Saturday, January 30, 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016

Earlier this month, there was PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016. Three out of the four IDC candidates from the January 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta in Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' participated in one or more PADI Instructor level specialties.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016; Denis at Hin Daeng during his compass navigation, which is part of the PADI Deep Dive specialty and also part of his PADI Instructor training

Thomas, Kris and Denis participated all three in the PADI Enriched Specialty Instructor training, only Gilles passed on this one because he's not yet a PADI Enriched Air diver. Being certified at Enriched air diver level is a prerequisite for becoming a PADI Enriched Air Instructor.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016; Denis at Hin Daeng during his timed skill at depth, which is part of the PADI Deep Dive specialty and also part of his PADI Instructor training

Denis than went on to complete his Deep and Digital Underwater Photography (DUP) Instructor specialty ratings. We booked a three dive day trip to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang with a thrid dive at Koh Haa.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016; Goniobranchus geometricus Nudi at Hin Muang

Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are well known for the Manta Ray sightings and sure enough, a Manta Ray was spotted, but not by all dive groups, including Denis and me sadly missed out on the manta ray sighting. We still had two excellent dives though, one to 40 meters and one to 30 meters during which dives all the performance requirements of the deep dive and deep dive instructor level specialties were met.

Goniobranchus geometricus Nudi

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Koh Lanta in January 2016; Sea fans at Koh Haa, picture by Denis, taken during his PADI Digital Underwater Photography (DUP) Instructor specialty

At Koh Haa, Denis went on his way to complete the PADI Digital Underwater Photography (DUP) Instructor specialty and he took a few good pictures, like the one above. Well done Denis, it was a good days diving!

If your interest is peaked for participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunity is very soon, 2nd February on Phuket, Thailand, followed by 20th February and 11th April in Khao Lak, Thailand, followed by 8th March on Koh Phangan, Thailand and this is followed by another PADI IDC scheduled to start 30th March on Koh Lanta in Thailand again.

See you there,
Camille

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