Saturday, October 29, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket for October reaches the half way mark

PADI IDC on Phuket for October reaches the half way mark


The PADI IDC on Phuket for October reaches the half way mark in conjunction and we're smoking! We covered many aspects of the IDC curriculum already including confined water dives and presentations, classroom presentation by the students and Course Directors, confined water work shops and some exams.

PADI IDC on Phuket for October reaches the half way mark

PADI IDC on Phuket for October reaches the half way mark; Group picture in the pool, Cameron, Ken, Almond, Aloknath, Bruce, Mel, Jordan, Gob, Sarina, Andy, Alex, Sonja and Jasmine plus Richard and me

There's a lot more still coming up, workshops in confined and open water, presentations in the classroom, confined and open water, more exams and not to forget the 800 meters snorkel swim. The group is gelling nicely and things start to click on many levels.
Stay tuned for updates on this current PADI IDC with the PADI IE on Phuket in Thailand lurking around the shoulder come 5th and 6th November.

If this peaks your interest in participating in a PADI IDC program with me, join me for the the up and coming courses scheduled to start 23rd November on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and this is followed by 10th January 2017 back on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and from here we move on to Koh Lanta, Thailand on 26th January in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

If you like to receive more detailed information on any of the PADI IDC's I offer at any of these locations, please don't hesitate to contact me.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, October 28, 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd November

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd November


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd November in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket at their Kata Big Rock scuba training facilities, with a 16 x 18 meter pool and classrooms on site. There's also a restaurant at site, where we will have our lunches and we can offer accommodation at the premises.

For this PADI IDC program I will actually start a day early, on 22nd November to start a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd November

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 23rd November

There are still places available, so if you're interested in being taught in small groups and receive lots of personal attention from a very experienced, ten time Platinum PADI Course Director, this is the place to be. After successfully completing this PADI IDC program and the PADI IE, you will be in teaching status well before Christmas and can enjoy the high season in Thailand or South East Asia as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Other PADI IDC or PADI IDC Staff Instructor course that you can join me for are scheduled to start 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Haad Yao Divers', 10th January 2017 back on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 26th January  on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

If you like to receive more detailed information on any of these programs, please don't hesitate to contact me.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for October 2016 kicked off

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

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,
Camille

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016


It's time to check out the PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

There were a whole bunch of PADI Instructor level specialties on the line and all three candidates joined the various training parts.

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016; Tahamtan with Tommy during the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor training, getting familiar with the Emergency Oxygen equipment at the Kata Big Rock IDC training center of Dive Asia

All three, Tommy, Tahamtan and Oskari became PADI Enriched Air Instructors, after Tommy and Oskari first completed their Enriched Air diver level certification.

Only Tommy had signed up for the MSDT Prep package, that includes five PADI Instructor level specialties, plus the PADI Enriched Air Instructor rating.

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016; Tommy in action at Bida Noi during the PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty dive, learning how to set up and how to reel in a reel, and how to make the best use and get the most mileage out of it when teaching this course

Tahamtan decided to join the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course and Oskari joined Tommy and me on a day out on the boat for two dives of the PADI Deep Diver Instructor course.

The day after the very successful PADI IE in October on Phuket, the candidates had a sleep in during the morning but the afternoon was used to prepare for the next days on the boat and for the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course.

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016; Oskari showing the effect of pressure underwater and how it compresses a plastic water bottle, with Tommy looking on in the background during the second dive of the PADI Deep Dive Instructor specialty at Racha Yai

The two days diving with Tommy were good. In one day we had three dives and we had good visibility, considering the circumstances and the time of the year with all the rain we experienced during the September - October 2016 PADI IDC. We dived at Anemone Reef, which was for me the first time since 18 years, after I completed my PADI Divemaster course on Koh Phi Phi, way back in 1998, and we also visited Bida Noi and Koh Doc Mai.

Oskari also joined us for one day and we had two great deep dives at Racha Yai, during which we went to 39 meters on one dive. We saw lots of fish and a couple of nudi branches, all in all a great days diving!

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016

PADI Instructor Specialty Training on Phuket, Thailand October 2016; Tommy being very happy that he could complete the timed task at Racha Yai during the PADI Deep Dive Instructor specialty

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, PADI Instructor specialty training or the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, join me for the next up and coming programs; on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' I will conduct my last PADI IDC of the year there starting 25th November and the first program of 2017 there is scheduled to start 10th January.

In between I will also conduct a PADI IDC program on Koh Phangan in Thailand which is scheduled to start 9th December.

Please contact me for more specific information on any of these locations or programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Testimonial by Tommy of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Tommy of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Today I received one more, a Testimonial by Tommy of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket.

Although Tommy hadn't been diving on a recreational level since almost five years and he was a bit uncomfortable about his skills and knowledge, all the qualms he had he could immediately put aside, since he was spot on, on picking up where he left off five years ago. Well motivated, eager to learn , precise and conscious and fun to be around with, Tommy will make a great PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Unfortunately he had to return to Sweden pretty much directly after completing his PADI IE and the PADI Instructor specialty training with me, due to family reasons. He will be back out again and each PADI dive center may want to take the opportunity to give him a shot!

It's a small world and we will meet again, I'm already looking forward to it!

Testimonial by Tommy of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Tommy of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Tommy and the PADI Examiner Brendon Sing at the end of the recent PADI IE on Phuket, held on 8th and 9th October. Tommy passed with flying colors on all four parts of the PADI IE. Well don Tommy and congratulations.

Thanks for taking the time to write this testimonial Tommy, it's much appreciated. Please check below to find the actual testimonial, written by Tommy;

My name is Tommy and I choosed to travel all the way from Sweden to do my IDC with Camille and after our first day I never had any doubt about making the right call.
The structure of his course made us take it step by step in a way that made all things come natural and by explaining the things that we needed to improve and especially How to improve it we overcame it in an easy, fun and relaxed manner.
Camille with his experience as both an instructor and a CD knows what he is doing so the candidates in his IDC is in good hands because Camille ' just want you to pass the IE, he wants you to be a great Instructor after the IE.
We had a great IDC together and i will remember the time with Camille, Nikoo, Tahamtan and Oskari with joy, Thank you!

And in Swedish:
Jag heter Tommy och jag valde att åka hela vägen från Sverige för att göra min IDC med Camille och redan efter första dagen så förstod jag att jag hade tagit rätt beslut.
Uppläggningen av kursen gjorde att vi tog saker en sak i taget vilket gjorde allting väldigt naturligt och genom att förklara vad vi behöver förbättra och speciellt Hur vi skulle gå tillväga för att förbättra det, så gjorde han det enkelt på ett roligt och avslappnat sätt.
Med sin erfarenhet som både instruktör och CD så vet Camille vad han håller på med så deltagarna i hans IDC är i bra händer för han ville inte bara att du ska klara din IE, han vill att du ska vara en bra instruktör efter din IE.
Vi hade en fantastisk IDC ihop och jag kommer att minnas tiden me Camille, Nikoo, Tahamtan och Oskari med glädje, Tack!

Check this link to find more testimonials about my PADI IDC programs, all written by former PADI IDC candidates and IDC Staff Instructors.

If you are interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs and work in small groups with lots of personal attention, the following programs are coming up on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'; 25th October followed by the last program of 2016 on Phuket on 23rd November and this is followed by the first program on Phuket for the next year, which is scheduled to start 10th January 2017.

On 9th December I will be conducting what seems to be the very last PADI IDC program in all of South East Asia for 2016 on Koh Phangan in Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' on Koh Phangan.

For more specific information on my PADI IDC programs, please don't hesitate to contact me, I will get back to you within 24 hours at most, but probably a lot faster.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Testimonial by Oskari of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Oskari of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Today I received this Testimonial by Oskari of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand. This PADI IDC program was taught in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Oskari is from Finland and I was very, very happy to have him on this PADI IDC Program, we had fun without letting the importance of the occasion getting out of sight. He will be working on Raya Yai, an island not too far away from Chalong harbor on Phuket, about one hour by boat, and he will stay all season on this island, working for a Finnish dive company, so I hope to bump, swim or dive into him around the Ray Yai shores this coming high season.

Testimonial by Oskari of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Oskari of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Oskari with PADI Examiner Brendon after he successfully completed the PADI IE on 9th October 

Find Oskari's testimonial here, below this text and thanks for taking the time to write this testimonial, Oskari, much appreciated;

Hello my name is Oskari and I come from Finland. I had couple of choises where I wan`t to do my IDC and I decided to do it by english, after all I`m more than happy with that I chose Camille to be my CD. Course had fast tempo and every problem we had was very (very) well explained by Camille. And after all we had really fun time together during course, so thanks for Camille, Nikoo, Tommy and Tahamtan!

Terve olen Oskari Suomesta, valitsin muutamasta potentiaalisesta vaihtoehdosta englannin kielisen IDC:n, ja olen erittäin tyytyväinen, että tein sen Camillen kanssa. Kurssi oli nopea tempoinen, ja ongelma tilanteissa Camille esitti asiat erittäin selkeästi, vaikka epäilin omaa englannin kielen taitoani en kokekenut mitään ongelmaa sen kanssa kurssin aikana. Meillä oli erittäin hauska kurssi. Kiitos Camille, Nikoo, Tommy ja Tahamtan!

You can read more testimonials by former PADI IDC candidates by clicking on this link.

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC program with me or take your MSDT prep course or become a PADI IDCS Instructor, the next opportunities will be on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on 25th October and and 23rd November and on 9th December I have scheduled the last PADI IDC of this year in all of Thailand on Koh Phangan in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me for detailed information on the PADI IDC and related courses.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, October 16, 2016

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016


In just a few days apart I taught EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016.

First off I conducted an Emergency First Response Instructor course on Phuket, directly after we completed the September - October PADI IDC on Phuket and this was on 6th October. This course was only with Tommy and Oskari because Tahamtan already had completed the EFR Instructor course before he joined the Phuket IDC.

We covered all the theory, including the required presentations by me and the knowledge reviews and exams and had some good fun during the hands on part with skill and scenario practice, covering the Primary and Secondary Care-, AED (Automated External Defibrillation)- and Care for Children courses.

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016; Phuket from left to right; Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer), Tommy and Oskari

A day after I returned back home on Koh Samui, I taught an EFR Instructor refresher course to Richard, who originally participated in the July 2008 EFR Instructor course with me. Since a few years he let his EFR membership lapse and now he needed to refresh his membership again for a new job he has taken on in the Maldives. We went through a shortened part of the knowledge part and had a more extensive look than required look at all the skills and topped it off with a tour at the local hyperbaric chamber on Koh Samui, where we conducted the EFR Instructor refresher course upstairs at the classroom there, once more covering the covering the Primary and Secondary Care-, AED (Automated External Defibrillation)- and Care for Children courses.

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016

EFR Instructor courses on Phuket and Koh Samui in October 2016; Koh Samui, Richard on the left and Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer) on the right of the picture

The EFR Instructor courses are integrated in my PADI IDC programs and the next opportunity for participating in a PADI IDC or EFR Instructor course with me will be on Phuket, Thailand on 25th October and 23rd November and on Koh Phangan, Thailand on 9th December during the last PADI IDC program in all of Thailand.

Please contact me if you like to receive more information on any of my programs.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, October 9, 2016

PADI IE on Phuket for October 2016 has been very successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket for October 2016 very successfully completed


The PADI IE on Phuket for October 2016 has been very successfully completed, all three candidates of the September - October 2016 PADI IDC on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' passed the PADI IE on Phuket with flying colors. Well done guys, congratulations! We have three new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block!

PADI IE on Phuket for October 2016 has been very successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket for October 2016 has been very successfully completed; From left to right Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Tommy (PADI OWSI) , Brendon (PADI Examiner), Oskari (PADI OWSI), Tahamtan (PADI OWSI) and Nikoo (PADI IDC Staff Instructor)

Two very stressful days have at last come to an end and with a big sigh of relief by the three candidates, they heard at last that they passed all four parts of this examination. Reasons to celebrate later tonight with a dinner and a few drinks afterwards.

Next week Specialty Instructor training is on the agenda and all three of them will participate in various Instructor level PADI specialty training, ranging from Emergency Oxygen Provider to Deep diver, Enriched Air Instructor and a few more. Updates will be available soon, so keep an eye out on this page and my PADI IDC Facebook page!

If this peeks your interest for participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunities will be 25th October and 23rd November on Phuket, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and the last PADI IDC of this year starts 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me if you would like to receive more detailed information.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, October 7, 2016

EFR Instructor course for October has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for October has been completed on Phuket


The EFR Instructor course for October has been completed on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
After having completed the current PADI IDC on Phuket yesterday, we're now on fire and are crunching out a couple of more courses.

EFR Instructor course for October has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for October has been completed on Phuket; from left to right, Myself, Tommy and Oskari

It was only Oskari and Tommy taking part of the course, Tahamtan who also participated in the recent PADI IDC, had already gotten certified as an EFR Instructor back in Iran, on home turf.

We went through the parts of the course, including the presentations by me, the knowledge reviews, exam and the skill practice.
Especially the latter, the hands on part, was the more entertaining and fun part when we got to get down with the skills. The bandaging part of the course was fun!

Now it's a remedial day today for all candidates and to relax before the start of the PADI IE tomorrow morning here at Kata on Phuket, Thailand.

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC program and the EFR Instructor course, please contact me for more detailed information. We have monthly options available and our next PADI IDC programs start 25th October and 23rd November on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

The start of 2017 will see a very busy PADI IDC schedule for me, check it out and join me! Here's a link to my PADI IDC schedule.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket for October has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for October has been completed


The PADI IDC on Phuket for October has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive ASia' on Phuket in Thailand.

All parts from the PADI IDC Curriculum have been done and dusted! From the 800 meter snorkel swim to theory exams and to open water dives, it's all behind us and we can now look forward to the PADI IE on Phuket, to be held this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday and come Sunday around noon, we should have 3 new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block!

PADI IDC on Phuket for October has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for October has been completed; From left to right Nikoo, who completed ehr PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, Tahamtan, Tommy and Oskari during one of the open water dives we had around the Raya islands. We had two training dives and a third dive that day during which we completed some workshops (Discover Scuba Diving and CESA practice) and that same dive also had a nice tour part in it, especially when Oskari saw the crocodile fish and told nobody about it, ecxept his buddy Tommy!

We had a great group of people that made for a relaxed PADI IDC program without letting the seriousness of the situation out of sight, but we sure had our laughs and giggles as well.

Today we completed the EFR Instructor course with Oskari and Tommy, since Tahamtan already had done this course back in Iran and Tahamtan studied more theory and standard exams.
Tommy and Oskari also completed their Enriched Air diver course, so they can dive after the weekend on Nitrox during their Specialty instructor training.

Nikoo did a great job as well and she has now officially completed her PADI IDC Staff Instructor course and will go back to Iran in due time whilst she can call herself now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Well done to all four of you, now relax tomorrow and get mentally ready for the PADI IE!

If you are interested in a PADI IDC program with me, please contact me if you would like te receive more detailed information, we have monthly options available and the next programs start 25th October and 23rd November on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 25th October

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 25th October


The next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 25th October in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
Come and join our program and get taught by multiple award winning and ten time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.
We offer small groups, lots of personal attention and great training facilities at Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock on Phuket, with a 18 by 16 meter pool and a classroom next to the pool.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 25th October

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 25th October

With our monthly programs on Phuket, always directly followed by a PADI IE on Phuket, we offer you first rate PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor training all year round in combination with customized MSDT Prep courses, during which you receive training in five PADI Specialty Instructor level courses and we also offer internships to gain teaching experience after each PADI IDC program.

We also offer each month PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses in case you want to further your dive career or have plans to become a PADI Course Director. If you want to become a PADI Course Director, contact me to discuss how you can benefit from staffing during our PADI IDC programs and tap into my vast diving and IDC teaching experience before you send in your application.

Participating in one of our PADI IDC programs will give you a cutting edge once you enter the competitive dive industry. During the IDC we offer various workshops, varying from knot tying, to control to CESA (in confined and open water) to descents and ascents and many more. Plenty of practice of rescue exercise # 7, unconscious diver at the surface and reviews of theory exams, just to name a few of the extra features of our programs.
We can offer language assistance in Dutch, German and Persian (Farsi) and on request we can accommodate various other languages as well.

Please contact me if you are interested to receive more detailed information about our programs.

Your next opportunities are 23rd November 2016 and 10th January 2017 on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC  Center 'Dive Asia' and 9th December on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, October 2, 2016

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way


The PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way and we're in full swing, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' at their facilities at Kata Big Rock on Phuket.

It's an international PADI IDC program, as always! Tahamtan is my first ever candidate from Iran, Oskari is from Finland and Tommy comes from Sweden.

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way; from left to right; Oskari, Tommy, Tahamtan and Nikoo who is completing her PADI IDC Staff Instructor course

We have been covering a lot of ground during recent days, including various skill circuit practicing sessions in the pool at Kata Big Rock, a couple of confined water presentations, various workshops, theory exams, classroom presentations by them and by me and tomorrow we should hit the open water and there's still lots more to come.

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way; Oskari during the skill circuit with a CESA

In the meantime, Nikoo is progressing really well in her PADI IDC Staff Instructor course and she's getting really strong on her evaluating skills. Well done so far Nikoo!

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way; Tahamtan demonstrating a mask removal, replacing and clearing skill

Its October on Phuket by now and we're at the tail end of the rainy or monsoon season and during this PADI IDC program we had a few times some rain, but weather conditions permitting, we should be on the boat tomorrow and go out to the Raya islands for our Open Water presentations, some more workshops (CESA, know tying, rescue) and for rescue exercise # 7 practice.
It's looking good though and the sun is out right now, so let's get wet!

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way

PADI IDC on Phuket for September 2016 is half way; Tommy running out of air with the air depletion skill

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, please contact me if you like to receive more detailed information and your next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are 25th October and 23rd November on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 9th December for the very last PADI IDC Program in all of Thailand to be held on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille