Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia for April 2013 is over

Yes, the PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia for April 2013 has found it's place in the history books! It's done and over with and tomorrow the exams or the PADI IE starts.

PADI IDC April 2013 Gili Air, Indonesia

From left to right; Alycia, Lucie, Ben, Marco, John, myself and Riet

All 6 candidates from this IDC, Marco, Lucie, Ben, Alycia, Riet and Selina and John from the February IDC should be ready to go in the PADI IE and pass it! Stay tuned to this channel for updates come 2nd May, the last day of the IE.

PADI IDC April 2013 Gili Air, Indonesia, Selina and Riet

Selina and Riet

Your chance to change your live around and start living your dream as a PADI dive Instructor can start as early as 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand when a PADI IDC kicks off there, followed by 20th May in Dauin in the Philippines, 12th June again on Koh Samui in Thailand and 6th July on Malapascua in the Philippines.

Contact me for more information and see you there,
Camille

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New PADI Course Director at Oceans 5 on Gili Air in Indonesia

Sander, owner of PADI 5* IDC Center 'Oceans 5' on Gili Air in Indonesia just got back yesterday from Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, where he completed his PADI CDTC course or the Course Director Training Course and returned to Gili Air as a brand new PADI Course Director.

Well done Sander and congratulations and welcome as a colleague!

Sander new PADI Course Director at Oceans 5, Gili Air, Indonesia

Sander and Camille the two PADI Course Directors at Oceans 5 on Gili Air in Indonesia

He was immediately put to work at the current PADI IDC being conducted at Oceans 5 and joined the Knowledge Development and Confined Water presentation evaluations today where he could put his refreshed knowledge to good use in a real live IDC.

Sander is already the 9th current PADI Course Director that gained experience as a PADI IDCS Instructor during Camille's IDC programs and went on to become a PADI Course Director.

Stay tuned here since there are just two more days to go and I can present you an update on the closing of this current PADI IDC on Gili Air!

Camille

Friday, April 26, 2013

PADI IDC for April 2013 on Gili Air in Indonesia is half way

The April 2013 PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Oceans 5' is already passed the half way mark, which was reached yesterday.

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, Giant stride

All lined up for a giant stride entry in deep water

John is repeating a few presentations and skills during this PADI IDC, he participated and completed the February IDC on Gili Air this year but needed to log a few more dives before he is allowed to attend a PADI IE.

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, Alternate Air Source use

Marco and Alycia during the skill circuit with the alternate air source use

A first during this PADI IDC is that Lucie is my first student originating from the Czech Republic, expanding the list of nationalities of my IDC candidates in this already very international program with candidates coming also from the Netherlands, France, Australia, Belgium, Germany and South Africa. Three continents are represented!

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, CESA

Selina during her CESA demostration

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, Hover

Ben showing off his hovering skills

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, Air depletion

Lucie during the air depletion skill in the skill circuit

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gli Air, Indonesia, Rescue exercise # 7

Riet during the Rescue exercise # 7 practice, the unresponsive diver at the surface

There are more PADI IDC options for you coming your way if you want me to be your PADI Course Director, starting 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand, 20th May in Dauin in the Philippines, 12th June on Koh Samui in Thailand again.

Camille

Monday, April 22, 2013

PADI IDC April 2013 on Gili Air in Indonesia has kicked off

The PADI IDC series of 2013 is on the road again with yesterday's start of the Gili Air April 2013 version in conjunction with 5* PADI IDC Center Oceans 5.


From left to right; John, Marco, Lucie, Alycia, Ben, Selina and Riet

It's another very international affair with candidates originating from South Africa, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Australia, France, Germany and Belgium.

There will be a few more updates on the progress of this course so stay tuned to this channel!

Your chance to turn your life around and become a PADI instructor is coming your way soon with PADI IDC's starting 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand, 20th May in Dauin in the Philippines and 12th June on Koh Samui in Thailand again.

See you there!

Camille

Thursday, April 18, 2013

10 Years PADI Course Director

Coinciding with the current CDTC training course happening in Kota Kinabulu on Sabah in Malaysia, it is exactly 10 years ago that I became a PADI Course Director at the same location. The hotels where the course is conducted has been changed but the city, KK, is still the same.

PADI CDTC, April 2003, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia, my group

My CDTC group, with Werner, Mischa, Bettina, Juergen, Marita, Martin and my good self. In this picture are also Joanne and Pascal as PADI staff

In those days the course went over 11 days and we were with a massive Koh Samui delegation, 3 people from Samui where invited and we ended all three up in the same group. My group was 'the German' group, with only Germans and Swiss in it and me as a Dutchman, since I speak fluent German. We had to give our group a name and we came up with 'Drueckerfish' or Triggerfish.

PADI CDTC, April 2003, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia, presentation

Giving a presnetation in front of my group and two PADI staff members, Henrik Nimb and Alan Jan

In this CDTC program were a few people that I still have regular contact with, first of all Marita Fassbender, fellow PADI Course Director here on Koh Samui, Mike Hayes, now a PADI Examiner who I met again during the recent Koh Phangan IE, just last month, Mark Cummins, manager at the PADI AP main office in Sydney for the IRRA, Phil O'Shea who manages the dive center at the Jumeira Hotel in Dubai where my good friend and PADI Course Director Ernst van der Poll used to work for a long period of time, Werner Streb who still lives and works in Phuket and Gabrielle Holder who is still active as a PADI Course Director in the Philippines.

PADI CDTC, April 2003, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia, Drueckerfish

Drueckerfish in the classroom

It was a fun time and a great experience. It was good to see people from all over the world gather for this course, from the USA, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Malta, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. People who worked all over the world!

PADI CDTC, April 2003, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia, koh Samui group

The Samui group, Juergen, Marita and myself during a social event

It's been a good 10 years, during which I taught so far; 102 PADI IDC's with 378 IDC candidates, 33 IDCS Instructors, 1360 PADI Instructor level specialties and some 440 EFR Instructor level certifications. Out of these 10 years I've been a Platinum PADI Course Director for 7 consecutive years, since the inauguration of this rating in the Asia Pacific region and in 2009 I received a PADI Instructor Development award.

And the story continues, tomorrow I'm off to Gili Air in Indonesia to start another PADI IDC on Sunday.

If you're interested in participating in one of my IDC's come and join me and make the ocean your office! The enxt IDC starts Sunday 21st April on Gili Air and after that I have PADI IDC's coming up left and right, 9th May on Koh Samui in Thailand, 20th May in Dauin in the Philippines and 12th June I'm back on Koh Samui in Thailand with a new program! 

See you there!

Camille

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Additional PADI IDC scheduled on Koh Phangan in August 2013

PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort Haad Yao Divers on Koh Phangan, Thailand and award winning and 7 time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens are proud to present an additional PADI IDC scheduled to start 31st July with a PADI IE scheduled on Koh Phangan 10th and 11th August.

PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort Haad Yao Divers on Koh Phangan, Thailand

PADI 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort Haad Yao Divers on Koh Phangan, Thailand

For more information on this IDC program, please contact me and I will get back to you shortly.

This program is also open for IDC Staff courses, staffing in order to get more experience or for your CDTC application and also for PADI Instructor Specialty training. 

PADI IE, March 2013, Haad Yao Divers, Koh Phangan, Thailand

PADI IE, March 2013, Haad Yao Divers, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Hope to see you in August.

Camille

Monday, April 8, 2013

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence from PADI, once more

This year starts off on a good foot with plenty of Certificates of Recognition for Excellence from my PADI IDC candidates. This already the third one this year!

Axel Catoire and Aurélie Brard, January 2013 IDC, Koh Lanta, Thailand

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence from PADI because Axel Catoire and Aurélie Brard from the January 2013 IDC on Koh Lanta in Thailand had something good to say about me. Thanks Axel and Aurélie.

this is the second Certificate from this IDC, earlier I received a Certificate from Leandro!

This is as good as a time to start your own adventure and become a PADI Instructor. My next PADI IDC starts 21st April on Gili Air in Indonesia, followed by an IDC on Koh Samui in Thailand, starting 9th May and this is followed by an IDC starting 20th May in Dauin/Dumaguete in the Philippines.
Contact me for more information on these programs.

Camille

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

PADI IDC Schedule Philippines 2013

Come and join me during one of my PADI IDC's in the Philippines this year in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center Sea Explorers on Malapascua or PADI CDC Center Sea Explorers in Dauin.


You still have 4 opportunities left, starting 20th May in Dauin/Dumaguete and in July, September and December on Malapascua.

Contact me for more information.

Camille