Testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Received this Testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua in the Philippines. As you may know, the PADI IDC programs on Malapascua I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

We certainly had a great group during the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. While Aaron comes from the ‘dark side’, he has some CMAS genes, seems like he fitted in perfectly and I consider myself lucky to have him as a student.

First of all he is inquisitive and furthermore, he’s a very experienced diver who exactly knows where he is going. Consequently he also knows exactly what he wants to achieve. Therefor, kudos on him!

Testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Aaron and His PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully passing the PADI IE on Malapascua island

Hence, without further ado, here’s the testimonial by Aaron, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua;

I joined one of Camille’s IDC in Malapascua, Philippines in February 2019. An amazing place for an IDC. This island is all about diving and one of the only places in the world where you get Thresher Sharks guaranteed.

I planned to do my IDC for a few years. Every time I found a course and a place that fit my schedule, the course was canceled or moved to a time that didn’t fit into my busy life. This happened three times. Reaching out to course directors was not the easiest thing either. I got lot’s of “maybes” and “I don’t know” after a long time waiting and sometimes they didn’t even reach back to me.

Not Camille. From our first contact, he was very endeavored to write back as fast as he could. I really did have quite a few questions. I did a cross over from CMAS and was therefore not really familiar with the PADI system. Camille answered everything to my satisfaction really fast and if he was unsure, he contacted PADI immediately. The service was excellent and convinced me to do the IDC with him.

The course itself was a pleasure.

I was lucky to end up in an awesome and very international group. Camille was teaching with fun. Although he has loads of experience, he didn’t seem to get tired teaching the same stuff over and over again. He was able to fit all the individual needs and found ways to make everything for everyone understandable. What I really liked about his course is that it didn’t feel like studying. After a few days in the classroom and in the pool, I could see progress in knowledge and an improvement in my skills. I was amazed to see such big steps just by doing stuff and not actually sitting down and trying to remember books by heart.

Camille has a wealth of experience and he knows exactly what the examiners want to hear and what not. He is the best in preparing you for the IE. At this point, I also want to mention and thank our amazing staff instructor Lucio Bellomo who also did an amazing job in assisting Camille and answering tons of our questions.

Thank you guys for the good times! I would do it again with you!

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial. Due to diving in cold lakes again, back home in Austria, I hope you are defrosted by the time the Greek season starts on Rhodes.

My next PADI IDC programs

During all of my PADI IDC programs the EFR-, Enriched Air- and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses are included. Furthermore, lunches on course days are included (except on Malapascua, where we serve breakfast instead of lunch). Certainly a reason to ask for more in-depth information on my IDC programs.


My PADI IDC schedule for 2019

First of all, on 4th March and 7th May I will be back in Phuket, Thailand again for a PADI IDC. As always in conjunction with PADI CDC Center ‘Dive Asia’. Furthermore, Khao Lak, Thailand is another location with a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 24th March. This is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ‘Sea Dragon’.  Finally, I will be back on Koh Lanta to start an IDC program on 15th April. This as always in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ‘Blue Planet’. Most certainly plenty of exciting destinations to choose from.

Finally, check here for my 2019 PADI IDC schedule.

Last but not least, contact me for more detailed information on any of these PADI IDC programs or locations.

See you there,

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