Thursday, November 30, 2017

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand


The First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. Our PADI IDC programs are always good fun and are a great way to start your professional upgrade into the new year!

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

Look for the best and ask for experience. At our PADI IDC programs you will find this! Join our PADI IDC that's bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

Besides a wealth of experience, we offer an attentive learning environment with the following on offer;

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


First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

First PADI IDC in 2018 will start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Contact me for more information about this specific PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta, the first one for 2018 and scheduled to start 6th January.

If January 2018 comes too early for you, the start of 2018 has an action packed PADI IDC schedule. These dates might be of interest to you;
23rd January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Haad Yao Divers', 6th February and 7th March on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC center 'Dive Asia' followed by monthly programs on Phuket, 20th February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Sea Dragon' and 25th March back on Koh Lanta in conjunction with PADI IDC 5* center 'Haad Yao Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines


Peter participated in the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach.

This was a challenging and interesting course for me because Peter is a very experienced diver and instructor. And not only for PADI! He's also an SSI instructor and the equivalent of the PADI IDCS Instructor and for CMAS he is the equivalent of a Course Director.

Interestingly enough, he participated his PADI IDC some ten years ago with a PADI Course Director who was not only on the same PADI Course Director Training Course, but even in the same group as me! A small world indeed and nice to hear about Martin in Hamburg, Germany again.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines; Peter and Camille in front of Neptune's Diving Adventure's doorstep. 

Peter has also a couple of thousand dives logged, so he's not by any means a newcomer but in contrast a very experienced diver and instructor. But I think I mentioned that already. We knew each other already, since his soon to be wife, Irish, completed her PADI IDC with me in December 2014 and her PADI IDCS Instructor course with me in July 2016, during my previous PADI IDC here in Moalboal.
At those times Peter was managing the dive center in a local resort but now he's also part of the staff at PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course in November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines; Peter hanging under the sardine ball, during his self reliant diver course.

The November 2017 PADI IDC was a good program with two very strong candidates, so it seemed fitting that Peter participated in this particular program. It was fun to work with him and I think we both learned a few bits and pieces from each other. A real win-win situation and a pleasure to be in, with him!
As if the PADI IDCS course alone wasn't enough, Peter also participated in both the self reliant diver level and PADI self reliant instructor courses and also joined the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course. Showing that you're really never too old to learn!

Great to have you on board for this Peter, I'm already looking forward to the next PADI IDC in Moalboal, come next year July/August and meet you again, at the latest!

Are you already a PADI Instructor and are considering taking the next step? The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course may be just what you are looking for.
Get in touch with me for more details about what the course entails and who knows, maybe we see each other soon! 

Come and join me for the next PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses, always scheduled a day ahead of the actual start of the PADI IDC programs at each location. For the PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses the start dates are as follow; 4th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018, 5th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 19th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 22nd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, November 24, 2017

PADI IE for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been very successfully completed

PADI IE for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been very successfully completed


The PADI IE for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been very successfully completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach and PADI Examiner Brendon Sing.
Both students of my 150th PADI IDC program, which was conducted in Moalboal, did extremely well.

It was the typical PADI IE nerves and waiting around with short bursts of action but it all paid off. Both Danan and Jessica were very strong and this showed off in their scores, almost all were nearly perfect or perfect with many 100% scores.

Well done to both of you, now it's off to the real world and start teaching that first PADI course. Both will hang around for a while at Neptune Diving Adventure to gain experience. A smart move and something that will pay off in the future.

It was a pleasure having been able to work with you. Right now I can only wish all the best in your future PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor career. I'm already looking forward when our paths will cross again!

PADI IE for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been very successfully completed

PADI IE for November 2017 in Moalboal, Philippines has been very successfully completed; From left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Danan (PADI OWSI), Jessica (PAI OWSI), Peter (PADI IDC Staff Instructor) and Brendon (PADI Examiner). Johan (PADI Master Instructor) is not in the picture.

Looking for a career change and you are thinking of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Water Instructor, don't hesitate and join me for the upcoming PADI IDC programs. 
It's time to leave your office desk behind, come and sea me instead. 

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind and follow your heart. Change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with multi award winning and eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

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

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Find out which free courses are included in my IDC programs!

See you there,

Camille

Thursday, November 23, 2017

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed


The PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.
Yesterday we did the last two dives with JD and Dan. For Johan, who staffed the recent November 2017 PADI IDC and Peter, who completed his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, the self reliant instructor course dive is still scheduled for tomorrow.

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed; JD during her deep dive at 28 meters with a compressed chips bag

Dan and Jessica, mostly known as JD, completed their Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course (together with Peter) and the Enriched Air Instructor courses, as part of their PADI IDC.
On top of that, they both also participated in the MSDT prep course, which included another 5 specialty instructor courses.

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed; Peter during one of his three Self reliant diver level dives, hanging under the sardine ball at Panagsama's house reef.

For these 5 Instructor specialties they both chose the Deep-, Night-, Drift-, Fish ID- and the DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) Instructor specialty courses. 
Peter and Johan completed their Self reliant diver level during these dives and still have their Instructor level dive to follow.

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed; A sponge crab during the Night dive Instructor specialty course at Panagsama's house reef.

As the pictures show, plenty of dives on Neptune Diving Adventure's house reef. According to PADI Master Instructor Johan, who is also the manager at Neptune's, the best house reef in the world! We also dived at Dolphin House's house reef and Tongo. Both spectacular dive sites with loads of very healthy coral and reef, although also here some bleaching can be observed at times.

at Panagsama's house reef.

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed; A spiny leaf fish at Panagsama's house reef during the Night dive Instructor specialty training dive

Today the PADI IE started and come tomorrow afternoon, 5* PADI IDC center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' should have two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor on their. All the best to you, Dan and JD. I know you will rock this.

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed

PADI Specialty Instructor course training in Moalboal, Philippines for November 2017 has been completed; Dan and JD at around 36 meters during their deep dive instructor course

If you are thinking of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Water Instructor, don't hesitate and join me for the upcoming PADI IDC programs. 
It's time to leave your office desk behind, come and see me instead. 

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind and follow your heart. Change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with multi award winning and eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

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

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Find out which free courses are included in my IDC programs!

See you there,

Camille

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines


The EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure'.

Yesterday we completed this course, after the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal was completed.
We are working our way through various PADI Instructor specialties and we completed already the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course and the Deep- and Night dive Instructor specialty courses.
Today, Nitrox Instructor, DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) and Fish ID are on the menu and tomorrow we will complete the training with Drift diving Instructor specialty training.

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines; From left to right, Dan, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer) and Jessica

Come Thursday 23rd November, the PADI IE will kick off and I am very confident that we will have two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors at the Neptune Diving Adventure premises come Friday afternoon.
In the meantime, Peter has completed his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines

EFR Instructor course for November 2017 has been completed in Moalboal, Philippines; Little Annie may be a well known mannequin but in Moalboal we rather use Frank. Including the mustache.

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

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you! Free your mind and follow your heart. Change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor with multi award winning and eleven consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

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

Don't hesitate to contact me to find out what I offer. Find out which free courses are included in my IDC programs!

See you there,

Camille

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille


Friday, November 17, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jaaaaaaaaa Gut Gut

Flo aus Berlin im November 2017

In English;

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Here we go, with Kristine's testimonial;

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Our PADI IDC package includes;

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Monday, November 13, 2017

EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand

EFR- and O2 Instructor courses in Khao Lak, Thailand


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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

And now in English;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille

Friday, November 3, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you there,
Camille