PADI IDC for July 2011 in Osan, ROK is in the can
Well that is, tomorrow it's actually going to be completed. This afternoon we will go on a road trip to the South Korean East coast, so we can conduct two Open Water dives tomorrow, which will officially complete the current first Western IDC
in South Korea.
Many thanks go out to Allen Rivera, who runs Aquatic Frontier
in South Korea, without whom this IDC would not have been possible.
Saturday the PADI IE
will kick off, and by Sunday afternoon all these six current PADI Divemasters should have turned into PADI Instructors! Stay tuned for updates come Sunday evening local Korean time.
Hai-Wen during her knowledge presentation
It's going to be an interesting trip, since parts of the country are flooded and there has been some serious storm problems and floods around Seoul and the West coast. I also may have only limited or no access to internet until we get back to Osan
, Sunday afternoon or early evening.
Bokhee selling a mesh bag during her Project AWARE presentation
So far it has been a fun IDC with some interesting twists and turns. The T-shirts we had made for this occasion turned out to be below the quality we expected, so they have to wait a bit. Now I've been to Korea and don't even have a T-shirt to show for!
Clyde with his weight belt during a knowledge development presentation
Jay in confined water, removing and replacing his weight belt
Luis with a Project AWARE slide
Michael during confined water
Hai-Wen had her birthday during this IDC
, which was celebrated with this nice chocolate cake
The van that is going to take us to the coast and back
It's going to be interesting tomorrow, hopefully the water will not be too cold for the Open water dives (I'm prepared with a 5mm and a 5mm shorty, gloves, a hood, gosh, it's been a while since I've been diving in cold water and we even may have planned another IDC here during February, when it's really cold!
Anyway, stay tuned, updates will be here latest come Sunday!
Labels: IDC, Osan, South Korea, Training