Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The PADI IDC for March 2012 on Malapascua in the Philippines has been completed

The PADI IDC for March 2012 on Malapascua in the Philippines has been completed

After 9 days of hard work, having started 6th march, the current PADI IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines with 5* IDC Center Sea Explorers has been completed.

On the boat before confined water, from left to right; Sue, Helen, me, Drew, Rui and Oliver

Rui, Helen and Oliver have worked hard and Sue and Drew helped out a lot during the course whilst staffing this PADI IDC.

DSD workshop during one of the open water dives, me on the left, Sue on the right

Besides the usual classroom presentations, exams and confined and open water presentations, we also completed plenty of workshops, of which you can see a few pictures in this update.

Sue and Drew during a 'how to use a lift bag correctly' workshop

Tomorrow it's time for the EFR Instructor course with Rui and Helen (Oliver completed his EFRI course already) and than during the 16th it's a travel day back to Cebu for the PADI IE.

Knot tying workshop; the sheet bend

It's been a fun IDC, during which I also had the opportunity to teach some Instructor specialties to St├ęphanie and that's not the end of it, tomorrow morning it's time to hit Monad Shoal in the search for thresher sharks and to complete Rui's Nitrox Instructor course and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course is also scheduled for a late start tomorrow. Busy busy!

Helen during Rescue exercise # 7; Unconscious diver at the surface

In the meantime, if you're interested in participating in one of my IDC's, the next three programs are scheduled in Thailand, beginning 19th March on Koh Samui, 8th April in Khao Lak and 22nd April on Koh Lanta. Contact me for more information in Thailand and Indonesia or for the Philippines.

Camille

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