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4.87 / 5

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




written on Feb 16, 2014 Thailand

Added Feb 16, 2014

5/5 stars

Great fun and learnt a lot!

I've had a lot of fun throughout my Idc and have definitely learnt and improved my own diving skills under the guidance of some top notch course directors and staff instructors. Would recommend this Idc program to anyone I know looking to become an instructor. Onwards to my msdt!!



Ed Robinson

5 people found this review helpful

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

About Edward R

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

from Sevilla

written on Feb 08, 2014 Thailand

Added Feb 08, 2014

5/5 stars

amazing experience

I had mi IDC course at Buddha View, Koh Tao and it was the best time ever! Thank you, guys for truly changing my life!!!

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Feb 09, 2014

Thanks Pablo for the review. Glad you had such a good time. Now get to work.

About Pablo C

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. 01/23/2014
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Spanish
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. Sure. Great experience. Loads of fun. New career and a furure in diving industry.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Always dreamt about it

written on Feb 07, 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Feb 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Course Director Bas- Malapascua

I recently completed my IDC, IE and speciality instructor ratings with Course Director Bas and his wife and Staff Instructor Marie.



I was really impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and the support I received throughout the course. Everything was explained in detail at a reasonable pace, extra time given to parts of the course I was less confident with and they also provide extra advice and help beyond the course itself. I would fully recommend this team for all professional dive courses!





1 person found this review helpful

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

About Jennifer G

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. 01/30/2014
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik

from Winchester

written on Feb 04, 2014 Thailand

Added Feb 05, 2014

5/5 stars

Great teaching, great experience

I chose to complete my DMT, IDC and MSDT with Dive Careers at Buddha View, Koh Tao, as - haveing spent time diving here a year before - I trusted their professionalism, felt at home in the environment and enjoyed the company of the other divers at the centre. The IDC was well run, challenging and enjoyable. The pace was quick enough to maintain interest and motivation, but slow enough to ensure ample opportunity to revise and review areas of weakness. I would highly recommend Dive-Careers/Buddha View to anyone contemplating becoming a PADI Instructor.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Feb 09, 2014

Thanks for the review Ian. Glad you had such a good time and that it looks on facebook that you are enjoying your time now as a dive instructor on a tropical island.

About Ian M

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59

written on Jan 30, 2014 Thailand

Added Jan 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Fantastic training

The training at Buddha View with Mark and Marco was really great. I have been very selective about the diving schools for all of my training and I was extremely happy with the IDC.

The classroom sessions were well structured and thorough and I felt it was a very supportive environment. When in the pool and ocean it was always really clear what was expected of the candidates and we were all confident going into the IE. The materials we received go above and beyond what is required and it's really clear through he whole course that we were benefiting from lots and lots of experience.

After care has also been great, the course directors and staff instructors are clearly passionate about what they do and this is a great way to start a professional diving career.



Thanks again guys! I loved every minute :)



Kate

4 people found this review helpful

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About Kate Y

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39

from Turin

written on Jan 30, 2014 Thailand

Added Jan 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Where's the 6th star?!

Two words:Awesome Staff!





3 people found this review helpful

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About Paolo M

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

written on Jan 26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jan 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Very good experience

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written on Jan 15, 2014 in Preston, Australia

Added Jan 16, 2014

5/5 stars

Marco was great

I did my IDC/IE through Thresher Shark Divers, Marco Gervaisi was my CD. Marco was great, very helpful, very easy to understand even with the accent. I feel that had i completed the IDC through him at his own premises i would have had better result. I felt that he was held back by thresher Shark Dives.

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written on Jan 15, 2014 France

Added Jan 15, 2014

5/5 stars

Very happy to have decided to complete my IDC with them. The course was well thought out and I felt very well looked after throughout....and felt totally prepared when it came to the IE. Most of all I had a lot of fun and it was an experience I will never forget. Many thanks to Marco and Dive careers for everything!!!!

2 people found this review helpful

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About Hannah B

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39

from Helsinki

written on Dec 27, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 28, 2013

5/5 stars

I did my IDC with the help of Bas and Marie in Koh Tao and I had a great time. These guys really know what they're doing and they're there to help you to be well prepared for the IE.

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

About Noona H

Gender : Female

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. 12/12/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Finland
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Sebastian van Riemsdjik

from Châteauneuf/Charente

written on Dec 18, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 19, 2013

4/5 stars

A good atmosphere, a Team which is torn off, and quality training! I did not know this centre and I must admit that it was a very good surprise to discover!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Fabien O

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 12/12/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. Anglais et Français

from Panglao

written on Dec 15, 2013 Philippines

Added Dec 15, 2013

4/5 stars

Great experience

Becoming a PADI OWDI can be a personal challenge, it can be a stressful event, tough at some points. My experience with Dive-Careers.com has been clearly rewarding, I got from the team all the help I could need, plus a friendly relationship and a lot of fun. The level of knowledge was very good and the discussions about any subjects always interesting. At the end, you reach your objective because they know their job and how to guide you to your destination.

I put "only" four stars though because of the introduction and welcome (you arrive and you don't know where you are, who is who and where you can put your stuff...), the organization and the lack of information especially before the start of the formation (for example, everyone seemed to discover that having some piece of equipment was compulsory. It was a bit of a mess to get everything for everyone...). The rhythm and explanations were sometimes too fast and sometimes a little bit unclear. It might be inevitable since everything has to be done in two weeks and yes, at the end, you adapt and the job is well done, and you forget about those "details".

I probably removed as well half a star because of the dive center. The team is friendly and helpful, but it's a bit messy, not as clean as I expected and honestly I hated to leave my gear in a wet bag on the floor. Last thing, it's said that in Switzerland, we are slow. It's sometimes true, but eventually, we got rid of the smoke in public areas (last year only though)... but well... I think I was the only non-smoker :)

All in all, my experience has been excellent, efficient and fun. And I have to admit I miss those guys already... thank you Mark, Brett and all the Dive-Carrer.com team.

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Dec 21, 2013

Thanks for the review Lionel. Good feedback. Actually had a chat with Brett last night. They are working on making better equipment storage, and asked him to send emails for candidates when they book. Tehn I can send an email package with loads of info and what to get started. Used to do that a while back, but just sort of forgot it was important. Hope all is well in Bohol and getting loads of work. See you on my next trip.

About Lionel R

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49

from paris

written on Dec 13, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 13, 2013

5/5 stars

very professional

Thanks a lot to dive careers for your support, involvement and high quality of training ! Thanks for everythings ... Padi Dady I ll remember you. You all are great people!

VA

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Vanessa A

Gender : Female
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. 12/12/2013
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. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Bas was our course director best moment when diving...
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. 100% yessssss because very high quality of training and involvement just very professional. And great people.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. thanks to Marco
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Everythings was perfect for me i have nothing to add just maybe one advice too much intense for me we could do it into 3 weeks then you don t have to rush all the time. :-)

written on Dec 09, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 10, 2013

5/5 stars

A comprehensive course with a supportive team

Dive-careers offered a truly comprehensive course with plenty of access to pool time and open water practice. Their fluency in several languages enabled several students to understand complex concepts while focusing on teaching in English. With multiple "remedial days" built into the IDC program, students were given the opportunities to focus on individual difficulties. The course directors were incredibly generous with their time, never quitting until they were confident each topic was firmly understood.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Erin B

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29

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. 12/09/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
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. His emphasis on ensuring we were well prepared.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Correspondence with Mark Soworka and other course Directors on Koh Tao made my choice clear.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I was surprised to learn housing was not included.

from Bodrum, Turkey

written on Dec 09, 2013 Thailand

Added Dec 09, 2013

5/5 stars

wasnt that easy?

Hey everyone. Before i came here on the island, i had a lot of questions and problems together. But thanks to every single person in BV DC starting with Marco, Bas, Marie even the guy in the retail shop Jamie helped me out with all of them. Anyway, had fun and still having fun. Keep diving.

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

About timur t

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 09.12.13
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Turkish
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. Any moment underwater :)
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. if any of my friends comes here for sure, who needs a reason?
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. me myself.