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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver



Name(s): Wong Chi Wah, Lai On Ki Wong Chi Wah, Lai On Ki during their PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 1-2 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course can enrich my knowledge on to diving. The instructor (Justin) is nice and friendly. He is a knowledge-rich instructor.

The dive sites are beautiful and I saw a shark during the course.

Instructor comments:   Good student, though Wong is a bit nervous in the beginning but later on is fine and great to see her enjoy diving.




Name(s): Gan Hop Tan  Gan Hop Tan during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 9-10 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Muri Bo
OWSI-507701
Student comments:   Great, clear instructions very patient. I had a wonderful time.

Good variety on dive sites, amazing fish diversity.

Instructor comments:   Very confident and good diver. Experienced. Good knowledge and very good dive skills, excellent student. Very fun time!




Name(s): Blake M Primi  Blake Primi during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Colorado Springs, United States
Course:
Date: 9-10 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Excellent course! Justin was very patient and instilled in me the confidence needed not only to pass the course, but also to continue my recreational diving. I initially had a problem equalizing, but through Justin's guidance, I was able to learn how to fix it by slowing my descent.

The dive sites were all beautiful, my favorite being the King Cruiser.

Every staff member that I have encountered - from sign in - (Noon) to dive (Justin) - have helped make this experience incredibly enjoyable. Keep up the great work!

Instructor comments:   Excellent buoyancy control, Blake overcame his equalizing problem by listening and controlling his descents perfectly. Looks like a very experienced diver already.




Name(s): Vincent Coupal Vincent Coupal  during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmonton, Canada
Course:
Date: 20-21 January 2010
PADI Instructor: Kaye Smith
OWSI-251621
Student comments:   Good Instructor ,very attentive to her student. Problem with mask seated incorrectly on my face and kept leaking.

Bungalow bay, lots of people. Life, reef fish, pufferfish etc.

Nice welcome in the dive shop, very helpful and great options for diving.

Instructor comments:   Very good student, Enjoyed the course. Had some problems with mask clearing but self-solved. Small anxiety about deep dive but overcame it quickly and enjoyed, plus completed all skills. Very good on navigation and navigated on all dives.




Name(s): Lisa J Fex Lisa J Fex  during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Richmond, Canada
Course:
Date: 2-3 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   I really enjoyed the advanced course. It continued to develop my skills and increase my diving confidence. I particularly liked the buoyancy segment which has strengthened my balance. Buddies & instructor were helpful - I've learned things I'll continue to practice.

The dive sites were stunning. A plethora of marine life at every location, from plants to manta rays and lounging leopard sharks. Great clarity and lovely temperature. Tons of fish, heaps of water. ;)

Courses were a lot of fun and I'm glad to have increased my knowledge. And Steve took some great photos, too. ;)

Instructor comments:   Really good all the way through. A pleasure to dive with.




Name(s): Katie C Gallagher Katie Gallagher  during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ridgeville, United States
Course:
Date: 2-3 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   Problem with buoyancy. Relaxed - took off weight - Better.

Excellent. Super clear, lots of variety.

Instructor comments:   Buoyancy. Worked on it every dive, with various techniques. Much improved.




Name(s): Ali Roueintan Ali Roueintan   during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tehran, Iran
Course:
Date: 16-17 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   That's wonderful course. I didn't have any problem and my instructor was very nice.

They [dive sites] were good, especially Shark Point but we had a little problem in current.

Instructor comments:   WHALE SHARK!




Name(s): Mojdeh Amini Mojdeh Amini  during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tehran, Iran
Course:
Date: 16-17 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   It was pretty good and we had a lot of fun as much as we learned the course.

All the sites were beautiful and amazing especially Shark Point with all kind of fish.

Instructor comments:   Good students, enjoyed the 2nd day. WHALE SHARK.




Name(s): Scott A Anderson Scott Anderson   during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Ashgielon, Israel
Course:
Date: 4-5 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Muri Bo
OWSI-507701
Student comments:   The course was very well run and followed a logical order, no problems were encountered

The dive site at Phi Phi Island was very good. I saw a leopard shark, sea turtle and scorpion fish. The wreck dive was also exceptionally good.

A great course that was well persevered by the instructor.
Instructor comments:   Easy and very good student. No problems encountered. No problem on knowledge or skills. Very prepared and a good diver.




Name(s): David A Thornton David Thornton during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Seven Springs, United States
Course:
Date: 1-2 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   Enjoyed the course, very informative especially peak performance buoyancy!

King Cruiser wreck dive - lots of lion fish, interesting layouts.

Instructor very informative and experienced!
Instructor comments:   Good student made it easy to teach!




Name(s): Harold S Lawson Harold Lawson  during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Virginia Beach, United States
Course:
Date: 13-14 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   I enjoyed learning the additional skills such as wreck and fish ID dive. The dives could not have been as enjoyable if I were diving there myself. My instructor did an excellent job at pointing out the many hazards of diving the wreck as well as identifying the many fish and coral during the fish ID portion of my course.

Instructor comments:   Harold keeps improving and knows what areas he needs to work on. An enjoyable course to teach.