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Buddha View Dive Resort
Koh Tao
Thailand
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4.87 / 5

based on 323 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
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reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 21, 2017 in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Added Jun 21, 2017

5/5 stars

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

About Taly

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Liveaboard diving

Q. What is your nationality?
A. Ukrainian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux

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

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

from SEasia reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 21, 2017 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added Jun 21, 2017

5/5 stars

Great course!

A well designed course, executed brilliantly by Marie who goes above and beyond what might normally be expected from a course director.
Twofish-Lembongan is a lovely place to study at and is staffed by a friendly and welcoming crew.
I'd recommend this IDC with Marie to anyone, Ill be back.

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

About Mark

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 20/06/17
Q. What is your nationality?
A. British
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. Comprehensive. fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes i will
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. prior experience
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Help with accommodation prior to arrival. Marie found places to try but a system of some kind would be good on lembongan

from Fort Collins, Colorado reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 20, 2017 Indonesia

Added Jun 21, 2017

5/5 stars

The Best Course Director Ever

I'm very happy I chose to do my IDC with Marie on Nusa Lembongan at Two fish Divers. I will be recommending her to every aspiring Instructor I know! I've already started!

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

About Diverwalker

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 20th June 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
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. Having a knowledgeable, patient, and empowering teacher!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes I would. I think Marie can modify her teaching to meet anyone's needs or desires to be comfortable and successful.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The great diving, surf spots, and in the end, a friend who spoke very highly of Marie and Mark.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Just personally, the academic presentations - trying to keep them simple and to the point.

from Geneva reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 13, 2017 in Singapore, Singapore

Added May 13, 2017

5/5 stars

Perfect team / location to get ready for IE

It was really really a good training...with very experienced and skilled facilitators. Gain a lot of experience throughout the IDC course...and realized at the end that I gain a lot of knowledge without having the impression to study...Good balance between theory and practice...and .. well...with a low number of participant it was really a taylor made training!! Loved it....

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

About Pierlu

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. April 19th June 2nd
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swiss
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English (with a bit of french
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. I'd say that I really appreciated all the discussions, experience sharing which happened throughout the training...was making the theory much more concrete...
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I would definitively recommend you to friends. Basically I think that the preparation you are doing for IE is really really good and professional, with a good didactic approach.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. A friend advised me to do my IDC with you...thus, well...I just followed its advice...
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Mhhhh....I'd say that I did not really saw any weak point in Dive career...The only really really down side...was tiding nods...but the weakness came from me....and I improved a lot...really .-)

from Melbourne reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 08, 2017 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added May 09, 2017

5/5 stars

Thanks Marie for making the IDC such a breeze!

I did my IDC in April/May with Marie and I truely couldn't be happier. I was very nervous about starting the IDC as I completed my Divemaster training 4 years before and had simply been putting it off. But Marie made it very stress free, easy to follow and I didn't feel like an idiot asking a million questions. Her positivity, jokes and expert knowledge made it such a relaxing IDC and passing the IE was super easy and even I was surprised with my 100% pass rate!

Thanks again for your help and preparing me for the next adventure.
All the best,
Brooke.

Great course director couldn't recommend more! would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Great course director couldn't recommend more!

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May/April 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Australian
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. Small group, relaxed stress free course, fun and easy going course director
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I did my Divemaster training and my rescue with Marie and I remember her to be very good and easy to get along with.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. My only suggestion would be to improve the facilities for IDC at Two Fish as it would have been nice to maybe have a cooler place to study. It was pretty hot in the class room! Also the toilet was pretty bad. Just small stuff but this would make it a much better experience considering the money you pay. But I still had a great time :)

from Venlo reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Oct 04, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added Oct 04, 2016

5/5 stars

Hard work, a lot of fun and great guidance

I had an amazing IDC! It was hard work, but it was also a lot of fun. Thanks to the guidance from Mark I was well prepared for the IE, both above and under water.
If your looking for a great experience, go do your IDC with DiveCareers!

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Jessica Klementowski

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Tech diving, Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. September 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Dutch
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. Going into the IE confident, knowing I was well prepared for it during the IDC.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because it was a well organized, well structured and fun IDC.

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 09, 2016

Added Jun 10, 2016

5/5 stars

Mark the miracle man!

Couldn't have been happier with my IDC experience with Mark. I call him a miracle worker as the person that walked through the door at the start to when I walked out at the end are two very different people. I'm extremely happy with the outcome and feel that he trained us to a very high standard which meant that the exam was a breeze for all of us. Mark's years of experience are very evident in the way he teaches, he has it down to a fine art.

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 19, 2016

Thanks for such a great review. I definitely did not feel like a miracle worker the morning after the IE party. Trust life as a dive instructor is going great.

About Nicole

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 25, 2016 Indonesia

Added May 26, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing course director

Doing the IDC with Dive Careers and more specifically with Mark Soworka, was for sure the right choice. We had 12 solid days of preparation including a lot of theory and GSP exams which made us 100% ready for the IE. The inwater preparation was also great as we had to demonstrate and brief several skills in both confined and open water. A few days before the exam, we also had a mock IE which allowed us to put ourselves in the propel exam conditions!
Sharing my IDC experience with others, I realized that we had much more training than usual which made all of us succeed! I will highly recommend Mark! Also the people at Two Fish have been very useful during the whole course which could be a bit stressful. Special thanks to Frederic Brysse, Brice, Rowan and Danielle Drury

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review, Rhome with the accented e. Sorry, cannot find it on the keyboard. Have a great career in the dive industry and am sure to see you again soon. Say hi to Max for me when you get to Bunaken.

About Rhomé

Gender : Female

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
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 is passionate about his job
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes as explained in the review the preparation was very complete and made us arrive at the IE completely ready
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Someone recommended you to me
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The facilities of the resort and open water conditions. The pool was not deep enough with very poor visibility and the open water training was in a place surrounded by lot of boats not really paying attention to divers

from Jakarta reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 20, 2016 Indonesia

Added May 21, 2016

5/5 stars

Professional & fun

If you are considering a professional dive career than look no further, @ Dive-Careers they know what it's all about.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks Ben. Good luck with setting up the First Aid training in Jakarta. If you ever have any questions just mail. See you soon

About Ben

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Ice diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 20+ years ago
Q. What is your nationality?
A. NL
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Will recommend
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Online reviews

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 19, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added May 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Staffing the Lembongan IDC

Mark and his exceptional knowledge made the IDC for all candidates very interesting and fun.
Loved staffing the IDC at Lembongan!

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks Kim. Great catching up with you and Bas and am sure soon you will have a wonderful career as a course director yourself.

About Kim

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 18, 2016

Added May 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Fantastic Time - Friendly and Thorough

I had a fantastic time doing my IDC. Mark and the staff instructors were excellent and we couldn't have been any more prepared for the IE. I was lucky to have some awesome team mates which made the whole experience really fun and enlightening. I would recommend Dive Careers and Two Fish to anyone wishing to do their IDC and have complete training and enjoyable experience at the same time. Two Fish staff were excellent and always willing to help and offer advice ranging from tips for being an instructor to fixing my regulator. Thank you to everyone:)

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review and have a great time with your new job in the Maldives. Welcome to the life as a dive instructor.

About Tristan

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. British
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, complate training in a relaxed and fun environment

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 17, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added May 17, 2016

4/5 stars

Good staff & people, facilities could be better

The IDC at Two Fish Divers on Lembongan was a nice and educational experience. The staff, lead by Mark Soworka, were extremely good at teaching and knew their stuff. The facilities were not top-notch, however: the pool did not fulfill the PADI standards for confined water exercises making some skills very difficult. The pool was filled with filth (with less than 0.5 m visibility) and had so high levels of chlorine that I suspect it would have been judged harmful for health in Western countries. There was a puddle of sewage lying around next to the kitchen for almost a week. One had to jump over this puddle to get to rinse equipment. The equipment rinsing facilities were small and chaotic.

In conclusion, a rather poorly organized dive center with very nice and professional staff. Mark was an ace.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

I am really happy that you enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. I think I even made the Finn smile occasionally. Not an easy task for someone living above the Arctic circle. And your comments about the facilities have been taken on board and used to get those things improved. Enjoy the winter that is comign with your return back to Tromso.

About gaa

Gender : Male

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