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4.87 / 5

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




from Mumbai

written on Oct 30, 2013 India

Added Oct 30, 2013

5/5 stars

Big-Fat Laughing Buddha ... Course Director Mark Soworka

Fantastic opportunity to staff an IDC with Mark ... learn and observe how he integrates all his teachings with his rich experience ... interestingly spiced with humour and laughter ... best of all was the day ending by 5pm with enough time to bond and relax ... Thank You Mark Soworka ... wish You Happiness Always ... Denzil

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Oct 31, 2013

Thanks for calling me fat, Denzil. It is from all that food and beer you kept on insisting on paying for. Wish you the best for your future career as a PADI Course Director and look forward to seeing you here again in February. see you soon

About Denzil L

Gender : Male

written on Sep 29, 2013 Thailand

Added Sep 29, 2013

5/5 stars

Great!

Four course directors to learn from in one idc. How good do you want it? Many thanks to Mark, Bas, Chris and Marco!

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

About Maaike K

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29

written on Sep 26, 2013 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Sep 26, 2013

5/5 stars

This Guy Is Brilliant!

I am very impressed with Mark and his approach to the IDC. He is organised, creative and patient. His experience and knowledge are second to none and he explains difficult concepts very well indeed. Taking this course was one of the best decisions I ever made and I would not hesitate to recommend Dive Careers to anyone seeking quality for great value. Do it!

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written on Sep 25, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Sep 26, 2013

5/5 stars

A very thorough IDC preparing me for both the IE and life afterwards. Mark was very patient and encouraging every step of the way. Highly recommended!

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

About Liz

Gender : Female

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Philippines
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Cebu

written on Sep 25, 2013 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Sep 26, 2013

5/5 stars

Great Job

Great job in preparing us for our IE. Your standards are high and the quality of instruction the same.

thanks.

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

About William M

Age : 60+

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. 09/25/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. US
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. Very well presented
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because the course was covered very thoroughly and we were very well prepared.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. It was arranged by Thresher Shark Divers

from Melbourne

written on Sep 14, 2013 Thailand

Added Sep 14, 2013

5/5 stars

IDC at Buddha View

Just finished an instructor course with Mark and Marco at Buddha View so that I can get my dream job! The course was lots of fun, and met some really cool people!! Mark and Marco always take the time to answer your questions and are just all round nice guys!

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

About Georgia F

Gender : Female

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
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. I really enjoyed the confined and open water presentations. Also appreciated the marine conservation lecture.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, I felt the course was of a high quality.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Sitting down and having a chat with Marco prior to course start.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I felt that the oxygen provider part of the course was not particularly thorough, and i think that everyone should have a go assembling and disassembling the oxygen kit.

written on Sep 11, 2013 Thailand

Added Sep 11, 2013

5/5 stars

The most valuable course

Tell you more, after completing the course the first time I got a scuba instructor job.

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written on Sep 02, 2013 in Guangdong, China

Added Sep 02, 2013

3/5 stars

Good but not enough information

Good but not enough information, more information about diving or job opportunities will be better

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Sep 02, 2013

Gday Alex,
Just contact me or brett and we will always help you find work in the dive industry. So much opportunity out there for Chinese speaking instructors. Especially in the Maldives, Philippines, Bali and Thailand. You just need to get out of Guangdong. Hear from you soon
Mark


from seoul

written on Aug 26, 2013 in Hansong, South Korea

Added Aug 27, 2013

5/5 stars

Great experience!

Want a great experience preparing for the IDC? Look no further than Buddha View Dive Resort with Mark, Marco, Chris and Baz as Course Directors leading you through the intricacies of becoming a professional scuba diver. The Divemaster program is awesome, as it allows for students to take up to a year to complete and allows for all the diving and assisting you need in order to prepare you for becoming a Scuba Instructor.



The program adds a personal touch with lectures, remedial days, and a chance to work with some of the finest scuba instructors in the world. Also, on Koh Tao, there are always courses going on, so the Course Directors stay sharp and informed in the latest changes to curriculum and PADI standards.



Dive-Careers with Mark Sworka is the best experience on Koh Tao for sure! Hope you get a chance to dive with them.



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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Sep 02, 2013

Thanks Scott. that is a great review. Glad you had such a good time and hope to see you back here again soon.

About scott m

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. 08/15/2013
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Working with all the course directors, Marco Gervasi, Chris Freestone and Bas (Sebastian) Learning from the best makes the IE a breeze.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. For sure, I think it would be a great experience for them.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I emailed Bas and Marie and they sent me back the best reply.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Weakest part might have been some of the questions on the practice exams, they seemed a little out of date and worded differently on the actual IE exam. But other than that, all good!

from Koh tao

written on Aug 21, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Aug 22, 2013

5/5 stars

Idc in July 2013

I had a great time during my

Idc at Buddha view. We were a group of seven, so big enough to not be boring and small enough to have the personal attention of the course directors whenever needed. Marco and Chris have been professional but friendly and caring in the same time. We had two idc staff instructors with us as well, anh- vu and kipp, and they did a great job with us! Whoever wanna do an Idc, just go to Buddha, I can highly recommend this place!

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

About Anna T

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. 07/18/2013
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. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Small group, personal training
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Recommendation of friends
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Maybe a little less gsp

written on Aug 01, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Aug 01, 2013

4/5 stars

A great place to do your IDC !

Who could have guessed IDC could be fun ?! Mine at Buddha View was. A good team, a nice place, a great time. We were a small group and Marco and his team really prepared us well for the IE.

I would definitely recommend Buddha view for your diving education and especially for the IDC.

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

About Marie

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. 07/02/2013
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. Marie-Lise Roux

written on Jul 31, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jul 31, 2013

5/5 stars

The whole experience was great from start to finish! Big thanks to Marco, Kipp, Anh-Vu, Pieter and Chris for their support and wisdom...

Annick 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. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 07/18/2013
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux

written on Jul 29, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Added Jul 29, 2013

5/5 stars

Quality course

The course was very nice from start to finish. They really prepare you well for the IE and they take all factors into consideration for each one of the participants.

Robert P 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 USA

written on Jul 18, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Jul 19, 2013

5/5 stars

My IDC with Mark Soworka was both challenging and fun. I am so glad that I chose to do it with Mark at Thresher Shark Divers in Malapascua.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Sep 02, 2013

Thanks for the review Vicky. I really enjoyed the IDC myself. Any questions with your CV just mail

About Victoria C

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. 07/15/2013
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. Mark Soworka
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes

from koh tao

written on Jul 10, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jul 10, 2013

5/5 stars

unforgettable experience

Beginning my IDC was a daunting yet exciting day. I was nervous about the challenge but keen to work hard and get as much out of it as possible.

I had high expectations for the course as mark soworka and chris freestone come highly recommended as extremely experienced and capable course directors. My expectations were surpassed to say the least. We laughed until we cried every day and sat starry eyed as we were told the most incredible diving stories stretching way back to the '90s!

The support we recieved was invaluable, gentle reminders of how to be best prepared for the exam and practical advice for our future life as instructors was much needed and greatly appreciated. On the day the Instructor Exam began i felt fully prepared in all aspects, practical applications, academic teaching and the written exam. The course is rigorous but manageable and my confidence has increased exponentially.

I would like thank mark for making the learning fun and engaging, chris for his continuing support and being able to break down tricky subjects like physics (a drawing always helps!) and manuel jimenez for staying late and going over the coursework with us. Your combined teaching abilities are truly impressive!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About laura h

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. 07/25/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. new zealander
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 team work, both the other candidates and the directors made such a fun and supportive unit.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, it was a wonderful experience that has begun an exciting new career for me. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for the same.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. my experiences as a DMT with buddha and advice and encouragement from marie roux and chris freestone.