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4.87 / 5

based on 317 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




from Palermo

written on Oct 29, 2015 in Palermo, Italy

Added Oct 29, 2015

5/5 stars

amazing experience

it was a really good time with mark and all the sea spirit staff of taormina...mark is an incredible source of diving knowledge, you can just learn from him, and is a very good person...and then the the location was wonderful...i would it recommend to everybody

2 people found this review helpful

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

About marco calcavecchia

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Cave diving, Wreck diving, Ice diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Sea Spirit Diving Taormina Sicily
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 26-10-2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. italian
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 of course
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. all the positive feedbacks i found on internet

written on Oct 21, 2015 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Oct 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Staffing an IDC

To get my credits towards my Master instructor application I staffed an IDC in Bohol with Dive careers.
CD was Bas. He gave me a lot of opportunities to staff different presentations, both in and out the water.
The IDC was done with a perfect pace, enough time for both self study as guided study!
All of the candidates were more than well prepared for the IE and passed fluently !
Wreereew recommended :)

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Vince

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 Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

written on Oct 20, 2015 in Cebu City, Philippines

Added Oct 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Relaxed instruction, focused achievement

Well prepared candidates make the Course Director's and Staff Instructors' more effective. CD's teaching style was smooth and laid back, but with nothing missed. A very enjoyable experience to be a member of staff.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Tony Frazer

Gender : Male
Age : 60+
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Liveaboard diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Infinite Blue/Sierra Madre, Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 2 IDCs as Staff, July and September/October, 2015
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Switched on Candidates and CD
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Great location, staff and instruction
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Virtually 'next door'
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. na

written on Oct 20, 2015 in Perth, Australia

Added Oct 20, 2015

5/5 stars

A great family at a great school

Professional staff with a wonderful master instructor. These people became family for the time there and the level of training was some of the best on the island. Some great scuba classes for dive masters run most days.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Mark

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 Panglao

written on Oct 18, 2015 Philippines

Added Oct 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Easy like walk!

It was a good time during IDC. Easy, not stressing. Nice facility. Good diving.
Will come back for IDC staff.

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Aleksei Permiakov

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving, Free diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Infinite Blue/Sierra Madre, Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 13 October 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Russian
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. Getting confidence about teaching.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes! Nice atmosphere during IDC.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Because I live in Panglao!

written on Oct 18, 2015 Germany

Added Oct 18, 2015

5/5 stars

AWESOME IDC EXPERIENCE

It's a very good decision for me for choosing Sierra Madre IDC Center for my career development.

The schedule of activities, lectures, classroom lectures, confined, and open water sessions were very relaxed, and even more, very informative. We learned a lot of things, importance of safety, slow and exaggerated signs and signals, and strictly following GSP's.

The IDC classroom in Sierra Madre was perfect to conduct such courses such as IDC's, OWC's, Rescue Courses, EFR's, etc. all the materials (manequins, Oxygen tanks, defibrillators, white board, projectors, etc) made it easier and fun for us and other students, to make the everything a relaxed environment to learn. The swimming pool was excellent for such courses as well. Transport of equipment and tanks was well organized.

Overall, i would highly recommend Sierra Madre IDC Center to be the best choice for IDC Candidates. Bas, our PADI Course Director conducting our IDC, together with two PADI Staff Instuctors (Vince and Tony) were very helpful and supportive to us, which, made us successful in passing our IE. A million thanks to you Bas, Vince, and Tony. Hats off to the staff and crew of Sierra Madre IDC Center!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Nikko

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

written on Oct 17, 2015 Thailand

Added Oct 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Great teaching, great experience, great people and a lot of fun

Did my IDC with Mark, Marie and their team. we had a great time and althoug it is a lot of stuff to prepare, they always kept in mind, diving, even as in instructor, should be fun! :)
Great job guys - thank you

2 people found this review helpful

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

About PR

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 Koh Tao

written on Oct 17, 2015 in Wiphawadi, Thailand

Added Oct 18, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC training professional and fun

September class with the IDC consists of Mark and Marie. Mark has a wealth of experience, he knows the entire Padi system and teaching. Marie also has rich experience in teaching, as well as her teaching easy and fun. IDC training is easy to for the final two weeks of the IE is nervous and frightened, but fun and the system under the guidance of the Mark and Marie, both have a nice week and full, while building a strong self-confidence to complete my IE test. Thanks Mark and Marie's careful guidance, let me enjoy the wonderful experience of a lifetime. Great one!!!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About 苏大侠

Gender : Male
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 instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 9月, 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. 中国
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. 英语
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Maire-Lise Roux
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. 课程总监丰富的教学经验,和IDC family的同学成为朋友。
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. 会的。因为你们棒棒哒!我相信我的朋友会和我一样从你们身上学到很多,同时他们还能认识很多新朋友并一起交流学习。
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. 朋友推荐。然后在和Mark和Marie聊过后我就更加确信了。
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. 考试的压力如山大。

from Koh Tao

written on Oct 16, 2015 in Wiphawadi, Thailand

Added Oct 17, 2015

5/5 stars

fantastic experience

A huge thank you to Dive Careers on a fantastic two weeks! The IDC was brilliant and prepared us beautifully for the IE. If you want to become an instructor, Dive Careers are the people to do it with!

1 person found this review helpful

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

Response from Dive-Careers.com Oct 17, 2015

Thanks Debs for the review. See, all that nervousness was unwarranted, you will make a great instructor. Enjoy the MSDT.

About Deb Matthews

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Tech diving, Liveaboard 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. October 14th
Q. What is your nationality?
A. 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. Working with fun people. It was a lot more fun and more relaxed than I anticipated.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Absolutely. We were so prepared for the Instructor examination, I felt really comfortable going into it.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. I knew Mark Soworka and Dive Careers reputation and this was my only choice.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The weather.

from Maldives

written on Sep 28, 2015 in Malé, Maldives

Added Sep 28, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC

I had time with divecareera it wonderful time I like all you a work ...special MARK and MREY I hope I will see you soon keep tach thanks v much

2 people found this review helpful

Firudhaus saeed (dhous) would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

Response from Dive-Careers.com Oct 17, 2015

Trust all is going great with work int he Maldives. Again congratulations for all that effort ont he exams paying off so well.

About Firudhaus saeed (dhous)

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Free diving, Liveaboard 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. 9/09/15
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Maldives
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. Every day
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Normal

from hallines

written on Sep 18, 2015 Thailand

Added Sep 19, 2015

5/5 stars

i really like the way you guys teach us ...

a very very good team, in joy, good mood and fun! 100% success all is said ;-)

1 person found this review helpful

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

About KARL

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 101-300

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. september 2015
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. all parts
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. of course because Mark and Marie have so much experience to share
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. meeting them couple of days before starting

from Durban

written on Sep 18, 2015 South Africa

Added Sep 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Awesome IDC

Thanks to our course director, Bas Van Riemsdijk, as well as the people on course with me, each and every moment was exceptionally AMAZING and definitely memorable! Bas has been a pure inspiration and role model for us involved in the diving industry and strive to share the same passion as he does!

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Ruark Els

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Interests  :  Wreck diving

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Buddha View, Koh Tao Thailand
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. There was never a dull moment, even during our lectures. The greatest moments were being able to chat to our Course Director after each day and being able to socialize together
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes! No doubt about it! The staff involved in the IDC as well as the standard of the IDC is outstanding!

written on Sep 17, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa

Added Sep 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Time of my life!

Bas was absolutely incredible! Not only is he a great CD, but a great person too. We got along very well and I enjoyed every minute of the IDC. It was an incredible experience and I recommend dive careers to everybody. Thank you Bas and dive careers!,

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Brendon

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

written on Aug 24, 2015 Thailand

Added Aug 24, 2015

5/5 stars

Best place to kickoff your dive career!

Experienced an awesome IDC! A professional, adept and skilled team. From very experienced Course Directors to IDC Staff Instructors. Even with candidates from all corners of the globe, they manage to efficiently and effectively adjust and accommodate the IDC to the convenience of the candidates. All the while guiding us and maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere be it in the classroom, pool or out at sea.
Truly ACES!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Gary Lyngdoh Manuel would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Gary Lyngdoh Manuel

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

written on Aug 23, 2015 Thailand

Added Aug 23, 2015

5/5 stars

100% aproved

Nice people, good mates and excelent instrutors!!
Thanks for all. I realy enjoy The IDC and Also, i recomended

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Federico

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