IDC Thailand Blog

The OWSI part, August 07

The OWSI part of the August 07 IDC has started and is in full swing Today was already the second day and Bas and Jamie had their first Prescriptive Teaching presentation and their third Confined Water Presentation, completed with 3 presentations by me from the IDC curriculum. Jamie practicing his Rescue skills on Bas. One […]

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AI part of the IDC completed

The AI course is completed Today my two candidates completed the AI course part of the IDC by passing their 5 theory exams in the morning and in the afternoon we had an Open Water dive where they each had to perform two skills as an Instructor. Full concentration during their 5 Theory exams. Which […]

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August IDC 2007 started today

The August 2007 IDC started today. We already completed 2 days in the Prep Course in which the candidates, Bas and Jamie, completed a lot of red tape (paperwork) and practiced on their knowledge regarding the required 5 exams (Physics, Physiology, RDP, General Skills & Environment and Equipment.During the prep course, they also completed each […]

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PADI Risk Management Seminar Koh Samui 22nd July 2007

PADI’s Risk Management Seminar Koh Samui 22nd July 2007 Was held at Centara Grand Beach Resort http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ and presented by Richard Evans. The seminar is about a dive related fatality and is filmed in a real Sydney court room where PADI Asia Pacific staff is role playing, being the accused dive instructor, plaintiff, lawyer for […]

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Succesful PADI IE on Koh Tao, July 2007

The PADI IE is successfully completed! During the last three days, my two IDC candidates have successfully completed their IE on Koh Tao.37 candidates participated and all but one were successful. In this picture, Rob Scammell, the PADI Examiner of my two candidates hands over their Certificates of Completion to Laura in the middle and […]

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July IDC completed

Just a quick note to let you know that the July IDC is completed. Tomorrow morning we all go over to Koh Tao so my candidates can participate in the PADI IE over the next 3 days. Good luck to them,Camille

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Halfway through the July IDC

A quick update on my current IDC. Today we finished the Open Water dive for the AI part of the IDC and that completed the AI part of this IDC. The only thing my candidates still have to do is to hand in their General Standards exam on Thursday morning. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is a well […]

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Thailand in a tourist turmoil?

Thailand in a tourist turmoil? Having lived now for almost 8 years in Thailand, I can’t help but notice that it never has seem so quiet as it is right now in Thailand and consequently on Koh Samui. I’ve been pondering if I should write about this, since ideally I’d like to talk about positive […]

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The PADI Divemaster course

The PADI Divemaster course This course is the first step in becoming a dive professional in the PADI system. Have a look here http://www.idcthailand.net/divemaster.html in my website. In general this we conduct this course over 6 weeks and it’s part of an internship where you get assigned to one of our Instructors and he/she will […]

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