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4.87 / 5

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




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!

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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


from Gili Trawangan

written on Apr 09, 2013 in Blitar, Indonesia

Added Apr 09, 2013

5/5 stars

Fun!

I had such a good time during my IDC! But also the knowledge and diversity of minds where very good. I loved having 2 CD's the more people the more they know the more I learn.



They also have a great incentive programme!!!

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About Esther 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. 10/18/2012
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. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The fun! I loved going in every day.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes I would. Because its a good and trustworthy programme.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Friends

from Nottingham UK

written on Apr 08, 2013 in Nottigham, United Kingdom

Added Apr 08, 2013

5/5 stars

Excellent!

I did my IDC and IE at Buddha View, Koh Tao in December 2012.



It was nothing short of exceptional. The course was superbly run by both Chris Freestone and Marco Gervasi. All aspects of the IE were covered in detail and it was made sure that all candidates were good in every part of both the practical and theory sides of becoming an instructor.

I can not praise both the course and the course directors highly enough, there was a great deal of professionalism and also the right amount of fun to create a great bond between the students I went into the IE with supreme confidence. I passed as did all the other candidates.

I would recommend dive-careers to anyone hoping to become an instructor.



John Stachura #298636

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About John S

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. 12/13/2012
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. Chris Freestone
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Everything, the best part was how the course was taught with fun in mind as well as professionalism
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely- it is a great experience
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Chris Freestone and previous candidates

written on Apr 08, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 08, 2013

5/5 stars

1 person found this review helpful

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from London

written on Apr 07, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 08, 2013

5/5 stars

Scott Smith - July 2012 IDC

Very proffessional and well structured course. You could tell all the staff had losts of experience and knew exactly what they were doing. I also had a great time and met a lot of really awesome people. I would recommend Buddha View to everyone looking to do their IDC, but particularly Course Directors Chris Freestone and Marco Gervasi.

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About Scott S

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. 07/24/2012
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. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The fun we had!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes i would recommend Buddha View due to the staff being very experienced and a very well structured course making you confident and very capable by the time the instructor exams come around.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Your logo is a Trigger fish!

from Aarwangen

written on Apr 07, 2013 in Allschwil, Switzerland

Added Apr 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Great education level and a lot of fun

I've done both DM and OWSI with Dive-Careers.com, and namely with Buddha View @ Koh Tao. I really love very friendly, family like atmosphere in the team. Those who has done DM with Buddha View were clearly distinct during IDC due to their high level of skills and knowledge. I was able to start teaching OWD, AOWD, EFR and Rescue right away. I think it's the best characteristic of the school. Thanks Mark, thanks Buddha View team!

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 11, 2013

Of course will love to see you guys back escaping another cold european winter again soon. Thanks for such warm hearted comments.

About Oleksiy K

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. 01/13/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Ukraine
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. High education level and a friendliy atmosphere in the team
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes. Good start for a carrier, fair conditions (diving @ Koh Tao is generally cheap)
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Previous experience during DM

from Koh Tao

written on Apr 06, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 07, 2013

5/5 stars

Great Experience

The IDC with Dive-Careers is a unique experience, 3 top rated course directors with a world class program that guides you through learning how to teach and be a highly employable Instructor.

1 person found this review helpful

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About Manuel 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. 03/25/2013
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Spain
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. Having world class Course Directors available to answer all the questions and give us feedback on every aspect of our training.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely, the program is one of the best learning experiences I ever had.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Quality of the program, Course Directors previous experience.

from Tehran

written on Apr 06, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 06, 2013

4/5 stars

MSDT

Thanks for asking my feedback.

For getting more experience, Buddha View is a good selection, specially with its friendly staff.

I may recommend that someone should assign MSDT and DM candidates to Instructors. This way you will be sure that candidates can get more experience from different instructors and also will organize the program. I've noticed that in some courses there are so many assistants.

For candidates is also better, because they will know what to do and they do not need to follow/find instructors.

I want to seize the occasion and thank you again for helping me to get more experience.

Best wishes.

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Response from Dive-Careers.com Apr 11, 2013

Thanks for the feedback Masoud and glad you enjoyed another trip back to Buddha View. Hope to see you back staffing idcs in the future. I think your points are pretty valid. I will pass them onto Chris so that he can keep more of an eye on the assisting. thanks

About Masoud G

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your MSDT Internship?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your MSDT Internship?
A. 03/30/2011
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Iranian
Q. What was the best part about your MSDT Internship?
A. Friendly staff
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What convinced you to do your MSDT Internship with us?
A. Cost and adequate student divers

from london

written on Apr 04, 2013 in London, United Kingdom

Added Apr 04, 2013

5/5 stars

idc

definetly do idc abroad warm water, free dives, loads of new and different people from different countries. the school is nice and large loads of divers and trips every day

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About chris t

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. 03/28/2013
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. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. meeting loads of people and the instructures
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, i enjoyed my experience
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. my instructor recomended them