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4.87 / 5

based on 336 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jul 28, 2016 Thailand

Added Jul 29, 2016

5/5 stars

Great experience, great training , great people!

A committed teaching team, learnt a lot more than just the necessary for only passing IDC! All the keys to become a great instructor !

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Anna

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. July 16
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. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Presentations
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I would definetly recommend dive Carreer:
- great tips all along the 2 weeks training
- great network to find a job
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The course directors : mark and Marie
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Maybe could have added a little bit more theory lectures

written on Jul 28, 2016 Indonesia

Added Jul 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Top Course Director!

I can only recommand course director Mark Soworka if you plan to become a dive instructor :)
He not only prepares you for the exam, he adds extra courses about marine life, equipment and has a lot of anecdotes to share with you that will prepare you for your future carreer as an instructor!

5 people found this review helpful

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

About Melissa

Gender : Male

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

written on Jul 27, 2016

Added Jul 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Great DM course, brilliantly run!

I started my PADI Divemaster course in April and took about 2 months to finish it. We had quite a few DMTs doing it at the same time, with people finishing and new people arriving every now and then. This must have been quite challenging to organise, but Andrea, who runs the DMT-program at Buddha View, did a fantastic job throughout.

We had a very professional schedule that was repeated every 2 weeks, so that everyone had the opportunity to do every workshop multiple times during their course. There were sensible breaks in between the workshops to make room for assisting with courses, doing fun dives and studying for the exam. Andrea was always available for questions and was very flexible and understanding when it came to injuries and problems. She even said we could just ask for a specific workshop the be scheduled on demand if we really needed it!

As for the workshops themselves, most of them were taught by Andrea and some were taught by Tim, another instructor who helped out with the program. We got great and comprehensive explanations for every workshop and practised every aspect of divemaster work either under supervision or via peer review together with the other DMTs. There was always detailed feedback on our performance with pointers towards areas that could use improvement (but even that was delivered in a very positive manner).

I really loved this course and think I got way more out of it than anyone could expect. Not only did I get a great education on how to be a divemaster, Andrea even sent advice when I was sick/injured, she hung out with us outside of the course, offered advice on where to buy equipment (and what) and gave tips about living on Koh Tao in general.
When I wanted to sign off, she basically started sending my info the second she had all the paperwork, despite being sick at the time (I could have waited, get some rest instead :-/ ) because I had a job lined up.

I was very impressed by the DMT program and would recommend it to everyone!

5 people found this review helpful

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

About Juliane G

Gender : Female
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. June 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. It was recommended to me by the dive school I did my Open Water course with.

from Cheltenham

written on Jul 13, 2016 in Nonthaburi, Thailand

Added Jul 14, 2016

5/5 stars

Hands down the Best place to learn.

Before coming to Koh Tao, we were unsure of which dive school to chose due to the numerous of options. But after a long research we narrowed down our options and come acroos dive carrers. Im glad we did, the last 2 months me and my girlfriend spend along training with intructors and course directors. Dive carrers has an amazing system in place that made everything easy and fun. Now i am a instructor and i cant wait to get some experience and start my MSDT. Thanks dive carrers.

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Carlos O

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

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. June 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Brazilian

from Johannesburg reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jul 05, 2016 South Africa

Added Jul 05, 2016

5/5 stars

Professional and always punctual

Excellent standard of teaching, professional and always punctual. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to do their IDC.

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Brody Odendaal

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

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 19th of june
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes I would, because I was well prepared for my IE and anyone would be after doing it with Dive Careers
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Free T-shirt

from Chester, UK

written on Jun 21, 2016

Added Jun 22, 2016

5/5 stars

Diving with you guys is how diving should be

It's hard to sum up my 5 weeks in Thailand learning to be a DiveMaster with scuba tribe through Buddha View. But I will say that it has been the most wonderful experience. My tutor - the wonderful Andrea Warren, has been the most experienced, helpful, thoughtful, knowledgable and kind guide. She has taught me things I'll never forget. She helped me to see and understand the things I couldn't get to grips with (rdp table!!) She is a credit to the organisation and I because of her I hope to return to complete my IDC hopefully this year. I made some friends for life and had the best time. If you're thinking of learning to dive or taking your advanced to the next level and eventually becoming an instructor I would highly recommend the Buddha view family!

3 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 23, 2016

thanks Jenni. You have made Andrea really happy. It is always great to see people gain so much from the experience and look forward to seeing you back for the IDC soon.

About Jenni S

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100

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. 3/6/16
Q. What is your nationality?
A. British
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea warren was wonderful. A great guide, mentor and friend. So knowledgable.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Being made to feel special and part of the family.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes indeed. Because when you're learning something new it's nerve racking, to be in a place where you feel welcome and people want to help you is a good thing.

from Spiegelau reviewed Calypso Diving - Dive-Careers Africa

written on Jun 19, 2016

Added Jun 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Excellent IDC!

The IDC in Durban went really well, mostly because of Marie-Lise Roux. She prepared us perfectly and helped us all the way throughout the IDC. Thanks again.

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Phil

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. May - June 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. German
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. The sessions after classroom
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The location
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The organisation of the dives and heaps of changes that happened without us knowing.

from Thailand

written on Jun 18, 2016 Thailand

Added Jun 19, 2016

5/5 stars

Extremely professional, enthusiastic, consistent instructors

I had an amazing time studying fir my DiveMaster. I intend to continue my training in the future with Dive-Careers.

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 19, 2016

Thanks for the review Jill. Hope all is goign well with beign a school teacher and look forward to seeing you back for the IDC soon

About Jill D

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 51-100

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. March 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. English
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea Warren- fantastically enthusiastic about scuba diving and completely knowledgable about PADI theory. Lovely personality and professional at all times.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. It was consistent and fun.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely because of the great experience I had with Mark 's team.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. I did the EFR and the Rescue and I was so impressed with the training I continued. I love diving too.
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. None of it.

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jun 09, 2016

Added Jun 10, 2016

5/5 stars

Mark the miracle man!

Couldn't have been happier with my IDC experience with Mark. I call him a miracle worker as the person that walked through the door at the start to when I walked out at the end are two very different people. I'm extremely happy with the outcome and feel that he trained us to a very high standard which meant that the exam was a breeze for all of us. Mark's years of experience are very evident in the way he teaches, he has it down to a fine art.

2 people found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Jun 19, 2016

Thanks for such a great review. I definitely did not feel like a miracle worker the morning after the IE party. Trust life as a dive instructor is going great.

About Nicole

Gender : Male

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

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.