IDC Thailand Blog

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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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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