IDC Thailand Blog

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More