About our PADI Course Directors in Gili Air - Indonesia


PADI IDC Course Directors at PADI IDC Gili Air

Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Joeri van Hal

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 dive instructor with Oceans 5. Five years and 2000 dives later he started living his ultimate dream; working as a PADI Course Director and Specialty Instructor Trainer at Your-IDC.
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 PADI IDC Gili. 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 Instructor Courses (IDC Gili) he organizes a lot of workshops where he shows his candidates different ways of keeping student divers safe, while having fun in the meanwhile!

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. 

PADI Course Director Giny at Your IDC

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.

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

After becoming a PADI Open Water 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  a PADI five star Instructor and Career Development Resort. 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  is fun. Known for his enthusiasm and dry skill circuits, Sander brings the fun!