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4.86 / 5

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




from Saint Mandrier sur Mer

written on Sep 16, 2014 Thailand

Added Sep 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Dedication and professionalism

I really enjoyed the IDC at Buddha view. Our course directors were really focused on our success and were fully dedicated to their students. We could remain in contact off hours in case we had questions... Bas and Marie you rock... Obviously the student has to work by himself in evening sessions but everything was done for us to be the best prepared to the IE... Thanks again thousand times. I can only recommend Buddha View...

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Philippe C

Gender : Male
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech 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. September 2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Achieving the goal of being an instructor...
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Friendly atmosphere excellent preparation...
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Recommendation from my instructor
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. No real weak point...

from Koh Tao

written on Sep 16, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Sep 16, 2014

5/5 stars

Amazing IDC center

Buddha view IDC center is absolutely amazing. The staff put so much work in to helping and making you feel comfortable. I couldn't have wished for more.

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

About Dorien B

Gender : Female
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Tech 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. september
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. Chris Freestone

written on Sep 15, 2014 Lao

Added Sep 15, 2014

5/5 stars

Idc and dive master

Every thing very good thank you very much!
Specially to the spanish team (dpm) Miguel and Igor!! Recomendado 100%!

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

About Christian H

Gender : Male

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

from koh tao

written on Sep 15, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Sep 15, 2014

5/5 stars

AWSOME!

I've been working with Bas (course director) and Marie (staff instructor) for a year when i decided to do my IDC with them! As it was a last minute decision, they ran the IDC program in 5 days for me, staying for hours at night explaining me things!

Honestly, I was a bit scared going through all this in that short amount of time, but they assured me I could do it, I did it and Thanks to them I am a brand new Instructor!!!

Basically this IDC course was :
- a lot of theory
- a lot of practice
- amazing food
- SO MUCH FUN (Bas and Marie are LEGENDS)

Thank you guys!!!

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

About Pauline

Gender : Female
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
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. september 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. french / Swiss
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english / french
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Marie's quebecian accent
Bas shivering on the boat
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. YES, I had a great time and learned a lot!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Because you are professional but still FUN!
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Having no course director with us during the IE was a bit difficult. I know Bas and Marie couldn't be here and Chris was sick, but we felt a bit abandoned at that point especially when all the course directors of others schools were here....

from Bangalore

written on Sep 08, 2014 Thailand

Added Sep 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Fantastic IDC with dive careers

An excellent choice for an IDC in Ko Tao. A well structured and planned program that ensures that you feel prepared to face the Instructor Exam, especially if you are nervous, the way I was. The staff conducting the program was friendly and very helpful. They always had a smile on their face despite tons of silly and repetitive questions being thrown at them by everyone. Add to that the fantastic lunch at Buddha View, that so spoils you!!! Keep up the good work. I would highly recommend Dive Careers to anyone who is interested becoming a PADI Instructor.

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

About Jeet

Gender : Male
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  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. Indian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik

from Koh Tao

written on Sep 07, 2014 Thailand

Added Sep 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Funniest way to a career!

If you want the most beautiful office in the world, this is the way to go.
After two intense weeks I finished my IDC with Mark Soworka. We had a lot of fun and I made a lot of new frinds.
After the exam I got a job straight away and im so happy I chosed this career.
The world of oceans is in front of me!
Thank you Mark!

Weni Schrcoder J would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive-Careers.com Sep 08, 2014

I hope those Karaoke evenings have helped you to a fantastic career. Keep on enjoying.

About Weni Schrcoder J

Gender : Female
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300

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. June 2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Norwegian
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Every instructor does things in different ways, and I learn a lot from everyone.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Diving!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes cause this is the best education I ever had.

written on Sep 07, 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Added Sep 07, 2014

4/5 stars

Fun times

Diving on Koh Tao and doing the DMT there was a great idea. Lots of fun and plenty of experience. The time I've spent there gave me the opportunity to get a lot of connections for future jobs around the world.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Sep 08, 2014

And you will make some more connections on the Tec Expo in Pondicherry, Inida later this year. It will be a great time. See you soon.

About Mr. P

Gender : Male
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 101-300

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 2014
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Marie-Lise Roux

written on Aug 14, 2014 Thailand

Added Aug 14, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC Koh Tao

I really enjoyed my IDC course. We had thenmost amazing Course Director, Mark and loads of endless support from the staff instructors and everyone really. I learnt loads and I had a lot of fun as well. The course was really nicely laid out and definitely prepared me really well for the IE.. would definitely recommed it to anyone wanting to do their IDC. Very professional and well organised course with very good instructors, fun people and generally a really nice atmosphere :) Thank you to everyone for making it so amazing

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Aug 21, 2014

Thank you Laura. And great that you went straight into work the next day. The advantage of the digital paperwork, and your credit card not bouncing. Wish you a great career.


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 12, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 13, 2014

5/5 stars

changing life

rise up and conquer,

we should be all ready on all subjects and skills
focus and pay attention to your course director
and lastly dont be dont be dont ever give up and be destructed to those people who try to bring you down that will find away to discourage you to bring you down even you have than the right thing but still he try to discourage you, STAND UP BELIEVE ON YOUR SELF IN THE END WE WILL MAKE IT" GO FILIPINO".

danilo dondon menorias would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes


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 Sweden

written on Aug 06, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Aug 06, 2014

5/5 stars

Enjoyed every part of it!

I'm really happy with every thing on this IDC/IE. I've had som trouble with the language and Bas and Jason where always there to help 24/7 and that was superb.

All the good people and spirit, going to miss it. Had a awsome time!



Couldn't get any better!



Would recommend this to everyone.



Enjoy!

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

About Robin H

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 07/29/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swedish
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. The spirit and caring, they where always there to help 24/7!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes ofc, had a blast all two weeks. Hard work but they helped so much.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Reputation, online

from Dubai

written on Aug 04, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

Fun IDC with great support...

A full on but genuinely enjoyable IDC, great support from Bas and Jason, who tailored their training and approach to individual students and made sure we were all well prepared for the IE. We had the right mix of classroom training, practical sessions, some speciality dives and a great group dynamic. Managing 11 people with different backgrounds and needs cant have been easy but the guys did it well. A million thanks to them and I definitely recommend the experience to others :-)

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

About Susan W

Gender : Female

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. 07/30/2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik

from Coron

written on Aug 04, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

WOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPAHHHH NICE

I can't express my feelings, all i can say that it was an amazing and handsome teachers that we have they are cool, first i'm really scared of BUZ i thought that his going to eat me, but not really... His very good, always smiling and don't be shy to come to him and ask questions...



for Jason his quite and always smiling but when you talk to him, his super talkative and friendly i really can't say about this two course directors, all i can say they are the best...



THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING ROCKSTEADY TEAM WILL NEVER FORGET YOU... and also me ^_^

kenneth james b would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About kenneth james b

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 07/30/2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The OpenWater Training Dive
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. SUPER YES, cause all the people there is really friendly and cool....
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. a friend told me
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Equipment, maybe i just need to love equipment so that it will put directly in my mind ^_^

don't stop helping people reach there dreams ^_^

from york

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

great expereince

a great experience doing my idc, they helped me through all the struggling areas i needed to work on and always, and a fun few weeks doing it.



thank you bas for your help in me become a dive instructor.

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

About johnny m

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 07/29/2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the help getting through the tough areas of the course.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, because its a great fun experience in doing something quite difficult.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the past reccomendation
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. the weakest part of the idc was the long days, but it was needed and necessary.

from Coron

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC July 2014

Dear Dive-Careers,



The IDC July 2014 in Malapascua was great. Lots of information and practice exams were given. Bas did a super job to motivate all instructor candidates and helped the ones who have problems individual.



Keep the good work! Thanks a lot!!! Dennis

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

About Dennis T

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

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. 07/30/2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the combination of hard studying and fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, i would recommend! The course directors are great
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. a friend told me
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. the academics was the weakest part. to give candidates lots of practice exams and videos in advanced would help a lot to concentrate on the presentations during the course

from London

written on Aug 03, 2014 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Aug 04, 2014

5/5 stars

Entering the IE so well prepared takes some of the scare away

I cannot praise Bas van Riemsdijk's and Jason Orage's work with the group and each person individually highly enough. They were completely personal in their approach, coaching each one of us as we needed it and where we needed it. At the same time, it was coaching - not authoritarian bullying. I am delighted to say that I really enjoyed the IDC. And I certainly had not expected that. Thank you, Bas and Jason, for my new career!

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

About Anja J

Gender : Female

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. 07/29/2014
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Bas and Jason were available 24/7, no joke.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I love the way you teach, finding the right way for each of the students.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Time and coincidence
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Better relations with the weather gods? Otherwise there was nothing to complain about.