I'm very lucky to have my first diving experience with Dirk. He is a very experienced diving instructor. As I'm a very anxious person, I got anxious easily under the water when the ways to stay alive was contrary to our instinct. However, Dirk patiently guided me to stay calm while learning the new skills. He also allowed me to take the time as long as I need to calm myself down. When I was able to perform a skill, Dirk gave me positive encouragement which allowed me to gain confidence and strike to do better and better. Meanwhile, it was very bad condition with big current and low visibility during my open water diving. Dirk was really very experienced that he knew how to deal with my panic. There were a few times that I was so nervous and I accelerated too fast, Dirk managed to pull my legs and slow me down. I really like Dirk's teaching style. During my open water diving, I was always under his supervision while also given enough authority to explore the under water world as a new diver. He also treats me with a lot of respect. As I was traveling alone, I really appreciated it very much that I got to learn a new skill and enjoy this experience with a gentleman. Thank you Dirk for giving me a very good first diving experience, I would definitely continue to dive.