Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For the first time ever, this coming Wednesday 2nd July at 7.30pm or 19.30 'Shark Guardian' will hold a presentation at the Imperial Boathouse in Choengmon. Presenters will be Brendon Sing and Elizabeth Ward-Sing.
It's free entrance and the presentations are very interesting and deal with the current, worldwide situation of sharks.
Shark Guardian has held shark presentations for school children and dive professionals alike and everything in-between in among other; Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates, just to name a few countries.
Hope to see you there, this coming Wednesday.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Two days full of nerves aka the PADI IE, are finally finished, done and over with and we have 3 new PADI Instructors on the block from the recent PADI IDC on Koh Samui. Well done and congratulations to Dee, John and John.
From left to right; John, John (kneeling), Brendon (PADI Examiner), Dee and Camille
If the speedboat can go out, we will be doing some Instructor Specialty training at Sail Rock, to which we're looking forward to.
First we celebrate tonight though!
Come and join me for one of my next PADI IDC's, starting 1st July on Phuket, Thailand, followed by 26th July in Osan, South Korea, 16th August on Gili Air, Indonesia and 14th September in Moalboal, Philippines.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Yesterday we completed the EFR Instructor course on Koh Samui with the candidates of the current June 2014 PADI IDC.
From left to right; John, Camille, Dee and John
We did some classroom work, an exam and some hand on practice with skills. During the last bit we had quite some fun as well. We were glad it was all over though and everybody was looking forward to the start of the PADI IE, which kicked off this morning.
Friday, June 20, 2014
After 10 intense but also fun days, the current PADI IDC on Koh Samui is in the can. Today we finished the last bits and pieces of the course and since there's no rest for the wicked, as they say, tomorrow will see the start of the PADI IE here on Koh Samui.
From left to right; John, Camille, John and Dee
Stay tuned for updates on their performance over the weekend. There's going to be a lot of blood, sweat and hopefully no tears!
You can join one of my PADI IDC courses and EFR Instructor courses, the next opportunity is 1st July on Phuket, Thailand, followed by 26th july in Osan, South Korea and this is followed by 16th August on Gili Air in Indonesia.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time flies by with action packed and busy days during the current PADI IDC on Koh Samui. Before you realise it, you're already passed the half way mark.
Air depletion skill by Dee
We're fully immersed in confined water skill circuits, confined water presentations, class room presentations by students and by me, workshops all over the place, rescue exercise # 7 practice, good lunches, healthy and interesting discussions and on top of that, open water presentations are still to come, with even more workshops.
John showing off his hovering skills
John explaining the good old RDP table
Stay tuned for more updates and if you're interested in one my PADI IDC programs, the next one is scheduled to start 1st July in Phuket, Thailand, followed by a program to start 26th July in Osan, South Korea and on 16th August on Gili Air in Indonesia.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
We're in the middle of the current PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand, but it's time to look forward and announce the date for the next scheduled PADI IDC in Phuket, Thailand for the 1st July in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Kiwidiver'.
PADI 5* IDC Center 'Kiwidiver' in Phuket, Thailand
We had lots of fun during the March 2014 PADI IDC in Phuket followed by a successful PADI IE in Phuket and some great diving for Instructor specialties in Phuket waters.
Come and join us, it's only two more weeks to go!
More programs are scheduled to start 26th July in Osan, South Korea, 16th August on Gili Air in Indonesia and 14th September in Moalboal in the Philippines.
See you there.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The ink on the applications forms from the Moalboal IDC has hardly dried up or we're already on the road with a brand new PADI IDC on Koh Samui in Thailand. At last a home game for me, which is a nice change!
Time for a smile during the physics exam, from left to right, John, John and Dee
Today was the first day and it seems like a nice group with two John's an one Dee! Some exams, some pool work and a classroom presentation by me are already out of the way. Stay tuned for more updates on this current PADI IDC on Koh Samui.
If you're interested in one of my future PADI IDC programs, the next programs is scheduled to start 1st july on Phuket in Thailand, followed by 26th July in Osan, South Korea and 16th August on Gili Air in Indonesia.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The next PADI IDC is scheduled to start in a few days, to be precise, 11th June we will hit that IDC road again! This time is a home game for me with the course taking place on Koh Samui.
With PADI 5* IDC Center 'The Dive Academy'
Stay tuned for more updates from this program and if this is too soon for you but you still want to become a PADI Instructor, there are more PADI IDC's scheduled, starting with 1st July on Phuket in Thailand followed by 26th July in Osan, South Korea and 16th August on Gili Air in Indonesia.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
After a day and a half of hard work, Tilo passed with flying colors the PADI IE today in Dauin, Philippines.
Left to right; Camille (PADI Course Director), McGill (PADI Examiner), Johan (PADI Master Instructor) and Tilo (PADI OWSI)
The foundation for his success was laid during the recent PADI IDC in Moalboal in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
Tilo's live has been changed and he's now a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You can do that too with my help during one of my PADI IDC's, starting 11th June on Koh Samui in Thailand, followed by 1st July on Phuket, Thailand and this is followed by 26th July in Osan, South Korea. The next program in Moalboal in the Philippines is scheduled to start 14th September.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Yesterday was the day we completed the May 2014 PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines. Tilo did well during all his tasks that he had to fulfill and received some very strong scores.
CESA workshop in confined water, me with Tilo
This opened the door for him to participate in the PADI IE in Dauin, come Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow is a travel day for us to Dumaguete, where we will be staying during the duration of the PADI IE. Never say never bit I'm convinced that Tilo will do very well!
Tilo and Johan during the alternate air source skill
It was great to be here in Panagsama beach in Moalboal for the first time! It's been very relaxed and easy going and the diving is very good here! Come and check out for your self!
CESA workshop in open water, Tilo with Johan
My next PADI IDC in Moalboal is scheduled to start 15th September but if you can't wait that long, 11th June sees an IDC starting on Koh Samui, Thailand followed by 1st July on Phuket in Thailand and 26th July in Osan, South Korea.
See you there!