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4.88 / 5

based on 365 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




written on Sep 17, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa

Added Sep 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Time of my life!

Bas was absolutely incredible! Not only is he a great CD, but a great person too. We got along very well and I enjoyed every minute of the IDC. It was an incredible experience and I recommend dive careers to everybody. Thank you Bas and dive careers!,

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Brendon

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 Aug 24, 2015 Thailand

Added Aug 24, 2015

5/5 stars

Best place to kickoff your dive career!

Experienced an awesome IDC! A professional, adept and skilled team. From very experienced Course Directors to IDC Staff Instructors. Even with candidates from all corners of the globe, they manage to efficiently and effectively adjust and accommodate the IDC to the convenience of the candidates. All the while guiding us and maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere be it in the classroom, pool or out at sea.
Truly ACES!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Gary Lyngdoh Manuel would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Gary Lyngdoh Manuel

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 Aug 23, 2015 Thailand

Added Aug 23, 2015

5/5 stars

100% aproved

Nice people, good mates and excelent instrutors!!
Thanks for all. I realy enjoy The IDC and Also, i recomended

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Federico

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 Cincinnati, OH

written on Aug 17, 2015 Indonesia

Added Aug 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Living my dreams!

The divemaster internship program at Buddha View under Andrea Warren exceeded all expectations. The program is well organized and offers endless opportunities for skill and leadership development under a wide selection of instructors up to course directors. I particularly appreciate the unlimited diving which gave me plenty of time to perfect my own bouyancy and trim in addition to assisting a very professional staff. I'd like to thank everyone at Buddha View for helping to make my dream of becoming a PADI divemaster a reality (and so many new friends made along the way!) Next up, IDC in 2016!

Halie Rebeccaschild, PADI Divemaster would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Halie Rebeccaschild, PADI Divemaster

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. August 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea Warren goes above and beyond to ensure a successful program. She's 100% professional all the time.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Unlimited diving and opportunities to assist a wide variety of instructors with varying styles.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely. The program is an amazing opportunity to go from Open Water to pro at your own speed.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. I looked for a PADI Career Development Center to ensure a safe and professional operation with the facilities and equipment to boot. The program is well explained on the website, and Mark Soworka's quick follow up sealed the deal.

from Santiago

written on Aug 16, 2015 Thailand

Added Aug 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Cuality and experince

I whent to budda view for idc looking for the best knolege i can get. And was excatly what is was.
Cant say anuthing bad about this school.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Aug 17, 2015

Thank you Andres. Glad you had a great time and gained a lot. Enjoy your career as a dive instructor.

About Andres.

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
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. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 10/08/15
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Chilean
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. Why out any questions
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Personal choice

from New Zealand

written on Jul 27, 2015 New Zealand

Added Jul 27, 2015

5/5 stars

Fantastic course, amazing gorgeous instructor!

Thoroughly enjoyed my dive masters course. The skills and theory taught was more than I ever imagined. I arrived thinking it was a simple course to improve as a diver but Ive walked out with the ability to lead and guide dives, assist courses and demonstrate skills. Run by a kind, patient, encouraging instructor. Andrea is a great mentor and role model. Her briefings and demonstrations are benchmarks I'll aspire to. Many thanks for all the fun and memories!

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

About Mei L

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Liveaboard diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. July 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. New Zealand
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea as she directed the dive masters course
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. The entire course from workshops to lectures to assisting courses
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Instructors are amazing, encouraging and thorough esp with safety
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. Friends photos
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. N/A

from Pondicherry

written on Jun 24, 2015 in Puducherry, India

Added Jun 24, 2015

5/5 stars

I won't give 5stars for rating

I won't give a 5star. I'll give millions & billions of stars and support for dive careers (mark).Thank you so much mark . I give my massive hug for you (sorry I can't hug you mark ,but u can).finally u maded me ,all credit s goes to you mark .Thanks is not enough mark ,but thanks a lotttttttttttt mark ....mark Soworka(platinum director... Wrong)precious director for dive industry.once again thanks a lotttttttttttttttt mark

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Prabakar Ayinu

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 15 June,2015
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. Academics
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Excellent training by mark Soworka in each an single training academics & skills was so fabulous, actually no words to describe about mark
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Obviously Mark Soworka

written on Jun 21, 2015 in Chennai, India

Added Jun 22, 2015

5/5 stars

Pondy IDC June 2015

Had a great time! Course Dir was very patient, humorous and good fun! Made everyone feel at ease. Thx!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Amrita

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 Jun 20, 2015 in Trivandrum, India

Added Jun 20, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC; thanks Mr. Mark

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.THANKS MR. MARK

1 person found this review helpful

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

About sridhar

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 Pondicherry

written on Jun 18, 2015 in Gurgaon, India

Added Jun 19, 2015

5/5 stars

What a thrill!!

How is it possible to fit in soo much training in a day and yet make it feel relaxed and easy...
I was surprised the first few days, when I'd take stock at the end of the day and realize just how much we'd covered in what seemed like a nice easy day... and that is Mark's unique style and talent... making it all fun... making it all feel easy...
Thank you Mark for a super two weeks of the best training I've ever been thru!!

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

About Khush

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
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. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. June 2015
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. the amount we'd cover in each day whilst having fun...
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Absolutely YES - because it's the best training I have ever been thru!

written on Jun 17, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

Added Jun 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience with awesome instructor!

I have taken my DMT program at Buddha-View Dive Resort at Koh Tao Thailand. With their unlimited dive package, you will have a chance to assist numerous courses with different instructors. Considering the amount of hands-on experience you can gain through their DMT program, I think there are no other dive centres out there which can compete to provide anything close to what Buddha-View can offer.
Our DMT instructor Andrea was super lovely and awesome as an instructor. Thanks to her friendly, positive and professional teaching, all DM workshops were amazingly educational and fun!
I wish I had at least another month of stay to further sophisticate my diving skills. You will also experience special bonding with all the lovely people at Buddha-View. They will become your family and definitely miss them once your trip is over.

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

About NR

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. 7th June, 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. U.S.A.
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Please read my review.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Please read my review.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Please read my review. I will definitely recommend to my friends.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. I have taken the rescue course as a tryout of the dive centre. And I loved it so much!
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. None

written on Jun 01, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jun 01, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent Experience

After shopping around for dive centers on couple islands in Thailand, I chose Dive Careers in Koh Tao and from the first day I started the Divemaster course I knew I had made the right decision. Even disregarding the great location, facilities and dive sites, I would have still loved the course because of the instructors. Andrea was outstanding in her guidance and lessons. She exceeded my expectations and was truly our land and sea mentor. All other instructors led from the front and modeled leadership behavior for us Divemaster Candidates.

I wanted to fail the course so I'd have to take it all over again. But instead, the entire staff inspired me to continue with Dive Careers and take the Instructor course with them as well.

I wish I could add another star to their rating. :)

Keep up the good work!

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

About Pete N.

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand

written on Jun 01, 2015 Philippines

Added Jun 01, 2015

5/5 stars

GREAT COURSE, GREAT FUN.

The course has been great and I felt really ready for the final tests after the IDC.
Mark, The course Director is an Encyclopedia of diving alway ready to help, give tips and an take time to make you really understand the subjects.
I will totally suggest Diving Careers IDC to my friends.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About JIMI

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech 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. may the 24th 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. italian
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. whole
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I will recommend
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the course director and the location

written on May 20, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added May 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Huge Confidence Boost

When I arrived I was slightly unsure and unsettled about doing it and doubting my knowledge and skills but the great team here did an amazing job of helping me along and boosting my confidence massively, turns out I had the skills all along! A really interactive course. A massive thanks to them all, might even do my MSDT

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

About Tudor Sartain

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 Copenhagen

written on May 04, 2015

Added May 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Best time of my life as a DMT

I did my DMT with dive careers.com and it was the best time of my life! Andrea made the workshops fun and I learned so much from her! She always had something positive to say and it really made me believe in my self. I feel that I got the knowledge and skills to work as a divemaster now and in October am I going out in the world to find a job and get some more experience before I do the IDC.
Thank you for opening my eyes to diving :)

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Katrine P

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 51-100

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. 06.04-2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Danish
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Before Andrea toke over. There was no team sprite and no one cared about the DMTs they all wanted to teach the IDC.
You already improved by getting Andrea to teach the DMTs ;)