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4.87 / 5

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




from Beijing, soon to be Berlin

written on May 05, 2014 Singapore

Added May 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Best choice!

I took part in the IDC on Malapascua from 26th February until 11th March 2014. I enjoyed every single minute of it. I especially liked the whole structure of the course, i.e. the balance of classroom sessions and practical exercises, the preparations for the IE, the patience and the overall positive atmosphere. In retrospect I must say the IDC there was the best choice.

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

About Ute B

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49

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. 03/11/2014
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. The overall atmosphere and the good balance between classroom sessions and practical exercises
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Absolutely!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. A stay earlier on Malapascua with TSD in January 2013

written on May 03, 2014 Thailand

Added May 03, 2014

4/5 stars

very nice, a lot of good people but i got stolen all my equipment, its not buddha fault but it still sucks and i think there is not enough workshops when i was there... only one every 2/3 days, but otherwise it was very nice !

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from Bern

written on Apr 19, 2014 in Bern, Switzerland

Added Apr 19, 2014

4/5 stars

Fun DM course!

Chris Freestone as a Dive Master trainer actually made this course and stay at Buddha View remarkable. He`s excellent in what he`s doing, always gives constructive feedback and makes studying and diving lots more fun! No: it was just fun and great! Thanks Chris!

1 person found this review helpful

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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. 01/31/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. german
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. see my review
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. the Workshops, especially accurate profile diving at the wreck
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Great peple at BV,always fun and beautiful divesites
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. Friends who did their DM and Instructor course at BV.
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. In high season there might be a fight for getting equipement at all. Bigger equipement room with more space storing your own stuff would be great!

written on Apr 14, 2014 in Sydney, Australia

Added Apr 15, 2014

5/5 stars

best decision of my life

I made the journey to Koh Tao with one goal in mind. To become a PADI Instructor. After the Instructor Development Course with the guidance and support of Marco and the Team at Buddha View, I was well prepared by the time the examinations rolled round. I walked away not only as a dive instructor, but as a dive instructor ready to and confident enough to step into the world and begin to teach. I can't recommend Buddha View and Dive-Careers enough! I would do it all again in a heart beat if they would let me :)

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About Kat K

Gender : Female

from Koper

written on Apr 11, 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Added Apr 11, 2014

5/5 stars

Great experience

Doing the dive master training with Dive Careers was and it is a great experience. So much, that I decided to finish the future courses with them.

The instructors were pretty attentive and professional, but friendly at the same time and other students very helpful and relaxed, so in the end of my 2 month training I felt like I left part of my family on Ko Tao.



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About Niko P

Age : 20-29

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. 04/06/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Slovenian
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. Friend reccomendation

written on Apr 10, 2014 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Added Apr 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Divemaster, IDC & IE

After doing my DM course in October I knew I'd return soon after to do the IDC at Buddha View on Koh Toa and I wasn't disappointed. Although at times the IDC was a little stressful and taxing it was very rewarding with Marco and the other staff instructors took time to explain and go over things. Cannot recommend this centre enough, awesome instruction through a wealth of knowledge and experience along with friendly staff throughout the operation.

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written on Apr 09, 2014 Iran

Added Apr 09, 2014

5/5 stars

Mark was my CD in Sri Lanka and I really enjoyed the time although we had to study hard. He prepared us just perfect for the IE and we all passed without a problem.

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About Xander V

Age : 20-29

from Doha

written on Apr 05, 2014 Qatar

Added Apr 06, 2014

5/5 stars

Intense but fun 1-2-1

I recently completed a 1-2-1 idc with bas and I cannot praise the experience enough. Bas tailored the course appropriately, speeding up and slowing down as needed but excelled in making sure I was ready for the ie, especially when considering we did not have that much time!



Overall awesome job and wicked experience, would definitely recommend bas!



Thanks and regards



Dave

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About David R

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

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. 03/19/2014
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 rapport with CD and how the course was tailored to suit short time scale!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Via TSD
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. No weaknesses... Course was perfect for my needs, enjoyable, intense, fun and fit for purpose (I passed ie no problems).

written on Apr 04, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 05, 2014

5/5 stars

I had a very good time with buddha view !

Thank you guys !

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About Corentin P

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

written on Mar 18, 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Added Mar 19, 2014

5/5 stars

professional and friendly

Very good IDC course, everything was nicely and seriously covered and explained, in a relaxed atmosphere so everyone could learn and succeed the course easily!

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from Cebu, Philippines

written on Mar 17, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Mar 18, 2014

5/5 stars

Superb Staff & Course

Clearly a well organised company with very experienced staff.

If you want to be an instructor I'd highly recommend Course Director Bas of Dive Careers,

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About Luke S

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. 03/13/2014
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

written on Mar 07, 2014 Thailand

Added Mar 07, 2014

5/5 stars

Great time.

Buddha View is big enough to meet a great variety of people and yet small enough to get to know people. A great place to learn to begin your diving or advance to a diving career! Awesome course directors!

4 people found this review helpful

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About Michael P

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

from Munich

written on Feb 24, 2014 Thailand

Added Feb 25, 2014

5/5 stars

Well Prepared IDC

Was recommended to Mark and Marco by a friend in the dive industry. Was very happy that I went with them instead of one of the bigger centers on the island. Small groups, personalized attention and lots of staff puts them above the others. Was a bit anxious about the IDC, but ended up passing with flying colors. The classroom sessions were balanced with hands on, in the water training, though would have loved a few more remedial day to dive more. All in all, great preparation of the IE. Thanks.

2 people found this review helpful

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About Charles K

Age : 40-49

written on Feb 24, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Feb 24, 2014

5/5 stars

Excellent... Highly Reccomend

I couldn't have been more prepared and confident going into the IE. Already reccomending Dive-Careers.com (Buddha View) to all DM's and DMT's who asked how my IDC went. Information and presentation preparations were done in a way that was easy to achieve and put into use. The facilities were top notch and made for a great study environment. The staff is EXTREMELY competent and professional but keep things very fun to. Without a doubt, you will get out what you put in to your professional development with Dive-Careers.com.

2 people found this review helpful

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About Shawna K

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39

written on Feb 18, 2014 Thailand

Added Feb 19, 2014

5/5 stars

intense and rewarding

Mark, Marco and Chris did a really good job with our group, after the 2 weeks of drilling, practicing and reading i feel that we are all ready for the IE.

2 people found this review helpful

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