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

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

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