Our April PADI IDC was our usual success, and star candidates Karlis, Dustin and Henrik sailed through getting high marks and keeping up TSD’s perfect record of 100% first time pass in the PADI Dive Instructor Course.

L-R: George Wegmann (PADI Instructor Examiner), Dustin, Mike (CD), Karlis, Henrik

This IDC was definitely a fun one as everyone knew each other very well. Dustin, Karlis and Soren are all long termers at TSD and Malapascua – at least 6 months each, and Henrik had been here for 2 months completing his DM.

The IDC flew by with our resident Course Director, Mike, at the helm. All too quickly they were off to beautiful Dumaguete for the PADI Instructor Exam where they achieved the much deserved qualification of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

All 3 continued on to take PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, with Henrik doing no less than 13!  Joining them here and there along the way to add to their Specialty Instructor ratings, were already certified instructors Bernita, Holly, Justin, Matt and even our own Dino!

We wish them all the best of luck in their future careers, with Karlis heading off to his job in the Red Sea, Soren to Thailand, and Henrik off to finish diving the length and breadth of the Philippines before maybe trying to find work… Dustin will be staying with us at TSD to continue in his unofficial post as head nudibranch spotter and identifier whilst teaching and guiding in between.

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