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4.87 / 5

based on 327 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




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

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,