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May IDC

 

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On the 6th of May 2014 starts the next PADI Dive Instructor
programme at Buddha View CDC Dive Resort, Koh Tao, Thailand.

It will be the first chance in a while for all four Dive-Careers.com Course Directors to work together.

Course Directors Mark Soworka, Marco Gervasi, Chris Freestone and Bas van Riemsdyk will all be helping out training this new batch of Koh Tao instructors. Should be loads of fun.

Looks like it will be a great group of dive instructor candidates from
several different nations. With all of those Platinum Course
Directors there will be plenty of individual attention and language
support, with students from France, Holland, Spain, UK etc. If you
wish to be part of this programme just contact Mark on [email protected] and he can send out knowledge reviews, exams and access to our unique
on-line learning to get you started.

Check out the schedule and see
how we just offer more, with a relaxed, comprehensive schedule
developed through years of experience. Encompassing not only the
PADI IDC curriculum, but loads of extra time for preparation and
comprehension of the new material, plus valuable real life skills
with a focus on emergency management and oxygen provision, plus reef
ecology seminars with Marine Resource Management. Our experience
makes a difference. See you there.

IDC May Koh Tao

Prep
Course

6th
May

9.00am

10.00am

IDC
Orientation – complete all paperwork Divemaster Conducted
Programmes –
Start
Diving, Keep Diving, Risk Management

Bring
Instructor Manual

2.00pm

Decompression
Theory

Bring
IDC Booklet, table and e-RDPml

7th
May

9.00am

Skill
Circuit

1.00pm

3.00pm

Physics

Bring
IDC Booklet and calculator

Equipment
-
Bring
IDC Booklet

Homework
– review Teaching in Confined section of Guide for Teaching and
how to teach confined video.

8th
May

9.00am

Teaching
Confined – IDC –
Bring
confined slates

-
Confined Presentation #P1

2.00pm

Physiology

Oxygen
Provider

Homework
– Review Developing Knowledge Development Presentations in Guide
for Teaching and How to Teach Academics video.

Knolwedge
Review – Learning and Instruction

9th
May

9.00am

2.00pm

Marine
Resource Management and Reef Ecology

Introduction to basic Reef Ecology and Reef Management Practices

Learning
& Instruction –
Review
Knowledge Review

Teaching
Academic Presentations

Knowledge
Development Presentation #1

Theory
Exams – Bring calculator, e-RDPml, IDC Booklet

GS&P
Exam – IDC Booklet

Knowledge
Reviews – General Standards and Procedures, Applying Standards

10th
May

9.00am

10.30am

General
Standards and Procedures Exam #A

Confined
Open Water Presentation #2

2.00pm

3.30pm

General
Standards and Procedures

Review
Knowledge Review Candidate Workbook

Conducting
Open Water Training Dives

Prepare
Open Water Presentation 1 & 2 – Bring Open water slates

Knowledge
Review –Open Water Course

11th
May

9.00am

11.00am

PADI
Scuba Diver & Open Water Diver Course

Knowledge
Development Presentation # 2 – Open Water

Review
Knowledge Review Candidate Workbook – Bring Rescue Slates

1.00pm

Open
Water Presentations 1 & 2 – Boat

Theory
Exam # 1 Homework

Knowledge
Reviews – Rescue Diver, Adventures in Diving, Specialties

12th
May

9.00am

10.30am

Rescue
Diver

Rescue
Confined Presentation #3

1.00pm

2.30pm

4.00pm

Adventures
in Diving and Knot Review
-
Knowledge Review IDC Booklet -Prepare Adventure Diver Open water
presentation

Specialty
Diver Courses

Review
Knowledge Review IDC Booklet

GS&P
Exam B

13th
May

Remedial
Day –
Don’t
forget, OW presentations #3 & #4, EFRI Knowledge Reviews,
Theory Exam 2, GS&P C, and Rescue Academic Pres. Nice Day off

14th
May

9.00am

Business
of Diving, Marketing and pricing Workshop

Review
Knowledge Review IDC Booklet

Theory
Exams #2

Bring
calculator, e-RDPml

1.00pm

Open
Water Presentations #3 & #4 –

From
boat. Rescue and Adventures in Diving Workshops

15th
May

8.30am

Emergency
First Response & O2 Provider Instructor
Rescue
Diver Knowledge Development Presentation #3

16th
May

8.30am

10.30am

2.00pm

Divemaster
Course

Review
Knowledge Review IDC Booklet & prepare divemaster confined
presentation

Divemaster
Confined Presentation #4 – Pool

Lunch

Divemaster
Knowledge Development Presentation #4

GS&P
Exam #4

17th
May

8.30am

1.00pm

MOCK
IE

Theory
Exams and GS&P Exam

Bring
calculator, e-RDPml, Candidate Workbook, Instructor Manual

Presentations
in Open Water – Boat

18th
May

8.30am

2.00pm

Confined
Water Presentation and Skill Demonstrations

Knowledge
Development Presentation Nitrox

Deep
Specialty Instructor


19th
May

Nitrox
& Deep Dives Chumporn Pinnacle and Remedial Day

Congratulations
on passing the IDC

IDC
IDC

PADI
I.E. DAY 20-22 May

Congratulations
and enjoy the I.E. Party

Email:Phone:
(66) 7745 6074
Websites:
www.dive-careers.com

[email protected]

www.buddhaview-diving.com

 

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February IDC begins !

February Koh Tao IDC has just started with Course Directors Mark Soworka, Marco Gervasi and Chris Freestone lending a hand.  Great to have all three back working together on this IDC.  Plenty of our former Divemaster candidates attending this IDC, so it is proving to be loads of fun and am sure will be a fantastic PADI Instructor Exam party on February 20.  Fantastic to see Kirsten, Bonnie, Andrea, Sam, Andreas, Michael, and Andy all coming through our divemaster programme so well and proving to be excellent IDC candidates.  And of course, almost forgot about Ed as well.  Plus we are also joined by Shawna from Big Blue, Karim from the Canaries and Charles from the states. A really strong bunch of IDC candidates that I am sure will prove to be great dive instructors.  Best of luck throughout the rest of the IDC and the IE.”



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Congratulations to the IDC candidates

Fantastic , another 9 brand new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors! Congratulations!! We are super proud of you! You did an amazing job! Welcome into the world of being a dive instructor, ready to teach people how to dive!

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Malapascua , Philippines IDC

Malapascua Philippines IDCBas and Marie are off to conduct their first IDC programme on Malapascua, Philippines for Thresher Shark Divers.  Am sure they and the candidates will have a wonderful time with the staff from Thresher Shark Divers.  They are both really looking forward to the chance to dive Monad Shoal with the thresher sharks and maybe, if they are lucky, a PADI Deep Diver Instructor Specialty out at Calangamann or Gato.  This programme begins on the 17th of January.  Wish everyone the best of success for the PADI Instructor Exam on the 31 Jan – 1 February, with a great celebration that evening at Thresher Shark Divers.

Mark

Download the January schedule in PDF format here: click — > TSDJan14

If your on mobile you can scan the QR code with your mobile device …

Malapascua Philippines IDC

Malapascua Philippines IDC

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Malapascua Philippines IDC

Malapascua Philippines IDCBas and Marie are off to conduct their first IDC programme on Malapascua, Philippines for Thresher Shark Divers.  Am sure they and the candidates will have a wonderful time with the staff from Thresher Shark Divers.  They are both really looking forward to the chance to dive Monad Shoal with the thresher sharks and maybe, if they are lucky, a PADI Deep Diver Instructor Specialty out at Calangamann or Gato.  This programme begins on the 17th of January.  Wish everyone the best of success for the PADI Instructor Exam on the 31 Jan – 1 February, with a great celebration that evening at Thresher Shark Divers.

Mark

Download the January schedule in PDF format here: click — > TSDJan14

If your on mobile you can scan the QR code with your mobile device …

Malapascua Philippines IDC

Malapascua Philippines IDC

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IDC Schedule Jan 2014

Access the Latest january Schedule for Dive Careers & Buddha View

Follow this link below to open and download the PDF.

January IDC Dive-careers & Buddha View Diving Koh Tao

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Newest Advanced Divers

Newest Dive-Careers.com PADI Advanced Divers with the certification after a night Dive at Twins, Koh Tao for my sons Ethan and Aaron. The first time in a long while that Kyte and I have had a dive together, let alone a night dive.— with Mark Soworka and Kyte Gawman at Buddha View Dive Resort.

 

Advanced Divers

Advanced Divers

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Congrats to the IDC candidates

CONGRATULATIONS to the Malapascua IDC candidates for excellent scores on their Instructor Examination – all really passed with flying colors! Well done Hannah, Florent and Mark. —
Malapascua IDC

Malapascua IDC

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Bens journey to becoming a Open Water Scuba Instructor & MSDT with Dive Careers , Koh Tao , Thailand

Whats up! dive enthusiasts, newcomers to the diving game and random google results people J. Welcome to the blog on one of the coolest jobs on the planet. I’m a PADI scuba diving instructor doing my Open water scuba instructor and MSDT at Budda view, koh Tao, Thailand and that’s me flying through the air with two students on the right hand side.

Bens Sommersault

Woo Hoo

A pre dive somersault dip is one of my mandatory tasks in completing an open water course ;)………Ok maybe not but it is great fun and a change in lifestyle are the main reasons in why I became a somersault obsessed instructor. Back in the day (Last year) I decided to take the leap and turn pro. The idea came from a 10 week scuba dive conservation expedition I did in Mexico. Here

I found an aquatic world to discover and it dragged me in, I had found my calling card I had many other reasons to become an instructor aswell, One was the thought of having an easy relaxing lifestyle. How wrong I was……..haha Dive instructing can be very hectic at times where hard work, patience, perseverance and leadership are invaluable. It is though very rewarding.

Taking people and making them into competent divers, watching the sunset as your boat drives back to the pier, living on a tropical island, meeting new people from every corner of the globe each day, and seing the smile on people’s faces after an awesome dive are perks which make dive instructing one of the coolest jobs on earth!Becoming a MSDT

After putting a lot of training and commitment into becoming a Dive Instructor/MSDT you became quite thirsty on some nights and you need to replenish your body with alcoholic beverages. As an experienced MSDT at Budda view I felt obliged to join my fellow dive professional comrades in a snorkel test one evening and it was sensational.Bens IDC

I was estastic after finishing my instructor course and signed up to the MSDT (master scuba diver trainer) straight after. This allowed me to get a minimum of 25 certifications in the bag and teach an additional 5 specialities. This has helped me heaps in koh tao where dive instruction is competitive. I’ve also been able to assist other instructors who have been in the game for years. I have stolen many of their secret ways and bad jokes as a result….muahahaha and in doing so I have become a much more knowledgable instructor. Right now the MSDT has allowed me to be flexible. I’ve had work and when I haven’t I’ve been able to assist instructors, conduct my own open water courses, fun dive like crazy and perform many backward somersaults.

Doing the MSDT at Budda view has allowed me to get to grips with the teaching role of a PADI instructor, Being able to certify more divers in different specialities and broaden my own diving knowledge has meant that more jobs are on offer elsewhere in the world. I ‘am living a dream right now so come and dive with me on koh Tao and live the dream too. Watch this space people as more pictures , MSDT training info and stories will follow, catch you laterz.

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