Thursday, October 18, 2007

Update on the current IDC, the AI part

Tomorrow the AI (Assistant Instructor) part of the current IDC will be completed.

Up till now we have consequently been busy during this IDC. All 4 candidates have completed 2 classroom presentations and 2 confined water presentations each and they sat through a good hand full of classroom presentations presented by me. On top of that they also completed and passed a skill circuit consisting of 20 skills in confined water.

Besides an Open Water presentation, a General Standards exam and 5 dive related exams, which will be conducted tomorrow, they will be Assistant Instructors. Although, they only have one day off to enjoy their new status before they continue on with their OWSI program, so they eventually can pass the PADI IE.




Here am I in action, trying to explain something to them, during one of my 7 classroom presentations. From left to right, Elliott, Ivo, myself, Stuart and Andy.


This shows Andy during his first Knowledge Development presentation, in which, somehow he managed to relate a Jedi sword to diving!


In this picture we see Stuart in action during Rescue Exercise # 7, Unconscious Diver at the Surface, whilst he's trying to kiss a guy!This skill will be part of the IE and is practiced amongst others in the pool.



Part of a Confined Water presentation is the briefing and this sees Andy presenting his Confined Water Presentation (CFW) briefing.



Another part of the CFW presentation is a demonstration and here we can see Stuart during his demonstration of Mask removal, replacement and clearance.


Controlling your students during their skill is another part of CFW and Andy is controlling Elliott during his Partially Flooded Mask skill.



After your briefing and underwater work, it's time for a debrief and here we see Elliott and Ivo during a debrief.



As usual, we're fully enjoying our lunch breaks at World Resort, a time to relax and kick back for a moment and enjoy the lovely view over the bay and Koh Phangang in the background. On this picture from left to right; Elliott, Andy, Naz, Camille, Ivo and Stuart.

Tomorrow they'll be completing their 5 exams (Physics, Physiology, RDP, General Skills and Equipment), than lunch and after that, off to Chaweng beach for the Open Water presentation and after that, a well deserved day off!

Camille

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talk about a pressure cooker! Are the 5 subject testes and the general test on the IE much different than the DM assessments?

Steve (AKA the teacher)

Anonymous said...

Talk about a pressure cooker! Are the 5 subject tests and the general test on the IE much different than the DM assessments?

Steve (AKA the teacher)

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Steve,

The general test is only part of the IDC and IE curriculum and is not part of the DM course.

However, the 5 exams are similar to the DM exams since they cover the same topics (Physics, Physiology, RDP, General Skills and Equipment).

Getting wet feet over there?

Fred said...

Hi Camille. Looked at the pics of diver rescue in water - unconscious casualty not breaking. The way I have been taught is by doing a 'piston' grip on the chin(closing the mouth) and venting through the nose. Is this different to PADI.

As always, great to see how you are all getting on.
Fred

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Fred,

In the PADI system you have to support the neck at all times, if you hold the unconscious diver like in this picture.
Interesting that you mention this, since Stuart did initially the same thing as you mention.

There's different ways of holding the unconscious diver but in all cases, the head is supported, unless one uses a pocket mask.

Dave said...

A night and day off on the IDC. I remember a few things happening that night...

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Dave,

What happened that night files under; "Don't mention the war!"

That was a serious fun night though.

Dave said...

Classic Fawlty Towers quote there, Camille!

That was a fun night, which turned rather surreal towards the end of it.

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Dave,

Classic qoute for a classic nights out on the town.

Do you still have evidence?

That night definately files under 'Good Times'!

Dave said...

I think I might have some photos and movie files in the dark recesses of my hard drive!

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Dave,

Better keep them there! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Son 2 kissing a bloke??? where did I go wrong???
Great course Stu, hope you do well, I know you will.
Take care
Mum 2
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