Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EFR Instructor course in Khao Lak, Thailand for February has been completed

EFR Instructor course in Khao Lak, Thailand for February has been completed


Today the EFR Instructor course in Khao Lak, Thailand for February has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'. Besides the already familiar five faces of Loretta, Nico, Guido, Chris and Holger, we had one more person attend, Jon. He is the man at Sea Dragon that takes care of almost everything, he teaches courses, repairs equipment or compressors and in general is busy doing all kinds of other things. He was out of teaching status for EFR and needed an update and a refresher hence he joined the complete course.

It was fun, especially the hands on part where they got to practice the various skills, including playing around with an AED or defibrillator and practicing CPR on Little and Baby Annie.

Oh, yes, there were also some presentations by me and an exam, one would almost forget about the good stuff! During this part we also discussed the EMS situation in Thailand or rather the lack of, which proofs to be an unexpected and interesting part of the course that always raises lots of interest and questions.

EFR Instructor course in Khao Lak, Thailand for February has been completed

EFR Instructor course in Khao Lak, Thailand for February has been completed; The group after the course, from left to right; Guido with Little Annie, Camille (EFR Instructor Trainer), Jon, Chris with Baby Annie, Nico, Holger and Loretta.

Tomorrow Guido, Chris and Nico have a day off and Loretta and Holger will go with me on a day trip to the Similan islands for the PADI Specialty Instructor dives for deep diving.

If you fancy to become an EFR or PADI Instructor, make sure to get trained by the best during your PADI IDC, Choose Camille, a twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director! Come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you and the EFR Instructor course is included in the PADI IDC in my Thailand programs.

Ever thought of leaving your office behind? Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive 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 couple of PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 7th March, 11th April and 8th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.
The next PADI IDC in Khao Lak in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' is scheduled to start 23rd October 2018, at the start of the new season in Khao Lak.

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

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed


Earlier today the PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'.
We had a lot of fun along the way, but it was also at times a roller coaster ride for some candidates at times. Plenty of up and downs but after all, good times were had and those will be remembered and cherished.

This PADI IDC at Khao Lak in Thailand was a  very international affair, almost as always, I can say! This we had candidates from Singapore, France, Argentine, Germany and the UK.

All the power point presentations by me, the classroom presentations by the candidates, the theory and standards exams, the confined and open water presentations and dives and all the workshops, they're all done and dusted. Now it's waiting for the PADI IE, to be held here in Khao Lak on the second and third of March. If all goes well, we should have five brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors on the block!

Before that however, tomorrow the EFR Instructor course is still on the menu and Thursday will be a day off or remedial day for Nico, Guido and Chris. 
Myself and Loretta and Holger will go on a day trip to the Similan islands and conduct the PADI Instructor specialty for deep diving.

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak, Thailand has been completed; On the way back on the long tail boat from the open water IDC training dives in Khao Nai Yak. From left to right; Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Holger, Chris, Nico, Loretta and Guido.

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 you fancy this, make sure to get trained during your PADI IDC by the best, Choose Camille, a twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director! 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 dive 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 couple of PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 7th March, 11th April and 8th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.
For the next PADI IDC in Khao Lak in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' you will have to wait until 23rd October, at the start of the new season in Khao Lak.

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

See you there,
Camille

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak has started

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak has started


Yesterday the PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak has started in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC center 'Sea Dragon'.
We have a nice group it seems with five candidates from all over the world. Loretta from Singapore, Chris from the UK, Nico from France, Holger from Germany and Guido from Argentine. Very international indeed!

It's still early days but the signs are looking good, for a relaxed and fun IDC with easy going candidates who are nervous but also ready to tackle this adventure.
At PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' we have a relaxed environment, optimal for an IDC group to prepare  and enjoy their program.

Yesterday the PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak has started in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC center 'Sea Dragon'.  We have a nice group it seems with five candidates from all over the world. Loretta from Singapore, Chris from the UK, Nico from France, Holger from Germany and Guido from Argentine. Very international indeed!

PADI IDC for February 2018 in Khao Lak has started; First picture of the February IDC in Khao Lak, from left to right; Loretta, Chris, Camille, Nico, Holger and Guido ready to get going for the day!

Lots of work is still ahead for all of us, so keep an eye out for follow up blog posts about their progress. The PADI IE is scheduled for 2nd and 3rd March, here in Khao Lak.

Dive over the edge, Dive in all the way. Get trained during your PADI IDC by the best, a twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director! 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 dive 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 couple of PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 7th March, 11th April and 8th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand 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, February 18, 2018

Camille received 12th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Camille received 12th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating


Last week I received a message from PADI That Camille received 12th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating. 
Reasons to be cheerful and proud! There are less than one hundred PADI Course world wide who receive this rating and at this moment it has not been announced yet how many received their Platinum rating this year. However, there are not many PADI Course Directors worldwide who have received the Platinum PADI Course Director uninterrupted, since PADI introduced this rating, now twelve years ago.

This is the highest rating a PADI Course Director can receive from PADI.

Camille received 12th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Camille received 12th consecutive Platinum PADI Course Director rating

Many thanks first of all to all my students of last year who participated in one of my PADI IDC programs or IDC Staff Instructor courses around Thailand and in the Philippines. You know who you are!

Secondly lots of thanks to all the PADI Dive centers that I was able to work with last year;
- PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' on Phuket, Thailand
- PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' on Koh Lanta, Thailand
- PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak, Thailand
- PADI 5* IDC Center 'Haad Yao Divers' on Koh Phangan, Thailand
- PADI 5* IDC Center 'Neptune Diving Adventure' in Moalboal in the Philippines

Last but not least, thanks to PADI and it's staff for doing a great job by staying on the ball and giving help and advice when needed or required.

Thanks for all the support and trust, it's much appreciated!

Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home. Get trained during your PADI IDC by the best, a twelve consecutive time Platinum PADI Course Director! 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 dive 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 couple of PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 7th March, 11th April and 8th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand 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, February 9, 2018

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March


The Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' in Kata on Phuket.

At the scuba diving training facilities of Dive Asia at Kata Big Rock, we offer a relaxing environment with everything at place for a successful PADI IDC. Our classroom is big en air conditioned, with wifi access, there's a big pool onsite and next to the pool is a restaurant where we will have our IDC lunches. There's a also accommodation available on site, starting at 400.-THB per night.

Come and join our PADI IDC because we will look after you!
Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI dive Instructor.
Join multi award-winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens for an IDC bristling with lots of experience and personal attention.

Among others,, we offer;

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


Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Next PADI IDC on Phuket, Thailand starts 7th March

Enjoy a small group during which you can expect lots of personal attention and a wealth of experience, this is your place! Camille is a Platinum PADI Course Director for an unprecedented eleven times, since PADI introduced this rating in the Asia Pacific region.

If this date doesn't fit you, check out my schedule of upcoming PADI IDC's around Thailand to find a program that suits you. 

The next couple of PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 19th February in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' and, 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand again in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and on 11th April and 8th May on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket, 

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

See you there,
Camille