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Name(s): Tin Wing Dorcas Chan Tin Wing Dorcas Chan during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 12-13 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   Great instructor, teaches me a lot of things. Have detail briefing before each dive. I love DPV dive. Suggest using long sleeve suit else easily sting by jelly fish or scratched by rock/reef. I bring my own cotton long sleeve top and long leggings.

Dive around same island for some dive, dive in different island would be better. Visibility is a bit low and can not see much, what a shame.

Group of 3 diving together is a good size for training course.
Instructor comments:   No problems, easy to teach, a pleasure to dive with!




Name(s): William H Speck William Speck during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Harlingen Texas, United States
Course:
Date: 28-30 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Excellent course! Easy to follow and be relaxed with equipment, practice buoyancy control/more slow/stay calm.

Shark Point excellent, dive with leopard shark. Racha Yai good fun, lots on sandy bottom. Any wreck is awesome experience, king cruiser best.

Take a camera each day if you can! You want picture of the good experience.
Instructor comments:   No problems, easy to teach!




Name(s): Fay J Jackson Fay Jackson  during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Course:
Date: 27-29 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I thoroughly enjoyed the course and my instructor was patient and friendly and very encouraging

The dive sites were beautiful and interesting and the visibility was very good more often than not. I was lucky enough to see a leopard shark.

Would definitely recommend Dive The World to friends!
Instructor comments:   No problems, easy to teach!




Name(s): Jason G Jakubas Jason Jakubas during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Jackson, United states
Course:
Date: 2 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Regulator flow was low/re-adjusted then fine. Great instructor, friendly, made the dives enjoyable and relaxed.

Lots of fish!! Moray eel, parrot fish, leopard shark ... no whale shark or manta.

Very happy with dives, well run.
Instructor comments:   Jason's years of digging around in the Mississippi mud was a help to him and stood him in good stead - no problems.




Name(s): James M De Wet James De Wet during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Cape Town, South Africa
Course:
Date: 7-8 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Absolute pleasure to have Justin as an instructor. Easy to communicate with and simple instruction. No apparent problems.

Best, definitely the wall (Koh Doc Mai). Also enjoyed Shark Point. Great experience overall. Very relaxed diving conditions, warm water!!

Great website.
Instructor comments:   When a student listens to what we say and incorporates that into his diving it makes my job very easy. Thank you James and well done.




Name(s): Janine Wenker Janine Wenker during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Huerth, Germany
Course:
Date: 17-18 October 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I did the advanced course! It was great to do it at so beautiful places! I enjoyed seeing all these different animals while doing the dives! My instructor was very nice and it was so much fun!

The dive sites I visited were very beautiful! I saw a lot of different animals, like sharks, a turtle, stingray, cuttlefish, seashores, shrimps, sea stars, common porcupine fish and a lot of beautiful colorful fish!

I had 2 amazing days! It was so fun and I really enjoyed it.
Instructor comments:   Janine was a very astute student which made the course fun and easy for her. Congratulations Janine!




Name(s): Claudiu Ghimbos Claudiu Ghimbos during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong
Course:
Date: 14-15 November 2010
PADI Instructor: Darren Gaspari
OWSI-497708
Student comments:   The dive sites, the boats and support given by the diving shop and instructor ...

Wonderful!
Instructor comments:   Main problem to overcome was buoyancy and breathing control. Much improved from Open Water course - worked hard to overcome those problems.




Name(s): Daniel Gunn Daniel Gunn during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: South Morang, Australia
Course:
Date: 1-2 October 2011
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Great course and great learning experience, Dan has been a great instructor.

Excellent clarity at Racha Yai, not too good at Phi Phi.
Instructor comments:   Daniel did very well during advanced course.




Name(s): Danielle Jenner Danielle Jenner during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: South Morang, Australia
Course:
Date: 1-2 October 2011
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   Dan was great. It was good to stay with Dan for both open water and advanced course.

All good.
Instructor comments:   Danielle had no problem at all and she is really confident in the water.




Name(s): Cyrus K Langrana Cyrus Langrana during his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Mumbai, India
Course:
Date: 8-9 October 2011
PADI Instructor: Daniel Nichols
OWSI-286115
Student comments:   The advanced open water course done through Dive The World was great, the diving instructor was very good, patient, and above all, his knowledge was immense. Have learnt a lot from him.

Navigation was a little problem for me but Dan got it sorted out. The deep dive was superb; Dan took me down nice and slow.

The dive sites were all great but due to weather condition I did encounter bad visibility but that is expected when you dive in the rain. Again, Dan make me comfortable and safe.

Just I think not a complain though that the Mask was a little worn out a better one would make thing easier.
Instructor comments:   Cyrus was a good student, he prepared himself for the course and it was very easy going with the weather conditions considering how rough it was, but that will give him good experience for the future.




Name(s): Hayley R McDonald Hayley McDonald  during her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Durack, Australia
Course:

Date: 22 October 2011
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student
comments:  
Fantastic course + instructor, would recommend to anyone! Was great to have one-on-one instruction, learnt a great deal + was able to challenge myself while still feeling safe. Loved the wreck dive in particular, was amazing to be able to see & explore! Justin was awesome very knowledgeable, helpful, fun; could not ask for a better instructor.

Managed to get 3 days diving with one overnight trip to Koh Phi Phi; every dive was different with range of marine life + attraction: from black tip sharks in school to wreck diving at King Cruiser - all had amazing life + unique beautiful point & interest, could spend days at each site & still not see everything.

Really did not want to leave, will definitely be back what an amazing dive trip, topped off by a fantastic Instructor. Thanks
Instructor
comments:  
Hayley was easy to teach, very confident from the beginning even though she only had 10 dives. Had no problems with reaching any of the requirements of the course. Well done and thanks for 3 easy days at the office.