Saturday, June 16, 2018

Testimonial by Fabien Zennaro of the April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Testimonial by Fabien Zennaro of the April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand


Yesterday this Testimonial by Fabien Zennaro of the April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, arrived in my mail box.

After just having taught a full German IDC the previous month on Phuket, the April IDC on Koh Lanta was completely taught in French. A completely new challenge. Somehow I managed, with the help of Fabien and Sephora.

It was great fun being in a class with Fabien, he's very switched on and we both share a love and background in music. Common ground was easily found!

It was a challenging IDC, for all involved but we managed very well and along the way we had some fun as well.

Once it was show time for the PADI IE, both Fabien and Sephora were well prepared and had a very successful exam program. Both passed with high scores.

Thanks for joining the April IDC on Koh Lanta, it was my pleasure having you around and I'm looking forward meeting up soon again!

Testimonial by Fabien Zennaro of the April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand

Testimonial by Fabien Zennaro of the April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand; Fabien with PADI Examiner and Regional manager Andy Auer, after he very successfully passed the April 2018 PADI IE on Koh Lanta

Here we go, with a very nice testimonial in French;

L’IDC avec Camille
C’est la 3ème fois que je viens à Koh Lanta pour plonger et cette fois j’ai décidé de compléter ma formation de plongeur en faisant l’IDC. J’ai donc contacté Ben de Blueplanet et il nous a confié à l’excellent instructeur IDC Camille Lemmens. Je ne connaissais pas vraiment le déroulement du cours avant de commencer, mais je m’imaginais une salle de classe avec une dizaine de personnes suivant un cours avec un instructeur plutôt scolaire. Nous sommes arrivées sur place deux jour avant de commencer l’IDC et après un jour de plongée bien méritée, nous avons fait la connaissance de Camille en arrivant à Blueplanet pour commencer notre cours. J’ai rapidement remarqué que nous n’avions pas affaire à un simple instructeur, mais également à un plongeur passionné et extrêmement expérimenté. 

Une des grandes questions était la langue dans laquelle le cours allait se passer, car la personne qui faisait le cours avec moi ne parlait pas très bien anglais. J’avais prévu de jouer le rôle d’interprète, mais à ce moment Camille nous a dit qu’il parlait « un peu » français et qu’il allait essayer de faire quelques parties du cours dans notre langue. On s’est très vite rendus compte qu’il parlait en fait très bien français et il a même adapté l’ensemble du cours pour nous, ce qui en a fait son premier IDC totalement en français ! Il faut préciser que l’on a eu la chance d’avoir un cours privé (on était que 2) ce qui nous permis d’aller en profondeur dans tous les sujets, la barrière de la langue étant maîtrisée. Chapeau bas Camille !

Nous voilà donc dans un des endroits les plus magnifique du monde en train de suivre un cours d’instructeur de plongée sous la houlette d’un des meilleurs courses director qui en plus nous donne un cours privé dans notre langue maternelle ! 

Les 10 jours qui ont suivis font partie des plus beaux souvenirs que j’ai. Camille a su rendre la formation extrêmement intéressante en traitement le plus rapidement possible les sujets ennuyeux et en consacrant beaucoup de temps sur les aspects essentiels. Surtout, il a su nous faire profiter pleinement de sa grande expérience n’a pas d’ailleurs pas hésité à donner des conseils aux élèves de notre groupe lors de l’examen.  

Au-delà du professeur, j’ai eu l’occasion de passer du temps avec Camille en dehors des cours lors de souper et de plongées. J’ai découvert un homme passionné de musique avec qui j’ai pu avoir des discussions qui allaient bien plus loin que la plongée. 

Camille nous a très bien encadré pendant toute la durée du cours, tant en niveau des conseils qu’il nous a donnés qu’au niveau de la logistique. Au final, j’ai passé 10 jours des plus enrichissants, très loin de l’image que je me faisais d’un cours long et ennuyeux. 

L’IDC avec Camille m’a permis de devenir, je l’espère, un bon instructeur de plongée, mais j’ai également trouvé un ami partageant les mêmes passions que moi, que je me réjouis de retrouver dans le futur pour des nouvelles aventures de plongée et des soirées à refaire le monde !

Merci Camille pour ces 10 jours passionnants et merci à l’équipe de Blueplanet pour l’accueil et les bons moments passés ensembles !

Fabien, you're more than welcome. I appreciate it that you took the time out to write this glowing testimonial. Now get wet in the Swiss lakes!

Do you love working under pressure and ever thought of leaving your office behind? It may be time to dive over the edge and dive in all the way

You are ready to participate in one of my PADI IDC programs.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 3rd July, 7th August and 4th September in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Testimonial by Nicola Keller of the May 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Nicola Keller of the May 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


It's time for one more testimonial and this is one is the Testimonial by Nicola Keller of the May 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Just like the March IDC on Phuket, the May IDC was also a full German spoken event, although my presentations were given from the English IDC slides.

We had fun with both Johannes from Germany and Nico from Switzerland, a lot actually but we never let our main goal out of sight. Successfully getting through the IDC and the PADI IE, with as much of a focus on real life as an instructor as possible. All skills were as always conducted in a neutrally buoyant position. They both dealt wonderful with that and both had very strong scores in all other parts of the IDC program, although there were also some wake up calls and some steep learning curves at times.

All this helped them however to pass the PADI IE with extremely high scores, maximum scores in the classroom, confined and open water and almost maximum scores during the five theory and general standards exams.

Well done Nico, it was a pleasure having you during this program and I also look forward seeing you soon!

Testimonial by Nicola Keller of the May 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Nicola Keller of the May 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Nico and PADI Examiner Robert Scammeel after his successful PADI IE near Kata beach

Without further ado, here is Nico's testimonial, in fluent German;

Im Mai 2018 habe ich mit Camille Lemmens und Diveasia in Phuket den IDC absolviert. Nach euphorischen persönlichen Empfehlungen durch Freunde hier auf Koh Phangan war für mich schnell klar dass sich die kleine Reise nach Phuket nur lohnen kann. Camille hat sich von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme an sehr Mühe gegeben für mich da zu sein und die letzten Zweifel schnell aus dem Weg geräumt.

Nach einem ersten Augenschein über die erstklassigen Einrichtungen des Kata Big Rock, die Basis von Diveasia, lernten wir die klimatisierten Klassenräume und den grossen Pool mit der Zeit immer besser kennen und schätzen. Das Gefühl des Heimvorteils beim IE, der im selben Pool stattfindet, sollten wir erst später erleben.

Camille, der immer mit einem Witz beginnt, hat uns die anfängliche Nervosität mit seiner ruhigen und präzisen Art genommen und uns sauber auf den IE eingestellt. Als kleine, halbwegs deutschsprachige dreiergruppe hatten wir alle Zeit um bei den Classroom und Theory Sessions Fragen zu stellen und von Camille's beeindruckendem Erfahrungsschatz zu profitieren. In einer lockeren Atmospähre fiel es mir leicht das viele Wissen aufzunehmen und Camille stand immer mit einem Witz oder einer Anektote bereit, noch bevor mir langweilig wurde.

Bei den Pool und Openwater Sessions, in diversen Workshops, Briefings und Präsentationen werden alle Fehler ausgemerzt, man wird auf jedes erdenkliche IE Szenario sowie auf einige Real-Life Situationen vorbereitet. 

Und so geht die Zeit dann schnell vorbei, der Tag vom IE ist da und man fühlt sich bereit. Mit dem Rucksack von Camille dabei war die Sache für uns beide dann wider Erwarten ein Spatziergang. Ich fühle mich nun bereit für die Aufgabe als OWSI und ich kann euch nur wärmstens empfehlen dasselbe zu buchen.

Vielen Dank Camille und Diveasia für die lustige und lehrreiche Zeit, ich hoffe wir sehen uns bald mal wieder.

Thanks to Nico for taking the time out to write up this testimonial. It's appreciated!

If you also have have OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving) and the remedy is Dive. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
It's a tell tale sign that you're ready to take on one of my PADI IDC programs.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 7th August, 4th September and 2nd October in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Monday, June 4, 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 3rd July 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 3rd July 2018


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 3rd July 2018 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket. Enjoy the dedicated scuba diving training facilities with a dedicated IDC classroom, a very large onsite swimming, a restaurant for the lunches during the IDC and we can offer accommodation here as well, in various price ranges.

If you have have OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving) this might be the remedy! Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat.

Participate in my IDC because I will look after you! As a twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director, the experience is available and I'm happy to share that experience. You will also work in small groups which allows for plenty of personal attention.

Of course my IDC programs are taught in a neutral buoyancy way, like I've been doing since the last couple of years. A realistic and relaxed learning environment is what I offer!

My IDC programs are taught in English, but I can offer Deutsch, Nederlands et Français as languages I can speak and answer questions in for you during the IDC in case something is unclear. Ask for more details on this.
Also ask me about our summer special offers!

Change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor. Come and join my PADI IDC on Phuket! Included in my PADI IDC programs are the EFR-, Enriched Air- and  Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses plus lunches on course days.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 3rd July 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 3rd July 2018

July doesn't suit you? Check out my monthly Phuket programs or check my PADI IDC schedule;

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 7th August, 4th September and 2nd October in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, May 20, 2018

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for May 2018 was successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for May 2018 was successfully completed


The PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand was successfully completed for the students of Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia'.

Two days of nerves and excitement are finally over and both Johannes and Nico are now brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.
All the hard work during the recent May 2018 PADI IDC has paid off and as a result this May 2018 PADI IE turned out to be a walk in the park for both of them.

Seldom did I have all candidates reach so high scores during a PADI IE. All straight 'fives' during the classroom-, confined- and open water presentations and out of both their theory exams, they missed just one question between them out of 120 questions, covering the physics-, physiology, RDP-, equipment and general skills topics.  At the General Standards and procedures exams, they slowed down a bit and between them they missed five questions out of a 100 total questions.
Well done, respect guys!

Tonight's PADI IE graduation dinner will be well deserved indeed! Happy days!

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for May 2018 was successfully completed

PADI IE on Phuket, Thailand for May 2018 was successfully completed; After having successfully completed the PADI IE, it's time for a group picture. From left to right; Johannes (PADI OWSI), Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Rob (PADI Examiner) and Nico (PADI OWSI)

Tomorrow Nico and me will be on the boat out to Koh Phi Phi for the PADI Deep Dive Instructor specialty and the day after we will both drive back to respectively Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
Johannes will stay on Phuket until early before he will return to Germany.
All the best to both of you in your future PADI diving instructor career and I hope we will meet again soon.

If this peaks your interest to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or you would like to see the IDC process from the IDC Staff Instructor's point of view, here's the schedule for my next set of PADI IDC programs. 

Dive, Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
Come and join me for one of my monthly IDC programs on Phuket or at other locations around Thailand or in the Philippines.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 5th June, 2nd July and 7th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Please contact me for more detailed information on any of these programs.

Friday, May 18, 2018

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has been successfully completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has been successfully completed


The PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has been successfully completed in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' who are located in Kata beach on Phuket.
Most of the time we spent at Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock. Plenty of classroom time and lots of time was also spent in the big pool at Kata Big Rock.
Today we were all day long on the boat though, two open water training dives at Raya Noi, followed by a fun dive at Raya Yai, during which we visited three different wrecks.

It's all over now though, no baby blue but the PADI IE is waiting tomorrow! If everything goes right, we will have a two brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors come Sunday afternoon!
All the best guys, you did put the hard work, it should pay off over the weekend. The confidence is high and I'm sure you can make it and cut it during the PADI IE. Stay focused and concentrated and you should be just fine.

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has been successfully completed

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has been successfully completed; On the Dive Asia 5, the boat of PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', after our open water training dives during the recent PADI IDC.

Wake up, eat breakfast, dive, morning tea, dive, lunch, sleep, dive, afternoon tea, enjoy a beer with another beautiful sunset, dinner, some small talk about the days diving, and sleep again ... very stressful. 

Come and join me for one of my monthly IDC programs on Phuket or at other locations around Thailand or in the Philippines.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 5th June, 2nd July and 7th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, May 17, 2018

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018


Yesterday the EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata.
It was a couple of busy days with the ending of the current May 2018 PADI IDC, except for the open water training dives tomorrow, the EFR Instructor course and the Emergency Oxygen provider Instructor course.
Busy but also interesting, educational and also fun! During the EFR Instructor course we looked at a few things outside of the curriculum, which made it even more interesting. One of the things we checked is the rescue service system, that consists of volunteers all over Thailand, who replace the ambulance service as we know it in the Western world.

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018; The photo shoot for the EFR Instructor course at Dive Asia's training facilities at Kata Big Rock. From left to right; Johannes, Camille who is EFR Instructor Trainer and Nico

During the Emergency Oxygen provider instructor course I can always throw in some of my experiences and knowledge of working at the Koh Samui hyperbaric chamber as a tender and operator. Lots of interesting information that I can share which hopefully gives a better insight in the workings of a hyperbaric chamber. It also stresses the importance of administering the highest percentage possible of oxygen, as early as possible after an incident.

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018

EFR- and Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor courses are completed on Phuket for May 2018; Johannes and Nico in the classroom at Dive Asia's training facilities at Kata Big Rock at hte end of the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course

Remember when sex was safe and diving was dangerous? Come and join me for one of my monthly IDC programs on Phuket or at other locations around Thailand or in the Philippines.
The EFR Instructor course is included in my PADI IDC programs in Thailand and the Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor course is included in my PAD IDC at all locations.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 5th June, 2nd July and 7th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, join us here, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 5th June 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 5th June 2018


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 5th June 2018 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata. 

Do you have OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving)? 
If so, it time to join me for one of my PADI IDC programs and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

You will find us at Dive Asia's scuba diving training facilities at Kata Big Rock. Join us and enjoy the great training facilities with a very big and deep swimming pool, our dedicated IDC classroom and there's also a restaurant on site where we enjoy our IDC lunches. At Kata Big Rock we can also offer accommodation at different price ranges, so everything is within walking distance. Kata also offers plenty of options to eat all kind of different cuisines and for shopping.

All this combined with Camille's experience and knowledge will make your stay and participation well worth while. He usually works in small groups which will guarantee lots of personal and dedicated attention during the duration of the IDC.
You will have all the benefits of being able to work with a twelve consecutive times Platinum PADI Course Director on a daily base during the duration of the program.

We offer the IDC prep course, the PADI IDC and the EFR Instructor course at an interesting package price and we offer the Enriched Sir Instructor and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses for free into our IDC programs on Phuket. Lunches are also included the duration of our PADI IDC programs plus you get a Dive Asia t-shirt.

Do ask me about our special offer during the summer months! 

Our PADI IDC programs are also suited to continue your education and participate in your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. Make the next step and get work with one of the best in the industry!

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 5th June 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 5th June 2018

You have the urge to leave your office behind or deal with your OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Diving)? Come and join me for this or any of my other monthly IDC programs on Phuket or at other locations around Thailand or in the Philippines.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket, Thailand are scheduled to start on 2nd July, 7th August and 4th September in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, where we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, May 11, 2018

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has started


The PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has started in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia.
We are actually well under way, since we completed day three already today. This German speaking PADI IDC is going well, with two very strong candidates so far. Nico from Switzerland and Johannes from Germany are doing well.
It's challenging and there's a steep learning curve but they are both very switched and also good for a couple of laughs together.

The theory exams and two days of skill circuit practice went really well. Tomorrow we will find out how they will handle themselves with their first confined water presentations and their first knowledge development or classroom presentation.

We're working our way into the whole curriculum of this PADI IDC and each day we chip away on the long list of things to do!As already mentioned, we have had already a couple of good laughs and the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back without losing out of sight what we need to achieve.

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has started

PADI IDC on Phuket for May 2018 has started; From left to right, Nico, Camille and Johannes at Dive Asia's scuba diving training center at Kata Big Rock.

Updates on this current PADI IDC will be coming soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, have you ever thought of leaving the office behind?

If so, one of my up and coming PADI IDC programs may be exactly what you need to get out of your current office and make the ocean your new office.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC or PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket are scheduled to start on 5th June, 2nd July and 7th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, here we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th May 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th May 2018


Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th May 2018 in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket. 
If you're looking for a high quality teaching environment for your PADI IDC, this is your opportunity. Come and join small classes with lots of personal attention by an unprecedented twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

Change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Camille because he will look after you.

Get the experience you want and need with professional guidance in a good atmosphere. It will be fun without losing sight of what needs to be achieved. You can work with one of the best in the industry, take the opportunity!

Enjoy the training facilities at our Scuba Diver Training center at Kata Big Rock with a big and deep pool and our dedicated and air conditioned IDC classroom. 
On site there's also a restaurant where we will enjoy our lunches during the IDC.

During this PADI IDC, Camille will include the PADI Enriched Air Instructor course, providing you're already an Enriched Air diver and the Emergency Oxygen Provider or EOP Instructor course at no extra cost. You only need to pay for the application fees.
Free lunches are also included during the IDC teaching days and we go out on the boat for a day of open water training with three scheduled dives at no extra cost to you.

All our PADI IDC programs on Phuket are immediately followed by PADI IE dates on Phuket. The May PADI IE dates are 19th and 20th May.

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th May 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket starts 8th May 2018

If you're interested to continue your professional career path, you're also welcome to join me for your PADI IDC Staff instructor course, This course will also allow you to get lots of personal attention and plenty of real life experience to be shared with you.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC or PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs on Phuket are scheduled to start on 5th June, 2nd July and 7th August in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled throughout 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, here we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Testimonial by Tim Helmrath of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Tim Helmrath of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


Here it is, the Testimonial by Tim Helmrath of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.

This was the first PADI IDC I completely taught in German, which turned out to be a little bit more difficult than I initially expected it to be. But now worries, I managed, Tim understood everything and passed his PADI IE with flying colors and a few words have been added to the German 'Duden'!

Als resultat hat Tim den PADI IE 'dinamitisiert'! Klasse!

It was a good course and it was great having Tim around. I was a bit worried at first how he would react to being the only candidate for this PADI IDC program but it was almost what he hoped for. To add some more spice to the confined- and open water presentations, we joined my friend and fellow Platinum PADI Course Director Richard and his French colleague Nico and their students.
This made it also a bit more realistic for Tim, to be able to work with other IDC candidates. It all paid off nicely and we had good times and results as a result!

Tim, it was a real pleasure and I hope to meet you soon. It's a small world after all! Diving is in your blood, now you just need to get used to being a recreational dive instructor, it's bubbles all the way and all the time now!

Testimonial by Tim Helmrath of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Tim Helmrath of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Tim and Camille after Tim's successful PADI IE completion. With matching t-shirts and glasses!

Here we go, with Tim's testimonial in full;

Despite my quite advanced OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Diving) sickness before the IDC (33 years of diving), I finally made the decision to do this, as it was always on my mind to be an instructor one day. 

I didn't put too much research into as to where and how with to do the course, but I must say, I couldn't have had a better teacher than Camille !

Honestly, Camille understands how to massage the right amount of knowledge into you in perfect dosages so you don't feel overwhelmed or bored at any time. And after the IDC, I had no doubt in my mind that the IE is not doable. Was a piece of cake with Camille's preparation.

I also came "from the dark side" with my Divemaster/Assistant Instructor level from a different organisation, so I was even a more difficult "patient"; but Camille took special care of me. I was also lucky enough to be his only student for this course; which gives you lots of time to ask questions, but also a little bit less exposure to see and learn from other students. But spending a few days for practice with Richards team, it all worked out perfectly!

Thanks again Camille for this exceptional experience !!!

Tim

Thanks a lot for taking the time out to write this Tim, it's much appreciated!

If you have a case of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Diving), just like Tim, it's about time to contact me for more detailed information on my PADI IDC programs.

Come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! 
Change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018


March 2018 was a busy diving month and part of this was the Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018 with Tim. This was done in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; We got caught up in thermo cline, also knows as the 'green monster' during one of our deep dives at the Raya islands. We were at 25 meters when first we were engulfed by the green monster and viz was reduced to 3-4 meters and the temperature dropped a few degrees. However, moments later we had zero visibility and a strong current kicked in. It was pitch black. We ascended and at around 7 meters, viz returned and we managed to take this picture, before we were engulfed once more by the green monster and aborted the dive. I've been in such a thermo cline before, mainly in the Similan islands, but never as bad as this one.

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; Tim entering the water for our dusk and/or night dive at Kata beach

Tim took on 5 instructor level specialties, including the Night-, Deep-, Digital Underwater Photography (DUP)-, Fish ID- and Underwater Navigation instructor level specialty courses.
This is besides the two PADI Instructor level courses that are included for free during all of my PADI IDC programs; the Nitrox or Enriched Air Instructor course (with as prerequisite that you need to be a certified Nitrox diver) and the Emergency Oxygen provider instructor course.

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A big Carpilius maculatus or clown crab we encountered during the night dive at Kata beach. They can grow up to 18cm.

We had some good diving and saw a few interesting sea creatures, including a lot of nudibranches at Koh Doc Mai.

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A blue dragon or Pteraeolidia ianthina at Koh Doc Mai

WE also had some interesting experiences, as the story about the thermo cline tells. There's always something that can happen that you never experienced before, even after a couple of thousand logged dives.

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018

Specialty instructor training on Phuket in March 2018; A Coryphellina rubrolineata nudi at Koh Doc Mai.

It was good fun with good company over the couple of days diving with Tim.

Wake up, eat breakfast, dive, morning tea, dive, lunch, sleep, dive, afternoon tea, enjoy a beer with another beautiful sunset, dinner, some small talk about the days diving, and sleep again ... very stressful.

If this sounds like your kind of life style, come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! 
Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

Contact me for more detailed information on my PADI IDC programs.

See you there,
Camille

Friday, April 6, 2018

PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been successfully completed

PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been successfully completed


Today is party time because the PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been successfully completed. Both students of the March - April 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, Sephora and Fabien , completed the PADI IE with flying colors.

Both had extremely high scores in all parts of the PADI IE and once more, all the hard work during the last ten days paid off handsomely. Now Fabien and Sephora are the newest PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block!

Yesterday the theory and standards exams, the classroom presentation and the confined water were successfully tackled and today, during the morning, they handled themselves very well during the open water presentations. 

Two long days have been completed now and it's time to relax and enjoy the achievement. Until we're on the boat again tomorrow, diving around Koh Haa and completing the Specialty Instructor training for Fabien.

PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been successfully completed

PADI IE on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been successfully completed; Group picture after successfully completing the PADI IE, from left to right; Andy (PADI Examiner), Fabien (PADI OWSI), Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director) and Sephora (PADI OWSI)

Remember when sex was safe and diving was dangerous? if so, come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! 
Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Testimonial by Nico Boitard of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Nico Boitard of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand


Today I received this Testimonial by Nico Boitard of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak.

Nico was one of the five IDC candidates of the February 2018 IDC in Khao Lak and as he mentioned in this testimonial (in French!), we had lots of contact and email conversations before he came over to Khao Lak. Just like me, he has a background in the music industry and he travelled a lot and lived in a few different countries.

It was good to have Nico in this IDC, he was quick to pick up on things and learned easily, making my life easy and he could dig the Dutch humor! Always a plus, especially coming from a Frenchman!
We had quite some good and fun moments during the IDC and Nico was at the root of some of those moments. Thanks for that!
I'm looking forward meeting again and in the meantime I will follow your instructor steps with interest to see where you end up and how you fare.

Testimonial by Nico Boitard of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Nico Boitard of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand; Nico after completing his PADI IE successfully with Rob, the examiner.

Without further ado, here's Nico's testimonial, in French;

Salut à tous, 

un petit mot pour vous parler de mon IDC passé avec Camille.

Après avoir fait quelques recherches sur internet pour savoir où et quand devenir instructeur, plusieurs messages envoyés à différents centres de plongées, Camille fût le seul à me répondre rapidement, et à me contacter pour en apprendre un peu plus sur ce que je recherchais exactement.

C'était très agréable de pouvoir être immédiatement en contact, et Camille est très réactif lorsqu'on lui pose la moindre question, pour tout dire il répond tout de suite ( passé le décalage horaire)!

Ce comportement extrêmement professionnel m'a mis en confiance car je pouvais prévoir aisément mon voyage jusqu'en Thailande, connaître les options et les tarifs, il a même organisé pour moi le transfert depuis l'aéroport!

Une fois sur place,j'ai eu confirmation du professionnalisme de Camille.

Patient, il sait prendre le temps d'expliquer les différentes étapes du cours, les attentes des examinateurs, réduire le stress que l'on peut ressentir en commençant les cours.

On se rend compte immédiatement qu'il a une grande expérience et qu'il saura guider les élèves jusqu'à la réussite, ce qu'il a à coeur.

La moindre question trouve sa réponse et il prend le temps de travailler personnellement avec vous si vous rencontrez des difficultés sur un sujet ou un autre.

Les journées et les power points peuvent être longs mais Camille, malgré le sérieux de son travail est aussi décontracté et ponctue ses leçons de pointes d'humour...hollandais, donc presque drôle ( I know you are reading this post in french Camille;) ) ce qui rend la formation beaucoup plus facile. 

Il reste intransigeant cependant, ce qui est appréciable car il pousse chacun à se dépasser et à donner le meilleur.

Il nous a accompagné jusqu'à l'examen, a continué de nous soutenir pendant, et nous attendais à la sortie du bateau!

En bref, je recommande de faire sa formation avec Camille, car toutes les chances seront de vôtre côté dans une ambiance sérieuse et décontractée!

Merci Camille, I know we'll keep in touch! 

Dank u zeer,  tot binnenkort!

Bedankt Nico, I really appreciate that you took the time out to write this testimonial.

If this peaks your interest and you love working under pressure it's time to start talking to me and ask me for more detailed information on my IDC programs.

If that sound like a life style you like to enjoy, you should come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! 
Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed


It's all done and dusted, yesterday the PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta.
This was my first PADI IDC program that I taught in French. Quite a challenge but much appreciated by my two Swiss students, of whom one hardly speaks any English at all.
Besides that it was a good IDC with lots of action, fun and steep learning curves.

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed; On the boat back home, after the March - April IDC open water training dives at Koh Haa during which a whaleshark visited us

We covered all parts of the PADI IDC satisfactory and with plenty of time to answer all questions by the candidates. Neutral buoyancy is now prepped into them, just like all my IDC programs have been taught in recent years.
Workshops are added throughout my IDC to emphasize the correct way or usage of skills or materials. Control, CESA, lift bag use, descents, ropes and the knots, rescue, Discover Scuba Diving and a few more came along.

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for April 2018 has been completed; The whaleshark that was so nice to visit us at Koh Haa during open water training for the IDC. We were practicing Rescue Exercise # 7 at the surface and in-between rescues the whaleshark showed up. Perfect timing.

The high light of this IDC program was however the unexpected visit of a baby whaleshark during our open water training at Koh Haa. It was a first for both Sephora and Fabien. Happy smiles and faces all around during the rest of the day!

Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat. If that sound like a life style you like to enjoy, you should come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! 
Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

Contact me for detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018 


It's almost the end of the month but now it's time to look back at the beginning of the month and check out the PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018.

All five of the candidates participated in the two specialties that are included as part of my PADI IDC programs; the Enriched Air Instructor course (except Nico, who wasn't certified as an Enriched diver, which is a prerequisite for the Instructor level course) and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course with all five candidates. From left to right; Loretta, Holger, Guido, Nico, Chris and myself

After that, Loretta and Holger went with me to the Similan islands for a days worth diving, with two dives for the deep dive instructor specialty.
We went to island # 4 to Stonehenge, except that we jumped as first group and couldn't locate Stonehenge. We did find 32 meters depth though and completed the timed skill, after we turned around to go back, only find ourselves in a fairly strong current. After we started our ascent at 29 meters, we drifted over Stonehenge during our safety stops.
The second dive was at island # 5 at the Tuna wreck. My second time there. A lovely dive with Loretta and Holger trying out diving with an pony tank.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Loretta and Holger showing off the effects of pressure related objects during one of their deep dives at the Similan islands

After the PADI IE was completed, Loretta couldn't continue with her specialty instructor training due to illness and I'm looking forward seeing her back, as soon as possible, to complete he specialty instructor training.
That meant it was just Holger and me for the last two days of diving.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Holger practicing how to set up a wreck penetration line at the Boonsung wreck 

One day we dived the Boonsung wreck. This is a great dive site with always plenty of fish around and a great location for the wreck diving instructor specialty.
Over the next two days we completed the Wreck-, Fish ID-, Dive Against Debris- and the Digital Underwater Photography instructor specialties.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; A school of juvenile barracuda at the Thai Muang wreck

The last day of the specialty instructor training we went to the Thai Muang wreck, a first time for me, so it was a little bit exciting. 
There was again plenty of fish around and towards the end of the second dive we found various different nudibranches.
A great location to finish off the diving for this trip and a dive site I'm looking forward to visit again. Still plenty to discover there.

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018

PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Holger and me after a couple of days diving in Khao Lak. Job done! Thanks Holger, it was a pleasure!

Thanks Loretta and Holger, it was some good and interesting diving and I'm looking forward to share the slat water with you again soon, Loretta!

If you feel like every time you slip into the ocean, it’s like going home, you should come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

Contact me for detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for March 2018 has started

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for March 2018 has started


The PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for March 2018 has started yesterday in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta.
This time around it's a Swiss affair, with Sephora and Fabien originating from la Suisse! After the recent March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket which I taught in German, this PADI IDC is being taught in French! A first for me and so far it's going fine. Both Sephora and Fabien are very happy with me being able to speak French and conduct this PADI program in French.

Since two days we're making progress in the course and at the end of day two, we have completed a set of theory exams, a skill circuit and rescue exercise # 7 in confined water and a bunch of presentations by me.

It's a cozy course so far with just the two candidates, so lots of personal attention are guaranteed, but it also comes with a steep learning curve for both of them. No more Divemaster live and points of views for them, they're now on the way to become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for March 2018 has started

PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, Thailand for March 2018 has started; Sephora and Fabien about to tackle some theory exams.

More updates will follow later on the adventures of Sephora and Fabien during this March 2018 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta, so stay tuned.

A lot of people attack the sea. Do you rather make love to it? 

If so, come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.

Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

Contact me for detailed information on any of these programs.

See you there,
Camille

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Testimonial by Kevin McCaughey of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Kevin McCaughey of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand


It's been a good nine months, but better late than never, here's a glowing Testimonial by Kevin McCaughey of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center' Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.

With Kevin in your classroom you know that any moment something can or is about to happen. It was a fun time and course and as a fellow teacher, I could learn a thing or two from Kevin as well.
Time flew by, especially when you're having a good time and we sure did, during the IDC, the PADI IE and the specialty instructor training. A good time to look back on!

Testimonial by Kevin McCaughey of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand

Testimonial by Kevin McCaughey of the June 2017 PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand; Kevin on the Dive Asia boat after having successfully completed his PADI IDC and PADI IE back in June 2017. This picture was taken before one of his self reliant diver course dives.

Here it is, Kevin's testimonial;

Nine months ago I did my IDC in Phuket with Camille Lemmens. I have waited until now to write a review of my experience because it was not until this past week that I completed teaching my first open water courses. I wanted to comment on my IDC through the lens of how well it prepared me for actual teaching. My situation is a bit unique in that I am not trying to launch a career as a dive instructor. I have been a high school teacher for twenty-five years and I will only be instructing courses in diving for students at my school.  As an older, experienced professional educator, I thought I might have presented a unique challenge to Camille as his student. In terms of that, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, in hindsight, I am sure I would not have found a better IDC experience anywhere! 

Leading up to the IDC, Camille provided important information to help prepare for my arrival and the first day of class and answered any question I had promptly - within 24 hours – including giving a perfect suggestion for accommodations. He was friendly and personable from start to finish and did an excellent job helping his students feel confident and at ease. I really appreciated his sense of humor and I have fond memories of the regular laughter that punctuated our days together.  As there is a lot of material to get through and a set way to wade through it, being rigorous but at the same time creating a student-friendly environment is a real talent of his that we appreciated throughout the course. 

Camille’s knowledge and experience is far-reaching. He was able to extend ideas well beyond the curriculum and to answer any of our questions regardless of how technical. All of the extra information he provided kept the class interesting. Camille is also extremely supportive. At times he needed to demonstrate a level of patience with me that another instructor might not have exhibited. I remember the excellent coaching and encouragement he provided before the IE. He meets his students where they are in their understanding or skill level and gets them to where they need to be. 

The proof is in the pudding. I wasn’t the best student at the beginning of my IDC but after all was said and done, I really felt I was especially well prepared for my IE and I passed it with flying colours. Most importantly, even after an eight-month wait to start working with students, I still feel very well equipped to successfully teach the Open Water and Specialty courses. I believe the students I just finished working with had a very capable instructor and a very positive experience and I have Camille to thank for my success. I would jump at the chance to take a further professional development course with him. Therefore, it is without hesitation that I strongly recommend that you choose Camille Lemmens as your instructor for your IDC. If you have further questions about my experience, please contact me at klmccaughey@yahoo.ca.

Much appreciated Kevin, for taking the time out tow rite this, after all this time. It's good to see and know that you're teaching scuba courses out there and I'm glad that I could be part of your education!
You took your time but the result is good and that's what matters.

If Kevin's testimonial interests you in one of my PADI IDC packages on Phuket or other locations, to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, contact me for more detailed information. Also find out about our special offers!

Do you love working under pressure? Come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on Koh Lanta, Thailand on 26th March in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', after that you can join me on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket. If you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille

Sunday, March 18, 2018

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2018 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2018 was very successful 


The PADI IE on Phuket for March 2018 was very successful for our candidate of the March 2018 PADI IDC on Phuket, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.

Tim, from Germany, did very well, with full scores of a 5.0 for each of his two open water dive skills and a perfect rescue exercise # 7 scenario. Add to that the high scores he had yesterday during the six exams, 5 theory exams and a standards exam, plus his classroom presentation and the confined water presentation and one can say that he walked through the PADI IE with ease!

Proud of you Tim! The long days, the many questions and the hard work did pay off in the end. Job done and over with.
It was good to have you and we had our fun! The German 'Duden' has some words added and the drives over to Patong to meet the other guys for your confined and open water presentations were enjoyable, Especially with the added treats of 'Praetzels', straight out of the oven.

Now you can go back to work with your head high!

The next couple of days will also be fun when we hit the dive sites around Phuket at the Raya islands and Koh Phi Phi for some PADI Specialty Instructor training. Am looking forward to that!

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2018 was very successful

PADI IE on Phuket for March 2018 was very successful; Tim after successfully completing all PADI IE segments with Tim the PADI examiner for the PADI IE

Are you interested in one of my PADI IDC packages on Phuket or other locations, contact me for more detailed information. Also find out about our special offers!

Are you born to scuba dive but forced to work? Come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on Koh Lanta, Thailand on 26th March in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers', after that you can join me on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket. If you're up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.

See you there,
Camille