PADI Course Director Sander Buis

Your-IDC with PADI Course Director Sander Buis


PADI Instructor Development Course IDC with Course Director Sander


During your IDC with Sander there is never a dull moment. Although he takes teaching very seriously, he will keep you laughing throughout! Sander is continually developing innovative workshops to teach student control and new presentations to share his extensive knowledge. He is adamant that you learn how to confidently teach in a variety of environments, making sure that you learn not only what content to deliver but how to deliver it in an effective and engaging way. 


Sander’s Diving Story


PADI Course Director Sander at the PADI IDC


Even before becoming an instructor, Sander had dreams of opening his own dive shop. In 2010, he took a risk on a large plot of unwanted land by Gili Air harbor and opened Oceans 5 Dive. Now a PADI 5* CDC Centre and a prominent name in the Indonesian diving community, his risk certainly paid off.

Sander believes in diving for everyone. He worked extremely hard to make Oceans 5 Dive the very first DDI (Disabled Divers International) partner centre in Indonesia. And with a large variety of languages, courses and equipment in all shapes and sizes, Oceans 5 Dive really does offer diving for everyone.

Sander is always looking for new opportunities and takes risks to move forward and evolve his business. In 2016, he founded Your-IDC with Joeri Van Hal and Giny Pinto, to help other dive centres achieve IDC / CDC status and pass on their knowledge and experience. But Sander is as much a philanthropist as he is a successful entrepreneur. Generous and kindhearted, he always supports his local community, staff and students.


Sander's Biography

Sander Buis

Born in Holland

The dive shop owner on Gili Air / Chess playing ex-option trader, always doing calculations in his head.

Scuba Diving:

  • 2003 PADI Open Water Diver, Tioman, Malaysia
  • 2005 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
  • 2013 PADI Course Director, Gili Air, Indonesia
  • 2014 DDI Instructor Trainer, Gili Air, Indonesia
  • 2018 DDI Instructor Trainer Examiner, Gili Air, Indonesia

Amount of dives: 4500+

Favourite type of diving: Sidemount and Muck diving

Languages: Dutch and English