Monday, November 26, 2012

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

Today everybody was in such a good mood when we got back on land after the second open water dive during this PADI IDC, it had to be that the IDC was over! Or maybe a few had some real good scored and scored 5 out of 5!
Either way, a sight of relief was heard around the island. Well done you all, it's done and dusted! This IDC can now officially be put in the archives.

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, group picture

Class of November 2012, left to right; Romain, Tiago, Johan (PADI Master Instructor), Camille (PAFI Course Director), Agnes, Oskar, Franzi, Lydia, Hakan and Tabea

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, knowledge development at work

At work during knowledge development, coffee is missing!

A lot of hard work has been put into IDC by the candidates and it did cost a few bits of sweat (for real) and tears (figuratively speaking) for them. It seems that it's paying off though.

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, knowledge development

Franzi during her classroom presentation about Project Aware

Considering the size of the group, we worked well and efficiently and it all came together towards the end of the course. They are most certainly ready for the PADI IE starting 29th November here on Malapascua in the Philippines. Come Sunday afternoon, 2nd December, we should have 8 new PADI instructors on the island

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, confined water

Romain keeping it on the hush hush during confined water

Tomorrow we will complete the EFR Instructor course followed by a real day off before the IE starts! 

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, open water

Hakan and the two half hitches

This is a good moment to thank all 8 candidates for the good times and fun we had and thanks to Johan who staffed this IDC and who did a great job helping out and making it run in a timely fashion.

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, open water, knot tying

Bowline alley

It will be interesting to keep following all of them and see where they end up working. Plenty of plans have been made and a first start of a good network is in place with so many candidates during this program.

PADI IDC Malapascua, November 2012, the Course Director

The boss in action

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC with PADI CDC Center Sea Explorers in the Philippines, please contact me for more information on our programs. The 2013 Philippines IDC schedule for Sea Explorers and me can be found here.
We kick off 27th January followed by 14th March, both on Malapascua. We will have a total of 6 programs next year, so; See you next year!

Camille

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