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4.87 / 5

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




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!

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

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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!

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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

from male

written on Nov 25, 2013 in Male, Maldives

Added Nov 26, 2013

5/5 stars

great learning and fun

Mark and bas very good and helpful course directors. gave us lot of confident through out the IDC. My friends will join your idc's in the future for sure. thankyou very much Mark,Bas and Marie

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Dec 04, 2013

Thanks for the review Ite and hope to see you again in Hikkuduwa doing the staff course when you bring your friends across. Enjoy your career as a dive instructor.

About irushad h

Gender : Male
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. 11/18/2002
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. Mark Soworka

written on Nov 20, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Added Nov 21, 2013

5/5 stars

IDC Dive-Careers.com

incredible nice time. incredible teachers. they prepare me to IE exam and I'm very happy to choose those guys.

thank you very much.

Jaime O. Garcia

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written on Nov 20, 2013 in Tha Chang, Thailand

Added Nov 21, 2013

5/5 stars

Great experience

Fun and educational!

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

About Cory B

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

from Chennai

written on Nov 13, 2013 in Chennai, India

Added Nov 13, 2013

5/5 stars

Passion, attention et jovialité

The IDC is finished, my diploma in hand, it is time to say thank you to Dive Careers!!

The course director took great care of us. Attentive, present at every minute, accessible and listening to everybody, This cocktail was the right one: 100% success for the first IDC on mainland India. For them, professionalism and being serious doesn't match with austerity but with cheerfulness. We ended up being in a studious atmosphere but without any complex, where everybody could find what they needed between lessons or extras and the bonus hours spent speaking about coral reef protection or even the Australian Baramundis! I filled up my brain with knowledge in domains that were absolutely unknown to me and Dive-Careers gave me the envy to enrich my own knowledge of marine environments. Speak with them for 5 minutes and you will find yourself with a thirst for knowledge that wont be quenches before long.

A big Thank you to Dive-Careers for making it possible for me to become instructor! And for giving me that little extra that will, I believe, make a difference in my career. And last but not least thanks to Mark for his empathy toward French culture and the help he provided on munching our croissants every morning.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Nov 14, 2013

Thanks for the great feedback Alex, and am glad the French had croissants to offer the world. Great to catch up in Sri Lanka as well and will see you again soon. Hopefully staffing the February 2014 IDC with temple Adventures.

About Alex B

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 10/27/2013
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. beer and croissants...????
The knowledge Mark gave us.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I would because after meeting 2 of Dive-Careers Course directors, I found them to be very professional, knowledgeable, joyful and most of all accessible.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Proximity

from Lorient

written on Nov 10, 2013 Indonesia

Added Nov 11, 2013

4/5 stars

Serious diving education in a fun atmosphere

Since the beginning of my diving education I had opportunity to learn in different centers (Pattaya, Madagascar, Philippines) affiliated to various organization (PADI, CMAS, TDI).

For me, Dive Careers as a very serious diving education but always in a fun atmosphere. I will certainly recommand it.

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

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Gender : Male
Age : 50-59

written on Nov 10, 2013 in Bangalore, India

Added Nov 11, 2013

5/5 stars

India's 1st Mainland IDC

I was privileged enough to attend India's 1st Mainland IDC as a Staff Candidate ,

The 2 week IDC was conducted by CD Mark Soworka , As you would expect from a CD he is very knowledgeable about our Industry , his lessons were fun & watching the IDC Candidates they were all very comfortable in his presence , Truly a great Mentor & i believe a new friend for the future.........Thank you Mark .

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Nov 11, 2013

Thanks Andy for the warm review. Hope all is working out well as can be in Muradeshwa and you are back in the water working hard. See you in February.

About Andy S

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49

from Pondicherry

written on Nov 09, 2013 in Suri, India

Added Nov 09, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent place to get your IDC done!

I recently did my IDC with Mark Soworka and I gotta say he does an excellent job teaching us to reach this level! The amount of patience and willingness to spend time with his students s much as they need is an incredible quality! I was very happy with the entire course. And I would definitely reccommend mark to my friends! Thank you Mark for a wondetful time along throughout the course period! :)

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Nov 11, 2013

Great to hear you had such a good time Akhil. Now the hard work begins as the first instructor trained at Temple Adventures, employed by Temple Adventures. I guess they have already been working you hard. See you again in February.

About Akhil J

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

from Koh Tao

written on Nov 02, 2013 Thailand

Added Nov 02, 2013

5/5 stars

Fantastic Fun!

I had a great time doing my IDC with Dive-Careers. The course was well laid out and going into the Instructor Exam I felt well prepared.

The Course Directors were amazing and around all the time to help you with anything you needed. As well as learning as much as I did, they also kept it fun and practical.

Good job guys. Thoroughly Recommended!

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Nov 14, 2013

Thank you very much Krystal and I see you are already recommending us. In the process of sorting out a divemaster and IDC course spread across Asia for Valentina. Congrats on the work in Khao Lahk as well.

About Krystal S

Gender : Female

from Havelock

written on Oct 31, 2013 in Bangalore, India

Added Nov 01, 2013

5/5 stars

Thank you

Well all I can say is thank you Mark, for your help and guidance.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Nov 11, 2013

Thanks Sid. Hope you are enjoying your job as a dive instructor with Scuba Love in the Andamans. Hope to see you down for the staff instructor course in February. See you soon

About Sid B

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

from chennai

written on Oct 30, 2013 in Bangalore, India

Added Oct 31, 2013

5/5 stars

Real Masters

Dear fellow scuba divers and aspirants, my experience with Dive-Careers was an amazing , fun filled , and a great learning experience. where i also had a great opportunity to share and teach my diving skills which i learned through PADI IDC staff Instructor . so i would definitely recommend Dive-Careers to you all, through which you can learn, enhance and enjoy your diving from the real masters all around the world.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Oct 31, 2013

Thanks for such a warm welcome here at Temple Adventures. A really great set up you guys have here. I look forward to being back in February and seeing you teach the IDC in Tamil. Once again, thanks and will see you soon.

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Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

written on Oct 30, 2013 in Bangalore, India

Added Oct 31, 2013

5/5 stars

Really friendly helpful and encouraging

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Oct 31, 2013

A man of few words, Vivek. Just like some of your academic presentations. Congrats on the IE and wish you the best for your career as a dive instructor.

About Vivek N

Gender : Male