Don’t go anywhere else for scuba diving in Gili Air, Ocean5 is the place to go. Incredibly professional and friendly throughout. My sons aged 10 &12 did their first dive with them and it was a hugely positive experience. Warren their instructor made the whole experience really fun but always making sure safety was paramount. They absolutely loved it and can’t wait to try diving again. Couldn’t recommend them more highly.
I was just a walk in for the dive part :). No view on hotel part. BUT Very friendly and accommodating staff. Special thanks to Chelle for helping me with bookings and photos and my instructor Jay for the great dives and being patient with me. Saw me some sharks and big turtles :D :D
We just returned from a 3 night stay at Oceans 5 and thought it was fantastic. We planned to dive there and stay at Scallywags but decided to move to their Family Bungalow after 2 days as our teenage girls wanted to use the pool (and it saved walking between the two). Chelle and all the staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating. The dive staff are all very friendly and experienced and help you set up and get kit on and off the boat. The family room is clean and spacious with loads of room for our girls (many, many!) clothes. We were downstairs and they had a side each upstairs. The breakfasts are good and restaurant staff friendly. I would recommend a stay/ dive here to anyone, particularly families.
Super experience with oceans 5. Nice garden bungalow with open shower. Very friendly staff and owner Sander is a nice chill guy who is always concerned about the wellbeing of his guests. Dive staff is very professional and safety first is the moto. Super comfortable diving. The boat is just on the beach across from the hotel. Boat staff carry everything and even set up your bcd and tanks etc. Nice dive spots all around. Can highly recommend Gili Air to chill and make some nice dives with turtles all around 👌👌👌
I travelled to Gili Air to meet a friend this month. Indonesia has relaxed quarantine rules a lot and my main aim was to get to Gili Air. I was not disappointed. Despite obvious and tragic results for this magical island that Covid caused they are building themselves up again. I decided to do some diving. Having worked as a dive instructor and dived for fun around the world, with a huge number of dive resorts/shops, Oceans5 seemed like a good option. I am so glad I did! I have dived with some bad shops, but Oceans5 exceeded my expectations!!!! The shop is perfectly situated for ease of getting out into the ocean, it’s a 10 second walk to the boat! The super amazing dive sites are within 15-20 minutes on the organised and relaxed boat. Safety, which I believe is key, is paramount to this company, they have all emergency equipment (not that you’ll need it because everything is super safe) and the staff and boat crew are super helpful. If something did go wrong they are perfectly placed to sort it immediately! The diving is awesome, tons of sharks and huge turtles, awesome macro and fun wrecks to explore. The staff are simply incredible. I wanted to use nitrox for some of the deeper dives, so I managed to get a one on one super fun and cool instructor Irlando who took me out. But I dived with other staff too who were knowledgeable about the sites and where to find the small stuff. Huge huge HUGE shout out to all of the team because they made my trip more than incredible!!! The owner is incredibly friendly, helpful, and will do whatever he can to make sure your expectations are met. He makes sure that the dive sites are suited to everyone, from beginner to experienced, and we even got to choose our dive site. Obviously that has limitations but they do all they can to make you happy and give you a variety of sites to explore. It’s set up for newbies and pro’s, everyone is happy! Everything is set up for you, the staff do anything you want them to, (within reason) they are friendly, funny, super helpful and you will leave having had the best day! I cannot wait to return, I cannot praise this dive school enough. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.…
My partner and I stayed with Oceans5 for 4 nights in one of their lovely bungalows. From the moment we arrived, until the last day, we were met with amazing hospitality. From the staff in reception, to the dive instructors. Everyone was so kind and attentive. I cannot wait until we go back and stay again. The diving was unreal. We went to some great dive spots and was well looked after. Their professionalism is what stood out for me. In short, look no further when searching for a dive resort on Gili Air.
We booked on line and arrived early. The owner met us and checked us in. Two pools and a restaurant. Breakfast with the room was very nice. Lots of people diving. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotwater worked well as did the ac. The cats are friendly, too. The friendly and helpful owners make this a terrific spot.
We were there during the Eid Mubarak holidays and got certified AOW by Oceans 5 Dive Resort. Diving were wonderful, most of the dive sites are within a short boat ride. And if you are up for some night diving, the house jetty reef right in front of the resort offers some great creatures. Ary (Instructor) and Tim Tam (guide) and the crew hands took good care of us and ensure that we are safe at all times. As it was during Eid Mubarak many restaurants were closed, Chelle was kind and helpful to share information and restaurants which are opened during that time. Last but not least, Sander who always greets us with a smile making us ever so welcomed in the resort. Hope to return again and keep up the great job, guys! HUPLA!!!
I dove with Oceans 5 Dive on my 2 week holiday on the Gilis. They were extremely professional and showed us an amazing time. I would highly recommend anyone who is traveling to the Gili Islands to dive with Oceans 5!
Very friendly and approachable staff. I was especially pleased that the guides followed through on my requests for specific dive sites. Overall, Gili Air seems to have recently morphed into an island that mimics one large restaurant/hotel, which was slightly uncomfortable for me as a western visitor. But the Oceans 5 dive team was wonderful, and if I ever return to Gili Air I will certainly be booking one of their package deals.