Potecting the reefs

Oceans 5 is protecting the reefs. Every week Oceans 5 dive resort organizes a free reef clean up in the harbor of
Gili Air, Indonesia. A lot of people are asking us, why is our dive shop doing this and why is it so important to make awareness about the coral?

IDC Center Oceans 5  Gili Islands cleans up the reefs

So why are coral reefs so important?

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, including about 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard corals and hundreds of other species. Scientists estimate that there may be another 1 to 8 million undiscovered species of organisms living in and around reefs (Reaka-Kudla, 1997). This biodiversity is considered key to finding new medicines for the 21st century. Many drugs are now being developed from coral reef animals and plants as possible cures for cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, viruses, and other diseases.

Storehouses of immense biological wealth, reefs also provide economic and environmental services to millions of people. Coral reefs may provide goods and services worth $375 billion each year. This is an amazing figure for an environment that covers less than 1 percent of the Earth’s surface (Costanza et al., 1997).

Healthy reefs contribute to local economies through tourism. Diving tours, fishing trips, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses based near reef systems provide millions of jobs and contribute billions of dollars all over the world.

The commercial value of U.S. fisheries from coral reefs is over $100 million (NMFS/NOAA, 2001). In addition, the annual value of reef-dependent recreational fisheries probably exceeds $100 million per year. In developing countries, coral reefs contribute about one-quarter of the total fish catch, providing critical food resources for tens of millions of people (Jameson et al., 1995).

Coral reefs buffer adjacent shorelines from wave action and prevent erosion, property damage and loss of life. Reefs also protect the highly productive wetlands along the coast, as well as ports and harbors and the economies they support. Globally, half a billion people are estimated to live within 100 kilometers of a coral reef and benefit from its production and protection.
Human-caused, or anthropogenic activities are major threats to coral reefs. Pollution, overfishing, destructive fishing practices using dynamite or cyanide, collecting live corals for the aquarium market and mining coral for building materials are some of the many ways that people damage reefs all around the world every day. (Bryant et al., 1998)

One of the most significant threats to reefs is pollution. Land-based runoff and pollutant discharges can result from dredging, coastal development, agricultural and deforestation activities, and sewage treatment plant operations. This runoff may contain sediments, nutrients, chemicals, insecticides, oil, and debris (UVI, 2001).

When some pollutants enter the water, nutrient levels can increase, promoting the rapid growth of algae and other organisms that can smother corals (Jones & Endean, 1976).

Coral reefs also are affected by leaking fuels, anti-fouling paints and coatings, and other chemicals that enter the water (UVI, 2001). Petroleum spills do not always appear to affect corals directly because the oil usually stays near the surface of the water, and much of it evaporates into the atmosphere within days. However, if an oil spill occurs while corals are spawning, the eggs and sperm can be damaged as they float near the surface before they fertilize and settle. So, in addition to compromising water quality, oil pollution can disrupt the reproductive success of corals, making them vulnerable to other types of disturbances. (Bryant, et al, 1998).

In many areas, coral reefs are destroyed when coral heads and brightly-colored reef fishes are collected for the aquarium and jewelry trade. Careless or untrained divers can trample fragile corals, and many fishing techniques can be destructive. In blast fishing, dynamite or other heavy explosives are detonated to startle fish out of hiding places. This practice indiscriminately kills other species and can crack and stress corals so much so that they expel their zooxanthellae. As a result, large sections of reefs can be destroyed. Cyanide fishing, which involves spraying or dumping cyanide onto reefs to stun and capture live fish, also kills coral polyps and degrades the reef habitat (NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 2001). More than 40 countries are affected by blast fishing, and more than 15 countries have reported cyanide fishing activities (ICRI, 1995).

Certain types of fishing can severely damage reefs. Trawlers catch fish by dragging nets along the ocean bottom. Reefs in the net’s path get mowed down. Long wide patches of rubble and sand are all that is left in their wake.

Other damaging fishing techniques include deep water trawling, which involves dragging a fishing net along the sea bottom, and muro-ami netting, in which reefs are pounded with weighted bags to startle fish out of crevices. (Bryant, et al, 1998). Often, fishing nets left as debris can be problematic in areas of wave disturbance. In shallow water, live corals become entangled in these nets and are torn away from their bases (Coles, 1996). In addition anchors dropped from fishing vessels onto reefs can break and destroy coral colonies (Bryant, et al, 1998).

Around the Gili Islands there is are the same kind of problems. The Gili Islands were attacked by a bleaching event, sand erosion by coastal developments, dynamite fishing, compressor fishing, coastal developments on the beach, waste water problems, plastic problems and more. It is time to stand up, to do something about it. That’s why Oceans 5 organizes free Beach and Reef Clean Ups.

Oceans 5 supports actively the Ocean CleanUp program and Shark Guardian.

Oceans 5 is also organizing events, the next event will be the 25th of August: a presentation about Mola Molas, the Sun Fish.

For more information how in protecting the reefs write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com.

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PADI IDC Gili Islands Indonesia

Would you like to earn money from your hobby or just start a new carrier and forget about the 9 til5 office job? These courses, IDC Gili Islands Indonesia, give you the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to be able to work with students, lead dives, get experience on boats and much more in a fun and exciting environment; maybe get a fulltime job somewhere in the tropics in Indonesia waters.

Dive Resort Oceans 5 is a premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center located on Gili Air, Gili Islands, Indonesia. Totally self-contained, fully equipped, dedicated to diver training and setting very high standards in customer service. All diver training is done to PADI’s 5* level. Divers and instructor candidates can be sure that their training will be done at the highest standard. Instructor Development Courses and Instructor Examination (IDC& IE) take place every month upon your desire at Oceans 5. The IDC Staff of Oceans 5 is proud to have a 100% success rate in Indonesia. Every candidate we prepared for the Instructor Exam, not only have passed, but stood out from the crowd as the most prepared, most thoroughly trained.

Oceans 5 dive resort has 2 PADI Course Directors, Platinum Course Director Camille Lemmens and Owner of Oceans 5 Sander Buis. Oceans 5 has also an experienced team of PADI Master and IDC Staff Instructors to help you during the PADI IDC.

What is a Scuba Instructor?

The role of the scuba instructor is vitally important – instructors are ambassadors, delivering enlightened and innovative scuba instruction to those wishing to learn to dive. People put their trust in you and you teach them to breathe underwater for the first time! It is an exciting and rewarding career – but it is also a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Once qualified as a diving instructor you can work all over the world. You can supplement your income and teach part time or follow a full time in exotic locations – the choice is yours. If you have a passion for diving and believe it is crucial people receive the best instruction, then this program can give you the skills to deliver.

During the PADI Instructor Development program you’ll learn the PADI System of diver education, standards and procedures, effective academic teaching presentations, teaching in confined water, conducting open water training dives and additional related topics.

After successful completion of the IDC, candidates must successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). Candidates will be evaluated on dive theory, academic teaching, confined-water (pool) teaching, open-water teaching and general diving skills and professionalism.

As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you can conduct the entire range of PADI experience programs and PADI diver programs, from Open Water Diver through Divemaster (except for specialties and PADI Emergency First Responder, which require specific Specialty Diver Instructor and Emergency First Responder® Instructor ratings).

After successfully completing your PADI IDC and IE, you receive a certification card and certificate denoting this rating. You’ll also become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance (which may be required to conduct some activities).

How long will it take?

It takes 10 days. Take Some of Your IDC Online – save more time for diving!

Where can I go from here?

PADI Specialty Instructors have the best of both worlds. Not only have earned the qualifications to conduct main stream dive programs such as the PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced, Rescue Diver and Divemaster programs, but they can also conduct PADI Specialty Diver programs.

Not quite ready to become an Instructor just yet? Take the Assistant Instructor Course!

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

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Free Workshop “New PADI Open Water Diver Course” Gili Islands

PADI unveiled the latest evolution of their popular PADI Open Water

Diver course at the 2013 DEMA Show. The revisions include changes to

knowledge development, confined water and open water training, as well

as new media training materials such as the highly anticipated PADI

Open Water Diver Touch, a tablet app.

The PADI Open Water course was built on a solid instructional

foundation, and it is probably the most popular global entry-level

diving course. However content updates were due, as well as

opportunities for superior student-centered learning and

confidence-building through refinements to in-water training. The

revisions grew from comments and suggestions gathered from the entire

PADI family, from the top five percent of PADI Members internationally

(those who certify the most divers), from those conducting beta

trials, from evaluation of diver incident reports, and from 13,700

surveys of new Open Water Divers.

Changes to the course itself, the revised course introduces

revolutionary student training materials, specifically the Open Water

Diver Touch. The Touch integrates the manual text, learning

objectives, video clips, and progressive self quizzes into an

interactive learning experience. In addition, the new PADI Skill

Practice and Dive Planning Slate provides PADI Instructors a new way

to assess student confidence. The slate also guides students in dive

planning.

“The PADI organization is dedicated to teaching diving in ways that

are effective, engaging, and enjoyable,” says Drew Richardson, CEO and

President of PADI Worldwide. “The revised Open Water Diver course

revision applied instructional design, research and experience, along

with new state-of-the-art media, keeping PADI Members on the leading

edge of diver training.”

On the 23rd of July Oceans 5 Dive Resort, a PADI Career Development

Center located on the Gili Islands, is organizing a free confined open water

workshop. During this workshop PADI Course Director will explain the

changes and shows everyone who is interested in his ideas how to

demonstrate the skills.

All instructors and divemasters welcome!

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New EFR Instructor Trainers at the Gili Islands

New EFR Instructor Trainers at the Gili Islands

Emergency Responders save many lives each year by rendering CPR and first aid. As an EFR Instructor, you play an important role in this process but you can make even more of a difference by becoming an EFR Instructor Trainer. EFR Instructor Trainers have trained hundreds of new EFR Instructors around the world, and you can join this elite group.

To enter the EFR Instructor Trainer course, you must:

•Be an active EFR Primary and Secondary Care and Care for Children Instructor.
•Have issued 25 Course Completion Authorization cards for any EFR course, or have taught at least five separate EFR courses.
•Have no verified quality assurance issues on file within the past 12 months.

The EFR Instructor Trainer course – based on the same instructional design and educational protocols as other EFR courses – was designed for busy people and has built in flexibility. Participants accomplish knowledge development through an online program that is flexible and easy to understand. Instructor candidates progress at their own pace and complete the course as their schedule permits. The online component is followed by a live practical training session with a current EFR Instructor Trainer.

To get started, contact your Oceans 5 dive resort to register for the course. After registration, you’ll receive your EFR Instructor Trainer materials and a web link to the online knowledge development course.

The online course consists of three curriculum presentations and a Self Study Knowledge Review. You also have the opportunity to develop a basic marketing plan for your EFR provider- and instructor-level training.

After completing the online portion, it is simple to complete the course by attending a prescheduled Instructor Trainer Practical Session available in your area. You can complete these sessions in about four hours. For more information about practical session course dates and locations, contact your local Emergency First Response office.

During the practical sessions, candidates discuss their marketing plan and consult with an EFR Instructor Trainer to help develop a successful instructor training business. Candidates also participate in hands-on teaching demonstrations and positive coaching techniques. The practical session concludes with an evaluation of the Self Study Knowledge Review completed during the online course and a written final exam.

After you successfully complete the practical session, you may submit your EFR Instructor Trainer application to the local EFR Office. Once you are notified that Emergency First Response has approved your application, you are authorized to advertise and offer EFR Instructor courses.

Oceans 5 dive resort organized a EFR Instructor Trainer course. 3 of Oceans 5 instructors became an EFR Instructor Trainer. Joeri, Giny and Riet did a great job and are starting teaching EFR instructor courses as soon as possible.

Oceans 5 dive resort is a PADI Career Development Center located on the Gili Islands. Oceans 5 organizes every month Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor courses with the IDCs.

If you like to have more information about EFR Instructor Trainers at the Gili Islands please write an email to info@oceans5dive.com

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PADI IDC for Indonesians

IDC for Indonesians

Are you an Indonesian Divemaster and you want to become a PADI Dive Instructor? Oceans 5 is the place to be!

 

Oceans 5 is supporting the local economy in different ways. First of all Oceans 5 employs mostly people from the island where she is located, Gili Air. Second Oceans 5 educates Indonesian persons how to become a diver and/or even how to become a dive instructor.

 

During the 4 years Oceans 5 opened her doors, Oceans 5 certified more than 100 local people as PADI Open Water diver or higher. Most of the locals are still working for Oceans 5.

 

Oceans 5 give the locals the opportunity to become a dive instructor. This for most of the Indonesians more than a dream. The costs for all the education is to high, so mostly the Indonesians cant afford it.  Oceans 5 offers Free instructor courses for Indonesian Divemasters who want to work for Oceans 5. For all the other Oceans 5 offers a special Indonesian package deal:

For ONLY Euro600 you will get:

1) PADI Instructor Development Course, as long it will takes.

2) EFR Instructor Course

3) 2 PADI Instructor specialties, PADI Nitrox specialty instructor and PADI Deep specialty instructor

4) Accommodation during the IDC

5) Lunch

6) Free diving

Oceans 5 was the first IDC center on the Gili Island which started with IDCs especially made for Indonesian Divemasters. Till now Oceans 5 certified 4 Indonesian Instructors. Oceans 5 has an Indonesian instructor on side to help the candidates with translations.

 

The goal of the Indonesian IDC is to get more Indonesian Instructors on the Gili Islands. Oceans 5 doesn’t want to teach the candidates to pass their PADI Instructor Exam, but to become a dive instructor who understands all the elements to be a dive instructor.

Oceans 5 dive resort is a PADI Career Development Center located on Gili Air. Oceans 5 offers all PADI Courses from beginner till instructor level.

For more information about IDC for Indonesians contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

 

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Become an Eco Warrior

Become an Eco Warrior at dive resort Ocean 5

Oceans 5 is taking care of the environment. Every week Oceans 5 organizes a Reef and Beach clean up.

 

The clean up will be in the front of Oceans 5, the harbor. The harbor is a perfect place for a clean up. Every day a lot of fast boats are arriving and leaving Gili Air. A lot of tourists are leaving their plastic bottles at the tables or drop them even in the ocean. Also the currents take plastic from other places to the harbor where it will sink to the bottom and covers the coral garden.

 

Oceans 5 integrates the clean ups in the PADI Divemaster course. All Divemaster trainees are in charge of the clean up. They have to organize the clean ups, make the team, do briefings, explain how a clean up works, analyze the trash, and taking care of the customers. The clean up is free and everyone diver as non-divers can join.

Another program Oceans 5 has to offer is the Reef Check Eco diver course. If you like to participate in future reef surveys, this is a course for you. It is a 2-3 day course and you learn more about fish id, invertebrates, corals and how to do surveys. Oceans 5 has special offers for this course combined with the divemaster internship or the instructor internship.

 

So don’t wait when others will chance the world! You can do it.. Become an Eco Warrior at Oceans 5!

For further information about our Eco Warrior programs contact us at info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website http://www.indonesia-idc.com

 

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PADI Instructor development course

The Instructor Development Course(IDC) at Oceans 5 Dive Center is a ten day intensive training syllabus which prepares you for the Instructors Examination (IE).

Not only will you revise all your previous education with PADI; you will also be prepared to take on the new challenge of being a scuba instructor. The IDC at Oceans 5 has been taylormade together with PADI and is your next step to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

 With some of the best facilities in South East Asia, the Career Development Center (CDC) at Oceans 5 is also capable of certifying you in most aspects of being an intstructor including, Sidemount, Wreck and Nitrox to name just a few.

 To put it simple; Oceans 5 Dive Center together with PADI have the facilities to educate you from zero to hero all the way to becoming a PADI Course Director.

For more information about Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

 

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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 info@oceans5dive.com or visit our website http://www.indonesia-idc.com

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PADI Course Director Internship Gili Islands

PADI Course Director Internship Gili Islands

 

PADI Course Directors are PADI Instructor trainers 

The PADI Course Director rating denotes the highest instructor achievement in the PADI System. To become a Course Director, PADI Master Instructors complete a PADI Course Director Training Course during which they learn how to conduct PADI Instructor Development programs and gain experience in developing dive educators. Course Directors are among the dive industry’s most influential opinion makers and play a critical role in shaping the attitudes and abilities of PADI Instructors. They serve as role models for other PADI Members in regards to PADI instruction, diver training and professionalism.

 

Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air has 2 PADI Course Directors, Camille Lemmens and Sander Buis. Last April, 2013, Sander Buis became a PADI Course Director.

 

 

How do you become a PADI Course Director?

 

 

Prerequisite Requirements:

 

To apply for a PADI Course Director Training Course, you must:

 

1. Be a Master Instructor.

 

2. Be an EFR Instructor Trainer.

 

3. Be certified as an upgraded and renewed PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

 

4. Have within the prior 12 month:

 

A. No verified Quality Assurance complaints filed with PADI.

 

B. Conducted all certifications of each level of diver training consistent with PADI philosophy and as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual. Any modification of the courses outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual & PADI Course Director Manual must have been approved by PADI.

 

C. Exclusively used the PADI System of diver education, including the various diver manuals, videos,  DVDs, CD-ROMs, quizzes, exams, instructor guides, lesson guides and Recreational Dive Planner.

 

D. Issued only PADI certifications to students completing PADI Diver training courses.

 

5. Have completed the PADI System, Standards and Procedures Examination with a score of 85% or higher at an IE by registering with PADI. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date.

 

6. Have completed the Diving Theory Examination with a score of 83% or higher in each of the five topics (Physics, Physiology, RDP, Equipment and Skills and Environment) at an IE by registering with PADI or by completing Dive Theory Online with the appropriate scores. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date.

 

7. Have staffing experience of at least two complete IDCs or combination of two AI and two OWSI programs or one AI, one OWSI and one full IDC after

 

certification as an IDC Staff Instructor since the introduction of the current IDC curriculum.

 

8. Have experience working with a PADI Resort & Retail Association Member. Revised 04 October 2012  3

 

9. Have organized or led:

 

a)one Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Cleanup,

 

b)setup a My Ocean Profile,

 

c)promoted the AWARE C-Card to your student divers,

 

d)organized or led at least one more Project AWARE activity or event such as Cleanup, Coral Watch, Whale Shark Project, installation or maintenance of mooring systems, AWARE Kids programs, fund raising, etc. within the past three years.

 

Note: Meeting the four prerequisites above (a, b, c & d) is the minimum requirement for applying for the CDTC. Additional credit will be awarded for additional activities.

 

10. Meet the minimum experience requirement of 250 logged dives.

 

 

Training and Certification

 

PADI Course Director Training Courses are conducted by PADI Office staff. The course has two phases – a training phase and an evaluation phase. Candidates must successfully complete both phases to be certified as PADI Course Directors.

 

 

Duties

 

Beyond the responsibilities and duties they already have as PADI IDC Staff Instructors and Master Instructors, Teaching status PADI Course Directors are authorized to: 

 

1. Conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs), OWSI Programs and IDC Staff Instructor courses. 

 

2. Conduct Status Updates. 

 

3. After successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer course, conduct Emergency First Response Instructor courses. 

 

4. After certification as a Specialty Instructor Trainer, conduct Specialty Instructor Training courses. 

 

5. Observe PADI Instructor Examinations (at the discretion of the Instructor Examiner).

For more information about PADI Course Director Internships: http://www.indonesia-idc.com or write an email to info@oceans5dive.com

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DDI Dive Instructor Gili Islands

<H1>DDI Instructor Course at the Gili Islands<H1>

<a href=”http://www.oceans5dive.com&#8221; title=”dive resort gili air”>Dive resort Oceans 5</a> will organize 11-12 September 2014 a DDI <a href=”http://www.indonesia-idc.com&#8221; title=”idc gili islands”>Instructor course</a>.

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.

Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of disabled individuals, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state, with many feeling that the normal obstacles and restrictions their disability gives them on land, disappears in water when given the right equipment and training.
It is common knowledge that participating in regular recreational activities, which involves physical exercise, is rewarded with better health, both physically and mentally. Scuba diving is also a social sport, and as such can have a tremendous positive effect on disabled divers and their ability to interact with non-disabled divers alike.
As a diving professional the work with disabled divers is also rewarding as the students share their excitement and joy of their experiences. For diving professionals and dive centers alike, offering DDI programs can both help them differentiate them self from their competitors, but also offer added value to their community and staff.

The DDI Instructor Course takes 2 full days. During these days there are theoretical, practical and exam parts.

 

<strong>DDI Instructor Course:</strong>

Prerequisites:

To participate in the DDI Pro-Training an individual must:
Be a renewed Instructor member and in active teaching status with an internationally recognised diver training organization, the training system is working in accordance to the ISO standards, and is qualified to train Open Water Divers. Proof of status must be submitted.
Submit a copy of a medical examination stating that the individual is fit for diving. The examination must have been conducted within the past twelve months.
Submit proof of training in First Aid / CPR within the past twenty four months.
Fill out and submit the DDI Instructor-Training application form and comply with the requirements listed.
Undersign and submit a  Safe Diving Practice Agreement and, where applicable, a liability waiver.

Duties:

A certified DDI Instructor in active teaching status is qualified to:
A certified DDI Instructor in active teaching status is qualified to:
Conduct the DDI Try Scuba Diving program.
Conduct the DDI Pool Diver and issue certifications.
Conduct the Scuba Diver and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Open Water Diver course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Advanced Open Water Diver course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Assistant Dive course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Surface Assistant and issue certification.
Conduct any new non-professional programs developed by the DDI.
Act as certified Pro member to dive with level 2 and 3 divers.

For more information about the DDI instructor course, contact us at info@oceans5dive.com

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