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4.87 / 5

based on 325 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




reviewed Sierra Madre Divers

written on Dec 03, 2016 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Dec 04, 2016

5/5 stars

awesome course

i must say that i enjoyed the IDC a lot. Bas was an amazing teacher that was on point, knowledgable, fun. he made the class interesting and easy to learn. couldn't have asked for a better Course Director. the facilities were also amazing and all that staff were fun and helpful. the classrooms were big, the pool was beautiful with a great deep end and shallow part perfect for learning all the skills. all in all i am happy that i did my IDC here. thank you

2 people found this review helpful

Mike T would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Mike T

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Aveyron reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Dec 02, 2016 in Toulouse, France

Added Dec 02, 2016

5/5 stars

Professionalism on a human scale

I attended the close IDC of Taormina in the month of October with dive-Careers. We were a small group and have advanced together to EI in now a good group spirit. The answers to the questions were always clear and data. A great experience that has led us all to pass the exam. Thank you Mark and Mary. Hope to see you again above or under the water.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Clairette

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. Octobre 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English and théory exams in french
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes for the expérience and the great way to show us the diving industry.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I already met Marie and the way you communicate wth us
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Maybe taking care of the way Carmelo can talk sometime. He could be a little bit too confident, when he should not...

written on Nov 30, 2016 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Added Dec 01, 2016

5/5 stars

Excellent dive master program at Buddha's dive resort

The dive master programme was excellent! Our instructor and mentor Andrea Warren, is the best you can have. She is super clear at explaining skills and workshops. Gives positive feedback and is focused on how to improve your skills, rather then telling what you did wrong. Make's me feel comfortable and act like a professional dive master. It's a very flexible programe, lots of opportunities to assist ow/awo/rescue courses and go fundiving when having a morning/afternoon off. The Buddha dive resort instructors make you feel very welcome during this intership of 2 months.

Linda S would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Linda S

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300

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. November 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Dutch
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea Warren
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. The whole experience!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, the balance of doing all your activities and having fun is perfect.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. The place had very good vibes and gave me a very welcome feeling. The dive school is not to big and not to small.
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. None

written on Nov 29, 2016 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Added Nov 29, 2016

5/5 stars

Asome experience

The DM Training with Andrea was a lots of fun:) and i learned lots of interesting stuff.
Great Job

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Oliver K

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand

from saldanha bay

written on Nov 28, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Nov 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Thank you Andrea Warren!

When first embarking on this adventure I was a little too confident, did not want to do much more than DM, and no real understanding of why PADI rules exist. Andrea, with a well balanced teaching style between fun and serious really guided me to a space of understanding, self learning, and the realities of doing diving as a career path. Thank Andrea

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Jeffrey H

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Free diving, Spear fishing

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. 2017 december 2
Q. What is your nationality?
A. South african
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea Warren- good at training
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. The time spent diving with buddies and learning from instructors willing to teach the " hows and whys " in pragmatic ways from experience. Puffy from junk yard #longlivepuffy
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, best price and best diving
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. The reviews
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. More scheduled fun events like -beach clean ups (organized by DMs and not just instructors). Fun games like the scuba Olympics.

from Pavia reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 18, 2016

Added Nov 18, 2016

5/5 stars

Great IDC!

The IDC at Sea Spirit with Dive Careers was an amazing experience. During the course we were perfectly prepared for the IE and we also learned everything we need to be a great dive professional.

Thank you to Mark to teach us and give us valuable advice that came from his wide experience in this industry and also thank you to Cilla, Carmelo and David who helped us during the course.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Marco

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 2016
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. All the staff was always available for question and to clarify any doubts

from Copenhagen reviewed Two Fish Divers Amed, Bali

written on Nov 13, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added Nov 14, 2016

5/5 stars

So much fun!

The IDC with Mark was the best PADI course so far for me!! It was structured and every day was well planned out. There was still time to sit down with Mark during the day if there was something you needed to work extra on, which was cool. Mark made the two weeks fun and relaxed and I felt very well prepared for the IE. I can definitely recommend it!! Thank you so much!

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Katrine

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 06/11-16
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Danish
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 IDC is an intense course with lots of work and presentations, but the atmosphere was very relaxed which is a great way to learn at least for me.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes I would easily recommend this course because the teaching style is awesome - Mark makes everyone feel comfortable, there's plenty of room for questions and there's lots of individual help if you're having trouble understanding anything
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Friends who had done the IDC previously

from Tokoroa reviewed Two Fish Divers Amed, Bali

written on Nov 13, 2016 in Rotorua, New Zealand

Added Nov 14, 2016

5/5 stars

Great job prepping for the IE

Mark did an outstanding job prepping me for the IE. The lectures we received were informative and very interesting. Our practical preparation (open and confined) was spot on. I found Mark's feedback to be exactly what I needed to hear. I would highly recommend Mark for IE preparation. I can say that after spending the preparation time with Mark, I was completely at ease while at the exam. Thanks for all the help Mark.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Scott

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 6 Nov 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. United States
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. I liked all aspects of the two weeks we spent preparing.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Mark did an outstanding job preparing us for the the exam.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. It was part of a package I booked through Two Fish Divers
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. In Ahmed, the classroom could be a bit noisy due to the road traffic.

reviewed Two Fish Divers Amed, Bali

written on Nov 12, 2016

Added Nov 13, 2016

5/5 stars

Best course so far!

The IDC was my favourite PADI course so far and I learnt so much. Really loved the interactive sessions and Mark Soworka made it really fun throughout and prepared us wonderfully for the IE! THANK YOU!

Nicole Grib would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Nicole Grib

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. November 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. South African
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. Though we took in a lot of information and had log days, it was done in a light-hearted manner and we laughed a lot. There was a great team dynamic and discussion and we learned in so many different ways that everyone had a chance to excel
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. YES! I feel like my experience was so wholly positive and educational and I hope that others have the same experience with their IDEA because it makes such a difference in how you learn not only the material but also how you grow as a diver and potential instructor and person
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. We met Mark at the previous IDC in Lembongan and had first hand experience in his teaching attitude and methods and it was a clear nod to how we wanted to approach our continuing professional education
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I have no comments with regards to this as I fully enjoyed the entire process from start to finish and wouldn't personally change anything!

from Lausanne reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 08, 2016 in Boussens, Switzerland

Added Nov 08, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing experience

A beautiful experience that thought me how to be a real professional and that helped me growing up!
Thank you dive careers and specially my course director Mark Soworka to follow us in this great journey

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Chloé

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Free diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 2015
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. Mark Soworka

from Catania reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 03, 2016 in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy

Added Nov 03, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing IDC

During the IDC I belived in myself and found all i was looking for to become an instructor thanks to Dive Careers for the great organization and professionalism,i'm sure is the best way to give a excellent preparation and a excellent career as instructor.

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Max

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 20 oct 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Italian
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

written on Nov 02, 2016 in Borsbeek, Belgium

Added Nov 02, 2016

5/5 stars

Divemaster at Buddha view, Koh Tao, Thailand

After testing a few dive schools at Koh Tao, i decided to do my dive master at buddha view. As i felt really comfortable there and the people working there seemed very professional. My feeling was right i noticed after a few days. My instructors were Jonathan and Andrea. Their guidance was absolutely fantastic. There is a lot to learn from the positive motivation Andrea has in every step of the course, always there to help out. I've learned a lot of Jonathan since i was assisting him a lot and he's knowledge and love for diving is beautiful to watch and fun to learn from. The other instructors working at Buddha View really enjoy taking DMT's on courses if you have the right mentality, and there was a lot to learn from them aswell . All together i had a great 2 months doing an amazing course with lovely people.

1 person found this review helpful

Glenn J would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Glenn J

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300

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. October 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Belgian
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea, really passionated about her dive master program. She will help you on every single step of the course. Very professional working attitude. Really talented in teaching as she will explain things in a very clear way.

Jonathan, the guy with pure love for diving! Wants to know everything about it and wants to pass on all of his knowledge on DMT's. A pleasure to learn from him!
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. You get to Dive as much as you can, there are a lot of courses going on so you can assist nearly every day! Also being allowed to go fun diving since you can improve some of your skills such as navigating and leading fellow students.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. Some friends recommended me this school and after testing out how they work, i was convinced this was the right school for me.

from Cleveland, Ohio reviewed Deep Blue Seafari

written on Nov 02, 2016 Taiwan

Added Nov 02, 2016

5/5 stars

Lots of work and totally worth it

I recently completely my IDC with dive careers via Deep Blue Dive Seafari. Our instructor was Marie-- she was fantastic! It was great to connect with someone in the classroom who has a wealth of knowledge of teaching and the underwater world! Before I began the IDC, I thought it was going to be easy-breezy... a walk in the park. Well, it wasn't. It was a lot of work, and I'm so grateful that it was-- as I feel more confident than ever to start my career in the dive industry. I would recommend this course, the company, and our course director to anyone who is looking to complete an IDC

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Stacy

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. October 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
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. Repetition of underwater skill performances
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes! Before I signed up for the course, I had contact with Mark. He responded quickly and to the point. Throughout the course, I felt comfortable and my course director (Marie) went out of her way to help in any time of need.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Originally, it was the dates. They fit my schedule perfectly. Some friends also recommended Dive-careers and put me in touch with Mark.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I would say the theory was most difficult, but also a bit of organizational skills on my (and the other students') part. I brought all of my gear with me to the IDC, however, I was unaware of some of the additional gear/materials we would need (ie. pocket mask, compass, whistle, etc). Many of us have those things, but just didn't think to bring them. It would have been beneficial to know in advance in order to avoid the cost of buying these supplies again (at the island rate).

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 01, 2016 in Strathfield, Australia

Added Nov 02, 2016

5/5 stars

Great experience, great training!!

From where I started at the beginning with little confidence in my capabilities I achieved so much thanks to Dive Careers. Your hard work coupled with the training they provide will no doubt set you up with the best future as a dive instructor!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Ellie

Gender : Male

Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

written on Oct 25, 2016

Added Oct 25, 2016

5/5 stars

Divemaster course on Koh Tao

I completed my divemaster course on Koh Tao (Thailand) at Buddha View Dive Resort. I had a wonderful time full of gained experience and knowledge. My instructor Andrea Warren was a perfect instructor. She was able to answer every question without hesitation. Unfortunately I had just two weeks for my course. It was a little bit stressfull, but Andrea and everyone else helped me to learn and to enjoy my time. If I would have the choice to do it again, I would always pick this place.

2 people found this review helpful

Marie-Lena B would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Marie-Lena B

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck diving

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. 18.10.2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea Warren
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. We were a big group and helped each other with everything. We were allowed to dive as much as possible, so we could practice our skills by our own in the open water to gain more confidence. That really helped me a lot.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes