It also added up that there were a few more candidates, 32 PADI IDC candidates in total and a whooping 8 PADI IDC Staff Instructor candidates. That's the highest number of PADI IDC Staff Instructors to ate, that I ever taught during one calendar year. Four of them were split over the two PADI IDC programs on Koh Phangan, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.
Looking back at the dive year 2016; Happy PADI IDC candidates after another successful PADI IE
This picture was taken in March on Koh Phangan
Throughout the year I also taught 112 PADI Specialty Instructor courses, with Nitrox or Enriched Air being the most popular specialty, followed by Emergency Oxygen Provider and Deep. There are also two new PADI Instructor specialties I'm able to teach now; Self-reliant diver and Delayed SMB.
On top of that I also taught 27 EFR Instructor and 27 EFR Care for Children courses.
It looks like the Platinum PADI Course Director rating for next is secured and with over 200 certifications under my belt this year, one more PADI Elite Instructor badge should also be in the mail soon.
Many thanks for making all this possible to my PADI IDC and IDCS candidates this year, to PADI Center 'Dive Asia on Phuket, PADI CDC Center 'All 4 Diving' on Phuket, PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' on Koh Lanta, PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' on Koh Phangan, PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak, PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' in Moalboal in the Philippines and the Hyperbaric chamber on Koh Samui.
Special thanks to Benno, Pray, Philippe, Richard, Michael and Vincent on Phuket, Gedimis and Ben on Koh Lanta, Heike on Koh Phangan, Stephan in Khao Lak, Johan and Jesper in Moalboal, Philippines and Ricky on Koh Samui.
Extra very special thanks to my wife and my children, who have to live half the year without me being home. It wouldn't be possible without you!
For my 2017 PADI IDC schedule look here and don't hesitate to contact me if you like to receive more specific information about any of my PADI IDC locations.
Welcome to the original Samui weather blog. Established in February 2007 and online every day since.
Camille is an active PADI Course Director since 2003 and is working around Thailand, among others in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta, Khao Lak and Phuket and I have also ventured out now to Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea.
I have has been living on Koh Samui since the end of 1999, am married to a local Samui woman and we have 3 children.
My hobby is running, mainly 10km races and when I have the time half marathons.