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Buddha View Dive Resort
Koh Tao
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4.88 / 5

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from Phuket reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on May 08, 2017 in Ban Sapa, Thailand

Added May 08, 2017

5/5 stars

My first "roll out" as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor

I completed my PADI IDC Staff Instructor course with Mark in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka in March 2017. I am a full time Professional PADI diving instructor and have been working in Thailand for a numbers of years teaching mainly PADI recreational diving courses. I wanted to work in the Instructor Development side of dive education so started my search for suitable locations and potential Mentors . Whilst carrying out my due diligence searching for the ideal Course Director to work with, it was apparent Mark Soworka's Dive Careers was the way to go - this was then confirmed through numerous different sources. I learnt a huge amount whilst working with Mark at Poseidon IDC, it was a great learning environment, the schedule & syllabus was slick, relevant and well delivered. All in all it was a solid reminder that I had made the right choice selecting Mark to continue my diving education. I then followed Mark back to Koh Tao, Thailand to participate in his next IDC which started 2 weeks later. Buddha View is an awesome location for diver education, with a high volume of PADI Professionals and trainees. As a working dive professional it is important and valuable that I get hands on experience and Mark allowed me to take an active role within the IDC. In the areas I was finding more challenging he coached and mentored me, this allowed me to grow and become more comfortable with the tasks required. It's been a great experience working with Mark, meeting and learning from his awesome team and all this at two fantastic locations.

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About Jon Walsh

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+

Q. When did you complete your instructor training?
A. March 2017
Q. What is your nationality?
A. English
Q. In which language did you do your IDC?
A. English
Q. Who was your Course Director?
A. Mark Soworka
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