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4.87 / 5

based on 317 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




from Koh Tao

written on Jan 24, 2015 Thailand

Added Jan 24, 2015

5/5 stars

Outstanding

I'm really happy I've done my Course with Mark! The training I've received is excellent an I would highly recommend anyone to him. Had an amazing time!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Migael L

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Free diving, Spear fishing

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 21st Jan 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. South Africa
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. Proper attention was given to everyone who participated and helped in areas where they struggled
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely I've had a great experience with Mark and feel equipped to teach.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Friends from back home.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Nothing, I am very impresed on how the course was conducted

from Dresden

written on Jan 22, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jan 23, 2015

5/5 stars

Taken by the hand

I am a PADI-instructor now! Thanks to the amazing people at dive-careers.com. They take you by the hand from the first day and guide and motivate you through the demanding but also very educational two weeks of the IDC. And even while being without them in the pool or in the sea with your examiner during the IE, you still feel their guiding hand while doing your skills. So I can highly recommend doing your pro-training with them and faster than you think you are an instructor/MSDT/Staff instructor yourself.
Thanks Mark, Bas, Marie, Igor and Chris.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Steffen

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. January 2015
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The whole training was amazing thanks to an awesome group of teachers. I felt more than prepared for the IE.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely! Because Koh Tao is a great place for finding people who love diving as much as you do, and Buddha View is just the best dive center because of its amazing team.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The people there ;-) And I am glad they did!
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Although the time table was already filled I would have liked to have a session where we would have prepared our fictional first OW-course in terms of schedule, what to organize before the start, how to attain the necessary materials, ... A lot of things are descriped in the manual, but how to string together all the bits and pieces would have been interesting as well.

written on Jan 19, 2015

Added Jan 19, 2015

5/5 stars

Becoming an instructor in Koh Tao

I really had a good and complete course and also having fun with nice people. Very recommended! See you in Koh Tao

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

About Gonzalo G

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Seattle

written on Jan 19, 2015

Added Jan 19, 2015

5/5 stars

Enthusiasm + Information = Success (in both s/w & f/w)

All the instructors long for each candidate to push the limits on gaining knowledge & organizational skills. Excellent mix of pool & class time. Small groups immensely useful & fun. Meals included were delicious. Professional from beginning to end. Instructors teach, remain positive & encouraging from beginning to end. They obviously love what they do. Take it from The Dude, you can't do better than dive-careers.com & Buddha View for a fun & educational IDC.

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

About Raymond W

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. January 19, 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. United States of America
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. Enthusiastic & positively encouraging & knowledgeable instructors
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Meeting the instructors & connecting with them

from Lahti

written on Jan 05, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jan 06, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC

Did IDC in Philippines with TSD, excellent course! Course was just right with the schedule, not rushing too much but nice work all the time.

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

About Markus

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. NOV 2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik

written on Jan 04, 2015 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Jan 04, 2015

5/5 stars

It was amazing.

I very much enjoyed my time with dive careers, my needs were taken care of in a very professional manor. As I have slight learning disabilities and it takes me a little more time to understand certain concepts, the way my course director handled it was very helpful, I felt comfortable and confident in the end. I highly recommend choosing dive careers as a way of carrying on your professional diving career. It was great!

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

About Brittany

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

written on Dec 24, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Dec 24, 2014

5/5 stars

Super IDC with Mark Soworka e Sea Spirit Diving Resort

Vocational experience during my IDC under the wise guidance of Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka and Carmelo Sgroi. ME with my fellow students and the wonderful Staff at Dive Careers.com I shared an exhilarating adventure. Now I'm going to increase my wealth of Scuba Instructor PADI MSDT course on Koh Tao, which I will prepare my diving career and can't wait to start my course IDC Staff Instructor course in October with Mark of Dive-Careers.com and Carmelo in the wonderful Taormina waters with the Sea Spirit Diving Resort in Sicily/Italy.

Alfio Gianluca Puglisi would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Alfio Gianluca Puglisi

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

written on Dec 23, 2014 Thailand

Added Dec 24, 2014

5/5 stars

highly recommend

My time with Dive-careers during my IDC was perfect. Amazing course directors nd other staff. I would really recommend my friends to do their IDC with Dive-careers.

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

About Moin N

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from London

written on Nov 18, 2014 Sri Lanka

Added Nov 19, 2014

5/5 stars

professional and encouraging!

Ive recently passed my IE following 2 weeks of IDC / MSDT prep with Mark Soworka. Throughout, his knowledge of the PADI system stood out, and he managed to make a somewhat nervous bunch of candidates calm and upbeat about their chances, encouraging a relaxed and fun atmosphere and a 100% success rate on the IE. Thanks Mark :)

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

About Nic Carter

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Poseidon Diving, Hikkuduwa, Sri lanka
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. November, 2014
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. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. passing!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, absolutely - Mark can put his knowledge across easily
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. right time, right place and a little bit of luck in the first place
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Perhaps not as much time in the water for fun dives as Id hoped, but this wasnt anything to do with the IDC, just the other candidates not wanting to get wet!

from Hikkaduwa

written on Nov 18, 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Added Nov 19, 2014

5/5 stars

The best place to learn to dive

I'm just 19 years old I did my IDC during 1st - 14th November at poseidon diving station with dive-careers..our teacher Mark soworka is the best teacher I ever knew...he knows every thing and he can teach you very well for sure.I recormand for you dive-careers are the best way to learn.than you

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

About Chanu

Gender : Male
Age : <20
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Poseidon Diving, Hikkuduwa, Sri lanka
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 16th of November 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Sri Lankan
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. mock IE..because after we did our mock IE we are feeling good about IE
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes.because it is the best way to learn

from Panglao

written on Nov 10, 2014 Philippines

Added Nov 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Amazing

Only amazing experiences , amazing opportunity , amazing life ... Join us
King regards, for all the Staff and YOU

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

About Zacharie G

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Infinite Blue/Sierra Madre, Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. ... 23/ocotober ..?
Q. What is your nationality?
A. FRENCH
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. French (english)
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. ALL ! but of course practice was the best
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. For a GREAT experience , a futur , a job .
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the chocomucho power ,

from Chennai

written on Nov 08, 2014 India

Added Nov 09, 2014

5/5 stars

Great =)

Really enjoyed my experience with Mark, the Course Director - great IDC, learnt a lot. Will cherish it throughout my diving career and am very grateful to him and the team. Can't wait to learn more, perhaps do my IDCS some day. Cheers to you!

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

About Wonderful experience

Gender : Female
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 2014
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. Though there was a tight schedule and a few hiccups in the logistics, it never felt too stressful - Mark trained us very well, and the Instructor Exam was very easy for us, because of the way he taught us. I particularly loved the class on Marine Resource Management that he took.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I would definitely recommend your team to my diving friends, as Kho Tao, I am sure is a great diving destination and my experience with Mark has been wonderful and fulfilling, so I would love to spread that love and show my support.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The Dive Center in Pondicherry, India, is well-acquainted with Mark, so they had requested him to come here for the IDC, It was not a personal decision.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The weakest part of my IDC was that it was a logistical nightmare, owing to bad weather, etc. The fault was in us, not in the Dive Center. If anything can improve, might I suggest that perhaps a day or two more can be included in the schedule to relax things out a little bit? That would also give interested candidates an opportunity to learn much more from their Course Directors, outside of and exceeding the course. I think that is important for a dive professional in the making, for it is our enthusiasm that drives us to pursue this career in the first place.

written on Nov 06, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Nov 07, 2014

5/5 stars

Perfect !

A perfect mix between professionalism and fun ! We got so well trained and had so much fun in the same moment! It was just PERFECT !!!

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

About Tanja Kanis

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. All the inwater-training with the group !
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, of course! Perfect it is a perfect mix between professionalism and fun !
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Other people were talking good about you, so I believed and I'm happy I did !

written on Oct 28, 2014 India

Added Oct 29, 2014

5/5 stars

knowledge and fun

Mark really made the Instructor training process easy and enjoyable with his good-natured humour and excellent knowledge and ability to help.

Man of the sea would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Man of the sea

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

written on Oct 28, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Oct 28, 2014

5/5 stars

give your trust to the staff

Nice groupe dynamic, nice teaching... They make the theory and the practice easy to understand. The IDC center is nice and confi

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

About yann

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. october 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swiss
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. Been relax and frendly
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Easy going and friendly
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The schedule
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Taking in count the diversity of knowledge. Form binom- one with theorical knowledge and the other with practicale knoledge