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Buddha View Dive Resort
Koh Tao
Thailand
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4.87 / 5

based on 336 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




About Dive-Careers.com

Worldwide dive professional training and job placement. PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course), Divemaster and Instructor internships and other dive professional courses conducted throughout South East Asia in many languages. Courses conducted by Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka and his team of highly qualified instructors and PADI Course Directors. Real job opportunities as a professional diving instructor.

Mission
Worldwide professional dive training programs that increase career opportunities for our dive professional candidates.

Description
PADI Divemaster and Dive Instructor programs conducted throughout South East Asia. Dive professional internships that really do benefit from our years of experience and network throughout the dive industry, giving you genuine career opportunities in a great industry. We run training programs on Koh Tao, Thailand, Bohol and Malapascua, Philippines and Sri Lanka. This gives you genuine dive job opportunities. Courses conducted in English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. Contact us for your start in the dive industry.


Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, Italian


Affiliations

PADI


Services

Dive training, Instructor Development Courses, Divemaster Internship, Dive Instructor Internships, Specialty Instructor training, MSDT, Resort Management, Tech Diving, IDC Staff Instructor, Course Director Preparation Courses


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Buddha View Dive Resort
Koh Tao
Thailand


Mark Soworka





from Helsinki reviewed Two Fish Divers Amed, Bali

written on Nov 15, 2017

Added Nov 16, 2017

5/5 stars

Adventurous experience

IDC with Marie in Two Fish in Amed was just amazing experience. The ”volcano team” get really close with each other and Marie + the whole Two Fish team made an excellent job to run the course regardless of the situation that we were sitting next to the volcano to erupt. Marie pushed us hard but after all that the IE was just easy.

Satu would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Satu

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. September 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Finnish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The whole training was amazing but being underwater during the earthquake was epic.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. For sure!! Marie just rock’n roll!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I met Marie and knew immediately that I want to do the training with her.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Nothing to mention.

from Dubai reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Nov 15, 2017

Added Nov 15, 2017

5/5 stars

A no brainer!

I recently completed my IDC with Marie at Poseidon Diving Station in Hikkaduwa and all I have to say is do it! I am someone who needs structure and order and day 1 was an excellent orientation on how the following 2 weeks would evolve. That order and structure was kept throughout the course with adjustments where necessary due to weather conditions. The content of the course and requirements evolve in a very natural way when it comes to difficulty. Marie's way of teaching is fun and efficient (and this comes from someone who hates physics and numbers!). The amount of course material provided is a huge tool to study before, during and after the IDC. It was the start of the season for Poseidon Diving Center but their team were their usual helpful from day 1. I have nothing else to say except that I would do it all over again with Dive-Careers.com.

Gemma Vilamajo would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Gemma Vilamajo

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. November 9 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Spanish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The fact that I did feel ready the day of the exam.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Absolutely.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I was familiar with the company already.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. We had an afternoon dedicated to Marine Conservation Management the afternoon before the mock exam. I would maybe move that to earlier in the course so that that afternoon students can spend more time revising for the mock IE.

from Gothenburg reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 07, 2017

Added Nov 07, 2017

5/5 stars

IDC Sicily!!

Excellent teaching and great guidance towards a new career.
Mark, Carmelo and Cilla need a huge thank you!!
//Mimiii

Michelle Möller would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Michelle Möller

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swedish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Nov 05, 2017

Added Nov 05, 2017

5/5 stars

I really gained a lot from Mark , one of the best at what he dose

Great learning environment , easy logistics , friendly staff, nice accommodation and after all a great course director to guide you along.

Adam Ashraf would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Adam Ashraf

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Makdivian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Scheduling
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Low stress
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Mark Soworka

reviewed Two Fish Divers Amed, Bali

written on Nov 04, 2017

Added Nov 05, 2017

5/5 stars

Very efficiently conducted IDC

In the relatively short duration of IDC we could achieve the maximum readiness for the IE thanks for the well thought teaching strategy which could provide pertinent information in order to fulfill the IE requirements.

Csaba Sellei would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Csaba Sellei

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Nov 03, 2017

Added Nov 03, 2017

5/5 stars

It was fabulous idc program with lot of fun and knowlage

I would like take this opertuinity to thanks my course director MR.mark.who was teaching a lot or knowlage and extra skills for us with is gonna help us on our diving career, we feel so proud to have a such High rank course director for our IDC program.

Ahmed Ali didi(Rokka) would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Ahmed Ali didi(Rokka)

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Nov 02, 2017

Added Nov 02, 2017

5/5 stars

Great experience

It was unforgettable experience with Mr. Mark Soworka we learned lot of things from him. Thank you very much Mark

Mohamed Ibrahim would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Mohamed Ibrahim

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 5/10/2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Maldivian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Presentation in water
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Really good and lots off knowledge
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Positive reinforcements from Mr. Mark
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Theory and exams, more practice need to learn

reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Nov 02, 2017

Added Nov 02, 2017

5/5 stars

Truly amazing

Our Course director Mark has gone an extra mile transforming me from scratch to a professional dive instructor.
His kindness and the positive reinforcements after each task builds our strength and confidence. He truly changed the fear into courage and timidity transformed into confidence.
I still remember the first attempt of confined water presentation which was a complete mess and how i nailed the presentation right after the his encouraging words was one of the highlights of the memorable IDC.
It was simply amazing to have Mark as your mentor.Thank you Mark and thank you Dive Careers.


Hussein Shifau would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Hussein Shifau

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Cork reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Oct 31, 2017

Added Oct 31, 2017

5/5 stars

Screw the real world

Best choice I've made in a long time, joining Mark Soworka in koh tao and becoming a dive instructor! Despite the Irish-Australian language barrier, I was able to understand a bit of what the Aussie guy was saying!!! Great IDC, great course director. Beg borrow and steal (off Mark Soworka) to get yourself on an IDC with dive careers, definetly something you won't regret!

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Dave Q would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Dave Q

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. June 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Irish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

reviewed Two Fish Divers - South Gili's

written on Aug 30, 2017

Added Aug 31, 2017

4/5 stars

IDC feedback

I thought the IDC was well organised and prepared us very well for the IE. Marie was an excellent teacher and I felt confident going into the exam because of her tuition. I think the course was quite expensive compared to other courses, and it was slightly annoying that the specialty MSDT prep was shoehorned into the 12 days of the IDC, when it was meant to be a separate 2 days after the IE. I would've preferred to have spent the time doing more preparation for the IE. However this is more of a timetabling issue rather than anything else - I thought Marie was really good and the materials she gave us were excellent. Overall I would recommend it to a friend :)

Hannah Gooch would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Hannah Gooch

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from paris reviewed Two Fish Divers - South Gili's

written on Aug 30, 2017

Added Aug 31, 2017

5/5 stars

amazing

Thank You Marie

I learnt a lot about scuba, life, and me ! Two amazing and strong weeks !
learn about our quality and also difficulties
How to improve ourself
amazing pedagogy and we take time to understand

ilan would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About ilan

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. august 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. french
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. french and english
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. theory, practice, ACA
Every thing was perfect !
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes !

from Coron, Palawan reviewed Deep Blue Seafari

written on Jul 31, 2017

Added Jul 31, 2017

5/5 stars

Instructor course

I got the best course director . The way he teach you can understand and more patience. They gave more time.

Jun jun Verano would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jun jun Verano

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. July 4 until july 18
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Pilipino
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Classroom and water skills
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes. Becouse the course director very patience and they gave you more time to understand. One of the best course director.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Padi its more higher standard than other agencies.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Theory. Send me a lots imformation.

from Pondi reviewed Temple Adventures

written on Jun 27, 2017

Added Jun 28, 2017

5/5 stars

The real deal

The Pondicherry IDC of May 2017 was one of the best experiences of my life. All of Mark's experience really showed in the way he taught, organised and handled the IDC. Not only does Dive-Careers groom good instructors, but they also make the process thoroughly enjoyable. Here's a huge thank you to Mark for giving me the assets to be an instructor!

Rishabh Kamath would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Rishabh Kamath

Gender : Male
Age : <20
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Photography

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 31st May, 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Indian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Learning to work with a new team of instructor candidates so that everyone wins
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Of course I would, because I had a great experience, and people looking for the same ought to do it at the right place
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Your reputation in the diving industry
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Classroom sessions tend to become a little long.

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 24, 2017 Switzerland

Added Jun 24, 2017

5/5 stars

1 person found this review helpful

Florence would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Florence

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Bruxelles reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 21, 2017 in Badung, Indonesia

Added Jun 21, 2017

5/5 stars

Great time

I Did my IDC with Marie-Lise Roux, it couldn't have been better. It was a great experience, I learn a lot during those twoo weeks and I met many nice people. ll recommend it

1 person found this review helpful

Andre would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Andre

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. june 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Belgium
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the trainer
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The quality of the course director
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. could be food and accomodation included