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www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air
Nusa Tenggara Barat
83351
Indonesia
Tel: +62 (0)822 3791 9223
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4.94 / 5

based on 35 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend dive-education.com to a friend




About dive-education.com

Hallo! My name is Matt and I am a PADI Course Director. I use the platform www.dive-education.com to share my experiences and information about PADI Courses, especially about our IDCs! Thank you for reading and if you have any question you can contact me at info@dive-education.com. Happy bubbles!


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from Moscow reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Feb 05, 2019

Added Feb 06, 2019

5/5 stars

Like a Swiss Clock

This course was full of new information. Everything was explained so detailed, that any kind of person could understand. I really like the way IDC course was structured and every little detail was discussed, every small question was answered. Everything was always in time and ready for us.
Simply THE BEST!

Igor "Red Whale" would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Igor "Red Whale"

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

from Italy reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Feb 05, 2019

Added Feb 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Best experience ever!!

The course was amazing!! as i said it was one of the best experience of my life! the course is intense but Matt managed to make it funny and interesting everey time.. I learnd a lot of things and now i can recommend it!! if somebody want to start a career in scuba diving i really suggest to start with the right foot and the best way to do it is with this guy here! The course director, Matt, is amazing; during the course over that the course director, he beacame a really good friend!
I want to say thank you very much Matt for the great experience and to introduced me in to the diving profesiolan world!

luca boschi would recommend www.dive-education.com

About luca boschi

Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Groningen reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jan 31, 2019

Added Feb 01, 2019

5/5 stars

Course Director Extraordinaire!

The journey to becoming a PADI instructor started with the IDC prep. In two days we went from "what is a Haldane?" to calculating mutilevel dive profiles in a matter of seconds. Then came the real deal, the IDC. With the diving theory still fresh in our brain, Matt intoduced us to our new best friend: the Instructor Manual. Our days were nicely balanced with classroom and pool sessions with time to decompress during the amazing lunches! Once we were fully saturated with skills and knowledge, we headed to Gili T for our exam.

And guess what?

WE ALL PASSED!

Thanks for an incredible IDC Matt!

Leon Haines would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Leon Haines

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

from Santiago del Estero reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jan 15, 2019

Added Jan 15, 2019

5/5 stars

Excelente IDC, Gracias Matt!!

Super pack incluyendo un básico en apnea, 5 especialidades, todas las comodidades de Blue Marlin Gili Air (incluyendo la increíble pileta!), dos días de repaso teórico, muchísimos consejos que Matt tiene para hacer todo mucho mas practico (y en el idioma que quieras!), y el mix de felicidad que hemos creado con este hermoso grupo, han hecho de ese casi mes por Gili Air, inolvidables! Gracias Matt y a todo el equipo de Blue Marlin Gili Air por acompañarnos en todo, espero cruzarlos pronto y quien dice también bajo el agua!

Jimena Molina would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jan 22, 2019

¡Muchísima graciasissssima por toda tu energía positiva que trajiste durante el curso!

Buena suerte en todo tu futuro profesional

About Jimena Molina

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

from Antwerp reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Dec 14, 2018

Added Dec 15, 2018

5/5 stars

Go for it!

We were all there, the stressy days before the IDC starts when your mind is telling you 'Aaaaaaaaahhhh, can I do this, am I really ready for this?'
Yes you are ready for it! Thanks to Matt who is always there, at any time, to hep you out, answer all your questions, give good advise or just be there as a friend to have a nice chat.

As lucky as I am, I had he opportunity to do my IDC with Matt in the lovely town of Labuan Bajo and go for practice in the beautiful waters of the Komodo National Park. Labuan Bajo is only a small town but gives you a lot of inspiration as you are surrounded by people who share the same passion, Diving! Not only on land you get good vibes, it is even getting better when you go out for practice in the park. Komodo is known for is stunning view with majestic islands and of course.. current. This gives you the opportunity to learn as much as possible and make you able to teach in different conditions!

I not want to tell a fairytale and say the IDC is easy and relaxing.. It is how it is, intense and fun!
As divemaster we already have a lot of knowledge about diving, this time it was to Matt to teach us even more and make the Instructor Manual like your best friend, know it inside out. The only way to do this is by paying attention, sharing and repeating. As we were with a group of 6 people, means 6 different characters and opinions. You can imagine that this is not always easy to deal with, specially during an intensive course from only 2 weeks where you spend a lot of time in the classroom, swimmingpool, ocean and afterwords making homework. It is literally a rollercoaster, how Matt handled whit all our emotions, needs, hights and lows.. I can only say, Woaw, he did a wonderful job!
How you can feel lost at the start of the IDC and feel like a fool, Matt will make u absolutely ready and confident for the IE. You practice, practice and practice and every time you get feedback, even if it is positive or negative, he do it in a way that at the end of the course the IE will be easy.

Matt, thank you for the amazing time! I feel more than ready to share my knowledge and passion for diving and introduce new divers to the beautiful underwater world or even upgrade divers who wants to learn more.

Happy bubbles

Nore would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Dec 15, 2018

Thank you so much Nore for the review and for your kind words.

Your passion and sympathy will make you a great instructor!

About Nore

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

from Austria reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Nov 29, 2018

Added Nov 29, 2018

5/5 stars

Great experience with Matt

It was a tough time, ~2 weeks learning and studying - but it's totally worth it. The time will pass by soo fast and suddenly everything is over. Then you think back and realize, Matt prepared you perfectly for everything. You will see, the final exams/test are pretty easy if you understand everything during the classroom.
It was a great time, i really enjoyed it. Matt is a great "teacher" and he will explain and repeat everything until everyone understands it.
Thanks for everything Matt, you did a great job :)

Jürgen would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Dec 01, 2018

Danke Danke Jürgen.

Best of success in your diving career!

About Jürgen

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Nov 21, 2018

Added Nov 21, 2018

5/5 stars

What an experience!

Diving in Komodo is amazing. This is where i decided to participate in the IDC Padi Instructor course at Blue Marlin Dive Center.
The IDC and IE was tough, you have to put 100 percent effort and I suggest learning the theory before you do the course which will help.
Thanks to Matt for his passion, energy and support to get me through the course and PASS!
A truly life time memory.

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Nov 23, 2018

Thank you Jonathan for the nice review and for being such a good student!

All the best in your career in Sri Lanka :)

About This user

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

from New York City reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Nov 05, 2018

Added Nov 05, 2018

5/5 stars

An Epic IDC

I had an amazing time doing my IDC with Matt and with Blue Marlin :) Although I didn't pass with my fellow candidates due to some equalizing issues Matt was there for me pushing me to continue on the next IE even when I was a little hesitant. He made me believe in my capabilities as a future instructor which was awesome. He is an amazing course director and Im so glad I did it with him and BM, I wouldn't redo if I got the chance :) It was challenging and definitely a rollercoaster and he definitely kicked our asses but I think we can all agree it was worth the huge smiles and celebration in the end :) Im continuing doing my IE in Gilli Air with him and I know I'll go above and beyond thanks to his prep work and the IDC itself. If you get the chance to work and study under him you're career in diving is set, you'll feel so prepared beyond what you thought!!

Alena Maitland would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Alena Maitland

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Nov 04, 2018

Added Nov 05, 2018

5/5 stars

Great experience

Such a good time doing my idc with Matt at Blue Marlin! Highly recommend it for other Divemasters out there !

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Nov 06, 2018

Thank you Christoffer for your very detailed review ;)

I wish you all the best in your dive career!

About This user

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Nov 04, 2018

Added Nov 04, 2018

5/5 stars

Great IDC experience!

My IDC with Matt was challenging, interesting and fun. I was fully prepared for the IE afterwards, but more than that I am now practicing as an instructor immediately after the course and feel confident and prepared to do so. I really appreciated Matt’s supportive approach, his high expectations and his organisation which was all underpinned with dedication to all of his students getting the best possible results for themselves. Thanks so much Matt!

Helen would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Nov 04, 2018

Thank you very much Helen for the nice review.

I am very happy to see that you have already found a job and putting in practice what learned!

About Helen

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

from Überlingen am Bodenseee reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Sep 20, 2018

Added Sep 20, 2018

5/5 stars

If you are reading this- Its too late

I have attended the IDC with Matt.. in August 2018 on Komodo, and can say its been tough for me and him. Compared to other people, who jumped straight from the DMI to the IDC I did my divemaster a year ago in Costa Rica, and there wasnt (much) theory left. But somehow Matt managed to squeeze all the important Informations into my head, which wasnt always easy for both of us. During the IDC, you gonna be busy replying to Matts messaged, if you have compleded your homework exams, studying, or more studying. haha. So basically Matt is your best friend and enemy at the same time. I do not think there is another IDC out there like the one with Blue Marlin Diving in Komodo. This is because the groups are small and the athmosphere in Labuan Bajo is amazing and also ive heard there is good diving in Komodo national park... yeah apparently you can see Mantas there. I also did the speciality Instructor with matt, which involved a 4 day Liveabroad trip on a sick boat with a lot of good food and good banter and a Parrot, which called Gustoo i think. I really can recommand doing the specialty instructor as there is not as much diving involved in the IDC as you expect. I do not want to say too much but if you want to do your IDC somwhere special and not witha tons of people in Mexico, Hunduras, Bali or the Gilis, come to Komdo, its definitely worth it. Baaam Junge !

Marvin S would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Sep 20, 2018

"Matt is your best friend and enemy at the same time"
I like to think that now we are just friends :)
Thank you very much for the review Marvin. Best of success in your Career!

About Marvin S

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Aug 16, 2018

Added Aug 16, 2018

5/5 stars

Taff IDC -> easy IE

Hello to you reading this. If you thinking about doing your IDC, I would strongly recommend you MATT, he is a very professional and organized Course Director. You will go trough all the stuff which is really important for the final exam and if you have any problem on some topic Matt will not rest till you have fully understood it (Don´t try to act like you have understood if you haven´t, he will recognize it. :-D).This makes the course with Matt failsafe. For sure you will have a lot of homework and the IDC will be taff but I prefer this way than going to the IE with without the sureness that you will pass the exam.
But besides from all that I see in Matt a friend, a good chess player and somebody who will help me during my diving career.
I also recommend the MSDT, It´s a really good deal. Matt, Paul and Sarah do also a great job on this one. I´ll not explain too much because you should just do it, it´s amazing.
PS: You should not put your mask on your forehead otherwise it´s costs you a Beer.
GRAZIE! CIAO!

Franz B would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Aug 17, 2018

..you say so only because I let you win at chess ;)
Thank you for the nice words Franz, and best of success on your career!

About Franz B

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

from Carry le rouet reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Aug 03, 2018

Added Aug 04, 2018

5/5 stars

Become a Pro with a real Pro !

Matt is an extremely organized and professional course director who will push you to attain a level of quality that is well above industry standards. It involves a lot of focus, a lot of homework but also a lot of fun! Labuan Bajo is a nice little town with everything you need and a lot of not-so-secret roof tops to eat amazing food and watch even more amazing sunsets.
I will not elaborate too much on the reason why doing the IDC in the KomodoNational Park is an excellent choice of venue for diving as the challenge and awesomeness of the dive sites is common knowledge in the diving industry, but just picture this... You are focused presenting to your "students" how to use a lift bag and suddenly they point at a manta casually passing by right behind you. She probably wanted to watch the skill too :)
Come the day of the Instructor Examination, you will be extremely well prepared thanks to all of the homework and advice Matt will give you (I managed to finish the written exams one hour ahead of time). Your presenting skills will be so polished and ready due to Matt's perfectionism, that you will surely pass with top marks. For all of these reasons, I couldn't recommend the IDC with Matt enough and will definitely keep very fond memories of the IDC. I would also like to finish with a word on the MSDT on Blue Marlin's Liveaboard Ikan Biru - this was the cherry at the top of the cake and extremely good value, as you get to become a specialties instructor while diving in the Komodo National Park, all for the price of a liveaboard trip, including wonderful food and incredible diving as part of very small groups. Thank you Matt for an experience I will never forget !

Alexandra C would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Aug 04, 2018

Thank you very much Ale for your kind words :)
It was a pleasure to teach you and I am sure you will be a great and successful Instructor!

About Alexandra C

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Toulouse reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jul 08, 2018

Added Jul 08, 2018

5/5 stars

An experience you will not forget!

Finally got to make my mind and chose dive education with Matt to do my IDC in komodo!

Getting in contact with Matt was pretty easy, he managed to be clear about all the details I wanted to know before starting the course.

I had done my dive master not so long ago before so I had everything pretty much in mind except a few thing I had to go over again. Matt sent me all the theory I had to know before the course which made it even easier to get prepared.

During the course if there were still things I didn't get clearly, matt would hop to one of the other many languages he knows to get around the problems and to make sure I got it properly. It is clear that he want's you to have everything clear in mind and will use all his skills and patience to get you there in time.

The IDC was something intense with "up's and downs", it hasn't been without pressure and sometimes you may wonder if this was a good idea to do.
But once you get to the final IE after matt's course you realise he had put the level pretty high making the exam almost taste like a piece of cake!

The examinator from padi, who came to give us the exam, was really surprised as well as it was the first time in her career that all the students got 5/5 on the skills to demonstrate!

Clearly, If you have money to spend, and want a good course, this is the man to contact!

And what better location than komodo to get to practise skills in open water? (quote matt: "okay guys, I know there is a Manta turning around us but... Let try to stay focus on the skills hey?!")

A great experience, thanks Matt!

Philippe Bavière would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jul 08, 2018

Hahah. Yes we saw a manta and you just forgot that you were doing the exercise! :)
Tank you for the great review! I am sure you will be a great Instructor!

About Philippe Bavière

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jun 27, 2018

Added Jun 28, 2018

4/5 stars

IDC Gili Air Blue Marlin June 2018

Matt is a good and professional teacher, he knows exactly what he's talking about. The course is intense, a lot of informations, a one way to follow but all of this make the course really complete from preparation to examination. If you take your course with Matt, you will maybe be sweating a bit but you gonna be FULLY PREPARE to SUCESS on your IE and to start with your new professional teaching status, It will be a bonus to find a job because of you specialities.
Thanks Matt.
ps: Hey Darkness my old friend, Peanut sauce should disappear from the IDC Lunch

Francois would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Francois

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

from London reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jun 27, 2018

Added Jun 27, 2018

5/5 stars

great experience

Becoming a scuba diving instructor seems a tough mission, which for many parts it definitely is and can almost seem unreachable.

I had the luck to attend my IDC at Blue Marlin Komodo with Matt, not only Komodo national park is one of the best diving spots in the entire world and Labuan Bajo is full of dive centres and divers (which makes it an exciting place to hang around), on top of that Matt will make sure (in any possible way) his students will go through a really thoroughly preparation.

It starts with a nice two days refresh about all the theories from the DM course, explaining with real life examples all the exercise required, provides you with LOTS of digital material and a nice easy_theory file for quick reference.

The course then develops into constant preparation for the academic and water presentations giving the students lots of opportunities to test and rehearse their verbal and water skills.

Don’t get me wrong, this won’t be a holiday, ALMOST every day will be full with plenty of exams, tests and presentations to perform plus daily homework.

It can be perceived as a tough mission at first but it turns out being a very clever method to absorb the theory and feel way more confident, although a student can easily feel very timid at the beginning, but Matt is very good in understanding individual behaviours and requirements and has a great ability to make a bespoke course for everyone.

On top of the IDC there is the great opportunity to get specialties during a 4 days live-aboard around Komodo national park which has amazing diving spots for almost all available skills.

Be ready to literally and fully submerge yourself into a diving world, it’s gonna be a very tough but satisfactory month and I promise you won’t regret it.

Well done Matt

Enrico A would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 28, 2018

"great ability to make a bespoke course for everyone" This is touching. Thank you very much for your kind words!

About Enrico A

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Gili Air

written on Jun 21, 2018

Added Jun 22, 2018

5/5 stars

Go Pro! Go Matt!

I did my June IDC at Blue Marlin Gili Air with Matt. Awesome experience! Although since I did my divemaster recently I was super prepared but Matt knows how to make someone an Instructor. With his really intensive and effective schedule you get more than ready to tackle the IE and live your dream of being a Scuba Instructor. Make sure to take use of the specialities offered so you can become MSDT and give your diving CV the right punch.
Its definitely the right choice guys!

Rishel would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 28, 2018

You will be a great Instructor Rishel, thank you very much for the review, best of success!

About Rishel

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

from Lausanne reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on May 31, 2018

Added May 31, 2018

5/5 stars

IDC Komodo

Matt is a great instructor! Very patient and able to popularise the explanations, which helps a lot!
The IDC is very hard, but then the IE seemed to be a piece of cake!
Thank you Matt for your time and organisation!

Elena G would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jun 01, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Elena. I wish you best of success in your diving career!

About Elena G

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

from Copenhagen reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on May 21, 2018

Added May 21, 2018

5/5 stars

A PADI Rollercoaster

There is no one quite like Matt Fieschi but I couldn’t imagine my IDC with anyone else. As we were told from the beginning, the Instructor Development Course is a PADI rollercoaster, filled with ups, downs, fives, a few one’s, presentations, late nights and paper eardrum demonstrations - sprinkled with a bit of sarcasm.

Matt brought his great Swiss-Italian enthusiasm to the classroom and pool sessions everyday. Humour to theory, energy to knowledge reviews and lots of “nasty problems” in confined sessions. More than anything however, Matt is professional, patient and big-hearted. He really excelled in PPB! All course material was covered and half-times was explained multiple times with minimal head banging.

In all seriousness though, anytime there was a hint of a problem or a question, Matt was capable of answering and explaining in pretty much any language you could imagine. Except Zulu, despite a South African candidates best attempt to teach it. He lives into each one of his candidates, finding teaching styles best suited for every individual, creating a personable experience and an open and comfortable atmosphere. A safe space where we all could learn, try and experiment with teaching styles… and bad contact stories. The best part, is the transition from tough-love Mr Course Director to father bringing children to their first day of school at the IE, making sure everyone had their lunch boxes for the exams. Touching.

His meticulous and pedantic methods may scare you at first, with theory and GSP exams 1 through to 4, long hours and strict grading but walking into the IE, you are so over prepared you ask yourself what all the fuss was about. You may even catch yourself wanting to try the ride all over again!

Rebecca Svantemann would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com May 21, 2018

I promise one day I will work on my Zulu, but first I have to fix my Indonesia :) Thank you for the nice review and best of success in you career, I am sure you will rock!

About Rebecca Svantemann

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Apr 24, 2018

Added Apr 25, 2018

5/5 stars

Great IDC - great package - great Course Director!

I took my IDC with Matt in April in Komodo. He is a super nice person, always in good mood and with positive attitude, very patient and comprehensive, and always there to help his students with any issue (... In PADI language: he offered a solution to every problem, and doing the IDC with Matt was of great value!). Learning gets so much easier in a stress-free and friendly setting, and of course with a lot of laughs!
The 2-day free pre-IDC preparation course was extremely helpful to repeat and consolidate the Diving Theory and the skill circuit. For the IDC itself I found the schedule very well planned - even when we had to work really hard sometimes with homeworks etc. - towards the end of the course I felt really well prepared for the IE, and indeed all candidates passed it well.
The cherry on the cake was the 4-day MSDT preparation course on Blue Marlin Komodo´s liveaboard Ikan Biru. So within 3 weeks I could become an OWSI, EFRI, and Instructor for 7 specialties, AND have some amazing fundives in Komodo National Park!

Iris K would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Apr 26, 2018

Thank you very much Iris for the kind words and the review.
I wish you best of success in your diving career!

About Iris K

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

from Mortefontaine reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Apr 13, 2018

Added Apr 14, 2018

5/5 stars

Good fun, and amazing course!

Matt is a nice guy, patient, funny and helpful. During those fifteen days of training, we learned everything in a good mood and with a lot of laugh. The four days on the liveaboard, Ikan Biru were incredible. It is the perfect way to end an intense training! Thank you again for everything Matt!

Audrey F would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Apr 14, 2018

Thank you Audrey for your review! As well for your good attitude and your constant smile during the whole program. Best of success in your dive career!

About Audrey F

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

from Aarau reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Feb 10, 2018

Added Feb 11, 2018

5/5 stars

A once in a life time experience

I did my IDC with Matt this January in Komodo and it was one of the best experiences that I've ever made. After finishing my DM with Blue Marlin in Komodo, I decided to stay in this awesome diving environment and to do my IDC with Matt. A decision that I don't regret at all.

The whole course was very very good. The two offered free preparation days helped a lot to refresh the dive theory and to gain a solid knowledge for the IDC. The structure and schedule of the IDC was intense, but prepared us excellently for the IE. The IE itself was in the end super easy (Yes Matt, you were right ;-)) and we all passed with top grades. Even if the IDC was demanding, we had a great group, a very good team spirit and also a lot of fun which made the whole course a great experience. Matt himself was always very motivating and highly patient with us. He helped us to gain teaching confidence and equipped us with the necessary knowledge to start our professional careers as instructors. In addition, we all become good friends and will definitely stay in touch!

To sum up, I highly recommend to do your IDC with Matt. He's a lovely and funny person, a passionate teacher and a highly professional Course Director. Thank you very much Matt!

Melinda would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Feb 13, 2018

What a nice review, thank you so much Melinda! All the best :)

About Melinda

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Aarau reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jan 30, 2018

Added Jan 31, 2018

5/5 stars

I‘ve found a mentor for my career, and a great friend, too!

Are you looking for a good place to become instructor? Well, I recommend to reach out for a good Course Director, too! I felt in love with Komodo during a trip and accidentally bumped into Matt. After a few Emails and months I decided to do my IDC in Komodo with Matt and it turned out to be a lucky punch! First of all, the two day pre preparation course that is included was very helpful to refresh my 3 years old and rusty DM knowledge. The course itself was very structured and intense, but prepared all off the candidates to pass the IE with ease. Even the Examiner was impressed how well we did! That said, I can more than recommend Matt for your IDC, his natural educational approach makes it really easy to become a good instructor. And besides that, he is just a lovely, positiv and funny dude outside the classroom! Thank you Matt...

Vincenzo would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Feb 06, 2018

Thank you Vincenzo for the review! Best of success in your career my friend.

About Vincenzo

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jan 28, 2018

Added Jan 29, 2018

5/5 stars

Great IDC with Matt

I did my IDC with Matt in January 2018. It was a great experienced. He prepared us not only perfect for the IE but also supported us with is expertise and experience. I had an amazing time! If you are thinking to do your IDC do it here!!

Eva would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jan 30, 2018

Thank you a lot Eva for your review!
Best of success in your dive career.

About Eva

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Jan 28, 2018

Added Jan 29, 2018

5/5 stars

Pro & fun !

Hi everyone,
I've just passed my IDC in Komodo with my course director Matt, such a great experience ! The course was complete and he always manage to make it clear and fun. I've learned so much during those two weeks, i'm now ready for the dive pro world !
Thanks for your work & and to take on your time to translate some stuff in french.
Want to become a pro? It's simple: Contact him!

Kenny Briffe would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from dive-education.com Jan 29, 2018

Thank you very much Kenny for your review!
See you in Gili Air for the Freediving Course and your Specialties Course

About Kenny Briffe

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