Saturday, May 16, 2015

Testimonial by Andreas O from the Khao Lak April 2015 IDC

Today's I received one more testimonial by Andreas O from the Khao Lak April 2015 IDC in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.
Thanks Andi, much appreciated this testimonial and like with Andreas' testimonial yesterday, it was my pleasure having you in the room and never stop asking questions!

Testimonial by Andreas O from the Khao Lak April 2015 IDC

Andi after the PADI IE in Khao Lak on the right with PADI Examiner Brendon on the left and Andy, PADI's Regional manager stands in the middle

Hey everyone,

I am a Padi dive instructor ! 

Unbelievable but true - I am looking at my Padi instructor award and I just certified my first two Open Water students. It makes me feel incredibly happy even though it took me five (!) days to finish my first course as an instructor. Especially one student who was seriously scared at the beginning said that I have given him so much more than this certification since he almost drowned as a kid. It was an emotional course with an overwhelming happy ending.

Thanks to Camille Lemmens I have something that is much more than just a certification for me as well. I can’t wait to certify more people and to extend my carrier in the diving industry. Camille is not only preparing you to pass the IDC and IE, he tells you how to actually live and work as a part of the diving industry. He told us so many things about how to keep our students as well as ourselves safe in every concern. So many of my written notes from the IDC became of high value during the first courses I gave. 

As a person I got to know Camille as a duly responsible and still easy going, funny and flexible guy. Before and after the IDC and IE the email responses of Camille were super fast and patient at all times. The IDC as such is a hard piece of work but all of that is possible to manage with Camille’s support. He even managed to provide course materials in different languages for those understanding English not so well. Ann, our staff instructor did a fabulous job. She gave us support and helped us wherever she could. She is super enthusiastic and motivating. I hope to see her again next season to work together maybe. Once I passed the IE straight away i got job offers at our region in Khao Lak in Thailand where I was working as a Divemaster for two seasons already. I feel the difference of employ ability as an OWSI so it´s definitely worth it to become a Padi instructor. 

In total Camille exceeded my expectations and I can strongly recommend him as a person and as a Course Director. 

Thank you Camille for a great course with a successful outcome.

Andi O, Germany, IDC at Sea Dragon Dive Center in Khao Lak - Thailand, April 2015

If this peaked your interest, contact me if you want to participate in one of my upcoming PADI IDC programs, starting 10th June on Koh Samui, Thailand, followed by a program scheduled to start 9th July in Puerto Galera, Philippines and this is followed by an IDC scheduled to start 25th August on Phuket, Thailand with IDC programs being offered in both English and German.

See you there,
Camille

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