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4.87 / 5

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




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. Marie-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. Marie-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

reviewed Two Fish Divers - Bunaken

written on Mar 26, 2016

Added Mar 27, 2016

5/5 stars

Fantastic experience, CD and course!

I signed up for my IDCS course with Dive Careers and Two Fish Bunaken - what a great experience and a fantastic location! The classroom, pool and dive centre was really convenient as it's all contained in the resort. Loads of support from the whole Dive Careers team, not just our awesome CD, Marie-Lise Roux. The whole two weeks was great fun, both me and the other IDCS were able to get involved with the candidates and we are able to add our experiences while at the same time learning some great new skills. Recommended!

2 people found this review helpful

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

About DD

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

Q. What is your nationality?
A. UK
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux

from perth reviewed Sierra Madre Divers

written on Mar 25, 2016

Added Mar 26, 2016

5/5 stars

very good quality

we were a group of 5 candidates, we learned a lot and grow up together and we all became instructors, our course director, mark soworka, was very professional and very knowledgeable.

1 person found this review helpful

bernard le guyader would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About bernard le guyader

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. the 18th of march 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. french/australian
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. we became professional and we had good fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes of course, it did work for me so, it will work for my friends as well. :)
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. your reputation
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. i am happy with everything really

from Vancouver

written on Mar 22, 2016 Indonesia

Added Mar 23, 2016

5/5 stars

Informative. Helpful. Fun

Had a great time and learned lots. Really felt supported and like I was important...even though I know you do this constantly and teach 4 million people. The IE was a breeze after all the thorough preparation.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Roya

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. Feb, 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. American
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. Getting to know everyone who participated in it.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Over-all value
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I didn't realize that there was such little actual diving during IDCs. So it would have been nice to have a week or so before or after to have unlimited diving in the area. This is less something you can change than the resort it was done through, though.

written on Mar 22, 2016 Indonesia

Added Mar 23, 2016

5/5 stars

Staff Instructor Course with Two Fish Divers and Dive Careers

I signed up to do my PADI Staff Instructor course with Two Fish Divers Bunaken who us Dive Careers for their Course Director. It was a group of 5 IDC candidates, myself and 1 other doing her Staff Instructor course, so a nice small personal group. Our Course Director from Dive Careers was Marie. Right from day one, even after a crazy amount of travel, Marie was full of energy and ready to develop the candidates into instructors. The course was lots of fun throughout, while also filling us all with knowledge.

Even the classroom sections were engaging, rather being Marie teaching at us, they were more interactive conversations, where Marie, the Staff Instructors and even the candidates had the chance to explain experiences related to the topic being talked about. Because of this, most of the knowledge and standards were related back to the real world, to help the candidates be even more prepared for teaching after their IDC. Marie also had amazing support from her Dive Career team as we went through the program.

We even all got to dance on the table at the end to celebrate us all passing our courses.

Self High Five would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Self High Five

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Marie-Lise Roux

from London

written on Mar 21, 2016 in Romford, United Kingdom

Added Mar 22, 2016

5/5 stars

Well structured and fun IDC

The IDC was really well structured and taught. It was also great fun! Highly recommended! 100% passed

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

About Simon B

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. March 2016
Q. What is your nationality?
A. English
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. How much fun we had whilst learning so much at the same time.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because it is a really well prepared and taught course, equipping you not just for the IE but also for your teaching career.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Because it was at the centre where I did my DM course
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Nothing about it was weak.

from Durban

written on Mar 13, 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique

Added Mar 13, 2016

5/5 stars

Awesome Adventure

I did my IDC through Dive Careers in South Africa this past month and I was blown away by the amount of knowledge and guidance I was given! Having come from Mozambique and diving all day everyday to sitting in a classroom was not a pleasant thought, however thanks to Bas who was an incredible Course Director I could not wait to get in there and learn! I left with more confidence and a renewed passion to go out and teach diving to the rest of the world! I would definitely recommend this team if you want to get out and join the PadiPro world ! Big thanks to the team for all they did for us and for going the extra mile to get us ready for the world of teaching! Dive Careers gives you that step ahead and and constantly inspires you to achieve success! Top marks or in exam terms ...5/5 !!!

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

About Matt VW

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Free diving, Spear fishing

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Calypso Diving South Africa
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. March 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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Learning with an awesome Course Director who believes in your ability to perform at your best and having somebody ready to assist no matter what was required!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Definitely! ITs and awesome adventure and Dive Careers turns it into an incredible experience!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Being able to teach people what I was passionate about!
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Unfortunate dive conditions and launch organisation but that was at no fault Dive Careers. Im super happy with the team! My only suggestion is that you guys make a time machine so we can go back and have more fun again!

from Durban

written on Jan 04, 2016

Added Jan 05, 2016

5/5 stars

great service

very good preperation, more social and conversation than lecture based which made it very easy and pleasurable to participate. very happy with the outcome and would defenitely recommend dive carreers

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Ivan

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Calypso Diving South Africa
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 16 December 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. caucasion
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 fact that the course director made it fun and not feel like you are being judged
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, if i had to do it with any other organisation i don't think i would've had such a good time and maybe not have made it to where i am now
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the first idc with a different course director at my dive centre from dive carreers
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. did not really notice weak points as i was very focused on making it through, keep up the good work

written on Jan 02, 2016 in Kalmar, Sweden

Added Jan 02, 2016

5/5 stars

Review Bohol

IDC was very good we were all well prepared and everybody passed. Bas was really focused on what was important to assure good results in the IE and he gave a lot of constructive feedback during all the practice that was related to what is required in the IE.

There was one minor dissapointment though regarding the Emergency Oxygen provider course. There were some issues with the equipment initially and then it got forgotten. So despite getting a certificate I am still not sure about the use of that gear.

But everything that related to prepare us for the IE was great.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Krzysztof M

Gender : Male

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka

from Durban

written on Dec 21, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Added Dec 22, 2015

5/5 stars

It's all about having fun

We had a great time with Mark out course director and he taught us a lot I don't have any tips because it is more then good enough for me!

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

About Damian

Gender : Male
Age : <20
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Free diving, Spear fishing

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Other
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 14 December 2015
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. While doing a lot of stuff we still had time for fun
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, it's a great start in a dive career and it is very professional
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Travel reasons
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Nothing

from Altea

written on Dec 13, 2015 in Huai Khwang, Thailand

Added Dec 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Dive-Carrers for the winz!!

Started my IDC at Buddha View, Koh Tao with Dive-Careers having Marie-Lise Roux as my course director, learning was made really easy by her. Best role model eva!!

I strongly recommend it. I had some great fun, very professional made me even consider to become someday a CD myself,

The Buddha View facilities are great. very nice IDC centre and the staff is just unbeatable.

Thx Mark Sovorka for making this possible, the arrangements were perfect.

Want to become a Padi Instructor? Mark Sovorka's Dive-Careers is the way to go.

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

About Rene Haubiz

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 9th December 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Austria
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. I received a good preparation, the IE was a pice of cake
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Of course, you want to get the best training, here you'll get it.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Mark Sovorka did really well with info over email, and managed the travel down from Bangkok
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Can't seem to find anything.

from tübingen

written on Dec 09, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Dec 10, 2015

5/5 stars

awesome!

choosing Dive-Careers.com to finally do the IDC was the best choice I ever made!

having the pleasure of completing it with the best course director ever was just... awesome! THANK you Marie-Lise Roux! for your help, patience, support and everything else!

big thanks to Mark Soworka!

and to all the supportive and wonderful people of Buddha-View!

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

About gisela rigling

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 9.12.2015
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. we got prepared so good that I feel ready to "go out there" and teach!
and learning not only from our course director but also from the other students!
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. everyone should have the best training possible! the beauty of thailand comes as an extra goody!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the nice and informative email contact with Mark Soworka
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. you could try to be not so lovely! leaving will be horrible!

other than that... no way you could be more AWSOME!

from Rasdhoo, Maldives

written on Dec 09, 2015 in Wiphawadi, Thailand

Added Dec 10, 2015

5/5 stars

Dive-Careers Rock!

My learning experience at Buddha View on Koh Tao with Marie and the friendly people of Dive-Careers was even better than I was told it would be. Marie-Lise Roux is an extremely capable Course Director and she has an incredible ability to turn complex subjects into simplicity. If you are considering to enroll in an IDC, there can be no better organization than Dive-Careers to help you accomplish the goal.
Thank you, Marie and Mark Soworka for an incredible experience, you guys are awesome!

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

About Dirk Swartz

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. December 9, 2015
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. Marie-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The course is structured and presented in such a way that when you look back you find it hard to believe how much you have learned.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. It goes without saying, I would recommend Dive-Careers without hesitation, why? There can not be a better option!
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Recommendations from friends
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. I believe that you can not improve on perfection. I have not a single complaint about anything.