Thursday, May 31, 2012
Succes at the Lombok, Indonesian PADI IE in may 2012
At last, Hans who participated in the November 2011 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia with PADI 5* IDC Center Oceans 5 succeeded in the PADI IE on Gili Trawangan today.
Back in November on Gili Air
Just after the November IDC, Hans had a problem with his ear and he perforated one ear drum. Just when he was ready to participate in another IE, he perforated his other ear. He underwent surgery and at last his eardrums held again and he's able to dive again. Today he passed the PADI IE at last! Well done and congratulations Hans.
During the same IDC in November Pablo also participated and he passed his IE in January in Sydney earlier this year.
Now it's time to join me in my next IDC programs, the next one is scheduled to start on Koh Samui 19th June, followed by 5th July in Osan, South Korea and 23rd July in Dauin, Philippines.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Just to keep you busy reading, when my IDC activities are slow!
I recently stumbled over some interesting fish, in combination with another, land based animal. This makes for some interesting combinations, have a look for yourself;
How about this butterfly - sea horse?
Or this pinguin orca.........
How about a lionfish zebra
When did you last spot a crab snake?
A new definition for 'nudibranch'
Photoshop is an amazing tool and luckily, some people have too much time at hand!
Come and join me for me next PADI IDC. starting 19th June on Koh Samui in Thailand, followed by a scheduled IDC in Osan, South Korea although unfortunately it's currently not very likely that this program will happen.
The next IDC in the Philippines is about to happen though, 23rd July in Dauin, followed by what looks like a nice and busy IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia, scheduled to start 17th August with a prep course.
See you there!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
200 diver certifications in 2011
It's been quiet on the blog for a while, so it's time for an update. After the recent April IDC in Khao Lak. two successive IDC's have been cancelled, on Koh Lanta and the one that's supposed to start on Gili Air in Indonesia in three days time and it looks not too good for the South Korean IDC scheduled for July neither. The next program about to start will now be on Koh Samui in June and bookings are coming in now for other programs later this year.
The PADI certificate, stating I certified 200 divers in 2011
In the meantime, I received the above pictured certification from PADI for having certified 200 divers in 2011. Now let's see and wait if I can achieve the same this year!
If you're interested in participating in one of my IDC's, 19th June sees a Koh Samui program coming up followed by an IDC in Dauin, Philippines starting 23rd July. Looking forward seeing you there!