We are proud to have Camille Lemmens as Course Director for our PADI IDCs here on Koh Phangan.
Camille is originally from the Netherlands and speaks fluent English, German and communicates in French quite well, besides his native Dutch.
In 2003 he became a PADI Course Director at the CDTC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where he was trained by staff from the various PADI offices, like PADI America's, PADI Asia Pacific, PADI International and PADI Europe.
He has worked on more than 70 IDC programs, having conducted over 65 IDC programs as a Course Director since 2003 and he has taught more than 275 IDC candidates with a passing rate of 98%.
Camille can teach more than 20 Instructor Specialties, including Nitrox Specialty Instructor and SCC Draeger Dolphin and Ray Rebreather Specialty Instructor. He is also a DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Trainer, EFR IT, EFR Care for Children Instructor Trainer, PADI Emergency Oxygen provider Instructor Trainer and DAN O2 Instructor Trainer.
More than 1100 Specialty Instructor Training courses have been taught by him and over 400 Instructor level courses on various other levels such as IDCS, EFRI, EFR Care for Children and DAN O2.
Participating in an IDC or internship with Camille will give you a cutting edge on the competitive job market.
There are also other PADI Course Directors who gained experience as IDCS Instructors by working with him during his IDC's before they became PADI Course Directors themselves, including Craig Allery in Hong Kong, Ernst van der Poll in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Jean-François Joly in Canada, Chris Azab in Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt and Richard Reardon on Malapascua in the Philippines.
Camille’s emphasis is on personalized training. He works generally with small groups and conducts all parts of the IDC training himself and is available at all times during the complete IDC which allows lots of personal and individual attention.
Choosing the right school for your Instructor Training and internship is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the Dive Industry.
His programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training. Camilles Instructor Development Course programs will provide valuable hands-on training with the emphasis on fun and in-water application. The cutting edge knowledge gained will expand your Career Opportunities.
Camille's aim is to make sure that you successfully pass the PADI IE and receive that extra bit of information and knowledge to become a highly trained Open Water Scuba Instructor after the IE. You will be having fun working in a safe and reliable way in a tropical destination.
Read here what former IDC Candidates say about Camille!