IDC Thailand Blog

Instructor Specialty Training in progress

Since three days we’re busy conducting Instructor Specialty Training with Ivo and Elliott. Two days ago we started at Chaweng Beach with the Navigation Specialty which we conducted in low visibility, which actually benefits this specialty and really puts extra demands on your navigational skills. Yesterday we conducted two Search & Recovery training dives to […]

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EFR Instructor Course October 2007

After the day off, recovering from the IE party, it was back to work today with the EFRI course! Ivo, Andy, Elliott and Stuart all showed up this morning at the local Recompression chamber where we spend all day in the classroom, for the theoretical part and the practical, hands on part of the EFRI […]

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October PADI IE succesfully completed

This edition of the PADI IE has been succesfully completed by all my candidates. Well done and congratulations to all of you for passing the PADI IE. During the IDC we had some pretty bad weather (see my Samui weather blog) but this IE was completed today under a blue sky, which made for a […]

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DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Course

Naz wanted to get the most of his stay on Samui.That’s why he went to the Full Moon party on Koh Phangan tonight, but before he did that, he completed the DSAT Gas Blender course and the Gas Blender Instructor course with me, after already having successfully completed the IDCS course yesterday with the completion […]

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October 2007 IDC finished

The current IDC running in October 2007 has been completed. Yesterday we went on the boat to Koh Tao to complete the Open Water section of the OWSI program of this IDC and that was the last segment of this IDC. It didn’t start all that exciting with boat trips and such, first we started […]

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Update on the current IDC, the AI part

Tomorrow the AI (Assistant Instructor) part of the current IDC will be completed. Up till now we have consequently been busy during this IDC. All 4 candidates have completed 2 classroom presentations and 2 confined water presentations each and they sat through a good hand full of classroom presentations presented by me. On top of […]

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New IDCS and IDC prep courses started

The last 3 days I’ve been busy conducting a new IDCS and IDC prep course. It’s been a busy 3 days where we got to know each other a little bit better, 4 IDC candidates; Andy, Ivo, Stuart and Elliott and Naz who’s participating in his IDCS course. Naz hard at work, well, hard…………. 😉 […]

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Divemaster training; the beginning and the end!

Today saw the beginning and the end of some Divemaster courses!First of all congratulations to Sophia and Will for completing their Divemaster courses. They’re off now for a well deserved holiday dive trip, disguised as a visa run to the Philippines. Good on ya!They’ll be back at the end of the month though, just in […]

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Stay updated

Staying updated about my blog is now a lot easier! Today I installed a lot of buttons, on the bottom left side of the page that you are viewing.If you like to stay updated on my new posts, it now very easy to receive all updates, once pr day, by email. As an example, you […]

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A busy month ahead

A busy month is looming ahead. A lot of people will be arriving this month to participate in various courses and I’m starting another IDC on September 13 with an IDCS course and the 14th the prep IDC will start. It looks like I’ll be having 3 candidates and one IDCS with still an option […]

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