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Koh Tao
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4.88 / 5

based on 354 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

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


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PADI


Services

Dive training, Diver certifications, Non-profit organizations, 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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Mark Soworka





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    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About 1m13ch

Gender : Male

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

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    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Beate

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Interests  :  Photography, Tech diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. December 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
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 team spirit of the group (students and CD) and that I could share their experiences.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes. Good organisation, lots of educational material.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Email communication with Marie-Lise :-)
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I missed some information about the specialties (that I have to bring my stuff for the sidemont spec, that I couldn't do the night dive spec in Lembongan).
Some of the material of the crew pack I didn't need for the course. Paper is heavy - to much luggage is expensive. Let the participants know what exactly they have to bring with them.

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 :)

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 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

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. Marie-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