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:

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