Category: Malapascua

Present from Malapascua IDC candidates

Present from Malapascua IDC candidates Jesse, Lea, Jackie, Anne and Martin had a little surprise for me during the IE party recently on Malapascua in the Philippines. After they all passed the PADI IE successfully, they somehow arranged for a wooden thresher shark for me as a gift for me, on sale at various locations […]

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PADI IE Malapascua, Philippines; 100% pass rate

PADI IE Malapascua, Philippines; 100% pass rate After two nervous and partly nerve wrecking days, all of Thresher Sharks candidates passed with 100% rates, not even a single make up was involved! Well done guys and girls! Malapascua has it’s first ever PADI IE in the bag! The hardest part, the orientation and the red […]

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North Point, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines

North Point, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines Yesterday I went for two fun dives around Malapascua, since I had a day ‘off’ after completing Anne’s Specialty Instructor training and before the PADI IE kicked off today. The first dive was at Monad Shoal, famous for it’s Thresher Shark sightings, but three days with early […]

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Specialty Instructor Training on Malapascua, Philippines

Specialty Instructor Training on Malapascua, Philippines Today we completed the Specialty Instructor training and Anne was the only one who took on the MSDT prep course with at least 5 diving Specialties. We covered the Night, Deep, Aware Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air and Multilevel Instructor specialties. On top of that we also completed […]

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DSAT Gas Blending on Malapascua

DSAT Gas Blending on Malapascua Allen who staffed the recent IDC on Malapascua took the opportunity to upgrade his DSAT Gas Blender certificate to Instructor level. The filling station on Malapascua with a stik system, which we didn’t use, since we filled the tanks by partial pressure method. Allen checking out out the partial pressure […]

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PADI IDC February 2011 on Malapascua completed

PADI IDC February 2011 on Malapascua completed The first IDC that I teach outside of Thailand has been completed in conjunction with Thresher Shark Divers on Malapascua in the Philippines. The PADI IE isn’t on until the 8th and 9th February so a couple of days of rest and time for Specialty Instructor Training are […]

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Laplight, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines

Laplight, local dive site at Malapascua, Philippines During the day off of the current IDC, I took the advantage of jumping on a local dive for a fun dive. The site is called Laplight and is in between two local sites (Lapus Lapus and Lighthouse) and is one of the few sites around Malapascua where […]

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PADI IDC on Malapascua is half way!

PADI IDC on Malapascua is half way! After a couple of days of hard work, tomorrow is going to be a well deserved day off for the candidates. Time to regroup and get ready for the second part of this IDC. Plenty of classroom time has been spent and lots of presentations where shed out […]

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IDC on Malapascua has kicked off

IDC on Malapascua has kicked off That’s Malapascua in the Philippines in conjunction with Thresher Shark Divers and it’s my first IDC that I teach outside of Thailand! There are 5 students and two people staffing this IDC, Allen who lives in South Korea and is an IDCS and Richard, who you may remember from […]

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Teaching an IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines

Teaching an IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines Come late January/early February 2011, I will teach an IDC on Malapascua island in the Philippines with Thresher Shark Divers. Exact dates will be announced shortly, so stay tuned! A few of my former IDC candidates have worked and/or dived in Malapascua with Tresher Shark Divers, amongst […]

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