woensdag 15 maart 2017

What a year for PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia

What a year for PADI IDC Gili Islands!



Being part of a growing business on the Gili Islands brings me a lot of joy and fulfillment. Each year we see a growth in the amount of happy new dive instructors.

Being a PADI Course Director has its challenges. Next to evaluating, explaining different ways to organize courses, transferring knowledge and making candidates understand the importance of standards there is a big psychological aspect that can be quite draining. As a Course Director you are affected by the disappointments and the success of all the candidates, making it an emotional ride from beginning to end. Everyone, who has all the necessary prerequisites, can become a dive instructor. There is no discrimination in this field. This means that we get IDC candidates from all over the world, with different backgrounds and of different age groups. Because of this variety, a harmonious group dynamic is often the hardest part to achieve.

It’s also because of this variety that being a Course Director doesn’t feel like a job, but more of that of an educator creating a link between candidates, who all have the same goal in mind, and the professional dive community.

PADI Instructor Course Gili Islands 2016 has been amazing! I’ve had the privilege to educate many dive instructor candidates and to build new friendships. Many of my candidates are working as a dive instructor in places all over the world, near and far. It is because of these candidates that some of my colleagues decided to become part of the IDC Staff.



Thanks to all the people I have educated in 2016 I can proudly call myself a Platinum PADI Course Director after my first full year on the job.

A massive thank you to you all!

Joeri Van Hal, Platinum PADI Course Director at Oceans 5 Gili Air and Your-IDC.

vrijdag 4 september 2015

August PADI IDC Gili Islands in Indonesia

The PADI IDC Gili Islands is over. The IDC Candidates passed their PADI Instructor Examination and followed their dream to become a PADI Instructor. Now the real life as a dive instructor starts for Davy and Michelle. A new adventure, a long time dream, the oceans as their office....



Ending up after a 2 hours boat ride from Bali at Gili Air, it is not far to see Oceans 5. At the Pier there is a huge banner "Learn to dive at Oceans 5", at the beach PADI flags are dangling through the wind, and the dive center is only 5 meters away from the fast boat arrival point.



This is the first impression of most of our IDC candidates if they came from another island. The roads are sandy, there are no cars and no motorbikes, only hors carts and bikes. It is the perfect place for a PADI IDC.

The dive shop is a modern dive shop, the entrance is a 100 years old building from Java, called a Joglo, and the joglo is surrounded by relaxing spots. Behind the Joglo is a 25 meter training pool, an equipment room for students, an equipment room for guests, divemasters, and instructors. And a few meters further a huge classroom with AC, coffee corner and relaxing spaces.

The dive shop is in a resort, Oceans 5, that has 12 bungalows. Everything is build in a relaxing manner, so a lot of space to set up equipment and to teach.

This relaxing atmosphere is one of the key points of the PADI IDC Gili Islands philosophy. Oceans 5 has 2 PADI Course Directors, ! master Instructor, and 4 PADI IDC Staff Instructors who helps the candidates during the PADI IDC. The duration of the IDC is 12 days and the days starts at 8.30 and will be finished at 17.00. So no long working nights at Oceans 5 as an IDC candidate, that time is for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sunsets at Gili Air.

After the 12 day PADI IDC there is a 2 days PADI Instructor Examination at Gili Trawangan. This was a piece of cake for our 2 candidates. Michelle and Davy passed the IE with very high scores and after the IE they could call themselves "PADI Instructors".

If you like to have more information about the PADI IDC; visit our website: http://www.indonesia-idc.com or visit our facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/IDC.Gili.Islands?ref=bookmarks

zondag 10 mei 2015

Instructor courses at PADI IDC center Oceans 5 Gili Air


Dive resort Oceans 5 is a PADI Career Development Center located on the beautiful island of Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the Gili Islands in Indonesaia.

Oceans 5 conducts every month different instructor courses. During April and May people became DDI Instructor, PADI Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor.


At the end of April Adeline started a 3 days DDI Instructor Course with DDI Instructor Trainer Sander. After 1 year to be a PADI Instructor she decided to get more knowledge about how to guide and to teach people with a disability. During the course she was guiding simulated blind and paralyzed divers. The course is so interesting because their is no one way of teaching. Every one is totally different and needs another approach. The course give you confidents to handle difficult situations but most of all it teach you to think outside the "PADI Box". At the end of the course you will be a more flexible instructor.



After the DDI Course PADI Instructor Viv decided to continue with her Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation. She had already done, Deep, Sidemount and Nitrox. Now it was time for the Wreck, Digital Photography and Drift Specialty Instructor ratings. PADI Course Director Sander explain on land how important it is to use lines during a wreck penetration. He explained to het to make the knots, which kind of ropes and emergency procedures during penetrations.



The first of May also another PADI IDC has started at Oceans 5. This time Oceans 5 has 6 candidates from all over the world. PADI Course Director is Assar, and his assistant is PADI Master Instructor Joeri, who is accepted for the next PADI Course Director Course in June. Oceans 5 will have hopefully in June 2 resident PADI Course Directors in the house.
The IDC at Oceans 5 takes 10-12 days. During these days it is required to have some fun!




For more information about instructor courses at PADI IDC center Oceans 5 Gili Air write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com

zaterdag 7 maart 2015

Another successful Gilis PADI IDC!

Gilis PADI IDC 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 Gili PADI IDC write us an email at info@oceans5dive.com.

maandag 26 januari 2015

PADI MSDT Internship at IDC Gili Islands

If you want to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer you need to be certified to teach five PADI Specialty Courses and you need to have issued 25 PADI certifications.

It is therefore obvious that the more courses you are certified to teach the more quickly you will be able to issue the 25 cert's you need to have to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

This is where the MSDT Course from IDC Center Oceans 5 comes in! In this course, Course Director Sander Buis will learn you how to teach the PADI specialties you choose from the large list we offer.

PADI MSDT program at PADI IDC dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air in Indonesia


All that is left to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer is to teach the PADI courses and issue 25 certifications, which will be easy now you can teach so many specialties!

PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses teach Open Water Scuba Instructors how to promote, organize and conduct PADI Specialty Diver courses. The advantage of learning how to teach specialties with a Course Director is that he will learn you many of the hints and tips that make conducting the specialty course fun and rewarding for you and for your future students.


How to Enroll in the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Program at IDC Resort Oceans 5?

The MSDT Program is a package of 5 specialty instructor training courses taught over a period of 5 days. You could do it right after our PADI IDC training and the Instructor Exam (IE). Once you have received your specialties teaching status you will be able to teach those specialties alongside the standard PADI program and courses. Once you have certified 25 students in any PADI course, you will be able to submit your MSDT application.

If you take our MSDT Program after your IDC with us, you have the opportunity to learn how to conduct your own PADI courses by team-teaching alongside our experienced Oceans 5 instructors for a certain amount of time.

There are plenty of Specialty Instructor courses to choose from:

*) Enriched Air**
*) Wreck
*) Sidemount**
*) Emergency 02 provider*
*) Deep
*) Digital Photography*
*) Deep
*) Night
*) Naturalist
*) Search and Recovery
*) Navigation
*) Shark Conservation
*) Project Aware Sea Turtle Awareness
*) Dive against Debris

**may have additional prerequisites at diver level and training costs

The PADI MSDT Internship will give you 25 certification and 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings. The length of the program will be between the 4-6 weeks. The MSDT Internship candidates will assist experienced PADI Instructors and at the end of the course the candidates sign off the student. This way the MSDT candidates will get experience in conducting courses, scheduling, dealing with the local environment around the Gili Islands and work experience in a PADI 5 star Career Development Center.

Price of a PADI MSDT Internship at Oceans 5: Euro500
This includes 5 specialties and 25 certifications.


What’s next?

The next stage in your PADI professional diving career is to become a PADI Staff Instructor


maandag 10 november 2014

Improvements at IDC Dive Center Oceans 5

In 2015 there will be a lot of improvements at IDC Dive Center Oceans 5.

Oceans 5 is always developing. Not looking around what the other dive shops are doing but thinking about what the customers want and how Oceans 5 can improve the quality of it to them.

1) In 2015 the restaurant will be taken over by a Balinese Company. This company is specialized in coffee shops in Bali and Jakarta. Oceans 5 will have real Indonesian coffee made out of bones. The menu of the restaurant will be changed too. Have a look in the beginning of next year at Oceans 5.





2) Western ladies and women are always complaining where to find proper bathing suits and dresses. Oceans 5 will have in the beginning of 2015 a new boutique. This boutique will be specializes in bikinis, dresses and organic sun creams. For the men, there will be only one place where you can surprise your women, Oceans 5 boutique.



3) The compressor room will be taken away from the middle of the resort. Oceans 5 is building a high tec compressor room at the back of her land. When the compressor room is finished oceans 5 will be able to fill 25 tanks in 1 hour and 10 tanks at the same time. Oceans 5 will have a nitrox stick, so the divemasters, instructors and the certified nitrox divers can dive on nitrox. One of the most popular PADI specialty is Nitrox. If you do the course at Oceans 5 you will get a PADI Nitrox T-shirt for free!



Oceans 5 is also looking for a buster pump. This will help Oceans 5 to start up to mix their own diving mixes higher than 40%. Oceans 5 likes to teach tec but especially tec sidemount. As one of the first dive companies who were teaching sidemount around the Gili Islands, Oceans 5 is proud to say the second best PADI specialty was in 2014 Sidemount.




4) Oceans 5 equipment room is buig, but all the instructors, divemasters and customers with their own equipment like to have a separate equipment room. Oceans 5 will have one in the beginning of 2015. There will be separate lockers, there will ne special places for the instructors and divemasters equipment. The main equipment room will be only for student equipment.

5) Oceans 5 dive resort starts building another pool. Another pool? Yes, the 25 meter training pool Oceans 5 has at this moment didn't became to small. Oceans 5 like to give the customers of the resort also a possibility to enjoy the pool. In 2014 Oceans 5 grew with their professional certifications almost 100%. Oceans 5 likes to grew further and she can only do this to have another 20 meter trainings pool for divemaster training and Instructor Development Courses (IDC).

6) Oceans 5 will have in 2015 2 ATM on her property. This will give the customers of Oceans 5 the advantage of having always cash.

Oceans 5 has more plans, but let finish first these ones.

For more information about IDC dive resort Oceans 5 visit our website: http://www.oceans5dive.com or follow our facebook pages or blog:

Dive Resort Oceans 5 Facebook
IDC Gili Islands Facebook
Divemaster Gili Islands Facebook
IDC Gili Islands Blog




vrijdag 26 september 2014

How to choose the right PADI IDC

Choosing the right PADI IDC ?

Choosing the right Course Director and PADI 5 Star IDC or Career Development Center (CDC) for your instructor training is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the dive industry as a professional educator.

PADI IDC Gili islands at Gili Air


Forums should be used to view people's experiences with certain Course Directors, there could be some 'fake' or self-promotion going on so always ignore the best and worst comments, or at least take them in isolation. You can go on the Facebook page of your IDC or Course Director (most have them now) and ask their ex students directly. Alternatively you can look at past students 'verified' comments on this site.

Another and important part is not only the experienced Course Director or the quality of the IDC, but will the IDC Center teaches the IDC candidates to become an instructor or only to pass the PADI IE.

Oceans 5 dive resort like to teach their candidates to become a PADI Instructor. Oceans 5 takes extra time to transform the candidates in instructor. After they successfully passed the PADI IE the candidates have the opportunity to assist on courses with experienced PADI instructors.

To feel relax; to absorb the IDC information is an easy way, the facilities are also important. Oceans 5 has a special designed classroom for only PADI IDCs. The classroom has air con, huge tv, an relax area, coffee corner and free wifi. During the IDC the candidates will spend a lot of time in the classroom. It is a must for every candidate to have his/her own space for his/her materials to get the best out of the IDC. Nothing is more frustrating for a candidate to share tables, books, coffee cups, and sitting in a liitle sauna.

The swimming pool of Oceans 5 is specially made for scuba diving. It is perfect for teaching and conducting IDCs. The pool is a 25 meter tall pool and has enough space to conducts IDCs in an easy and relaxing way.
All the facilities are at Oceans 5 at Gili Air. Gili Air is a beautiful island on the North West of Lombok. The Gilis are do famous because there are no motor bikes, cars and dogs. That is why the Gilis are perfect for a PADI IDC, especially Gili Air!

To sign up or with questions about IDC Gili Islands Indonesia , please write an email to info@oceans5dive.com.
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