Saturday, June 28, 2014

Oceans 5 dive resort supports Ocean CleanUp

Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Islands supports the Ocean CleanUp Project. "Human history is basically a list of things that couldn’t be done, and then were done." 19-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. While diving in Greece, he became frustrated when coming across more plastic bags than fish, and wondered: "why can't we clean this up?" While still in secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. Ocean Cleanup Project Gili Islands This ultimately led to the passive cleanup concept, which he presented at a TEDx conference in 2012. To be able to show the concept he envisioned is technically feasible and financially viable, Boyan Slat paused his life as a first-year Aerospace Engineering student, to focus all his time to developing the idea. On June 3rd 2014, The Ocean Cleanup presented the 530-page feasibility study report (authored by 70 people), which indicated the concept is indeed a feasible method to clean almost half the plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 10 years. In 2012, The Ocean Cleanup Array was awarded Best Technical Design at the Delft University of Technology. Boyan Slat has been recognised as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50). Oceans 5 dive resort support the Ocean CleanUp Project by donating $1 per diver at Oceans 5. Oceans 5 is a PADI Career Development and IDC dive resort. Oceans 5 is taking care of the environment and will support projects like this. There is only one planet like ours, we have to take care of it. For more information about the Ocean Cleanup project you can write an email to or visit our website:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Oceans 5 supports the Ocean CleanUp Project | Project AWARE

Oceans 5 supports the Ocean CleanUp Project | Project AWARE

PADI IDC Gili Islands starts the 16th of August

IDC Gili Islands will start another IDC the 16th of August. IDC Gili Islands is located in the beautiful dive resort Oceans 5. Oceans 5 is a PADI Career Development and IDC dive resort. Oceans 5 conducts every month PADI IDCs. Oceans 5 dive resort has a special IDC. The price of a PADI IDC at Oceans 5 is Euro650. Why should you start an IDC an IDC at Oceans 5? 1) Oceans 5 has a especially designed for scuba diving 25 meter trainings pool PADI Rescue Exercise number 7 2) Oceans 5 has a 70m2 meter classroom modern equipped with flat screen, iTV, AC, WIFI and relax corner IDC Class Room at IDC Gili Islands 3) Oceans 5 has an environmental awareness reef clean up gili islands with Dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air Indonesia 4) Oceans 5 has additional work shops, like DDI (Disabled Divers International) assistant program 1276811_10151643353632301_1824101216_o 5) Oceans 5 has a whole range of PADI Instructor specialties to teach, like Sidemount MSDT program Gili Islands with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air 6) Oceans 5 has a brilliant team to help you with your PADI IDC. We always have fun IDC Gili Islands have fun 7) Oceans 5 has a 100% passing rate for their PADI IDC Gili Islands PADI IDC in the Gilis with dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air 8) Oceans 5 stands for quality and not to teach you to pass a PADI IE IDC Gili Islands package with dive resort Oceans 5 Indonesia 9) Oceans 5 and IDC Gili Islands stand for a structured course If you like to have more information about PADI IDC Gili Islands write an email to or visit our website

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Is diving a sport?

Is diving a sport? There is some debate as to whether scuba diving in general is considered a sport. Those who say no point out that you have: no competitors, no exertion, no accumulation of points, no goal, no teamwork, no spectators, and no one wins. They claim that diving is a hobby because it’s something you like to do. You can see scuba diving both as a sport and as a hobby. In fact, it’s been dubbed “The Lazy Man’s Sport” because you attempt to exert as little effort possible in order to extend bottom time. Cave diving has also been dubbed; “The most dangerous sport on Earth”. Scuba diving has a lot of the characteristics of a sport that opponents listed above claim don’t exist. No competitors? How about with yourself or even with your dive buddy? You are constantly trying to improve your performance by breathing and moving more slowly. Performance is usually measured by bottom time or cave penetration distance. Ever asked another dive team how far they got, and then compared their “score” with yours? Have you ever compared your gas consumption with your buddy’s? Is playing golf any less of a sport when you decide to play nine holes alone? No accumulation of points? How about accumulated bottom time, penetration distance, or number of dives? Divers are logging their dives and keeping up their “point accumulation”, like time the have been underwater. We just usually refer to them as dive statistics. Numbers matter and there are a lot of them in diving. Scuba diving has rules and even penalties for breaking those rules. For example, if you exceed the no-decompression limit for a given depth, then your penalty is X amount of deco time. No teamwork? Shoot! Diving is all about teamwork when you agree to buddy up. From dive planning, to sticking to the dive plan, to helping each other in emergencies, teamwork is what it’s all about. Without teamwork, Will Goodman, Tec instructor at BLUE Marlin Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia, couldn’t do his world attempt without his team. No goals in diving? In cave diving especially, we have a dive plan and objective where we’d like to reach before we had to turn to exit. Sometimes we make it, other times we don’t. The more experienced you get, the more times you make it because you start understanding your physical limitations and therefore plan your dive around it. What about exertion? You ever breathed hard after lugging your 50 kg rig to and from the water? Or promised yourself you’d start exercising more after you did lug the gear? How about fighting a strong current or making a long swim? Ever gotten leg cramps during a dive? Diving requires a lot of endurance. It’s a physical activity. The better shape you are in, the better your gas consumption rates will be and the less risk of DCS as well. Just like in other sports, you can get hurt or even killed while diving. Do have to agree on one point though. Scuba diving is not a spectator sport. In that sense, it is a hobby because we are there because we like it. We’re not there to impress others, receive praises or applause for our performance, nor do we get paid to do it. Also, divers even wear matching uniforms – our dive gear. And the closer you conform to DIR principles, the more “matching” your uniforms appear. Finally, is there ever a winner or loser in diving? Sure there is. If you live through your dive, you’re a winner for that “game”. If you die or get injured, then you “lost”. So do you still think diving isn’t a sport? Well, Forbes thinks so. Forbes Article Then again, a dive buddy of mine once stated that cave diving in particular is not a sport, it’s a lifestyle. This may have some truth to it. Once you get into technical diving, you are talking about people who have out a lot of money, time, energy, and learning invested in the activity. In other words, these are the serious divers. So they tend to be more concerned about their physical well being, what they eat, etc and how that affects their diving than does perhaps the resort/sunny warm day diver. So we guess we could define some aspects of diving as being a sport while the serious side could be considered a lifestyle. We can say “is diving a sport?” is a hard question. For more information about diving write us an email to or visit our website

Monday, June 23, 2014

PADI IDC Gilis Indonesia prerequisites

PADI IDC Gilis Indonesia prerequisites If you like to live and work as a Padi Dive Instructor and you are thinking to become one you have to met some prerequisites before you will be qualified for training as a Padi Open Water Scuba Instructor. Prerequisites: To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must: 1) Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
2) Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor 3) Be at least 18 years old 4) Be certified as a diver for at least six months 5) Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams 6) Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement 7) Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months For more information about Padi Instructor Development Courses at the Gili Islands with Oceans 5 dive, please contact us:

Saturday, June 21, 2014


IDC at Oceans 5 Oceans 5 dive resort has an special offer for every month. The first 5 IDC candidates will get the IDC for only EURO650. This is a huge discount comparing to the package Oceans 5 offers at this moment. Padi Instructor Development Course (IDC) starts every month. If you like to chance your life style, if you like the have the ocean as your office this is the way to go. Oceans 5 is a Padi IDC and Career Development Dive Resort located on Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the famous Gili Islands, North West Lombok. The diving around the islands offers diving for everyone. If you like big fish (sharks, bumpheads, trevallies, etc), small stuff (nudis, seahorses, pipefish) or turtles. It is a perfect place to start your IDC. The island is not that busy as Bali or Gili Trawangan, but has enough bars and restaurants to have in the evening a nice drink or dinner. Oceans 5 dive resort conducts every month IDCs. The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a 10-12 day program that enables Divemasters and leaders from other training organizations to achieve their dream of teaching scuba diving using the PADI system. The IE will be held on the Gili Islands. During the IDC you will use the latest teaching techniques, the complete system of PADI support materials, and will be continuously assessed on your teaching and presentation skills. PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, Padi Course Director Sander Buis and our team of IDC Staff Instructors are committed to your success at the Instructor examination (IE). They also want to make sure that you are comfortable with teaching afterwards. The Instructor program at Oceans 5 Dive Resort exceeds the minimum required by PADI in terms of time and number of presentations you will prepare. The program is taught in a dedicated 70m2 classroom with projector, flat screen TV, iTV and WIFI, the confined water sessions are held in a 25 meter swimming pool and the open water sessions are only 5 minutes away from the dive shop. Our facilities will enable you to study and prepare in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere. Gili Air is so relaxed because there are no motorbikes, no cars and no dogs on the island. Before the IDC there is an IDC preparation. Normally this takes 3-4 days, but it is no problem if you come earlier. During these days your diving skills and dive theory will be brushed. Also after the IDC it is possible to assist instructors on courses so you will get the feeling how a course will be conducted. Maximum of students of an IDC is 10 candidates. The average of 2012 was 4-5 students each IDC. Oceans 5 dive resort has a 100% passing rate of the IE. All the candidates of Oceans 5 dive resort found a job in the dive industry. Mostly they found a job on the Gili Islands, not long after they passed their IE. After the IE there is a possibility to do a prep MSDT program. Oceans 5 offers a lot of instructor specialties, but the most popular ones are Nitrox, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Oxygen Provider, Night, and Sidemounting. But there are others you can choose of. It depends about how many dives you have to do for each specialty yo choose how long the prep MSDT takes. Why is Oceans 5 dive resort different than all the other IDC centers? ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is the dive center in the Gili Islands that has 2 course directors. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is well aware of his environment. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort organizes every week reef and beach clean ups in the harbor of Gili Air. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort has a turtle nursery for injured turtles. Oceans 5 is a Reef Check facility. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort offers during the IDC a free marine biology class. ◾ Oceans 5dive resort is also the only Padi dive center in Asia that is awarded with the Padi Accessibility Award, that means that Oceans 5 can teach and has the possibilities to teach or guide disabled divers. Oceans 5 is DDI dive center. In September Oceans 5 become a DDI instructor training center, the only one in Indonesia. For more information about IDC at Oceans 5: Http:// or write us an email: