After the PADI IDC and the EFR Instructor course, now we have also the PADI Specialty Instructor training for May 2015 in Moalboal completed, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ‘Neptune Diving Adventure’ at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines.
Matt diving on sidemount
We had three interesting and busy days, with a progressive dive schedule, a night dive on day one, two dives on day two and three dives on day three of the specialty training.
We covered seven PADI Instructor level specialties; Night-, Enriched Air-, Deep-, AWARE Fish ID-, Boat-(Karsten only), Sidemount-(Matt only), DUP (Digital Underwater Photography) and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor specialties.
Busy but fun and with some excellent diving and cool things that we saw and encountered!
Karsten completing a timed task during the deep dive at Pescador island
During the night dive we saw a variety of crabs, including two different decorator crabs, a sponge crab, a leafy scorpion fish and some ten pipefish sitting together, just to name a few.
During the other dives we enjoyed the sardine ball a couple of times, especially when the ball went ballistic when tunas where hunting, it was an awesome sight. We saw frogfish, nudi’s, banded sea kraits, green turtles almost on every dive and many more. Especially the dives at Pescador island were memorable, with clear water and some 35 to 30 meters visibility and a great variety of reef fish all around us.
Schizophrys dama or Pronghorn decorator crab during the Night Dive specialty
Now it’s relaxing for two days, before we have a travel day to Dumaguete, where this coming Monday the PADI IE will start.Two days of practicing some skills, looking into the exams again and taking it easy, all at the same time!
If this sounds good to you, you can participate in PADI Specialty Instructor training after each PADI IDC program that I offer, starting with 10th June on Koh Samui, Thailand, followed by 9th July in Puerto Galera in the Philippines and 25th August on Phuket, Thailand, where we will offer a German and an English PADI IDC with two PADI Course Directors.
See you there,