The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Oceans 5 is located close to the beach and just a step away from Gili Air's harbour. Offering fabulous facilities including 2 huge swimming pools, an incredible range of services and a variety of conservation initiatives, Oceans 5 is a hub of energy that will excite all levels of scuba divers.
- Fantastic location with easy access to the islands main attractions
- Relax beside one of two huge swimming pools
- Upgrade your skills with several conservation-focused courses
Oceans 5 is conveniently located next to the main strip of Gili Air, with fast boats from Bali and the other Gili Islands arriving directly in front of the dive centre. The resort provides quick and easy access to the many dive sites around the Gilis, and almost all of the islands main attractions, including the sunset beach on the west coast and the bars and restaurants on the east side.
Oceans 5 is an integral part of the local community as well as being a Shark Conservation Partner, Shark Guardian Dive Centre and Reef Check facility. The multi-award winning, PADI 5-Star IDC dive centre offers impressive training facilities and impeccable standards of service – boasting 2 huge swimming pools, 4 dive boats and an experienced team of multi-lingual scuba instructors. Exceptional quality combined with relaxed, hassle-free diving, makes Oceans 5 a smart choice for experienced and beginner divers alike.
The resort’s 4 Standard Rooms provide access to the pool and come with a range of comforts including air-con, queen-sized bed, safety deposit box and ensuite bathroom with hot water. The private terrace boasts relaxing views of the garden and is furnished with a table and chairs. Complimentary coffee, tea and drinking water are also provided. All rooms include a-la-carte breakfast at Coffee & Thyme Cafe.
SEA VIEW POOL BUNGALOW
Oceans 5 offers 4 comfortable Sea View Pool Bungalows with direct access to the pool and beach and a terrace with fantastic views. Each room is equipped with air-con, a king-sized bed, TV, WiFi, safety deposit box, an ensuite bathroom with hot water, and a private terrace boasting pool and sea views. Complimentary coffee, tea and drinking water are also provided. All rooms include a-la-carte breakfast at Coffee & Thyme Cafe.
GARDEN POOL BUNGALOW
The 2 Garden Pool Bungalows provide intimate seclusion with a private garden, gazebo and hammock. These rooms come with air-con, king-sized beds, TV, WiFi, safety deposit box and ensuite bathroom with hot water. The spacious private terrace provides views of the pool and garden and is equipped with a table and chairs. Complimentary coffee, tea and drinking water are also provided. All rooms include a-la-carte breakfast at Coffee & Thyme Cafe.
FAMILY POOL BUNGALOW
Oceans 5’s family Pool Bungalow provides direct access to the pool and plenty of space for friends and family to chill out and relax. This roomy bungalow boasts a king-sized bed downstairs and 3 single beds on the mezzanine. 1 extra bed can be included on the mezzanine if needed and additional living space is created by the terrace which offers great views of both the pool and ocean. The Family Pool Bungalow comes with air-con, TV, fridge, WiFi, safety deposit box and ensuite bathroom with hot water. All rooms include a-la-carte breakfast at Coffee & Thyme Cafe.
When you are not diving the resort’s onsite cafe, Coffee and Thyme, serves a wonderful selection of sandwiches, wraps, and an all day breakfast menu as well as homemade cakes, muffins and brownies. Great coffee and a variety of energising smoothies, juices and lassies are also offered. Guests can soak up the lively hustle and bustle of the harbour over a coffee or enjoy their meals at one of the more secluded tables hidden by tropical plants. As well as the cafe, The resort itself boasts two huge swimming pools, for dive training and swimming, that are surrounded by sun loungers, parasoles and beautiful tropical gardens.
Other than diving, snorkeling is one the most popular activities on the Gilis, with equipment and tours readily available from local businesses. The islands’ peaceful laid-back atmosphere, have made them a hotspot for yoga retreats, and facilities and classes for all levels can easily be found. Surfing is also a big part of the modern local culture, with exciting breaks at the southern coasts of Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Across the Strait, on Lombok, guests can find an 18 hole championship golf course which offers a challenging experience for golfers of all levels. Other easily accessible activities on the Gili Islands include stand-up paddleboarding, sub-winging, beach volleyball, and traditional Indonesian spas. Neighbouring Lombok also offers volcano trekking and plenty of waterfalls.
This multi-award winning dive resort boasts a total of 4 boats, which dock directly in front of the dive centre, and offer up to 3 dives per day with additional night dives available. Located just a few steps from the resort, Oceans 5’s house reef comprises a sandy bottom sloping down to 18 meters before giving way to a large pinnacle, and is home to crocodile fish, seahorses and mandarin fish. The rest of the dive sites around the Gili Islands display a range of topographies, such as walls, slopes, wrecks or canyons, and are all within 15 - 25 minutes from the dive centre. This resort keeps dive groups small, with a maximum of 4 divers per guide, and rental equipment and Nitrox blends are also available.
Oceans 5 Gili Air provides an incredible range of services to suit divers of all levels including a Career Development Centre, Disabled Divers International Instructor Training Centre, Shark Guardian Dive Centre and Reef Check facilities. These services draw a wide range of divers to the resort, creating a fantastic hub of activity, knowledge and excitement. Courses from beginner to Instructor as well as a range of specialities are also available.
Oceans 5 is a partner of the Gili Shark Conservation project which collects data, raises awareness and assists the local community in marine conservation. Gili Shark Conservation also trains divers to become PADI Scientific Divers and PADI Shark Conservation Specialists. Oceans 5 also supports Shark Guardian which is a worldwide conservation project with education programs, research projects and exciting diving expeditions. Other conservation focussed initiatives supported by Oceans 5 include Manta Watch, Project Aware and Reef Watch.