I completed my PADI IDC Staff Instructor course with Mark in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka in March 2017. I am a full time Professional PADI diving instructor and have been working in Thailand for a numbers of years teaching mainly PADI recreational diving courses. I wanted to work in the Instructor Development side of dive education so started my search for suitable locations and potential Mentors . Whilst carrying out my due diligence searching for the ideal Course Director to work with, it was apparent Mark Soworka's Dive Careers was the way to go - this was then confirmed through numerous different sources. I learnt a huge amount whilst working with Mark at Poseidon IDC, it was a great learning environment, the schedule & syllabus was slick, relevant and well delivered. All in all it was a solid reminder that I had made the right choice selecting Mark to continue my diving education. I then followed Mark back to Koh Tao, Thailand to participate in his next IDC which started 2 weeks later. Buddha View is an awesome location for diver education, with a high volume of PADI Professionals and trainees. As a working dive professional it is important and valuable that I get hands on experience and Mark allowed me to take an active role within the IDC. In the areas I was finding more challenging he coached and mentored me, this allowed me to grow and become more comfortable with the tasks required. It's been a great experience working with Mark, meeting and learning from his awesome team and all this at two fantastic locations.