Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Here it is, a Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua in the Philippines. In conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’, right here on Malapascua.

To clarify, Lucio staffed this February 2019 IDC at Thresher Cove. Moreover, we didn’t know each other, except through email conversations. Although Lucio has no previous experience in staffing, he planted enough trust in me to take the plunge with him. Most importantly, he is from Sicily. So what, I hear you say! As a matter of fact, on the first day he uttered the magic words ‘I can call my friends’! After that, we got on like a house on fire!

Lucio, it is my absolute pleasure working with you. Right from the start!

Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua
Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua

Lucio and the IDC candidates after an open water training dive. Lucio is in the front row. second from right.

Meanwhile, back at the farm in Sicily, here’s the Testimonial by Lucio, February 2019 PADI IDC, Malapascua;

I worked with Camille as IDC Staff Instructor during the February IDC in Malapascua, Philippines. What first stroke me about Camille was his professionalism when we communicated via email. Without knowing me, and despite this was my first experience in staffing an IDC, he just trusted me. This attitude was of course confirmed during the IDC, when I needed just a few tweaks to proceed in complete synchrony with him with a decent load of responsibility.

At the same time, he indirectly taught me a lot. He just knew where to stress a concept and where to let a candidate make a mistake. It took him one or two days to understand exactly every candidate’s profile, including their weaknesses and their strong points. This allowed him to teach adaptively and, as it turned out, extremely successfully. To me, he was the most open and helpful, available for consulting at any moment and keen to let me interact with the candidates during the classroom hours and the practical classes. He would never keep a thing for himself.

His mastery about the PADI system is, evidently, thorough.

This, together with his large experience as an Instructor first and as a Course Director later, makes him a monument of knowledge he’s constantly willing to share.

Finally, there’s a point I really appreciated about Camille. It’s again about professionalism, this time though towards the candidates. Beside being friendly and passionate, he assists them without being too serious or way too mild. He knows he’s dealing with his future colleagues, and he acts accordingly.

I hope there will be further chances to work together, Camille. It will just be a great pleasure.

Thanks for taking the time to write this testimonial Lucio. Good luck with your diving career. I can’t wait to cross paths with you again!

PADI IDC schedule 2019 with Camille

First of all, a PADI IDC will start 26th July on Malapascua again. This is followed by a PADI IDC on 29th September. On 23rd November the last PADI IDC of this year will start on Malapascua. All IDC programs on Malapascua are in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

Come 22nd October I will be in Khao Lak for a PADI IDC. This IDC is in conjunction with PADI 5* IDC Center ‘Sea Dragon’.

The PADI IDC schedule for 2020 will be released soon.

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