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4.87 / 5

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




from Benissa

written on Dec 08, 2015 Thailand

Added Dec 08, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC

One of my best experience of my life. The course was intens but Bas gave me all the tools to reach my goal.

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

About Vicent Ripoll

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Videography, Cave diving, 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. 12/11/2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Spanish
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. The staf
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, because I thing that is a good place and experience
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. The place

from Koh Tao

written on Dec 04, 2015 Thailand

Added Dec 05, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent IDC

I did my IDC with Dive-Careers and it was absolutely amazing. Our Course Director Bas van Riemsdijk was very clear in everything he told and teached us. The schedule was perfectly organized which gave us enough time to attend lectures, practice, study and also gave us some time to relax.

Already in MOCK IE I felt so confident because of the good work Dive-Careers delivered that it felt as if the IE was a formality.

Big thanks againg to Dive-Careers to prepare me for my very own career in diving.

Luuk

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

About Luuk

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. 10 November 2015
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. All the fun we had during our confined and open water presentations.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Sure! Dive-Careers has a team of very well trained Course Directors added with experienced staff instructors/master instructors where needed. So many experienced divers can only make you better.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. My DMT with Buddha View.

written on Nov 21, 2015 United States

Added Nov 21, 2015

5/5 stars

No words to say !! All Credits to Dive-Careers and my Course Director Marie

last 4th of November i started my IDC in Sri lanka Hikkaduwa Poseidon dive School with Dive-Careers, when i started i came as beginner, but my course director marie she done a great job, all the time she was teaching us, make us more courage . also our staff instructor Arn. they do their best, because of that now im PADI Instructor , Thank you Dive-Careers and Mr. Mark. Wish you to Make more and more instructors as you make me. Thanks Again.

N.K. Dilshan would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About N.K. Dilshan

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 Nov 18, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Nov 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent !

Excellent course with an excellent course director.

My only advice is to explain the standart Schedule for each course and why not do a workshop (with fake student) on each course. It could take only one or two more but with this, you have more an image on how to process then.

Thanks a lot again for everything

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Julien L

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck 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. November 2015
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. Sebastian van Riemsdjik
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. The course director
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes,
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. A friend
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. See my comment

written on Nov 16, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Added Nov 16, 2015

5/5 stars

Great preparation, great Course

A well-organised Course that ensures that you arrive at the IE fully prepared and confident.
The constant practicing and rehearsals of exams and practical assessments means that it becomes "muscle memory" by the end of the Course and one is fully prepared for the "what ifs" on the IE.

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

About Alan B

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 Taormina

written on Nov 12, 2015 in Trapani, Italy

Added Nov 13, 2015

5/5 stars

Special first IDC in Taormina.. nice location !

Had a good time practicing and studying about diving. Lessons were very interesting .Our course director Mark took everyone to a very good level we all got high scores on our IE.. Thanks to all Sea Spirit team, Dive Careers and Mr. Giovannini

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

About Piero

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech diving, Free 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. October
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. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Classroom lessons.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, many IDC going on around .
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Sea Spirit
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Of course the weather didn't help us, so less wish to get into the water .. One extra remedial day would be great.

from Koh tao

written on Nov 08, 2015 Thailand

Added Nov 08, 2015

5/5 stars

session jack daniels and wine

beautiful experience, forever etched in my memory. Thank you to Marie and Marc. Being french, I thank again Marie and Matt for their support, it has not been easy but the team has been able to motivate me and their professionalism has definitely convinced me that be diving instructor is one of the most rewarding professions. See you soon underwater. And full of bubbles at all.

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

About Cyril Bodarwe

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
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. 9 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. Académic présentation
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, they are professionnels and fun
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Feeling

from Taverne

written on Nov 04, 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland

Added Nov 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Very good preparation!

Thank you very much to Mark Sowoka for have trained us so well, was a really nice exeperience. When he explain makes things so easy that stays in the mind! He prepared us very well in water and out of water so that we didn't had any problem during our exams! Thank you!

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Deborah

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography

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. October 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Swiss
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. Nice person, make things see easy
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes! Very good preparation
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. The pool very cold and the hotel was going to close - just anticipate a bit (2 weeks) & would be perfect!

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