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5 / 5

based on 34 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo to a friend




About www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

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 meaux reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Oct 30, 2019

Added Oct 31, 2019

5/5 stars

well structured exam

really good examiner, not stressful at all even funny and he gives confidence before the exam, really professional, the exam itself is well structured and conducted nothing to say

thomas z would recommend www.dive-education.com

About thomas z

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

from Buenos Aires reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Oct 28, 2019

Added Oct 29, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC Staff with Matt

A very good And professional exprience. I learned a lot and in a very fun, yet correct, way.

Matt is very good at explaining what you need to do and how and helps you a lot during your course. I couldn't have chosen a better place to do my IDC Staff, I am 100% satisfied and happy.

Thank you Matt for everything !

Fede Roman would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Fede Roman

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

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

written on Jun 13, 2019

Added Jun 14, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC with Matt

IDC with Matt in blue Marlin Komodo! There were a lot of things Ii found difficult during IDC but Matt made sure we were all prepared and ready for out exams. MSDT on the live aboard with BM was nothing but amazing! The food, the diving and the company was great. Having found work straight after IDC and meeting a lot of dive instructors that rate Matt extremely highly, I couldn't recommend Blue Marlin and Matt enough.

Rosie would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo Jun 14, 2019

Thank you very much Rosie.

I am happy that you started your career straight after the end of the course!

About Rosie

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

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

written on May 21, 2019

Added May 21, 2019

5/5 stars

It was amazing

I did my IDC with Matt in Blue Marlin in Komodo and I'm really satisfied.. The course was intense but Matt prepare us in a great way and teach us not only the rules to follow but how to behave in front of real life situations..the atmosphere in the diving center was really friendly all the staff so kind. The best part of my experience was the liveabord for the Instructor specialties course on Ikan Biru. One of the best experiences I ever had. Diving in wonderful dive sites, a lot of great food all surrounded by a relaxing atmosphere.. If I had the chance to go back, I would choose that every time. Than you Matt & Blue Marlin!

Luisa b would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo May 25, 2019

Grazie mille Luisa!

Best of success in your diving career in Gili T!

About Luisa b

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

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

written on May 18, 2019

Added May 19, 2019

5/5 stars

IDC with Blue Marlin Crew

If you want to have some proffesional guiding in diving, go Blue Marlin. The course director is Matt Fieschi and he is very dedicated to make everybody succeed. Dynamic teacher, nice facilities and awesome crew are everything you need to become an instructor. Had an amazing time and learned a lot. To finish with a bang, do the liveaboard. Diving in Komodo parc is an experience of a lifetime.

Max Nohlmans would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo May 21, 2019

Thank you Max, you did a great job during the course!

Best of success!

About Max Nohlmans

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

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

written on May 18, 2019

Added May 18, 2019

5/5 stars

An incredible experience!!

I highly recommend Matt to everyone who is thinking of becoming a highly qualified instructor of diving. Everything is perfectly scheduled, planned and organized. The rhythm is really intense but he makes it really enjoyable, fun and full of information. I was surprised for not being only trained about how to be a good instructor, also about how to be a better professional and person. I really appreciate his patience, kindness, availability and best of the attitudes in every single moment. It was a great pleasure for me, Thank you very much!! :)

José María López would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo May 21, 2019

The pleasure was mine to have you in this course.

Thank you for the nice review and best of success in your diving career Jose!

About José María López

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

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

written on Apr 02, 2019

Added Apr 02, 2019

5/5 stars

Really recommended, go for it!!

I did my IDC course with Matt (Blue Marlin) in Labuan Bajo (Komodo) last month. Before to start the course, Matt provides you the material which it's very useful to study before the course begins. The 2 days preparation were very useful, I really recommand it!!
I really like the detailed schedule which Matt give us at the beginning of the course which it's helping to see a very clear vision what we are going to do but also for the homework have to be done. He is very patient, kind, available to answer at yours questions anytime, he speaks fews languages so it's very helpful if there is something you don't understand well and also he is very supportive. I really felt definitely ready for the IE!!!
Thanks a lot for all your support and your hard work!!

Amelie would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Amelie

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

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

written on Mar 20, 2019

Added Mar 20, 2019

5/5 stars

Highly recommend!

This IDC was amazing in so many ways. Matt is patient, kind, knowledgable, professional, fun, and motivating! To start with, he provides study material before the IDC even begins (if you have the time to do the 2day prep- do it!! Very useful). A detailed schedule is provided so it's clear what needs to be done by what date. I never felt unprepared or excessively stressed. If there is something you don't understand, he will find different ways to explain it until you fully grasp the concept. If you do the work he asks of you, you will walk into the IE completely prepared for anything the examiner might throw at you. I chose to participate in the 4day liveaboard on Ikan Biru (Komodo) which I also recommend! Not only was the diving amazing- the staff, facilities, food, and overall experience was unforgettable. After the course, Matt remained a resource for me and the other candidates. He helped/helps us with CVs and job-hunting with no hesitation. I am so thankful for this experience- it was truly worth every penny. Take notes, ask questions, and have fun!

Maiah Cope would recommend www.dive-education.com

Response from www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo Mar 21, 2019

Thank you infinitely for this nice review Maiah.

Best of success in your career which I am sure it will be great!

About Maiah Cope

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

reviewed www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo

written on Mar 13, 2019

Added Mar 14, 2019

5/5 stars

Intense but funny weeks of IDC


I did my IDC with Matt - Blue Marlin Komodo and to be honest it was a really intense time and you had to work quite hard. But Matt created a realistic schedule that allows you to have an overview of this almost 3 weeks. Also, he covered the course with a lot of fun and he never gave up. Even when you had a hard time with some physic stuff. After the IDC you are more than ready to go to your IE and show to the examiner what you’ve learnt. Also, they offer after your IE to learn how to teach the specialities on their wonderful liveaboard. That was also absolutely fantastic and such a great experience.

I can just say; Thanks Matt - for this amazing time!

Ich habe meinen IDC mit Matt von Blue Marlin Komodo gemacht und um ehrlich zu sein es war eine sehr intensive aber auch sehr lehrreiche Zeit. Matt hat einen realistischen Zeitplan erstellt der einem einen überblick erschafft über die fast 3 Wochen. Inklusive den 2 Vorbereitungstage sowie die Prüfungstage. Er gestaltete den Kurs sehr abwechslungsreich und man konnte viel und oft mit ihm lachen. Er hat auch nie aufgegeben! Auch wenn du eine schwierige Zeit hast mit einigen Physicaufgaben. Nach dem IDC bust du mehr als bereit an deinen IE zu gehen um deinem Examiner zu zeigen was du alles gelernt hast und kannst. Blue Marlin offeriert auch anschliessend die Specialities zu machen auf dem Liveaboard. Das war natürlich auch wunderbar!

Vielen lieben Dank Matt für diese unvergessliche Zeit!

This user would recommend www.dive-education.com

About This user

Interests  : Liveaboard diving

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

written on Mar 05, 2019

Added Mar 05, 2019

5/5 stars

Go go go for it !

I had an amazing time doing my IDC with Matt at Blue Marlin Komodo.
Matt prepared us from before starting thanks to knowledge reviews and easy theory. I was really happy to be able to catch up on my diving theory before the start. From the pre IDC he instaured a great mood within the team and made sure we could all follow the different steps of the program with our own pace. I saw my weaknesses decreasing as we were moving forward and felt fully ready for the IE. Besides of the work, Matt is easy to talk to and will help you individually when needed. Thanks buddy

Lydie would recommend www.dive-education.com

About Lydie

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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  : Liveaboard 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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

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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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

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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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 www.dive-education.com Blue Marlin Komodo 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