Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta

Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta


Today I received this great Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' on Koh Lanta.

It was a good IDC in April on Koh Lanta, Svenja and it was most certainly good to have you there as well. I'm glad to could appreciate some Dutch humor! I know how much you miss Koh Lanta and diving in these parts of the world, but you have an awesome job as well and I respect very much your working knowledge and experience. It's something to be proud of!
Let me tell you that I'm already looking forward meeting again, the sooner the better!

Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta

Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta; Svenja at the end of the PADI IE with PADI Examiner Rob Scammell

Here is the actual Testimonial by Svenja of the April 2016 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta;

I recently completed the instructor course at Blue Planet Divers on Koh Lanta. Camille Lemmens did a great job in preparing us for the IE. The IDC was very focused on the exam, yet he always found time to tell us more how to actually live and work as a part of the diving industry. Safety is key for Camille, and he constantly stressed the importance of adhering to the PADI standards, as well as giving us advice for our future teaching, and describing real life problems and solutions. During and after the IDC and IE Camille was very approachable, he responded to messages at all (reasonable) times. He also took care to provide the teaching material in different languages, and to help students like me who don’t speak English as first language.  While teaching the pool lessons Camille's standards were high and his marking was strict, yet fair, which prepared us well for the exam. 

But the truly remarkable thing about Camille is his strong sense of humor. All the important information about standards, safety, and exams can be awfully boring and tedious, but he managed to create a fun and relaxed learning environment. He is passionate about teaching, picks up every student where they are, and helps them overcoming their particular difficulties in a determined, but very kind way. I learn best when someone makes me laugh and keeps me thinking at the same time, and in Camille I found the perfect teacher for my IDC. 

Thanks once more Svenja and I hope it inspires potential IDC candidates to contact me and ask for more information about my PADI IDC programs. The next scheduled programs are ready to start 7th and 29th June on Phuket, Thailand and 14th July in Moalboal in the Philippines.

See you there,
Camille

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