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4.87 / 5

based on 323 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




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

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

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.

2 people found this review helpful

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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

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

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.

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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.

written on Dec 08, 2013 Lebanon

Added Dec 09, 2013

5/5 stars

more then good!!!!

I did IDC with them. Great people, lot of fun together. Same time I learn a lot from this very profesional team!!! Thanks

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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 07, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Dec 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Complete training and lots of fun!

Mark Soworka was our IDC Course Director. As a school teacher myself, I can spot the qualities of a good teacher and Mark has them. He's outgoing, approachable, patient, experienced, knowledgeable and always gives constructive feedback. Because of him, we all felt very prepared for both the exam and when we are let loose into the real world. I wouldn't want any other course director!



Sierra Madre PADI 5 Star center was where we did the IDC. The managers Brett and Jaki are very friendly and made the whole experience very smooth. The dive shop and restaurant staff are all helpful and polite. They've saved my butt a couple of times. I wouldn't want to do my IDC or work as an instructor anywhere else.



George Wegmann was our IE examiner. We were all nervous going into our exams and we had heard that he was tough. He gave a great orientation and we all relaxed a little. He was very clear about what he expected, was fair and always provided excellent feedback. We had to work hard, but under his direction we all feel that we have achieved success and feel prepared to make it as successful PADI instructors! Thanks George, I'm happy you were our examiner!

1 person found this review helpful

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About Derek J

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

written on Dec 05, 2013 in Leverkusen, Germany

Added Dec 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Having so much fun

We had so much fun in the courses DMT and IDC . Thanks to Marko and Criss and all the Buddha view team for making this time a special expirience.

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from Male

written on Dec 01, 2013 Maldives

Added Dec 02, 2013

5/5 stars

IDC in Sri Lanka

I did my IDC with Mark,Bas and Marie recently and it was an amazing experience.I don't think you can find a better course director than Mark and Bas.When i came for IDC i felt like i don't know anything and i'm not really ready.But during IDC they will teach you everything you need and even more.and you will never feel bored with them)))and if you have any questions just ask Mark,he definitely knows more than diving enciclopedia))so if you decide to do your IDC,do it with Marc or Bas. Guys you are the best,thank you for everything!

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Dec 04, 2013

Great to hear from you Olga and thanks for the review. Enjoy being back in Russia. I am sure the Pina Coladas are just not quite as good as Hikkuduwa.

About Olga K

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29

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. 12/16/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Russian
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. He is very helpful and fun in the same time)))
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. good recomnendation from a friend
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. there was no weakest part