PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

Here we go with a great PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito. The first testimonial of this year. Vito participated in the PADI IDC conducted during November 2019 on Malapascua in the Philippines. This IDC program I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

First of all, Vito is the person you want as a member of you staff. Despite being slightly chaotic, he has the best outlook on life. Always positive and always a smile. Secondly, he has a great personality. Thirdly, his enthusiasm knows almost no boundaries.

Certainly Vito is a great asset to anybody who will hire him. I will follow his career moves with great interest and can only wish him all the best. On the other hand, I’m also fairly certain that he will find his way around in our dive industry. I can’t wait to see and meet him again.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

PADI IDC Testimonial by Vito

Vito and PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully completing his PADI IE on Malapascua

Without further ado, let’s see what Vito has to say about his IDC on Malapascua;

You really find something about yourself and your passion, but, as I guess happens to everybody you struggle to make the right choices to make them become true, NOT THIS TIME!
I got recommended from the other side of the world to take a step forward into my IDC course and become a professional Padi Instructor recently after completing my DM training and, in a matter of seconds Mr Camille Lemmens was there to answer any questions and provide as much information as I needed. I was struggling for a week to make a decision but this day it only took me few hours to know that if I enrolled in his course I would become an Instructor in no time!

And here I am again,

2 years after my first diving experience as a PADI OWSI + Specialties and can’t be more proud of myself, the knowledge shared in Camilles’ course was simply fantastic and so well oriented to what we really need to know about the industry for fast progress! 10 day course and SO MANY LAUGHS you couldn’t imagine, everyone had their own nickname and we were so close to each other in little time + of course we all passed.

So just wanted to say thank you a trillion times and hope life will put us back together for more fun but specially to carry own learning and absorbing your experience. Thank you Sensei!!!!!

Thanks Vito, for taking the time to write this, Much appreciated Mr. Corleone!

If this testimonial by Vito inspires you to become an instructor, join us in our PADI IDC programs. Here at Thresher Cove Resort we have six more IDC programs scheduled for 2020.

First of all, we have a program starting 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by an IDC starting 23rd March. Check here to see our full 2020 IDC schedule.

Don’t hesitate to ask for more detailed information on our programs. You can start at any level. See you soon!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

Here we are with the PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony. First of all, it looks like this will be the last testimonial for the February PADI IDC.  Secondly, the PADI IDC programs on Malapascua I teach in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’, Just in case that isn’t clear! Thirdly, more testimonials from the November IDC are bound to follow!

Certainly it is interesting to see Anthony’s confidence levels grow throughout this IDC program. At times his nervousness seems to be his biggest enemy! He did overcome this though. Superbly, actually, and managed to pass both the IDC program and the PADI IE with flying colors.

Above all, it’s interesting to see where his instructor career allowed him to work. Greece, Cambodia and currently Thailand are his stomping grounds.

On the other hand, it looks like I just will miss him and Karen when I start the next PADI IDC on Koh Lanta in January 2020. Very unfortunate indeed. I am looking forward seeing you again. One day, this will work out!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

PADI IDC Testimonial by Anthony

Anthony with PADI Examiner Sophia HyeKyoung Jung after he successfully passed the PADI IE

Let’s get on with it and see what Anthony’s testimonial is about. It’s in French and here we go;

Aujourdhui, un peu plus de 3 mois après avoir passé mon IDC avec Camille, et suite à mes premières expèriences en tant qu’instructeur PADI, ici en Grèce, sur l’île de Rhodes , je me dois de partager mon ressenti et mon avis sur cette expérience.

Il y a de ça un an, lors de mon voyage en thailande, j’ ai decidé de changer de vie, et de me lançer dans cette aventure, qu’ est la plongée pro. Après avoir passé mes premiers niveaux, divemaster compris, sur l’île de Koh Tao, ma compagne et moi avons pris la décision de nous rendre aux Philippines pour faire notre IDC avec Camille. D’une part, le pays nous attiré , mais surtout nous étions decidé et convaincu que Camille serait le course director idéal, notamment de part la réputation qui le précède sur le web mais aussi à travers les discours de plusieurs personnes ayant travaillé avec lui et évolué à ses cotés lors de l’IDC.

Pour faire court, nous ne nous sommes pas trompé. D’une pédagogie hors norme, tout en gardant une grande part d’humanisme, il fut un “outil” et une aide précieuse en terme de compréhension, d’adaptation et d’evolution, pour nous permettre d’atteindre une certaine maturité et etre prêt pour l’ IE mais aussi pour bien débuter en tant qu’instructeur.
Pour ma part il fut aussi d’une grande aide au niveau personnel.

Je le remercie pour cela,

ainsi que Lucio, qui nous à accompagné, aidé et conseillé jusqu’à la fin de l’IE, qui s’est soldé par une réussite pour l’ensemble du groupe.

A noter que Lucio comme Camille reste disponible pour moi, quand je fais appel à eux pour des questions, conseils et même pour m’aiguiller dans mes recherches d’emploi. Un grand merci pour cette belle aventure.

Merci beaucoup Anthony. Much appreciated, as always, that you take the time out to write this testimonial.

Now, if this motivates you to change your life and become a PADI Instructor, we can accommodate that. Right here on Malapascau, at Thresher Cove Resort. Check out our PADI IDC schedule here.

First of all, we kick off the new year on 6th February. Secondly, this is followed by a PADI IDC program that starts 23rd March.

Most certainly I’m looking forward seeing you there. In conclusion, contact me for me detailed information. See you soon!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

Here it is, the PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven. This still dates back to the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. Certainly good times at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove’.

First of all, Steven is the quiet one, sitting in the corner. He just seems to be observing. Secondly, he already completed his Divemaster course at Thresher Cove. A home boy, so to speak! Thirdly, he killed all his presentations. Quiet but his take in is marvelous. Nothing needed to be explained twice to him. Despite him being French, he understood everything superbly well in English.

 Most certainly Steven is one of the easiest IDC candidates I ever worked with. Not only that, at the end of the IE party, he confessed his true and endless love to me! At least alcohol had no influence on that! We did all have a good laugh though. And more importantly, good times!
Within a week I will be back on Malapascua, for the November 2019 PADI IDC. Steven is one of the instructors at the resort. Absolutely looking forward seeing him again.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

PADI IDC Testimonial by Steven

Steven with PADI Examiner Sophia. He just completed very successfully his PADI IE on Malapascua.

Without further ado, here’s Steven’s testimonial. Get your French reading glasses out tough;

Déjà bientôt un mois que ma formation d’instructeur s’est achevée et les souvenirs sont toujours bien encrés dans ma tête…

En novembre 2018, après 11 ans à travailler sur Paris, je décide de réaliser un tournant dans ma vie professionnelle en m’orientant dans une voie que j’affectionne : la plongée.

Après avoir visité Malapascua en novembre 2017, il ne faisait aucun doute que je voulais démarrer ma carrière professionnelle ici. Après avoir accompli avec succès ma formation de divemaster, la formation d’instructeur s’est imposée à moi tout naturellement. Par chance, Camille organisait quelques temps après la fin de mon divemaster une formation d’instructeur.

Après un premier échange de mails avec Camille,

je savais déjà que je participerai à son cours! Les informations fournies ont été claires, précises et je n’ai pas eu du tout de surprise au premier jour de formation. Malgré un environnement de travail pas forcément des plus confortable et du matériel pédagogique un peu capricieux, la formation s’est déroulée dans la bonne humeur perpétuelle notamment grâce à Camille qui a tout fait pour nous mettre à l’aise durant l’ensemble de la formation, répondre à nos interrogations, nous rassurer quand nous doutions…

Même si la formation est particulièrement soutenue (les journées peuvent être longues), je remercie Camille pour les précieux conseils prodigués et le savoir transmis. En plus de Camille, je tenais à remercier Lucio, notre staff instructor, qui s’est montré tout aussi disponible et attentionné. Bien sûr je n’oublie pas mes camarades de classes sans qui cette formation n’aurait pas été la même. Malgré nos environnements d’origines différents, la magie de notre passion commune a su nous souder pour faire de cette expérience quelque chose d’inoubliable…

Merci encore à toi Camille, Lucio et toute la team, en espérant vous revoir où que ce soit dans le monde…

Thanks for taking the time out to write this testimonial, Steve. It’s much appreciated.

My next PADI IDC programs on Malapascua

Certainly this testimonial has peaked your interest to join us for your own PADI IDC. So, come and join us. First of all, on very short term terms, we have an IDC starting 22nd November.
Secondly, the first PADI IDC for 2020 will start 6th February. This is followed by 23rd March. To sum up, check the 2020 IDC schedule here.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

Here’s the PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio. Lucio staffed the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. First of all, Lucio is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. He is trained to assist a PADI Course Director during Instructor Development Courses. Secondly, the February 2019 PADI IDC at Thresher Cove Resort had a big group. As a result, I needed somebody to help me staffing. On the other hand, Lucio had no staffing experience up till that moment.

After a couple of emails to and from, we agreed that he is the man to help me out. Most importantly, there’s no regrets. Lucio is one of the best PADI IDC Staff instructors out there. In other words, I can’t wait to work together with him again.

He’s funny, easy going but also knows when it’s time to be serious. Certainly he can handle the stress that comes with staffing. He’s been a great asset to this PADI IDC. Which also reflects in the testimonials of the IDC candidates. Each single one of them mentioned him!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

PADI IDC Testimonial by Lucio

Lucio is on the right of this group picture of the February 2019 PADI IDC

It’s time to have a look what Lucio has to say about this February 2019 PADI IDC;

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! It’s always nice to receive them. Especially if they come from a peer!

As already mentioned, I’m looking forward being able to work with you again!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

In conclusion, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 23rd November. Book now and get early booking discounts!

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

This is the PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin.  First of all, he’s the guy you want have around when there’s a problem. Moreover, he is always calm, always in control. Most importantly, he always knows what’s going on around him! Certainly a solid Swiss rock!

Martin also participated in the February 2019 PADI IDC on Malapascua. These PADI IDC’s I conduct in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’.

Initially Martin was looking for a PADI IDC with me in Thailand. However, the dates didn’t match. On the other hand, I had IDC dates lined up on Malapascua and they did match. Along came Martin!

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

PADI IDC Testimonial by Martin

Martin and his PADI Examiner Sophia. Taken after Martin successfully completed the PADI IE on Malapascua.

Let’s have a look what Martin has to say about this February PADI IDC on Malapascau. Most certainly time to practice your German;

Ich habe den IDC im Februar 2019 auf Malapascua besucht von Camille Lemmens.

Dazu möchte ich folgendes sagen ich habe mich im Internet erkundigt über IDC in Thailand wo ich diverse Cours Directoren / Resorts angeschrieben habe, leider haben sehr wenige auf meine Angrage reagiert das ich einen Kurs buchen möchte.

Camille war einer der wenigen wo reagiert hat

und auch gleich eine Übersicht zugestellt hat was man alles erwarten kann sowie was man noch zusätzlich buchen kann.

Camille war auch derjenige wo sehr schnell und ausführlich auf Fragen geantwortet hat.

Leider musste ich feststellen das der Kurs in Thailand zu spät für mich war und ich Camille eine absage schrieb mit der Begründung das ich nicht über ende Februar 2019 einen Kurs besuchen kann.

Postwenden kam eine Antwort mit der Frage ob ich auch in die Philippinen reisen würde da er dort noch einen IDC hat anfangs Februar 2019.

Ich schaute mir das Resort sowie die Anreise an und ich habe mich entschlossen meinen IDC in Malapascua zu machen.

Es war eine super Entscheidung den es war eine super Gruppe vor Ort und mit Camille habe ich aus meiner sicht den besten Lehrer erwischt.

Einige werden sich jetzt fragen warum ich dies auf Deusch schreibe, es ist ziemlich einfach den Camille spricht Deutsch und ich konnte meinen IDC Deutsch / Englisch machen was für mich eine zusätzliche erleichterung war nicht in den Übersetzungsstress zu geraten.

Weiter möchte ich mich auch bei unserem Staff Instructor Lucio Bellomo bedanken er war eine super Unterstützung und hat Camille in jeder hinsicht immer untersützt.

Ich kann nur jedem Empfehlen den IDC mit Camille Lemmens zu machen

es ist eine harte Zeit während dem IDC jedoch hatten wir auch sehr viel Spass was das Lernen erleichtet hat.

Zudem kann man nur von seiner Erfahung und seinem Wissen profitieren und er gibt auch gerne Beispiele oder Wahre Geschichten aus seiner Vergangenheit, zusätzlich lernt man noch einiges mehr bei Ihm.

In short, much appreciated that you did take the time out to write this testimonial. It was great having you around. Certainly I hope your diving dreams will come through and true! Moreover, I’m already looking forward meeting up again!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

In conclusion, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 23rd November.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

 

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

Here we are back with a PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen. First of all, she participated in the February PADI IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines. I conducted this PADI IDC in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Center ‘Thresher Cove Resort’ on Malapascua island.

Karen and her partner followed me around! We have been talking for a long time before they signed up for this PADI IDC. On the other hand, be wary when she has a question! That is to say, it’s not just the one question. She has plenty of them. Most importantly, good on her though! How to arrive at a PADI IDC well prepared. She writes that book every day.

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen

Karen with PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully passing her PADI IE. Somebody’s very happy!

Consequently, here we go, with the PADI IDC Testimonial by Karen;

If you asked me, a year ago if I wanted to try diving it would have been a loud and clear “no”.
Today almost one year later, I’m an Instructor. Hard to believe when it comes from a young woman who used to fear the ocean.

When I decided I wanted to do my IDC I was looking with my boyfriend at several different places and reviews of different course directors, – until we found Camille. My boyfriend who I did my IDC with and I looked him up and decided to contact him. After a few email correspondences, we were sure that we wanted Camille to be our course director. We even moved our IDC location so we were certain that we were going to do it with him.

Some people find the theory part of the IDC the most difficult. It always depends on how much you know already and how much you’ve prepared yourself. For me it was the mental development which I find the most important as well that was the most difficult, – but Camille really made it both changeling and exciting at the same time. He was supporting, helpful and the best teacher you can imagine, – always trying different angles to make you understand better.

Camille is not just a great teacher

but he also likes to connect with each student on an individual level that makes his courses so much more real. He is a very talented course director and I really enjoyed having him as mine. He prepared us very well for the IE and with a patient and open mind figured a way of getting all of us to our goals. His always funny and smiling attitude helped getting all of us through some of the more challenging parts of the IDC. His countless experiences and stories made all the theories to a more “human connectable and understandable level” and actually made each topic interesting and important to learn, understand and appreciate.

Today I’m a Dive Instructor and already got my first job for this summer season in Europe. I’m proud of myself and Camille helped me getting where I am now.

It’s important as well to mention our great Staff Instructor Lucio Bellomo. He was absolutely amazing. An amazing instructor, – and his constantly smiling, helpful and professional mindset helped all of us to succeed our IE. He got me thinking of who I am as a person, what my strengths and my weaknesses are and how to become the best possible version of myself as a new instructor.

I will definitely keep contact with Camille

and Lucio and forever be grateful for everything they taught me. They made me think of the most important thing about being an instructor, – not just by following the standards but also teach with passion and with the psychology of diving as an important aspect of teaching, – and furthermore understand how to teach the best possible way. They gave me the best guidance and teaching, – preparing me for the IDC and for that I’m very thankful. Two lovely men that I for sure will miss being around (and helping me when I have too many questions).

Once again, Thank you for the best IDC. I can only recommend choosing Camille as your Course Director.

Thanks for being there Karen. Certainly you made a difference and the course would not have been half the fun without you. In short, an emotional roller coaster it was. With all the ups and downs that go together in that context. It is my pleasure to have met you and be your teacher in this case.

Above all, thanks for taking out the time to write this testimonial. It’s appreciated! Good luck in your further dive career. June 2019, you’re in Greece, rock it girl!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

Most importantly, check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. First of all, the next PADI IDC will start 26th July. Secondly, another PADI IDC program will start 29th September. Thirdly, I will be back come 22nd October.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

PADI IDC testimonial by Justin

PADI IDC testimonial by Justin

PADI IDC testimonial by Justin

Another PADI IDC testimonial by Justin is received. Justin also participated in our February 2019 PADI IDC. At PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cover Resort’, right here on Malapascua.

To clarify, Justin completed his Divemaster course with us first. After that he signed up for the February 2019 PADI IDC program. As a result, he worked for a short with us on Malapascua. Great job Justin, it was good having you!

In addition he participated in the Specialty instructor training straight after the PADI IDC. However, now he is teaching in Malaysia and we wish you all the best in your future teaching career.

PADI IDC testimonial by Justin

PADI IDC testimonial by Justin

Justin with PADI Examiner Sophia after successfully completing his PADI IE on Malapascua

Without further ado, let’s see what Justin has to say;

I did my dive master at Thresher Cove and decided to stay on and continue with my IDC. I didn’t do any research on the course director prior to.

But with my luck Camille turned out to be a great Course Director. He’s extremely knowledgeable and will put in the extra time with people when needed.

Camille teaches with a great deal of comedy, which lifts the stress level from the room.
Camille showed a lot of excitement and care during and after our IE. You could see on his face and by his reactions how much excitement he got by us all passing each section of the IE.
I hope I get the pleasure in crossing paths with Camille again in the future. Wish you all the best in the future with many more successful IDC and IE.
Also I would like to give a big shoutout to Lucio who was the staff instructor for the course. He also spent the whole time with us from day one right to the end. Gave everyone as much attention as needed and was always willing to answer questions.

Thanks for taking the time out and writing this testimonial. Much appreciated!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

Moreover check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. The first PADI IDC starts 21st May. Directly followed by a PADI IDC program starting 26th July. Most importantly, two more programs are scheduled for the end of the year.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com

PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron

PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron

PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron

We received this PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron. He participated in our February 2019 PADI IDC. Right here at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cover Resort’.

Initially Aaron was looking at a different location for completing his PADI IDC.  However, it was clear for him that he wanted to participate in a PADI IDC with PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens. Subsequently he followed Camille to Malapascua since that fitted into his time frame. But, did he like Malapascua and his PADI IDC?

In short, of course he was! For example, he loved seeing the thresher sharks. On the other hand, he enjoyed the vivid amount of small critters and macro live as much! As a result, he enjoyed both tremendously, bot the course and Malapascua. To sum up, it was also my pleasure to have you Aaron! Thanks for the trust you put in me, it’s much appreciated. Most importantly, I was lucky enough to find a new friend and fellow instructor.

PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron

PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron

Aaron with PADI Examiner Sophia after he successfully passed his PADI IE in February 2019

In conclusion, let’s have a look at the PADI IDC testimonial by Aaron;

I joined one of Camille’s IDC in Malapascua, Philippines in February 2019. An amazing place for an IDC. This island is all about diving and one of the only places in the world where you get Thresher Sharks guaranteed.

I planned to do my IDC for a few years. Every time I found a course and a place that fit my schedule, the course was canceled or moved to a time that didn’t fit into my busy life. This happened three times. Reaching out to course directors was not the easiest thing either. I got lot’s of “maybes” and “I don’t know” after a long time waiting and sometimes they didn’t even reach back to me.

Not Camille. From our first contact, he was very endeavored to write back as fast as he could. I really did have quite a few questions. I did a cross over from CMAS and was therefore not really familiar with the PADI system. Camille answered everything to my satisfaction really fast and if he was unsure, he contacted PADI immediately. The service was excellent and convinced me to do the IDC with him.

The course itself was a pleasure.

I was lucky to end up in an awesome and very international group. Camille was teaching with fun. Although he has loads of experience, he didn’t seem to get tired teaching the same stuff over and over again. He was able to fit all the individual needs and found ways to make everything for everyone understandable. What I really liked about his course is that it didn’t feel like studying. After a few days in the classroom and in the pool, I could see progress in knowledge and an improvement in my skills. I was amazed to see such big steps just by doing stuff and not actually sitting down and trying to remember books by heart.

Camille has a wealth of experience and he knows exactly what the examiners want to hear and what not. He is the best in preparing you for the IE. At this point, I also want to mention and thank our amazing staff instructor Lucio Bellomo who also did an amazing job in assisting Camille and answering tons of our questions. 

Thank you guys for the good times! I would do it again with you! 

Once more, thanks to you Aaron. For joining this PADI IDC and for writing this testimonial. In the same vein, without you it would not have been the same experience!

To sum it all up. Good luck daddy! Meanwhile you’re right back in Austria with a lovely new born daughter. However, ready as always to tackle the new dive season in Greece. Go Aaron, go!

Our PADI IDC Schedule for 2019

Moreover check our PADI IDC schedule for 2019. Firstly the next PADI IDC is scheduled to start 21st May. Secondly, directly followed by a PADI IDC program scheduled to start 26th July. Most importantly, two more programs are scheduled for the end of the year.

Contact me for more information on our PADI IDC programs at camille@threshercove.com