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Name(s):Alia Al Twal during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:Amman, Jordan
Course:
Date:25 Dec 2013 – 27 Dec 2013
PADI
Instructor
Weera Sachder
OWSI-303960
Student comments:  The course was very nice, 4 different locations where each one had something special to see. The instructors are very patient and helpful; also they give you confidence which is very good in the fundamentals of instructing.

Bamboo sharks, orangelined triggerfish, angelfish, turtles, bozfish, damsels, trevally ...
Instructor comments:  The student was a good learner with skills. She also did the test and exam very well.


Name(s):Carrie Chu during his PADI diving course in Phuket
From:London, England
Course:
Date:26 Dec 2013 – 28 Dec 2013
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  I did enjoy the course, not so much the written part but when we got into the sea it was really great fun, and my instructor was very informative.

I saw a stonefish at one point, I think ... pufferfish, starfish, butterflyfish and quite a lot more of exotic marine life.
Instructor comments:  None.


Name(s):Natasha Victoria Chu during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:London, England
Course:
Date:26 Dec 2013 – 28 Dec 2013
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  It was really fun and I saw some amazing sea life! The instructor was awesome and I learnt a lot about safety in the water.

Loved it. Some great sites and great marine life.
Instructor comments:  None.


Name(s):James Andrew Chu during his PADI diving course in Phuket
From:London, England
Course:
Date:26 Dec 2013 – 28 Dec 2013
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  Good fun, no problems.

Easy to dive because it was so calm and had safe visibility. Lots of great fish.
Instructor comments:  Good.


Name(s):Adrian W Bednarek during his PADI diving course in Phuket
From:San Diego, USA
Course:
Date:26 Dec 2013 – 28 Dec 2013
PADI
Instructor
Chris Lawrence
OWSI-325238
Student comments:  Had trouble equalizing but with each dive slow and steady equalization worked out with no problems afterwards... The snorkel was annoying.

Multiple dive sites. Saw moray eels, sting rays and lionfish.

Chris was awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable; could not rate him more highly.
Instructor comments:  None.


Name(s):Adrianus Van Breda during his PADI diving course in Phuket
From:Woking, England
Course:
Date:05 Jan 2014 – 06 Jan 2014
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  Very thoughtful instructor came up with an excellent solution to booking problem. Very professional and fun at the same time.

Lots of fish and coral of all shapes, sizes and colours. Lots of divers but managed to stay clear of them!

Excellent instructor, highly recommended.
Instructor comments:  Great student. Good knowledge of diving and excellent in the water.


Name(s):Christine J van Breda during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:Woking, England
Course:
Date:05 Jan 2014 – 06 Jan 2014
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  Very good course, thoroughly enjoyed it. Instructor was fantastic; allowed us to go at our own pace. Lots of fun, no problems. Very well orgnized and managed.

Really great dive sites. Excellent variety of marine life.
Instructor comments:  Was great to have students like this. Bring them any day of the week.


Name(s):Lidia del Rio during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:Meilen, Switzerland
Course:
Date:12 Jan 2014 – 14 Jan 2014
PADI
Instructor
Alwin M Jongkind
OWSI-486061
Student comments:  The course was very good. The theory part is well structured and we learned the basics. The day in confined water was enough to make us comfortable with the equipment and underwater, as well as simple manoeuvres. Finally, the open water dives were both incredibly beautiful and very pedagogical, as we repeated standard procedures and learned to swim underwater. Throughout all of this, our instructor Alvin was amazing and very supportive, teaching us what we needed to know at the right pace.

Good places! It was good that we went to the southern islands for our first dives as the waters were the calmest. But the best places were the wreck site and Shark Point on our last day, with colourful soft coral and fun drifts.
Instructor comments:  Eager to learn and looked like she enjoyed every minute of it.


Name(s):Ria Champion during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:London, UK
Course:
Date:22 Jan 2014 – 24 Jan 2014
PADI
Instructor
Dan Vowles
OWSI-316901
Student comments:  Dan was the most incredible teacher; calm, patient and super-fun to dive with. I'm sad it's over!
Instructor comments:  Excellent diver! A few issues with equalizing but got there in the end; very rewarding.


Name(s):Ruoyi Chen during her PADI diving course in Phuket
From:Beijing, China
Course:
Date:03 Feb 2014 – 04 Feb 2014
PADI
Instructor
Chris Lawrence
OWSI-325238
Student comments:  I had a wonderful course trip with a wonderful instructor and I really enjoyed the whole 2 days spent with Chris, he's very considerate and interesting.

Shark Point was amazingly beautiful. I only hoped that we dived on a day when visibility was better. On Racha Yai and Ko Phi Phi there was not that much diversity in marine life, but it was ok.
Instructor comments:  Student completed confined sessions and knowledge reviews prior to booking. Great student and good knowledge. She enjoyed herself and her non-diving family were happy as well.