Saturday, December 30, 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017


Jan participated in the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata.

The last two PADI IDC programs saw a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course going along with the PADI IDC and the first PADI IDC of 2018 it will be the same.

During this December IDC on Phuket, Jan joined us.Jan is German but owns a dive center on Okinawa in Japan. He completed his PADI IDC about 9 years with PADI CDC center 'Dive Asia. Now he came back to advance hos own dive career.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017; Jan during one of his theory exam tests in the classroom at the Dive Asia scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock.

After having spend a day with Jan, dedicated to his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, he joined and participated in the full December 2017 IDC on Phuket. Among others fine tuning his evaluation skills with the two candidates Christian and Dimitri.

See you again Jan, sayonara for now!

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017

PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Phuket, Thailand in December 2017; Jan doing what he likes best, being in dive mode. After the two open water training dives as part of the December PADI IDC on Phuket, we had a third dive left at the Raya Yai, diving the wreck in Bay 1. 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Maybe the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course is something you have been thinking about. Now is the time to join!
Or becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is on your 'to do' list for next year!

Begin the new year with a bang with one of my PADI IDC programs scheduled in early 2018!

On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, December 29, 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017


Before we end this year,  an update of the PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' is in place.

Sandra who participated in the October 2017 PADI IDC in Khao Lak participated in the MSDT prep course and Mattias, who participated in the November 2015 PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines added all PADI instructor level Specialties that he didn't participate in during November 2015.

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017; Sandra during one of the two deep dives, at around 28 meters looking at the color differences at depth

For Sandra this meant the Deep-, DUP (Digital Underwater Photography)-, Self reliant-, Wreck- and Dive Against Debris Instructor specialties. This besides the Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Specialties that are part of my PADI IDC programs.

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017; If you ever want to see honeycomb eels, the Boonsung wreck near Khao Lak is the place to be. They were out and about by the dozens during our training dives there.

Mattias had already seven PADI Specialty instructor ratings next to his name after the MSDT prep program two years ago in the Philippines. He took the opportunity to participate in the Self Reliant-, Dive Against Debris- and Wreck Instructor level specialty training.

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017; A blue spotted sting ray out in the sand near the Boonsung wreck 

For both of them, the self reliant diver level course had to be taken care of first. This meant 3 dives at the local dive site of Khao Nai Yak before the PADI IDC for October in Khao Lak actually started.
The deep training was conducted at the Similan Islands and all other training dives took place at the Boonsung wreck, near Khao Lak.
The latter a well worthwhile dive site that can be highly recommended.

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017; Mattias during the self reliant diver course. A 2 minute no mask swim whilst covering at least 18 meters distance is part of the performance requirements

A lot of diving was taken care of including some dives on Nitrox, to get more bottom time during the third dive of the day at the Boonsung wreck. Great dives, lots of fish and marine life was spotted and a couple of enjoyable days were spent straight after the IDC. A well deserved rest was earned by Sandra after completing the PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017. Although rumor has it that she got restless within 24 hours of not diving!

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017

PADI Specialty instructor training in Khao Lak during November 2017; Hundreds, if not thousands, of these guys, Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) or the Brown-Striped Red Snapper were swimming around in big schools

Ever thought of leaving your office behind? Dive over the edge and dive in all the way!

Begin the new year with a bang with one of my PADI IDC programs scheduled in early 2018!

On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, December 28, 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017


It was a blast having done the PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017 with Christian and Dimitri in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' at Kata beach.

Christian and Dimitri both participated in the full MSDT prep program and had five specialties at instructor level to choose from. Both of them chose the wreck-, night-, drift-, self reliant instructor level specialties. Christian also opted for the deep dive training and Dimitri for the DSMB or Delayed Surface Marker Buoy training.
This is not to mention the Enriched air instructor rating for Christian and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor training for Christian, Dimitri and Jan. These two Instructor level specialties are included in all of my current PADI IDC programs.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; Getting in the water at Kata beach during sunset for a night dive with Christian and Dimitri.

It was great to start the training off with a night dive at Kata beach. This is something I haven't done in a long time at this location and definitely something to repeat. The picture above gives a good indication how it looked like upon starting the dive.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; Ardeadoris sp nudi during the night dive at Kata beach. Spotted by Diva Asia instructor Mischa.

During all the training dives we saw a lot of nice and cool animals, including a few 'firsts' for me. That's always the icing on the cake, when you spot an animal for the first time. This included the Ardeadoris sp nudi pictured above, but also a Pseudoceros monostichos, a marine flatworm that looks a lot like a nudi but actually is a flatworm.

We also saw lots of octopuses out in the open, which was a feast for the eye, with all the color changes occurring whilst observing them. Twice we actually had the privilege of looking at an octopus couple.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; Self reliant diving with Christian and Dimitri, during their neutral buoyancy skill

As already mentioned, self reliant was also on the menu. In order to be certified as a PADI Instructor for this specialty, you actually need to be a self reliant diver. This diver level specialty for the self reliant diver course, requires three dives. This resulted on being for one extra day on the boat, getting the three self reliant diver level training dives out of the way. 
Especially towards the end of the year, this turned out to be a popular specialty. During my last three PADI IDC, respectively in Khao Lak, Moalboal in the Philippines and on Phuket, two people took this course.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; Wreck diving, Dimitri posing in front of the wreck in Bay 1 at Raya Yai

Wreck diving was another popular specialty during the end of the year. Sandra and Maria participated in this specialty after the recent Khao Lak PADI IDC in November and now Christian and Dimitri participated in this specialty on Phuket. 
An interesting and challenging specialty to boost and I'm glad I was able to teach this course to four very good students.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; Deep diving with Christian. At around 28 meters

It was good to spend a lot of time under the water after the PADI IDC with both Christian and Dimitri. We had a lot of quality underwater time and some good times on the boat as well. Thanks to both of you for participating and am looking forward to see you soon.

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017

PADI Instructor Specialty training on Phuket during December 2017; One of the many octopuses or octopodus (not octopi!) we saw during the PADI Instructor specialty training.

Are you up for this mantra; Dive. Eat. Sleep. Repeat?

Begin the new year with a bang with one of my PADI IDC programs scheduled in early 2018!

On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, December 17, 2017

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully


The PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully. All candidates from the December 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' passed with flying colors.
Yesterday Dimitri from Belgium completed his two PADI IE segments, with very high scores. Dimitri had straight 5's for all his confined water scores. 
Today Christian from Germany completed his full PADI IE with two very high scores during his open water presentation.
Jan from Germany already completed his PADI IDC Staff Instructor course earlier this week.

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully; After his PADI IE was in the can, it was photo shoot time! From left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Christian (PADI OWSI) and Andy (PADI Examiner)

Yesterday saw an action packed PADI IE day, with an orientation started at 7.30am by the three PADI examiners Rob, Gary and Andy. Christian mastered all his theory exams and the standards exam with very high scores and left the room as one of the first candidates. By that time Dimitri had already passed his classroom presentation with a high score and Christian was to follow soon.
Now it was waiting for the confined water presentation to start later during the afternoon. Both excelled in this and Dimitri had straight fives all over his confined water. This made him once more a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, after a gap of six years during which he wasn't active as a PADI Instructor.
Christian had to wait one more day and has to complete one more segment. Which he did this morning by killing the open water presentation. Once more very high scores.

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully

PADI IE for December 2017 on Phuket has been completed very successfully; Day one of the December PADI IE yesterday at the Alpina resort in Kata with Christian and Dimitri.

Well done guys, all three at different levels bit with a similar result, all three of you passed! Welcome to the PADI Instructor and Staff Instructor family. All the best to you!

If you have a case of OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving), be assured, we can help you!

Begin the new year with a bang at my first PADI IDC program in 2018!

On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangang, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, December 15, 2017

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket


The EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' have been completed. At the scuba diving training facilities of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia ' in Kata on Phuket, we had two great days, teaching and enjoying these two Instructor level courses.

After the hard work during the recent December 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, it was time to relax a bit and take on these two courses. The candidates still needed to stay focused and concentrated but the high pressure of the PADI IDC was gone.
Especially the hands on part of these two courses is enjoyable and always good for a laugh or two.

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket; The EFR Instructor course with Dimitri who did a refresher on this course and Christian.

For the EFR Instructor course, Dimitri had to redo the complete course, so together with Christian he was kept busy for the bigger part of two days with this course, Classroom presentation, knowledge reviews, exams, AED use, Care for Children, all came along during this course.

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket

EFRI and PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for December 2017 on Phuket; The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider or EOP Instructor course. Dimitri, Christian and Jan took on this challenge and are handling the equipment.

For the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course, all three, Dimitri, Christian and Jan who completed his PADI IDCS Instructor course participated. It's an interesting course during which I can relay a lot of hands on practical information and personal experience from my work as a tender and operator at the local hyperbaric chamber on Koh Samui.

Since I consider this course an important 'must know' part of each PADI Instructor, I offer this course as an add on to all of my PADI IDC programs with no extra charge. You will only have to pay the PADI application fee.

If you're interested in one of my PADI IDC programs, begin the new year with a bang at my first PADI IDC program in 2018!
On 6th January my first PADI IDC in 2018 will start on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangang, Thailand, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, December 14, 2017

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed


The PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata at the scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock.

It has been a good time with Christian from Germany, who completed his IDC and Dimitri from Belgium, who completed his extra training after an online status update. Jan from Germany, who owns a dive center on Okinawa in Japan, completed his IDC Staff Instructor course.
Well done to all of you and Christian and Dimitri are now ready for their PADI IE, to be held this coming weekend, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December. The PADI IE is also in Kata, partly at the Alpina resort, for the Orientation, the theory and standards exams and the Knowledge Development presentations. For confined water they will be back at the pool at Kata Big Rock and for Open Water on Sunday they will take a plunge at Kata Beach.


PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has been completed; On the after the Open Water training dives, from left to right, basking in the setting orange sun; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Jan (PADI IDC Staff Instructor), Christian and Dimitri.

It was a good program with a steep learning curve for all participants during which we also had some good fun, without loosing touch or sight of what we had to achieve. Thanks for the good times guys and now it's off for some PADI Specialty Instructor training before the PADI IE starts.

Two days before and one day after the PADI IE, we will be on the boat, doing what we love and like; diving!

In the meantime, all the best for your PADI IE, I'm confident that you will succeed with high scores and become the new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block, this coming weekend.

Do you have OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving)? Maybe one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs is what you're looking for.

The first PADI IDC program for next year is scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. On 20th February a programs is scheduled to start on Koh Phangang, Thailand, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Contact me in order to receive more detailed information on any of my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, December 8, 2017

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018


The Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018 in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center "Haad Yao Divers'.

We will look after you so free your mind and change you life by becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Leave your office job behind and live the dream! 

We offer small groups, lots of personal attention and a wealth of experience from multi award winning and eleven consecutive times Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

This will be the second PADI IDC program scheduled for that month and the year. Come and join us for this challenging and rewarding program on a very laid back and relaxed island in the Gulf of Thailand. As always, this PADI IDC is followed directly by a PADI IE on Koh Phangan, with the scheduled dates being 1st and 2nd February.

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Next PADI IDC on Koh Phangan. Thailand is scheduled to start 23rd January 2018

Get your share of the following;

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

Contact me for more detailed information on this January 2018 PADI IDC course on Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Other PADI IDC programs scheduled for next year include my first PADI IDC program of next year scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started


The PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata. This is also the last PADI IDC program of this year.

We have an interesting group together this time, with Christian from Germany who is participating in the full PADI IDC, Jan from Germany, who lives in Japan and owns a dive center on Okinawa and Dimitri from Belgium who lives in France, who has been out of teaching status for six years and is participating in parts of this December PADI IDC. An interesting international mix as usual and seemingly another nice group of people it seems.

We started this PADI IDC already yesterday, so lots of presentations, confined- and open water dives and workshops are still to come! Once the IDC program has been completed, there's a PADI IE waiting on 16th and 17th December, here in Kata, Phuket.

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started

PADI IDC for December 2017 on Phuket, Thailand has started; All together now, in front of Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock. From left to right; Jan Christian, Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director) and Dimitri

Stay tuned for more updates from this PADI IDC, including Specialty Instructor training around the PADI IE dates.

See you all next year and you can start 2018 with a bang by participating in my first PADI IDC program next year scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', this is followed by a program on 23rd January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers'. This is followed by a program scheduled to start 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled on Phuket and on 20th February an IDC is scheduled to start in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. To make the circle round again, on 26th March I will be back on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Please contact me for more specific details on any of these locations.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, December 4, 2017

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines


Hot off the press, here's one more; a Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach, which is near Moalboal.

Jessica and I met online and she did book her IDC with us rather fast, after a couple of exchanged emails. And we were to find out what we got into!
She's very smart and her questions kept me on my toes and we had a couple of good laughs as well, especially during certain parts of the CESA training. 

Together with Danan they made the dream couple of students, with fast comprehension what needed to be done and high scores throughout their PADI IDC and the consequent PADI IE.

This was a very enjoyable IDC program and it was a pleasure having you around for it, it was good fun an d it seems you're well on your way becoming a good PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Looking forward seeing you soon, as things are looking like right now, possibly in Thailand during one of my up and coming IDC programs.

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Jessica of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines; Jessica with her PADI Examiner Brendon Ford Sing, at the closing of the November 2017 PADI IE in Moalboal. She pretty much owned that PADI IE with almost 100% top scores in all segments of the PADI IE. Well done JD!

Here we go, Jessica's testimonial for all to see;

I found Camille via the internet and after reading through his blogs and other testimonials I didn’t bother looking further. 
I completed my IDC/IE at Neptune Diving Adventures in Moalboal, Philippines and was very lucky to have such a supportive team in Camille and the Neptune staff.
Camille is easy going, someone you can always have a laugh with and put up with my incessant questions - so very patient too. Camille’s course was thorough, well structured so that we never felt overwhelmed and concise. All information was presented clearly. He offered us all the support and feedback we needed. By the time the IE came around I dare say I was ‘over prepared’ and felt very confident throughout the whole examination and I can thank Camille for this!!!

Much appreciated JD for taking the time out to write this testimonial!

You can start 2018 with a BANG! Join one of my PADI IDC programs, the next PADI IDC courses, are scheduled to start 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 20th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 6th February on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018 and 23rd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines


Today I received this in the virtual mailbox, a Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' at Panagsama Beach. 

After having corresponded with Danan via email a few times before the start of the IDC, we met up in Cebu City, to make the trip over to Moalboal together. We immediately hit it off and had a good chat during the ride. Until we had a nap! We woke up in Moalboal after a four hour drive, which usually takes two and a half or max three hours. Bonds were made though and the setting of a great IDC was in the making.

With an interesting background, Danan did jump the corporate world and was travelling around, drifting into Neptune's and my arms, so to speak. It looks like we both never looked back! 

It was fun having you around the November 2017 IDC and a pleasure to answer all your questions! I'm glad I was part of shaping your professional dive life and I'm sure you will do us honor!

It'll be a great to bump into you again, rather sooner than later but first you have to get a few other things out of the way before you can give the diving your 100% devotion. Good luck with that, enjoy down under and see you soon.

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines

Testimonial by Danan Truong of the November 2017 PADI IDC in Moalboal, Philippines; Danan with the PADI Examiner Brendon after he 'veni vidi vici'ed' the November 2017 PADI IE in Moalboal

Here we go, the testimonial by Danan;

I recently completed and passed my IDC and IE with Camille in Moalboal. From the first moment I met Camille, I felt like he would be a good tutor and mentor as he was approachable, friendly, relaxed and had a good sense of humour. The whole structure of the course worked well and there wasn’t an overload of information at any point. Camille’s presentations were always interesting and he always included appropriate anecdotes when needed. The requirements for the practical presentations were well explained and demonstrated throughout the week. The feedback was always honest and concise as to what was not quite right. Camille was always happy to answer any questions we had, of which there were many. During the entire IDC and IE, I felt Camille provided excellent support. All in all I have never felt more prepared for an exam in my life.

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

Start 2018 with a BANG! Join one of my PADI IDC programs, the next PADI IDC courses, are scheduled to start 5th December on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', followed by monthly programs in 2018, 6th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', 20th January on Koh Phangan, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers, 23rd February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.

See you there,
Camille