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4.86 / 5

based on 310 reviews - 99% of reviewers would recommend Dive-Careers.com to a friend




written on Jun 17, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

Added Jun 18, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience with awesome instructor!

I have taken my DMT program at Buddha-View Dive Resort at Koh Tao Thailand. With their unlimited dive package, you will have a chance to assist numerous courses with different instructors. Considering the amount of hands-on experience you can gain through their DMT program, I think there are no other dive centres out there which can compete to provide anything close to what Buddha-View can offer.
Our DMT instructor Andrea was super lovely and awesome as an instructor. Thanks to her friendly, positive and professional teaching, all DM workshops were amazingly educational and fun!
I wish I had at least another month of stay to further sophisticate my diving skills. You will also experience special bonding with all the lovely people at Buddha-View. They will become your family and definitely miss them once your trip is over.

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

About NR

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
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. 7th June, 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. U.S.A.
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Please read my review.
Q. What was the best part about your Dive Master training?
A. Please read my review.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Please read my review. I will definitely recommend to my friends.
Q. What convinced you to do your Dive Master training with us?
A. I have taken the rescue course as a tryout of the dive centre. And I loved it so much!
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. None

written on Jun 01, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added Jun 01, 2015

5/5 stars

Excellent Experience

After shopping around for dive centers on couple islands in Thailand, I chose Dive Careers in Koh Tao and from the first day I started the Divemaster course I knew I had made the right decision. Even disregarding the great location, facilities and dive sites, I would have still loved the course because of the instructors. Andrea was outstanding in her guidance and lessons. She exceeded my expectations and was truly our land and sea mentor. All other instructors led from the front and modeled leadership behavior for us Divemaster Candidates.

I wanted to fail the course so I'd have to take it all over again. But instead, the entire staff inspired me to continue with Dive Careers and take the Instructor course with them as well.

I wish I could add another star to their rating. :)

Keep up the good work!

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

About Pete N.

Gender : Male

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

written on Jun 01, 2015 Philippines

Added Jun 01, 2015

5/5 stars

GREAT COURSE, GREAT FUN.

The course has been great and I felt really ready for the final tests after the IDC.
Mark, The course Director is an Encyclopedia of diving alway ready to help, give tips and an take time to make you really understand the subjects.
I will totally suggest Diving Careers IDC to my friends.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About JIMI

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Videography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech 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. may the 24th 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. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. whole
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. I will recommend
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the course director and the location

written on May 20, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

Added May 21, 2015

5/5 stars

Huge Confidence Boost

When I arrived I was slightly unsure and unsettled about doing it and doubting my knowledge and skills but the great team here did an amazing job of helping me along and boosting my confidence massively, turns out I had the skills all along! A really interactive course. A massive thanks to them all, might even do my MSDT

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

About Tudor Sartain

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 Copenhagen

written on May 04, 2015

Added May 04, 2015

5/5 stars

Best time of my life as a DMT

I did my DMT with dive careers.com and it was the best time of my life! Andrea made the workshops fun and I learned so much from her! She always had something positive to say and it really made me believe in my self. I feel that I got the knowledge and skills to work as a divemaster now and in October am I going out in the world to find a job and get some more experience before I do the IDC.
Thank you for opening my eyes to diving :)

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Katrine P

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
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. 06.04-2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Danish
Q. Which Instructor was most helpful to you and why?
A. Andrea
Q. What was the weakest part of your Dive Master course and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Before Andrea toke over. There was no team sprite and no one cared about the DMTs they all wanted to teach the IDC.
You already improved by getting Andrea to teach the DMTs ;)

written on May 02, 2015 Spain

Added May 02, 2015

5/5 stars

Great experience

My experience with my dive master couldnt be better. Andrea Was a really good teacher, Profesional and patient. She give us all the keys to enjoy and lern about the dive carrer. The center perfect and the internship people the best. Thanks

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Maria J

Gender : Male

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

written on Apr 17, 2015 in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Added Apr 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Best in the world

I can't speak highly enough about the training and quality service I received at Buddha View Koh Tao, great diving and unreal instructors and directors

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Beau N

Gender : Male

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

from Berlin

written on Apr 16, 2015 in Potsdam, Germany

Added Apr 16, 2015

5/5 stars

excellent and tailor-made IDC

Mark addressed all the individual needs of the candidates to be well prepared as an instructor! His vast knowledge combined with his long experience made it a valuable and professional course i can highly recommend! Thanks again!

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Mario

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  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. March 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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. flexible course structure and training according to the participant's needs. in depth knowledge and skill development. benefitting from a very experienced course director
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, i would highly recommend buddha view/Mark Soworka, because you get a proper course and can develop you knowledge and skill performance significantly and are well prepared to start your work as an instructor. all this in a open, friendly and fun environment
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. composition of the group, huge differences in theoretical, but also skill and teaching background; language barrier for some participants to some extend

from Galle

written on Apr 08, 2015 Sri Lanka

Added Apr 08, 2015

5/5 stars

A better way to start your Career....

Had a very interesting time with the IDC training with dive-careers.com. the 16 day training was a hard thing in a way, but it became very challenging and joyable thing with the master instructor and his own way of teaching. learn a lot and had the chance to fix our faults and to move forward to the future.

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Rasika Muthucumarana

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

Q. At which of our affiliated IDC centers did you complete your instructor training?
A. Poseidon Diving, Hikkuduwa, Sri lanka
Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. 3rd of April 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Sri Lankan
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. All of it. from top to bottom.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. yes, it is not just a training. it gives freedom to understand your faults and develop your self.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. it suits with my time and availability
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. can not say it is the weakest part. but many participants have multiple characters and their own ways of learning. sometimes during a short course like this, instructor may not be able to full understand the student. it may not practical, but if more time has given to understand the theories and real value of what we are learning, that would be great.

written on Apr 04, 2015 in San Juan, Philippines

Added Apr 05, 2015

5/5 stars

The best way to get to the top

I had a very good time passing the IDC with Dive Careers. Very interesting, very professional. After two weeks of IDC with Mark Soworka, the IE is a piece of cake !

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Matthieu D

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 darwin

written on Apr 04, 2015 in Sydney, Australia

Added Apr 05, 2015

5/5 stars

the greatest 2 weeks of OWSI course

until now i haven't really liked classes, but with this crew ( Mark Soworka as course director and Raphael Schnider, Tim Bradley, Benjamin Meerhaeghe, Vincent Van Kerkhoven as IDC Staff Crew) that was in one word: Awesome. They've got a really strong knowledge and they teach us our future work with fun. It was really entertaining and they knew how to keep us focus with accurate and modern logistics. A great thanks to all the team, it was a pleasure to learn from the best, wish the course was longer !!

2 people found this review helpful

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

About Anthony Ramondou

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Tech 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. 12 march 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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. the strong knowledge of Mark about diving activities and the way he teach was a great balance between fun and professionalism
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. without a doubt, for all my future candidate, I will guide them toward Mark and his crew, I learn a lot from them, they are really aware of what are our expectations, they are always here to help us to get thru our difficulties when we have some.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. the date of the IDC and Vincen V.K.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. the way the final exam been conduct, especially the travel between the function room to the pool.
it will great to have a better timing, and the van doing travel between the pool to the function room accordingly with the timing session between the different group of students.

from Koh Tao

written on Mar 31, 2015 Thailand

Added Apr 01, 2015

5/5 stars

Great IDC

Just completed the IDC on Koh Tao and had a great experience all around. The preparations over 2 weeks made the test much easier, which is why everyone in my group is now an instructor. Big thanks to Bas and Marie for clear and insightful lectures, Miki for some very helpful feedback, and Andrea and Ee helping with all aspects of the course... Awesome work all

3 people found this review helpful

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

About Joel

Gender : Male
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 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. March 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
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. Business and marketing lecture, eye opening
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes, professional operation that prepared everyone very well to become instructors
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. All good experiences since booking divemaster through Marie

from Beijing

written on Mar 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, United States

Added Mar 27, 2015

5/5 stars

The place for instructor training and beyond

I've had the pleasure of training with Mark Soworka and Dive-Careers.com at two points in my own diving career. I first met Mark in 2003, when I went to Buddha View to do my MSDT. Mark was both professional and relaxed and I enjoyed working with him. That positive impression stayed with me, and I brought a couple of groups to Buddha View over the years as a result. Most recently, when seeking to staff IDCs, I returned to Buddha View and Dive-Careers.com. They have a regular flow of instructor candidates, and there is plenty of opportunity both to observe and learn how to conduct an IDC, but also to assist candidates with presentations, theory, and water skills, both confined and open water. Hopefully soon I'll be a Course Director, and will be able to look back on the solid foundation in instructor training I built with Dive-Careers, and have Mark to thank for much of it.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About Steven Schwankert

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : more than 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Wreck diving, Tech diving, Ice 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. February, 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. USA
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. Numerous opportunities to interact with instructor candidates and see what problems they encounter during the course.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Few if any IDC centers or course directors around the world have as much experience as Mark Soworka. Koh Tao is a living laboratory for the dive industry. If you want to work with the best, where the best are working, this is the place.
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. Earlier experience -- having done my MSDT there in 2003.
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Honestly, nothing particular. I thought the program was well-rounded.

written on Mar 26, 2015 in Quezon, Philippines

Added Mar 26, 2015

5/5 stars

Learned a lot

I recently Staffed an IDC with Dive-Careers.com It was an excellent learning experience. Mark is top notch Course Director. The IDC was not only well run, it was fun.

1 person found this review helpful

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

About timmy b

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck 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. March
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. Mark Soworka
Q. What was the best part about your instructor training?
A. Staffing with Mark was a great learning experience.
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. Yes
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. Logistics. Lots of traveling between classroom, pool, & dive center.

from Coron Palawan

written on Mar 22, 2015 in Quezon City, Philippines

Added Mar 22, 2015

5/5 stars

IDC Staff

The idc staff was a really rewarding course.
The first part of the course was more observing orientated.
During the second week I got more experience with assisting the idc.
CD Mark and his staff are very experienced, helpful and very professional to teach IDC candidates and IDC Staff instructors
Highly recommended

1 person found this review helpful

IDC Staff course would recommend Dive-Careers.com    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About IDC Staff course

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck 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. februari / march 2015
Q. What is your nationality?
A. Belg
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. Last 4 days. Learning to evaluate and grade IDC candidates
Q. Would you recommend us to friends and why?
A. highly recommended ! Very professional
Q. What convinced you to do your instructor training with us?
A. good reviewa
Q. What was the weakest part of your IDC and why? Also please suggest how we can improve.
A. None