Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PADI IE on Gili Air in Indonesia for August 2014 was very successful

The two nerve wrecking days are over, all 5 IDC candidates of the August 2014 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia passed all parts of their exam and they are now the newest PADI Instructors on the block or rather island! Great job guys and now it's off, living the dream!

PADI IE August 2014, Gili Air, Indonesia

PADI IDC and IE class of August 2014 on Gili Air in Indonesia, from left to right; Fareez, Tom, Camille, Yuda, Sean, Floske and Marc, the PADI Examiner
Sammul and Pakling who staffed had to leave this morning

If you're wanting to become a PADI Instructor, contact me for more information on my up and coming PADI IDC programs, starting with 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines, 30th September on Koh Samui in Thailand and 25th October I'm back on Gili Air in Indonesia.

Camille

Monday, August 25, 2014

PADI IDC for August 2014 on Gili Air in Indonesia has been completed

Today the last bits and pieces of the August 2014 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia will be completed. The 800 meter swim will be on the schedule as last part to be completed. Tomorrow it's already showtime and the PADI IE will start.
It was fun and all candidates did well but there was also hard work and long hours involved. Over the next two days we will see how this will pay off! Stay tuned for more updates!

PADI IDC August 2014 Gili Air, Indonesia

On our way to Open Water, from left to right; Yuda, Fareez, Camille, Sean (in front), Tom, Pakling (IDCS) and Floske. Sammul (IDCS) took the picture

My next PADI IDC's are coming up hard and fast, with a program scheduled to start 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines, followed by 30th September on Koh Samui in Thailand and this is followed by 25th October on Gili Air in Indonesia again.

Camille

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PADI IDC for August 2014 on Gili Air in Indonesia is half way

The current PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia is already at the half way mark! Loads of hard work, presentations, deliveries, workshops and long but fun and interesting hours in the classroom and the pool are already behind us!

PADI IDC August 2014, Gili Air, Indonesia

Before the first Confined water presentation, from left to right; Sean, PakLing (IDCS), Sammul (IDCS), Yuda, Camille, Fareez, Floske and Tom

If you are interested in participating in a PADI IDC and becoming a PADI Instructor, my next IDC programs start 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines, 30th September on Koh Samui in Thailand and 25th October we're back on Gili Air in Indonesia again.

Camille

Sunday, August 17, 2014

38th Parallel dive certificate

And here it is; the official proof of my dive North of the 38th parallel in South Korea! Larry, the owner of 38th Parallel dive club send me this certificate, which was my 1997th dive.

It was a very interesting experience and thanks to Larry, George and Michael for joining me on this adventure! As it says on the 38th Parallel website, not many divers can say that they completed this dive.

Camille

Saturday, August 16, 2014

PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia has kicked off

Just 'cold' out of the cold waters of South Korea and the IDC there and a new PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia already kicked off this morning.We have 5 candidates; Fareez, Tom, Sean, Flo and Yuda from respectively Singapore, USA, UK, the Netherlands and Indonesia. A very international mix with staff from Singapore and some help from fellow PADI Course Director and owner of PADI CDC Center 'Oceans 5' Sander Buis.

PADI IDC, prep exams in progress, Gili Air, Indonesia, August 2014

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, August 2014, prep exams in progress

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.

In the meantime, if becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor is something that you want to do, there are a few opportunities left this year, starting with my next IDC on 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines, followed by 30 September on Koh Samui in Thailand and 16th October again on Gili Air in Indonesia

Camille

Friday, August 15, 2014

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Oya Uçar

Directly on the heels from yesterday's post of my 6th Certificate of Recognition for Excellence this year, by Ezra Ratuliu, here's the next one, fresh of the press; my 7th Certificate of Recognition for Excellence from PADI this year, this one is written by Oya Uçar, who just like Ezra, participated in the May 2014 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia. Thanks Oya and all other IDC students so far this year!

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Oya Uçar

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Oya Uçar

Tomorrow I start another PADI IDC program on Gili Air in Indonesia, since that may be a tad little bit fast to attend, other options arise soon enough! For starters how about 14th September 2014 in Moalboal in the Philippines, followed by 31st September on Koh Samui in Thailand and 25th October back on Gili Air in Indonesia.

See you there and please contact me if you have any questions.

Camille

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Ezra Ratuliu

After my return from the recent and second ever Western English PADI IDC in South Korea, I found a nice surprise at home, two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence from PADI were waiting for me. This one is by Ezra Ratuliu, who participated in the May 2014 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia. This is already the sixth Certificate that I receive this year from my students! Much appreciated Ezra and everybody else who wrote a testimonial about their IDC experience with me.

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Ezra Ratuliu

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence by Ezra Ratuliu

Is it time for you to change your life and become a PADI Instructor? My next IDC starts 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines, followed by 31st September on Koh Samui in Thailand and 25th October back on Gili Air in Indonesia.

Camille

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gas Blender Instructor course in South Korea

It has been a while since I taught one of these courses, but last week Larry and George participated in and passed the DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course! In Namae-ri in South Korea they filled Enriched Air tanks before one of our Deep dives, the last day of the Instructor Specialty training and it was a nice setup at the filling station.

DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course

Larry and George filling up Enriched Air tanks before our dives in Namae-ri, South Korea

Job well done guys, another certification to show for and this may well be a very interesting one that hopefully will come in handy and useful in your diving future.

Camille