Friday, December 25, 2015

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines


PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

Earlier this month, we completed PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach, near Moalboal.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

Me, Mattias, Kristian and Thomas after the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor training

All three candidates, Mattias, Kristian and Thomas, from the November 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines participated in the same training and all three walked away with 7 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings after the PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines was completed. 

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

A very big sponge crab, spotted during the night dive instructor specialty training

We completed the Night dive-, Deep dive-, Digital Underwater Photography-, Nitrox or Enriched Air-, Underwater Naturalist-, Underwater Navigation-, and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Specialty training over a couple of relaxed days of diving.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

 In the shallows, eggs of a Spanish dancer

What helps is that the dive sites around Panagsama beach are not far away, the furthest away dive site is just 20 to 25 minutes away by boat, including Pescador island. where we did one of the deep dives, surrounded by fantastic coral and fish.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

Underwater Navigation training on land, learning how to handle the compass correctly

We also dived extensively on the house reef as part of the PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines, which hosts a sardine ball, with a couple of 100.000 sardines moving all at the same time in the same direction, a very impressive sight. Not to mention that on almost every dive you can spot green turtles as well and if you're really lucky, you may spot a thresher shark.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines

A small part of the sardine ball on the house reef

A ball was had by all during the PADI Specialty Instructor training in Moalboal, Philippines and now all three of them are busy teaching in Moalboal, and picking up their share of PADI certifications.

If you're interested in a PADI IDC with me, Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, your next options are 12th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand with the first PADI IDC of 2016, followed by 2nd February on Phuket, Thailand, followed by 20th February in Khao Lak, Thailand and this is followed by another program scheduled to start 10th March in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

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