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