Thanks Andreas for taking the time out to write this and for making a comparison to being a drill sergeant. There's a first for everything! Good to see though that you enjoyed the experience!
Andreas after the PADI IE
on the right, with Andy (PADI Regional Manager) on the left and Brendon (PADI Examiner) in the middle
Doing my IDC with Camille of IDC Thailand in Khao Lak from March 29th to 07th of April, 2015 was an interesting experience, to say the least.
One could sense that Camille is exceptionally experienced in his domain. His teaching style combines the care of a father with the toughness, and sometimes impatience of a drill sergeant. Our course was cut by a day, adding pressure to the already compressed time schedule. Generally I felt that the course ought to have another day or two, to allow the students to reflect and at times even relax a bit. Camille’s standards are high and his marking strict, yet fair.
Camille’s job was to teach us and to ensure that each of us can live up to our potential and his expectations; and to produce properly qualified and not just average PADI instructors. I sincerely believe he succeeded in achieving this and after having spent 10 days with Camille we found ourselves fairly relaxed during the IE.
In conclusion I found the IDC with Camille to be an exciting, extremely valuable and refreshing experience. I did learn a lot and I met a bunch of great people too. And I am glad I did my IDC with Camille; a true coach.
Andreas Guttensohn, Singapore
See you there,
Labels: IDC, Kao Lak, Testimonial