Sunday, November 19, 2017

PADI IDC for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been completed

PADI IDC for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been completed


The PADI IDC for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
And so my 150th PADI IDC in my career as a PADI Course Director has come to an end.

It has been fun and the two candidates and Peter who participated and completed his PADI IDCS course were a breeze to work with. JD and Dan picked things up really fast and easy and Peter has already years of experience under his weight belt. It has been fun and we finished nicely ahead of schedule. Both of them should be more than ready for the PADI IE, coming up this Thursday and Friday 23rd and 24th November. It will be a real surprise if we won't have two new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block come Friday afternoon.

In the meantime, we're covering the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course, the EFR Instructor course and various PADI Specialty instructor courses over the next couple of days.
With the house reef directly in front of the dive center, it's super easy and convenient to go diving and completing three training per day can be achieved super easy, without rushing through things.

PADI IDC for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been completed

PADI IDC for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been completed; The whole November 2017 PADI IDC group together, from left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), JD, Peter (completing his PADI IDC course), Irish (PADI IDCS), Dan and Johan (PADI Master Instructor)

Thanks for being in the course, Dam JD and Peter and I'm looking forward to the remainder of this week, teaching the various other courses.

If becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Water Instructor is on your to do list, don't hesitate and join me for the upcoming PADI IDC programs. 
Leave your office desk behind, come and see me instead. 

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

The next opportunities to join my PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 5th December, 6th February and 7th March followed by further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January 2018 on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 23rd January I will be on Koh Phangan, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille


Friday, November 17, 2017

Testimonial by Florian Przytarski of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Florian Przytarski of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand


They're coming in fast at the moment, here's another Testimonial by Florian Przytarski of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Flo was the first one to book for this October PADI IDC program in Khao Lak. Back in March we talked on the phone and shortly afterwards the deposit was paid by Flo. A real sample of an early bird! After regular contact over the next couple of months, it was great to finally meet him in person and I'm glad he joined our group. When I told him that I used to live in Berlin, well, actually West Berlin at the time being during the eighties, when 'Berlin noch eine reise wert war!', part of the foundation was laid which turned into be a good friendship.

Flo stayed a few days on in Khao Lak, to join a live aboard to the Similan islands but he also mentioned that he's coming to see me again and take on a few PADI Specialty Instructor courses. Flo, can't wait to see you again and when it comes to that day, you'll be welcomed by 'Ick gloob mir streift ein bus!'.

Looking forward to that day and hope you can make it soon. I'm glad an honored to have been part of your life and dive career! See you soon my friend.

Testimonial by Florian Przytarski of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Florian Przytarski of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand; Flo with PADI Examiner and Regional manager for Western Thailand Andy Auer after he successfully completed the PADI IE

Now on to Flo's testimonial, in German, with an English (Google aided) translation below it;

Ich habe Camille im März über das Netz gefunden und irgendwie sagte mir eine Stimme das es der richtige Typ am richtigen Ort zur richtigen Zeit für den IDC ist. Das ganze war für mich eine Challenge und als ich in Khao Lak ankam und das ganze Program des IDC und IE sah , sank meine Hoffnung den Kurs zu meistern auf Null. Camille aber hat in seinem IDC einen Plan, den er sich durch jahrelange Erfahrung erarbeitet hat. Von Tag zu Tag wuchs meine Zuversicht und ich lernte viel…..nach einer Woche war ich bereits total Zufrieden weil ich trotzdem ich seit 10 Jahren tauche noch nie so viel in so kurzer Zeit hinzugelernt hatte. Die IDC Gruppe kam aus der ganzen Welt : Niederlande, Schweiz, USA, Schweden , Brasilien …tja und ich aus Berlin 

OK ich musste mir natürlich einige Witze über Deutsche reinfahren….aber nun wer als Holländer im Wohnwagen sitzt …äh Glashaus mein ich natürlich Aber gut….als der IDC zu Ende ging fühlte ich mich wirklich gut vorbereitet und ging zuversichtlich in den IE . Camille und Fiona, das Divecenter Sea Dragon, unsere Gruppe ….alles war perfekt und was soll ich sagen ….ich hab’s geschafft 

Nach diesen unvergesslichen 16 Tagen bin ich nun Instruktor , aber das ist irgendwie gar nicht mehr so wichtig für mich. 

Ich habe irre viel gelernt , habe Sachen wirklich verstanden und kann sie jetzt auf meine eigene Art erklären und …..ich habe in Camille einen tollen Freund dazu gewonnen und auch 6 wirklich gute Freunde aus unserer Gruppe kennengelernt…..7 mit Fiona. 
Ich werde diese Zeit niemals vergessen und kann jedem der daran denkt Instruktor zu werden Camille und seine IDC wärmstens Empfehlen .


Jaaaaaaaaa Gut Gut

Flo aus Berlin im November 2017

In English;

I found Camille on the internet in March and somehow a voice told me it's the right guy in the right place at the right time for the IDC. The whole thing was a challenge for me and when I arrived in Khao Lak and saw the whole program of the IDC and IE, my hopes of mastering the course dropped to zero. But Camille has a plan in his IDC that he has been through with years of experience. From day to day my confidence grew and I learned a lot ... .. after a week I was already completely satisfied because even after 10 years of diving, I learned so much in such a short time. 
The IDC group came from all over the world: Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Sweden, Brazil ... well and I from Berlin.
OK, of course, I had to take joke some German jokes ... .but now who is sitting in the caravan as a Dutchman ... um, glass house I mean.
But well .... When the IDC was over, I felt really well prepared and went with full confidence into the IE. Camille and Fiona, the Divecenter Sea Dragon, our group ... everything was perfect and what can I say ... I made it.
After these memorable 16 days, I'm now an instructor, but that's not so important anymore for me.
I have learned a lot, have really understood things and can now explain them in my own way and ... .. I with Camille I found a great friend and also 6 really good friends from our group ... ..7 with Fiona.
I will never forget this time and can anyone who thinks of becoming an instructor warmly recommend Camille and his IDC.
Jaaaaaaaaa good good

Thanks Flo for taking the time to sit down and write this testimonial, it's appreciated!

If you're looking into taking your PADI IDC program and leave your office desk behind, come and see me. Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

The next opportunities to join my PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 5th December, 6th February and 7th March followed by further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January 2018 on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 23rd January I will be on Koh Phangan, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Testimonial by Kristina Wagner of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Kristina Wagner of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand


Here we go with a brand new Testimonial by Kristina Wagner of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Kristina was for a while a fellow Koh Samui resident, she worked as a PADI Divemaster for Easy Divers. When it came down to the the PADI IDC chapter in her life, she decided to join me in Khao Lak, just like her Samui colleague Florian. We met before the IDC on Koh Samui and then we met again during the PADI IDC program in Khao Lak and spent a good two weeks together for the duration of the October PADI IDC in Khao Lak and the PADI IE which was conducted in very early November 2017.

Kristine is a smart woman and she will be a great instructor, I'm convinced of that after I saw her during the PADI IDC program in Khao Lak and it was a pleasure to be able to work with her. She is still in Khao Lak, manning the live aboards and staying on for the season there. There are way worse ways to spend a couple of months in Thailand!

Looking forward seeing you again during my February/March 2018 PADI IDC program and hear first hand how live as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is treating you!

Testimonial by Kristina Wagner of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Kristina Wagner of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand; Kristine with her PADI Examiner Andy, who is also the PADI Regional manager for the West coast of Thailand.

Here we go, with Kristine's testimonial;

Hi, I'm Kristine from the US, and I did my IDC with Camille in Thailand October 2017. Camille's many years of experience made the course smooth and straightforward. From practicing skills in the pool to taking exams, we learned exactly what to expect in the IE. He always took the time to make sure we understood what we missed and improved the skills we needed to practice. But it's not all work, we had plenty of laughs. I felt prepared going into the IE and agree with Camille that it stands for "Its Easy." 

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial, it's much appreciated.

If you're looking into taking your PADI IDC program and leave the rate race behind, come and see me. Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

The next opportunities to join my PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 5th December, 6th February and 7th March followed by further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January 2018 on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 23rd January I will be on Koh Phangan, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak, Thailand for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 5th December 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 5th December 2017


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 5th December 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

This will be my last PADI IDC program of this year and the program is confirmed. You are tired of your office desk and would like to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor before Christmas, this is your chance! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor.

Join us at our Dive Asia scuba diving training center. We have a big, dedicated and air-conditioned classroom ready waiting for you and a very big pool for the confined water training. There's also a restaurant on the premises as well, where we will have our lunches during the IDC.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 5th December 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 5th December 2017

My IDC programs are bristling with lots of experience and personal attention. with regards to experience, I'm one of the very few PADI Course Directors in the world who has received the Platinum rating eleven uninterrupted years in a row, since PADI started with this award. For personal attention, in general I work with small classes which allows for lots of personal attention. 
Be part of this experience and enjoy the wealth of knowledge that will be shared during my programs.

Our PADI IDC package includes;

FREE Enriched Air Instructor course
FREE Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course
FREE Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty (no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE (no additional PADI fees) 
FREE Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Ratings (no additional PADI fees)
FREE EFR Instructor course included in the IDC
FREE lunch
FREE T-shirt

Come and see about me! Contact me for more information by clicking on this link.

If December comes too early for you, come and join me in 2018. The first program of 2018 will be starting 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. This is followed by 23rd January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' which is followed by 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs on Phuket in 2018 and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' for a new PADI IDC program.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, November 13, 2017

EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand

EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand


Before the start of the PADI IE in very early November in Khao Lak, we completed the EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

I'm already in full swing for the next PADI IDC currently going on in Moalboal in the Philippines but I also need to catch up on all the tings we achieved and completed during the Khao Lak PADI IDC.

 

EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand; After the EFR Instructor course, from left to right; Florian, Kristine, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer), Felipe, Jona and Sandra and in front Flo

First things first, and we tackled the EFR Instructor for starters. Flo made himself immortal with the classic line; "Hello, my name is Flo, can I give you an emergency"
It took a few minutes before everybody had collected him or herself and we could continue. He was first up and set the tone for a fun practical and hands on experience during the course.


EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand; The Oxygen Provider Instructor course, from left to right; Jona, Flo, Sandra, Kristine, Fiona, Florian and Felipe. It seems they all got caught by an overdose of O2!

We also completed the Oxygen Provider Instructor course and Fiona, who had staffed during the IDC, joined us for this course. It's a rewarding course and due to my background in working at the Samui hyperbaric chamber, I am able to make it interesting with plenty of real life anecdotes and stories.
In my opinion it's also a very valuable course because it will allow you to administer oxygen to divers in need of it and during a dive incident or accident, most of the time, the injured diver does need emergency oxygen!

It was fun and interesting guys and girls. Thanks for being there and participating the courses, it was my pleasure having you around!

In case you are interested to participate in these two courses, they're part of my PADI IDC programs and are included in the course price. 

No need to hesitate, now you can become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor as well!

The next PADI IDC programs, inclusive of the EFR- and O2 Instructor courses will be available on 5th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs on Phuket in 2018 starting with 6th February. The first program of 2018 will be starting 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' for a new PADI IDC program.

Don't hesitate to contact me for more detailed information on any of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, November 12, 2017

My 150th PADI IDC has started and we're in Moalboal in the Philippines

My 150th PADI IDC has started and we're in Moalboal in the Philippines


Here we go, a milestone because My 150th PADI IDC has started and we're in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

We have Danan from the UK and Jessica from Australia participating in this PADI IDC program and Peter from Germany is taking his PADI IDC staff course whilst Irish from Moalboal and Johan from Sweden will be staffing during this program. A busy and very international program, as usual!
Peter's PADI IDC Staff Instructor course was actually started yesterday, since this course takes extra time to prepare.

My 150th PADI IDC has started and we're in Moalboal in the Philippines

My 150th PADI IDC has started and we're in Moalboal in the Philippines; Danan and Jessica during their five theory exams, having with the RDP table and the eRDPml

Straight from the start it shows that we have a good group with two very strong candidates. All test exams where passed with no score below 90% and the skill circuit in the pool today saw also a very strong performance by both of them and by Peter, who needed to participate in the skill circuit as well, as part of his PADI IDCS course.

A promising start to celebrate this jubilee PADI IDC program. Am looking forward to a few more days working with you guys and girls!

In case you are interested to quit your job and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, your next options will be available on 5th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs on Phuket in 2018 starting with 6th February. The first program of 2018 will be starting 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 20th February will see a PADI IDC starting in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me for more detailed information on any of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Testimonial by Sandra Pedersen of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Sandra Pedersen of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand


Here's a brand new new testimonial; Testimonial by Sandra Pedersen of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak.

Sandra and me go back a few years already, we met in Moalboal in the Philippines when her friend Mattias took the PADI IDC with me there and she was participating in her PADI Divemaster course. Now it was her turn and she did well! It was a real pleasure having her in our Khao Lak PADI IDC, actually the whole group was fun and easy to work with.

Sandra is hanging out for a few days after having completed this program. First we completed some PADI Specialty Instructor courses and dives, then a few days to kick back and after that it's off for a live aboard at the Similan islands. After all that excitement and fun, it's back home again to Sweden, but don't worry, we'll meet again soon!

Can't wait to hear back from you once the summer starts how your teaching in Sweden goes down!


Testimonial by Sandra Pedersen of the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand; Sandra with Andy, the PADI Examiner after the PADI IE. Certificate in hand, ready to rock & roll!

Without further ado, here is Sandra's testimonial, first in Swedish, followed by an English version;

Jag träffade Camille för första gången när jag gjorde min Divemaster-kurs på Filippinerna för två år sen. Jag fick ett jättebra intryck av honom - han var mycket kunnig och brydde sig verkligen om alla elever på dykcentret (oavsett om det var IDC-kandidater, DMTs eller OW-elever - och jag bestämde mig redan då för att jag ville ha honom som Course Director. Jag begav mig därför till Thailand och gjorde min IDC med Camille i Khao Lak i november 2017. Jag blev verkligen inte besviken!

IDCn är, som sig bör, en tuff kurs med höga krav. Det jag uppskattade mest med kursen var att jag hela tiden kände att jag hade Camilles (och vår staff instructor Fionas) fulla stöd. Man fick hela tiden ärlig feedback och det var väldigt tydligt vad som var bra och vad man behövde utveckla vidare. De tog sig alltid tid för frågor och man kände verkligen att de ville att man skulle lyckas. Jag uppskattade den tydliga informationen om kraven på IEn och också hur Camille med sitt lugn och sin tilltro till oss fick mig att känna att jag faktisk hade den kompetens som krävdes för att klara examinationerna.

Kusen hölls på engelska vilket funkade bra för mig. Tanken är ju att jobba utomlands i framtiden, så då är det soft att ha dykordförrådet på engelska.

Jag är mycket nöjd med kursen och då inte bara för att den resulterade i att jag tillslut blev Specialty Instructor! Jag lärde mig otroligt mycket och utvecklades både som dykare, PADI Pro och som person.

And now in English;

I met Camille for the first time when I did my Divemaster course in the Philippines two years ago. I had a great impression of him - he was very knowledgeable and really cared about all the pupils at the diving center (regardless of whether they were IDC candidates, DMT or OW students - and I decided already because I wanted him as a course Director. I therefore went to Thailand and did my IDC with Camille in Khao Lak in November 2017. I was really not disappointed!

The IDC is, as it should, a tough course with high demands. What I appreciated most with the course was that I always felt I had Camille's (and our staff instructor Fiona's) full support. You always received honest feedback and it was very clear what was good and what you needed to develop further. They always took time for questions and you really felt they wanted to succeed. I appreciated the clear information about the requirements of IE and also how Camille, with his peace and confidence in us, made me feel that I actually had the skills required to pass the examinations.

The course was held in English which worked well for me. The idea is to work abroad in the future, so it is good to learn the words in English.

I'm very pleased with the course and then not only because I ended up being Specialty Instructor! I learned incredibly much and developed both as a diver, PADI Pro and as a person.

Much appreciated that you took the time out to write this Sandra!

Want to leave the nine to five job behind and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor? Come and see about me and join me for one of my PADI IDC programs. Because we look after you! 

The next opportunities and PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', 5th December, 6th February and 7th March followed by further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille

Friday, November 3, 2017

PADI IE in Khao Lak for November 2017 has been successfully completed

PADI IE in Khao Lak for November 2017 has been successfully completed


The PADI IE in Khao Lak for November 2017 has been successfully completed with all six candidates from the October 2017 PADI IDC in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

It was a long day and a half during which the PADI IE was conducted, but the long waits and hanging around with short bursts of action was well worth it.

We have six new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block which all six of them deserved by all means. Lots of hard work during the October PADI IDC happened before the candidates took on this November 2017 PADI IE. All six of them had very high scores during this PADI IE.

PADI IE in Khao Lak for November 2017 has been successfully completed

PADI IE in Khao Lak for November 2017 has been successfully completed; Directly after the closing ceremony of the PADI IE, from left to right; Felipe, Brendon (PADI Examiner), Flo, Jona, Sandra, Andy (PADI Examiner), Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Florian and Kristine. Fiona who staffed is not in the picture.

Friends and family back home in Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, the Netherlands, Brasil and Germany had something to celebrate. Rumor has it that the celebrations at Sea Dragon's Dive Center lasted long and was accompanied by some hard party-ing.

Well done and well deserved to all of you. Three of you have already work in Khao Lak, one is going to Koh Samui to keep working there and two will be returning to Europe, to start diving again after the European winter in their respective dive shops and/or clubs.

If you would like to leave your office job behind and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor,  come and join me for one of my PADI IDC programs. Because we look after you! 

The next opportunities and PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', 5th December, 6th February and 7th March followed by further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille

Monday, October 30, 2017

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed



The PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

It was a good and fun time with a great group of individuals, who gelled together as a real team and everyone was there to help each other out. Thanks for that, it was great to have you and a real pleasure to be able to work with you all.

Nonetheless, we were serious at times as well and had to made sure that we met all performance requirements. We all had a job to do as well!
Yesterday however, we could leave all the classroom presentations by staff and candidates, confined water skill practice and presentations and open water presentations plus loads of workshops all behind us and look forward to the next challenge; the PADI IE.

Tomorrow is a day off, to relax, do something else and compensate for the hard work over the last ten days. Sandra and me will visit the Similan islands, for the PADI Deep Dive Specialty Instructor course and I heard other rumors of visiting beaches and sleeping in!

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed; Group picture after the open water training dives of this October PADI IDC in Khao Lak. From left to right; Flo, Felipe, Sandra, Jona, Florian, Kristine and Fiona (PADI IDCS) and myself comfortably laying in the front.

If you're looking for a similar challenge and you think it's time to leave your office job behind, come and join me for one of my PADI IDC programs. Because we look after you! The next opportunities are 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', 5th December, 6th February and 7th March 2018 and further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 20th February I will be back in Khao Lak for a PADI IDC program in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Some free courses may be included in my IDC programs!

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, October 22, 2017

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak has started

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak has started


The PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak has started in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. It's a nice and fun group it seems and after two days of practicing dive theory exams and skill circuits plus workshops in confined water, it seems that they're fir as well! Those are first impression and time will tell, but usually I have that pretty well down.

It's also a very international PADI IDC program, with candidates originating from Brazil, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden and the staff is from the UK and the Netherlands.

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak has started

PADI IDC for October 2017 in Khao Lak has started; The class of October 2017! From left to right, Felipe, Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Kristine, Flo, Jona, Fiona (PADI IDCS Instructor), Florian and Sandra

Today we completed day two and there's plenty more to come, starting with the candidates first confined water presentations tomorrow afternoon. More presentations by the staff are on the menu, as well of plenty of more confined water work, open water dives, workshops all over the place and another set of theory and standard exams. Enough to keep them busy and out of trouble for the duration of this PADI IDC program.

Do stay tuned for more updates and the progress that candidates make during this PADI IDC program.

If you're interested in joining me for one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunities will be on 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventures', followed by monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', scheduled to start 5th December 2017, 6th February and 7th March 2018 with monthly programs throughout 2018. In January 2018 an IDC program is scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. 

Contact me for more details on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 12th November 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 12th November 2017


The Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 12th November 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Come and join our PADI IDC program because we care about you and your dive career after your IDC. We can help you find a job in the competitive dive industry market after you successfully complete your PADI IE.

With the experience of an eleven time Platinum and multi award winning PADI Course Director you will have instantly success not only during our PADI IDC program and the PADI IE but more importantly, after you are the newest PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor on the block.

We offer two free PADI Specialty Instructor courses during our PADI IDC program, the PADI Enriched Air Instructor and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor. 

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 12th November 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts 12th November 2017

Come and join me in the fun and excitement that each PADI IDC program provides. I can offer language assistance in various languages and speak English, my native Dutch and German fluently.

If you are interested in becoming a PADI Course Director yourself, I can offer a strong and educative program to further your career, by taking part in your PADI IDC Staff instructor course or by staffing my PADI IDC programs.

If this PADI IDC program doesn't fir your schedule, other programs are scheduled to start 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon', 7th November and 5th December this year on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly IDC programs on Phuket. Next year will kick off with a PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet' on 6th January 2018.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs and/or locations.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Next PADI IDC in Khao Lak starts 21st October

Next PADI IDC in Khao Lak starts 21st October


That's right, the Next PADI IDC in Khao Lak starts 21st October 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. After a quiet time in Khao Lak we're back in full force.

This PADI IDC program is confirmed but we have a few spots still available. Come and join me in a PADI IDC program during which you learn more than just passing the PADI IE. My programs will prepare you better for real instructor life after successfully completing the course and the PADI IE.

Loads of experience and personal anecdotes combined with workshops in and out of the water will help you to prepare to become a good PADI Instructor. With emphasizing the importance and structure of the PADI system and how to use it correctly.

You will receive lots of personal attention during the program and can benefit from the vast experience that I'm happy to share. Lively discussions, loads of fun, great lunches are all had during my programs in Khao Lak, without losing eyesight of what we're trying to achieve.

Next PADI IDC in Khao Lak starts 21st October

The Next PADI IDC in Khao Lak starts 21st October 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'

Come and join me in the fun and excitement that each PADI IDC program provides. I can offer language assistance in various languages and speak English, my native Dutch and German fluently. 

If this PADI IDC program comes too early for you, other programs are scheduled to start 7th November and 5th December this year on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 12th November this year in Moalboal in the Philippines with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'. Next year will kick off with a PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet'.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs and/or locations.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Dream job ahead with a decent income?

Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application


It's been a while since there was a guest blog writer on this blog, but here is a new read about; how to land your "Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application"! 

Andreas Ott took his PADI IDC back in April 2015 in Khao Lak, Thailand with me in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. Together with five other candidates he took and succeeded in his goal to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Life after the PADI IDC took him on an interesting ride through South East Asia and he is now in a next phase of his dive career, after having been among other a cruise director in Indonesia.

We have kind of stayed in touch after his IDC and here he is, with a guest blog post on how to land your "Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application".

Check out his website Scubareer dot net and enjoy the article;

"Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application".


Have you been struggling to find your dive jobs? Are you even on a hunt for your very first dive job ever?
For me, after becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor opportunities seemed to be far away because the competition was huge. I learned a range of very useful tricks from other dive pros and dive shop owners on how to get a great dive job.
Over the last years, I managed to work as a divemaster, dive instructor, retail seller, liveaboard cruise director and marketing manager.
Today I share with you some tips on how to create a good impression that helps you to stick out and land your dream job in the diving industry. But first I have a few tips on how to make a little extra money on the side.

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Komodo National Park

A divemaster needs some extra cash

I loved it as a divemaster for two seasons. Most of the time on a liveaboard, diving, guiding, Fish-ID with guests, some briefings and the parties after each trip. Can somebody ask for anything more?
Yes, a decent income. As a divemaster, I did not have that.

Tip #1 Sell stuff

We need to face it. We are in the sales industry. Did somebody tell you to become a dive professional and live from the love for the ocean? Well, good luck filling your fridge.

I learned over time and with some experience from other dive pros how to create a decent pocket money on the side while working as a divemaster or instructor. There are different ways how to do this.

• Support a local business and offer their artisan products to your diving guests
• Create your own dive tribe and get commission for bringing your guests to the dive shop
• Offer dive courses to guests
• Offer dive equipment to guests

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Underwater Camera

First instructor gig

After two seasons as a divemaster, I became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Camille in Thailand.
Then I moved to Cairns in Australia right at the Great Barrier Reef.
Of course, I struggled to find my first job as an instructor. I did not even get an answer from a few dive shops. It was frustrating.
Then I got a tip from an old dive buddy from my time as divemaster:

Tip #2 Find more available dive jobs

I checked more websites for available positions. Now you can find a list of links of the most popular websites in his Facebook group. Make sure you check different platforms since some dive companies only publish on very few websites.
By checking more websites showing available jobs I was able to find more opportunities.
Take your time reading job descriptions thoroughly. 'Read between the lines’.

Tip #3 Sort out your CV

Everybody has what I had at that time. I needed to stick out of all the other applicants. How?

I wanted to know from the employers what they need from their potential staff. I started to understand better what is important for employers after talking to a range of dive shop owners. 

After I got my CV sorted out I landed my first employment. I was the junior instructor at one of the largest certifying companies in the world. Legitimate Visa and work permit, good pay and a fantastic team. It felt wonderful after starting off with a tough struggle.

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Sunset at the Great Barrier Reef

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application; Boat Scubapro from ProDive Cairns

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application; Deck of ScubaPro

Next job

After almost one year in Australia, I wanted to get a job on land for a dive operator and go diving occasionally. It had been almost three years on boats and I missed on-land life.
A luxury liveaboard company in the Komodo National Park of Indonesia was looking for a marketing manager with liveaboard experience.
I did not have personal connections in this part of the world but this time I knew

• Where to find jobs
• How to prepare a good CV

Tip #4 Prepare for the job interview

I got invited for a job interview which made me feel really excited. I had not much time to practice so I asked my friends how to prepare a job interview well.

I have put together some tips on how to be ready for a job interview via internet phone call:

• Good internet connection
• Headphones
• Paper and pen
• Fully charged battery of laptop or phone
• Optimally plugged into a wall socket - a phone is empty quickly
• The job-ad to refer to it
• The website of the dive shop open on your computer or phone
• As much info as you can find about the company via internet or friends
• Silent environment
• Not look like you come back from a three-day full moon party
• Good light so they can see

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

 Preparing for the job interview

The job interview went well and I got the job!

For almost one year I was in Indonesia, living in Bali and every eight weeks on a plane to Komodo. I got trained to the dive sites, the twelve crew, the language, logistics, boat accounting and the service level.

It was a very challenging year but I am really happy and grateful I have this work experience.

From the other perspective

When I was in the manager position I was the one reading many applications from diving professionals seeking for employment.
The time pressure is high in an office environment. As a rule of thumb, your CV gets scanned 30 seconds before it gets trashed. Maybe one minute if you are lucky. I think there are very capable people out there. But guys. Put good effort into your job application.

It turned out that a high number of applications do not have the most important info easy to find. If this most important info can not be found easily the application moves into the trash. Therefor check this free CV check list.


Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application

Dream job ahead with a decent income? Only with the right attitude, skills and a professional job application; Andreas at Komodo National Park

Takeaway

Get your job application in shape and present yourself professionally with a great attitude, professional training and motivation. You will get access to an amazing lifestyle.

The PADI Instructor Development Course has been a door opener for me. It was a gateway to a new path I did not even dream of before. I can strongly recommend taking the leap.

I am grateful for all the experiences I made on my journey as a dive professional.

Written by Andreas Ott

Saturday, August 19, 2017

EFR Instructor course has been completed for August 2017 on Phuket

EFR Instructor course has been completed for August 2017 on Phuket


The EFR Instructor course has been completed for August 2017 on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
At Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock we met on Thursday morning to complete the EFR Instructor course.
The classroom was now used an accident emergency facility for practicing skills and scenarios. Once the required presentations by me were out of the way, the fun started with the hands on part. This is much more enjoyable that the actual presentations or the exams. We have 'Baby Annie', 'Junior Annie' and 'Little Annie' join the party and various skills are demonstrated and practiced.

We started the classroom presentation already on Wednesday and used Thursday to complete and review the exams and practice the skills and scenarios.

Today the PADI IE has started and right now Peter and It and all other PADI IE participants are navigating the five theory and the general standards & procedures exams.

The EFR Instructor course has been completed for August 2017 on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. At Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock we met on Thursday morning to complete the EFR Instructor course. The classroom was now used an accident emergency facility for practicing skills and scenarios. Once the required presentations by me were out of the way, the fun started with the hands on part. This is much more enjoyable that the actual presentations or the exams. We have 'Baby Annie', 'Junior Annie' and 'Little Annie' join the party and various skills are demonstrated and practiced.

EFR Instructor course has been completed for August 2017 on Phuket; After completing the course, Peter, EFR Instructor Trainer Camille and It on the group picture

In case you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, the EFR Instructor course is integrated in all of my PADI IDC Programs, at no extra cost. 
There are a couple of opportunities coming up to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs. These opportunities kick off with our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', on 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' or on 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and not to forget 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, August 18, 2017

PADI IDC on Phuket for August 2018 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for August 2018 has been completed


The PADI IDC on Phuket for August 2018 has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', in Kata on Phuket!

For the last couple of days, Shin joined us, Shin is Japanese but lived 25 years in New York in the USA and since a few month in the Republic of Palau. He completed his PADI IDC back in March with a PADI Course Director I used to work with some ten years ago, Gianrico Mureddu. Back in March, Shin didn't feel ready for his PADI IE so he waited until now and joined It and Peter during our August 2017 PADI IDC here on Phuket for a few days of extra training and refreshing his knowledge and skills,
Today Shin and It completed their last training, the actual IDC was completed and closed yesterday.

Lots of training has been done over the last ten days. All performance requirements have been met, sometimes very successful and sometimes less successful. In both cases, it is all part of the development process that each individual goes through during a PADI IDC and what gets them ready to attend a PADI IE and ideally to become a good PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor after all the examinations.

PADI IDC on Phuket for August 2018 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for August 2018 has been completed; Shin, It and Peter in the pool at the scuba diving training facilities of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' at Kata Big Rock

Tomorrow the actual PADI IE or Instructor Exam will be knocking at their doors with a very early start. At 7.30am it all kicks off until tomorrow early afternoon, when we should have three new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. It will involve lots of nail biting, waiting, some stress and short bursts of action for all three and all other fellow participants, before these two days are over.

Stay tuned for updates!

In case you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, there are a couple of opportunities coming up to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs. These opportunities kick off with our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', on 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' or on 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and not to forget 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan, Thailand starts 21st September

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan, Thailand starts 21st September


The Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan, Thailand starts 21st September in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.
It's good to be back on Koh Phangan and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of island in the Gulf of Thailand.

We still have places available in our September PADI IDC program. Come and join us for an IDC program with small groups and lots of personal attention by the very experienced Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

His PADI IDC programs will give you the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. Camille's Instructor Development Course programs will also provide valuable hands-on training with the emphasis on fun and in-water application.
Camille is also fluent in English, German and his native Dutch and can speak French. He can offer language assistance in various languages. You have the option to take the theory exams in various different languages and he can offer the required PADI materials also in various languages to you.

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan, Thailand starts 21st September

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan, Thailand starts 21st September

Choosing the right school for your Instructor Training and internship is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the Dive Industry and with Camille you will choose a very good option.
Get in touch with Camille and he will be able to give you all the relevant information you need to successfully participate in his September PADI IDC program on Koh Phangan.

There are more opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs, starting with our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', on 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, August 12, 2017

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark


The PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
By this time we're well under steam and a lot of ground has already been covered. Knowledge development is in full swing, confined water has been sorted out, theory exams are on the menu tomorrow morning and open water training will see us on the Dive Asia's boat on Monday to the Raya islands.
Plenty of presentations by me have been delivered and there are only four more to go! Later this week we will also conduct the EFR Instructor course and the Emergency Oxygen provider Instructor course. Plenty of things to keep us busy and out of trouble!

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Peter on the left and it on the right during one of their skill circuits in confined water at Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock

We still have a whole week to go until the PADI IE will kick off on this coming Saturday 19th August. If everything work out, today in a week we should have two new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on Phuket!

The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Haad Yao Divers' or 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has started


The PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. We actually started already yesterday!
At Dive Asia's Scuba Diving Training Center at Kata Big Rock we're in full swing. Peter from Hong Kong and It from Thailand are the August PADI IDC candidates and it seems we have a good group going.
Strong performances and results so far with the five theory exams and first skill practices in the confined water. The first couple of presentations by me are out of the way and the first couple of workshops have been completed. Some of the workshops we conducted were about control, the CESA (controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent) in confined water and lift bag use. Just a few of the workshops and there are plenty more to come.

So far so good, two days in and plenty more to come. Some hard work and excitement is in front of Peter and It but also some fun moments will be part of the IDC.

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for August 2017 on Phuket has started; Peter, Platinum PADI Course Director Camille and It

Stay tuned for more updates coming from this PADI IDC program of August 2017. I'm looking forward to the next couple of days and see how everything will slowly come together for them. Little piece by little piece!

If you're interested in joining one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs, don't hesitate to contact me for more detailed information about one of the following locations. 

The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Haad Yao Divers' or 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, August 7, 2017

Testimonial by Sean Brennan of the July 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Sean Brennan of the July 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here's the second one for last month, the Testimonial by Sean Brennan of the July 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Sean came all the way over from Colorado in the USA to participate in his PADI IDC with us, after a referral of the dive shop owner where he completed all of his scuba diving courses. It's always good to know that people remember you!

Right now, about three weeks later, he's still on Phuket and working on his plan to become an active instructor on Phuket. The legal side is under investigation and in progress and housing has already been secured. It's good to see how your dream and plan are slowly coming together Sean, step by step. Excellent work!

You will be fine, looking at how you handled yourself during the July IDC on Phuket and the PADI IE. It's all about being organized!

Testimonial by Sean Brennan of the July 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Sean Brennan of the July 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Sean practicing Rescue Exercise # 7 in the pool at Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock during the July 2017 PADI IDC

So here we are for Sean's testimonial;

I just recently took Camille's IDC and MSDT Prep course during July in Phuket and I can't speak highly enough about it.  Camille is incredibly knowledgeable in so many areas related to diving that it makes the course fun, interesting and in my opinion the best choice to prepare you for the I.E. and for a future career in the dive industry.  Camille takes the time to make sure you understand the information completely and was able to answer any questions I had.  He connects with his students and makes sure they feel confident heading into the examination.  
His attention to detail and teaching attitude like I said earlier makes the class that much more enjoyable and informative.  
Getting to learn from one of the best only increased my confidence going forward as a dive instructor.  
His work with you doesn't stop once the class is over either, he is always there to help and answer any further questions you have about diving, working as an instructor or life in another country.  He knows multiple languages and although I had no problems because we both spoke English, he was able to get French materials and help my fellow classmate (who was French but could speak decent English) fully understand the material and feel confident going forward into his I.E. as well.  

Again I can't thank him enough for being my teacher and helping me start my own career.  If you are looking for someone to do your IDC with look no further, you've found the best.

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial, it's much appreciated and it will be good to see you progress on Phuket and get involved in the dive world there.

If you're interested in joining one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs after reading Sean's testimonial, don't hesitate to contact me for more detailed information about one of the following locations. 
The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are our monthly PADI IDC's scheduled to start on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 6th September, 3rd October and 5th December. Another option may be the PADI IDC programs scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Haad Yao Divers' or 21st October in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille