Friday, June 23, 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017


The Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center "Neptune Diving Adventure'. Places are still available and we have one more PADI IDC program coming up this year in Moalboal in the Philippines. Come 12th November 2017 we have scheduled one more PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines.

This is also a great opportunity to participate in your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course and continue your own education.

For both courses, Camille, a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director conducts his PADI IDC programs in small groups, which allows for lots of personal attention. He' has been a PADI Course Director since 2003 and has taught well over 140 PADI IDC programs with over 500 PADI IDC candidates successfully passing the PADI IE. He has a vast amount of experience that he's willing to share with you. Have a look at his Testimonial page on his website, to see what other PADI IDC candidates have to say about him.  This website page shares Testimonials from candidates of his most recent PADI IDC programs and is going back all the way to 2003.

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Please ask for more detailed information on his Moalboal PADI IDC programs or any other location where Camille teaches.

Get trained by the best! Camille's aim is to make sure that you successfully pass the PADI IE and receive that extra bit of information and knowledge to become a highly trained Open Water Scuba Instructor after the IE. This means that you can go out in the real world, whilst having fun but at the same time you keep working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

If this date doesn't suit you, join Camille in one of his PADI IDC programs scheduled on a monthly base on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 4th July, 8th August and 5th September.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, June 18, 2017

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful


The PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful for the candidates of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket. Twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens has delivered the goods again in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and we have two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors running around!

Well done to Kevin and Adrian, all your hard work has paid off and now it's time to relax and kick back! Although, tomorrow one more day on the boat with Kevin is in the cards, completing some PADI Specialty Instructor training and Adrian will fly back home, to Hong Kong.
Tomorrow we will conduct the self-reliant-, Underwater Naturalist- and Underwater Navigation PADI Instructor specialties . Something to look forward to!

Two intense days of preparation, waiting around and short bursts of action are finally over and both of them passed all four segments with flying colors. Congratulations on behalf of myself and all at PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful; At the completion of the PADI IE, from left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Andy (PADI Examiner), Kevin (PADI OWSI), Adrian (PADI OWSI) and Tim (PADI Examiner)


If you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, I'm more than happy to help you on your way!

Your next opportunity will be on Phuket, Thailand come 4th July and 8th August with a specail discount of 20% on the course fee, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 26th July there is a PADI IDC scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of the courses on offer, from the PADI IDC to the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course to Specialty Instructor training.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, June 16, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017



The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia.

This July 2017 PADI IDC program has a special 20% discount on the course fee and the Enriched Air or Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider PADI Instructor Specialties are included. Please note that you already need to be an Enriched Air or Nitrox diver before you can participate in this Instructor course.

This may also be a good moment in time to start your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course or take some more PADI Specialty Instructor courses. Although this PADI IDC program is confirmed, there are still a few places available, please contact me for further detailed information on this IDC program, the Staff Instructor course or additional PADI Specialty Instructor training.

At 8.30am we will start this PADI IDC program at the Dive Asia scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock in Kata on Phuket. At Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock you will find our air conditioned and big classroom with wi-fi, a very big swimming pool, for scuba training and in which you can find water too deep to stand up in. There's also a restaurant on the premises, where we will have lunch during the IDC each day and there's also accommodation available in various price ranges.


Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Look for the best option available to you and with a great deal of experience from a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director, you will get top notch dive education. During my PADI IDC programs I provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. Our Instructor Development Course programs will provide valuable hands-on training with the emphasis on fun and in-water application. The cutting edge knowledge gained will help you to expand your Career Opportunities.

Our aim is to make sure that you successfully pass the PADI IE and receive that extra bit of information and knowledge to become a highly trained Open Water Scuba Instructor after the IE. This means that you can go out in the real world, whilst having fun but at the same time you keep working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

Your next opportunity will be on Phuket, Thailand come 6th June, 4th July and 8th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 26th July there is a PADI IDC scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of the courses on offer, from the PADI IDC to the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course to Specialty Instructor training.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, June 15, 2017

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket


The EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket yesterday in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. After the current June 2017 PADI IDC was completed a day earlier, it was time for the EFR Instructor course.
In my PADI IDC schedules I usually have the EFR Instructor course typically scheduled after the PADI IDC has been completed.

It turned out to be a busy day at the Dive Asia scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock, since after we completed the EFR Instructor course, we discussed a few PADI Instructor specialties with Adrian and Kevin.

During the EFR Instructor course we covered a few presentations by me but the fun started once we got into the hands on part and Little Annie and it's family entered the scene. Junior and Baby were also part of the afternoon and with an AED or defibrillator unit, we had a few practice runs at CPR and correct use of an AED.

Today we will be on the boat to the Raya islands for the self-reliant diver specialty for Kevin and the DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) and DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) or underwater scooter PADI instructor specialties for Adrian.
Kevin will complete three more PADI instructor specialties, this coming Monday. He has the Self-reliant, Underwater Naturalist and one more PADI instructor specialty on his schedule.

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket; From left to right; Kevin, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer) and Adrian

If you're interested in participating in one of PADI IDC program, I offer monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. The next two programs will respectively start 4th July and 8th August and these two programs have a special offer of 20% discount on the course fee. 
In-between these two programs, another PADI IDC program is scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs and locations.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

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


The PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. It's been a good PADI IDC program, this June 2017 PADI IDC! Kevin and Adrian were fun to have around and they were also strong candidates, although they will still have to proof that during the PADI IE on Phuket, coming up this weekend Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th June. I'm confident though!

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; Selfie with the Course Director! Kevin on the left and Adrian on the right, just before we hit the pool at Dive Asia's scuba training center at Kata Big Rock.

We covered a lot of ground during the last couple of days. We had a great time on a day trip out of the boat, for the open water dives. There was more confined water training, more knowledge development training or their classroom presentations and there were lots of workshops, in and out of the water. CESA workshops, descent and ascent workshops, advanced open water course and rescue diver course work shops and plenty more interesting work shops throughout the whole IDC program.

There was also the odd presentation by me and plenty of exams to deal with to keep them out of trouble. It's over though and next in line will be the EFR Instructor program, on the schedule for tomorrow.

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; In confined water, Guy helped out one day. Here he is performing a CESA in shallow water

This Thursday we're eyeing a day out on the boat again, with the self-reliant diver course for Kevin and the DUP (digital underwater photography) and DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) or underwater specialties for Adrian and Friday or next Monday the Self-reliant diver Instructor specialty for  Kevin in  the pipeline. Stay tuned for more updates on this.

Jamie, who joined us for the Open Water training dives around Koh Phi Phi, completed her DPV Instructor specialty during our day out on the boat, during the third dive of the day.

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; Jamie (on the left, with the white mask) joined us for the Open Water training dives around Koh Phi Phi

If you're interested in joining me for a PADI IDC program, I offer monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. The next two programs will respectively start 4th July and 8th August and these two programs have a special offer of 20% discount on the course fee. 
In-between these two programs, another PADI IDC program is scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Contact me for more information on any of these programs and locations.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, June 10, 2017

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark


Time is flying and the PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

We have covered a lot of aspects and topics of the current PADI IDC already and there are still a few more to come before we can complete and finish this June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket. It almost sounds as if we're half way!

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Evaluation during confined water skills

We already spent lots of time in the pool, practicing skills and going through confined water presentations. So far they holding out very well with high scores and a few, occasional wake up calls! Right now, they are in the middle of their theory exams. Confidence is high since the first set of theory exams went down very well, with high scores all around.

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Control of the hovering skill during a confined water presentation. Adrian on the left and Kevin on the right hand side of the picture

Tomorrow will see us out of the classroom and on to the boat for the open water presentations and dives. A trip to Koh Phi Phi is in the making and today we will discuss how to prepare and how to execute open water training dives. Another step closer to completing the PADI IDC. Next weekend, come 17th and 18th June, the PADI IE will come to town! It looks however, that they will be ready to tackle this with confidence.

However, one step at a time, no need to celebrate too early, a bit of work is still in the pipeline Adrian and Kevin.

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Kevin controlling a CESA by Adrian during a confined water presentation

If you're interested in joining my on one of my PADI IDC programs, you have the opportunity to do so with our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. For July and August 2017 we have a special offer with a 20% discount on the course fee and in all of our PADI IDC programs we now include two PADI Specialty Instructors ratings, Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider,
On 26th July there's also a PADI IDC program scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started


The PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
The two candidates are originating from Canada and Taiwan but both live in Hong Kong and know each other very well. Kevin used to be Adrian's math teacher and now they're both students. An interesting set up!
It seems like we have a great little group going though with two very interesting candidates. 

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started; Kevin and Adrian just before we hop in the pool for the first time during this June 2017 PADI IDC at Dive Asia's training facilities at Kata Big Rock.

It's still early days and lot of work are still ahead of us bit ti seems that both have the theory exams in a firm grip. That makes theory live easy on all of us. The first confined water dive, during which we practiced a skill circuit, also went down well, just a few small hick ups that will be easily corrected with a bit more practice.

Plenty of work still ahead of us, before the PADI IE will come around, on 17th and 18th June, right here on Phuket.
Today will see some more theory exams, presentations by me and another skill circuit in the pool plus various workshops, among others about control, CESA, rescue skills from the rescue diver course, rescue exercise #7 practice, today with a pocket mask. Plenty of things to keep us busy and entertained!

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC with me, your next opportunity will be with one of our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 4th July, 8th August and 5th September. On 26th July there's also a PADI IDC program scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me if you like to receive more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille


Thursday, June 1, 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017


We've just finished the PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017 about a week ago, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

We had a great couple of days diving around the Ray islands off Phuket and near Koh Phi Phi after the recent MAY PADI IDC and PADI IE on Phuket.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Glenn doing a no mask swim as part of his self reliant diver course, the day after the May 2017 PADI IDC was completed and the day before the PADI IE on Phuket started. Three good dives during which he learned to get comfortable with the self reliant gear and set up.

Glenn participated in five specialties, besides the two that are currently included in my PADI IDC programs. Currently included are the Nitrox or Enriched Air- and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Glenn hooking his self reliant tank off to a wreck, before the penetration dive that is part of his wreck diver course.

Besides these two PADI Specialties, Glenn also choose to participate in the Dee-, Wreck- DUP (Digital Underwater Photography), DPV and Self reliant Instructor level courses.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; This is Glenn during his classroom training for the PADI wreck Instructor course. Some extra things I add to this course, including finding your way around with a blacked out mask inside the rebuild classroom with the use of various lines

In total we spent three days three days diving on the Dive Asia boat, with two trips to the Raya islands and one trip around Koh Phi Phi.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Entering a wreck or checking where the lines can be set up?

It was a good couple days of diving and we had lots of fun and saw some cool stuff underwater during some relaxed and mostly long dives. Including a couple of nice nudibranches.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; On the boat, on the way back to the Chalong harbor at the end of our three days of diving

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; A barracuda patrolling the wreck at Raya Noi's Bay one

Come and see me for more information about up and coming PADI IDC programs, starting with our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', early next week 6th June, 4th July or 8th August being the first three scheduled programs. On July 26th a PADI IDC program is scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille