Become a Confident Scuba Instructor with PADI Instructor Development Courses at Oceans 5 Gili Air

For those with a passion for scuba diving and a desire to share their underwater experiences with others, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 in Indonesia offers an excellent opportunity to turn that passion into a reward

GILI AIR, IndonesiaJuly 1, 2023PRLog — For those with a passion for scuba diving and a desire to share their underwater experiences with others, the PADI ( Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 Gili Air ( in Indonesia offers an excellent opportunity to turn that passion into a rewarding career. As a PADI Career Development Centre, Oceans 5 is renowned for its commitment to excellence and highest-ranking status among PADI Dive Centres. Led by experienced PADI Course Director Sander Buis, who also happens to be the owner of Oceans 5, this comprehensive 20-day program provides aspiring instructors with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become successful scuba diving professionals.

A Proven System

The PADI IDC at Oceans 5 is designed to follow a proven system that ensures instructor candidates receive a comprehensive education. With Sander at the helm, candidates are guided through an enriching learning experience that combines online study, workshops in the pool, and practical sessions in the ocean. This multi-faceted approach allows candidates to gain theoretical knowledge, develop hands-on skills, and apply their learning in real-world diving scenarios.

Online Study

One of the significant advantages of the PADI IDC at Oceans 5 is the incorporation of online study. Candidates can access course materials and instructional videos before arriving at the center, giving them a head start on their learning journey. The online study component covers essential topics such as dive theory, dive physics, dive physiology, and equipment knowledge. By completing this portion remotely, candidates can maximize their time on-site for practical training and application of skills.

Workshops in the Pool

Upon arrival at Oceans 5, candidates dive straight into the pool for a series of workshops conducted by Sander and the team of experienced instructors. These workshops focus on refining diving skills, mastering teaching techniques, and familiarizing candidates with PADI training standards. Through hands-on exercises, candidates gain confidence in their ability to demonstrate and explain scuba skills effectively. The pool sessions are designed to create a supportive learning environment, allowing candidates to ask questions, seek guidance, and receive personalized feedback from Sander.

Practical Sessions in the Ocean

Building upon the skills honed in the pool, candidates progress to practical sessions in the beautiful ocean surrounding Gili Air. Here, they apply their knowledge and teaching abilities in real diving scenarios, preparing them for the challenges they will encounter as future scuba instructors. The stunning underwater world of Gili Air offers a diverse range of dive sites, including vibrant coral reefs, fascinating marine life, and even the opportunity to witness sea turtles in their natural habitat. Under the guidance of Sander Buis and his team, candidates gain valuable experience leading dives and navigating different underwater environments.

Becoming a Confident Scuba Instructor

Throughout the 20-day IDC program, Sander Buis imparts his wealth of knowledge and experience to help candidates become confident scuba instructors. Beyond teaching the technical aspects of scuba diving, he emphasizes the importance of effective communication, student safety, and creating memorable dive experiences. Sander’s passion for diving and commitment to excellence inspire candidates to strive for greatness in their future teaching careers.

Canou Set to Become a Part of OpenExO Inc

 OpenExO Inc, a public benefit organization that is transforming the world for a better future, has acquired canou, a platform for building startups around the globe. The official announcement was made online at the ExO Transformation Awards on July 29 2021. The move to acquire canou first started after their team won the ExO Prize held earlier this year. The process took around six months and the deal was signed in the last week of July 2021.

“We are excited to welcome Canou to the OpenExO family. The capabilities that canou and it’s team bring will further empower our community to be global leaders in exponential change,” said Kent Langley, COO of OpenExO. “The canou project and what will come from it brings a set of capabilities that will help us build more, better Exponential Organizations faster. It will increase in the capabilities for our 700+ coaches and consultants to deliver transformation around the world as we roll it out to all of them.”

Bringing canou into OpenExO is a perfect fit, this allows OpenExO to drive Exponential Thinking further in the Startup Ecosystem and give the platform further capabilities for transformation services. The Canou platform gives startup initiatives all the tools they need to succeed and will perfectly augment ExO Sprints allowing teams to drive their initiatives to success.

“OpenExO and canou have an excellent track record of creating successful collaborations that improve the world, and we look forward to unlocking the potential of the ExO and the EBELI methodologies,” said Pedro Lopez Sela, Founder of canou. “The combination of our global communities powered by the mindset and leadership of our members will be the unstoppable force that creates the future success of significant venture building that solves the world’s grandest challenges while making a dent in history, and having fun.”

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Kevin Allen




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Llamaz Become the First Ever NFTs in Near Space

Hong Kong-based NFT art project Llamaz made history on the 4th of June 2021, when it successfully launched a series of NFTs into near space. 

Hong Kong, 10th June 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, LLAMAZ is an NFT art project created by 100 Fire Limited which made history on the 4th of June 2021. On this date, the project became the first ever to successfully launch NFTs to reach near space breaching a maximum altitude of 28,832 meters. 

What Are Llamaz? 

Llamaz are digital characters, made by combining various attributes and accessories. There are millions of possible Llamaz permutations, but only 10,000 were selected and will ever be minted. Of the 10,000 Llamaz, 30 of them were designed manually, creating a handful of celebrity Llamaz. Anyone can explore the full collection here or check out the celebrity Llamaz here. 

Why Go To Space? 

While Llamaz may seem to be colorful and carefree creatures, their world is on the brink of destruction. Overuse of PoW Blockchain technologies has led to extreme climate change, forcing the Llamaz to look to the stars for a new home. Learn more about the legend of the Llamaz here.

LLAMAZ-1 Near-Space Mission 

The mission, aptly named LLAMAZ-1, took place in collaboration with European Astrotech and was a complete success. In addition to definitely proving to all Llama-kind that their planet is in fact round, the mission carried with it a USB drive containing a copy of each Llama NFT. In their own way, each of the Llamaz NFTs took part in this epic journey into the stars. All parties can learn more about the LLAMAZ-1 mission here and watch the Llamas space odyssey from take off to spinning in near-space, and landing.

OpenSea NFT Llama Collection

The Llamaz are now for sale on OpenSea via the main website, allowing anyone to get a hold of their very own Llamaz NFT. While the vast majority are available for purchase using Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, Llamalon Must (#9999), celebrity Llama extraordinaire, and CEO of Dogecarz LLC, is available for purchase in exchange for a Tesla. That’s right Tesla owners! The lockup is finally over. Teslas can now be used to buy Llamaz. This extremely fast and convenient method of payment is sure to revolutionize the world of digital payments. For more information on the Llamaz Collection, visit the website.

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