Neptune Diving Adventure
About us includes an international diving organization that established its roots on the island of Cebu, Philippines in 1994, at Panagsama Beach / Moalboal. The diving programs were written in chalk on a black board in front of the diving school! Since then they have grown into a full-pledged PADI 5 STAR IDC CENTER with a successful safari and day trip division. Now there are 2 offices, one in Cebu and a two story training facility, equipment centre, classrooms, a workshop, filling station and rental equipment.
The head office is still in the same place where they started, many years ago. You can not run a diving organization with people who don’t dive. NEPTUNE DIVING ADVENTURE trains its own Filipino staff from Open Water to Instructor. This ensures loyal, knowledgeable employees, dedicated to customer comfort and safety. We welcome the dynamic spirit of the diving community on Moalboal / Cebu because we appreciate challenges. This includes the challenge to anticipate and meet customer needs. We make our customers feel special. You are our customer, well make you feel specially good during your diving vacation. We do pride our self of dedication for our guests safety and their enjoyable stay here with us.
PLATINUM PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens CD #933812
About us also includes award winning and Platinum PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens. He was Open Water certified in 1994, became a PADI Instructor in 1999 and went on to become a PADI Course Director in 2003. Since than he has conducted over 140 PADI IDCs in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea. He conducted an IDC on Malapascua in February 2011 which was followed by the first ever PADI IE on Malapascua. In July 2011 he conducted the first ever Western IDC in South Korea followed by the second ever Western PADI IDC in South Korea in 2014.
Since it’s introduction in 2006, Camille has received the Platinum rating from PADI, the highest rating a PADI Course Director can receive. A rating received by less than 80 of all PADI Course Directors worldwide and 30 in the PADI Asia Pacific region in 2017. Even less that work for prestigious PADI IDC Centers and Resorts. Early 2017 Camille received this rating for the 12th consecutive year running. He is one of the very few PADI Course Director worldwide who have received this rating uninterrupted since PADI started this rating.
In 2009 Camille was awarded the PADI Instructor Development Award, “to better recognize the achievements of those PADI Dive Centres and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving”.
Camille has a popular dive blog, where you can follow all the latest news about his IDC’s and the various Instructor training courses he conducts all year round. There’s also a wealth of other dive related information available on his blog. Check it out! Camille loves diving and teaching and likes to share his knowledge with you. His blog is just a small part of his enthusiasm and passion he has for both diving and teaching. He tries to bring the best out of you and make teaching courses natural. You can also become his dive buddy on the Project Aware website.
Camille is originally from the Netherlands and speaks fluent English and German besides his native Dutch.
In (April) 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.
He has conducted over 140 IDC programs as a PADI Course Director since 2003 and he has taught more than 500 IDC candidates with a very high passing rate. Alone in 2011 he conducted 16 PADI IDC programs and taught 59 IDC candidates during that year.
Camille can teach more than 20 Instructor Specialties, including Nitrox Specialty Instructor. He is also an Instructor Trainer for Recreational Side mount, EFR, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider and self-reliant diver.
He has taught more than 1800 Specialty Instructor Training courses. This includes over 500 Instructor level courses 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.
The ‘About us’ page wouldn’t be complete without letting you know about other PADI Course Directors who gained experience as IDCS Instructors by working with Camille during his IDC’s before they became PADI Course Directors themselves. This includes;
- Craig Allery in Hong Kong
- Ernst van der Poll in Costa Rica
- Jean-François Joly in Canada
- Chris Azab in Egypt
- Sue Gibbins in the Philippines
- Imad Khashfeh in the United Arab Emirates (first Lebanese PADI Course Director)
- Christophe Condé in the Seychelles
- Sander Buis and Joeri van Hal in Indonesia,
- Richard Reardon, Kevin Black, Il-Do Kim and Paul Meredith in Thailand
- Allen Rivera in South Korea.
Imad and Joeri completed their IDC with Camille and Richard. Imad, Il-Do, Paul and Joeri also completed their IDCS course with Camille.
Please contact us in case you have any more questions ‘about us’.
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