Monday, October 15, 2007

New IDCS and IDC prep courses started

The last 3 days I've been busy conducting a new IDCS and IDC prep course.

It's been a busy 3 days where we got to know each other a little bit better, 4 IDC candidates; Andy, Ivo, Stuart and Elliott and Naz who's participating in his IDCS course.

Naz hard at work, well, hard............. ;-)

Three days ago Naz and me started with the IDCS course. Naz completed various exams, sat through some presentations, presented by me and watched various Evaluation Video's so he got acquainted with grading classroom-, confined water- and open water presentations by IDC cnadidates.
Remember Amit from last month's IDC? I wrote a post about his IDCS course as well. Amit started a new job in his native India, at the Nicobar Islands and I got an email from him stating that he was very happy there and the diving is good!

Two days ago I started with the IDC Prep course and we completed all 5 exams, Physics, Physiology, RDP, Equipment and General Skills. Here are from left to right Andy, Stuart, Naz, Elliott and Ivo, during an explanation of exam questions.

In the afternoon during the last two days, we completed and practiced a Skill circuit consisting of 20 skills and practiced Rescue Scenario # 7 from the Rescue Diver course, "Unconscious diver at the surface".

Tomorrow the actual IDC will start. More to follow!



Anonymous said...

Seeing Ivo going through the IDC is inspirational as we went through the DMT together. Good luck to all!

Steve (the teacher)

Camille Lemmens said...

Thanks Steve.

You'll be due soon, don't you worry! ;-)

Dave said...

Good luck to you and your students!

I was asked last weekend if I wanted to consider crossing over to the dark side and doing a NAUI IDCS

Camille Lemmens said...

Ah Dave,

The Horror, the Horror.......

Just kiddin, what DID you say?

Dave said...

I said probably not at this moment. You know I only want to do something like that when I'm ready and with enough certs under my belt. At the moment, I need to certify more students and get some more experience doing that.

Camille Lemmens said...

Good answer Dave!

Hope that in due time you'll be doing your IDCS course with me again!

Phuket Scuba Club said...

Keep up the hard work Camille - enjoy reading your blog.

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Chantal,


Hope to see you back many times here.

Dave said...

I will certainly try and do that Camille! There are few better Course Directors than yourself:)

Camille Lemmens said...


You make me blush, you hansum devil, you.

Oops, different blog. Ha ha ;-)