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4.87 / 5

based on 327 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




written on Jun 01, 2016

Added Jun 01, 2016

5/5 stars

I discover something amazing

This winter, i try for the first Time of my life diving ! Now i'm a dive master.
That was a great experiance, and everybody give me this passion of diving!
I discover a new professional world, and i'm gonna work on it soon.
Thanks to buddha view, all the instructor and dive master ego teach me !
Bertrand

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Bertrand B

Gender : Male

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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 25, 2016 Indonesia

Added May 26, 2016

5/5 stars

Amazing course director

Doing the IDC with Dive Careers and more specifically with Mark Soworka, was for sure the right choice. We had 12 solid days of preparation including a lot of theory and GSP exams which made us 100% ready for the IE. The inwater preparation was also great as we had to demonstrate and brief several skills in both confined and open water. A few days before the exam, we also had a mock IE which allowed us to put ourselves in the propel exam conditions!
Sharing my IDC experience with others, I realized that we had much more training than usual which made all of us succeed! I will highly recommend Mark! Also the people at Two Fish have been very useful during the whole course which could be a bit stressful. Special thanks to Frederic Brysse, Brice, Rowan and Danielle Drury

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review, Rhome with the accented e. Sorry, cannot find it on the keyboard. Have a great career in the dive industry and am sure to see you again soon. Say hi to Max for me when you get to Bunaken.

About Rhomé

Gender : Female

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
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. He is passionate about his job
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes as explained in the review the preparation was very complete and made us arrive at the IE completely ready
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Someone recommended you to me
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The facilities of the resort and open water conditions. The pool was not deep enough with very poor visibility and the open water training was in a place surrounded by lot of boats not really paying attention to divers

from Pondichery

written on May 24, 2016

Added May 24, 2016

5/5 stars

A professionnal training in a funny environnement!

I did my Divemaster with Dive Careers, in Koh Tao - Thailand.
I enjoyed it very much, the content of the course is highly interesting, all the instructors are available to help you do your skills and learn more! A lot of workshops are organized by the DC, which gives the student a lot of different skills, related to mapping, guiding, bridefing, etc.
And all that in a really friendly environnement!
All i have to say is thank you for the great training!

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks a lot, Nico! It was a pleasure teaching you, and you'll be a great Divemaster for sure! Come for a drink tonight at my place and we'll celebrate your success in the Divemaster course :) - Julien

About Nicolas D

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Tech 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. In April / May 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. French
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea, for her availability and the goods tips during the workshops
Julien, for the quality of the theory classes
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Tacking customers to dive :)
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because the training in Buddah View was very complete, a lot of workshops, courses to assist, customers to guide, and all that in a friendly way!

from Seattle

written on May 20, 2016

Added May 21, 2016

5/5 stars

Wonderful Experience

Wonderful experience with Buddah View Dive Resort participating in the Divemaster Internship. They had a very solid education structure and great learning opportunities throughout the course. It was amazing to be able to complete the course on your own timeline either in a short 2 week period or a longer 2 month experience. This is a program that you can really get out of it what you put into it. There was good support throughout the experience and I walked away with a wonderful knowledge base with diving and a fantastic experience.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Kirsten

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Free diving, Liveaboard 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. 19/4/2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, wonderful experience with the company. Great time with both the instructors and the other students going through the course.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. Location, length of time offered to do the course.

from Jakarta reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on May 20, 2016 Indonesia

Added May 21, 2016

5/5 stars

Professional & fun

If you are considering a professional dive career than look no further, @ Dive-Careers they know what it's all about.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com May 28, 2016

Thanks Ben. Good luck with setting up the First Aid training in Jakarta. If you ever have any questions just mail. See you soon

About Ben

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Ice diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 20+ years ago
Q. What is your nationality?
A. NL
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. Will recommend
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Online reviews

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. Marie-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