IDC Thailand Blog

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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Hyperbaric Chambers on Koh Samui

Hyperbaric Chambers on Koh Samui. You may be surprised to hear that there is actually more than one Hyperbaric Chamber on Koh Samui. The best known one is probably the SSS Hyperbaric Chamber, located in Bang Rak, conveniently close to all the piers on Samui. However, before you’re admitted to hyperbaric treatment (recompression rather than […]

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Instructor Specialties after the IDC completed today

Today, we completed the Instructor Specialties after the September IDC/IE.We, being Nienke and me. The Specialties that I taught Nienke where on Monday; Search & Recovery and Night diving. The Search & recovery dive turned out to be a very interesting dive by the amount of fish we encountered on Chaweng Beach, including a Lion […]

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PADI IE September completed

The September PADI IE has been completed. Both Nienke and Jeff did well. Nienke had almost straight 5’s for all of her presentations and Jeff did also very well, except on the Open Water presentation where he had a problem with tying a sheet bend. On the picture from left to right; Thomas Knedlik, the […]

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PADI IE September 2007 started

The September PADI IE on Koh Tao started today. With a good 30 candidates, including Nienke and Jeff and 3 PADI Examiners, Thomas, George and Young Hee the IE kicked off at 1 pm with an introduction by the examiners, followed by the 5 exams and a General Standards and Procedures exam. The official PADI […]

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