IDC Thailand Blog

Fitness in diving

Happy New year to you all. Hope you enjoyed my scribblings last year and that you will come back to enjoy this years posts and blogs. My next IDC doesn’t start until the end of January, so I’d like to take the opportunity to discuss some other dive related topics. One thing I receive many […]

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The last courses of 2007

The last courses of 2007 have been completed. On the 24th I completed a night dive with Ivo and Joakim, which was the last diving Instructor Specialty for both of them and with Ivo now being completely finished for his CDC program. Joakim went on to complete his EFR Instructor course yesterday, together with Gideon […]

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DUP and various other specialties

The last 3 days where dedicated for more Specialty training. Marcus who lives in Singapore came to see me for Specialty training and he wanted to take the Digital Underwater Photography Instructor course, the only course a PADI Divemaster can participate at Instructor level. Besides this course at Instructor, he also participated in the Underwater […]

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Specialty Training in Progress

We’re in the midst of Instructor Specialty Training. Having just completed the boat dives of the current Instructor Specialty training, we’re going to have a look at the beach today to complete the Underwater Navigation and Search & Recovery Specialties, with Night Diving to follow tomorrow. First things first though, Saturday and yesterday (Monday), we […]

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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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