentation? Not at all. All candidates had to perform some diving skills. These skills were not done in the water but surprisingly on land. Land? It is a nice idea to see if the candidates see all the steps of the skills in phases.

IDC Indonesia conducted on the Gili Islands with Oceans 5 dive resort

It became a funny night with a few Bintangs!

If you like to know more about Indonesia IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our facebook page.

zaterdag 19 april 2014

Massive reef clean up at Gili Air

The weekly reef clean up at Gili Air was there. Oceans 5 dive resort and their divemaster trainees organized a massive one. In totally 21 divers and 4 people who cleaned the beach. All the 6 divemaster trainees did an excellent job to organize it and make it save and joinable for everyone. At 4 o'clock the preparation started, making the briefing on a white board, showing the map of the dive site, organizing teams, giving everyone gloves and back and sorting out the equipment. [caption id="attachment_2352" align="alignnone" width="300"]reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5[/caption] A quarter to 5, it was the time to go into the water. The island hopper, a boat that goes between Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, has just been back. And all the fast boats were gone. It was safe to go into the water with a group of people like this. [caption id="attachment_2353" align="alignnone" width="300"]reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 reef clean up Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5[/caption] The result was there 16 backs of rubbish, all kind. Mostly the divers found bottles, plastic, ropes, cans and more. It was a massive result, but there is still more work to do. Oceans 5 hopes to see you all next week! For more information about reef clean ups, write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

donderdag 10 april 2014

New PADI Instructor on Gili Air, Gili Islands

Arash did it.

Yesterday he became a PADI Instructor. It was a long way Arah started last year as a SSI instructor in Amed, Bali. But he wanted to become a PADI Instructor too.

Last January he arrived in Oceans 5 to start his IDC with PADI Course Directors Camille Lemens and Sander Buis. He was a bit unlucky of his last 2 days of the IDC. He became ill. He couldn't join the IE in February. But he came back at the end of March to continue his IDC and to practice more. The result is there Arash is the first PADI Instructor when dive resort Oceans 5 became a PADI Career Development Center, CDC.

New Padi Instructor on Gili Islands

Oceans 5 is the only CDC center on Gili Air. Oceans 5 has the best facilities for IDCs on the Gilis:

1) a 25 meter trainings pool especially designed for scuba diving
2) a AC-ed classroom of 70 m2
3) a 60 inch television to follow all presentation
4) an ibox, so the candidates can follow the presentations on their ipads or iphones
5) 2 PADI Course Directors, 2 IDC Staff Instructors

The next instructor development course at Oceans 5 starts at the 1th of May. If you like to have more information about the IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

dinsdag 1 april 2014

Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training Gili Islands

In addition to becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will want to earn some Specialty Instructor ratings so that you can offer a variety of training to your student divers. Specialty Instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. Attending Specialty Instructor Training courses is also a good way to extend your knowledge and skills base as a professional diver and will prepare you fully to start teaching Advanced Open Water courses. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. Oceans 5 dive resort has conducted the last 2 days a Deep Diver Instructor Training Program Gili Islands at Simons Reef and Sunset Reef. Simons Reef is famous for the beautiful coral and the 40 meters depth. Sunset Reef is famous for the baby sharks. During the training PADI Course Director Sander Buis taught the candidates all the skills of the Deep Diver Specialty Course. The course is serious but also fun, so during the 8 min safety stop all candidates are playing some music instruments underwater, like a band. If you are more interested in the Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training Program Gili islands write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

dinsdag 18 maart 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands starts the first of MAY

Dive Resort Oceans 5 conducts another PADI Instructor Development Course in May. It starts the 1st of May and takes 10 days. The Instructor Examination will be the 13th and 14th of May. [caption id="attachment_2286" align="alignnone" width="300"]IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands[/caption] PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, PADI Course Director Sander Buis, Master Instructor Allen Rivera and IDC Staff Instructor Riet van Hemel are taking care of you during the course. Oceans dive resort is the only dive center on the Gili Islands who has 2 PADI Course Directors available during an IDC. [caption id="attachment_2287" align="alignnone" width="225"]IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands IDC Indonesia with Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Islands[/caption] Oceans 5 dive resort has the best IDC facilities of the Gili Islands. First of all there is a 25 meter trainings pools, especially designed for scuba diving. The brand new class room, 70m2, with own relaxing areas is just opened and looks amazing. There is WIFI available in the classroom, water dispenser, and free coffee, tea and water. The open water training site is only 5 min away with our boats. IDC Indonesia doesn't want you passing the IDC but also to become an Instructor. This means Oceans 5 is updates with the newest material and teaching it. Oceans 5 implements the new PADI Open Water Diver Course in their IDC and shows the candidates how to do the new skills and how to conduct an Open Water Course. After the IDC there is a possibility to do the MSDT Program. You will get the Nitrox and Shark Conservation Instructor Specialty for free. For more information about the IDC, or IDC preparation, MSDT program contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

PADI MSDT Program Gili Islands

Dive resort Oceans 5 organizes every month with IDC Gili Islands a PADI MSDT program Gili Islands. The last 3 days 2 Instructors of Oceans 5 did one of the most interesting specialties Oceans 5 can teach the PADI Sidemount Diver Instructor Specialty Course. Sidemount became the last couple of years more and more popular. It is not like normal diving with a tank on your bank, but you will dive with 2 tanks on the side of you. You are more streamlined, in a case you are also wreck diver specialist and you like to penetrate a wreck. You can reach the valves easy in case of a problem. Your buoyancy will be a bit different but sidemount diving gives you a extra way of freedom. [caption id="attachment_2283" align="alignnone" width="300"]MSDT program Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air MSDT program Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air[/caption] Around the Gili islands there are a few nice places for diving on Nitrox, Deep Turbo, Deep Halik, Sharkpoint and Simons. Can you imagine if you dive with 2 tanks of Nitrox? You can stay there for a fantastic long time and enjoy the beauty of the coral reef and their fish. It is also possible to do your Nitrox instructor specialty at Oceans 5 dive. Oceans 5 dive has his own nitrox fill station. It is worth to see how nitrox is filled. The Nitrox and Sidemount Instructor Specialty can be counted as specialties for your PADI MSDT Program. Oceans 5 has 20 instructor specialties to choose from. If you like to know more about sidemount diving, nitrox or msdt programs write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

zondag 2 maart 2014

Gili Islands PADI IDC February 2014| IDC Finished

The Gili Islands PADI IDC with Oceans 5 dive resort is finished. All candidates are ready for the PADI Instructor Examination on Gili Trawangan. [caption id="attachment_2272" align="alignnone" width="300"]PADI IDC Gili Islands Indonesia|Oceans 5 dive resort |February 2014 PADI IDC Gili Islands Indonesia|Oceans 5 dive resort |February 2014[/caption] For some of the candidates today will be a quiet day, other like Ian and Toni are doing a Deep Diver Instructor Specialty course at Sharkpoint and Soraya. Two beautiful dive sites around the Gili Islands were you can find beautiful coral gardens and reefs. Some of the candidates are practicing their knowledge again. Oceans 5 has on this IDC more staff, as normal there will be 2 PADI Course Directors, Sander and Camille, but this time they had help. Allen flew all from Korea to staff. Allen is a PADI Master Instructor and wants to become next year a PADI Course Director. Riet was helping too, Riet did her PADI IDC Staff Instructors course last month with Oceans 5 and like to get more experience in scoring the candidates. She will be one of the major instructors for our divemaster internship programs. So tomorrow the IE will start. No worries for our candidates. They are well prepared. The IE will be done over 2 days. So the 5th of March there will be a big party on Gili Air. If you like to know more about Gili Islands PADI IDC or PADI IDC staff instructor courses contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

maandag 24 februari 2014

PADI Rescue Diver exercise number 7

PADI Rescue Exercise Number 7 is an important exercise during the PADI Rescue Diver course. But not only during your PADI Rescue Diver course the skill is so important but also during the PADI Divemaster Course, PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and PADI Instructor Examination. [caption id="attachment_2262" align="alignnone" width="225"]PADI Rescue Exercise number 7 PADI Rescue Exercise number 7[/caption] Oceans 5 dive resort IDC candidates are practicing a lot of times this skill in the pool and in open water. So they will have the confidence and routine to do and teach the skill. [caption id="attachment_2263" align="alignnone" width="225"]PADI Rescue Exercise number 7 PADI Rescue Exercise number 7[/caption] Yesterday all IDC candidates were practicing the skills with PADI Course Director Camille and PADI Master Instructor Allen. The candidates practiced the skill with 2 methods, mouth to mouth and with a pocket mask. Oceans 5 train her rescue divers so that their is no different in approach of them and a PADI IDC candidate. In Oceans 5 dive resort only PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer or higher are allowed to teach this skill to students. Oceans 5 wants to deliver a high standard of quality. [caption id="attachment_2264" align="alignnone" width="300"]PADI Rescue Exercise number 7 PADI Rescue Exercise number 7[/caption] For more information about Rescue courses, divemaster courses, and IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

woensdag 5 februari 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands starts 21th of February

Have you ever tried scuba diving? Ever thought of becoming a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Dive Instructor. IDC Dive Resort Oceans 5 on the island of Gili Air, Indonesia offer fantastic “Zero to Hero” packages to get you diving like a pro in no time! Our two Zero to Hero packages are your perfect opportunity to change your life. Follow your dreams and become a professional PADI Divemaster or even a PADI Dive Instructor. Take the plunge, dive from zero to hero in no time and teach anywhere in the world. The team at Oceans 5 together PADI; have designed 2 fantastic programs: From beginner diver to PADI Divemaster in 2 months. From beginner diver to PADI Dive Instructor in 7 months. Bored with your job? Stuck at the office all day? It’s time for you to choose; start your new career as a professional diver at Oceans 5! If you are already divemaster, think to become a PADI Dive Instructor. The 21st of February Oceans 5 starts another PADI Instructor Development Course, IDC with PADI Course Directors Sander Buis and Cmille Lemmens. Before the IDC starts there will be a free 4 days IDC Preparation. Oceans 5 dive resort has the best IDC Facilities on the Gili Islands. There is a especially designed 25m pool for scuba diving and a 70m2 classroom. So Oceans 5 delivers space and quality for the future instructors.

dinsdag 4 februari 2014

PADI IDC Gili Islands

Continued education after your PADI IDC? What do you like to do when you just become a PADI Instructor? The PADI IE is just finished and the parties are starting! Some people want to increase their knowledge and improve their teaching skills. They are doing the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation, PADI MSDT. This means when a PADI Dive Instructor has 5 PADI Instructor Specialties and 25 certifications, he/she can apply for the MSDT rating. This is a step higher then the Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. Oceans 5 offers a special package with 10 PADI instructor specialties. There are 3 specialties for free by PADI but all the others you can choose. This time the candidates of Oceans 5 dive resort, Martin and Lilian, choose Sidemount, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Fish ID, Naturalist, Nitrox, Shark Conservation and Wreck. Oceans 5 brought her candidates to Tulamben, Bali to finishe their MSDT. Yesterday we did 3 dives on the wreck. Today we will do another 3. Oceans 5 like to teach instructor to teach and experience different environments. If you like to know more about PADI IDC or our MSDT programs write an email to info@oceans5dive.com

vrijdag 10 januari 2014

Ear Barotrauma

Ear barotrauma During the exams how to become a PADI Dive Instructor there are some questions about barotrauma. What is it and what does it mean? First of a all you can spilt the word in 2 words: baro and trauma. Baro means pressure. Trauma means injury. So the word barotrauma means pressure related injury. During your PADI courses you should know that you have a lot of airspaces during diving: * Sinus * Ears * lungs * Mask A barotrauma can occur in all these air spaces. But today Oceans 5 dive resort is talking about the Ear Barotrauma. How does an ear looks like? ear-anatomy Ear barotrauma is discomfort and possible damage in the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum. Causes The air pressure in the middle ear is usually the same as the air pressure outside of the body. The eustachian tube is a connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose and upper throat. Swallowing or yawning opens the eustachian tube and allows air to flow into or out of the middle ear, keeping the air pressure on both sides of the eardrum equal. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the air pressure in the middle ear is different than the pressure on the outside of the eardrum. This can cause barotrauma. Many people experience barotrauma at some time. Barotrauma commonly occurs with altitude changes, such as flying, scuba diving, or driving in the mountains. If you have a congested nose from allergies, colds, or an upper respiratory infection, you are more likely to develop barotrauma. Blockage of the eustachian tube could also be present before birth (congenital), or it may occur because of swelling in the throat. Symptoms • Dizziness • Ear discomfort or pain in one or both ears • Hearing loss (slight) • Sensation of fullness or stuffiness in the ears If the condition is severe or prolonged: • Ear pain • Feeling of pressure in the ears (as if underwater) • Moderate to severe hearing loss • Nosebleed Exams and Tests During an inspection of the ear, the health care provider may see a slight outward bulge or inward pull of the eardrum. If the condition is severe, there may be blood or bruising behind the eardrum. Severe barotrauma may be difficult to tell apart from an ear infection. Treatment To relieve ear pain or discomfort, first try to open the eustachian tube and relieve the pressure. • Chew gum • Inhale, and then gently exhale while holding the nostrils closed and the mouth shut • Suck on candy • Yawn When flying, do not sleep during the descent. Use these measures frequently to open the eustachian tube. Allow infants and children to nurse or sip a drink during descent. Divers should descend and ascend slowly. Diving while you have allergies or a respiratory infection is dangerous, because barotrauma may be severe. If self-care attempts do not relieve your discomfort within a few hours, or if the barotrauma is severe, you may need medical intervention. Medications recommended may include: • Antihistamines • Decongestants taken by mouth or by a nose spray • Steroids These medications may relieve nasal congestion and allow the eustachian tube to open. Antibiotics may prevent ear infection if barotrauma is severe. If the tube will not open with other treatments, surgery may be necessary. A surgical cut is made in the eardrum to allow pressure to become equal and fluid to drain (myringotomy). However, surgery is rarely necessary. If you must make frequent altitude changes or you are susceptible to barotrauma, you may have tubes surgically placed in the eardrum. This is not an option for scuba diving. Outlook (Prognosis) Barotrauma is usually noncancerous (benign) and responds to self-care. Hearing loss is almost always temporary. Possible Complications • Acute ear infection • Hearing loss • Ruptured or perforated eardrum • Vertigo When to Contact a Medical Professional Try home care measures first. If you cannot relieve the discomfort of barotrauma in a few hours, call for an appointment with your health care provider. Call your provider if you have barotrauma and new symptoms develop, especially: • Drainage or bleeding from the ear • Fever • Severe ear pain Prevention You can use nasal decongestants or antihistamines before altitude changes. Try to avoid altitude changes while you have an upper respiratory infection or allergy attack. Talk to your doctor about using decongestants if you plan to scuba dive. For more information about Instructor development courses Indonesia (IDC) contact us at: info@oceans5dive.com or visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Padi.instructor.development.courses.indonesia


During the IDC the PADI Course Director will test the candidates on their dive knowledge. There are 5 topics in this exam: 1) Physics 2) Physiology 3) Equipment 4) Skills and Environment 5) Decompression Theory and The RDP The Course Directors at Oceans 5 dive resort will have in the IDC preparation days lecture days to brush the candidates knowledge. In one of the topic, Physiology, is a question about Bradycardia. But what is it? [caption id="attachment_2009" align="alignnone" width="300"]IDC Gili Islands with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air IDC Gili Islands with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air[/caption] strong>Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate) What is bradycardia? Having bradycardia means that your heart beats very slowly. For most people, a heart rate of 60 to 100 beats a minute while at rest is considered normal. If your heart beats less than 60 times a minute, it is slower than normal. A slow heart rate can be normal and healthy. Or it could be a sign of a problem with the hearts electrical system camera. For some people, a slow heart rate does not cause any problems. It can be a sign of being very fit. Healthy young adults and athletes often have heart rates of less than 60 beats a minute. In other people, bradycardia is a sign of a problem with the heartss electrical system. It means that the heart's natural pacemaker is not working right or that the electrical pathways of the heart are disrupted. In severe forms of bradycardia, the heart beats so slowly that it does not pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. This can cause symptoms and can be life-threatening. Men and women age 65 and older are most likely to develop a slow heart rate that needs treatment. As a person ages, the electrical system of the heart often does not function normally. What causes bradycardia? Bradycardia can be caused by: * Changes in the heart that are the result of aging. * Diseases that damage the heart's electrical system. These include coronary artery disease, heart attack, and infections such as endocarditis and myocarditis. * Conditions that can slow electrical impulses through the heart. Examples include having a low thyroid level (hypothyroidism) or an electrolyte imbalance, such as too much potassium in the blood. * Some medicines for treating heart problems or high blood pressure, such as beta-blockers, antiarrhythmics, and digoxin. What are the symptoms? very slow heart rate may cause you to: * Feel dizzy or lightheaded. * Feel short of breath and find it harder to exercise. * Feel tired. * Have chest pain or a feeling that your heart is pounding or fluttering (palpitations). * Feel confused or have trouble concentrating. * Faint, if a slow heart rate causes a drop in blood pressure. Some people don't have symptoms, or their symptoms are so mild that they think they are just part of getting older.

maandag 6 januari 2014

How to become a PADI Course Director at the Gili Islands, Indonesia

How to become a PADI Course Director in the Gili Islands Indonesia? PADI Course Directors are PADI Instructor trainers. [caption id="attachment_2009" align="alignnone" width="300"]IDC Gili Islands with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air IDC Gili Islands with IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air[/caption] The PADI Course Director rating denotes the highest instructor achievement in the PADI System. To become a Course Director, PADI Master Instructors complete a PADI Course Director Training Course during which they learn how to conduct PADI Instructor Development programs and gain experience in developing dive educators. Course Directors are among the dive industry’s most influential opinion makers and play a critical role in shaping the attitudes and abilities of PADI Instructors. They serve as role models for other PADI Members in regards to PADI instruction, diver training and professionalism. Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air has 2 PADI Course Directors, Camille Lemmens and Sander Buis. Last April, 2013, Sander Buis became a PADI Course Director. How do you become a PADI Course Director? Prerequisite Requirements: To apply for a PADI Course Director Training Course, you must: 1. Be a Master Instructor. 2. Be an EFR Instructor Trainer. 3. Be certified as an upgraded and renewed PADI IDC Staff Instructor. 4. Have within the prior 12 month: A. No verified Quality Assurance complaints filed with PADI. B. Conducted all certifications of each level of diver training consistent with PADI philosophy and as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual. Any modification of the courses outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual & PADI Course Director Manual must have been approved by PADI. C. Exclusively used the PADI System of diver education, including the various diver manuals, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, quizzes, exams, instructor guides, lesson guides and Recreational Dive Planner. D. Issued only PADI certifications to students completing PADI Diver training courses. 5. Have completed the PADI System, Standards and Procedures Examination with a score of 85% or higher at an IE by registering with PADI. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date. 6. Have completed the Diving Theory Examination with a score of 83% or higher in each of the five topics (Physics, Physiology, RDP, Equipment and Skills and Environment) at an IE by registering with PADI or by completing Dive Theory Online with the appropriate scores. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date. 7. Have staffing experience of at least two complete IDCs or combination of two AI and two OWSI programs or one AI, one OWSI and one full IDC after certification as an IDC Staff Instructor since the introduction of the current IDC curriculum. 8. Have experience working with a PADI Resort & Retail Association Member. Revised 04 October 2012 3 9. Have organized or led: a)one Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Cleanup, b)setup a My Ocean Profile, c)promoted the AWARE C-Card to your student divers, d)organized or led at least one more Project AWARE activity or event such as Cleanup, Coral Watch, Whale Shark Project, installation or maintenance of mooring systems, AWARE Kids programs, fund raising, etc. within the past three years. Note: Meeting the four prerequisites above (a, b, c & d) is the minimum requirement for applying for the CDTC. Additional credit will be awarded for additional activities. 10. Meet the minimum experience requirement of 250 logged dives. Training and Certification PADI Course Director Training Courses are conducted by PADI Office staff. The course has two phases – a training phase and an evaluation phase. Candidates must successfully complete both phases to be certified as PADI Course Directors. Duties Beyond the responsibilities and duties they already have as PADI IDC Staff Instructors and Master Instructors, Teaching status PADI Course Directors are authorized to: 1. Conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs), OWSI Programs and IDC Staff Instructor courses. 2. Conduct Status Updates. 3. After successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer course, conduct Emergency First Response Instructor courses. 4. After certification as a Specialty Instructor Trainer, conduct Specialty Instructor Training courses. 5. Observe PADI Instructor Examinations (at the discretion of the Instructor Examiner). For more information: http://www.indonesia-idc.com

zaterdag 4 januari 2014

Oceans 5, Shark Guardian Center Gili islands

Shark Guardian is a UK Charity for Shark and Marine Conservation. They rely on your support to carry out our activities to meet their objectives. [caption id="attachment_2147" align="alignnone" width="300"]Shark Guardian Dive Center Gili Islands with Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air Shark Guardian Dive Center Gili Islands with Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air[/caption] Oceans 5 dive resort organized the end of October 2013 2 marine conservation events. At one the events Brendon and his Shark Guardians were there. They gave an amazing presentation about sharks, and how important they are for the society where we living in at this moment. The presentation was so gave us the inspiration to join them and become a Shark Guardian Registered dive center. What is Shark Guardian doing? Shark Guardian are organizing events all over Asia and the UK. Like for example: Date: 09 January 2014 Time: 7:00pm – 7:45pm Pub: The Horse & Groom, Main Street Linby, NG15 8AE Nottingham, UK Date: 14 January 2014 Location: Jubilee Primary School Highwood Avenue Bilborough Nottingham NG8 3AF Telephone: 0115 9155720 Email: admin@jubilee.nottingham.sch.uk Date: 20th January 2014 Location: Ilkeston Rotary club in the Bulls Head Pub Date: 29 January 2014 Location: King’s College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454 Date: 30 January 2014 Location: Lovelace Primary School Mansfield Road, Chessington, Surrey. KT9 2RN Tel: 020 8397 3265 Fax: 020 8397 0284 E-mail: office@lovelace.rbksch.org Even Shark Guardian is going to Dubai in February 2014. Shark Guardian wants to make to world aware that this is the time we can do something for the sharks! And Oceans 5 dive resort agrees with this statement. Hopefully Shark Guardians has time again to visit our dive shop an give one of their amazing presentation. Hopefully they have better news to tell us. That the decline in sharks stopped, or its not allowed to caught sharks in Indonesia anymore. But till now this is not the trued.. So We have to do something! We have to make people aware about the declining Shark population and the effect of that on the world! We are in ,a time that every one use social media, Support Shark Guardian, Support other organizations, and Support at this time Australia for the fight against Shark Culling! For more information: http://www.sharkguardian.org and http://www.oceans5dive.com

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course Gili Islands Indonesia

PADI Staff Instructor Course Gili Islands If you're serious about professional scuba instruction, and want to be more than an instructor (perhaps work in PADI Instructor Development Centers/Career Development Centers, own your own PADI dive center/resort, or progress to becoming a PADI Course Director yourself), then the Staff Instructor course is the next logical step for you as a PADI Instructor. PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. Where can you do the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course? Oceans 5 dive resort are conducting every month PADI IDC Staff Instructor Courses at Gili Air, Gili Islands, Indonesia. The Gili Islands are part of the famous Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands. Named for its staggering number of corals (nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals alone), the region nurtures six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish. What do I need to start? PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification 18 years old What will I do? Master instructor-level dive theory, complete knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations Audit a complete IDC How long will it take? Two course days plus a complete IDC audit What materials are needed? PADI Course Director Manual Confined Water Presentation Evaluation Slate Open Water Presentation Evaluation Slate All IDC required materials Only PADI IDC Staff Instructors are qualified to teach Assistant Instructor courses independently, thereby enhancing your employment prospects, earnings potential and standing within the dive community. Another benefit of becoming an IDC Staff Instructor is that you can assist or conduct Instructor Development Courses (IDC’s) under the supervision of our Instructor Development team. As a PADI MSDT you can enroll direct onto the PADI IDC Staff Instructor. For more information: http://www.indonesia-idc.com