IDC Thailand Blog

Specialty of the month November 2007

Equipment is this month’ Specialty. Equipment seems to be the right choice, since in Europe the diving is almost over in the northern countries and with this Specialty, one can still offer a course to keep divers interested. Here in Thailand, this course can be taught all year round but right now, with lots of […]

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DAN Provider and DAN Instructor course November 07

This month’ DAN courses have been completed. This morning at 9 am we met at the local Recompression Chamber, in the upstairs classroom, to start the DAN O2 Provider course, in which Elliott participated and Ivo sat in to refresh his knowledge again, having completed this course a few weeks ago already. Ivo than went […]

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More Gas Blending

Today one more Gas Blender Instructor saw the light. Stuart took op the opportunity to complete the DSAT Gas Blender and DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course before he took off to Phuket, later today. Here is Stuart, sweating it out during the Gas Blender exam, 50 questions and a passing rate of 80% is required, […]

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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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