Global PADI IDC Tour with Bas

Beaches, Sceneries and lots of sharks!

Since I started teaching in the different locations we offer at Dive-Careers, there has never been a place better than another, but they all have their little something and all fantastic in their own way.

 

Let me give you an idea how its like…. This is how my adventure looks like. A bit from the past and from the future.

 

As I am mainly teaching in the Philippines and South Africa my year started in Bohol with Sierra Madre Divers. Having this kind of facilities makes it sooo easy to conduct a really nice and relax IDC. A successful IDC and Lucy is already working as an instructor at my next destination.

 

Bohol IDC
Our pool for our Bohol IDC confined water presentations

As I am finishing now the second IDC at Sierra Madre Divers and almost having the IE my guys are really focused during the mock IE Exams. So stay focused and you guys will rock!!!

 

Bohol IDC
The classroom during your Bohol IDC

 

El Nido!!!!!

 

El Nido IDC
the spectacular scenery of El Nido during your PADI IDC

 

The pearl of the Philippines. As you can see on the pictures I don’t need to say much about it. El Nido is a nice, small and relaxed place to start your careers as a dive professional. Even if Marie and the candidates saw a MANTA on the Open Water presentations I still think it was a blue spotted sting ray, but what ever! Maybe I am lucky from the 10th of April when I will be conducting the next program, so still time to join the next IDC and experience the vibe of Palawan.

 

Now That was in a nutshell what I was doing the beginning of the year…and getting ready for a full South Africa run.

 

Pro Dive, Port Elizabeth!!!!

 

South Africa IDC
A spectator during your Port Elizabeth South Africa IDC

 

The city where you can have 4 seasons in 1 day and yes I experienced it and it is not a rumor. Next to fantastic dives we did last year ( My best dive ever) I always love the launching and the adrenaline that kicks in when you leaving for a dive and almost sure that you will see sharks. I will be starting there on the 5th of May and maybe, I say maybe, we can convince Louis and Michelle ( the owners of Pro Dive) to show you where I did a dive with hundreds of seals and some Great Whites in Plettenburgh Bay, a memory for life I promise.

 

After that I will make my way back to Durban at Calypso Adventures and Diving centre.

 

South Africa IDC
The sunsets during your Durban South Africa IDC

 

Beautiful beaches great diving and only a bit away from the ALIWAL Shoal where all the action is happening with the reggie’s. Even on your day off you can go and clear you mind and do some surfing with one of the pro’s in Ushaka where the dive center is located. Also Arne is always up for a Tec dive if you are interested.

 

Than just before I will return to the Philippines I will be conducting my very first IDC in CAPE TOWN

 

South Africa IDC
The PADI examiner during your South Africa IDC

 

Famous for the shark diving and for me the cold water hahahah.

We will be conducting the program with Ollava Scuba Cape Town and I am excited to maybe be diving with the big boys from the ocean and it would be great to catch up with Laura Andreas who did the IDC with us in Koh Tao, Thailand and now an active PADI Instructor at Ollava Scuba.

 

After all this action its time for me to go back to the Philippines but South Africa don’t worry I will be back before you know.

 

If you have any questions about my upcoming programs please contact me on

bas@dive-careers.com

 

BAS

Koh Tao PADI Instructor Course Reviews

Reviews from our Koh Tao IDC January & February 2017

A great start to the year of PADI Instructor Development programmes on Koh Tao, Thailand.  Excellent candidates for both February and January Koh Tao IDCs. Great fun and a wonderful time as the reviews attest.

Koh Tao IDC
Happy faces on the Koh Tao PADI Instructor exam

 

Thank you @DiveCareers and @BuddhaViewDiveResort particularly Mark Soworka, @Julien Fortin and @Andrea Warren for a rewarding IDC experience!

Congrats to fellow new instructors Kirsten Pickett, Tiffany Anwo and Chris Lewis! All the best in your respective professional journeys, you guys are valuable assets to any employer!

Finally, good luck Amelia Papa and Naomi Elizabeth in March, you will do awesome!

Take care & safe diving,
Fai

Koh Tao IDC
Certificates on the PADI IE. Is that Tiffany with the beard?

 

Credits to Dive Careers @ Buddha View!

“Thank you Mark Soworka, Julien Fortin and Andrea Warren for a rewarding IDC experience! They trained us hard not just to pass the IE but to excel at it! Couldn’t have asked for a better team of mentors! ”

Koh Tao IDC
Andrea evaluating on the Koh Tao IDC

Fantastic experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my time doing the IDC with Buddha View. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed while also making every day fun. The training was easy to follow but in depth and fully prepared me for the IE. Over all a brilliant course.

Koh Tao IDC
Out on the boat for open water presentations during the Koh Tao IDC

Awesome IDC!

Mark, Marie and Andrea did a great job preparing us for the IE as well as life after the exam. I felt I learned exactly what I needed to to be ready for the working world. They made it fun and challenging and were always willing to help any time of day. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to do IDC!

Koh Tao IDC
Celebrating a super successful PADI Instructor exam after the Koh Tao IDC

Excellent

“It was a great experience. The Instructors helped me to feel ready for the IE. Hard work and lot of fun made it possible. ”

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PADI IDC Nusa Lembongan, Bali

Nusa Lembongan, Bali PADI Instructor Course

With our upcoming IDC on the 19th of April in Lembongan, we decided to write a blog dedicated to this location so that you can all realize that completing an Instructor Development course in that location could be a one in a life time experience.

Nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC
The PADI IE celebratiosn begin after our Nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC

All our Idcs are actually a life time experience, no matter which of the 7 country in the world we teach and former candidates could tell you the same! But Nusa Lembongan has something pretty spectacular to offer.
Ready for proper diving?! You will be happy there. The opportunity to get to learn how teach others how to blow bubbles underwater in such location is an opportunity to jump on.

Bali IDC
Evaluating presentations in the pool on the Nusa Lembongan Bali IDC

How to get to Lembongan? Easy, 30min boat ride from Sanur located right next to Denpasar airport! The dive center is located 10min walk from where the boat transfer are dropping there guest coming from Sanur. But with all your luggage, the boat company will offer you a lift to the center anyway.
So no issues there!!

Nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC
Getting to your IDC on Nusa Lembongan, Bali

Where to stay? Easy, we have on site the choice of different rooms for different budget! So no issues there either!

What’s the plan?! Becoming a PADI Instructor with Platinum Course Director Marie who speaks English, French, Arabic and some Dutch! She has been working in the diving industry since 12 years and have a lot of experience to share. Serious fun guarantee with that one!

Bali IDC
The friendly staff of Two Fish, Nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC

The 19th of April it is. This is the day we will kick off our 3rd IDC in Lembongan along with Two Fish divers.

The facilities are well located and the whole team at the dive center is there to help out and make sure that not only the training will go really well, but it will also be done in a great athmosphere.
Many local guides as well to give you good tips and tricks about the dive sites. There is nobody who can tell better then they do.
The boat is waiting for us right on the beach, every time we have an Open Water presentation. The pool…it’s right at the dive center.
When it comes to classroom, we have a perfect one, but no one says that we can’t maybe do a presentation by the pool! It’s the diving world after all…we have to keep it realistic and teaching by the pool is what you will do as future instructor!

Bali IDC
Rescue practice during the nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC

As for us, course director, staff instructor and candidates, we will be cruising in between all that. The roller coaster ride, the one that sometime offers you nice high, the one that also reminds you something that the stress might kick in! But we go through it all, and all together! Most importantly, after a two weeks of work, fun, lots of practice, knowledge development, there is you, standing straight, head up…holding a certificate of completion, new PADI instructor.

Bali IDC
Great views during your Bali IDC

It would be hard to invite you to an amazing program without talking about Nusa Lembongan as well. This is a growing location full of opprtutinies. Many of our former candidates have now made it their home and are either working there as Instructors or even opened their own business.
The sceneries are pretty spectaculars and the diving…a crazy experience.
There is of course the famous Mola Mola who attract there a lot of divers, but know that there is even more. Manta point and these fascinating raise dancing around you.
North of Nusa Penida, there are these amazing drift dives during which you only have to cross your leg, hover and let the show running in the front of you.
Blue corner…for the fans of adrenaline (and for experience divers we have to say)!
Lots and lots of places to see and discover.

Bali IDC
manta rays during your Nusa Lembongan, Bali IDC

Driving around the Island on the one of the day off during the IDC program will also make you refreshing your mind. It will be a proper breath of fresh air…but with a view!

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Plenty of little new areas as well such as mushroom beach where you could even go for a Dutch snack!

Did we say enough?! 19th of April, Nusa Lembongan it is!

See you there and drop us a mail for info!
Marie@dive-careers.com