Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Testimonial by Loretta Sze of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Loretta Sze of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand


Just received this Testimonial by Loretta Sze of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon' in Khao Lak.

This was a fun PADI IDC program, one where we had lots of fun and the IDC candidates walked away happily and learned loads of new things. They also learned how to be prepared for real life as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. 
Although, this wasn't the only or first IDC like that, the last couple of years there were plenty of those! Luckily for me and the candidates.

Loretta was a great candidate. She was nervous at the start of the IDC but came well prepared. All the prepping paid off during the IDC, she flew through it and had great scores in all facets and topics of the PADI IE and she cruised through the PADI IE.
With her bright and shining personality, she will go far in the dive industry. It was an absolute pleasure having you in this program Loretta! I'm glad we met and I can't wait to meet again, as soon as you possibly can arrange for it!

Testimonial by Loretta Sze of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand

Testimonial by Loretta Sze of the February 2018 PADI IDC in Khao Lak, Thailand; Loretta and Rob the PADI Examiner, directly after successfully completing the PADI IE in Khao Lak

Without further ado, here's Loretta's testimonial;

A couple weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a small classroom at Sea Dragon Dive Center with a bunch of random dudes from around the world.

Guido was my buddy from whom I had first met on Lembongan almost a year ago. We signed up for this same IDC by pure coincidence, and were both stunned when we found out. I’d met Chris briefly on one of my earlier trips to Khao Lak in 2016. On the first day of the IDC, I met Holger and Nico for the first time, as well as our Course Director Camille.

Over the next few days, we spent mornings in the classroom sitting through endless powerpoint slides, then afternoons in the pool doings skills and confined water presentations. It was tough, but I really enjoyed it. It didn’t take long before we were up to all sorts of shenanigans. We had an amazing group and I’m so happy to have gone through the IDC with these awesome people.

Guido – I don’t know why your ‘thing’ was ‘the Patagonian who’s apparently always up to some shady shit’ haha. Thanks for working hard together with me on exams and pool before the IDC even began! I’m really thankful that somehow we ended up doing the same IDC together, especially since you had to come over from the “dark side”. Thank you for being a great buddy and looking out for me.

Nico – My cool French brother, the token smoker in the group who is always dropping things! I’ve learnt a lot from all of your wise questions to Camille. You seemed serious at first but you’re actually fucking hilarious. Thank you for being there for me when I was drunk that night haha.

Holger – The gentle German. You work the hardest among us, coming in to class early every morning and working at the shop after class. You’re so sweet and thoughtful too. Thank you for being so reliable and always making sure that we have everything that we need.

Chris – Subtitles not included. Nobody knew you were such a prankster until all our fin straps had been unfastened. Thanks for pushing me in the pool, asshole ­čśŤ And pulling on my tank, and unclipping my fin straps, and splashing me with your fins… But seriously, thanks for all the fun.

Camille – You are an amazing Course Director. Your enthusiasm has made learning even dry material enjoyable. Choosing to do my IDC with you is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Thank you for sending me to the hospital and staying with me for hours even though we already had such a long day and you had to travel the next day. Thank you for your care and concern. Words can’t express how much I appreciate it. I’ll see you soon.

I’m really proud of all of us. This was an amazing experience and I will miss you guys so much.

This is from Loretta's personal blog, for which she gave me permission to use, find the original blog post here.

If this grabbed your attention and you like to do this for a living 'Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat', it's about time to contact me in order to receive more detailed information!

Come and join my PADI IDC programs 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.

The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start 26th March on Koh Lanta, Thailand in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center 'Blue Planet Divers' and 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 the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July in Moalboal.

See you there,
Camille

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