Monday, March 3, 2014

PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia for February 2014 is in the bag

The hard work is over, the February PADI IDC on Gili Air has been completed and tomorrow it's show time when the PADI IE starts.

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, confined water

Confined water presentation

We've been working hard and got everything done what needs to be done and a bit more, except for Manon, who had a cold with sinus and ear problems, she didn't complete her open water presentation yet, so we give that one last shot in a few hours and we all hope she can equalize and get down so she can complete her skills.

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, confined water workshop

Confined water lift bag workshop

We had lots of fun and we even received an unexpected visit by Paul 'Tosh' Tanner, PADI's Indonesian regional manager towards the end of the IDC.

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, open water briefing

Open water compass briefing, closely watched by Allen and Riet

Allen and Riet staffed and got valuable experience in evaluating along the way and were a great help for me. Thanks guys!

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, open water

Open water presentation

We also had plenty of workshops during the IDC, here are some pix from the lift bag and know tying workshops.

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, open water, workshop

Open water, knot tying workshop

The candidates are ready and full power and energy to tackle the next two days, they will be nerve wrecking, full of exams and evaluation, but that's a PADI IE for you but I'm confident that they will do just fine!

PADI IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia, confined water group

From left to right; Camille, Manon, Riet, Rose, Allen, Anton and Ian in the pool

Isn't it time for your PADI IDC? My next program is scheduled to start 13th March in Phuket, Thailand, followed by an IDC scheduled to start 8th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand which is followed by another IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia, scheduled to start 2nd May which in turn is followed by an IDC scheduled to start 26th May in Moalboal in the Philippines.

Camille

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