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4.87 / 5

based on 317 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




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. Maire-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. Maire-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)

from Wolfhalden

written on May 25, 2013 in Turicum, Switzerland

Added May 26, 2013

4/5 stars

IDC

A great experience with a wonderful and engaged teacher Chris...thank you for the course and assistance during our IE!!! Never will forget Malapascua May 2013!!!

1 person found this review helpful

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About Karin S

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39

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. 05/08/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swiss
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. Learning from Chris Experiences!
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Rescue Exercise...to much focus on the theory... Theory is a study one has to by oneself anyway but exercise in the water (skills) and rescue skills one may only learn in the groupe!

from florence

written on May 22, 2013 in Firenze, Italy

Added May 22, 2013

5/5 stars

buddha view life

I become instructor with this dive center.. I spent 4 month in koh tao. . most of this time hanging around the dive school...which becomes the main meeting point and the center of your life! and that's why it's important the choice of the school!!! This is a pretty big dive school..lot's of people all around... instructors who take care of the students.... really good service.. . and.. although there was a big number of people i really enjoyed the family atmosphere of the center!!

final evaluation:

I'm happy with my choice and I would highly recommend it!!!!



And.

1 person found this review helpful

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About Andrea

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. 02/21/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. italian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Maire-Lise Roux

written on May 16, 2013 India

Added May 16, 2013

5/5 stars

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 17, 2013

Thank you for the 5 Stars.


written on May 16, 2013 Netherlands

Added May 16, 2013

5/5 stars

Start of a new career

I had a blast during our IDC with Mark & Jonas. These guys are so professional and possess so much knowledge. We were all very lucky to attend this IDC reunion of two of the best CD in the world.



Mark and Jonas thanks a million!!



Kevin Robert van Hese

2 people found this review helpful

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 16, 2013

Thanks Kev. So it looks like you finally made it out of Blue Beach and back to Holland. If you ever need any references for work etc be sure to contact. See you soon


written on May 14, 2013 Thailand

Added May 14, 2013

5/5 stars

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written on May 09, 2013 in Bern, Switzerland

Added May 10, 2013

5/5 stars

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 10, 2013

thanks for the rating. Glad you enjoyed.


from Leeds

written on May 09, 2013 in London, United Kingdom

Added May 09, 2013

5/5 stars

The BEST IDC in the world

I completed my IDC in 2011 with Mark at Buddha View, it was without doubt the best choice I made. I had an amazing 6 weeks learning so much from all the instructors their and doing as much diving as I wanted! I feel it has really set me up for a future career in diving.



Since returning to the UK I have applied what I learnt with Mark through my instructor work. I have already sent one person over to complete their IDC with mark and am pursuading another now. If anyone asks me where to do their IDC mark is my first auggestion.



Thank you for a wonderful experience, I will be back shortly!

Ash

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 09, 2013

Thanks Ash for the great review. Will be good to catch up again in June and am sure the gf will have a great time on the IDC. Note about the language, I slowed the Australian down so you English could understand. And the post IDC stuff I agree. I have actually been off in Dahab doing some sidemount and gas blender training so we will have a sidemount intro on the idc. Also have been tossing up with Aidy to do soemthing with the vdo with the idc candidates as well. The skin diver workshop we do on the dm course. We get one of the free diving insutructors to take them out for the afternoon. See you soon

About Ashley R

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. 09/19/2011
Q. What is your nationality?
A. British
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English/australian
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. After party! Woo!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes and already have done, amount of time spent with the course directors means anyone will be ready for a career in diving and a guaranteed IDC Pass
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Packages and koh tao
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Lack of instructor con ed beyond the standard MSDT, Staff. Not much of a tech side or similar. Maybe do a day of try dives for instructors: free diving, tech, rebreather a, videography?