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Buddha View Dive Resort
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
Review Summary

4.88 / 5

based on 375 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 globally 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

German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian, Dutch; Flemish, Chinese


Affiliations

PADI


Services

Dive training, Diver certifications, Non-profit organizations, Divemaster Internship, Dive Instructor Internships, Specialty Instructor training, MSDT, Resort Management, Tech Diving, IDC Staff Instructor


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Buddha View Dive Resort
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand


Mark Soworka





from Rio de Janeiro reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Aug 30, 2018

Added Aug 31, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Thailand 2018, Koh Tao

Thanks Dive Careers staff!
Mark and his team run a knowledgeable preparation for IE at Budda View, Koh Tao. I've attended the last one. No regrets. I appreciated his emphasis in Coral Conservation and Marine Life. Marks always keep good mood and try in friendly way help you and advise about how to conduct your studies, despite the seriousness of the subject he always kept a good mood and made things easy.

Fac Abs would recommend dive-careers.com

About Fac Abs

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Ice diving

from Toulouse reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Aug 30, 2018

Added Aug 30, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC August 2018 Buddha View (Thaïland)

I really enjoyed my IDC with Dive Careers, everything was perfect! My Course Director, Marc Soworka is an amazing person with a lot of knowledge and a good mood every day which is great. All the staff of dive career was also amazing and very friendly. I was well prepared for the IE that I have obtained perfectly.
One last thing which is also very important, once you are certified, they help you for your first steps in your new career and they help you for the jobs research.

Fabien Casanova would recommend dive-careers.com

About Fabien Casanova

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Munich reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jul 30, 2018

Added Jul 30, 2018

5/5 stars

Excellent preparation for IE

The IDC held by Mark was very professional and structured, fun included! A lot of additional information and help was provided. Thank you Mark, I'm an instructor now!

Sassa would recommend dive-careers.com

About Sassa

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Sanur reviewed Dive-Careers.com

written on Jul 17, 2018

Added Jul 18, 2018

4/5 stars

Dive master Training with Buddha View, Koh Tao, Thailand

Message to thank all the Buddha View Team !
I spend 3 three great months to achieve my training from AOW to DM, and I really enjoyed that time.
It was a chance to dive so many times and to share time with amazing , pro & fun instructors. During the DMT, we’ve got the chance to join some « lectures » with the IDC... Buddha View is the place where I defenitly felt I wanted to go pro !!

Christelle. would recommend dive-careers.com

About Christelle.

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from stanthorpe reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jul 17, 2018

Added Jul 17, 2018

5/5 stars

Mark is awesome

Really felt after I did all the dive-careers exams from Mark, that the IE questions were super easy..
Probs to the preparation and his presentations!

Max would recommend dive-careers.com

About Max

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Temple Adventures

written on Jun 06, 2018

Added Jun 07, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC in Pondicherry- Jun ‘18

Couldn’t have asked for a better CD to teach the IDC. The amount of patience that Mark has is incredible. Everything was organised and on time. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Khushboo Chauhan would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jul 14, 2018

thank you Khushboo. How is life going as one of India's few female instructors?

About Khushboo Chauhan

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from Bangalore reviewed Temple Adventures

written on Jun 06, 2018

Added Jun 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Superb!

Amazing experience and top notch training in Pondicherry. Very professional and helpful.
Thank you Mark Soworka.

Rahil Rodrigues would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jul 14, 2018

Thanks Rahil. I love that the specialties were the best part. Is taht because it gave you and prashant a chance to get lost?

About Rahil Rodrigues

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Suffolk reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on May 30, 2018

Added May 30, 2018

5/5 stars

Challenging but very rewarding.

Completed the Febuary IDC at Buddha View. I had the oppurtunity to assist for a couple of weeks prior to the course start date and brush up on my diving skills. The dive instructors teaching on the IDC were high quality and worked tirelessly for the benifit of all students from the start of the course until completion. The knowledge and course content received on the IDC was at times challenging but this ensured the IE was relatively easy. I completed the MSDT immediately after the IE. I personally found that the MSDT helped further development in my dive career at a faster pace, with the opportunity to worked alongside and learn from various instructors whom have been in the industry a number of years.

Professional help and advice from the start until the finish and beyond, big thanks to all the Buddha View team.

Darren Nunn would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 01, 2018

thank you Darren. It was great to see you back at buddha after so many years. Now it is time to make a wonderful career.

About Darren Nunn

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Tech diving

from Mumbai reviewed Dive india

written on May 15, 2018

Added May 15, 2018

5/5 stars

Msdt was great

Was good doing my deep, nitrox, wreck, naturalist and equipment specialist with Mark. Being an owsi for 5years before my msdt but still learnt a lot of how to teach better courses. It was a good fresh look at what more can be taught in naturalist and equipment techniques. Mark also stressed on important things to remember when teaching a nitrox course that is usually overlooked by instructors and in return the student divers...

Sahil would recommend dive-careers.com

About Sahil

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Avalon reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on May 14, 2018

Added May 15, 2018

5/5 stars

Informative and Entertaining PADI Staff Instructor course

Having participated in a previous Dive Careers led IDC, I knew that I wanted to further my instructor training with such a professional and informative group. From the first enquiry email sent months in advance, to the final course evaluation my Course Director Marie, along with Staff Instructor Arnold, were extremely helpful, patient, and easy going. She presented the course material in an entertaining and enlightening manner by reinforcing the course topics to real life situations. She provided to be an invaluable resource when, towards the end of the course, I was evaluating IDC candidates during the mock IE. It was such a fantastic opportunity to be on the other side of the IDC as a mentor to the instructor candidates and provide my stories and experiences from my own time as an instructor. I would highly recommend anyone reading this review to participate in a Dive Careers course. They are second to none!

Joel would recommend dive-careers.com

About Joel

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

from Altea reviewed Dive Bandos

written on May 07, 2018

Added May 07, 2018

5/5 stars

Totally recommend Dive Careers

Our Course Director Mark Soworka was very professional, his teaching very easy to understand, had a great time assisting on a second IDC now from a different perspective.
The location is amazing no better place to do an IDC than paradise, Everything was set in motion to make the IDC as easy as possible for the candidates.

Rene would recommend dive-careers.com

About Rene

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from maldives reviewed Dive Bandos

written on May 04, 2018

Added May 05, 2018

5/5 stars

FUN

Really enjoyed the IDC, learnt loads and had lots of free time to practice and go over anything. Mark was super nice and funny, really loved the whole course.

Jana would recommend dive-careers.com

About Jana

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 03, 2018

Added May 04, 2018

5/5 stars

Training With Incredible Depth

Marie is simply amazing. She taught us all not only more than we needed to know to be comfortable in the IDC and following exams, but also how to be great dive leaders for our careers. The facilities and crew at Two Fish Divers Lembongan were top notch, making for incredible diving experiences during and after the IDC. I highly recommend Marie, Dive-Careers, and Two Fish Divers for any diving.

Trevor the Pirate would recommend dive-careers.com

About Trevor the Pirate

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on May 03, 2018

Added May 03, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Staff Instructor in Hikkaduwa

After the IDC and MSDT in Koh Tao Thailand with Mark and Peter, it was a big pleasure to participate with dive-careers.com again on the IDC Staff Instructor Course this march in Hikkaduwa / Sri Lanka with Marie-Lise. All the courses filled me with lots of knowledge and fun. Can recommend it to any dive proffesional who wants a really benefit and push in his dive career.

Laurent would recommend dive-careers.com

About Laurent

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

written on May 03, 2018

Added May 03, 2018

5/5 stars

Thankyou

It was an amazing journey with dive-careers..
A big thanks to Mark..I enjoyed studying with mark and thanks again for leading me to success.

Farish would recommend dive-careers.com

About Farish

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Free diving

from Mandaue reviewed Seaquest

written on May 02, 2018

Added May 03, 2018

5/5 stars

By Far the Best Two Weeks of My Dive Pro Life

I trained with Bas and I would do it again if I have to. But I don’t have to cos these guys not only train you to become instructors, they make sure you understand what you’re doing while having so much fun in the process. Passing the IE just becomes a natural consequence when you train with Dive Careers. See you when I do my IDCS course. Can’t wait!

Kae would recommend dive-careers.com

About Kae

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Apr 26, 2018

Added Apr 27, 2018

5/5 stars

Great

Logistically the best place to have an IDC and obviously Mark , I’ll highly recommend as your PADI course director

Ashraf would recommend dive-careers.com

About Ashraf

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from Sri Lanka reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Apr 17, 2018

Added Apr 18, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Staff with Marie

I’ve been wanting to do my staff instructor course for a long time now and when I met Marie at Poseidon the other year I knew I wanted to do the course with her. Throughout the whole experience she gave great feedback and had us as involved as possible making it an all round good experience. I would highly recommend Marie to anyone looking to become an instructor or to do the Staff instructor course. Thanks again for such a great time!

Erin would recommend dive-careers.com

About Erin

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from Male’ reviewed Dive Bandos

written on Apr 06, 2018

Added Apr 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Mark Soworka is the best

I completed IDC at Bandos Maldives under Mark Soworka’s expert guidance. The content of the course was taught in a manner which was easy to follow and the concepts were well taught by Mark. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone who is interested in doing IDC. It would without a doubt be an exceptional experience.

Hassan would recommend dive-careers.com

About Hassan

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Marseille reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Mar 28, 2018

Added Mar 29, 2018

5/5 stars

Great course!

All the team was nice, interesting and helpful. Was a pleasure to be taught this IDC! Would definitely recommend them :)

MM would recommend dive-careers.com

About MM

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Seaquest

written on Mar 23, 2018

Added Mar 23, 2018

5/5 stars

Excellent idc

Very good experience.

The idc organised by Mark Soworka's dive-careers in Seaquest bohol, with platinum course director Bas van Riemsdijk made me well prepared for the IE.

Would recommend to anyone looking to do his or her idc.

Dennis H. would recommend dive-careers.com

About Dennis H.

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

from Townsville reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Mar 23, 2018

Added Mar 23, 2018

5/5 stars

Mark Peter and Shayne made into possible

It was a great opportunity to learn and being mentored by a group of very experienced course directors ! Great Atmosphere , perfect attitude and patience were all we needed and all what we received

Marwan_F would recommend dive-careers.com

About Marwan_F

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Mar 16, 2018

Added Mar 16, 2018

5/5 stars

Marie changed my outlook on being an instructor

Before starting my IDC with dive careers or rather with Marie. I just thought you know you jump into a pool and you make them do things and you carry on. I was in love with the lifestyle not the job. But after being Marie's student I really realised that I can actually have such an impact on people if I want to. And now I do. So thank you for making me love teaching too.

1m13ch would recommend dive-careers.com

About 1m13ch

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Mar 14, 2018

Added Mar 14, 2018

5/5 stars

All round great!!

Great for all teaching not jut diving.... Helped turn me into a much better diver as well

Was lots of fun especially the evening study sessions at a nice local Sicilian spot.

Mark seemed to have a personal story to go with every aspect of the course... the medical stuff was interesting.

teaching junkie would recommend dive-careers.com

About teaching junkie

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from Schoeneck reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Mar 02, 2018

Added Mar 02, 2018

4/5 stars

hard but heartfell

Good structure for the hole course. Enough time for learning (2 weeks + prep beforehand). Please one more open water lesson.
Please take objections of the paticipants seriously.

Beate would recommend dive-careers.com

About Beate

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving