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Name(s): Patanjali Pamidichantan Patanjali Pamidichantan during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hyderabad, India
Course:
Date: 25-27 July 2011
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Dive The World was very good. They helped me overcome my limited fear and once I was in they were both helpful and very friendly.

It was very clear and I got to see a lot of marine life, with the instructor “Dan” pointing out all the notable fish, eels, etc.
Instructor comments:   Patanjali is a great student, eager to learn and I hope he will carry on diving.




Name(s): Tze Huay Tan Tze Huay Tan during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 17-18 December 2011
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Mike was my instructor for this course. I was extremely nervous about getting in to the water initially, but Mike was very patient, helpful and took a lot of time taking me through all the steps. Overall I find Mike to be one of the most experienced dive instructors I have met.

Racha Yai Bay 1 & 2, highlights - Jellyfish, Cuttlefish, Blue Spotted Lagoon Ray, Giant Moray, Leopard Flounder and Scorpionfish.
Instructor comments:   Calvin was extremely nervous, he had to do the course because he lost a bet!! But got through and thoroughly enjoyed it in the end. Well done Calvin.




Name(s): Claire A Calaguas Claire Calaguas during her PADI Adventure Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 31 December 2011
PADI Instructor: Armin Medic
OWSI-493198
Student comments:   Instructor was nice - Medic, he made it a point to see if I was OK. It was fun to do the drift diving, but difficult ... for now. Koh Doc Mai for me was the hardest, I almost didn't complete the dive, that I will never forget. But thanks to Medic I finally made it through.

I hope to come back soon and dive more in Thailand.
Instructor comments:   Claire found it difficult in some unusually tough conditions, but kept her cool and made it through. Congratulations.




Name(s): Adzim Halim Adzim Halim during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 10-11 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Had a great compact course where we ran through everything pretty clearly. Looking forward to completing it.

Dive sites were great saw; Turtles, Pufferfish and Blacktip Sharks.

Definitely going to dive more in the future.
Instructor comments:   Mike is the best!! I didn't write that bit, but I agree.




Name(s): John F Low John Low during his PADI  Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 10-11 February 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Really convenient course, fits well into 2 days.

Saw a good variety of marine life, but large group may mean that the rarer animals flee quickly. Different drop off spots.

Mike is a great instructor, very clear and concise, gave us briefings on our dive spots which were good.
Instructor comments:   Easy smart students, made it a great course.




Name(s): Mayank Shukla Mayank Shukla during his PADI  Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Gurgaon, India
Course:
Date: 2-3 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   It's a must do experience, would like to pursue it further. Learned a lot about scuba diving and its complexities.

The dive sites were interesting with lots of underwater flora and fauna, spotted some animals not normally seen. Racha Yai had better fauna to be observed.
Instructor comments:   Mask clearing was a major issue but overcame with lots of practice.




Name(s): Shuba Shukla Shuba Shukla during her PADI  Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Gurgaon, India
Course:
Date: 02-03 March 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   It was my first time so enjoyed it a lot. Trying to control your body whilst exchanging snorkel with regulator was challenging. Seasickness was a major problem for me so I was slightly fatigued.

Racha Yai, Bay 1 - Went to bottom, variety of aquatic life, coral reefs were nice; Bay 3 - Clear water, white sand, it was interesting to see real starfish.
Instructor comments:   Had problems with seasickness and co-ordination on the surface, stuck with it and got there in the end. Congratulations Shuba!




Name(s): Devang V Saxena Devang Saxena during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, Canada
Course:
Date: 8-10 May 12
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   I enjoyed the ability of breathing underwater, it was difficult for me to believe it was possible, but relaxing and trusting the equipment helped me overcome that.

Wonderful experience along with a great instructor.

Marvelous scenery and marine life!
Instructor comments:   Had a great time teaching these 2, Dev was pretty much a natural.




Name(s): Gaurang Saxena Gaurang Saxena during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, Canada
Course:
Date: 08-10 May 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Course was excellent, learnt a lot. Daniel was amazing, taught us everything he could and was very patient with me. There was a bunch of problems that Dan helped me overcome.

Dive sites were pretty good. Marine life was amazing for me and heard from other divers that they had seen even more! Keep doing what you're doing guys. Amazing job!!
Instructor comments:   G was fun to teach, had to work a little on his swimming technique but now it's perfect.




Name(s): Steve D Willison Steve Willison his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hawaii, USA
Course:
Date: 23-24 May 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The course was good with a lot of information. Instructor very knowledgeable, very no-nonsense, safety his first concern.

Dive sites were OK, very cloudy water due to storm conditions.

I would recommend this to all my friends.
Instructor comments:   Steve did very well in the conditions, big waves, lots of surge and poor visibility. Will gain valuable experience from this and find diving a breeze in more favourable weather.




Name(s): Laurence Romeo Laurence Romeo during his PADI Nitrox Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Milton Keynes, UK
Course:
Date: 22-23 August 2012
PADI Instructor: Michael Clark
OWSI-257165
Student comments:   Really enjoyed the course and the facilities. Instructor was helpful and patient throughout.

Both dives were great, conditions good also. Saw Cuttlefish, Pufferfish, Triggerfish, Angelfish and Cowfish.
Instructor comments:   Amazing 2 day Enriched Air Nitrox Course. Easy first day of theory and a short dip in the pool for Laurence to check his ears out. Day 2, dived Racha Yai Bay 1 & 2 with plenty of bottom time with our 32% EANx mix.




Name(s): Talal H Alzuhair  Talal Alzuhair during his PADI Scuba Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Dubai, U.A.E.
Course:
Date: 29-31 October 2012
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Enjoyed the clear planning of the instructor and his positive attitude. The pool is amazing.

The dive sites where awesome, the wreck is the best, Lionfish and Scorpion fish spotting was fun.

The boat and food are amazing!
Instructor comments:   Talal tried the DSD programme first to see if he could take to diving. He absolutely loved it and immediately upgraded to Scuba Diver. Well done Talal!