Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Testimonial by Matt of the May 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

The testimonials are coming in hard and fast the last of couple of days and here is the testimonial by Matt of the May 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines;

After hearing good things about Camille from his previous students i decided to do my idc with him in the Philippines. From the get go it was clear i had made the right choice, he helped with organizing and understanding the aspects of the idc. Once the classroom work started he was just as helpful. Having a small class was great and allowed lots of attention where and when i needed it. I highly recommend Camille to anyone thinking of attempting their idc, he provides a great learning environment that is fun, relaxed and very knowledgeable.

Nice one Matt, much appreciated that you took the time out to write this and I enjoyed your dry humor during the IDC. I wish you good luck in your future instructor career and that your dreams and plans may come through and true. You know where you can find my for any advice you may need!

Testimonial by Matt of the May 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Matt receiving his PADI Instructor certificate at the PADI IE from PADI Examiner Colin Melrose

Come and join me for another PADI IDC program, starting with 9th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, followed by an English and German IDC program with two PADI Course Director on Phuket, Thailand, starting 25th August and this is followed by an IDC starting 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, June 29, 2015

Testimonial by Kerstin of the Khao Lak April 2015 PADI IDC

Today I received a very nice testimonial by Kerstin of the Khao Lak April 2015 PADI IDC. A great IDC program with a lot of enthusiastic students and good instructors by now. Kerstin is in Egypt right now, working as an instructor and certified already 7 students!

I did my IDC with Camille in April 2015 in the wonderful town of Khao Lak in Thailand. If I had known before what an IDC would be like, I think I might never have done it!
We all arrived prepared really well since he sent us an email well before the start and included all the prerequisites.
An IDC is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard work, but in the end it’s all worth it. I was tired, but all happy when I had my certificate in my hands.
Camille makes you practise, practise, practise in the pool until your hair turns green (literally… happened to me!). He will do anything to make sure you pass your Instructor Exam and for this I can really recommend him. Even after hours he will be there for you if you have questions. You can tell he is very experienced since he knows EVERYTHING when it comes to standards and he gave us loads of advice for the future and real life situations.
Afterwards, he gave us all the pictures he took during the course and I still love looking back at them. It really was a funny time as well. I also loved how everyone was supporting each other.
So now I have already certified 7 students and I’m proud of all of them. Not sure if it was me or them, but so far I have had fantastic students and I love the fact that during the course you grow together and become friends with your students. I’m so glad I did the course with Camille and still today, months after the IDC, he is answering all of my questions that I have (especially standards!). I couldn’t have asked for a better course director. And yes, by the end of the course you will have gotten used to his humour!

Thanks for writing this Kerstin and hope to see you soon!

Testimonial by Kerstin of the Khao Lak April 2015 PADI IDC

PADI Examiner Brendon, Kerstin and PADI Regional manager Andy

Are you up for some Dutch humor and want to know more about PADI standards, the next options are coming up, starting with 9th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, 25th August on Phuket, Thailand with an English and German IDC program with two PADI Course Directors and 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Testimonial by Ryuta of the Koh Samui June 2015 IDC

Today I received a testimonial by Ryuta of the Koh Samui June 2015 IDC

I took IDC from Camille in June, 2015. He's a really really good course director. His course was much better, more practical, and more informative than I'd ever expected. I had good friends as well in the classroom. That was fun. I wish I could do it again, but I could've not failed with this great CD.

Much appreciated Ryuta and as I told you already, you will make and be a good dive instructor. Your passion will get you where you want to be and your heart is in the right place. Good luck with all your future plans, I hope we meet soon again!

Testimonial by Ryuta of the Koh Samui June 2015 IDC

Ryuta receiving his PADI IE completion certificate from PADI Examiner Brendon Sing

You can join me in my upcoming PADI IDC programs, starting with 9th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, followed by 25th August on Phuket, Thailand where we will be offering a German and English language program. with two PADI Course Directors and 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PADI Certificate of Excellence 2015 Platinum Status Course Director wall certificate

This is what I found in the mailbox this morning, a; PADI Certificate of Excellence 2015 Platinum Status Course Director wall certificate. I have received this rating now for the 9th consecutive year, since PADI introduced this rating 9 years ago.

This make me one of the 58 Platinum PADI Course Directors worldwide and one of 25 in the PADI Asia Pacific region. On top of that I'm one of a handful Platinum PADI Course Directors worldwide who have received this rating uninterrupted since it's very beginning.

In the Gulf of Thailand I may well be the only PADI Course Director who has received this rating uninterrupted for nine consecutive years since it's conception by PADI.

PADI Certificate of Excellence 2015 Platinum Status Course Director wall certificate

It was already 18th February this year that I received email confirmation from PADI but it took another 4 months for the wall certificate to arrive.

For participating in a 'Platinum' IDC, come and see me! Your next opportunity will be 9th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, followed by 25th August on Phuket, Thailand where we are offering an IDC in both German and English languages with two PADI Course Directors and this is followed by 14th September by an IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille


Sunday, June 21, 2015

PADI IE on Koh Samui, Thailand for June 2015 was very successful

The PADI IE on Koh Samui, Thailand for June 2015 was very successful. All 5 candidates from the Koh Samui PADI IDC for June 2015 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center passed the PADI IE with flying colors.
It was a busy two days and at moments stress looked around the corner but in the end all 5 passed and in hindsight with really good scores, just as I predicted!
As always it was an international event with candidates from Germany, Belgium, Japan and the UK and staff from Japan and the Netherlands and the examiner hails from South Africa. All together on one beach on Koh Samui!

PADI IE on Koh Samui, Thailand for June 2015 was very successful

At Silver Beach near Lamai, earlier this afternoon from left to right; Brendon (PADI Examiner), Kai (OWSI), Ryuta (OWI), Simon (OWSI), Lucas (OWSI), Willem (OWSI), Camille (PADI Course Director) and Nobu (PADI MI). Ami (PADI IDCS) who staffed is not in the picture

Your chance to join one of my PADI IDC programs is coming up very soon with 10th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, followed by 25th August on Phuket, Thailand where we offer a German language PADI IDC and an English language PADI IDC program with two PADI Course Directors and this is followed by 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille


EFR Instructor course on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015

The EFR Instructor course on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Easy Divers' has now also been completed. Last Friday we gathered at our Koh Samui PADI IDC location and we took care of business.
It was fun and a great way to finish the recent June 2015 PADI IDC on Koh Samui.

EFR Instructor course on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015

From left to right; Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer), Lucas, Kai, Ryuta, Willem and Simon

We combined the EFR Instructor course with a visit of the local hyperbaric chamber in Bang Rak, so all IDC and EFRI candidates get an idea on what the chamber actually is and how it works and functions. This visit was received very positively and all enjoyed this a lot. 

EFR Instructor course on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015

Ryuta being all bandaged up

All of my PADI IDC;s are run together with EFR Instructor courses, the next opportunities to participate in an IDC and/or EFR Instructor course is 10th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, 25th August on Phuket, Thailand where we offer a German language and English language IDC and 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, June 19, 2015

PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015 has been completed

The PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015 has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Easy Divers' on Koh Samui. It's not too long ago that we started, check here!
It was a fun course and the learning curve of the students was steep! Now we will find out soon enough if that was the right curve since tomorrow the two day PADI IE (instructor Exam) program will begin.

PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand June 2015 has been completed

Group picture at the Open Water dive site, standing on the left is Simon, the bottom row consists of Camille, Lucas and Willem and on top is team Japan with Ryuta and Kai

As you an see on the picture, it was an action packed program and if you want to participate in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs, the next program is scheduled to start 10th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, followed by 25th August on Phuket, Thailand where we offer the IDC in two languages, German and English with two PADI Course Directors and this is followed by an IDC starting 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, June 14, 2015

PADI IDC on Koh Samui for June 2015 has reached the half way mark

The old saying 'time flies if you're having fun' is definitely true since the PADI IDC on Koh Samui for June 2015, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Easy Divers Koh Samui' has reached the half way mark.
We're knee deep into exams, classroom presentation by candidates and myself, confined water presentations, workshops and discussions. The open water dives are still to come next week and the PADI IE will be on the candidates' doorstep come next weekend.
There are still a few days to go and an EFR Instructor course to complete before we can close this PADI IDC, so stay tuned, more updates will follow soon!

PADI IDC on Koh Samui for June 2015 has reached the half way mark

After a days work and training in the pool; from left to right; Kai, Willem, Simon, Ryuta, Camille and Lucas is in front

If this appeals to you and you would like to participate in a PADI IDC with me, the next programs coming up are scheduled to start 10th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, 25th August on Phuket, Thailand, here we will offer a German language PADI IDC and an English PADI IDC, conducted by two PADI Course Directors and this is followed by 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille