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