Friday, December 15, 2017

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket


The EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' have been completed. At the scuba diving training facilities of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia ' in Kata on Phuket, we had two great days, teaching and enjoying these two Instructor level courses.

After the hard work during the recent December 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, it was time to relax a bit and take on these two courses. The candidates still needed to stay focused and concentrated but the high pressure of the PADI IDC was gone.
Especially the hands on part of these two courses is enjoyable and always good for a laugh or two.

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket; The EFR Instructor course with Dimitri who did a refresher on this course and Christian.

For the EFR Instructor course, Dimitri had to redo the complete course, so together with Christian he was kept busy for the bigger part of two days with this course, Classroom presentation, knowledge reviews, exams, AED use, Care for Children, all came along during this course.

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket; The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider or EOP Instructor course. Dimitri, Christian and Jan took on this challenge and are handling the equipment.

For the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course, all three, Dimitri, Christian and Jan who completed his PADI IDCS Instructor course participated. It's an interesting course during which I can relay a lot of hands on practical information and personal experience from my work as a tender and operator at the local hyperbaric chamber on Koh Samui.

Since I consider this course an important 'must know' part of each PADI Instructor, I offer this course as an add on to all of my PADI IDC programs with no extra charge. You will only have to pay the PADI application fee.

If you're interested in one of my PADI IDC programs, begin the new year with a bang at my first PADI IDC program in 2018!
On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangang, Thailand, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, December 14, 2017

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed


The PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata at the scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock.

It has been a good time with Christian from Germany, who completed his IDC and Dimitri from Belgium, who completed his extra training after an online status update. Jan from Germany, who owns a dive center on Okinawa in Japan, completed his IDC Staff Instructor course.
Well done to all of you and Christian and Dimitri are now ready for their PADI IE, to be held this coming weekend, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December. The PADI IE is also in Kata, partly at the Alpina resort, for the Orientation, the theory and standards exams and the Knowledge Development presentations. For confined water they will be back at the pool at Kata Big Rock and for Open Water on Sunday they will take a plunge at Kata Beach.


PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; On the after the Open Water training dives, from left to right, basking in the setting orange sun; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Jan (PADI IDC Staff Instructor), Christian and Dimitri.

It was a good program with a steep learning curve for all participants during which we also had some good fun, without loosing touch or sight of what we had to achieve. Thanks for the good times guys and now it's off for some PADI Specialty Instructor training before the PADI IE starts.

Two days before and one day after the PADI IE, we will be on the boat, doing what we love and like; diving!

In the meantime, all the best for your PADI IE, I'm confident that you will succeed with high scores and become the new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block, this coming weekend.

Do you have OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving)? Maybe one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs is what you're looking for.

The first PADI IDC program for next year is scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangang, Thailand, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, December 8, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018


The Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center "Haad Yao Divers'.

We will look after you so free your mind and change you life by becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Leave your office job behind and live the dream! 

We offer small groups, lots of personal attention and a wealth of experience from multi award winning and eleven consecutive times Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

This will be the second PADI IDC program scheduled for that month and the year. Come and join us for this challenging and rewarding program on a very laid back and relaxed island in the Gulf of Thailand. As always, this PADI IDC is followed directly by a PADI IE on Koh Phangan, with the scheduled dates being 1st and 2nd February.

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Get your share of the following;

FREE Enriched Air Instructor course
FREE Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course
FREE Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Rating(no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE Specialty Instructor Rating (no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Rating (no additional PADI fees)
FREE EFR Instructor course included in the IDC
FREE lunch
FREE T-shirt

Contact me for more detailed information on this January 2018 PADI IDC course on Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Other PADI IDC programs scheduled for next year include my first PADI IDC program of next year scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started


The PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata. This is also the last PADI IDC program of this year.

We have an interesting group together this time, with Christian from Germany who is participating in the full PADI IDC, Jan from Germany, who lives in Japan and owns a dive center on Okinawa and Dimitri from Belgium who lives in France, who has been out of teaching status for six years and is participating in parts of this December PADI IDC. An interesting international mix as usual and seemingly another nice group of people it seems.

We started this PADI IDC already yesterday, so lots of presentations, confined- and open water dives and workshops are still to come! Once the IDC program has been completed, there's a PADI IE waiting on 16th and 17th December, here in Kata, Phuket.

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started; All together now, in front of Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock. From left to right; Jan Christian, Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director) and Dimitri

Stay tuned for more updates from this PADI IDC, including Specialty Instructor training around the PADI IE dates.

See you all next year and you can start 2018 with a bang by participating in my first PADI IDC program next year scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', this is followed by a program on 23rd January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Please contact me for more specific details on any of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, December 4, 2017

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines


Hot off the press, here's one more; a Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach, which is near Moalboal.

Jessica and I met online and she did book her IDC with us rather fast, after a couple of exchanged emails. And we were to find out what we got into!
She's very smart and her questions kept me on my toes and we had a couple of good laughs as well, especially during certain parts of the CESA training. 

Together with Danan they made the dream couple of students, with fast comprehension what needed to be done and high scores throughout their PADI IDC and the consequent PADI IE.

This was a very enjoyable IDC program and it was a pleasure having you around for it, it was good fun an d it seems you're well on your way becoming a good PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Looking forward seeing you soon, as things are looking like right now, possibly in Thailand during one of my up and coming IDC programs.

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines; Jessica with her PADI Examiner Brendon Ford Sing, at the closing of the November 2017 PADI IE in Moalboal. She pretty much owned that PADI IE with almost 100% top scores in all segments of the PADI IE. Well done JD!

Here we go, Jessica's testimonial for all to see;

I found Camille via the internet and after reading through his blogs and other testimonials I didn’t bother looking further. 
I completed my IDC/IE at Neptune Diving Adventures in Moalboal, Philippines and was very lucky to have such a supportive team in Camille and the Neptune staff.
Camille is easy going, someone you can always have a laugh with and put up with my incessant questions - so very patient too. Camille’s course was thorough, well structured so that we never felt overwhelmed and concise. All information was presented clearly. He offered us all the support and feedback we needed. By the time the IE came around I dare say I was ‘over prepared’ and felt very confident throughout the whole examination and I can thank Camille for this!!!

Much appreciated JD for taking the time out to write this testimonial!

Thanks for taking the time out to write this Danan, it's much appreciated.

You can start 2018 with a BANG! Join one of my PADI IDC programs, the next PADI IDC courses, are scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 20th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018 and 23rd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines


Today I received this in the virtual mailbox, a Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach. 

After having corresponded with Danan via email a few times before the start of the IDC, we met up in Cebu City, to make the trip over to Moalboal together. We immediately hit it off and had a good chat during the ride. Until we had a nap! We woke up in Moalboal after a four hour drive, which usually takes two and a half or max three hours. Bonds were made though and the setting of a great IDC was in the making.

With an interesting background, Danan did jump the corporate world and was travelling around, drifting into Neptune's and my arms, so to speak. It looks like we both never looked back! 

It was fun having you around the November 2017 IDC and a pleasure to answer all your questions! I'm glad I was part of shaping your professional dive life and I'm sure you will do us honor!

It'll be a great to bump into you again, rather sooner than later but first you have to get a few other things out of the way before you can give the diving your 100% devotion. Good luck with that, enjoy down under and see you soon.

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines; Danan with the PADI Examiner Brendon after he 'veni vidi vici'ed' the November 2017 PADI IE in Moalboal

Here we go, the testimonial by Danan;

I recently completed and passed my IDC and IE with Camille in Moalboal. From the first moment I met Camille, I felt like he would be a good tutor and mentor as he was approachable, friendly, relaxed and had a good sense of humour. The whole structure of the course worked well and there wasn’t an overload of information at any point. Camille’s presentations were always interesting and he always included appropriate anecdotes when needed. The requirements for the practical presentations were well explained and demonstrated throughout the week. The feedback was always honest and concise as to what was not quite right. Camille was always happy to answer any questions we had, of which there were many. During the entire IDC and IE, I felt Camille provided excellent support. All in all I have never felt more prepared for an exam in my life.

Thanks for taking the time out to write this Danan, it's much appreciated.

Start 2018 with a BANG! Join one of my PADI IDC programs, the next PADI IDC courses, are scheduled to start 5th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018, 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 20th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 23rd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, November 30, 2017

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand


The First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. Our PADI IDC programs are always good fun and are a great way to start your professional upgrade into the new year!

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor under tuition of multi award winning and eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

Look for the best and ask for experience. At our PADI IDC programs you will find this! Join our PADI IDC that's bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

Besides a wealth of experience, we offer an attentive learning environment with the following on offer;

FREE Enriched Air Instructor course
FREE Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course
FREE Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty (no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE (no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Ratings (no additional PADI fees)
FREE EFR Instructor course included in the IDC
FREE lunch
FREE T-shirt


First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Contact me for more information about this specific PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta, the first one for 2018 and scheduled to start 6th January.

If January 2018 comes too early for you, the start of 2018 has an action packed PADI IDC schedule. These dates might be of interest to you;
23rd January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Haad Yao Divers', 6th February and 7th March on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC center 'Dive Asia' followed by monthly programs on Phuket, 20th February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Sea Dragon' and 25th March back on Koh Lanta in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines


Peter participated in the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach.

This was a challenging and interesting course for me because Peter is a very experienced diver and instructor. And not only for PADI! He's also an SSI instructor and the equivalent of the PADI IDCS Instructor and for CMAS he is the equivalent of a Course Director.

Interestingly enough, he took his PADI IDC some ten year with a PADI Course Director who was not only on the same PADI Course Director Training Course, but even in the same group as me! A small world indeed and nice to hear about Martin in Hamburg, Germany again.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines; Peter and Camille in front of Neptune's Diving Adventure's doorstep. 

Peter has also a couple of thousand dives logged, so he's not by any means a newcomer but in contrast a very experienced diver and instructor. But I think I mentioned that already. We knew each other already, since his soon to be wife, Irish, completed her PADI IDC with me in December 2014 and her PADI IDCS Instructor course with me in July 2016, during my previous PADI IDC here in Moalboal.
At those times Peter was managing the dive center in a local resort but now he's also part f the staff of PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines; Peter hanging under the sardine ball, during his self reliant diver course.

The November 2017 PADI IDC was a good program with two very strong candidates, so it seemed fitting that Peter participated in this particular program. It was fun to work with him and I think we both learned a few bits and pieces from each other. I real win-win situation and a pleasure to be in, with him!
As if the PADI IDCS course alone wasn't enough, Peter also participated in both the self reliant diver and PADI instructor courses as well in the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course. Showing that you're really never too old to learn!

Great to have you on board for this Peter, I'm already looking forward to the next PADI IDC in Moalboal, come next year July/August and meet you again, at the latest!

Are you already a PADI Instructor and are considering taking the next step? The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course may be just what you are looking for.
Get in touch with me for more details about what the course entails and who knows, maybe we see each other soon! 

Come and join me for the next PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses, always scheduled a day ahead of the actual start of the PADI IDC programs at each location. For the PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses the start dates are as follow; 4th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018, 5th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 19th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 22nd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille