Sunday, May 21, 2017

PADI IE on Phuket for May 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket for May 2017 was very successful


The PADI IE on Phuket for May 2017 was very successful with both Glenn and Toon now being brand new PADI Instructors! Well done and congratulations are in place!
The recent PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' was completed last week.

This weekend however was all about the PADI IE and both of them nailed it. A great job and all the hard work of both Toon and Glenn paid off with a well deserved PADI Instructor rating.

As always, the PADI IE is about short bursts of action and long waiting times in between those bursts of action. They kept their cool though and were on the ball when they had to be. It's an up and down affair for the nerves and they handled, very well indeed.

We just got back from a nice Thai dinner with the whole group and their respective partners and supporters. 

Tomorrow 'real' life continues with Glenn and me being on the boat for two days to complete his MSDT prep course and getting 5 Instructor level specialties out of the way, including Deep diving, Wreck diving, self-reliant, DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) and DPV's (diver propulsion vehicles) or the underwater scooters.

PADI IE on Phuket for May 2017 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket for May 2017 was very successful; After the closing of the PADI IE, from left to right; Toon (PADI OWSI), Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Rob (PADI Examiner) and Glenn (PADI OWSI) with a nice photo bomb by PADI Examiner Brendon! Picture taken at Chalong pier.

If this inspires you to become a PADI Instructor, please contact me for more specific details about my PADI IDC programs, with small classes and lots of personal attention.

Your next opportunities are our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with the next three programs scheduled to start 6th June, 4th July and 8th August. On the 26th July there's also a PADI IDC scheduled to start in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventures'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, May 20, 2017

PADI IDC and EFR Instructor courses have been completed on Phuket for May 2017

PADI IDC and EFR Instructor courses have been completed on Phuket for May 2017


Indeed, the PADI IDC and EFR Instructor courses have been completed on Phuket for May 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
It's been really busy, hence no earlier update than right now. It was actually three days ago that the current PADI IDC was completed, last Wednesday, last Thursday we completed the EFR Instructor course and Friday Glenn and me were on the boat for his self-reliant diver certification.
Action packed days and long days as well to help Toon master her theory exams.

Today the PADI IE started and she surprised us in a few ways, she passed all theory exams, so all the hard work and extra hours paid off, However, the one exam that she was strong in during the IDC, RDP, she failed this morning, which surprised all of us. She has a remake tomorrow morning though and we're all confident that she will be successful.

Glenn cruised through all three PADI IE parts of the day, despite a hick up in confined water. Strong performances by both of them in the classroom and confined water with high scores! Well done both of you.

Tomorrow we will see that last day and last part of the current PADI IE, the open water dive and come tomorrow around noon time, we will know if we have two brand new PADI Instructors in da house! Stay tuned for more updates.

PADI IDC and EFR Instructor courses have been completed on Phuket for May 2017

PADI IDC and EFR Instructor courses have been completed on Phuket for May 2017; After the EFR Instructor course, from left to right; Glenn, Camille and Toon

If you're interested in participating in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs, the next opportunities will be with our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 6th June, 4th July and 8th August. In-between there will also be a program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines.

Please contact me for more detailed information.

See you there,
Camille


Sunday, May 14, 2017

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark


The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. We're knee deep in it, so to speak!
Progress is going nicely and smoothly and the two candidates are improving each day, giving credit to the word 'development'.
We have already completed all confined water training and the first knowledge development or classroom presentation has also been bagged, with a second to follow today.

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark; Toon or Cartoon, demonstrating a CESA (Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent) in the pool during a skill circuit

Right now, the second set of theory exams is on the menu for the morning and during the afternoon more classroom presentation by myself will be conducted, including the presentation on how to prepare for Open Water presentations. Tomorrow we will be on the boat for three dives around the Raya islands and we will complete the open water training, including the rescue exercise # 7 skill; unconscious diver at the surface.

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark

The May 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket has reached the half way mark; Glenn during the weight belt removal and replacement skill as part of his skill circuit in the pool

W e will keep chipping away at the schedule and next week Sunday, we should have two new PADI Instructors on Phuket, when the PADI IE will be completed around noon.

That's still a week to go though and in the meantime we will be having fun at the scuba diving training facilities of Dive Asia at Kata Big Rock and tomorrow on the boat. Before the PADI IE starts, we will also tackle the EFR Instructor course.

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, the next options available will be on Phuket, Thailand with programs scheduled to start on 6th June, 4th July and 8th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and come 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 these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 6th June 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 6th June 2017


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 6th June 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
Kick off will be at 8.30am at our Dive Asia Scuba Diving training Center, where you will find out classroom and pool at the same premises. There's also a restaurant where we will enjoy our lunches and we can also offer accommodation here in three different kind of rooms or bungalows. A very convenient set up with great facilities.

You are also welcome to to start your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course or staff this or more IDC's with me, in case you're planning to become a PADI Course Director.

The course is confirmed but we still have places available. If you're interested in enjoying your PADI IDC in small groups with lots of personal attention and a very experienced, twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director, we are your best option on Phuket!

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 6th June 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 6th June 2017

My PADI IDC programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. My 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 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. You will be having fun working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

Your next options 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, May 11, 2017

PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket has started


Yesterday the PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
It's a small and intimate PADI IDC program here on Phuket this time around with two candidates, originating from Thailand and the UK. Toon and Glenn are in da house and the Dive Asia scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock is the place to be!

It's still early days but we seem to have a nice group together. The skill circuit went fine yesterday but Toon needed extra time for the theory exams due to language issues. We're under underway though, so stay tuned in for more updates. There's lots more to come for the candidates and I will keep you updated accordingly.

PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for May 2017 on Phuket has started; Toon and Glenn in the classroom yesterday

Today we will spent more time on theory exam practice, skill circuit practice in the pool and we will talk about their first confined water presentations, due for tomorrow.

Come and get your PADI IDC training on Phuket with a very experienced Platinum PADI Course Director. I have received the Platinum rating uninterrupted since PADI introduced this rating, twelve years ago. In general I work with small groups which allows for lots of personal attention.

My PADI IDC programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. My 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 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. You will be having fun working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.

Your next options 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'.

See you there,
Camille


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 9th May 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 9th May 2017


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 9th May 2017 is coming up soon in conjunction with PADI CDC center "Dive Asia' on Phuket.

There are still spots available if you want your PAD IDC to be conducted in small groups with lots of personal attention. Your PADI Course Director will be Camille, a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director. Loads of experience will be at your command and fun is usually had along the way as well, without losing sight of what needs to be achieved.

At Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock we can offer you a big air conditioned classroom and one of Phuket's biggest training pools available. There's a restaurant onsite where we will enjoy our lunches during this May 2017 PADI IDC and we can offer onsite rooms. The rooms go with either fan or air conditioning, catering to each individuals budget.

These PADI IDC programs offer also a great opportunity to further your own career as a dive instructor or professional, with the option of participating in your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. If you're on your way on becoming a PADI Course Director yourself, we can offer you monthly PADI IDC programs to staff and gain a wealth of information and experience by staffing with Camille. 

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 9th May 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 9th May 2017

From this PADI IDC onward, Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens offers two PADI Instructor Specialties in his PADI IDC program; the Nitrox Instructor rating (providing you're already certified as Nitrox diver) and the Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor course.
This PADI IDC program will be completed by Specialty Instructor training after the PADI IE on Phuket. Come and join the fun, starting 22nd May.

Contact me for more information or for one of the upcoming PADI IDC programs, starting with our monthly programs on 6th June, 4th July and 8th August on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC center "Dive Asia' or 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC center "Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, April 17, 2017

Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here's the Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

Being on the back end of a stint in Thailand, Hannu participated in the PADI IDC as a PADI Assistant Instructor and will be mostly teaching in Finland over the coming summer, unless he can find his dream job in the Maldives or a similar destination.

With a slight cold during the first days of the PADI IDC program, he battled on like a real Viking and nothing seems to phase him at all, with a stoical and methodical way he took on this IDC program and succeeded. Hard work does pay off!

Looking forward seeing you again soon Hannu, it was a pleasure having you around during this porgram!

Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Hannu with PADI Examiner Colin Melrose after passing the PADI IE successfully 

Here we go with the Testimonial by Hannu Orrenmaa of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand;

 Camille´s IDC really gives you stable ground to begin your instructor career. He not only prepare you to examination but gives you tools how to rún courses in real life after graduation. I feel being lucky I choose his course. Even though there is loads work to do at IDC Camille is able make it fun and adjust methods to individuals. We had so much fun and honestly I can recommend his courses to anyone. Thank you Camille for excellent IDC!

Thanks Hannu for taking the time out to write this testimonial, that's appreciated.

For your next PADI IDC program you can join me on 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' or at my monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with the first three programs being scheduled to start 9th May, 6th June and 4th July and 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan starts on 26th April 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan starts on 26th April 2017


The Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan starts on 26th April 2017 with twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Come and join us on Koh Phangan the relaxed and laid back island where we will have a fun and serious PADI IDC program. 
We also welcome anybody interested in completing his or her PADI IDC Staff Instructor course or just to staff in preparation for becoming a PADI Course Director and gain experience. You will be able to work closely with a twelve time Platinum PADI Course Director. A great way to enjoy tapping in to his knowledge and a good time to pick his brain.

There are still places left for all three options, let me know if you're interested and like to participate.

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan starts on 26th April 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan starts on 26th April 2017

Camille has a great record on Koh Phangan with all his candidates on Koh Phangan over the years passing the PADI IE with flying colors. Are you up for the challenge and continue this streak together with Camille, he;s most certainly looking forward to it!
The last PADI IDC in December 2016 was on Koh Phangan and it was a great course, lots of fun without the importance of what's at stake losing out of sight.

If this peeks your interest in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, of which the EFR Instructor course is an exit requirement and which is included in all of my PADI IDC packages, your next opportunity to start a PADI IDC is with one of my monthly scheduled PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' starting with 9th May, 6th June and 4th July and this is followed with a program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, April 7, 2017

PADI IE on Koh Lanta for April 2017 has been very successfully completed

PADI IE on Koh Lanta for April 2017 has been very successfully completed


The PADI IE on Koh Lanta for April 2017 has been very successfully completed with 12 time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens and in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

It was two long days with lots of waiting and short bursts of action but it was all worth it and all the hard work the four candidates put in during the recent March-April PADI IDC on Koh Lanta paid off big time over the last two days.

We have four very happy brand new PADI Instructors on the block and in the books of Blue Planet Divers. Well done guys and good luck in your future dive instructor career!

PADI IE on Koh Lanta for April 2017 has been very successfully completed

PADI IE on Koh Lanta for April 2017 has been very successfully completed; The group picture after certification at the Koh Lanta PADI IE, from left to right Bob, Marko, Josh, Dominic, Herman (PADI Examiner) and Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director)

Now it's time to chill and relax and kick back and have a ball tonight, after we have a nice dinner at the Blue Planet facilities with all four candidates and their friends and loved ones. Well deserved and the party hard mode is switched on for tonight.

If this peeks your interest in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, of which the EFR Instructor course is an exit requirement and which is included in all of my PADI IDC packages, your next opportunity to start a PADI IDC is with one of my monthly scheduled PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' starting with 11th April and 9th May, followed by a program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and this is followed with a program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, April 6, 2017

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed


The EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Today the PADI IE for April 2017 is in full swing and 50% of that PADI IE has already been successfully completed by all four candidates, but yesterday the EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed.

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed; At the end of the course, the group picture with from left to right Josh, Dominic, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer), Bob and Marko

The course ran over two days and yesterday we only had the hands on topics of the course left, the skills and scenario practice. This is also the best part of the course, where we all can relax a bit and usually have a good time and fun with the mannequins and each persons performance and execution of the skills.

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed

EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta for April has been completed; The EFR transformer, a real shocker indeed!

A great, at times intense but also fun period of the March-April PADI IDC and EFR Instructor course on Koh Lanta came to an end and as already mentioned, we didn't stand still and are already in the middle of the next step, the PADI IE or Instructor Examination.

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, of which the EFR Instructor course is an exit requirement and which is included in all of my PADI IDC packages, your next opportunity to start a PADI IDC is with one of my monthly scheduled PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' starting with 11th April and 9th May, followed by a program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and this is followed with a program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed


The PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.


It's been an action packed ten days but we also had fun without loosing sight of what of what is important and needs to be achieved. From that point of view, it was until today that we worked hard on some theory exam topics to make sure everything is up to scratch.Everything went fairly smooth with the four candidates who originated from the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA, making it as always, an international affair.

Confined water, open water and the classroom presentations by the candidates went down well with in general high scores but also a few 'glitches' in their systems, which worked well as wake up calls and the learning curve was steep at such moments.

All in all they did well though and I could sign them off for their achievements with a positive feeling, being assured that they are to tackle the next hurdle, the PADI IE, starting tomorrow morning at the Casuarina resort here on Koh Lanta
This coming Friday afternoon , PADI 5* IDC center 'Blue Planet Divers' should have four brand new PADI Instructors in their ranks.


PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed; At the open water training dive site at Long Beach on Koh Lanta, setting up their equipment before the dive, from left to right Dominic, Marko, Bob and Josh

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March-April 2017 has been completed


Stay tuned for more updates on their PADI IE adventures, coming up soon!

If you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC programs, your next option is with one of my monthly programs, scheduled throughout the year on Phuket, Thailand, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 11th April and 9th May and another option is the PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and later on this year, a PADI IDC Program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, April 1, 2017

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March - April has reached the half way mark

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March - April has reached the half way mark


Time is moving fast and the PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March - April has reached the half way mark, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Right now, whilst I'm writing this, the four candidates are completing their PADI IDC theory exams and they're sweating it out, despite the air con being switched on to full power!
Besides the exams, we completed and achieved a lot already. All confined water presentations and work has been done, and this was laced with various workshops, ranging from control workshops via descends-, rescue-, Discover Scuba Diving or DSD-, to various other workshops. Busy days indeed.
Plenty of classroom presentations by me and the four candidates has been done already but there are still a few more lurking ahead of us. Open Water is also still to come, with two dives in the planning and being scheduled over the next two days.

Still a few bits and pieces need to be done before we can call it a wrap here, including the EFR Instructor course, so stay tuned for more updates and the results of the PADI IE for April 2017 on Koh Lanta, scheduled for the 6th and 7th April.

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March - April has reached the half way mark

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March - April has reached the half way mark; The class of March - April 2017 on Koh Lanta, Thailand from left to right; Josh, Dominic, Bob, Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director) and Marko

It's an action packed PADI IDC program with lots of fun as well, without loosing track of the important things and why we are here in the first place.
If this peeks your interest and you would like to participate in a PADI IDC with me, your next opportunities will be with my monthly programs, the first two programs are scheduled to start 11th April and 9th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' and this is followed by a program scheduled to start 26th July in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
Don't hesitate to contact me for more detailed information on any of these destinations.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March 2017 has started

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March 2017 has started


The PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March 2017 has started in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. We actually started already two days ago and I gave been busy, hence a late update.

We're already making headway into the PADI IDC curriculum with having confined water sessions, including skill circuits and lots of workshops under our belt and today will see the first confined water presentation by the candidates. In the classroom we're also making headway and tomorrow the candidates will present their first classroom or knowledge development presentation. How is that again, time flies when you're having fun?!

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March 2017 has started

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta for March 2017 has started; All four PADI IDC candidates in front of the swimming pool, from left to right; Bob, Josh, Dominic and Marko.

As usual it's an international affair and this time the PADI IDC candidates originate from the Netherlands, the USA and Switzerland with staff originating from the Netherlands as well.
Stay tuned for more updates.

If you're interested in participating in one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs or become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor or gain experience on your way to become a PADI Course Director, your next opportunities will be with our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting 11th April and 9th May and another option is to on 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Feel free to contact me for more detailed information about any of my programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here we go, another one; Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket.

Staffan is now the fourth out of four participants of the February PADI IDC on Phuket to write and submit a testimonial, making it four out of four. Thanks to all four of you, Iris, Christophe, Staffan and Robin.

Staffan is on a years break (at least that is what he thinks) from his regular job and wants to travel and work as a dive instructor during this year, currently he is in Indonesia, last thing I heard on Gili Air. Hope you enjoy your time travelling around the Asia Pacific region and find what you're looking for. 

Despite being out of practice and dive experience at the start of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Staffan picked up the pace really fast and it seemed that he didn't had a dive break at all.
Hope to meet soon again Staffan and catch up on the good times we had during the IDC.

Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Staffan practicing Rescue exercise # 7 in the pool, during the recent February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket at Dive Asia's scuba diving training and IDC facilities

Here we go, the Testimonial by Staffan Eriksson of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand for you;

I decided to come to Thailand solely because of Camille and his good reputation as a Course Director. In short, he lived up to both his reputation and my expectations. This is my view of Camille and his teaching style which hopefully will help you getting an idea of what it could be to do your IDC with him:

Camille undoubtedly has the knowledge and experience to be a great Course Director. His sense of humor rubbed off in our group to the extent that I think even he thought it was a bit too much at times. His teaching style is can be described as “play hard, work hard” and his focus is always on what he thinks makes a skilled and safety conscious instructor and what he knows is needed to pass the IE. Sometimes he might come off as being strict or picky in the skills, while other times he quickly browse though the slide shows. The only “negative” in Camilles skill set would be his upselling and other ways to make a few more bucks. Something which sadly is almost required when making a living in the diving industry.

Personally, I was forced to reschedule my IDC which meant I had only one logged dive during the four years leading up to the IDC (!) and I arrived the day before the course started. Despite being rusty, jet lagged and needing time to get used to my new gear, I ended up getting straight fives in the IE and roughly 90% on the theory, all thanks to Camille! The rest of the group did just as well despite illnesses, lost gear and other mishaps. We were all very happy with the course and can strongly recommend others to do their IDC with Camille!

Thanks Staffan, always appreciated when people take out the time to sit down and write a testimonial!

Contact me for more detailed information on your next opportunities to participate in a PADI IDC program, complete your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course or in case you're looking to staff PADI IDC programs on your way to become a PADI Course Director. 
The next PADI IDC programs will start 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' starting with 11th April and 9th May and this is followed by a program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


All four candidates have submitted one and here's the Testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', here on Phuket.

It's nice to see that all four PADI IDC candidates of the recent February 2017 PADI IDC took time to write a testimonial, It was a fun PADI IDC as well but still it's much appreciated that they went through the motions of writing a testimonial.

Christophe came all the way from Khao Lak to join us during this PADI IDC and he was our junior in the classroom but also one of the strongest candidates I've had in my classes. Well done Christophe, making my life a lot easier and allowing me to spend more time with other candidates when needed!

During the February 2017 PADI IE on Phuket,  Christophe remained focused and it paid off with passing the PADI IE with very high scores all around. Congratulations.
Now he's back in Khao Lak, teaching until the end of the season and getting experience before he goes back to Europe and continues his academic life at the Rotterdam university in the Netherlands. Good luck with all these plans and I'm already looking forward seeing you again soon.

Testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Christophe in action during the recent February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, with a classroom presentation at our scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock, selling dive equipment, which nowadays can be done by showing a picture of dive equipment on your smart phone

It's time to show the goodies, so here we are, the testimonial by Christophe Linne of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand can be read below, in German oder besser gesagt in Deutsch;

Danke Camille für diesen super IDC! Wir haben knapp zwei Wochen zusammen verbracht und du hast jeden von uns vom frischen Divemaster zum vorbereiteten Instructor gemacht. Während des Kurses hast du eine spitzen Balance gefunden zwischen Professionalität und Spaß gefunden. Mit deinem Engagement und guten Humor hast du uns allen eine schöne Zeit verschafft und uns gut auf das vorbereitet was uns hier draußen erwartet.
Danke Camille!

Much appreciated Christophe, it was a pleasure having had the pleasure to work with you.

If you have plans to participate in a PADI IDC Program, there are lots of programs coming up on my PADI IDC schedule, with the very next opportunity starting in a just a few days time on Koh Lanta, Thailand, to be exact on 27th March in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', this is followed by our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 11th April and 9th May in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers',

Don't hesitate to contact me directly for more specific details on any of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, March 19, 2017

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2017 has been successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2017 has been successfully completed


The PADI IE on Phuket for March 2017 has been successfully completed for the candidates of Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

It was two days of waiting around for long periods of time which were followed with short and longer bursts of action but both Juha and Hannu navigated the PADI IE carefully and were very successful and scored very high scores on all segments. Well done guys and well deserved, you did put the time and effort in during the recent March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket and over the last two days you reaped the benefits of that hard work.

Now it's off the real world again and work as a brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor back in the warm waters in Finland! Good luck with that and summer is around the corner!!

It was my pleasure having you both and I'm looking forward how you get along on your new career path and to see you sooner or later again! First it's time to celebrate though!

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2017 has been successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2017 has been successfully completed; At the end of the PAD IE on Phuket, from left to right Hannu (PADI OWSI), Colin (PADI Examiner), Camille with his youngest daughter Katie (Platinum PADI Course Director) and Juha

Keeping the 100% success rate going at the PADI IE programs this year, it's time for you to join one of my PADI IDC programs, become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor or staff some programs on your way to become a PADI Course Director. 
Your next opportunities will be later this month, 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting with 11th April and 9th May, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Don't hesitate to ask me for more specific details on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here's a Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', here on Phuket
In a short time frame three testimonials came in and they will be published soon here on my dive and PADI IDC blog.

Robin's February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket didn't start out well, since he had a cold and his dive equipment went missing. Nonetheless, he kept a very positive attitude and didn't let himself get phased too much by ll these events and he stayed focused and despite feeling not too well, kept hammering away at all the things thrown at him during this PADI IDC. Well done Robin for keeping the faith and the spirits up! It all paid off in the end since he scored very high during the actual February PADI IE on Phuket and at the very end of the February PADI IDC his equipment showed up as well, just in time for said PADI IE. 

Congratulations Robin, you showed the right spirit and I kept believing in you as well and you did it, not an easy feat considering the circumstances but well deserved nonetheless. The Vikings are still alive!

Looking forward seeing you again soon and hope you enjoy the remainder of the season in Khao Lak.

Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Robin during exercise # 7 in open water at the Raya islands

Here's the Testimonial by Robin Nyzell of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand;

Honestly i dont know what Camille can do better than what he is doing with our course and all the things around it. We have so much fun combine with he's super professional way to teaching. If you have questions or thinking about to do your IDC, contact him!

Thanks for taking the time to right about your experience! It's always appreciated and it was a pleasure having you around.

If this inpsires you participate in a PADI IDC program with me, your next opportunity is coming up very soon, starting 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by our monthly Phuket programs in Thailand, the next two options being 11th April and 9th May in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille


Friday, March 17, 2017

EFR Instructor course has been completed for March 2017 on Phuket, Thailand

EFR Instructor course has been completed for March 2017 on Phuket, Thailand


The EFR Instructor course has been completed for March 2017 on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
After having completed the March 2017 PADI IDC or rather PADI OWSI program, it was time to complete the EFR Instructor course. We had a good time, especially with the hands on part, when we got to practice with the mannequins and the AED machine.
Classroom presentations and exams aren't that exciting in comparison. I did explain the difference and availability  in EMS service in Western countries compared to Thailand and showed the video about 'The bodysnatchers of Bangkok' which can be found on Youtube, That's always an interesting part of the course that I include and mot of the time the EFR course participants are rather unaware how things are done in Thailand, with the volunteer rescue teams.

It was also good to teach a professional nurse, Hannu and a military officer, who both have had extensive first aid training already and especially Hannu has a vast real life experience.

Both Hannu and Juha should be ready now for the PADI IE on Phuket, which starts tomorrow, all the best to both of you, I'm confident that you can pass all four instructor exam segments and be Dive Asia's newest PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block!

EFR Instructor course has been completed for March 2017 on Phuket, Thailand

EFR Instructor course has been completed for March 2017 on Phuket, Thailand; From left to right Juha, Camille, EFR Instructor Trainer and Hannu with Juha and Hannu both having different ideas on how to use the mannequins.

The EFR Instructor is an exit requirement for the PADI IDC and if you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, your next options will be on 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand and are scheduled for 11th April and 9th May in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PADI IDC on Phuket for March 2017 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for March 2017 has been completed


The PADI IDC on Phuket for March 2017 has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
It's been a short March 2017 PADI IDC program, since we only completed the PADI OWSI part of the PADI IDC, since Hanu and Juha just very recently completed their PADI Assistant Instructor course.
It's not very often that I teach just the PADI OWSI part of the PADI IDC, so it was an interesting experience for me as well.
It was good to work with Hannu and Juha and we had a good PADI IDC program and some fun along the way as well. and we got lots of work done, a little bit more than is required for the PADI OWSI course, so hopefully they will benefit from this and do real well during the up and coming PADI IE program this weekend. Come Sunday around noon, we should have two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'!

PADI IDC on Phuket for March 2017 has been completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for March 2017 has been completed; On our way back on board the Dive Asia 5 dive boat, after three dives yesterday. The first two dives, at Koh Doc Mai and Koh Bida Nok Bay were training dives and we had a fantastic third dive on the way back home to Chalong pier at Anemone Reef. Despite the strong current,w e saw a lot of cool things, among others, a big school of yellow tail barracuda hanging out in the current, some nudibranches. a pipe fish, nudibranch eggs and lots more. A great dive to end the day!

If you're interested to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs, your next opportunity is coming up soon, on 27th march on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', this is followed by 11th April and 9th May as part of our monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this will be followed by a PADI IDC program which is scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these PADI IDC destinations in Thailand!

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 11th April 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 11th April 2017


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 11th April 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.
Come and join us at our Dive Asia scuba diving training facility at Kata Big Rock on Phuket where we have our classroom, as massive swimming pool with three depth levels and an onsite restaurant where we have our lunches and with three different options for accommodation, all within the same premises. Enjoy the relaxed and laid back vibe of Kata Big Rock with the vibrant Kata within walking distance with plenty more restaurant and accommodation options.

Camille, your experienced Platinum PADI Course Director teaches in small groups which allows for lots of personal attention. 

You can also further your instructor career with the PADI IDC Staff instructor course or contact me for more details regarding staffing and becoming a PADI Course Director.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 11th April 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand is scheduled to start 11th April 2017

If you participate in an IDC or internship with Camille and PADI CDC Center ' Dive Asia' you will have a cutting edge on the competitive job market, which is exactly what you need once you pass the PADI IE.

Your next options for participating in one of Camille's PADI IDC programs are 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting with the mentioned program of 11th April and followed by 9th May and 6th June in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and there's one more PADI IDC program on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' which is scheduled to start 26th April.

Please feel free to contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, March 10, 2017

PADI IDC for March 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for March 2017 on Phuket has started


It's showtime again and the PADI IDC for March 2017 on Phuket has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket, Thailand.
Juha and Hannu are both from Finland and are participating in the PADI OWSI course since they're newly certified PADI Assistant Instructors.
We're already on day two of the course, we already kicked off this PADI OWSI course yesterday and we have a few more days to go before the PADI IE on Phuket is due on 18th and 19th March.

PADI IDC for March 2017 on Phuket has started

PADI IDC for March 2017 on Phuket has started; Hannu and Juha at the end of a day in the classroom and confined water, straight out of the pool in this picture at Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock

We covered some distance already with some skill circuit practice in the pool, combined with various workshops, among others workshops about control, lift bag use, CESA and we looked at some new skills from the revised open Water diver course. In the classroom they already killed the theory exams and we're way into the presentations by me, with their presentations coming up soon.
Lots more confined work in the pool at Kata Big Rock to come as well as classroom time plus a day out on the Dive Asia boat for Open water training, so stay tuned for more updates.

If you're interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, just like Juha and Hannu, your next opportunities will be on 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and this is followed by our monthly PADI IDC programs starting 11th April and 9th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand starts 27th March

Next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand starts 27th March


The Next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand starts 27th March in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

After the very successful and fun January - February 2017 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, we're back for a new version and we still can offer some available spaces in this exciting program.

Get trained by the best and eleven time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens ranks up between the very best!

Get trained in small groups with lots of personal attention and a very experienced Platinum PADI Course Director.

Camille has taught over 140 PADI IDC programs to date with more than 500 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and over 1800 PADI Specialty Instructor training courses taught. You will be in good and experienced hands during his PADI IDC programs, where he teaches you to not only become a PADI Instructor but a good one!

Next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand starts 27th March

Next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand starts 27th March

If you participate in an IDC or internship with Camille and PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', you will have cutting edge on the competitive job market, which is exactly what you need once you pass the PADI IE on Koh Lanta.

Camille has monthly programs PADI IDC program scheduled throughout Thailand and the next opportunities after this Koh Lanta program are 11th April and 9th May with further monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, March 3, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'. 
There are still a few places available to join our PADI IDC program with small groups and lots of personal attention, taught by a very experienced Platinum PADI Course Director at our scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock on Phuket. Our dedicated IDC classroom, the massively big swimming pool, a restaurant and accommodation can be found here in a relaxed and quiet setting, but still nearby vibrant Kata.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Participating in an IDC or internship with Camille and PADI CDC Center ' Dive Asia' will give you a cutting edge on the competitive job market, which is exactly what you need once you pass the PADI IE.

We have monthly PADI IDC programs scheduled on Phuket and I also offer programs at other locations around Thailand.
The next opportunities for participating in one of my PADI IDC Programs will be 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', followed by 11th April back on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and this is followed with a programs scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, March 2, 2017

PADI Elite Instructor rating for 2016

PADI Elite Instructor rating for 2016


Yesterday I received this award from PADI; PADI Elite Instructor rating for 2016, for having issued at least 150 PADI certifications last year. According to my own count, I was just over 200 certifications, but it seems that the official accounting was slightly different. A good result nonetheless. 

Thanks to all my students in 2016, in Khao Lak in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon', on Koh Phangan in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers', on Koh Lanta in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and on Phuket in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
The certifications were ranging from Specialty diver certification to PADI IDC and Specialty Instructor certifications plus EFR and EFR Instructor ratings. 

PADI Elite Instructor rating for 2016

PADI Elite Instructor rating for 2016

Together with yesterday's eleventh consecutive year running of my Platinum PADI Course Director rating, it was a good week for PADI awards!

Get trained by the best and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Platinum PADI Course Director and Elite PADI Instructor Camille Lemmens. Your next options are monthly PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' scheduled to start the next two programs 7th March and 11th April, followed by 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and this is followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Camille received 11th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Camille received 11th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating


Here we go again; Camille received 11th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating. This was today in the digital mail and it's the highest reward a recreational dive instructor can get within the PADI system. What is even better is that Camille has received this award now for the eleventh consecutive time, since PADI Asia Pacific introduced this rating, exactly eleven years ago!

There are less than 80 PADI Course Directors around the world with this Platinum rating, even less who work for a PADI CDC center but there are just a handful in the Asia Pacific region who have received this rating eleven years in a row, since it's inauguration.

Camille received 11th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Camille received 11th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Thanks goes out to all the great students I had the pleasure to work with last year and was able to welcome into my PADI IDC programs and/or PADI Specialty Instructor training courses last year, without you this wouldn't have been possible.

Big thanks also goes out to the PADI 5* IDC Centers I worked with in Thailand; 'Haad Yao Divers' on Koh Phangan, 'Blue Planet Divers' on Koh Lanta, 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak and PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket, Thailand as well as PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventures' in Moalboal in the Philippines.

Thanks for all the support and trust over the years, it's much appreciated and it seems to have paid off! 

One more 'thank you' goes out to fellow Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Reardon, long term buddy and friend!

Get trained by the best and sign up for a PADI IDC program with 11 time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens. Your next opportunity will be one of the monthly PADI IDC's we schedule on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', starting with 7th March and 11th April, followed by 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and this is followed by 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille


Friday, February 24, 2017

Testimonial by Iris Poutanen of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Iris Poutanen of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


The testimonials come in by droves at the moment and here is the Testimonial by Iris Poutanen of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Iris came in to her PADI IDC program, not really knowing what to expect, but she soon found out that a lot of the things she was told, were just absolutely not true and she ended up having a good time and became a good PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, with guidance by me with a full believe in her strengths and capabilities that she can live up to expectation of being a good instructor.

She's small but she's also two hand fulls, in the best positive way, a bundle of very positive energy with a good idea of what she wants and how to get there. I can only hope for there that she will meet the right people that can help her along the way!

Panama, here we come!

It will be great meeting you again Iris, I hope it will be sooner rather than later, good luck and all the best with your future plans!

Testimonial by Iris Poutanen of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Iris Poutanen of the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Iris during one of her Open Water training dives being part of her PADI IDC, at one of the dive sites we visited with 'Dive Asia's' dive boat on a three dive day trip at the Raya Islands

Have a look at what iris has to say about her PADI IDC experience during the February 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket;

IDC With Camille was amazing! When I start the course I had very different expectations about it because I get wrong information and hazy "advices" from others about it and I start course with little bit unsure feeling. But from the first day until it was over Camille give me so clear imagine how is the work when you became to be instructor and he teach us really how to prepare lessons and how to use all the tools and be a good teacher. Now the real learning process just starting and I feel like I have stable & steadily bottom under my feet. Feel like I'm ready to jump! Big thank you Camille!

It's really appreciated that you took the time out to write this Iris, thanks! It was good to have you on board for that February Phuket IDC!

Come and join me for new PADI IDC Programs and become the next PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, first options are monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand, starting 7th March and 11th April in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by 27th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and this is followed by a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th April on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille