Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia is at the half way mark

Before you know you're already halfway though the course. Today we reached that mark. We have a great group and we got lots of work already out of the way during this PADI IDC


Manon showing us her her air depletion skills

Classroom presentations by staff and candidates, skill circuits, rescue exercise # 7, confined water presentations, various workshops have been done already and open water and more workshops and presentations are coming up. It's action packed!


Rose and Manon showing off their alternate air source skills

The new air conditioned is brill! we're nicely cooled down when in the meantime the sun is sweltering outside. We also have a baruga net to the classroom so you can relax there during the breaks.


Anton


Ian is incognito, as this picture proofs


Allen is staffing away in the pool and recording some skills on his Go Pro camera. I will see Allen again in July, when we start an IDC in South Korea.


Diver, diver, drop your bcd and inflate your weight belt. Rescue exercise # 7 in full swing

Stay tuned for more updates on this IDC. If you're ready to start fulfilling your dream and become a PADI Instructor, my next IDC program starts 13th March in Phuket, Thailand, followed by a program scheduled to start 8th April on Koh Phangan in Thailand, which is followed by an IDC scheduled to start 2nd May on Gili Air in Indonesia and this is followed by an IDC scheduled start 26th May in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there!

Camille

Sunday, February 23, 2014

PADI IDC in Osan, Republic of South Korea is coming up in July-August 2014

Come 25th July I will conduct a PADI IDC in Osan, South Korea again, followed by a PADI IE on 4th and 5th August 2014. It will in conjunction with Allen from Aquatic Frontier. It's really good to back to Korea for an IDC, it's already 3 years ago since when we had our first Western PADI IDC and PADI IE in South Korea.

Camille and Allen

Camille and Allen in February 2014

If you're interested in participating in this PADI IDC in Osan, contact me for more information.

Camille

Saturday, February 22, 2014

8th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating for Camille

Yesterday I received an email from PADI, confirming that I reached the Platinum PADI Course Director rating for the 8th consecutive time in a row, making me one of the very few PADI Course Directors in the whole wide world who have received this rating non stop since it's inauguration and one of 66 that received the rating this year.

8 time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens

Here's part of the email;

Dear Course Director,

Congratulations!  Based on your Instructor Development productivity in 2013, you’ve achieved the Platinum Course Director level for 2014. By doing so you've become one of 66 Course Directors worldwide to earn this level of recognition in the Frequent Trainer Program.

This made me very happy and if you're thinking of becoming a PADI instructor, you're at the right place with my next couple of PADI IDC's starting 13th March on Phuket, Thailand or 8th April on Koh Phangang also in Thailand or 3rd May on Gili Air in Indonesia or 26th May in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there, 

Camille


Friday, February 21, 2014

PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia for February 2014 has kicked off

It's showtime again and my 3rd PADI IDC of this year has kicked off. I'm back on Gili Air in Indonesia, where I also conducted the previous IDC this year, which was rudely interrupted by me becoming ill and Sander, fellow PADI Course Director and owner of PADI 5* IDC Center 'Oceans 5' on Gili Air, had to take over for a few days. 'Oceans 5' is the only dive center on the Gili islands where two PADI Course Directors are active!


Me in front of the class giving an introduction to the IDC

As part of my recovery process, I had to cancel the Khao Lak IDC scheduled in February, but now I'm all good to go again and ready for action and am looking forward to the remainder of this IDC. It seems like a nice group and we're teaching this IDC in a brand new, air conditioned and dedicated IDC classroom! Let the games begin.


Sweating it out over the exams; from left to right, Manon, Rose, Ian and Anton
Tomorrow Allen will arrive who will staff this IDC and in a few days Arash from the January IDC will join us again

It's an international IDC, as is almost no exception with my programs, with candidates originating from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia, Greece, Iran and staff from the USA.


Come and participate in one of my IDC's and find out what these abbreviations mean!

Stay tuned for more updates on this current PADI IDC and if you have the urge to become an instructor and live your dream, my next IDC is scheduled to start 13th March on Phuket in Thailand, followed by an IDC which is scheduled to start 8th April on Koh Phangan in Thailand, followed by another IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia, which is scheduled to start 3rd May and this is followed by my first IDC scheduled in Moalboal in the Philippines which is scheduled to start 26th May.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, February 3, 2014

PADI IE on Bali, Indonesia was very successful

Indeed, the PADI IE on Bali in Indonesia was very successful for our two candidates from the January PADI IDC on Gili Air in Indonesia.
Lilian from the Netherlands and Martin from Norway both passed all 4 parts of the PADI IE and are now PADI Instructors. Well done.
Part of the honor goes to Sander, owner and fellow PADI Course Director, since he took over teaching this January IDC on Gili Air, since I became sick. He's now also out with them on Bali, diving for the specialty instructor ratings.

PADI IE Bali, Indonesia, January 2014

PADI IE Bali, Indonesia, 31st January to 2nd February 2014 from left to right; Camille, Lilian (OWSI), Sander (PADI Course Director and sitting is Martin (OWSI)

If you want to become a PADI Instructor, join me in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs, the next one is scheduled to start 21st February on Gili Air in Indonesia, followed by an IDC scheduled to start 12th March on Phuket in Thailand, an IDC scheduled to start 8th April on Koh Phangan in Thailand and back to Gili Air in Indonesia for an IDC which is scheduled to start 3rd May 2014.

Hope to see you there!

Camille