Category: Malapascua

Looking back at a busy and successful 2011

Looking back at a busy and successful 2011 Busy it was indeed, I conducted 16 PADI IDC’s this year with a total of 59 candidates! On both accounts a record. Last year saw 12 IDC’s and 27 candidates, a big difference. So far it looks that the road I took seems to be the right […]

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New website for PADI IDC’s in the Philippines

New website for PADI IDC’s in the Philippines In conjunction with Sea Explorers PADI CDC center in Dauin and Sea Explorers PADI 5* IDC Center on Malapascua, we made a new website about the PADI IDC’s which we conduct together in Dauin and Malapascua in the Philippines; www.idcphilippines.org Have a look and let me know […]

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The 2012 IDC Schedule is available

The 2012 IDC Schedule is available At last, after various changes in the expected schedule, my 2012 PADI IDC schedule has been released. 21 PADI IDC’s are scheduled at this stage with still a few openings left for more programs and a couple of very interesting and exotic options are possible. In Thailand my IDC’s […]

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More IDC’s on Malapascua, Philippines with Sea Explorers

More IDC’s on Malapascua, Philippines with Sea Explorers After the announcement of my cooperation with PADI CDC Center Sea Explorers in Dauin / Dumaguete in the Philippines, earlier this year, Sea Explorers expanded their IDC network onto Malapascua and their dive center there has now upgraded their status to a PADI 5*IDD Resort. Sea Explorers […]

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Present from Malapascua IDC candidates

Present from Malapascua IDC candidates Jesse, Lea, Jackie, Anne and Martin had a little surprise for me during the IE party recently on Malapascua in the Philippines. After they all passed the PADI IE successfully, they somehow arranged for a wooden thresher shark for me as a gift for me, on sale at various locations […]

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PADI IE Malapascua, Philippines; 100% pass rate

PADI IE Malapascua, Philippines; 100% pass rate After two nervous and partly nerve wrecking days, all of Thresher Sharks candidates passed with 100% rates, not even a single make up was involved! Well done guys and girls! Malapascua has it’s first ever PADI IE in the bag! The hardest part, the orientation and the red […]

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North Point, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines

North Point, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines Yesterday I went for two fun dives around Malapascua, since I had a day ‘off’ after completing Anne’s Specialty Instructor training and before the PADI IE kicked off today. The first dive was at Monad Shoal, famous for it’s Thresher Shark sightings, but three days with early […]

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Specialty Instructor Training on Malapascua, Philippines

Specialty Instructor Training on Malapascua, Philippines Today we completed the Specialty Instructor training and Anne was the only one who took on the MSDT prep course with at least 5 diving Specialties. We covered the Night, Deep, Aware Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air and Multilevel Instructor specialties. On top of that we also completed […]

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DSAT Gas Blending on Malapascua

DSAT Gas Blending on Malapascua Allen who staffed the recent IDC on Malapascua took the opportunity to upgrade his DSAT Gas Blender certificate to Instructor level. The filling station on Malapascua with a stik system, which we didn’t use, since we filled the tanks by partial pressure method. Allen checking out out the partial pressure […]

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PADI IDC February 2011 on Malapascua completed

PADI IDC February 2011 on Malapascua completed The first IDC that I teach outside of Thailand has been completed in conjunction with Thresher Shark Divers on Malapascua in the Philippines. The PADI IE isn’t on until the 8th and 9th February so a couple of days of rest and time for Specialty Instructor Training are […]

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