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!