Saturday, January 11, 2014

A trip down memory lane on Koh Lanta

During the current PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, I kept bumping into former IDC candidates, which is a nice experience.

Jackie from the Malapascua IDC January 2011

Jackie from the Malapascua IDC January 2011 in the Philippines

The first one to meet was Jackie, who participated in my first ever PADI IDC on Malapascua. Via Facebook we found out that we both would be on Koh Lanta during the same time frame. That's extra special, considering that Jackie lives in South Korea! We had dinner together and it was good to catch up.

David and Hugues

David on the left from the Gili Air, Indonesia October 2012 IDC and on the right Hugues from the Khao Lak, Thailand April 2012 IDC

At PADI 5* IDC Center Blue Planet Divers here on Koh Lanta, where I conduct the current PADI IDC, two instructors did their IDC with me last year, Hugues in Khao Lak and David on Gili Air in Indonesia.

David from the October 2013 IDC on Gili Air, Indonesia


On the third day on the island, on my to the classroom, I saw a familiar face and sure enough, it turns out to be David from the October 2013 IDC on Gili Air! He's now working on Koh Lanta and I saw him already a few times since.

Anand, staffed during the January 2013 IDC on Koh Lanta

Anand, staffed during the January 2013 IDC on Koh Lanta

So far the last person to meet, was Anand, who staffed last years IDC in January on Koh Lanta. We had dinner and once more, it was good to catch up. Anand owns a dive center and they are running an IDC simultaneously with ours. 

It's good to bump into all these former IDC candidates, as Jackie would say; 'it's a small world' and it's oh so true!

Camille

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