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4.87 / 5

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




from Koh Tao

written on Jul 10, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jul 10, 2013

5/5 stars

Thanks to Chris, Mark and Manuel for their help during the great experience of the IDC.

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

About Cécile 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. 06/27/2013
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. Mark and Chris' stories
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. theory was really clear, the course directors were really patient and helpfull. We have been prepared not only to pass the exam but to be real instructors as well.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Marie and Bass from www.divingonkohtao.com, Buddha View
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. none

from marbella

written on Jul 09, 2013 Thailand

Added Jul 10, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent!

Had an amazing time on the IDC with Mark, Chris and the rest of the guys, prepared us all for the i.e really well and it couldnt have gone any smother. Thanks for everything :D

1 person found this review helpful

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About charlie g

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. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Beijing

written on Jul 05, 2013 Thailand

Added Jul 06, 2013

5/5 stars

Very successful course, pleasure and benefit from

Overall for, this in Buddha View of learning experience was grow many, here of IDC Center facilities good, teaching environment very good, we of mentor MARK very patience, experience rich, feel here of simulation test and daily teaching regardless of is requirements also is standard, are to than real of IE (coach examination) high out a raised, such of benefits is through examination feel very of easily, and learn to many things. Final results, and all the students are very well through IE.

MARK the face always smiling, because before I was coaching, choice is not a PADI, will have a lot of problems during the initial learning period, when MARK answered the student's question is never boring, and full of fun. Lunch during the study period is indeed very good, very high quality dishes, but even so, than a BBQ Party at MARK's House, that he should not compare. MARK in his students to pay for this dinner consumption, from either standard, this is an absolute feast meal, say one thing, extremely impressed with MARK's homemade meatballs!

A dozen days, does slightly tired, however, and eventually passed all exams successfully get a teaching qualification results, everything was worth it. I used to study in different diving school, we have the length, BUDDHA VIEW efficiency and reliable I am very satisfied, here would not worry about you because of lack of any formalities and delays caused by, in fact I coach through the examination of the third day got an e-mail from PADI to confirm my teaching qualification, such efficiency was very satisfied! This is the main reason I stayed a curriculum MSDT.

Overall, enjoyable and rewarding day of course, thank you to all those who worked to that end:)

1 person found this review helpful

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

About YUE L

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. 06/27/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. China
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. Course Director and the Quality of course.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, of course.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The great help from Jaki, she gives me all details what I need.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I do enjoy everything, nothing to complain.

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

3 people found this review helpful

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

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

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

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.

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

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. ..