IDC Thailand Blog

Successfull December PADI IE!

The December PADI IE has been successfully completed! Will, Sophia, Rob and Joakim have one thing in common today, they’re no longer PADI Divemasters but as of today, they’re PADI Instructors! Congrats! This morning they completed the last part of the PADI IE, their Confined Water presentation and their skill circuit. Later on today we […]

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December IDC finished and the PADI IE has started

The December IDC finished and the PADI IE has started today on Koh Tao. All four IDC candidates, Will, Sophia, Rob and Joakim have successfully completed their IDC course and Paul and Miro both succeeded in their IDCS courses. Here are Joakim and Will after their Open Water dive of the OWSI program. It was […]

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Specialty of the month December 2007

This month’ Specialty of the Month; Project AWARE. The Project AWARE Specialty is where you learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them. It’s inspired by Project AWARE, a non profit organisation run by PADI and you can discuss various projects that currently are run by Project AWARE or […]

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December 2007 AI completed

The first part of the December 2007 IDC has been completed today. After two days Prep course and 4 days AI course, we’re all ready for a nice day off. All candidates had to sit through a few presentations by me and there’s more coming up in the OWSI program, starting on Thursday! There was […]

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The December 2007 IDC and IDCS courses have started

The December 2007 IDC and IDCS courses have started. Yesterday Paul and Miro started their IDCS course and today Will, Sophia, Rob and Joakim started their prep IDC course. Sophia during her Introduction of the IDC, where each person participating in the IDC get’s to introduce him or her self. A view from the front, […]

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DAN O2 Provider Course November 07

More DAN courses! Will and Sophia completed their DAN Oxygen Provider course today and can’t wait until the next IDC starts! This course is part of their Go Pro Platinum Package which they’re almost about to complete, having arrived on Samui some three months ago, starting with their PADI Advanced Open Water courses. Now they’re […]

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Will and Sophia’s EFRI course, November 2007

Today I conducted an EFRI course before the IDC starts, Since Will and Sophia, 2 of my 4 upcoming candidates for the upcoming IDC, starting 29th November, will be leaving to the cold UK for the holiday season, so we decided to get a few courses done and out of the way before the IDC […]

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Take Part in Global Shark Census

Here’s a way to help in shark conservation. Just received an email from Project AWARE, asking to help out in a shark conservation survey; Are you interested in shark conservation but are unsure how to participate? Now dive professionals like you can take just a few minutes to contribute to a global shark census using […]

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Equipment and DSAT Gasblender Instructor courses

Ivo finished his Instructor Specialty training today.We completed the DSAT Gasblender and Gasblender Instructor courses today with Ivo as well as the Equipment Instructor course, as part of his extensive GO Pro CDC package, which includes up to 8 Instructor level Specialties. We started off with completing the DSAT Gasblender course, which he started already […]

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Don’t drown on your Thailand holiday

This is excellent reading! Having just joined the Thorn Tree forum, the official Lonely Planet travel forum, where lots of good travel advise and information can be found, I stumbled over a prolific poster there, Tezza, who runs a couple of blogs, one about beaches and islands in Thailand and on this specific blog, he […]

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