With such a big group as in the current PADI IDC in Khao Lak, it's difficult not to have a good time and as we know, when you have a good time, time flies!
Roman and Andy during the skill circuit with an alternate air source skill
At the half way point, we've covered lots of ground during this PADI IDC in Khao Lak, classroom presentations by me and the candidates, confined water presentations and skill circuits in the pool, workshops, exams and more of the same and open water presentations are still to come!
Tom and Randy during the skill circuit with an alternate air source skill
It's a good group, we're busy but it's fun and it's good to see the confidence grow each day with all the candidates.
Look Mum, no air! says Ben.
Next week will see the PADI IE, also in Khao Lak and until then we have plenty of time to get more training in, including the EFR Instructor course.
All is good according to Lucinda
When all is said and done and the IE has been passed by all candidates, we'll hopefully be doing some diving for the Instructor specialty ratings!
Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, if you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next one and last program of this year is scheduled to start 4th December in Moalboal in the Philippines followed by the first program of 2015, scheduled to start 3rd January on Koh Lanta in Thailand which is followed by a program scheduled to start 3rd February on Phuket in Thailand.
See you there,