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4.86 / 5

based on 307 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




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

from Coron

written on Oct 27, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Oct 27, 2014

4/5 stars

IDC TSD

It was a very quick IDC. 21 days instead of 16 would have been suitable for an IDC group as big as ours.

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

About LJ

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Wreck 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. October 2014
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The amount of time in the water and the fact that we could practise in seperate much smaller groups in the afternoons.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, I would. But I would make it very clear to them that they will not learn how to teach but what to teach!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. There really wasn't many other options in the Philippines this time of year. Plus I'd been fun diving with TSD before, so chose a place I knew and liked the staff.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. There were way too many canditates - plus some of the candidates did not take any of it serious which made it harder on the candidates in the group that did.

written on Oct 24, 2014 in Huai Khwang, Thailand

Added Oct 25, 2014

5/5 stars

Bhudda View IDC

Bas, Chris and Marie did a brilliant job at getting the while team through the IDC. There knowledge and support was highly appreciated by everyone. For me especially when I was struggling with some of the theory work. Individually they all helped me to understand and build my confidence. I would highly recommend doing the IDC with these guys.

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

About Michelle

Gender : Female

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 Almassora

written on Oct 23, 2014 Philippines

Added Oct 23, 2014

4/5 stars

September IDC in Malapascua

I'm not sure if it was me, the atmosphere of the candidates or what was going on with the first days of the course... Maybe is also strange to do the course between two different dive shops, with all the nervs and some last minute changes... Or maybe we were too many people to handle in this edition... Whatever it was, finally the things went on their proper place and all worked fine. Maybe for next editions, the price has to include a perfect explanation of what's going to be extra, what included and also a proper explanation of taxes and extra fees, but anyway, I would recommend for sure to do your IDC with Dive Careers.

Pere P. Simón would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Pere P. Simón

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, 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. september 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. spanish
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english / spanish
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. finishing the IE with good qualifications
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The organization was a little bit tricky, I like things cristal clear from the beginning till the end.

from Manila

written on Oct 22, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Oct 22, 2014

4/5 stars

2 weeks is too short

2 weeks is too short for an IDC.. wish it was 3 weeks.. actually thought it was.. :) when i read that the minimum letters was 100 i had to write this.. :) anyway, if there was more rest days, more days for individual study and rest.. the 2 weeks was hectic, with little time for the information to sink in..

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

About Paolo E

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

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. october 5 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. filipino
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. mark was a very friendly person, it made learning much easier..
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, if they would want to be scuba instructors.. i would ask them to take a longer IDC if they have not been recent DM's because it takes a while for everything to go back, specially if all they have done is led tours and teach free diving. it takes more time for information to sink in if there was more rest in between the days of learning...
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. i wanted to see tresher sharks.. :)
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. it was too short.. be more focused on the rescue skill practice.. :) i would have passed if it was so...

from Vilnius

written on Oct 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Oct 19, 2014

5/5 stars

*THE* place to do your IDC

I could not have wished for a better place to do my IDC. With 3 (!) Platinum Course Directors and a Master Instructor (soon to be a CD as well) it is a unique place in the world. You gain soooo much knowledge and experience. The two weeks have been an amazing adventure, surely intense at times. On the one hand it still seems like it only started yesterday, on the other hand it feels we all already have been around for many months. All the candidates teamed up from the very start, and yes we have become friends for life, in fact it feels like family!

Special thanks to Bas, Chris and Marie, you all really rock and made sure we were all prepped for the IE. In fact even the examinators were impressed about our quality and team spirit :-)

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

About Peter

Gender : Male
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Videography, Cave 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. Dutch
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. It is *the* place to do your IDC, you simply can't wish for a better place,

from MALE

written on Oct 17, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Oct 18, 2014

5/5 stars

DIVE CAREERS ROCKS

i say this is the best place to learn diving, knowledge and diving wise the course directors are rich.. i love them they will be part of my life.. with them it was easy, the information and knowledge they provided me during the course. with out them it wouldn't be easy. i salute you all.. specially BAS..:D always provide me help with big smile on his face....
CHRIS. thank you for your help as well during course time..:D specially with physics and physiology
and YEEEHH :D MARY. she explained it all with another point of view.. words are too short for to say thank you.. i deeply consider this is the best place for learning.. DIVE CAREERS ROCKS
i am going to spend another month in kohtao for my MSDT with BAS..
love you all..

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

About matyn

Gender : Male
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. working all together like a family taking care of every one.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, cause they run IDC every month and the duration is not that long its well organized. mostly the knowledge.
and the LUNCH too :D
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. my weakest part was the theory.. and bas, mary , and chris helped alot with it..

from Munich

written on Oct 16, 2014 in Leonberg, Germany

Added Oct 16, 2014

3/5 stars

Overall good...

... but room for improvement.

We got lots of practice in big groups, everything was there, good teaching materials and of course a nice location. Experienced Course Directors to show us what's important and whats not - easygoing, positive and friendly.

BUT - we were a big group of IDC candidates, it would have been nice to practice certan things a bit more and to have more one-on-one sessions with the Course Directors. Some things could have been more organized and planned ahead. There was nothing missing, we got a good preparation, but it could have been more fun.

It's also not very nice to get prepard "just" for an Exam, nobody likes to get their questions answered with "you don't need to know that to pass the Exam". After all, it's called Instructor Developement Course and not Instructor Examination Preparation Course. I do realize the IDC is supposed to be a very short course and they already made it longer than necessary, so maybe that's just a flaw in the system.

Also, nobody liked the way the specialties were handled, many felt like they just paid for a signature and not for a course.

Like previously mentioned, a smaller group would have made the whole IDC a lot better, more individual, more informative and less exhausting for everybody - and it could have saved some people from failing their IE when it's clear they are not ready to take it yet.

4 people found this review helpful

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

About xyil

Gender : Female
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Wreck 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. September 2014
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

written on Oct 15, 2014 in Lillehammer, Norway

Added Oct 15, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC malapascua 2014

I found dive careers to be excelent during the IDC in Malapascua. They where help full and available during the lenght of the course and helped those who needed. The IDC felt tough, but the IE felt easy, just as it should be. Big thanks to Mark, Jason and Rubi.

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

About Magnus

Gender : Male
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck 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. 2014 Sept
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Norwegiuan
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Nijmegen

written on Oct 09, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Oct 09, 2014

4/5 stars

Lots of study but well prepared

Overall good IDC. Mark was helpfull and had a lot of knowledge. Subjects passed but EFRI could be a bit more elaborate. Also we didnt take a look in the compressorroom as promised, during the nitrox course. Especially the first week was a bit unbalanced. It was long days and lots of homework during the 4th, 5th and 6th day. Maybe spread that out a bit...

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

About Janneke V

Gender : Female
Diving for : 6 to 10 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. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 8-10-14
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. The practices
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes I would because it was a good IDC
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Nothing. I thought I have a good education with TSD
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. EFRI, be more elaborate, more practices.

written on Sep 27, 2014 Philippines

Added Sep 28, 2014

5/5 stars

Awsome

Whoever you choose, Mark , Bas and Marie or Brett, these guys know their way around! While you will learn and study, you will have some great fun in the same time! Thanks a lot and best of luck!

2 people found this review helpful

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About Fanny

Gender : Female
Diving for : 6 to 10 years

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. september 2014
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik