Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fantastic February PADI IDC Gili Air with Course Director Giny

The February PADI IDC Gili Air

The third PADI IDC Gili Air of 2017 is just finished. All the instructor candidates became a PADI OWSI Instructor. Oceans 5 is proud and wishes them the best in their diving career.

PADI Instructor Course Gili Islands

It started almost a month ago. The candidates arrived at Gili Air for the PADI IDC preparation. This is a free 5 days program where the course directors will brush the diving knowledge and skills. We advice all our instructor candidates to practice the dive theory workbook and watch  the PADI divemaster skills on youtube.

After the preparation a 14 days IDC program included EFR Instructor Course started. All days are divided in a dry and wet part. This gives the optimal teaching conditions for the IDC candidates and PADI Course Directors. The facilities at Oceans 5 are in that way designed that everything is in between walking distance of the 2 IDC classroom, 2 pools and restaurant, bar.

The instructor course will be taught in English but the course directors are covering the following languages: Dutch, French, Spanish and German. This time 2 IDC candidates did everything in French.

After the PADI Instructor Course there s  2 days PADI Instructor Examination. The instructor candidates were prepared well and passed with great scores.


If you like to have more information about the PADI IDC Gili Air, write us an email at IDC@oceans5dive.com. Visit our website to read the PADI IDC Gili Islands Testimonials or our PADI Instructor Course blog.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Successful IDC Gili Island year

Successful IDC Gili Islands year!

The last PADI IDC Gili Islands is over. It was a successful PADI IDC Gili Islands year at dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air.

It was the first time in the history of PADI Career Development Center Oceans 5 that it conducted 10 PADI instructor courses a year. And it was a success that we will continue in the next couple of years.

PADI Course Directors, Joeri, Assar and Sander made it all possible. They achieved a brilliant passing rate of 100% for their candidates. Even passing is not the major goal and for sure not the philosophy of Oceans 5. Oceans 5 likes to make confident, good educated instructors.

The next PADI Instructor Development course at Oceans 5 starts the 14th of January. PADI Course Director will be Joeri van Hal. He will be supported by an experienced PADI IDC team. The IDC will be conducted in English, but we support the following languages: Dutch, French, German and Spanish. Oceans 5 has all teaching materials available in these languages.

PADI IDC Facilities

Oceans 5 is a PADI 5 star Career Development Center, the highest raking for a PADI Center. PADI will award a dive center for his excellent professional services, PADI Courses and job placement opportunities.

Oceans 5 has the most excellent IDC facilities of the 3 Gili Islands:
  • There are 2 huge especially designed for scuba diving, training pools
  • There is a comfortable classroom for the IDC candidates with AC and coffee corner
  • There a los of relaxing areas where the candidates can prepare the IDC assignments
  • The pool are just a few meters away from the classroom
  • The classroom is located on the Oceans 5 area
  • The Open Water training site is just 5 min away from the dive shop
  • There is a bar
  • There is a coffee bar
  • There is a restaurant
  • Oceans 5 is using the most modern teaching techniques during the PADI IDC


Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia

Oceans 5 is located on Gili Air. Gili air is part of the Gili Islands, North West of Lombok. Gili Air is just 2 hours by fast boat from Bali. If you arrive in the harbor of Gili Air you will see straight away the dive resort.

Gili Air has no motorized transport. The main local taxi is a horse cart, bike are you walk. The island is surrounded by crystal clear water and beautiful views over Lombok or Bali. Gili Air has enough bar and restaurant to be entertained in the evening, even it is not like the party island Gili Trawangan.

Gili Air is for you, if you like to join the PADI IDC, the perfect spot to start your instructor course. Less distraction, better facilities and more beautiful are the keywords!

If you like to know more about the upcoming PADI IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com. Or visit our website, youtube channel, or facebook page.

Friday, July 31, 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia

Zero to Hero as a Diver, Be PADI Instructor at Oceans 5 Gili Air

Do you want to keep developing your career as a PADI diver? PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort Oceans5 is providing a perfect schedule for diver who wants to continue their career. Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive (IDC) Resort, Career Development Center from 2014. Oceans5 is located in Gili Air, Indonesia which has a perfect tropical environment.

PADI IDC Gili Islands runs an IDC at PADI Career Development Center Oceans5every month. The PADI IDC Program at Oceans 5 includes the Emergency First Response Instructor Course(EFRI course) and the Instructor Development Course (IDC).Oceans 5 organizes the PADI IDC Program in small groups with basic requirements such as dive theory presentations, practice exams, classroom presentations about how to teach the PADI courses, and other topics like marketing and risk management, confined water skill sessions (to practice the 24 skills from the PADI Divemaster course), confined water and open water sessions(in-water workshops to learn how to handle students when teaching the PADI courses). Especially Oceans 5 provides plenty of workshops simulating real life teaching scenarios for the PADI IDC Program to better prepare IDC candidates for the future. More than 100 people have successfully become PADI Instructors though Oceans 5.

The PADI IDC Program at Oceans 5 is conducted by PADI Course Director Sander Buis, Joeri Van Haland a team of 4 IDC staff instructors at Oceans 5 Dive Resort. Sander, the owner and Oceans 5 started his career as PADI Course Director in 2013. Joeri, our new in house PADI Course Director, will conduct from October. Sander said “Our object is not only make the candidates pass the IE(Instructor Exam), but become real Instructors. Another goal of his is to provide IDC center education in multiple languages by those who speak languages such as Spanish, French, Dutch, English and German natively.”

Nina Gl√∂ckner(37 ,Germany) who took PADI IDC Program at Oceans 5 on June said “It was very nice. The most interesting part was Open water Presentation. They were always fun and the Open water presentation sessions with Sander was really fun, interactive and we learnt a lot from him. I highly recommend Oceans 5 for your IDC because Oceans 5 has lots of good instructors and the possibility to learn no matter your culture.”

Next PADI IDC Program for July at Oceans 5 starts on 13th, August. Anyone wanting to join the next course or in need of any information, contact with e-mail(info@oceans5dive.com) or visit the website(www.indonesia-idc.com/en_EN/padi-instructor-development-course-in-gili-Islands-lombok-indonesia)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands May 2015

Oceans 5 dive resort is conducting another PADI IDC Gili Islands. The IDC started at the first of May and will be finished at the 12th of Mat. The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) will be held on Gili Trawangan the 13th and 14th of May.

The IDC candidates are from all over the world, from Spain, Canada, England, Germany, Switzerland and the US. It is a very mix group but all fit very well together. The PADI Course Director is Assar. He is PADI Course Director for 10 years and knows all the in and outs of a PADI Instructor Development Course. Assar will have some assistant from Master Instructor Joeri. Joeri is accepted for the next PADI Course Director Course in June. Hopefully he will pass and from that moment Oceans 5 will have 2 resident PADI Course Directors in the house.

The candidates are nearly finished with the PADI IDC Gili Islands. The following days they will practice more Open Water Presentations. Oceans 5 integrates more work shops during the IDC. Oceans 5 likes to deliver PADI Instructors and not candidates that only passed the PADI IE. So Oceans 5 teach the candidates to handle real situations which can occur during teaching.

If you like to know more about the PADI IDC Gili Islands write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands again successful

PADI IDC Gili Islands again successful!

After Viv finished her Divemaster Course at Gili Air she decided to join PADI 5 star IDC Center Oceans 5 for her PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). And she was successful. The 5th of March she became a PADI Instructor.

The PADI IDC started the 20th of February with 2 candidates. During the IDC Kimmo became ill. Five days of high fewer made him decide to continue the next IDC starting the 27th March.

But Viv continued. Thanks to the amazing IDC staff Oceans 5, PADI Course Director Sander, Master Instructor Joeri, Staff Instructor Josep, Instructors Heiko, Sus and Ari she could she do all her assignments during the IDC and even more.

Viv is now on her way to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). This is a 5 days program where she will be trained in how to teach 5 PADI Specialties. The most popular ones are: Nitrox, Deep, Sidemount, Digital Underwater Photography and Wreck.

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PADI IDC Gilis January 2015

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 Info@oceans5dive.com or visit the webpages:

IDC Gili Islands Prices

IDC Gili Islands Schedule

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PADI Divemaster Course with Oceans 5 Gili Air

Where do like to stay if you have some time to spend for a divemaster internship?

People who are willing to do their divemaster internship have different reasons to go to different places.
Some of them like to have a nice dive destination where you can see the most uncommon stuff, like Mantas, Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Turtles and more. For example Tofo in Mozambique is a brilliant place to see Whale Sharks, Mantas and Whales, the Gili Islands in Indonesia are famous for their turtles and the Philippines are famous for her macro diving.

Another option is if the person who like to do their divemaster is to combine the nightlife and diving. Good places for good night life and diving are Koh Tao, Thailand, the Gili Islands, Indonesia, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and Utila, Honduras. All of these places have an excellent night life and an above average diving environment.

Some of the people choose the kind of dive shop. Like in PADI there are different grades: the highest level is the PADI 5 star Career Development Center, followed up in order by the PADI 5 star IDC center, PADI 5 star center and PADI dive center. A PADI 5 star Career Development Center will offer career development programs and has job placement programs.

Dive resort Oceans 5 is a PADI 5 star Career development Center located on Gili Air. It is not only this but also a DDDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Training center, a Reef Check Facility and Shark Guardian dive center.

Oceans 5 is proud to say that she has the best diving facilities of the Gili Islands: a 25 meter training pool, APEKS regulators for the customers/students, Nitrox fills, a huge classroom with AC and 2 outstanding dive boats.

In the 4,5 years Oceans 5 is open it made a trustable and reliable name. Oceans 5 offers courses in max groups of 4 persons, and time is not an issue.

If you like to have more information about Oceans 5 or in a divemaster internship; write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com