Instructor courses for everyone!

PADI IDC Gili Islands runs every month an Instructor Development Course or IDC at PADI Career Development Center Oceans 5 on Gili Air in Indonesia. Oceans 5 is also a DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Training Center, a Reef Check facility and a Shark Guardian Dive Center. PADI Course Director, Sander Buis, doesn’t just teach you how to pass the IDC; he wants you to become a capable and confident instructor!

PADI IDC Gili Islands

Ever thought of living on tropical locations, of spending most of your time in the ocean and of meeting plenty of interesting people? So, you have probably thought of becoming a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Dive Instructor!

PADI 5 star IDC Dive Resort Oceans 5 on the beautiful tropical island of Gili Air in Indonesia offers fantastic internship packages to get you diving like a pro in no time!

PADI IDC Gili Islands has an 100% passing rate with their PADI IDCs at IDC Dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air in Indonesia

Our professional dive courses are your perfect opportunity to change your life. Follow your dreams and become a professional PADI Divemaster or even a PADI Dive Instructor.

The Instructor Development Course or IDC and the Divemaster training are conducted by PADI Course Director Sander Buis and a team of at Oceans 5 Dive Resort on the Gili Islands.
Our first class facilities make sure you will get the best out of your course. With a dedicated IDC classroom with air conditioning, TV, wi-fi and free flow of coffee, tea and water, with a 25 meter swimming pool, specially designed for scuba diving and with plenty of relaxation areas, you are sure of a high quality course with the best facilities on the Gili Islands.

Gili Islands PADI IDC runs every month a PADI IDC with Course Director Sander Buis at dive resort Oceans 5 in Indonesia

Turtles, reef sharks, frog fish, moray eels, mandarin fish, seahorses and rays, all within a 10 to 20 minute boat journey. Gili Air is a true paradise with easy, stunning dive sites only a short boat ride away, with plenty of bars and restaurant, but yet very laid back and traditional.




Padi Course Director Joeri Van Hal is a passionate diver since 2010. After getting certified as an Open Water Diver on Gili Trawangan he got hooked and decided to make a career out of his new found hobby. He completed his dive education from Advanced Open Water all the way up to Course Director with Oceans 5. 5 years and 2000 dives later he started living his ultimate dream; working as a PADI Course Director.
PADI IDC Gili Eilanden met PADI Course Director Joeri op de Gilis in Indonesie
After a short break from the Gili Islands, while he was gaining some teaching experience in Thailand and diving the great barrier reef in Australia, he realised that he missed his little island he called home and came back to Gili Air. Joeri loves 'muck diving'. The search for all those little critters is what drives a lot of dive professionals around these parts. Combine this with some of the most spectacular divesites in the world, where you can find a huge variety of coral and the occasional pelagics swimming past, and you have a good image of Joeri's office.
Besides recreational diving and teaching, Joeri made his first steps in Technical Diving, a path he wants to explore more in his time in between IDC's. It enhances the knowledge of dive theory and gives an even better understanding about  dive planning and risk management.
As a Padi Course Director, Joeri is a patient and calm person, who strongly believes that control over students is very important. Thats why during IDC's he organizes a lot of workshops where he shows his candidates different ways of keeping student divers safe, while having fun in the meanwhile!



Padi Course Director Sander Buis started diving in 2003. Having over 3500 dives, he is still loving it. Sander loves all kinds of diving, the shallow water dives with the most beautiful colors, the muck diving with all the little creatures and of course sidemount diving, the perfect harmony between diving and buoyancy.

PADI Course Ditrector Sander Buis at PADI IDC Center Oceans 5 Gili Air in Indonesia

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor and gaining experience at different places all over the world Indonesia, Netherlands Antilles, Mexico, Egypte, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, Sander decided to climb the Padi ladder.
Next to his Padi Course Director rating, he is also a PADI Specialty Trainer in more than 15 PADI specialties, Reef Check Trainer and the only DDI (Disabled Divers International) Instructor Trainer in Indonesia.
Sander is the owner of Oceans 5 Dive Resort, a PADI 5 star IDC and Career Development Center. It was his dream to start a dive center that has a totally different approach to diving compared to other dive centers on and around the Gili Islands. In 5 years Sander and his Oceans 5 became one of the leading dive centers on the Gili Islands.
Sander doesn’t teach you just to pass the PADI IDC Gili Islands, he wants you to become a capable and confident instructor. That’s why, during the 12 day IDC, Sander organizes plenty of workshops simulating real life teaching scenarios (control over students, ascents and descents, knots, CESA, Rescue and more.).
One of the most important elements of a PADI IDC at Oceans 5 is fun. Known for his enthusiasm and dry skill circuits, Sander brings the fun!