DDI Dive Instructor Training Center Oceans 5 Gili Air
Dive Resort Oceans 5 Gili Air is a DDI (Disabled Divers International) Trainings Center and it is the only one of its kind in Indonesia. PADI has awarded Oceans 5 Gili Air for its efforts to support disabled divers by given Oceans 5 the PADI Accessibility Award.
We are the only dive center in South East Asia who received this award and we’re so proud of it!
Where does Disabled Divers International (DDI) stand for?
Disabled Divers International 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.
Once a month, Oceans 5 Dive Resort Gili Air runs a DDI Dive Instructor Training course over 2-3 days.
DDI professional dive 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.
To become certified as a DDI dive Professional, you must demonstrate that you have the ability to successfully train/guide individuals with physical disabilities in an open water environment.
Learning to deal with all types of disabilities a Dive Professional can encounter is not possible in a 2-3 day training program. In order to develop your experience you must work with the disabled!
The PRO Dive Training comprises of knowledge development, confined and open water training and the DDI training programs and standards.
In the knowledge development section you learn about all the different types of disabilities you can expect to encounter when training disabled divers. It is important that you, the dive Professional, have a good understanding of the disability you are dealing with and not rely on hearsay, as it is of utmost importance that you feel confident with your students. It is equally important that your students feel confident in your knowledge and ability in dealing with their specific problems.
The confined water training section deals with specific training, what to expect, and how to deal with problems encountered by your students. It is important that you understand the difficulties your students may experience during training and how you can assist them in overcoming these. By simulating a disability yourself and then alternating as the Instructor for disabled students, you develop a clearer understanding of problems that are encountered. You will need to consider the disabilities of the divers you will be training and be sensitive and aware of the special requirements that are specific for each student.
In the open water, you are placed in the role of being the disabled diver and subsequently as the instructor/guide for disabled divers. You will also learn about how to evaluate dive sites and their accessibility, and develop a general awareness of other logistic considerations, which are necessary when you are training or accompanying disabled divers.
To participate in the DDI Pro Training an individual must:
- Be a renewed Instructor member and in active teaching status with an internationally recognized diver training organization and is qualified to train Open Water Divers.
- 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 as DDI Instructor:
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.