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4.87 / 5

based on 324 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




from Schwertberg

written on Jul 05, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jul 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Had a great time

I was very happy to do my IDC with Mark and Chris. Before I started it took me a long time to decide if I want to become an instructor but already after the first days I knew it was right. Listening to the two of them was very interessting. I love learing from different people and due to their experience and their way of teaching it was a pleasure listening to them.

The preperation for the IE was very good. This is also proved by the fact that we all passed. I think we were a great group and good at working as a team. It was a lot of fun and a pleasure for me to work with all the others.

I am already working, doing a lot of DSD and Scuba Reviews at the moment and althought I am still nervous, especially with the DSD I think the cours prepared me really well. I can't wait to do my first OWD-Course. Knowing myself before this I will again be nervous but I feel well prepared.

Thank you very much Mark and Chris.

Dani

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About Daniela M

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. 06/27/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Austria
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 lectures, so much new and interessting information
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. see review at the beginning
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I like Chalok, friends did it with you before, I knew some people from buddha

written on Jul 02, 2013 in Lahaina, United States

Added Jul 02, 2013

5/5 stars

SUPER AWESOME GREAT

Had a fantastic time and want to give a thanks to everyone that helped in my course. I couldn't have asked for a better time

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written on Jun 28, 2013 Thailand

Added Jun 29, 2013

5/5 stars

IDC Koh Tao and the Mark of excellence

My journey into diving began many years ago and after much travelling and working I have seen many dive schools and dive professionals. Signing up to become an instructor was not a decision I took lightly. Mark Saworka is a man with unparalleled experience and is adept at transferring his passion for the underwater world with an, as yet unchallenged, number of true life stories, that made me laugh for most of the day. His ability to engage, teach and mentor is admirable and leaves you with an excellent role model to carry into your future. Between Mark, Chris and Manuel, i felt relaxed and fully prepared for the IE which I passed with flying colours. If you want to become one of the best instructors with a distinctive flare for teaching with passion and unlimited experience come to Koh Tao. Thank you Mark and the team, I would recommend you highly and will continue to do so x

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About Lisa C

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49

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. 06/27/2013
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. Mark Soworka

written on Jun 25, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

Added Jun 25, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent preparation

All my questions were answered and I felt completely prepared entering the IE... Thanks for the support Mark...

1 person found this review helpful

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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. What is your nationality?
A. US
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. Australian
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The attention given to my specific weaknesses
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Because I had a great time and passed along with all my course mates
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. can't pick out anything glaring

written on Jun 24, 2013 Thailand

Added Jun 25, 2013

4/5 stars

IDC DIVE CAREERS KOH TAO

After hearing so many good things about Mark Soworka and the operation that he runs here, I decided to do my IDC course at Buddha View in Koh Tao.



I am really happy that I have made this choice. Mark has a huge heart and a big personality. He is very knowledgeable and up to date with all diving/ PADI related info and changes.



He always takes time to answer your questions, even if he is super busy. He was very understanding and supportive when I had to take a few days off from the course to deal with my partner breaking his hand. The training facilities were of a good standard. Lunch was provided in the IDC part of the course, and the option for after hours study was there almost every day.



I would also please like to mention CHRIS FREESTONE, the assisting Course Director from Buddha View for our IDC.

I hope that in writing this, that it would be possible for Chris to receive any recognition that you may be able to award him.

He is a fantastic and inspiring role model, he is capable of talking to and accommodating the needs of people from all different walks of life.

In the times that Mark was too busy to answer my questions, Chris was always there to help me with any issues I had on theory and practical assessment. If he was not sure of the answer for something, and I thought he would forget, but the next day he had the answer written on a piece of paper to explain it to me.



He is a very humble and kind teacher, and I feel privileged to have learned the things I did from him. Everybody in the class feels the same way.

I believe that Dive-Careers at Buddha View Koh Tao would be no where near the standard it is without Chris Freestone.



Please, if there is anyway you can pass this message on to him, he really deserves it.



3 people found this review helpful

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written on Jun 20, 2013 in Paris, France

Added Jun 20, 2013

4/5 stars

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written on Jun 19, 2013 in Hyderabad, India

Added Jun 19, 2013

5/5 stars

awesome

best people around the world are working with buddha view,feels great being a part of buddha view

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

About kuldeep y

Gender : Male
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. 05/08/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. indian
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. bass n chris n all were awesome
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. evrything
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. they r friendly n best proffesionals

from heesch

written on Jun 19, 2013 in Vorstenbosch, Netherlands

Added Jun 19, 2013

4/5 stars

Buddha view, top notch

i had a great time, i met great people.. but im glad i can go to the next destination now!!



koh tao was great, but there is a lot more to discover around the world!

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About Andy v

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

written on Jun 18, 2013 in Barking, United Kingdom

Added Jun 18, 2013

5/5 stars

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written on Jun 18, 2013 in Cagnes, France

Added Jun 18, 2013

5/5 stars

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from Malapascua

written on Jun 07, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Jun 08, 2013

5/5 stars

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About Jake M

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29

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. 05/23/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Canadian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Chris Freestone
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Talking with Mark for over a yea

from someren

written on Jun 07, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Jun 07, 2013

4/5 stars

good,clear lessons,good decision made by course director,to sit hte IE 1 week later in dumaguete.

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About johnny h

Gender : Male
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. 05/22/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. dutch
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. english
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Chris Freestone
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the end;)
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes,why not:)
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. ...
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. ..

from koh tao

written on Jun 06, 2013 in Albi, France

Added Jun 06, 2013

5/5 stars

happy days

i spent a good time with you, it was really nice to dive in warm water and with fun people . see ya soon !! :)

1 person found this review helpful

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About jeff

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. 06/15/2012
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
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. restaurants
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, because you're fun
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. fun dives for free !!!
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. more cookies for the morning

written on Jun 06, 2013 in Chiusi, Italy

Added Jun 06, 2013

5/5 stars

1 person found this review helpful

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About This user

Age : 20-29

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 Ashland, OR

written on Jun 06, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jun 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Truly an excellent experience. The IDC with Marco and Chris was top-notch and while that experience alone would warrant a five star review, it was the MSDT that put Buddha View above and beyond everyone else. The experience that I gained was invaluable and will serve me for the rest of my career. The staff at Buddha is fun and they really make learning a priority for you. To top it off, Buddha is one of the busiest dive shops in the world so you get plenty of real world experience that cannot be found anywhere else. I would highly recommend Buddha to anyone considering any type of course, especially the IDC and MSDT.

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About Andrew C

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. 03/28/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. American
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. The people around me and the friendships I made.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, the environment for learning and gaining experience is excellent.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Price and Reputation
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Sometimes things were not covered to the depth I would have liked. This was probably more a flaw with the PADI IDC than Buddha View but sometimes I felt like boxes were simply checked rather than total instruction provided. Again, I would imagine this is common to any IDC but is something that could be improved on. (For a specific example: Nitrox instruction was a little bit lacking)