dinsdag 14 maart 2017

PADI IDC Gili Islands training

Excellent PADI IDC Gili Islands training at Oceans 5 Gili Air

Improvements in the PADI IDC Gili Islands

In 2017 PADI IDC Gili Island is improving their Instructor Courses. The reason for the improvements are that Oceans 5 likes to offer the best quality course for their Instructor Course Candidates at Gili Air.s

First of all Oceans 5 is increasing their amount of PADI Course Directors. The reason for this logic step is:

  1. First of all the course directors will cover more languages. This is more relaxing for the instructor candidates when they are joying the PADI Instructor Development Course. If the candidates have questions, nothing is more easy to get them explained in the native spoken language of the candidate. 
  2. Even when there is a PADI Instructor Course with 10 instructor candidates, the instructor develepment course will be done by more PADI Course Directors and not by an IDC Staff Instructor. The instructor candidates are paying for a course with a Course Director and expecting this also from the dive center where the conduct the instructor course. Have a look at our PADI IDC youtube video about the PADI IDC facilities at Oceans 5 Gili Air.
Second improvement are the facilities. Oceans 5 likes to get the most relaxing atmosphere during the PADI Instructor Course. Specially when there are more candidates that need translations this gives some friction during the program. Oceans 5 has build in the last 1,5 year another training pool and another classroom. This will give the space to run specially language IDCs next to each other.

Third, Oceans 5 works together with Gili Shark Conservation. This is a conservation program on the Gili Islands, who are analysing the habitat of the sharks, turtles and rays around the Gili Islands.

PADI IDC Gili Islands

The PADI IDC Gili Islands are running twelve PADI Instructor Development Courses at Oceans 5 Gili Air in 2017. The PADI Course Directors, Giny, Joeri, Alina and Sander, have put a 14 days instructor program tobgether included the EFR Instructor Course. The days are starting at 8.30 and will be finish at 17.00 with a drink at the bar.

Before the PADI Instructor course starts there is possible to join the free IDC preparation course. During the course of 5 days the course directors will improve your dive theory and diving skills to instructor level.

After the PADI Instructor Examination there are possibilities to start the Master Scuba Diver Trainer program or to assist the experienced instructors at Oceans 5 while they are conducting PADI courses. 

Testimonials of the PADI IDC Gili Islands

If you like to know more about the PADI IDC Gili Islands at Oceans 5 Gili Air write us an email at IDC@oceans5dive.com. Have a look what our candidates where thinking about the PADI IDC at our PADI IDC Gili Air Testimonial Page or PADI IDC Indonesia blog.

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