Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started


It's that time of the month again and the PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' at the Kata Big Rock scuba diving training facilities.

We already kicked off the current PADI IDC on Phuket yesterday, with a seemingly very nice group of candidates, originating from Iran, Finland and Sweden. 

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started; Group picture, from left to right; Nikoo, Tahamtan, Oskari, Tommy and myself

We're slowly warming up and have a few things out of the way already, like the necessary paperwork, a practice run on the theory exams, the first skill circuit in the pool and the first presentation by me. 
It's still early days and there's a lot more to come.

The group is small, which allows for lots of personal attention from me and also from Nikoo, who is completing her PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started; The silence and concentration during the theory exams

Stay tuned into this blog for more updates about the current PADI IDC and ultimately the PADI here on Phuket, which will be held on 8th and 9th October. Before that, there will be a few more updates on the current course.

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for September 2016 has started; This is how do it!

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC program with me, your next opportunities on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' will be on 25th October and 23rd November and with the last PADI IDC of this year on 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and early 2017 I will be back on Phuket, Thailand again with a program scheduled to start 10th January.

For each mentioned program we already have confirmed bookings, with still a few spaces available. For more information about these PADI IDC programs, please contact me.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, September 26, 2016

PADI IDCS Instructor course for September 2016 started on Phuket, Thailand

PADI IDCS Instructor course for September 2016 started on Phuket, Thailand 


Today the PADI IDCS Instructor course for September 2016 started on Phuket, Thailand with Nikoo from Iran and in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course I always try to start a day early, just before the start of the regular PADI IDC at each location, so there's time to get all of the prerequisites and performance requirements done and out of the way. The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course basically runs over three days, the two days of the Prep IDC course and the additional day before the start of the IDC Prep course.

PADI IDCS Instructor course for September 2016 started on Phuket, Thailand

Nikoo looking at the PADI videos that are part of the PADI IDCS Instructor course, the evaluation videos.

After Rouzbeh's PADI IDC Staff Instructor course earlier this year in May, Nikoo is the second student ever from Iran for one of my PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses.
Today we completed all the red tape involved with the course, and moved on to the theory exams, which Nikoo all passed with 100%, an excellent performance and result. We continued with some presentations about the PADI IDCS Instructor course, given by me and we completed the day with evaluation training with a set of videos from PADI.

This all went well and we called the training a day, to be continued tomorrow and the day after with a classroom or knowledge development presentation, a skill circuit and a confined water presentation by Nikoo. A busy schedule ahead and lots to teach and learn!

Come and join me for your PADI IDCS Instructor course, with lots of experience to be shared by me to prepare you for role as PADI IDC Staff Instructor, after completion of the course.
Your next opportunities will be 24th October and 22nd November on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and with the last PADI IDC and PADI IDCS Instructor course of the year on 8th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers', 

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 27th September 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 27th September 2016


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 27th September 2016 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. 
If you're looking for small classes and lots of personal attention, this is the place to be. 
On 26th September, we will start a PADI IDCS course, further your professional career and sign up for this challenging but interesting course.

This PADI IDC is taught by me, Camille Lemmens, a multi award winning and ten time Platinum PADI Course Director with a vast experience. 
This will make your PADI IDC on Phuket in Thailand well worthwhile, interesting and fun to follow.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 27th September 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 27th September 2016

My PADI IDC programs have lots of hands on workshops, where you learn, find out about and practice things like know tying, CESA in confined water and in open water, descents and ascents, group control, rescue exercise # 7 (unconscious diver at the surface), DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) and a few more.

You can also participate in the free of cost 'Prep IDC', which consists of two days of skill circuit practice and to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the 5 PADI theory exams but never dared to ask. This includes physics, physiology, RDP, general skills and environment and last but not least equipment.

The PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are conducted in the great and comfortable scuba diving training facilities of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with a big, comfortable dedicated IDC classroom and a massive swimming pool within a few meters of the classroom. On site is also a restaurant where we will enjoy lunch each day during the IDC and we can also accommodation at the same premises.

Come and join the September 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and fulfill your dream of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

If you have any question or would like to receive more information about our PADI IDC programs, please don't hesitate and contact me.

If the September PADI IDC on Phuket comes too early for you, each month we have an IDC scheduled on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 25th October, followed by 23rd November in 2016 and the first PADI IDC in 2017 is scheduled to start 10th January.

On Koh Phangan, Thailand I have a PADI IDC scheduled to start 9th December 2016 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016


The Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama beach near Moalboal. There are still places available, please contact me for more details.

At the Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016 we offer small groups which allows for lots of personal attention, a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment with a very experienced, multi award winning and ten times Platinum PADI Course Director.

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016

We welcome also PADI IDCS Instructor candidates to participate in a PADI IDCS Instructor course or if you have plans to become a PADI Course Director, get trained and receive guidance by the best in the business.

We also have two experienced IDC staff at hand; Johan, PADI Master Instructor and manager of PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' and Irish, PADI IDCS Instructor and long time instructor at PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', who will be available to help you as well during your PADI IDC training.

Participating in an IDC or internship with Camille will give you a cutting edge on the competitive job market. Don't pass up on this opportunity!

We're looking forward seeing you at the Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 14th September 2016.

If this date however doesn't suit you, you can also join me in one of my PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', with programs starting 27th September, 25th October and the last PADI IDC scheduled on Phuket for 2016 to start 23rd November, followed by monthly programs on Phuket in 2017.
The very last PADI IDC taught by me in 2016 will start 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Testimonial by Annesa of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Annesa of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


More form the recent July - August PADI IDC on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'; Testimonial by Annesa of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand.

Annesa is from the Seychelles and visited Thailand for the very first time to attend her PADI IDC on Phuket. She did well but will be back to tackle the physics exam one more time. Nonetheless she wrote a nice testimonial and I'm looking forward seeing her soon again.

Testimonial by Annesa of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Annesa of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Annesa and PADI Examiner Brendon Ford Sing

Find Annesa's testimonial below and thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial;

My name is Annesa and I attended the IDC with Mr. Camille Lemmens starting last month. It was a very good experience and Camille as my course director made sure that I understand and know what I am doing. He does his best to improve your confidence. I would like to thank him for his good job and I know he will always give his best anyhow.

Annesa Rath, Seychelles

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC program with me or take your MSDT prep course or become a PADI IDCS Instructor, the next opportunities will be on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on 23rd August, 27th September and 25th October and on 14th September I'm scheduled to be back in Moalboal in the Philippines for a PADI IDC in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Last week I received this Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand, which was taught in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket.

Kui put a hard effort into his PADI IDC and the effort and hours paid off with a great result during the PADI IE, held on Phuket on 6th and 7th August. He had high scores on all parts of the PADI Instructor Exam and once he receives his teaching status from PADI, he will make a great instructor, with dedication and patience and a lot of love for diving and his new job! Well done Kui and congratulations.

Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Kui with Brendon, the PADI Examiner at the end of the PADI IE on Phuket

Thanks Kui, for taking the time to write this , so without further ado, please find the Testimonial by Kui of the July - August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand here; 

I just did IDC with Camille Lemmens in Phuket in July, before the course started I felt quite nervous and stressed.
I thought the IDC is very intense because it is a short period of time and the language (I'm Thai), during the course Camille showed me that it's not hard and with his knowledge, professionalism and experience he explained everything to me with simple and super easy to understand ways and enjoyable.
Thank you very much to Camille for make my life easier and great experience with IDC.

Kanchanalit 'Kui' Trakarnboonchai, Thailand

Much appreciated Kui, I'm looking forward to seeing you in Khao Lak again!

Interested in joining me for your own PADI IDC, your next opportunity on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' will be 23rd August and 27th September followed by monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket and on 14th September I'm scheduled to be back in Moalboal in the Philippines for a new PADI IDC Program with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Center'.

See you there,
Camille


Thursday, August 11, 2016

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket


Last Monday I conducted a PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket with Pray, the boat master of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. He expressed interest last time I was on Phuket, earlier this year in May and this time around we arranged for him to take the PADI Instructor specialty course.

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket; Pray practicing setting up the side mount equipment for the first times at Kata Big Rock

One afternoon we met at 'Dive Asia's' training facilities at Kata Big Rock, to cover the theoretical part of the side mount course and to practice assembling and disassembling the special side mount equipment and adjusting the equipment so it fits. Both are important since they differ from traditional back mount scuba diving, as we recreational divers are used to.

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket; Pray and me getting ready for the first dive

During the theoretical part we cover among others the history and origin of side mount diving, how it via cave diving went over to wreck diving and eventually ended up in recreational diving.
Assembling and disassembling the special side mount equipment is an important skill and needs practice to get ll pieces of equipment in the right spot and place. After that you will still adjust and re-adjust your side mount equipment over various dives, to get your personal 'perfect' constellation.

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket; Pray during the second dive of the day at Raya Noi's Banana Bay

Once this was all done we went out to the Raya islands, to practice the confined skills and we had 3 dives that day to gain experience for Pray. The skills at Raya Yai bay one went over fairly easily and once Pray was comfortable with his gear and the skills, we immediately went for a first dive, during which we practiced the skills one more time.

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket; Pray practicing swinging the tanks in front of him

Despite a windy and fairly rocking trip over to the Raya islands, the visibility was good, especially at Raya Noi's Banana Bay, where we conducted the second dive and most of the pictures were taken.
Once more we practiced all the skills during this and the third dive and Pray by now was very comfortable with his side mount equipment. Especially gearing up in the water at the start of the dive proved to be a very convenient option.

PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket

Myself in action during the PADI recreational side mount Instructor course on Phuket with Pray

The third dive of the day was conducted at Raya Yai bay three, where we saw a lot of nudibranches. It was a good days diving and soon Pray should have his first side mount course going, after he logged some more dives on side mount this week.

If you're interested in the PADI recreational side mount instructor specialty course or in a PADI IDC, please contact me for more details.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 23rd August and 27th September on Phuket in Thailand, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs on Phuket and on 14th September I will be back in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PADI IE on Phuket for August 2016 has been completed

PADI IE on Phuket for August 2016 has been completed


The PADI IE on Phuket for August 2016 has been completed at Kata Beach on Phuket today with the candidates of the July / August 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'

Kui nailed and killed it with very high scores but Annesa had a remake in her physics exam this morning after she had 5 wrong answers instead of the allowed 3 and this morning she did better but still had 4 wrong answers. She will have to wait for a next PADI IE near the Seychelles so she can re-do the theory exams and the general standards exam. In all other exams she had high score and all other parts of the PADI IE she passed with high scores as well.


PADI IE on Phuket for August 2016 has been completed; From left to right; Camille (PADI Course Director), Annesa, Brendon (PADI Examiner) and Kui

Now it's time to relax and regroup and tomorrow I will be on the boat again, teaching a PADI recreational side mount instructor course to Pray, one of the instructors at PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunity on Phuket, Thailand will be 23rd August and 27th September with monthly programs scheduled here in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and I will be back in Moalboal in the Philippines come 14th September in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me if you like to receive more information on any of my scheduled programs.

See you soon,
Camille