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

Friday, August 5, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed


The PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket.
We were on the boat yesterday to complete two open water training dives and thus completing the current July/August PADI IDC 2016 on Phuket.

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed; Annesa and Kui on the Dive Asia 5 boat on our way back to Chalong, after three good dives. Two training dives and a great and relaxed dive on Nitrox with Lann as guide

This PADI IDC went well, we had a good time during which many classroom presentations by me and the candidates were conducted, plenty of time was spent in confined water, a variety of workshops was conducted on land and in water, exams were tackled and yesterday open water training was on the program. A wide variety of topics were covered.

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed; Kui in the blue during the safety stop

Yesterday Lann joined us for the open water dives, he is one of the dive masters at Dive Asia but basically runs the Kata Big Rock training complex now. He was needed to get to the required number of four people in the water during IDC training dives and he already had joined us in confined water previously.

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed; Annesa at 18 meters in the green zone

The third dive of the day, after the IDC candidates had met performance requirements, we had a fun dive with Lann guiding, whilst Annesa and Kui were diving on Nitrox for their PADI Nitrox instructor specialty training and Lann pointed out some amazing stuff and creatures to us, among others a tiny little nudi branch, which I'm currently trying to get identified.

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August 2016 has been completed; Annesa and Kui during their safety stop

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

Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding my PADI IDC programs or if you would like to receive more information.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd August 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd August 2016


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd August 2016 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. Come and join us on popular holiday destination Phuket in Thailand, which also happens to be Thailand's largest island.

Our classes are small which allows for lots of personal attention and you will receive an 'enriched' PADI IDC with lots of experience and knowledge about the dive industry with award winning and ten consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens in conjunction with Phuket's first and longest running PADI CDC Center.

You can also join us for your PADI IDCS course or train for becoming a PADI Course Director by staffing during our programs and follow in the footsteps of many PADI Course Director, who were trained by and gained experience with Camille.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd August 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd August 2016

Places are still available to join us on our training facilities at Kata Big Rock, with a big air conditioned, dedicated PADI IDC classroom and  20 by 20 meter swimming pool and on site restaurant for our IDC lunches within 50 meters of the classroom.

Our PADI IDC programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training and will give you an edge in the competitive dive industry.

Contact me for more information on this August 2016 PADI IDC program or for one of our monthly programs on Phuket.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 27th September, 25th October and the last PADI IDC on Phuket for this year is scheduled to start 23rd November.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand



A day before we go on the boat and complete the current PADI IDC on Phuket for July/August, the EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand; Annesa and Kui

We covered the theory or the presentations by me yesterday already, which left for today the hands on skills and scenarios and the review of the exam. All went well and we had a relaxed time with some giggles during some of the skills.

Besides tomorrow going on the boat, for the PADI IDC open water dives, we are all ready for the PADI IE starting this coming 6th August, here on Phuket. This leaves Friday as a well deserved day off for all of us, to relax and get ready for the PADI IE, without getting carried away!

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand

EFR Instructor course for August 2016 has been completed on Phuket, Thailand; Kui showing off his bandaging skills on Annesa, who was so impressed, that she had to sit down! Disclaimer; nobody was injured whilst taking these pictures!!

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, your next option on Phuket, Thailand will be on 23rd August and 27th September, followed each month by a PADI IDC on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 14th September I will be back in Moalboal in the Philippines for a program at PADI 5* IDC Center "Neptune Diving Adventure' in Moalboal.

Please contact me if you have any further questions about any of my PADI IDC programs or locations.

See you there,
Camille