Thursday, January 13, 2011

January PADI IDC on Samui is half way

January PADI IDC on Samui is half way

Today is a day off from the IDC and we all enjoy our rest, well, at least I do! The Assistant Instructor course part or over now and tomorrow we will kick off the OWSI part of this IDC. Maybe the candidates are enjoying a rainy day on Samui and/or are running around or following additional lectures on physics?

Darius telling us some things about a regulator

They all went through the first set of 'Death by Power point' and survived, kind of. Classrooms presentations by me and some by the candidates as well were on the menu.

Yukari during Rescue exercise # 7, the unconscious diver at the surface

There was also plenty of confined water quality time. Almost each day we do something in the water. Rescue exercises according the to the Rescue diver course exercise # 7 is an ever re-occurring event!

Tatsuma and Simon during an Alternate Air source drill

Besides the rescue scenario practice, plenty of confined water presentations are being conducted by the candidates, from various levels of training but mainly they need to deal with skills from the Open Water- or Rescue diver course or parts of the Adventure Dives.

Tatsuma, Yukari and Simon during a fin pivot skils

Lift bag workshop

In confined water there are also plenty of workshops, CESA-, Control-, Rescue course-, knot tying and DSD Workshops are just a few that I conduct during my IDC's.

We also went to Open Water and had a dive at Chaweng Beach, during which we integrated two skills per candidate. The picture shows from left to right; Simon, Tatsuma, Aiko (IDCS), Darius, Yukari and myself.

Stay tuned for more updates on this IDC and the up and coming PADI IE on Samui and if you want to join me in one of my future IDC's, I'm starting one on the 24th January on Malapascua in the Philippines and the next one in Thailand starts 9th February on Koh Phangan. Let me know if you would like to receive more details on these courses and or dates.

Camille

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