IDC Thailand Blog

September IDC in full swing

The September IDC is indeed in full swing. Yesterday we kicked off with the first day of the IDC and today, the second day has already been completed. Jeff and Nienke had their first classroom (knowledge development)- and confined water- presentations and they did well. Here’s Camille in action during the Project Aware presentation, earlier […]

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IDC prep course started today

Today the IDC prep started. With two candidates, Jeff from the UK and Nienke from the Netherlands, and one IDCS candidate, Amit (see yesterday’s blog post) we started to sort the red tape and completed all the required paperwork and started with the first presentation by me, the introduction to the IDC. Before lunch they […]

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IDCS Course started today

Today I started an IDCS course. Amit, who participated in my 2nd IDC ever as a PADI Course Director in June 2003, started his IDCS course today. He worked all that time for one of our shops on Koh Samui, and started with us as an Open Water diver, from absolute scratch. Hats off Amit!! […]

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Dive friends in Phuket

During my recent visit to Phuket, I took the opportunity to visit some friends who run dive shops in Phuket. Trip reports about my Phuket visit can be found on my Samui weather blog. First there’s Chantal and Kevan who run Phuket Scuba Club in Kata, a very friendly South African couple who’ve been over […]

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DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Course and Equipment Instructor Specialty

The DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Course and Equipment Instructor Specialty Was on the program today (well, technically yesterday, the 23rd). The DSAT Gas Blender course consists of two parts, the Gas Blender part and the Gas Blender Instructor part. Laura is participating in this course and on the same day we were also looking into […]

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Instructor Specialty Training

Today we were diving again! Back in the water and off to Koh Tao for some Specialty Instructor training dives. Yesterday we tackled the Underwater Navigation Instructor Specialty on Chaweng Beach and today a mixture of Multilevel, Underwater Naturalist and Digital Underwater Photography (aka DUP) was on the schedule. Later on this week the Deep […]

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EFR Instructor Course August 2007

The EFR Instructor was on the menu today. Around 9.15 am we met up in the Compression Chamber’s classroom for today’s EFR Instructor course. Bas, Nienke, Jamie and Laura who participated in yesterday’s DAN O2 Provider course, were there today and Chris, who completed his IDC earlier this year in March, didn’t participate until today. […]

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DAN O2 Provider Course

Today I taught a DAN O2 Provider course Some of the IDC packages that I offer include the DAN O2 Provider course, like in the Platinum the DAN O2 Provider course is provided and in the Go Pro CDC package , my most extensive IDC package, also the DAN O2 Instructor course is included. In […]

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PADI IE August 2007

The August PADI IE on Koh Tao After three days the PADI IE was completed this morning. Bas and Jamie did very well but there was a bit of a surprise at the very end. The two PADI examiners who conducted this IE, on the left Thomas Knedlik and on the right Rob Scammell. It […]

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Final August IDC day

The final August IDC day We started this day with the final 3 presentations by me in the classroom this morning at World Resort, followed by the usual great lunch there. For the afternoon we moved over to Chaweng for the final Open Water presentation. Here’s a (not so great, I admit) picture of my […]

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