Thursday, February 28, 2013
At last, after days of very hard work during the recent PADI IDC on Gili Air, lots of nerve wrecking waiting and moments of action and spotlights, this morning all 3 candidates came to the end of a road, the PADI IE was completed. New doors will open soon and they can start working as PADI instructors all over the world, if they wish so!
Ignatios, Matthew and Janneke in happy mode
Congratulations to the three of you, I'm proud of and happy for you!
It's now time for you, my reader, to start thinking about a PADI IDC and be able to work all over the world and call the ocean your office! My next PADI IDC starts 7th April in Khao Lak, Thailand followed by 21st April on Gili Air in Indonesia again, 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand and 20th may in Dauin in the Philippines.
See you there.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Before in one location, Gili Air in Indonesia the PADI IE is even completed (an update tomorrow, the last day of that IE) I already started a new PADI IDC on Koh Phangan today with 5 candidates, Myra from the Netherlands, Von and Allie from the USA, Thorsten from Germany and Tim from Belgium. As international as you can get again!
Left to right; Myra, Von, Thorsten, Tim and Allie during their prep course theory exams
Myra is 8 months pregnant and therefor she will only participate in classroom IDC happenings and complete all of her in water presentations after she gave birth to her baby.
In the meantime, stay tuned in here for more updates on this IDC!
If you're interested in joining one of my PADI IDC programs, you can do so 7th April in Khao Lak in Thailand, 21st April on Gili Air in Indonesia, 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand and 20th May in Dauin in the Philippines.
See you there!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We're already at the back end of day 5 of this PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia and we only have 4 more days to go and the half way mark is well passed it's due date!
The group is strong and we're having fun along the way as well!
Getting ready for the giant stride
The candidates are working hard on all aspects from an IDC; Knowledge Development, confined water skill circuits and presentations, open water presentations, curriculum presentations by me, rescue scenario # 7, an 800 meter snorkel swim and plenty of workshops throughout each day! It's never boring when you're having fun!!
John and Iggy during the alternate air source drill
We have lots of rain during the IDC but the water temperature in the pool is still very nice and the classroom cools naturally down. Just a few more days and the PADI IE will be knocking on their door, this time on Gili Trawangan, starting 26th February!
5 point ascent by Janneke and Matthew
If you're interested in participating in one of my IDC programs, contact me and hurry, since the next program starts 27th February on Koh Phangan in Thailand or 14th March on Malapascua in the Philippines, 7th April in Khao Lak in Thailand and back on Gili Air in Indonesia 21st April.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
It's time to Rock & Roll again with the start of the second PADI IDC of 2013. This one is located on Gili Air in Indonesia and started today with Janneke from the Netherlands, Matt from the UK, John from South Africa and Iggy from Greece!
Theory exams time
It's a nice group on a rainy island and I'm looking forward to the rest of the course!
Come and join me for your own PADI IDC in one of my next programs, starting 27th February on Koh Phangan in Thailand, 14th March on Malapascua in the Philippines and 7th April in Khao Lak, Thailand.
Contact me for more information.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The PADI IDC scheduled to start 26th February on Koh Samui in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'The Dive Academy' has been changed to Koh Phangan in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and starts now 27th February, immediately followed by a PADI IE on 8th and 9th March on Koh Phangan.
Contact me if you want to participate or if you're interested in one of my other PADI IDC programs that are scheduled; 16th February on Gili Air in Indonesia, 14th March on Malapascua in the Philippines or 7th April in Khao Lak, Thailand.
See you there!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Chinese New Year is from 10th to 25th February 2013. It's a high season for shark fin consumption.
Please tell your friends and visit the Facebook group dedicated to shark fins!
Let's spread the word! Thanks.