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Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

Buddha View Dive Resort
Ko Tao
Surat Thani
Thailand
Review Summary

5 / 5

based on 12 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe to a friend




About Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

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
Thailand


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from Bunaken, Indonesia reviewed Sierra Madre Divers Bohol

written on Mar 21, 2019

Added Mar 21, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC March 2019 Bohol, Philippines - A great lifetime experience!

After multiple weeks of research, comparison and thinking about where to go, we followed the recommendations of several friends. The decision to do our IDC with dive-careers.com at Sierra Madre Divers in Bohol, Philippines, turned out to be a great choice.
Our Course Director was Bas Van Riemsdijk – he is a very likeable, handsome and very knowledgeable guy with great teaching and motivation skills. Throughout his professional and natural style, he also provided us with lots of fun and laughter. His English is clear and easy to understand, which is very important for non-native-speakers like we are!
Despite all hard work he made the IDC feel like fun! And after all the thorough preparation, in the end the IE was a walk in the park!
And last but not least he also granted enough breaks for the smokers among us… :)
Sierra Madre Divers catched us from the first moment with their big heart and their commitment for the cats and dogs of Alona Beach! When we arrived there, we were welcomed in a very familiar atmosphere, they supported us in our search for a suitable accommodation, and were very helpful with really everything before, throughout and even after the IDC!
The classrooms have air condition, and coffee, tea, water and cookies are available for free – for lunch we had e.g. very tasty noodles or dumplings.
Furthermore there is a very big and deep swimming pool right next to the classrooms, which is ideal for training/polishing your demonstration skills.
And the sandy shallow bottoms of paradisiac Alona Beach offer perfect conditions for teaching/demonstrating as well.

Jasmin & Armin would recommend dive-careers.com

About Jasmin & Armin

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Wimborne reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Mar 21, 2019

Added Mar 21, 2019

5/5 stars

Thank you!!

I had a great two weeks with Carmelo and our group for the IDC. There was a lot of work but we were definitely thoroughly prepared for the day of the IE. We had lots of laughter during the course and I learned a lot, especially brushing up on my theory for the exam with the help from Carmelo, Cilla, Julian and of course the others in my group too.

Stacey would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 21, 2019

Congratulations Stacey on becoming a dive instructor. Welcome to a long and prosperous career. Thanks for the excellent review of your recent IDC on Koh Tao with Carmelo.

About Stacey

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

from Strasbourg reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Mar 12, 2019

Added Mar 12, 2019

5/5 stars

Nice experience

It can be very stressful to choose a place and an organization to do your IDC, so many things are involved (future jobs, lot of money, course in a different language than mother tongue...). All this stress was removed with Mark and the KSA's staff taking care of me and the 7 other IDC students! Wonderful experience, I think I can speak for the other guys when I say that we felt ready and relaxed when came the IE thanks to all the training we had (for the theory and the in-water exams).
Everything is under control and all we have to do is work hard and stay motivated!
Speaking just for my case, coming from a different dive organization than PADI was a challenge, but I received the help I needed to pass everything with success.
Thanks to Mark and all the staff

Salomé would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 17, 2019

Great review Salome, thanks. Glad you found it such a smooth transition from the French Federation to PADI. Enjoy a great career as a dive instructor traveling the world.

About Salomé

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

reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Mar 12, 2019

Added Mar 12, 2019

5/5 stars

100% - 5stars - Top Class - Fantastic experience

Choosing to do my IDC with Dive-Careers was a great decision that I will remember for the rest of my life. I came all the way from South Africa because it's was an amazing packing that I just couldn't resist. Tropical waters, Payed work on a liveaboard and being taught by Mark Soworka.
The IDC Was a 2 week program. After the first week I was already confident that would ace the IE examination. And I did

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 16, 2019

Thanks for the great review Robert. We have met up in Koh Tao, Cape Town, Khao Lak, so I am sure will see each other again soon. Probably in Coconuts in a few days. Enjoy work on the live-aboards.

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 16, 2019

Thanks for the great review Robert. We have met up in Koh Tao, Cape Town, Khao Lak, so I am sure will see each other again soon. Probably in Coconuts in a few days. Enjoy work on the live-aboards.

About This user

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Mar 11, 2019

Added Mar 12, 2019

4/5 stars

best of best

i did my DM and IDC with this company. it totally worth it. all package include livaboard trips . that
s amazing. training is good, trip also good. especially the course director, awesome. knowledgeable, friendly, professional, positive. learn a lot from him. it is a nice experience in my life .

DAN would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 16, 2019

Thanks Dan and welcom to an excellent career as a dive instructor. See you in a few days in Khao Lak if you are on land for a break.

About DAN

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Free diving

from Cape Town reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Mar 09, 2019

Added Mar 10, 2019

5/5 stars

Awesome IDC

Was a great learning experience from start to finish. I can see why Mark is known so well worldwide, he has a very good program that you get the most for your money. Had lots of fun on the course and made good friends too. Enjoying the liveaboard internship alot!!

Christiaan would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 11, 2019

Thank you Christiaan for the great review of your IDC. Excellent that you had such a good time and enjoying workign the live-aboards now. see you next week when I am back for the next IDC.

About Christiaan

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

reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Mar 09, 2019

Added Mar 10, 2019

5/5 stars

February IDC, Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Dive-careers.com

Great program! I am very much enjoying the live-aboard internship. Mark knows his stuff! The training he offered went well beyond the IDC. Looking forward very much to this budding career and to taking advantage of the vast Dive Careers network!

Thank you Mark! Thank you Dive Careers! Thank you Khao Lak Scuba Adventures!

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

About This user

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

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Mar 09, 2019

Added Mar 09, 2019

5/5 stars

The IE was easy!

Thanks to dive-careers and CD Carmelo Sgroi the IE went smooth as silk. I felt really prepared for the exams and the in-water presentations. I can't recommend enough the IDC with dive-careers, their huge experience is a real asset for your development as instructor, before and after the IE.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Mar 10, 2019

Thank you Alessandro for your great review of your recent IDC with Carmelo oon Koh Tao. Enjoy an excellent career as a dive instructor

About This user

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

from Exeter reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Feb 22, 2019

Added Feb 22, 2019

5/5 stars

So much fun!

This course was awesome! It was filled with laughter, awesome company and some great teaching. Carmelo was a thorough instructor who was super helpful at all times and made sure that we were doing everything to the best standard, which meant that passing the IE felt easy! Everyone involved in the course was good fun, professional and made it an amazing course to be on.

Sophie would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 24, 2019

Thanks Soph Bray for the great review of your IDC with Carmelo Sgroi on Koh Tao. Great that you had such and excellent time and look forward to seeing you back on Koh Tao again soon.

About Sophie

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

from Colchester reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Feb 20, 2019

Added Feb 21, 2019

5/5 stars

Learn IDC without needing to think about it!

The Dive-careers IDC went like a dream and by the end all six applicants passed with relative ease. We were incredibly fortunate to be taught by Mark, his name is widely known world wide and it was clear to see why.
The layout was planned brilliantly and the resources available made the eventual IE somewhat easier than expected. Mark is a personable and charismatic guy, that teaches in a way it doesn't feel like a class or learning. The support throughout from him and the other IDC staff was great and it's a support I feel I will continue to have throughout my dive career.

Ryan F would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 24, 2019

Thanks Ryan for the great review of your Khaolak PADI Instructor course and welcome to your new career on the Khaolak Scuba Adventures live-aboard fleet. Hope to see you on the IE party this 28th.

About Ryan F

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

reviewed Poseidon Diving

written on Feb 10, 2019

Added Feb 11, 2019

5/5 stars

Fun on the IDC/IE

My IDC was a mix of hard work, fun, diving and good relationships, with I believe are the core of the diving industry. Apart from a great course director, he is also friend who always helps (even after the IDC/IE) and very professional to work with.I would highly recommend doing your IDC with Mark Soworka, extremely knowledgeable and the best at transferring it, wealth of experience and leadership inside this person guarantees the development of real professionals.
Professionalism + Fun = Mark Soworka

This user would not recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 24, 2019

Thanks Paul Northerndivers Cunningham for the great review of your IDC in Sri Lanka. Getting closer to our next Sri Lanka IDC with Poseidon Diving this March 24th. A great place to start the path towards a diving career.

About This user

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Feb 04, 2019

Added Feb 04, 2019

5/5 stars

Could not have asked for a better preparing IDC than with dive-careers!

Looking back, at the two IDC-weeks with dive-careers a variety of good memories comes instantly up. During those two weeks my schedule was filled with a good mix of theory lessons and challenging skill practices.
Thanks to my Course Director Carmelo, his never-ending efforts and patience as well as his big smile, I felt at the end of the IDC fully prepared to encounter the IE! The greatest thing about Dive-Careers is the network they offer you. This made it possible for me to be already able to apply everything I have learned during the IDC in real life with real students. :-)

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 24, 2019

Thanks Julie Hollmig for the excellent review of your IDC with Carmelo Sgroi. Carmelo is getting ready for the next IDC on Koh Tao this March 5th.

About This user

Dives done : 1-20
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Zagreb reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Feb 03, 2019

Added Feb 03, 2019

5/5 stars

Greatest team

Wonderfull experience on Koh Tao with very profesionall team.Marie and Bass were the greatest.Mark Soworka made a divers paradise in Thailand.

Igor Antolic would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 08, 2019

Thanks Igor for the great review of your Divemaster course on Koh Tao. Hope to see you back again one day soon

About Igor Antolic

Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Free diving

from Buenos Aires reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 30, 2019

Added Jan 30, 2019

5/5 stars

Very recommendable!!

I did my Divemaster training in Koh Tao with Buddha View/DPM in mid 2014 and it reached all my expectations! Great people/staff and amazing atmosphere for learning what is expected of any decent Divemaster and enojying in the process. Hopefully one day I'll have the opportunity to do my IDC with them...

santiago_fijalkauskas would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Feb 04, 2019

Thankyou Santiago for the great recollections of your divemaster training. Hope you make it back for instructor one day soon.

About santiago_fijalkauskas

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

from Paris reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Jan 29, 2019

Added Jan 30, 2019

5/5 stars

Excellent IDC

I had an amazing time on my IDC. I had met Mark before to ask him for advise and found him an engaging, genuine and super knowledgeable person. He is always ready to answer all your questions and even send me very useful e-learning materials on forehand. When he started an IDC in Khao Lak which included an internship on a liveaboard I did not hesitate to join!
The program was super well organized and the team of professionals was excellent and professional and made the whole experience very enjoyable. They also showed a lot of patience and support where needed and never stopped sharing their great stories. They created an environment for us - a group of 6 candidates - to grow together and actually become a team that went in the Instructor Exam self-assured and we all passed! And that is just beautiful!
Highly recommended especially if you want to get work-experience on a liveaboard after your IDC!!

Susanne vD would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 31, 2019

So now you are an instructor Susanne. Congratulations. You will have a great career. Enjoy. Thanks for the wonderful review of your recent IDC in Khao Lak and enjoy the next month on the Similan liveaboards.

About Susanne vD

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

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 29, 2019

Added Jan 30, 2019

5/5 stars

Great experience

Excellent course and very friendly team, professional and full of knowledge... thank you carlmelo sgroi for helping me on my new journey.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 30, 2019

Excellent review for the first IDC of the year with Carmelo Sgroi. thanks Louie and look forward to a wonderful career as a dive instructor starting off on Koh Tao.

About This user

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

from Chennai reviewed Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, Thailand

written on Jan 29, 2019

Added Jan 29, 2019

5/5 stars

A wonderful experience!!!

My IDC experience with Dive-careers and Khao Lak Scuba Adventurers was wonderful to say the least. Mark Soworka had brought together a team of very professional individuals and excellent facilities at KSA that helped all 6 of us, IDC candidates to easily pass our IE and become PADI Instructor. The 15 day programme was both logical and flexible and grew along with our performance . The materials provided by Mark before and during IDC were most helpful for our preparations. It was not all about studying or making presentation, we all had loads of fun while going through the process.

Rameshwar Prasad would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 30, 2019

Great review Ram. Congratulations on becoming an instructor and on having so much fun on your IDC. Good luck with your future plans building a dive center in India. Of course, any advice I can give, just message.

About Rameshwar Prasad

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Montreal reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 29, 2019

Added Jan 29, 2019

5/5 stars

« The » way to learn

It’s the best way to learn.
Knowledge is really tranfered in a fun way (Multilangual) . Staff is cool, place is great. Some of the most experienced course directors in the world guide you in a flexible schedule. Clearly satisfied!

Allan D. would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 30, 2019

Thank you Alan. Great to hear from you again. Trust all is going well and look forward to seeing you back on Koh Tao one day again soon.

About Allan D.

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Ice diving

from Bern reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 29, 2019

Added Jan 29, 2019

5/5 stars

One of the best experiences in my life

Having done my DMT on koh Tao at Buddha view was one of the best times in my life!
Super nice team, great and fun training, wonderful ppl from all over the world. In a way we became a big family and some of the ppl are still really good friends up to this day.
A wonderful experience!

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 29, 2019

Thanks for the great memories of your Divemaster course on Koh Tao, Eva. Trust life is going great.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Cave diving

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 27, 2019

Added Jan 27, 2019

5/5 stars

Great dive resort

Bhuda view is a great dive resort with friendly staff and good equipment. I do highly recommend it.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

About This user

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Cave diving

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Jan 23, 2019

Added Jan 23, 2019

5/5 stars

Professsional and friendly

My IDC was a mix of hard work, fun, diving and good relationships, with I believe are the core of the diving industry. A special thanks to Carmelo Sgroi and Cilla Lentz, both amazing and very prepared teachers.

This user would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 23, 2019

Thanks for the great review of your IDC in Sicily. Welcome to a wonderful career as a dive instructor.

About This user

Age : 30-39
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  : Cave diving

reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Jan 22, 2019

Added Jan 22, 2019

5/5 stars

Good exposure

We were a group of 15dmts, had a blast ....went out fun diving whenever not attending one of the divemaster workshops

Sahil would recommend dive-careers.com

Response from Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe Jan 23, 2019

Thanks Sahil for sharing the fond memories of your divemaster course on Koh Tao and look forward to one day soon seeing you on the IDC. I am back in Andamans in May. See you then.

About Sahil

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

reviewed Sea Spirit -Dive-Careers Europe

written on Dec 31, 2018

Added Dec 31, 2018

5/5 stars

A challenging and wonderful experience

Carmelo and Cilla provided a wonderful learning environment that was not only challenging but also a fun way to learn. The high standard that they strive for has made me extremely confident in teaching and has lifted my expectations on what dive instruction should be.

bsautry would recommend dive-careers.com

About bsautry

Age : 40-49
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Seoul reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Dec 30, 2018

Added Dec 31, 2018

5/5 stars

The best course to make yourself a pro diver.

Make you a good and prepared diver in a short period of time. And they will give you great feedback to make yourself well-prepared for I.E.

Jamie Choi would recommend dive-careers.com

About Jamie Choi

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

from Durban reviewed Buddha View Dive Resort

written on Dec 29, 2018

Added Dec 30, 2018

5/5 stars

December IDC

Amazing course and beginning to teaching scuba diving . Relaxed atmosphere helped with the learning curve adjustment and course progress.

Gareth Brown would recommend dive-careers.com

About Gareth Brown

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