IDC Thailand Blog

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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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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