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4.87 / 5

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




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

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

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

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