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

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