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Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

Simple Life Dive Resort - Koh Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
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5 / 5

based on 10 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Dive India - Andaman Islands, India to a friend




About Dive India - Andaman Islands, 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, IDC Staff Instructor, MSDT, Instructor Development Courses, Course Director Preparation Courses, Tech Diving


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


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reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Nov 08, 2019

Added Nov 08, 2019

5/5 stars

Superb Experience

It was great experience, it became easy for the trainer they gave us more time. Specially thanks to Dhruv, Martina, Ethan and mr. Mark.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com


from Nepal reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Nov 04, 2019

Added Nov 04, 2019

5/5 stars

Spectacular september 2019

You cant make a beautiful picture with just a single stroke so yeah something similar i cant put it down in words what all happened, in total it was magical. Every other day was different with lot of problems, queries, weather conditions, samosas and chai, study sessions and all. Inspite of having many problems our course director Mark dealt with it so kindly in a professional way that we didnt realized we were about to finish idc, it happened so quickly just like that.
And again a big thanks to Dive-careers and Dive india team along with my supporting and kind hearted IDC candidates( bruno, julie and raju)

Nabin would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Nov 05, 2019

Great to hear from you Nabin and really thrilled you had such an excellent time on your IDC with a wonderful group of people. Enjoy life as a dive instructor.

About Nabin

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

from Berlin reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Oct 16, 2019

Added Oct 16, 2019

5/5 stars

Excellent IDC + MSDT internship

I arrived a couple of days before the IDC for the preparation phase and stayed afterwards for 3 weeks of "MSDT internship" - while I had only a rough idea what to expect before, I not only enjoyed the whole time very much but also made that transition from a "diver" to an "instructor" with the help of Mark, Martyna, Dhruv and Ethan. In my opinion, the transition was very successful.
Mark and the team created a relaxed, intimate and encouraging atmosphere in which every student could focus on what he needed to work most. We all passed the IE with flying colors, and got a great basis to become real-life instructors.
Afterwards, during the MSDT internship, Dhruv and the colleagues from DiveIndia gave a real chance for learning by teaching first courses to students. The continuous (honest) feedback and encouragement (with lots of love) was key
I had an amazing time with Mark and the team of Dive India - Thank you!

Juliane would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Oct 30, 2019

Thanks for the great review Julie and the excellent time during the IDC. I trust you and Rodrigo will have an excellent future and again congrats to the new addition on the way.

About Juliane

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

from Rio de Janeiro reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Oct 11, 2019

Added Oct 12, 2019

5/5 stars

Padi 5 stars

Great time, lots of fun, knowledge passed in a easy way with lots of love!! 5 stars Padi is the precise description!! I'm very glad for that opportunity... special kiss for Druv, Mark, Etan and Martina!! Dive India is alsome =)

Bruno Fontes would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Oct 12, 2019

Thanks Bruno for the great review. Glad you had an excellent time in the Andamans and the study group with Ethan, Dhruv and Martyna all went well. Hope to catch up soon.

About Bruno Fontes

Age : 20-29
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Jun 26, 2019

Added Jun 26, 2019

5/5 stars

Great education and training

Wonderful time learning how to catch mistakes in fake students to become a dive instructor. Prepared all of us to do incredibly well on the test, and to do very well in life and our professions. Thanks Mark for the wonderful course, and making the wonderful opportunities open up to me now.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Jun 28, 2019

Thanks for the great review of your IDC in the Andamans. Trust you enjoyed yoru first trip to India and Andamans is defintiely a beautiful spot to start. If you need any contacts in Cairns be sure to message.

About This user

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

from Havelock Island reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Jun 20, 2019

Added Jun 21, 2019

5/5 stars

Learning from the best

New IDC candidates are usually a bundle of nerves but meeting Mark on day one slowly made that tension melt away. His eons of experience in the dive industry and in making new instructors can be seen in how attentively he deals with each candidate. You know that at one glance he is gauging your strengths and weaknesses so that he can make the course challenging and prepare you for not just the IDC but to become the best instructor you can be. At the same time he is exceptionally patient and always encouraging, allowing you the space and time to make mistakes and learn from them. The best thing is the invaluable and uncluttered feedback that you receive each step of the way.
Dive India is delightfully professional, from impeccable logistics to friendly staff that is always ready to help. Dhruv did an excellent job staffing the IDC by spending almost two weeks before the course, bringing everyone up to the same level and bridging the language gap for some students.
All in all it was an absolute pleasure to learn from someone as experienced and cheerful as Mark Soworka

Karishma would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Jun 26, 2019

Great review Karishma. Thanks for the super nice words about your training. I trust all is going fantastically with your career as an dive instructor on the stunning Andaman Islands. See you again in September when back for the next IDC.

About Karishma

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

from gurugram reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on Jun 19, 2019

Added Jun 20, 2019

5/5 stars

An Incredibly Extraordinary Experience

I came in for the Pre IDC training which was handled by Dhruv Sirohi from Dive India. An affable, deeply knowledgeable and highly skilled at the tender age of 25...a very impressive personality. Dhruv was very keen about each participant's progress. While he was easy going he was firm about PADI protocols, methodology and techniques.
Mark Soworka came for the next fortnight. Mark has a very easy style, is incredibly knowledgeable about not only diving but so many other related topics, very thorough and patient with his teaching which showcases his years of being in the industry.
I enjoyed every bit of the process and my thanks also goes out to Dive India for making this happen.

vikram would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Dive India - Andaman Islands, India Jun 25, 2019

Thanks vikram. Nice write up for dhruv. See you in september

About vikram

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, 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 - Andaman Islands, 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 : 50-59
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Amsterdam reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, 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 - Andaman Islands, 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 Mumbai reviewed Dive India - Andaman Islands, India

written on May 15, 2018

Added May 15, 2018

5/5 stars

Msdt was great

Was good doing my deep, nitrox, wreck, naturalist and equipment specialist with Mark. Being an owsi for 5years before my msdt but still learnt a lot of how to teach better courses. It was a good fresh look at what more can be taught in naturalist and equipment techniques. Mark also stressed on important things to remember when teaching a nitrox course that is usually overlooked by instructors and in return the student divers...

Sahil would recommend dive-careers.com

About Sahil

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