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 rĂșn 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