Thursday, October 16, 2014

DDI Instructor Training schedule with IDC Gili Islands

Dates for Instructor Courses at Oceans 5

DDI stands for Disabled Divers International. Disabled Divers International (DDI) is a non-profit organization, with the aim to promote, develop and conduct disabled scuba diving training programs for professional and non-professional students. Since its introduction in 2010, DDI has gathered extensive support and recognition within the diving industry and conducted both professional and non-professional programs all around the world. All board members are volunteers, dedicated to promoting and developing disabled scuba diving internationally.




DDI programs are designed to work in cooperation with existing scuba diving training organizations and their training programs. DDI programs adds a new layer on top of the existing diver training, allowing individuals who would have difficulties fulfilling all requirements and standards to experience diving safely with modifications and enhancements to their training and or equipment.
DDI professional training adds to the diving professional a new set of tools and knowledge to train disabled divers safely and certify their students as a scuba diver, with varied levels of limitations depending on the student’s ability to perform program requirements and standards.


Oceans 5 Gili Air became last September the first DDI Instructor Training center in Indonesia. PADI Course Director and DDI Instructor Trainer Sander trains you in 2-3 days how to teach disabled persons how to dive.
Wondering when the DDI Instructor Training at IDC Gili Islands with Oceans 5 are taking place? Here are the dates of the instructor courses at Oceans 5.


October 2014
21-22 DDI Instructor

November 2014
23-24 DDI Instructor

January 2015
12-13 DDI Instructor

February 2015
16-17 DDI Instructor

March 2015
23-24 DDI Instructor

May 2015
27-28 DDI Instructor

June 2015
31-01 DDI Instructor

July 2015
06-07 DDI Instructor

Augustus 2015
09-10 DDI Instructor

September 2015
13-14 DDI Instructor

October 2015
18-19 DDI Instructor

November 2015
22-23 DDI Instructor

If you like to have more information about PADI IDC Gili Islands write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our weblog: http:// padi-idc-gilis-indonesia.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dates for a PADI IDC at IDC Gili Islands

Dates for Instructor Courses at Oceans 5

Wondering when the PADI IDC at IDC Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 are taking place? There are the dates of the instructor courses at Oceans 5.

PADI IDC with IDC Gili Islands

October 2014
21-22 DDI Instructor
23-24 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
23-24 EFR Instructor
25-03 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
04-05 November PADI Instructor Examination

November 2014
23-24 DDI Instructor
25-26 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
25-26 EFR Instructor
27-08 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
09-10 December PADI Instructor Examination

January 2015
12-13 DDI Instructor
14-15 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
14-15 EFR Instructor
16-27 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
28-29 PADI Instructor Examination

February 2015
16-17 DDI Instructor
18-19 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
18-19 EFR Instructor
20-03 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
04-05 March PADI Instructor Examination

March 2015
23-24 DDI Instructor
25-26 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
25-26 EFR Instructor
27-07 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
08-10 April PADI Instructor Examination

May 2015
27-28 DDI Instructor
29-30 April PADI IDC Staff Instructor
29-30 April EFR Instructor
01-12 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
13-14 PADI Instructor Examination

June 2015
31-01 DDI Instructor
02-03 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
02-03-26 EFR Instructor
04-16 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
17-18 PADI Instructor Examination

July 2015
06-07 DDI Instructor
08-09 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
08-09 EFR Instructor
10-21 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
22-23 PADI Instructor Examination

Augustus 2015
09-10 DDI Instructor
11-12 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
11-12 EFR Instructor
13-25 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
26-27 PADI Instructor Examination

September 2015
13-14 DDI Instructor
15-16 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
15-16 EFR Instructor
17-29 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
30-01 PADI Instructor Examination

October 2015
18-19 DDI Instructor
20-21 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
20-21 EFR Instructor
22-03 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
04-05 November PADI Instructor Examination

November 2015
22-23 DDI Instructor
24-25 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
24-25 EFR Instructor
26-08 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
09-10 December PADI Instructor Examination


For more information about the dates of a PADI IDC at IDC Gili Islands write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My first DDI No Barrier Tour in Bali

No Barrier Tour in Bali

Once in your life you will get an amazing experience. This happened to me the 9th of September 2014.

A friend of mine and CEO of DDI (Disabled Divers International) organized a DDI No Barrier Tour in Bali at Crystal Divers. He asked me to help to give disabled Indonesian persons a chance to feel how it feels to dive, to breath underwater.

IDC Center Oceans 5 became a DDI instructor training center

Around 11 O’clock the bus arrived. All 12 persons were disabled and mostly it was caused by polio. After the introductions, paperwork and lunch, 4 instructor took them in the pool for their first diving experience.
I have been now 9 year a PADI instructor. I have seen the smiles on people’s faces after a dive or pool. I always tell my PADI Instructor candidates, they will never forget their first course, but I can tell you I will never forget my first No Barrier Tour.

It was amazing to see how much fun the participant had, how they loved how to learn to dive and having the feeling of the freedom underwater.

For me it was so rewarding to teach them.
Thank you Flemming and Crystal Divers Bali for this moment in my life….
I hope there will be many moments more to come…..

Sander Buis
PADI Course Director
DDI Instructor Trainer

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New PADI Dive Instructors on Gili Air, Gili Islands


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:

IDC Gili Islands
IDC Indonesia
PADI IDC Gili Islands Blog
PADI IDC Indonesia Blog