PADI COURSE DIRECTOR CAMILLE

Camille Lemmens

Since 1999 Camille has lived in Thailand working in the dive industry on Koh Samui and many other locations around Thailand and the South East Asian region like Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea. As a result he has build an extensive knowledge of the local Samui, Thai and South East Asian dive industry. This came in handy when he started conducting IDC’s around Thailand in 2003 and expanded internationally in 2011.

He now schedules bi monthly IDC programs each year on Malapascua in the Philippines. He has also taught in Indonesia and in South Korea.

Camille taught an IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines which coincided with the first ever PADI IE on Malapascua being conducted.

Camille has taught the first ever Western PADI IDC in South Korea in July 2011 and a second ever Western PADI IDC in South Korea in July-August 2014

In 2020 Camille will conduct 6 PADI IDC's on Malapascua in the Philippines. Next upcoming PADI IDC programs are starting 6th February and 23rd March 2020.

CAMILLE HAS RECEIVED THE 'PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT AWARD' FOR 2009

Camille has received the PADI Instructor Development Award, to better recognize the achievements of those PADI Dive Centres and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving.

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Camille and Drew Richardson, the President and Chief Operations Officer for PADI Worldwide on the right, handing over the Instructor Development Award.

GOLD COURSE DIRECTOR RATING in 2019 FOR CAMILLE

In the beginning of 2019 Camille has been awarded the prestigious Gold Course Director rating by PADI. After an unprecedented twelve consecutive years running being awarded the Platinum Course Director rating, since PADI Asia Pacific introduced this rating. This is among the highest rating a PADI Course Director worldwide can achieve. Camille is now one of the few PADI Course Directors in the Asia Pacific region who received the Platinum rating during twelve consecutive years.

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In 2000 Camille started working with Thailand's first PADI 5 Star Career Development Center and was one of their Course Directors since 2003 until early 2010. From early 2010 he worked around Thailand with 5 different PADI 5* IDC Centers on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta, Phuket and in Khao Lak. 

He's also extending IDC opportunities as of early 2011 into the Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea. Camille is scheduling 6 IDC programs in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort 'Thresher Cove Resort' on Malapascua in the Philippines in 2020. Find his schedule here and ask for more information on exact dates and details. 

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Camille has a popular dive blog, where you can follow all the latest news about his IDC's and the various Instructor training courses he conducts all year round plus there’s also a wealth of other dive related information available on his blog. Check it out! Camille loves diving and teaching and likes to share his knowledge with you. His blog is just a small part of his enthusiasm and passion he has for both diving and teaching, to bring the best out of you and make teaching courses natural.

Camille is originally from the Netherlands and speaks fluent English and German besides his native Dutch.

In (April) 2003 he became a PADI Course Director at the CDTC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where he was trained by staff from the various PADI offices, like PADI America's, PADI Asia Pacific, PADI International and PADI Europe.

He has conducted over 165 IDC programs as a Course Director since 2003 and he has taught more than 600 IDC candidates with a very high passing rate.

He can teach more than 25 Instructor Specialties, including Nitrox Specialty Instructor. He is also a Self Reliant Diver Instructor Trainer, Adaptive Teaching Instructor Trainer, DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Trainer, EFR Instructor Trainer and PADI Emergency Oxygen provider Instructor Trainer.

More than 2000 Specialty Instructor Training courses have been taught by him and over 900 Instructor level courses on various other levels such as IDCS, EFRI, EFR Care for Children and DAN O2.

He also works at the local hyperbaric chamber on Koh Samui in Thailand as a tender and operator.

Participating in an IDC or internship with Camille will give you a cutting edge on the competitive job market. Camille is happy to hare is vast experience with you.

There are also other PADI Course Directors who gained experience as IDCS Instructors by working with Camille during his IDC's before they became PADI Course Directors themselves, including Craig Allery in Hong Kong, Ernst van der Poll first in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and now in Costa Rica, Jean-François Joly in Canada, Chris Azab in Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt, Imad Khashfeh in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates, Christophe Condé in the Seychelles, Sue Gibbins in the Philippines, Sander Buis and Joeri van Hal in Indonesia, Richard Reardon, Kevin Black, Il-Do Kim, Paul Meredith and Ann Gammage in Thailand and Allen Rivera in South Korea.  

Imad and Joeri completed their IDC and IDCS course with Camille and Richard, Il-Do, Paul and Ann completed their IDCS course with Camille.

Johan Blixt in Moalboal, Philippines will be the next one in line. He admitted his application recently.

Look here to see TESTIMONIALS from Camille's former IDC, IDCS, staff and internship candidates.

 

Camille Instructor Development Award

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Camille Elite Instructor rating

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For issuing at least 100 PADI certifications during 2018

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For issuing at least 200 PADI certifications during 2017

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For issuing at least 150 PADI certifications during 2016

 

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For issuing at least 150 PADI certifications during 2015

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For issuing at least 200 PADI certifications during 2014

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For issuing at least 100 PADI certifications during 2013

 

Camille's Other Awards

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PADI Individual Member of the Month, October 2018

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 Recognition for outstanding professionalism 2017

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 Platinum PADI Course Director 2018

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 Platinum PADI Course Director 2017

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 Platinum PADI Course Director 2016

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15 Years PADI Membership Achievement Award 

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Gold  PADI Course Director 2019

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Platinum PADI Course Director 2017  

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Platinum PADI Course Director 2016 

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 Platinum PADI Course Director 2015 

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Platinum PADI Course Director 2009

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38th Parallel diver, South Korea

 

Certificates of Excellence

Here are a couple of 'Certificates of Excellence' that Camille received over the years from his former IDC candidates 

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David M. Clark, July 2018 IDC, Moalboal, Philippines

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Oya Uçar, May 2014 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Ezra Ratulia, May 2014 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia 

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 Mariusz Paziak, May 2014 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia 

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Antonis Vintos, February 2014 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Steve Notari, January 2014 IDC, Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Jason Moustache, November 2013 IDC, Khao Lak, Thailand

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Michelle 'Gina' Heeringa, October 2013 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Frank Chevrolat, October 2013 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Gary Wong, October 2013 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Ben Chapman, June 2013 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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John Collington-O'Malley, April 2013 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Ignatios Simeonidis, February 2013 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Axel Catoire and Aurélie Brard, January 2013 IDC, Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Leandro Frigerio, January 2013 IDC, Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Oskar Arvidsson, November 2012 IDC, Malapascua, Philippines

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Paden Wilson, October 2012 IDC, Gili Air, Indonesia

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Dijana and Thomas Gilges, December 2009 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Bill Oaks, July 2008 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Stephen Rothkopf, July 2008 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Rob Doughty, November 2006 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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 Stephen Durber, April 2005 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand 

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 Robin Blokker, February 2005 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand

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 Anthony Haw-Chu Shiau, August 2004 IDC, Koh Samui, Thailand