All you ever wanted to know about:

Dive Bandos - Maldives

Simple Life Dive Resort - Koh Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
Review Summary

5 / 5

based on 25 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Dive Bandos - Maldives to a friend




About Dive Bandos - Maldives

Worldwide dive professional training and job placement. PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course), Divemaster and Instructor internships and other dive professional courses conducted globally in many languages. Courses conducted by Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka and his team of highly qualified instructors and PADI Course Directors. Real job opportunities as a professional diving instructor.

Mission
Worldwide professional dive training programs that increase career opportunities for our dive professional candidates.

Description
PADI Divemaster and Dive Instructor programs conducted throughout South East Asia. Dive professional internships that really do benefit from our years of experience and network throughout the dive industry, giving you genuine career opportunities in a great industry. We run training programs on Koh Tao, Thailand, Bohol and Malapascua, Philippines and Sri Lanka. This gives you genuine dive job opportunities. Courses conducted in English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. Contact us for your start in the dive industry.


Languages

German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian, Dutch; Flemish, Chinese


Affiliations

PADI


Services

Dive training, Diver certifications, Non-profit organizations, Dive Instructor Internships, IDC Staff Instructor, MSDT, Instructor Development Courses, Course Director Preparation Courses, Tech Diving


Shop media

Visitor uploaded media

Contact Dive Bandos - Maldives

Simple Life Dive Resort - Koh Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand


Mark Soworka





reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Apr 14, 2020

Added Apr 14, 2020

5/5 stars

IDC Bandos Island in the Maldives with Mark Soworka

This IDC was an excelent course and most recommended ! not only in it's thorogh preparation for the IE exam but also stregthning ones personal diving skills and thinking as a dive instructor.
Mark's teachings were so enjoyable full of humor and informative with a sence of caring throught the course.
Be ready for long hours but well worth it as we were well prepared for the final exam.
Would like to thank Mark and his excellent team for all their help and good vibes !

This user would recommend dive-careers.com


from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Apr 09, 2020

Added Apr 09, 2020

5/5 stars

One of the greatest experience in life

Mark is much more than a platinum course director for me. During the course he helped, guided and encouraged me through the most difficult time. He is not only teaching you how to pass the IE but also how to teach your further students with integrating your own style in real life. I learned so much more during those amazing two weeks and trust me that was the most amazing feeling in my life. I walked into the course with many doubts and passed my IE with full confident. I would like to thanks Mark and the dive careers team to make my dream come true. Looking forward to continue my education with this amazing team in the further.

Emma Zhang would recommend dive-careers.com

About Emma Zhang

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 28, 2019

Added Oct 28, 2019

5/5 stars

Highly Recommend Bandos IDC

I can't imagine a better location or better teachers for your IDC. Mark and his team are extremely knowledgeable and relaxed. There's no doubt that they'll give you the confidence and guidance to succeed throughout the course and as instructors.

John would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Nov 01, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review John. Bandos truly is an excellent location. Glad you had a great time and trust all is going great finding work in Australia as a dive instructor

About John

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

from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Aug 06, 2019

Added Aug 06, 2019

5/5 stars

Learn from the best course Director

I did my Staff instructor course with course director mr. mark Soworka he is one of the best course Director in the world. during the IDC I learned a lot from him and his team Ashraf , aaron, those who wants to become a dive instructor or to do your staff course there is no better place to go, simply choose dive bandos with dive careers

Ali mohamed would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Aug 10, 2019

Thanks Ali for the great review of your recent Staff Instructor course on Bandos, Maldives. Trust your new position as a dive shop manager is goign great and look forward to seeing you again soon. Hopefully when I am back for the next IDC end of September.

About Ali mohamed

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Free diving

from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Jul 02, 2019

Added Jul 02, 2019

5/5 stars

VISIBLE

he was good with professional most of all independent.always believe actually extending our knowledge

sappey would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Aug 06, 2019

thanks Sappey for the warm review. Look forward to seeing you in Maldives when I am back this September for the next IDC on Bandos.

About sappey

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Jun 30, 2019

Added Jul 01, 2019

5/5 stars

Amazing Well Organised Dive Company

The quality of education goes above and beyond what is required for the Instructors Exam and really teaches you how to be an instructor in real life situations
Always on hand to answer all our questions and make our day memorable.
Thanks Dive Bandos 
with dive-careers.com

Amr Wakie would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Aug 06, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review Amr. How's life going as an instructor? Will catch up with you back on Bandos this Septmber when you use the excuse to come donw for some more specialties. See you soon

About Amr Wakie

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Jun 28, 2019

Added Jun 28, 2019

5/5 stars

Best decision Ever

Couldnt have asked for more from Mark or the course. Marks teaching is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed being there

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Jun 30, 2019

Thank you Mark for the review of the Bandos, maldives IDC, Turned out to be a bit of an aussie affair with you and Henry as well. Look forward to catching up again soon. Maybe think about Koh Tao for an internship and a look at a bit of a different dive industry.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Jun 28, 2019

Added Jun 28, 2019

5/5 stars

Best place to do IDC

During my 19 day of IDC program it was fun and good hospitality from bandos.one of the best course director I have found so far (Mark sworka) I like the teaching technique and conducting the program surely every body will passed I highly recommend do IDC with Mark sworka.. I like to thank you BANDOS, DIVE DESK, DIVE CAREER

Fasy would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Jun 29, 2019

Glad you had such a good time on the IDC and thanks for the excellent review Fasy. It was great fun and now you have an excellent career to look forward to. See you in September for the staff course?

About Fasy

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Nov 06, 2018

Added Nov 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Best IDC centre

If someone looking for to do the IDC or Staff, dive-careers will be the best choice. As the Course Director is the most experienced person i have met in my dive career.

Fathih Jaleel would recommend dive-careers.com

About Fathih Jaleel

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 29, 2018

Added Oct 29, 2018

5/5 stars

Best course director and best place to IDC or any dive course.

Best course director, friendly good planing and teaching with fun and knowledge. No stress and very helpful you will get confidence by the way he teach.
The place in Bandos is fantastic class room ,accommodation and food is so great. Also very helpful dive team in Bandos dive center.

Shakeeb would recommend dive-careers.com

About Shakeeb

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 27, 2018

5/5 stars

Its easy

I would like to thank everyone who helped me during the idc. And I would say team bandos was very helpful and the course director mark is a very patient and very humble person who gave us a lot of knowledge that we didn’t think of. And Asraf from dive desk he have a lot of knowledge and he was helping us to understand better things in maldivian language. I would like to thank all of you.

Imma would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Oct 30, 2018

Thank you Imma for the wonderful review. Enjoy a great career as a dive instructor.

About Imma

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from London reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 26, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC with Mark and the team

I honestly couldn't recommend this course more. Mark and Asarey were so helpful, patient and insightful. I will be eternally grateful for Marks patience and diligence throughout the course. Thank you - you truly are the best of the best!

The structure of the course was really well done, meaning we could cover anything we weren't feeling confident with in the days leading up to the i.e..

Without Marks and Asarey's help who knows where I would be! Such a wonderful course, and I also found it very interesting.

Dive Bandos as a location was also just beautiful. The team at the dive shop are so welcoming, willing to help and lovely. They answered any questions I had and were really helpful.

Couldn't recommend doing your IDC at Dive Bandos more! A beautiful location, a wonderful team and a fantastic course... what more could you want!

Helen Stewart would recommend dive-careers.com

About Helen Stewart

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male' reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 26, 2018

5/5 stars

Idc Staff with Mark

The best experience in my career with the best Cd ever witnessed so helpful in every way. The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain you just can't always see it right away. Thank you Mark and Asarey for helping us to reach our goals.

Negro Chiemeka would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Oct 28, 2018

Thank you Bob, now get to work and make some assistant instructors for the June IDC.

About Negro Chiemeka

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Male’ reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 26, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC with Mark! :)

Had the best time doing my IDC this past few weeks with Mark & his assistant Asarey at Dive Bandos Maldives!
Thank you so much!!!!
They were very informative and helpful in every single way.

Cheers!

Mazin would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Oct 26, 2018

Thank you Mazin. Enjoy a great career as a dive instructor

About Mazin

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Addu city reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 26, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC in paradise

It was the most amazing and life changing experience i have ever had in my life . Mark is THE best and he made it so easy .

Wishoo would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive Bandos - Maldives Oct 26, 2018

Thank you Wishah. Look forward to see ing you on the staff instructor course on my next trip to maldives.

About Wishoo

Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Altea reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on May 07, 2018

Added May 07, 2018

5/5 stars

Totally recommend Dive Careers

Our Course Director Mark Soworka was very professional, his teaching very easy to understand, had a great time assisting on a second IDC now from a different perspective.
The location is amazing no better place to do an IDC than paradise, Everything was set in motion to make the IDC as easy as possible for the candidates.

Rene would recommend dive-careers.com

About Rene

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on May 04, 2018

Added May 05, 2018

5/5 stars

FUN

Really enjoyed the IDC, learnt loads and had lots of free time to practice and go over anything. Mark was super nice and funny, really loved the whole course.

Jana would recommend dive-careers.com

About Jana

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on May 03, 2018

Added May 03, 2018

5/5 stars

Thankyou

It was an amazing journey with dive-careers..
A big thanks to Mark..I enjoyed studying with mark and thanks again for leading me to success.

Farish would recommend dive-careers.com

About Farish

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Free diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Apr 26, 2018

Added Apr 27, 2018

5/5 stars

Great

Logistically the best place to have an IDC and obviously Mark , I’ll highly recommend as your PADI course director

Ashraf would recommend dive-careers.com

About Ashraf

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

from Male’ reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Apr 06, 2018

Added Apr 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Mark Soworka is the best

I completed IDC at Bandos Maldives under Mark Soworka’s expert guidance. The content of the course was taught in a manner which was easy to follow and the concepts were well taught by Mark. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone who is interested in doing IDC. It would without a doubt be an exceptional experience.

Hassan would recommend dive-careers.com

About Hassan

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Nov 05, 2017

Added Nov 05, 2017

5/5 stars

I really gained a lot from Mark , one of the best at what he dose

Great learning environment , easy logistics , friendly staff, nice accommodation and after all a great course director to guide you along.

Ashraf would recommend dive-careers.com

About Ashraf

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Photography

reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Nov 03, 2017

Added Nov 03, 2017

5/5 stars

It was fabulous idc program with lot of fun and knowlage

I would like take this opertuinity to thanks my course director MR.mark.who was teaching a lot or knowlage and extra skills for us with is gonna help us on our diving career, we feel so proud to have a such High rank course director for our IDC program.

Ahmed Ali didi(Rokka) would recommend dive-careers.com

About Ahmed Ali didi(Rokka)

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Tech diving

from Maldives reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Nov 02, 2017

Added Nov 02, 2017

5/5 stars

Great experience

It was unforgettable experience with Mr. Mark Soworka we learned lot of things from him. Thank you very much Mark

Mohamed Ibrahim would recommend dive-careers.com

About Mohamed Ibrahim

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Nov 02, 2017

Added Nov 02, 2017

5/5 stars

Truly amazing

Our Course director Mark has gone an extra mile transforming me from scratch to a professional dive instructor.
His kindness and the positive reinforcements after each task builds our strength and confidence. He truly changed the fear into courage and timidity transformed into confidence.
I still remember the first attempt of confined water presentation which was a complete mess and how i nailed the presentation right after the his encouraging words was one of the highlights of the memorable IDC.
It was simply amazing to have Mark as your mentor.Thank you Mark and thank you Dive Careers.


Hussein Shifau would recommend dive-careers.com

About Hussein Shifau

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

from Male' reviewed Dive Bandos - Maldives

written on Oct 31, 2017

Added Oct 31, 2017

5/5 stars

Achievement

Will all ways thankful for that opportunity and knowledge that's given.really appriciated.thank you mark soworka.

Huhthu would recommend dive-careers.com

About Huhthu

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving