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