The August PADI IE on Koh Tao
After three days the PADI IE was completed this morning. Bas and Jamie did very well but there was a bit of a surprise at the very end.
The two PADI examiners who conducted this IE, on the left Thomas Knedlik and on the right Rob Scammell. It turned out that guys from my IDC where in a group with 3 other candidates and Rob would be their examiner for the duration of this IE.
Yesterday they both passed with flying colours their Knowledge Review part and the Open Water part of the IE.
Today it was the turn for the Confined Water dive, the very last bit of this IE. They both passed their Confined Water presentation and they only had their Skill circuit to go before they would be Open Water Scuba Instructors.
That’s where Jamie missed a few heartbeats and ran into problems with three out of five skills with the final result that he didn’t pass his skill circuit and unfortunately has to come back to a next PADI IE to complete the Confined Water part. The other three parts of the IE he completed successfully, hence he doesn’t have to repeat them again.
In my weather blog http://samui-weather.blogspot.com/ I posted a few pix about Koh Tao http://samui-weather.blogspot.com/2007/08/koh-tao-scenes.html have a peek!