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Buddha View Dive Resort
Koh Tao
Thailand
Review Summary

4.87 / 5

based on 342 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 Frederiksværk reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jan 23, 2018

Added Jan 23, 2018

5/5 stars

Bring it on, I'm well prepared!

Marie-Lise was top notch! She is incredible professionel in everything she does and she made sure, that we were always well prepared for anything to come. I feel ready to start my instructor career, and that's is thanks to Marie-Lise!

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

About SharkrahS

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. december 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Danish
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 people including my fellow students, the staff of Two Fish and of course Marie-Lise Roux. The great balance between fun, professionalisme and seriousity!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Any time!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Four instructor friends of mine, who all did their IDC with you, convinced me.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The "Classroom" of Two Fish. Definitely not what we paid that much money for, but i'm sure, you'll do that part better next time :)

from Cape Town reviewed Cape Town Dive Center

written on Jan 07, 2018

Added Jan 07, 2018

5/5 stars

Great experience

Was an incredible experience getting to learn from Mark. Professional and thorough while ensuring we still have a good time, and being part of the Dive careers network provides a solid foundation and is a good opportunity to get established in the diving industry.

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

About Jacques

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. December 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. South African
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. He interacts with students in a way that makes you feel much more comfortable, and of course his knowledge is some of the best in the dive industry.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, excellent and knowledgeable course directors, great network, friendly service.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The global network.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Really cant pin point anything

from Cape Town reviewed Cape Town Dive Center

written on Dec 20, 2017

Added Dec 20, 2017

5/5 stars

Thank you for the amazing experience!

The course was awesome, I learned so much and am super excited about starting my dive instructor career!
Thank you for making the course fun, so interesting and amazing!

Cape Town IDC would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Cape Town IDC

Gender : Female
Age : <20
Dives done : 101-300

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. December 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. South African
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. It was lots of fun and I learned so much!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes! Amazing training.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Laura from the dive centre

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Dec 19, 2017

Added Dec 20, 2017

5/5 stars

Great IDC, prepared me to be an instructor way more than expected.

Marie from Dive careers was an excellent CD. She prepared me well for the exam and instilled confidence in me and my abilities. I would really recommend her course!

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

About Kyla Endenburg

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Dec 12, 2017

Added Dec 13, 2017

5/5 stars

Mark is awesome

Thanks to mark and his years of experience I am now an owsi thank you very much for all the effort you put in.

Blake would not recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Blake

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. 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
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 06 October 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. Academic presentation
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes sure because your the best
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Instructor Exam
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Every thing was excellent.

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

from Male 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.


1 person found this review helpful

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

About Hussein Shifau

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 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. The best part is the facility,logistics,funny candidates and off course a great course director Mark who was phenomenal.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely i would recommend
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The Platinum course director Mark and from his students.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. There was no such identified.

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!

2 people found this review helpful

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

from Male' reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Oct 31, 2017

Added Oct 31, 2017

5/5 stars

Achievement

Will all ways thankful for that opportunity and knowledge that's given.really appriciated.thank you mark soworka.

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

About Huhthu

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 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. Story's from history of diving.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes sure.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Instractors that have complete idc with mark.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Language boundary.i suggest a bit long duration on idc.