PADI IE for November 2008 is in the bag!
Although it was rainy and wet on Koh
Tao for Patrick's, Chris' and Brian's PADI IE
, they tackled all their assignments successfully and are now past their PADI Divemaster
status and entered into the PADI Instructor
Just for the record, Brian did his IDC
with PADI Course Director
Ernst van der
Poll, who's based in Dubai, UAE
and used to staff a few IDC's
with me when he was still an IDCS Instructor
and I looked after Brian during his IE.
During the beginning of the IE, at least Patrick and Chris were not nervous at all which was a re-assuring feeling. Brian was still trying to figure out where and what he ended up in.
A whole auditorium
full of 37 wannabe PADI
Instructors during the IE orientation, led by PADI
Examiners George Wegmann
and Rob Scammell
. A third examiner, Young Hee Haniss
, missed the early ferry over to Koh
Tao due to some misplaced luggage on her flight. She joined the IE later that day.
During their Confined Water presentation, Chris gives his briefing. Chris stated that his Open Water presentation ranked among his top 5 nervous hours of his live so far! He managed to pass however and all is good again in Chris land.
Water, the relief of having done it! Cold but happy, from left to right, Brian, Patrick and Chris.
Here it is, the official IE picture, with Rob the Examiner going back to his hip hop roots. From left to right, Patrick, Rob (PADI Examiner), Camille and Patrick.
Well done guys, see you tonight at the party!
Labels: Koh Tao, PADI IE