PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018
It’s almost the end of the month but now it’s time to look back at the beginning of the month and check out the PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018.
All five of the candidates participated in the two specialties that are included as part of my PADI IDC programs; the Enriched Air Instructor course (except Nico, who wasn’t certified as an Enriched diver, which is a prerequisite for the Instructor level course) and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course.
PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course with all five candidates. From left to right; Loretta, Holger, Guido, Nico, Chris and myself
After that, Loretta and Holger went with me to the Similan islands for a days worth diving, with two dives for the deep dive instructor specialty.
We went to island # 4 to Stonehenge, except that we jumped as first group and couldn’t locate Stonehenge. We did find 32 meters depth though and completed the timed skill, after we turned around to go back, only find ourselves in a fairly strong current. After we started our ascent at 29 meters, we drifted over Stonehenge during our safety stops.
The second dive was at island # 5 at the Tuna wreck. My second time there. A lovely dive with Loretta and Holger trying out diving with an pony tank.
PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Loretta and Holger showing off the effects of pressure related objects during one of their deep dives at the Similan islands
After the PADI IE was completed, Loretta couldn’t continue with her specialty instructor training due to illness and I’m looking forward seeing her back, as soon as possible, to complete he specialty instructor training.
That meant it was just Holger and me for the last two days of diving.
PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Holger practicing how to set up a wreck penetration line at the Boonsung wreck
One day we dived the Boonsung wreck. This is a great dive site with always plenty of fish around and a great location for the wreck diving instructor specialty.
Over the next two days we completed the Wreck-, Fish ID-, Dive Against Debris- and the Digital Underwater Photography instructor specialties.
PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; A school of juvenile barracuda at the Thai Muang wreck
The last day of the specialty instructor training we went to the Thai Muang wreck, a first time for me, so it was a little bit exciting.
There was again plenty of fish around and towards the end of the second dive we found various different nudibranches.
A great location to finish off the diving for this trip and a dive site I’m looking forward to visit again. Still plenty to discover there.
PADI Specialty Instructor training in Khao Lak in March 2018; Holger and me after a couple of days diving in Khao Lak. Job done! Thanks Holger, it was a pleasure!
Thanks Loretta and Holger, it was some good and interesting diving and I’m looking forward to share the slat water with you again soon, Loretta!
If you feel like every time you slip into the ocean, it’s like going home, you should come and join one of my PADI IDC programs because I will look after you! Free your mind, change your life and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and grab the chance to change lives forever, including your own.
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The next PADI IDC programs are scheduled to start on 11th April, 8th May, 5th June and 2nd July on Phuket, Thailand in conjunction with PADI CDC Center ‘Dive Asia’ with monthly programs scheduled in 2018 on Phuket and if you’re up for a PADI IDC program in Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a program scheduled to start 25th July.
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See you there,