Thursday, July 27, 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017


Michael and Sean both participated in some of the PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017. Straight after they completed the PADI IDC, we started with some of the training, all in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Michael and Sean both participated in some of the PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017. Straight after they completed the PADI IDC, we started with some of the training, all in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; Michael and Sean during their Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course, handling the emergency oxygen equipment

Both Michael and Sean participated in the Enriched Air and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Specialties. 
Sean went on to compete the MSDT Prep course, which added another 5 PADI Instructor Specialties to his tally.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; Some additional wreck training skills I add to the course, with a blacked out mask find your way around the rebuild classroom, with additional lines going off in different directions. In preparation to find your way around in case you ever end up in a silted out room.

Sean choose to participate in the PADI Wreck-, Drift, DUP (Digital Underwater Photography)-, Deep- and Fish ID Instructor level specialties. 
This meant boat and dive time! We had seven good dives on and around the Raya islands, Shark Point, Bida Nai near Koh Phi Phi and Koh Doc Maai.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; Underwater scenes at Bida Nai near Koh Phi Phi

We had different weather and dive conditions, ranging from sunny to windy to rainy top side and from easy and relaxed diving to diving in strong currents. The latter came in very handy for Sean's drift dive specialty!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; A nudibranch belonging to the Flabellina family, in a strong current at Koh Doc Maai

It's always nice to relax and wind off after the PADI IE with a few dives and enjoy what we came to do in the first; scuba diving!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; Cuttlefish at the Ray islands, on the hunt. Nearby, just a meter or two away a second cuttlefish was hanging out, giving back cover in case it was needed.

Sean is settling on Phuket, looking for work and getting himself in a legal position and Michael has already moved on, to new life and dive adventures. It was great having you both and we'll meet again soon enough! For the time being, good luck with your respective scuba diving careers! The foundation has been laid during your July 2017 PADI IDC!!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017; Sean tying off a rope during his wreck penetration dive

Are you interested in joining one of my PADI IDC programs after reading this PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket in July 2017 blog? The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs is to join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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 join me in Khao Lak, Thailand on 21st October in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' or at last but not least come and see about me come 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, July 24, 2017

Testimonial by Glenn Pearson of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Glenn Pearson of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here we go again, a Testimonial by Glenn Pearson of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

The May IDC was a good experience with both Toon and Glenn in on the action. Glenn came off the back of a season guiding in the Similan islands, with Khao Lak as home base. The PADI IDC was challenging for him but he handled it real well and killed both the IDC and the subsequent PADI IE on Phuket. High scores all around for him and both Glenn and Toon passed the PADI IE.

Interestingly enough, Glenn has a background in the touring part of the music industry, similar to myself, so there were a few talking points along the IDC lunches. 

He's back in the UK now, waiting for the next season in Khao Lak, however, now being armed with a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor licence. Looking forward seeing you again and hear about your instructor experiences!

Testimonial by Glenn Pearson of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Glenn Pearson of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Camille, Rob the PADI Examiner and Glenn after getting back on Chalong pier on Phuket, having just nailed the Open Water dive during the PADI IE. This was the last segment of the PADI IE, celebration time!

Let's see what Glenn has to say about his IDC. Here is his testimonial;

For anyone looking to do their IDC I can’t recommend Camille highly enough, his attention to detail and knowing exactly what you need to get you through the IDC as an individual and the extra time he puts into making sure you get through the IE makes it a no brainer for me, Clear, concise information and Camille’s good humour makes the whole experience less stressful, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and I look forward to furthering my education with Camille at the earliest opportunity.

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial Glenn, much appreciated!

Are you interested in joining one of my PADI IDC programs after reading Glenn's testimonial? The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are PADI IDC's scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for more detailed information on each of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, July 16, 2017

PADI IE for July 2017 on Phuket was successfully completed

PADI IE for July 2017 on Phuket was successfully completed


The PADI IE for July 2017 on Phuket was successfully completed today by Michael and Sean of the July 2017 PADI IDC in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
It was two busy and nervous days with lots of waiting, short bursts of action and many moments of 'partial' celebration until this afternoon. This afternoon saw the big showdown celebration for completing the July 2017 PADI very successfully. Today during the Open water dives, both Michael and Sean scored straight fives, the highest score possible. Well done guys, to complete the PADI IE with such a bang! Nice one. All the hard work that both of you put in paid off and now you can call yourself PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors!

Congratulations and all the best and success in your future dive career! But first it's time to celebrate tonight!

PADI IE for July 2017 on Phuket was successfully completed

PADI IE for July 2017 on Phuket was successfully completed; Sean and Michael after their successful open water segment of the July 2017 PADI IE on Phuket, ready to celebrate their newly gained PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. Welcome to the club guys!

If you're interested in participating in one my up and coming PADI IDC programs, the next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'. On the 21st October is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.
Spaces are still available for these programs.

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,

See you there,
Camille

Friday, July 14, 2017

Testimonial by Adrian Chan of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Adrian Chan of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Received this Testimonial by Adrian Chan of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' a few days ago already.

The June PADI IDC on Phuket was an easy ride for me when it came down to the dive theory, Adrian was trying to beat his fellow candidate Kevin with the scores of the exams. Kevin is a math teacher. Beautiful scenario for me! They both did very well and we had lots of fun during the actual IDC and their respective PADI Instructor specialty training. 

It was great having you Adrian, I hope that all you learned during the IDC will be of good use for you in your future path that you're about to follow in the dive world. You're still very young, gifted and smart! I will follow your steps with curiosity and full support if ever needed. Not to mention I hope to meet again, rather sooner than later!

Testimonial by Adrian Chan of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Adrian Chan of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Adrian at Raya Yai, riding his underwater bike

Without further ado, let's see how Adrian experienced the June PADI IDC on Phuket and what he has to say;

I was apprehensive at first to undertake my IDC and IE as I felt unprepared and relatively inexperienced as a Divemaster.

As I began the IDC, I found Camille's experience to be very helpful in answering all my questions. He was also extremely supportive of my fellow candidate and I through our up's and down's. Camille's knowledge and humor were thoroughly helpful as we went through many powerpoints and exams."

However, going on to the IE I felt well prepared and ready to take it on. I managed to pass with high scores and it was all thanks to Camille.

I would not hesitate to recommend Camille to other potential candidates, or to continue my diving education with him.

Thank you to Camille once again!, for making the IDC and IE the wonderful experience and memory that it was.

As always, it's much appreciated that you took the time out to write this!

Interested in joining one of my PADI IDC programs after Adrian's words? The next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are PADI IDC's scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, July 13, 2017

EFR Instructor course of July 2017 successfully completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course of July 2017 successfully completed on Phuket


The EFR Instructor course of July 2017 successfully completed on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
It was an easy day yesterday with a few more presentations by me, this time relating to the EFR Instructor course. We reviewed knowledge reviews and exams and had some hands on practice on skills and scenarios with me now in function as an EFR Instructor Trainer. 
All in all a relaxed and fun day. A nice break from the recent and successful PADI IDC of July 2017.

The Annie family was put to good practice, Little, Junior and Baby Annie were around and were saved various times! 

Did you know that Resusci Anne (or Little Annie) was developed by the Norwegian toy maker Asmund Laerdal and the Austrian-Czech physician Peter Safar and American physician James Elam and is produced by the company Laerdal Medical?

Even more interesting is the fact that the distinctive face of Resusci Anne was based on L'Inconnue de la Seine, the death mask of an unidentified young woman reputedly drowned in the River Seine around the late 1880s.

EFR Instructor course of July 2017 successfully completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course of July 2017 successfully completed on Phuket; Sean and Michael after having successfully completed the EFR Instructor course

After this relaxed and fun day the guys are ready for the PADI IE, waiting for them this coming weekend, 15th and 16th July.

You can also participate in an EFR Instructor course, you don't even have to be a PADI member, either Divemaster or Instructor,. This course is open to everyone with the right prerequisites!

The EFR Instructor course is however included in all PADI IDC programs I offer. Your next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are PADI IDC's scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has been completed

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has been completed


We have done it, the PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
The days passed really quickly when you are enjoying yourselves and do something you actually like. During a PADI IDC, you are definitely doing something you like but it may also be challenging at times as well. That's how it's supposed to be. Fun and challenging and learning lots of new things with an emphasis on safety! Well, guess what! That's exactly what we have been doing during the last two weeks.

It was challenging for the two candidates at times to meet all the performance requirements of this PADI IDC. Many things they did for the first time, so it takes some practice before they get it right. Getting it right they did though and I'm confident that after the up can coming PADI IE this coming weekend, we will have two brand new PADI Instructors on the block.

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has been completed

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has been completed; Sean and Michael during a safety stop of their open water training

We worked hard but all classroom presentations by me and the candidates have been completed, all confined and open water training has been taken care of plus dozens of work shops and rescue exercise 7 practice. The theory and general standards; done and dusted. It's show time come Saturday and the PADI IE is scheduled to happen here on Phuket.

Before the weekend we will complete some PADI Specialty Instructor training, tomorrow Sean and Michael will complete the Enriched Air and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Specialties.
Come Friday, I will go diving with Sean and we will work on some diving Instructor Specialteis, with more to come next week Monday!

In the meantime, your next opportunities to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs are PADI IDC's scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, July 9, 2017

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket is halfway

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket is halfway


The PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket is halfway in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
Time flies indeed and it must be because we're having fun along the way as well. We also covered a lot of ground from the IDC curriculum, all the candidates knowledge development presentations have been completed already. A lot of confined water work has been done and tomorrow we're scheduled to go on the boat for the open water training dives, that is, if my cold will be cleared. If not, we will have to postpone until Thursday.
Right now they're in the middle of their theory exams, so we keep them busy! PADI Regional manager Andy also dropped in to say hello yesterday, which was much appreciated by all of us.

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket is halfway

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket is halfway; Sean and Michael in the pool during skill circuit practice, in this case the alternate air source skill

It's small but intimate PADI IDC this July of 2017 but the candidates receive as always, lots of personal attention from their Platinum PADI Course Director.

If you're interested in participating in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs, you can do so. There are places available at all programs mentioned below.

The next opportunities to participate are scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, July 7, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th August 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th August 2017

Here we are, the Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th August 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

A great opportunity to start your professional diving career either as PADI OWSI or Open Water Scuba Instructor. Alternatively, you can continue your education and become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

We still have places available for this program with a special offer only valid for the August PADI IDC on Phuket: receive 20% discount on your course PADI IDC fee. On top of that, become a PADI Specialty Instructor for Enriched Air or Nitrox and for the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course.
These two PADI Specialty Instructor ratings are included for free during the PADI IDC, exclusive of the PADI application fees and you already need to be a Nitrox diver.

Come and join us to enjoy small classes with lots of personal attention and with a very experienced Platinum PADI Course Director; Camille!

If you like to have a cutting edge on the competitive job market, participate in an IDC or internship with Camille.  His programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th August 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th August 2017

The next opportunities to participate in one of PADI IDC programs are 26th July and 12th November in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ' Neptune Diving Adventure'. You can also join our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center "Dive Asia', starting 8th August, 5th September or 3rd October. 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'

Contact me for detailed information on each of these locations,.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has started



The PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. Although it's a small group, as usual, it's also a very international group with the two candidates originating from the USA and France.

Small and intimate and plenty of personal attention during the course. It was also good to meet them in person today, at last. By email and other means is good, but nothing beats being face to face and being able to start the course and get things going!

Today we covered all theory exams and now it's clear where they stand and what still needs to be studied. One thing out of the way, at a very early stage and there's a lot more to follow during the coming days.

Tomorrow more presentations by me are scheduled and the first confined water dive with skill practice and rescue exercise # 7 are scheduled. 

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for July 2017 on Phuket has started; Sean and Michael at the start of this brand new PADI IDC program on Phuket

Stay tuned for more updates on this July 2017 PADI IDC program, more blogs will follow!

In the meantime, if you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, your next opportunity will be in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure', with programs being scheduled to start 26th July and 12th November. 

This is followed by our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 8th August, 5th September and 3rd October.

There will also be a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 21st September on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please feel free to contact me for more detailed information on any of the location I teach at.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, July 1, 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017


It was time for PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. Before I start the July PADI IDC program on Phuket, it is time to look back at what we did last month!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; Kevin during an open water no mask swim for the self reliant diver course

Adrian and Kevin participated in a few PADI Instructor level specialties between them. Kevin actually added an extra day to his stay, to complete all the training he wanted to do and we had Jamie as a special guest who completed her DPV Instructor course and the Gas Blender course.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; Adrian during the DPV Instructor specialty course

Adrian and Kevin both became Enriched Air Instructors and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructors, since they're included in my PADI IDC programs. However, on top of these Instructor level specialties, Adrian took on the DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) and DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) Instructor specialties.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; Kevin and Adrian during the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course

Kevin took on the Instructor level specialties for Self-Reliant diver (including the Self reliant diver level course), Underwater Naturalist and Underwater Navigation.
Enough to keep us out of trouble for a few days and have a good time and enjoyable dives on the boat.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; Kevin during the self reliant diver Instructor course

And fun we had! Look at the picture below, a picture says more than a thousand words! We had great dives and saw some nice underwater marine life, new nudibranches, a pyramid box fish, harlequin shrimps (well, supposedly that is) and a big octopus to name a few.

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; On our way back home to Phuket after a hard days work on the boat, with Kevin and Adrian!

We also dived the wrecks at Raya Yai in Bay one, at least the days we found them! There's still one more wreck to be discovered. Something to look out for!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; The name is Bond, Jamie Bond! Jamie with a DPV during her Instructor course

Jamie, who is or was an Instructor at Dive Asia and hopefully will be again soon, after her current job on a super yacht will end. For this new job she needed the DPV Instructor course and the Gas Blender course, since she is in charge of all dive activities on the super yacht, including filling tanks.
It was my pleasure to have being able to work with Jamie on these two courses. Good luck on your new adventures!

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training on Phuket during June 2017; Jamie at the controls during her Gas Blender course

So, if you're interested in PADI Instructor specialty training, come and join one of my PADI IDC programs. Starting with our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand. Come 4th July, 8th August and 5th September, you're welcome to participate. On 26th July I have also scheduled an IDC program to start in Moalboal in the Philippines. Other programs are scheduled in the near future in Khao Lak (October), Moalboal in the Philippines (November) Koh Phangan and Koh Lanta in early 2018.

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

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


A brand new one just came in; Testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. It's time to get Toon's word out on how she experienced her PADI IDC with me.

From my end I knew it involved lots of hard work at her end, especially with the written exams, the theory and the general standards exams. In the water and the classroom she was spot on, no worries there! It was the exams that were her true test! Besides her own hard work and study, we spent a lot of time before and after classes to get the material covered and sorted. And guess what, it paid out, all the hard work that everybody put in, but mostly her own hard work, paid off! She passed the PADI IE with flying colors in the end.

It was a good IDC and I was very happy to see that all finish with the great result and effort for Toon. Well done girl, I'm proud of you! Let's meet soon and discuss a bit more the details of Thai cuisine!

Testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Toon with Rob, her PADI Examiner during the recent May 2017 PADI IE on Phuket

It's time for the testimonial by Toon Kalapak of the May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand, in Thai language and translated into English;

 คิดว่า IDC มันยากแต่ก็อยากลองดู,ตัดสินใจเรียน,และได้ยินชื่อCamilleจากเพื่อนที่เรียนกับCamilleทุกคนพูดเหมือนกันว่า "He's One of the Best Course Director"
Camilleให้คำแนะนำและทุ่มเทเวลาให้เราก่อนและหลังClassroom เพื่อแน่ใจว่าเราเข้าใจและพัฒนาขึ้น,10วันสำหรับIDCกับCamille คือความทรงจำที่ดีที่เรายังคิดว่าเราไม่น่าจะผ่านมันมาได้ง่ายๆและเราผ่านมันมาได้เพราะCamille!!!
Yes!!!..He is One of The Best of Course Director.
ขอบคุณมากๆค่ะ Camille

 In English;

I thought IDC was difficult but I decided to take it. 
I heard of Camille from friends who took IDC with him. They all said the same thing, "he is one of the best CDs"
Camille dedicated his time not only during but before and after classes to make sure I understood and improved. I didn't think I would have made it but I did, thanks to Camille. 10 day IDC course with him with was a great memory and experience. And yes, he's one of the best course directors.

Thanks for writing this testimonial, it's much appreciated! 

If you're interested in participating in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs? If so, your next opportunities will be with our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 4th Juy, 8th August and 5th September. On 26th July I also have a PADI IDC program scheduled in Moalboal in the Philippines.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any PADI IDC location that I work at!

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Testimonial by Dominic Sennhauser of the March/April 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Testimonial by Dominic Sennhauser of the March/April 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand


Here's a Testimonial by Dominic Sennhauser of the March/April 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. I received this already a few weeks ago, but didn't get around posting the testimonial any earlier.

Dominic put his heart and soul into this PADI IDC and all sacrifices paid off in the end. Occasionally he struggled with a few concepts during the IDC, but he always got it back on track on the right time. We had a fun program, but were serious when it asked for and got through all the required parts of the PADI IDC program. Which can be challenging at times. 

However, 'Team Babara' did a great job and besides Dominic, all other participants in this PADI IDC passed as well, showing off some good team work and spirit.

Thanks for being part of this IDC group, not an easy one to forget! All the best to you and in your future PADI Instructor career and hopefully our paths will cross again, I will be looking forward to it!

Testimonial by Dominic Sennhauser of the March/April 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Testimonial by Dominic Sennhauser of the March/April 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand; Dominic with the PADI Examiner of the April PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Herman Wong.

Now let's have a look at Dominic's testimonial, here it is, in German oder in Deutsch;

Danke camille für die zeit während des idc.
Ich möchte mich herzlichst bedanken bei unserem course director Camille Lemmens. Danke für die art und weise, wie du uns gelehrt hast. Wie du den kurs geführt hast. Das sind ernste Worte. Auch wenn sie etwas spät kommen... sorry für das.... Ich war sehr nervös und aufgeregt vor dem idc. Aber du hast eine art gefunden, mich proffesionel zu unterrichten und motivieren. Trotzdem fehlte der spass nie...😉 Du hast mich/uns durch den ganzen idc so gut unterstützt....
Ich hätte nie geglaubt den idc so gut zu bestehen, wie ich es tat schlussendlich💪🏾
Dafür danke ich dir ganz herzlich. Und ich glaube die ganze barbara mannschaft😊
Danke für deine art. Danke dafür, dass du einen sehr wichtigen schritt in meinem leben mitverwirklicht hast. Ich hoffe ich kann dich weiterhin nerven mit doofen fragen😊
Danke für alles
Beste grüsse 
Instructor Dominic

Thanks a lot for taking the time out to write this, Dominic. It's much appreciated.

If you would like to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next opportunity will be very soon, with one of our monthly PADI IDC programs scheduled on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 4th July, followed by 8th August, 5th September and more. In-between I have also a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
The next PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta will be scheduled for January 2018.

Please contact me for more specific information on these two or any other destination that I teach at.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, June 23, 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017


The Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center "Neptune Diving Adventure'. Places are still available and we have one more PADI IDC program coming up this year in Moalboal in the Philippines. Come 12th November 2017 we have scheduled one more PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines.

This is also a great opportunity to participate in your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course and continue your own education.

For both courses, Camille, a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director conducts his PADI IDC programs in small groups, which allows for lots of personal attention. He' has been a PADI Course Director since 2003 and has taught well over 140 PADI IDC programs with over 500 PADI IDC candidates successfully passing the PADI IE. He has a vast amount of experience that he's willing to share with you. Have a look at his Testimonial page on his website, to see what other PADI IDC candidates have to say about him.  This website page shares Testimonials from candidates of his most recent PADI IDC programs and is going back all the way to 2003.

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Next PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines starts on 26th July 2017

Please ask for more detailed information on his Moalboal PADI IDC programs or any other location where Camille teaches.

Get trained by the best! Camille's aim is to make sure that you successfully pass the PADI IE and receive that extra bit of information and knowledge to become a highly trained Open Water Scuba Instructor after the IE. This means that you can go out in the real world, whilst having fun but at the same time you keep working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

If this date doesn't suit you, join Camille in one of his PADI IDC programs scheduled on a monthly base on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 4th July, 8th August and 5th September.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, June 18, 2017

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful


The PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful for the candidates of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket. Twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens has delivered the goods again in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and we have two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors running around!

Well done to Kevin and Adrian, all your hard work has paid off and now it's time to relax and kick back! Although, tomorrow one more day on the boat with Kevin is in the cards, completing some PADI Specialty Instructor training and Adrian will fly back home, to Hong Kong.
Tomorrow we will conduct the self-reliant-, Underwater Naturalist- and Underwater Navigation PADI Instructor specialties . Something to look forward to!

Two intense days of preparation, waiting around and short bursts of action are finally over and both of them passed all four segments with flying colors. Congratulations on behalf of myself and all at PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for June 2017 was very successful; At the completion of the PADI IE, from left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Andy (PADI Examiner), Kevin (PADI OWSI), Adrian (PADI OWSI) and Tim (PADI Examiner)


If you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, I'm more than happy to help you on your way!

Your next opportunity will be on Phuket, Thailand come 4th July and 8th August with a specail discount of 20% on the course fee, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 26th July there is a PADI IDC scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of the courses on offer, from the PADI IDC to the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course to Specialty Instructor training.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, June 16, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017



The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia.

This July 2017 PADI IDC program has a special 20% discount on the course fee and the Enriched Air or Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider PADI Instructor Specialties are included. Please note that you already need to be an Enriched Air or Nitrox diver before you can participate in this Instructor course.

This may also be a good moment in time to start your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course or take some more PADI Specialty Instructor courses. Although this PADI IDC program is confirmed, there are still a few places available, please contact me for further detailed information on this IDC program, the Staff Instructor course or additional PADI Specialty Instructor training.

At 8.30am we will start this PADI IDC program at the Dive Asia scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock in Kata on Phuket. At Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock you will find our air conditioned and big classroom with wi-fi, a very big swimming pool, for scuba training and in which you can find water too deep to stand up in. There's also a restaurant on the premises, where we will have lunch during the IDC each day and there's also accommodation available in various price ranges.


Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 4th July 2017

Look for the best option available to you and with a great deal of experience from a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director, you will get top notch dive education. During my PADI IDC programs I provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. Our Instructor Development Course programs will provide valuable hands-on training with the emphasis on fun and in-water application. The cutting edge knowledge gained will help you to expand your Career Opportunities.

Our aim is to make sure that you successfully pass the PADI IE and receive that extra bit of information and knowledge to become a highly trained Open Water Scuba Instructor after the IE. This means that you can go out in the real world, whilst having fun but at the same time you keep working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

Your next opportunity will be on Phuket, Thailand come 6th June, 4th July and 8th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and 26th July there is a PADI IDC scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of the courses on offer, from the PADI IDC to the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course to Specialty Instructor training.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, June 15, 2017

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket


The EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket yesterday in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. After the current June 2017 PADI IDC was completed a day earlier, it was time for the EFR Instructor course.
In my PADI IDC schedules I usually have the EFR Instructor course typically scheduled after the PADI IDC has been completed.

It turned out to be a busy day at the Dive Asia scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock, since after we completed the EFR Instructor course, we discussed a few PADI Instructor specialties with Adrian and Kevin.

During the EFR Instructor course we covered a few presentations by me but the fun started once we got into the hands on part and Little Annie and it's family entered the scene. Junior and Baby were also part of the afternoon and with an AED or defibrillator unit, we had a few practice runs at CPR and correct use of an AED.

Today we will be on the boat to the Raya islands for the self-reliant diver specialty for Kevin and the DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) and DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) or underwater scooter PADI instructor specialties for Adrian.
Kevin will complete three more PADI instructor specialties, this coming Monday. He has the Self-reliant, Underwater Naturalist and one more PADI instructor specialty on his schedule.

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket

EFR Instructor course for June 2017 has been completed on Phuket; From left to right; Kevin, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer) and Adrian

If you're interested in participating in one of PADI IDC program, I offer monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. The next two programs will respectively start 4th July and 8th August and these two programs have a special offer of 20% discount on the course fee. 
In-between these two programs, another PADI IDC program is scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

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

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed


The PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. It's been a good PADI IDC program, this June 2017 PADI IDC! Kevin and Adrian were fun to have around and they were also strong candidates, although they will still have to proof that during the PADI IE on Phuket, coming up this weekend Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th June. I'm confident though!

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; Selfie with the Course Director! Kevin on the left and Adrian on the right, just before we hit the pool at Dive Asia's scuba training center at Kata Big Rock.

We covered a lot of ground during the last couple of days. We had a great time on a day trip out of the boat, for the open water dives. There was more confined water training, more knowledge development training or their classroom presentations and there were lots of workshops, in and out of the water. CESA workshops, descent and ascent workshops, advanced open water course and rescue diver course work shops and plenty more interesting work shops throughout the whole IDC program.

There was also the odd presentation by me and plenty of exams to deal with to keep them out of trouble. It's over though and next in line will be the EFR Instructor program, on the schedule for tomorrow.

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; In confined water, Guy helped out one day. Here he is performing a CESA in shallow water

This Thursday we're eyeing a day out on the boat again, with the self-reliant diver course for Kevin and the DUP (digital underwater photography) and DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) or underwater specialties for Adrian and Friday or next Monday the Self-reliant diver Instructor specialty for  Kevin in  the pipeline. Stay tuned for more updates on this.

Jamie, who joined us for the Open Water training dives around Koh Phi Phi, completed her DPV Instructor specialty during our day out on the boat, during the third dive of the day.

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; Jamie (on the left, with the white mask) joined us for the Open Water training dives around Koh Phi Phi

If you're interested in joining me for a PADI IDC program, I offer monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. The next two programs will respectively start 4th July and 8th August and these two programs have a special offer of 20% discount on the course fee. 
In-between these two programs, another PADI IDC program is scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

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

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

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


Time is flying and the PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

We have covered a lot of aspects and topics of the current PADI IDC already and there are still a few more to come before we can complete and finish this June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket. It almost sounds as if we're half way!

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Evaluation during confined water skills

We already spent lots of time in the pool, practicing skills and going through confined water presentations. So far they holding out very well with high scores and a few, occasional wake up calls! Right now, they are in the middle of their theory exams. Confidence is high since the first set of theory exams went down very well, with high scores all around.

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Control of the hovering skill during a confined water presentation. Adrian on the left and Kevin on the right hand side of the picture

Tomorrow will see us out of the classroom and on to the boat for the open water presentations and dives. A trip to Koh Phi Phi is in the making and today we will discuss how to prepare and how to execute open water training dives. Another step closer to completing the PADI IDC. Next weekend, come 17th and 18th June, the PADI IE will come to town! It looks however, that they will be ready to tackle this with confidence.

However, one step at a time, no need to celebrate too early, a bit of work is still in the pipeline Adrian and Kevin.

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

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has reached the halfway mark; Kevin controlling a CESA by Adrian during a confined water presentation

If you're interested in joining my on one of my PADI IDC programs, you have the opportunity to do so with our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. For July and August 2017 we have a special offer with a 20% discount on the course fee and in all of our PADI IDC programs we now include two PADI Specialty Instructors ratings, Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider,
On 26th July there's also a PADI IDC program scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started


The PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
The two candidates are originating from Canada and Taiwan but both live in Hong Kong and know each other very well. Kevin used to be Adrian's math teacher and now they're both students. An interesting set up!
It seems like we have a great little group going though with two very interesting candidates. 

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for June 2017 on Phuket has started; Kevin and Adrian just before we hop in the pool for the first time during this June 2017 PADI IDC at Dive Asia's training facilities at Kata Big Rock.

It's still early days and lot of work are still ahead of us bit ti seems that both have the theory exams in a firm grip. That makes theory live easy on all of us. The first confined water dive, during which we practiced a skill circuit, also went down well, just a few small hick ups that will be easily corrected with a bit more practice.

Plenty of work still ahead of us, before the PADI IE will come around, on 17th and 18th June, right here on Phuket.
Today will see some more theory exams, presentations by me and another skill circuit in the pool plus various workshops, among others about control, CESA, rescue skills from the rescue diver course, rescue exercise #7 practice, today with a pocket mask. Plenty of things to keep us busy and entertained!

If you're interested in participating in a PADI IDC with me, your next opportunity will be with one of our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 4th July, 8th August and 5th September. On 26th July there's also a PADI IDC program scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

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

See you there,
Camille


Thursday, June 1, 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017


We've just finished the PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017 about a week ago, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

We had a great couple of days diving around the Ray islands off Phuket and near Koh Phi Phi after the recent MAY PADI IDC and PADI IE on Phuket.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Glenn doing a no mask swim as part of his self reliant diver course, the day after the May 2017 PADI IDC was completed and the day before the PADI IE on Phuket started. Three good dives during which he learned to get comfortable with the self reliant gear and set up.

Glenn participated in five specialties, besides the two that are currently included in my PADI IDC programs. Currently included are the Nitrox or Enriched Air- and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Glenn hooking his self reliant tank off to a wreck, before the penetration dive that is part of his wreck diver course.

Besides these two PADI Specialties, Glenn also choose to participate in the Dee-, Wreck- DUP (Digital Underwater Photography), DPV and Self reliant Instructor level courses.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; This is Glenn during his classroom training for the PADI wreck Instructor course. Some extra things I add to this course, including finding your way around with a blacked out mask inside the rebuild classroom with the use of various lines

In total we spent three days three days diving on the Dive Asia boat, with two trips to the Raya islands and one trip around Koh Phi Phi.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; Entering a wreck or checking where the lines can be set up?

It was a good couple days of diving and we had lots of fun and saw some cool stuff underwater during some relaxed and mostly long dives. Including a couple of nice nudibranches.

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; On the boat, on the way back to the Chalong harbor at the end of our three days of diving

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor training with Glenn in May 2017; A barracuda patrolling the wreck at Raya Noi's Bay one

Come and see me for more information about up and coming PADI IDC programs, starting with our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', early next week 6th June, 4th July or 8th August being the first three scheduled programs. On July 26th a PADI IDC program is scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille