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4.86 / 5

based on 307 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




written on May 20, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added May 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Divemaster Koh Tao

After starting my contact with Mark almost a year before actually making it across to Koh Tao, I had an incredible time doing my divemaster with Andrea. Whether workshops, lectures, or one on one "counselling" Andrea always made me feel confident in my ability, as well as being approachable with any questions or advice on aspects I had difficulties with. Andrea is a very competent teacher and compassionate mentor, who wants all her Divemasters to reach their full potential. Not only did I enjoy my training, I also made some life long friends amongst instructors, other Divemaster candidates, and Students. Dive-Careers.com Was the first step on a career change as well as an experience of a lifetime! I am also doing my IDC and shall go on to do my MSDT with Mark, Marie, Bas, and Andrea.

If working in the diving industry has always been your dream, or even if just a hobby, The professional and friendly team at Dive-Careers will do everything in their power to help you every step of the way, and beyond your time with them, to get exactly where you want to be.

Aloha and look after our oceans!
Peace

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Glad you had such a great time Jonathan plus did so well with the instructor exam. If you ever need any help getting work just contact.

About JP

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your Dive Master training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea went above and beyond the call of duty, was happy to answer questions any time of the day and adapted her teaching method to the needs of those she was teaching A++
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. The friends I made and the help I received to make sure I had all the skills I need to work confidently within this industry.

written on May 20, 2016

Added May 20, 2016

4/5 stars

Great overall program

Dive careers is a great program to get fully involved in the diving industry. The instructors and team is very professional, fun and dynamic to adapt each course to an individuals schedule, interest or program. The best part is the unlimited diving, which is what we are all in it for!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Fabiana GC

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on May 20, 2016 Thailand

Added May 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Great job

Marie and Bas did a great job teaching us also with Matt and Andrea helping out. Attented to all our needs

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Charl

Gender : Male
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+

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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 19, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added May 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Staffing the Lembongan IDC

Mark and his exceptional knowledge made the IDC for all candidates very interesting and fun.
Loved staffing the IDC at Lembongan!

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks Kim. Great catching up with you and Bas and am sure soon you will have a wonderful career as a course director yourself.

About Kim

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

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

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on May 19, 2016

Added May 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Best mentors ever

Marie and Bas did a great job till the end, highly recomend if you wanna be prepared 100% for the IE.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Lucas

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 18, 2016

Added May 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Fantastic Time - Friendly and Thorough

I had a fantastic time doing my IDC. Mark and the staff instructors were excellent and we couldn't have been any more prepared for the IE. I was lucky to have some awesome team mates which made the whole experience really fun and enlightening. I would recommend Dive Careers and Two Fish to anyone wishing to do their IDC and have complete training and enjoyable experience at the same time. Two Fish staff were excellent and always willing to help and offer advice ranging from tips for being an instructor to fixing my regulator. Thank you to everyone:)

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review and have a great time with your new job in the Maldives. Welcome to the life as a dive instructor.

About Tristan

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May 2016
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. Yes, complate training in a relaxed and fun environment

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 17, 2016 in Denpasar, Indonesia

Added May 17, 2016

4/5 stars

Good staff & people, facilities could be better

The IDC at Two Fish Divers on Lembongan was a nice and educational experience. The staff, lead by Mark Soworka, were extremely good at teaching and knew their stuff. The facilities were not top-notch, however: the pool did not fulfill the PADI standards for confined water exercises making some skills very difficult. The pool was filled with filth (with less than 0.5 m visibility) and had so high levels of chlorine that I suspect it would have been judged harmful for health in Western countries. There was a puddle of sewage lying around next to the kitchen for almost a week. One had to jump over this puddle to get to rinse equipment. The equipment rinsing facilities were small and chaotic.

In conclusion, a rather poorly organized dive center with very nice and professional staff. Mark was an ace.

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

I am really happy that you enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. I think I even made the Finn smile occasionally. Not an easy task for someone living above the Arctic circle. And your comments about the facilities have been taken on board and used to get those things improved. Enjoy the winter that is comign with your return back to Tromso.

About gaa

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Apr 23, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 24, 2016

5/5 stars

Superposition of knowledge, perfection learning

A 20-day IDC program ended, during this period of study to learn a lot of knowledge is also know as a coach of responsibilities and duties, this is not the end of a course, but a new beginning. Thanks during the course of each a mentor and help all my students, thanks to your guidance and help me grow up today!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Jun L

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Apr 21, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 21, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing

It was a perfect and intense adventure, I don't want to change anything. Marie is an amazing teacher, the time go so fast with her. Thank you so much.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Pascaline

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. April 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English and French
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. All the confines with turtles!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I recommend because it was so interesting and Marie is so passionate

reviewed Deep Blue Seafari

written on Apr 16, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Apr 17, 2016

5/5 stars

Great IDC, amazing people and beautiful place

Scenery that cant be beaten and staff that were amazingly helpful and friendly made for a great experience during my IDC. The guys at Deep Blue Seafari made me feel like a part of their shop family and did everything they could to make my time there as easy as possible. The shop, their boats, the staff, everything was 5 stars. Mark the course director wasn't bad either. :) All in all a fantastic place to do an IDC.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Chris Bolton

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. March 2016
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. Learning from Mark
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely, professionalism and knowledge that cant be taken for granted.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Jose at deep blue seafari
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Water temp, was superrrrr cold, nothing can be done

from Montreal reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Apr 11, 2016 India

Added Apr 12, 2016

5/5 stars

The best team

I had the best time making the IDC and IE with Dive-Careers at Poseidon. Marie was a patient and kind teacher, and most of all a lot of fun. I really felt she taught us not just to pass the IE, but to be good instructors and then the IE just follows on easily. I felt very well prepared for the exam and it showed as we all passed with flying colours. The additional lectures, support and of course jokes provided by Arnaud were great. And a credit to the whole team at Poseidon who made our stay comfortable and fun. I can only recommend taking your IDC with Marie in Sri Lanka.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Richard

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Free diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. April 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Canadian
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English and French :)
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Marie the course director
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Excellent, responsive staff who manage to keep everything fun. Good value for money.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The solid reputation of Marie and Dive-Careers
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I loved every minute of it. No complaints.

from palawan reviewed Deep Blue Seafari

written on Apr 09, 2016 in Binan, Philippines

Added Apr 09, 2016

5/5 stars

deep blue seafari idc

What a great experience! The owners and staff could not do enough to make our stay and learning experience there as great as possible. The diving was awesome with deep blue seafaris many dive trips and saw many critters and flambouyant cuttlefish on night dives but now need to return for some more caves after a taster!

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review Sean and hope all is going well with work on a small island. I also had a great time during the IDC with you guys.

About sean cleary

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 02-04-2016
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. The after class learning
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, great experience with great teachers
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. a friend who also got training with careers.com
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Nothing

from Doha reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Apr 09, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Added Apr 09, 2016

5/5 stars

The course that gave my life a new dimension

Had a great two week IDC course in Srilanka. Great, honest and straightforward information. Special thanks for our course director Marie-Lise: motivated, full of energy, always a smile or a shoulder for support, 24/7, very skilled, eyes every where........... It was not "just a course", it was a new dimension that was offered to us. Chapeau Marie and thanks again for all my buddies.

1 person found this review helpful

Roland (Matt) would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Roland (Matt)

Gender : Male
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 6 April 20116
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 human part of the training was defenitally the best part, in other words: Marie was the best part!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. To be honest: pure luck
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Perhaps not having a pool or pool like conditions but on the other hand who can practice skills while a few big turtles are watching you as your students.

from Philippines reviewed Sierra Madre Divers

written on Mar 27, 2016 in Central Visayas, Philippines

Added Mar 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Instructor Development Course

Sierra Madre dive center is a very good shop for all the divers who are wanting for more experiences

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Edgar Pavo

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Free diving, Spear fishing

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. Seirra Madre
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Filipino
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. Theory and Practical applications
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. To help others explore underwater world
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Physics, need more reviews

from Lembongan reviewed Two Fish Divers - Bunaken

written on Mar 27, 2016

Added Mar 27, 2016

5/5 stars

Great IDC in Bunaken

Marie gave us the best preparation for not only the Instructor Exam but also for the carreer of a diving instructor. The whole two weeks have been well organized, efficient but also full of fun... i can only recommend to go through this great experience :-)

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Fred

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. March 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Belgian
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. efficient preparation, good balance and organization, fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. sure, it's a great experience
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. TwoFish + online reviews
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. none