PADI IDC Gili Air Testimonial at Oceans 5 by Casper Morch
Dive I arrived on Gili Air, excited to get some fun diving in before I was going to begin my highly anticipated IDC course. The reception staff were incredibly kind, helped me find a place and organized a dive for me on the first day. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed. After 15 turtles on the first dive, I knew I was going to have some fun. Two weeks of fun diving filled with cuttlefish, robust ghost pipefish and some blue spotted stingrays, was made all the better by professional and skilled dive masters. I knew I had chosen the right place.
When the real work began, my PADI course director Giny Pinto was a knowledgeable and skilled teacher, making all of the preparation theory simple and easy to understand. Moving on to the EFRI, I felt that my colleagues and I were picking up on the skills and lessons really quickly, both due to a hardworking group of people and some great teaching.
Just a few days into the PADI IDC Gili Air, daily presentations are spaced out with breaks in between to allow for our brains to relax a little. Their effort in the pool with a group of 5 students each was patient and effective. As students you can see when your teachers are passionate and hardworking, and the effect it has on their students. Those are the words I would use to describe both Giny and Joeri as they went the extra mile to ensure all of us would not only pass the IE, but become the best instructors we could be.
Oceans 5 Gili Air has a formidable team that can make a great instructor out of everyone, and I was privileged to be able to work with them.