Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

With the November IDC and December PADI IE in the bag, it is time to look at Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019. This all happens at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort‘. As you know, right here on Malapascua in the Philippines.

Firstly, all six candidates participated in the Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor specialties. Secondly, we continued with Ruben and Jackie for their MSDT prep course. This means 5 instructor level specialties per person. Thirdly, Will also joined us for his self-reliant specialty training. Let’s go diving!

Thresher shark at Monad Shoal December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

One of the thresher sharks that joined us during the deep dive instructor specialty training.  Certainly Monad Shoal is delivering once more.

Jackie opted for the Deep-, DUP-, Night-, Self-reliant and Adaptive techniques specialties. On the other hand, Ruben did the Search & Recovery and Drift specialties instead of Self-reliant and DUP. On top of this, Will joined us for the self-reliant training. Just for the record, DUP means Digital Underwater Photography.

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Will and Jackie during their self-reliant training

Over a couple of action packed days we managed to finish all training. High light was the days deep diving at Monad Shoal. We encountered various thresher sharks. Some came even close enough to get a nice picture of them.

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Ruben in full compass concentration mode during his Search & Recovery specialty training.

We’re almost a month on now, at the time of writing this blog. To sum up, all candidates have moved on or spread out. Balt is still working at Thresher Cove Resort. No surprise here, he’s the home boy! Ruben is asked to take up a position as instructor at Thresher Cove Resort. He happily took the offered position. Vito is travelling with his Mum. Lucinda is on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. Jackie is with Will working at another dive center on Malapascua. I’m very happy to see them all doing what they like! All the best to you!

Maybe time to change your life?

Malapascua Specialty Instructor training December 2019

Jackie and Ruben during the open water workshop for the adaptive techniques specialty.

We have six more PADI IDC programs coming up in 2020. Firstly, we kick off 6th February. Secondly, another IDC program starts 23rd March. Thirdly, how about 22nd May? Check out our IDC schedule.

Don’t hesitate to contact me and ask for more detailed information. I’m happy to provide this to you. Looking forward seeing you at your PADI IDC at Thresher Cove Resort!

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