Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Time for a blog post on the testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

It's already two months ago, so about time to catch up on his testimonial! This March 2017 PADI IDC with a complete Finnish story, with Hannu being part of that IDC as well. Hannu's testimonial can be found under this link.

Juha came over to complete his PADI IDC, during a break from his real life job, defending Finland. Indeed, he's a Finnish army officer and a fit one to boost. Together we participated in a mini marathon on Phuket, one Sunday morning during the IDC. He usually is much more in to ultra distances, so this was a nice off shoot for him to try and enjoy.

Both Juha and Hannu were 'easy' students and they both picked up on all required knowledge and skills rather quickly! This also could be easily observed during the actual PADI IE, during which they received great and high scores all the way through.
By now, late May, Juha is already back in Finland again, shaking off the last winter bits! 

It was great having you in this PADI IDC program for March 2017 and I do hope that you can teach over the Finish summer to come, with all the skills that you gained during the IDC,

Testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Juha with PADI Examiner Colin Melrose after successfully completing the March PADI IE on Phuket

Let's have a look at the actual Testimonial by Juha-Petteri Pasma of the March 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand;

I came from Finland to do IDC in Phuket. It turned out to be a fantastic choice, because i could not imagine more efficient and fun way of becoming an open water scuba instructor than under direct supervision of Camille. He is a phenomenal instructor and awesome dude. Our class was small, days were compact and at home there was no worries with sparetime, but its okay as long as you feel as rewarded as i felt when Camille was my instructor at IDC. So perks compared to Finland: Camille, less snow and ice, quarantee of knowing your shit.

As always, thanks a lot for taking the time out to write this, it's much appreciated and looking forward to meeting again!

In case you're interested in participating in one of my PADI IDC Programs, you're next opportunity will be our monthly programs on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' starting with 6th June and follow by 4th July and 8th August. The latter two PADI IDC programs with a special offer of 20% off the course fee, making the IDC 35,200.-THB and with two PADI Instructor Specialties; Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider (exclusive of the application fees and the you need to be a Nitrox diver already).
Come 26th July we will also schedule a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Please contact me for more detailed information.

See you there,
Camille

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