Time flies when you’re having fun and that’s the case during this PADI IDC in Dauin, the Philippines with PADI CDC Center Sea Explorers and the candidates Rich from the USA, Nick from the BVI (my first student from there!) and Matt from Germany with Johan from Sweden, Andreas from Germany staffing and Marcia from the USA completing her IDCS course.
At the pool, from left to right; Marcia, Rich, Andreas, Camille, Nick, Johan and Matt
We’ve been busy and have had a go at classroom presentations, confined water, skill circuits, rescue exercise # 7, exams and various workshops. Intense but fun!
Nick during a confined water briefing
Tomorrow is our first day in the Open Water, when each student needs to prepare two presentations.
Matt during the skill circuit
Rich doing a no mask swim
It’s a steep learning curve for all of them and especially the first couple of days the curve is really steel, with many new things being presented to you and the candidates trying to make the best out of it! It’s challenging at moments but the rewards of passing grades make up all the blood, sweat and tears from the previous evening!
Rescue exercise # 7
My schedule offers two more IDC’s this year in the Philippines, one program starting rather soon on 18th September, in Dauin again and on 20th November you can find me back on Malapascua. Contact me for more information on these programs and I’m looking forward seeing there!