PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for October 2016 kicked off
The PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for October 2016 kicked off and this time around it's a bit of a different situation that I find myself in. To make a long story short, there was only one candidate that I had from PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak, but we decided to have the regularly scheduled October - November IDC on Phuket instead of conducting the IDC in Khao Lak.
My long time friend and fellow Platinum PADI Course Director Richard, who just moved back to Phuket, had 15 IDC candidates, so we combined forces and we are team teaching this PADI IDC together, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'All 4 Diving' in Patong on Phuket, for which Richard works.
PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for October 2016 kicked off; Fellow Platinum PADI Course Director Richard during the orientation presentation today
It's going to be an exciting and challenging two weeks, teaching a group this size. As always, it's a very international group with candidates originating from Germany, Australia, the UK, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, India, Brunei, Finland and France.
Today was a day with classroom presentations by Richard and me only, but tomorrow they candidates will have their first say, with their own first classroom presentation. Complemented by more presentations by me and Richard, before we will hit the confined water the day after tomorrow.
It seems like a nice group and I'm looking forward t the next couple of days, seeing and witnessing how the candidates will progress and have different, individual gradients in their learning curves.
If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunities will be on Phuket, Thailand on 23rd November and 10th January 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and on 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Haad Yao Divers' and 26th January 2017 on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Blue Planet Divers'.
See you there,