Thursday, August 21, 2008

The PADI August IE has been successfully completed

The PADI August IE has been successfully completed

Today the big day ended successfully, Massi, Steve, Rob and Volker are no longer PADI Divemasters but have entered the ranks of PADI Onderwater Scuba Instructors.

Two days ago they started with the PADI IE Orientation immediately by the 5 theory exams and the General Standards exam.

An overview of the classroom used for the IE orientation. Massi gives himself and us a bit of a scare by failing his RDP exam which he however passed the next day during his remake.

The second day saw them action in the classroom and the Open Water. Another two disciplines they passed perfectly.

Tomorrow they ended the IE by passing the Confined Water, here's from left to right, a proud Course Director, Massi, Steve, Volker and Rob after their pool work, all looking very happy.

There were 25 candidates from various PADI Course Directors participating in this IE and here's a group picture.

The piece the resistance is however our group picture, from left to right, myself, Rob, Steve, Massi, Rob the PADI Examiner and Volker.

Tonight we're off for a little party and than we continue with some Instructor Specialty training.

Stay tuned.



Richard said...

Congratulations to all

Especially You Camille ;-)

Camille Lemmens said...

Thanks Richard,

It's nice to see all the hard work getting a successfull ending!

Anonymous said...

WOW. Didn't know that PADI had a new rating of Onderwater Scuba Instructor. Or was that just a spelling error ;-)

Thanks Camille - you prepared us very well for the IE! Now the 'real fun' can begin .... with some Deep, Wreck and Nitrox specialties.

Cheers - Volker

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Volker,

The scary part is, that you are now one of these Onderwater Scuba Instructors, but maybe you need to sit the IDC one more time so you understand what such a person actually can do ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good idea :-) I am in .... looking forward to our lunches (big grin :-))

Camille Lemmens said...

So will I!