PADI IDC Course Directors at PADI IDC Gili Air
Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Joeri van Hal
Professonal dive training with Elite Silver PADI Course Director Giny Pinto
Giny Pinto fell in love with the Toggian Islands underwater world in the late 90s during one of her solo traveling trips in Indonesia and through the years she had fallen in love with many other underwater wonders. She learnt to perfect her skills as a recreational diver and started her career as a Divemaster in Koh Tao, Thailand.
After a year of guiding and many Scuba Reviews, the seed of teaching had grown and she was ready to enroll in the Instructor Development Course (IDC) lead by Mark Soworka in 2002. This truly changed her life as she started her extensive teaching career which took her into a journey of discoveries: Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia.
She has been working in highly professional dive schools in the Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia for the most part of the last 10 years.
She met her to be mentor Sander Buis in 2005, who after a few years of collaboration with Oceans 5 Dive, Gili Air guided her through the Course Director program and helped her to reach her goals in March 2016 in teaching and training professionals in possibly the best industry in the world! She has been part of the creation of Your-IDC.com and offers instructor training (PADI IDC) in English, French and Spanish.
Scuba diving with Sander Buis in Gili Air
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.
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 Instructor 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 Instructor Course (PADI IDC Gili), 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 Gili at Oceans 5 is fun. Known for his enthusiasm and dry skill circuits, Sander brings the fun!