IDC Thailand Blog

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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Unexpected artifacts in a Southern Thai Museum

Hi all to this short report about some very unexpected artifacts I found in a Southern Thai museum on the premises of Wat Pra Mahathat, Nakhon Si Thammarat’s claim to fame. For a complete article about my trip here, please read more here http://samui-weather.blogspot.com/2007/06/trip-to-nakhon-si-thammarat.html The most amazing artifact they had, was a 12 meter long […]

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A successful Instructor Exam on Koh Samui, June 2007

The PADI Instructor Exam on Koh Samui, June 2007 was a very successful one. All my six candidates passed with flying colours! Hats off to them!It was three days of hard work and nerve control for all of them but in the end it was all worth it after the PADI Examiner, Thomas Knedlik, congratulated […]

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PADI IE starts today

Today the PADI IE starts for my 6 IDC candidates, 1 English and 5 Japanese candidates.There’ll be 3 other candidates from Marita Fassbender, another Course Director on Koh Samui. Today they will have to sit 5 theory exams with 12 questions each and to pass, they need at least a 75% passing grade, or 9 […]

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PADI Specialties

Hi, One of the interesting things to learn in the PADI system, are according to me the PADI Specialties. I love teaching them at student level but as a PADI Course Director I also get to teach a lot of them at Instructor level. If you’re participating in one of these courses as a student, […]

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More info on comments

Hi ya all, Got some feedback from Blogger about the comments issue and it seems that the comments pages language can vary from country to country and the end user, in each country must sort out his personal setting, to be able to view the page in the language he wants. Here’s the official answer; […]

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Problem with posting comments

Hi, Some of you may try to post a comment and when you click comments in one of my posts, the new page that shows up is in Thai script. Currently I’m trying to solve this problem, so bear with me for right now. If you still feel confident enough to post, the big square […]

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