Sea Explores have been around in the Philippines since 1989. Our team consists of experienced and ambitious divers, hosts and travel specialists. Be convinced of our professional services and dive with a smile!
Sea Explorers runs several dive centers on different islands in the Visayas and is one of the most experienced dive operators in the area
Fantastic dive sites with an unbelievable variety of marine life
World class macro and night dives, a paradise for underwater photographers
Fun diving in small groups with experienced dive guides
Beautiful and inviting resorts in tropical atmosphere
Very good value for money as well as professional and personal service
We offer unique island hopping along the Visayas by means of some amazing dive safaris and special tours. We also offer first class education of PADI courses from absolute beginner all the way up to professional level with a PADI CDC center in Dauin/Dumaguete, a 5* IDC Resort on Malapascua and PADI 5* Dive Centers in Alona beach, Cabilao and Moalboal.
PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens CD #933812
PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens 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 100 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 and in July 2011 he conducted the first ever Western IDC in South Korea.
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 57 of all PADI Course Directors worldwide in 2012 and even less that work for prestigious PADI CDC Center and PADI IDC Centers and Resorts. Early 2013 Camille received this rating for the 7th consecutive year running.
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 plus 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, 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, like PADI America's, PADI Asia Pacific, PADI International and PADI Europe.
He has worked on more than 90 IDC programs, having conducted over 85 IDC programs as a Course Director since 2003 and he has taught more than 320 IDC candidates with a passing rate of 98%. Alone in 2011 he conducted 16 PADI IDC programs and taught 59 IDC candidates during that year.
He can teach more than 20 Instructor Specialties, including Nitrox 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.
He has taught more than 1250 Specialty Instructor Training courses well over 450 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.
Richard also completed his IDCS course with Camille.
PADI Course Director Chris Heim CD #31683
Chris F. Heim, a Swiss PADI Course Director, has been living in the Philippines since 1982. Chris is the founder and Instructional Manager of Sea Explorers Philippines.
Chris practically grew up in diving. Since he was a child, his main goal was to become a PADI Course Director. Chris is a great educator and he likes any kind of diving, especially the beautiful macro creatures here in the Philippines.
Chris became a PADI Instructor in 1987 and staffed many IDC`s prior to becoming certified as a Course Director in 1997. Since then, he has conducted more than 50 IDC programs in Southeast Asia.