Friday, September 25, 2015
Today I conducted an EFR course with Pim on Koh Samui at the local hyperbaric chamber in Bang Rak. We conducted the primary, secondary and Care for Children course. A handful indeed and it took us a morning and afternoon to get all the materials sorted and to get the skills out of the way.
Especially the exams for each segment was something Pim was not looking forward to but she managed them, despite the fact that they were in English, since unfortunately these EFR exams are not translated into the Thai language.
A very relieved Pim after completing the EFR course and meeting the course requirements
We started the day with watching videos, first for EFR training and after that for Care for Children. Since Pim now works as a nanny, she has her own nanny company with various girls working for her, she's very interested in the overall first aid concept, but specifically the Care for Children course took her interest and we covered a lot of skills and time with a Baby Annie.
All the materials and training aids used during the course
The second part of the day was the practical hands on part, with CPR training and looking into various other aspects that come along during training like a recovery position, a log roll, choking and bandaging.
This was followed by three sets of exams, which Pim did master, as explained before.
Pim giving CPR to Little Annie, our mannequin
It was great to conduct this course with Pim. I know her since over 14 years already. When I was manager of the, at the time, biggest dive center on Koh Samui, Pim was one of the Thai office staff working at the shop with me. She's now married to a Dutch guy, Richard, who completed his IDC with me. Just to show how small the world can be!
As I said already, it was great to teach Pim this course, now on to the Instructor course Pim!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Yesterday I received this 15 years PADI Membership Achievement Award in the mail from PADI. This proofs among others that I paid my yearly renewal fees duly each year! Now on to the next five years and the next certificate!
Wall certificate of the 15 years PADI Membership Achievement Award
Pin or button for the 15 years PADI Membership Achievement Award
Come and join one my next PADI IDC's, the last set of this year, beginning with 15th October on Koh Samui, Thailand, followed by 2nd November in Khao Lak, Thailand and the last program of this year is scheduled to start 22nd November in Moalboal in the Philippines.
See you there,
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Next PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand starts 15th October 2015
It's time to announce my next PADI IDC on Koh Samui, Thailand starts 15th October 2015 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Easy Divers'.
Spaces are still available, please contact me for more information.
Get your PADI IDC training with me, an experienced PADI Course Director and a receiver of the Platinum PADI Course Director rating for nine consecutive years! My emphasis is personalized training and I generally work with small groups and I conduct all parts of the IDC training myself and am available at all times during the complete IDC which allows for lots of personal and individual attention.
My programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training.
For this year I have scheduled two more PADI IDC's after the October Koh Samui IDC; 2nd November in Khao Lak, Thailand and the last program this year is scheduled to start 22nd November in Moalboal in the Philippines and this is followed by the first program of 2016, which is scheduled to start 12th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand.
See you there,