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4.86 / 5

based on 310 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




written on May 02, 2013 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Added May 03, 2013

5/5 stars

Mark Soworka is an amazing CD super professional and very entertaining at the same time. Also if there is someone who knows how to sell very effectively but still in an ethical way, thats Mark Soworka.

The facilities in Buddha View are amazing, live up to any expectation of a pro scuba academy.

Thank you for the great job Mark!

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 03, 2013

Thank you for such a nice review. Should I plug the value of doing a staff course now?

About Endre G

Gender : Male

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. 2011
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Hungarian
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. Lectures by Mark. They were very entertaining, funny, at the same time very useful and professional.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because I believe the IDC training in Buddha View is very effective and professional.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. recommendation from a friend

written on May 02, 2013 Indonesia

Added May 02, 2013

5/5 stars

idc with Dive-Careers.com

In plain words I see doing my IDC with Dive-Careers was the best decision I could have made when entering the professional world of scuba diving. Scice completing my IDC (which I could not have asked more from) I have not spent a day out of work. Things have gone from strength to strength while I have had continuing support from them as well as professional an positive references. In short all I have to say about this company is positive and supportive. Why would you go elsewhere is my only question. I've worked all over south east Asia in all the positions I have applied for.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 03, 2013

Glad all is working out so well for you int he dive industry and wish you continued success throughout your entire career. Thanks for the great review.


written on Apr 26, 2013 Netherlands

Added Apr 26, 2013

3/5 stars

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from preston

written on Apr 26, 2013 in Preston, United Kingdom

Added Apr 26, 2013

5/5 stars

1 person found this review helpful

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 10, 2013

Thanks for the 5stars Craig. Understand from facebook you are about to have a kid and settle down. Congratulations.

About Craig J

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. 01/23/2013
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
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. For sure id recommend. Good price, good quality program and great guys down at Buddha
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Price

written on Apr 23, 2013 in Al Qahirah, Egypt

Added Apr 23, 2013

5/5 stars

Dahab IDC 2013

Have been so much fun under the 2 weeks we met.

Learn so much to .

Thanks for the oppertunity to do this .

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 26, 2013

I guess by the spelling this would be you Hakan. Had a great time in dahab thanks to you all.!


from Shenzhen

written on Apr 22, 2013 in Guangzhou, China

Added Apr 23, 2013

5/5 stars

Could be even better !

The Time passed with Dive-Careers.com is great , because I would choose it again with the good experience .



One thing could be done, maybe, is let us learn more practical side of teaching, more in details, more personnal expereinece sharing ... e.x. : the sequences of OW with diffrent configuration of dive shop logistics .



Thanks !



Wei HE, #308553

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 26, 2013

I actually agree Wei Hei and this is why I was the first in the world to introduce the MSDT internship. I try to make the IDC as practical as possible, but just cant find a way to get a really good grasp of real life experience across in that two week schedule. Thats why I really do feel the teaching internship post IDC should be compulsory for all IDC candidates throughout the world.
Thanks for your thoughtful insights.

About Wei H

Gender : Male
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. 05/25/2012
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Chinese
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. every parts are excellents
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. CD's personality and Dive-Career's reputation

written on Apr 19, 2013 in Seuzach, Switzerland

Added Apr 19, 2013

3/5 stars

The IDC-Course is really good. The course directors know what they are doing and you will be fine for the IE-exams.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 10, 2013

thanks


written on Apr 18, 2013 Thailand

Added Apr 19, 2013

5/5 stars

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 10, 2013

Thanks for the 5 star rating.


written on Apr 16, 2013 in Hai Phong, Viet Nam

Added Apr 17, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent DM and Instructor training

The dive master and instructor training at Dive Careers is first rate.



Their programs are flexible to suit any timescale and experience level. They really know their stuff and how to help all candidates get the most out of their training.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 26, 2013

Thanks for the great review. Exactly want we want people to get from the programmes.


written on Apr 16, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 16, 2013

5/5 stars

what can u say about an idc?

Chris Freestone and Mark Soworka did my IDC and ill always be grateful for their help

and support and of course for making this experience as fun as it can be...still and idc u know?!!

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Response from Dive-Careers.com May 10, 2013

Glad you enjoyed. that support is still there if you ever have any questions from Chris or myself.


from undecided

written on Apr 16, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

Added Apr 16, 2013

4/5 stars

Work hard. Have fun.

Mark Soworka will get you through the IDC!

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 26, 2013

Thanks for the review Chris. Hope all is going well with the life change in Japan.

About Chris K

Gender : Male

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. 03/26/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. world citizen
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. Passing.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes. Passing was my goal and Mark Soworka got me throught it.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. TSD has a strong web presence.

written on Apr 13, 2013 in Aci Castello, Italy

Added Apr 13, 2013

4/5 stars

Good training in professional-divers-paradise

I really enjoyed my time with Marco Gervasi and Chris Freestone. They are two experienced divers and trainers. I was in a group of eight people, which allowed us to practice and reflect a lot with eachother. Koh Tao is an awesome place to enjoy the lifestyle of the island and at the same time, work on your profession as a dive-instructor.

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from kilkenny

written on Apr 11, 2013 in Makati, Philippines

Added Apr 12, 2013

5/5 stars

great

I had an amazing learning experience with Mark. It was fun and informative. I could not recommend this company more.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 16, 2013

Great to hear from you Ned, hope you are still enjoying Philippines. I am back for an idc on Bohol in July, so see you then at Birdwatchers.

About Ned H

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Infinite Blue/Sierra Madre, Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 03/12/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Irish
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. That the learning was fun. The preparation book had everything you need to know to pass your instructor exam. Everything about the course was just great.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Fun learning
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I had some friends who did the IDC with Mark and they highly recommended it to me.

written on Apr 10, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 10, 2013

5/5 stars

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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. What is your nationality?
A. Australian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Chris Freestone

written on Apr 10, 2013 in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Added Apr 10, 2013

5/5 stars

Go-Pro with the legend(s)

Weather you're in the (mighty big) hands of the PADI legend Mark Soworka or the hands of his Swiss business partner and fellow Course Director Marco Gervasi (soon to be promoted to legend himself) - you can rest assure that you've made a couple of right choices. One: to become a PADI pro. And two: to get there with the help of the best.

Why bother looking into a zillion alternatives if you can travel this road with professionals who have successfully guided literally hundreds of candidates before you. Besides this, I dare you, I double dare you to find a better place on earth where to do an Divemaster course or Instructor Development Course than the professional diving environment of Koh Tao.

Call me an expert through experience. I did the whole tour with the legend(s), from non-diver up to Instructor. I loved it and wouldn't want to have done it elsewhere.

Ed Regeer

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 11, 2013

Thank you so much Ed for the review and I know you and Shu visited and worked in several dive locations, so it is great to see even with that experience you still remember your time on Koh Tao with such fond memories. Hope to see you back one day soon