Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking back at another successful dive year; 2013

It was once more a god year for diving and teaching PADI IDC courses. With a total of 10 programs, 49 IDC candidates, 2 IDCS courses, 73 Instructor Specialty courses and 15 EFR Instructor courses taught, it shows more students compared to last year with less programs. This gives a good average.



The year started out with my second biggest IDC to date on Koh Lanta with 10 IDC candidates. To make everything go smoothly, I had two IDCS instructors assist me. Thanks Kevin and Anand!



There were 7 programs in Thailand with 33 candidates and 3 programs on Gili Air in Indonesia with 16 candidates and unfortunately no programs this year in the Philippines. On Malapascua we also saw typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda rage over the small island but all is up and running again.

It was also a special year due the incredible and unprecedented amount of 8 'Certificates of Recognition for Excellence' received from PADI, written by my former candidates and being for the 7th consecutive year a Platinum PADI Course Director!



There were students from 4 countries that I could welcome for the first time; Spain, Seychelles, Czech Republic and Greece.

A big thanks to all the dive centers I could work with this year; PADI 5* IDC Centres 'The Dive Academy' on Koh Samui, 'Blue Planet' on Koh Lanta, 'Haad Yao Divers' on Koh Phangan and 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak as well as 'Oceans 5' on Gili Air in Indonesia and thanks to all the candidates that participated in my courses this year.

I'm looking forward to 2014 with a new addition to the team; PADI 5* IDC Centre 'Kiwidiver' on Phuket.

See you all next year.

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