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Dive india

Buddha View Dive Resort
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
Review Summary

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Dive india to a friend




About Dive india

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, MSDT, Tech Diving, IDC Staff Instructor, Course Director Preparation Courses, Instructor Development Courses


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Buddha View Dive Resort

Ko Tao

Surat Thani

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Contact Dive india

Buddha View Dive Resort
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand


Mark Soworka





reviewed Cape Town Dive Center

written on Nov 25, 2018

Added Nov 25, 2018

5/5 stars

Cape Town

I really enjoyed my IDC with Mark and the Cape Town Dive Center crew. They made very sure that we were well prepared for the IE and that we had all the resources available to us that we needed. They were also just generally a great bunch to have spent all that time with, and they made sure it was a fun experience that I will always have good memories of!

Enya M would recommend dive-careers.com

About Enya M

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Cape Town reviewed Cape Town Dive Center

written on Nov 15, 2018

Added Nov 15, 2018

5/5 stars

an amazing experience working with mark

in the last month in October, I was Staffing for Mark Soworka on an IDC course, I was extremely impressed with his how knowledgeable he is on Diveing and learnt a lot from him, by watching how he conducted and explained things to the IDC candidates.

if in the future I get another chance to work with him I will be extremely excited.

Josef would recommend dive-careers.com

About Josef

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

reviewed Reggae Divers

written on Nov 10, 2018

Added Nov 11, 2018

5/5 stars

Awesome IDC

Our course director with his professionalism and spirit made the 2 week long IDC a really great experience. We became well prepared for the IE and the real teaching afterwards.
Thank you Bas!!

Orsi would recommend dive-careers.com

About Orsi

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Ice diving

from Brugge reviewed Reggae Divers

written on Nov 10, 2018

Added Nov 10, 2018

5/5 stars

Great experience

We started Al Realy nerves at our idc (preparations of the IE) but after day 1 Bas made us feel realy comfortable and believed in Al of us.
We had a realy caring and full on course director!! That guided me to the instructor I am today..

Thank you Sebastian and dive careers for guiding me!

Jos g would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 11, 2018

Excellent review Jos. Thanks. The overnight trip for night diver specialty sounds great.

About Jos g

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

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

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 03, 2018

Added Nov 03, 2018

5/5 stars

Excellent

Making my IDC with Sea Spirit Taormina / Dive-Careers was the best decision. Cilla and Carmelo together are the best team ever. The local facilities are amazing: Olympic pool for confined water, conference room for the academics, Isola Bella for the open water sessions, and the best part... it’s in Sicily.
I will remember the IDC time for the rest of my life.

Paulo Grimm would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 04, 2018

Thanks for the great review and excellent that you had such a good time with Carmelo and Cilla on Sicily. Welcome to your new career as a dive instructor.

About Paulo Grimm

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : DeepSea submersible

from Angoulême (FRANCE) reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Nov 03, 2018

Added Nov 03, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC is just a start

All the IDC was very interesting. But I would really appreciate teaching real students. Because if you don't straight after the IDC, you don't have any expérience in teaching with real students.
Shayne and Peter were very good and patient with us.

Richard T would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 04, 2018

Thanks for the review Richard. I agree about the chance to team teach and practice with real students. That is why you came back for your MSDT internship and got so much out of it. I actually think team teaching after an IDC should be compulsory. Like driving with a fully licenced driver in the car when you learn to drive. Doubt it will ever be compulsory. That is why we offer the MSDT internship post IDC, and why Koh Tao is such a good choice for IDC because there is so much opportunity to assist courses.

About Richard T

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Nov 02, 2018

Added Nov 02, 2018

5/5 stars

Great start to a great career

Choosing this school to do my IDC was based on great recommendations and I can only praise them for their professionalism, wealth of knowledge and the fun atmosphere the course was delivered with. I can confidently say that I’m happy with the decision to study with this school. Shayne (my course director) had become not only a mentor but a good friend too.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 03, 2018

Thanks for the great review Krisztina. Trust life as a dive instructor is goign great.

About This user

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Nov 02, 2018

Added Nov 02, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Sicily!

I did my IDC and IE in Sicily, in the Sea Spirit 5 Stars PADI Resort, simply outstanding.
The dive director Carmelo Sgroi and the general manager Cilla Lentz are great. Always there for any need. The ambiance, reception, structure, everything perfect.

Filipi would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 03, 2018

Thanks for the review Filipi. Great that you had an excellent time with Carmelo and Cilla and at the Kiosko. Enjoy life as a dive instructor.

About Filipi

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

from Cape Town reviewed Cape Town Dive Center

written on Nov 02, 2018

Added Nov 02, 2018

5/5 stars

Smooth Operator

What an honour to do my IDC with the Legend that is Mark Soworka, and having the opportunity to do it at my home dive school just makes it all the more rewarding. Mark and the CTDC team were amazing. The IDC (which I came to believe is generally stressful) was thorough and the instructions were clear so I knew exactly what was expected and what I needed to do to achieve my goals.

EtienneZ would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Nov 02, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Etienne. Starting with 'smooth operator' I thought you were goign to make me sound sleezy.

About EtienneZ

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

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

reviewed Dive india

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 27, 2018

5/5 stars

Awesome 14 days

When i start thinking of doing idc and enquring the instructors where to do and about the Course director, the first and most suggested name is Mark sarwora. Really his lecture and class section is awesome...the remarkable days in my life ......Thanks to Mark for sharing and teaching a lot of dive experience and alot new knowledge.... really nice way of teaching....proud to ba an instructor

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Oct 27, 2018

thanks for the great review Vishnu. There is actually a pic powerpoint presentation in the digital forms i gave you to help you through the pic processing. I know it can be confusing. check it out and any questiosn you cna just mail me.

About This user

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

from Male reviewed Dive Bandos

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 india 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

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 Amsterdam reviewed Dive india

written on Oct 26, 2018

Added Oct 26, 2018

5/5 stars

Could not have been better

I have been waiting for this moment ever since I had finished my open water course more than 6 years ago and it was more than worth it. The quality Mark Soworka offered with all of his experience is simply superb! I learned a lot, which I enjoyed and there were plenty of good laughs.
Apart from that, Mark Soworka does not make his effort end when the IDC. does. He will always help getting your career started and to improve. Besides he uses his broad network and knowledge to match dive centres with dive professionals according to their wishes and needs which proves to be extremely valuable. Anyone looking to start, extend or boost their career as a dive professional, the best advise I can give you is to turn to Mark Soworka's dive careers.

Dive India deserves some credits as well, being India's best dive centre with some of the the highest quality of courses which I came across. Therefore I decided to come here all the way from Amsterdam again for my IDC after finishing my Dive Master internship 3 years before. Since I came to the Island 2 months before the IDC started, I got the opportunity to gain more experience as an Assistant Instructor and extra lectures were organised way beyond the extent of the AI course, simply because of Dive India's love for teaching. If you are looking for diving in India, Dive India is the way to go.

All together this was a wonderful partnership between grade-A dive centre and one of the world's most experienced Course Directors, living up way beyond my expectations.

Michiel would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Oct 27, 2018

What a cool, comprehensive review. thanks Michiel. See you around soon for that staff course.

About Michiel

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Male' reviewed Dive Bandos

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 india 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

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 india 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

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 india 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 Rio de Janeiro reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Aug 30, 2018

Added Aug 31, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Thailand 2018, Koh Tao

Thanks Dive Careers staff!
Mark and his team run a knowledgeable preparation for IE at Budda View, Koh Tao. I've attended the last one. No regrets. I appreciated his emphasis in Coral Conservation and Marine Life. Marks always keep good mood and try in friendly way help you and advise about how to conduct your studies, despite the seriousness of the subject he always kept a good mood and made things easy.

Fac Abs would recommend dive-careers.com

About Fac Abs

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Ice diving

from Toulouse reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Aug 30, 2018

Added Aug 30, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC August 2018 Buddha View (Thaïland)

I really enjoyed my IDC with Dive Careers, everything was perfect! My Course Director, Marc Soworka is an amazing person with a lot of knowledge and a good mood every day which is great. All the staff of dive career was also amazing and very friendly. I was well prepared for the IE that I have obtained perfectly.
One last thing which is also very important, once you are certified, they help you for your first steps in your new career and they help you for the jobs research.

Fabien Casanova would recommend dive-careers.com

About Fabien Casanova

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

from Munich reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jul 30, 2018

Added Jul 30, 2018

5/5 stars

Excellent preparation for IE

The IDC held by Mark was very professional and structured, fun included! A lot of additional information and help was provided. Thank you Mark, I'm an instructor now!

Sassa would recommend dive-careers.com

About Sassa

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Sanur reviewed Dive-Careers.com

written on Jul 17, 2018

Added Jul 18, 2018

4/5 stars

Dive master Training with Buddha View, Koh Tao, Thailand

Message to thank all the Buddha View Team !
I spend 3 three great months to achieve my training from AOW to DM, and I really enjoyed that time.
It was a chance to dive so many times and to share time with amazing , pro & fun instructors. During the DMT, we’ve got the chance to join some « lectures » with the IDC... Buddha View is the place where I defenitly felt I wanted to go pro !!

Christelle. would recommend dive-careers.com

About Christelle.

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from stanthorpe reviewed Two Fish Divers - Lembongan

written on Jul 17, 2018

Added Jul 17, 2018

5/5 stars

Mark is awesome

Really felt after I did all the dive-careers exams from Mark, that the IE questions were super easy..
Probs to the preparation and his presentations!

Max would recommend dive-careers.com

About Max

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

reviewed Temple Adventures

written on Jun 06, 2018

Added Jun 07, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC in Pondicherry- Jun ‘18

Couldn’t have asked for a better CD to teach the IDC. The amount of patience that Mark has is incredible. Everything was organised and on time. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Khushboo Chauhan would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Jul 14, 2018

thank you Khushboo. How is life going as one of India's few female instructors?

About Khushboo Chauhan

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Photography

from Bangalore reviewed Temple Adventures

written on Jun 06, 2018

Added Jun 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Superb!

Amazing experience and top notch training in Pondicherry. Very professional and helpful.
Thank you Mark Soworka.

Rahil Rodrigues would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive india Jul 14, 2018

Thanks Rahil. I love that the specialties were the best part. Is taht because it gave you and prashant a chance to get lost?

About Rahil Rodrigues

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