donderdag 10 december 2015

PADI Scuba instructor course at the Gili Islands

Another PADI scuba instructor course at the Gili Islands has successfully finished. The Instructor Development Course candidates, Chrys and Brad, are since yesterday afternoon a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

Their journey started 3 weeks ago with the free IDC preparation. The IDC preparation brush the candidates diving skills and diving knowledge. The IDC preparation is also a time that the candidates will know each other, dive together, have a laugh together, and were Oceans 5 tries to create a groups atmosphere.

After the IDC preparation the real IDC starts. PADI Course Directors Joeri van Hal and Sander Buis has put a 11-12 days program together. This program is so build that the candidates become confident diving instructors. The course directors are using their real life experiences for teaching and Oceans 5 is providing the newest teaching methods from PADI, like the PADI library, PADI touch, and more during the instructor course classroom presentations.

Oceans 5 has an experienced staff that will help the candidates during the PADI IDC. Oceans 5 has 2 in the house PADI Course Directors, a PADI Master Instructor and 4 PADI IDC Staff Instructors. The staff will cover the following languages, English, Dutch, Spanish, French and German fluent.

During the 11-12 days the candidates, Crys and Brad, took a few extra workshops. Oceans 5 has extra work shops about:
1) control students in open water
2) positioning the instructor and the divemaster during skills
3) skills training on land
4) RDP workshop
5) equipment assembling and dissembling plus service

The days at Oceans 5 start at 8,30 with a coffee, and half way a break for lunch, and finishing of at 17,00 with a beer.

At the last few days the candidates were ready for the PADI Instructor Examination. And during these last few days, Joeri taught the EFR instructor course to them.

And after the PADI Scuba Instructor course is finished, there is a 2 days examination. Chrys and Brad were so prepared that the passed it with very high scores.

So congrats to them! New PADI Scuba instructors!

Oceans 5 has a monthly PADI IDC. Oceans 6 is a PADI Career development Center located on Gili Air. Gili Air is part of he Gili islands, North West of Lombok, and you can reach it in 2 hours by fastboat from Bali. If you are interested in the next PADI Scuba Instructor Course at Oceans 5 visit our website: or write us an email:

donderdag 24 september 2015

FREE year-round IDC preparation at Oceans 5 Gili Air in Indonesia

Oceans 5 IDC Dive Resort Now Offering IDC Preparation Year-Round

Oceans 5, an Indonesian dive resort on Gili Air, is now offering free IDC preparation courses all year long.

For divers who dream of becoming dive instructors, participating in a PADI instructor course is a necessary step in making dive instructing a career. Oceans 5 knows how important it is to be prepared for these courses and has expanded their IDC preparation classes from a week before IDCs start to a year-round offering. These classes put divers at an advantage for the IDC by getting them comfortable with dive knowledge and diving skills.

Oceans 5 is a PADI 5 star Career Development Dive Center, the highest rating within PADI for a dive center. This is reflected in the facilities and instructors of Oceans 5. There is a 25 meter training pool, specially made for scuba diving, an AC-ed classroom with a coffee corner, a bar, a restaurant and lots of relaxing areas.

The IDC preparation classes will not be conducted by one of the PADI Staff Instructors of Oceans 5. Instead, the IDC preparation will be conducted by one of the course directors or IDC staff members working for Oceans 5.

The advantage of Oceans 5 is that Oceans 5 has a big experienced IDC team:two PADI Course Directors, a Master Instructor, and four PADI IDC Staff instructors. This team promises that IDC candidates will get all of the knowledge they need in the language they want. Oceans 5 offers the IDC classes in the following languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Swedish, Italian and Bahasa Indonesia.

IDC preparation will be an easy and relaxing process. IDC candidates start with a fun dive in the morning;the diving around the Gili Islands is amazing and the fun dive takes the stress away from the candidates. The fun dive will be followed in the afternoon by a skill circuit and knowledge lecture. The day ends with a drink at the bar.

Oceans 5 likes that the IDC candidates become a team, maybe friends for ever, and that all the candidates will follow their dream to become a PADI Dive Instructor.

About Oceans 5 Dive Resort
Oceans 5 Dive Resort was founded in 2010 on Gili Air, an island near Lombok in Indonesia. Oceans 5offers all PADI courses from beginner to instructor level and is also a DDI Instructor Training Center and a Reef Check facility. Oceans 5 is a multi-award winning IDC dive resort, having won the 2011 PADI Accessibility Award, 2012 Outstanding contribution to diver acquisition and business development,2013 Outstanding contribution to diver education, and the 2013 Career Development Dive Resort, just to name a few. For more information, please visit

zondag 25 januari 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia

The last few weeks there was a Gili Islands PADI IDC at PADI Career Development Resort Oceans 5 in Indonesia. Oceans 5 has 3 candidates Ari, Suz and Pedro.

The PADI IDC at Oceans 5 is conducted over 10-12 days. During these days PADI Course Director Sander Buis will teach the candidates to become a PADI Instructor. He introduces workshops in the course to explain thing more easily, and gets the candidates more than ready for the PADI IE.

Sander has excellent staff that will helps him during the PADI IDC Gilis.

Gili Islands PADI IDC with IDC dive Resort Oceans 5 and PADI Course Director Sander BuisGili Islands PADI IDC with dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Airand PADI Course Director Sander Buis
Joeri is a PADI Master instructor and is accepted for the June CDTC. He will be the second in the house PADI Course Director of Oceans 5.

Giny is having fun with her PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course. She will, when she is ready, the 3rd PADI in the house PADI Course Director of Oceans 5. She speaks fluent French, English and Spanish. There is no problems for French of Spanish speaking candidates at Oceans 5 anymore.

Josep is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. He is staffing the last IDCs with PADI Course Director Alina and is joining now the IDCs with PADI Course Director Sander Buis. He speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Oceans 5 has now most of the languages covered for a successful PADI IDC Gili Islands. Oceans 5 covers the languages: Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.

Besides the languages Oceans 5 has absolute the best IDC facilities of the 3 Gili Islands. There is a 25 meter training pool, a spacy classroom were all candidates can follow the IDC in a relaxing way, relaxing spaces around the IDC classroom and the Open Water Presentation dive site is just 5 min away from the dive shop.

The next Gili Islands starts the 20th of February. For more information write us an email at or visit the webpages:

IDC Gili Islands Prices

IDC Gili Islands Schedule