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Name(s): Francesco Sottile Francesco Sottile during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Milazzo, Italy
Course:
Date: 8-10 October 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
OWSI-953356
Student comments:   Everything was OK ... The Instructor was super !!! ... No Shark :-(

Instructor comments:   Nice course; no such problem working on mask and success. Great diving 1 to 1.




Name(s): Andrew J Kalicinski Andrew Kalicinski diving at Shark Point on his Open Water Diver Course in Thailand
From: Morden, Canada
Course:
Date: 1-3 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Johann Blanc
OWSI-953356
Student comments:   Good course, provides the confidence to be comfortable underwater, even helpful to snorkeling! ... Appreciated 1:1 teaching arrangement ... Company very helpful to adjust in learning. Instructor provides enjoyable learning environment and shared his love for diving.

Sites are very good. Super glad I got chance to see a wreck and experience a more challenging dive ... Incredible amount to see. More than can be appreciated in 1 dive.

Glad we stumbled into your shop and were assigned to Mr. Johann.

Instructor comments:   Tried Discover Scuba Diving and decided to upgrade to Open water Diver.

Natural born diver! No fear either and no problem to do all the skills, exam 47 out of 50 ... An easy student to teach ... Just more experience required to get perfect position / buoyancy ...good!




Name(s): Walter Paiotti
Marika Mannino
Walter Paiotti and Marika (blink and you've missed it) Mannino at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Rome, Italy
Course:
Date: 8-10 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Adriano Trapani
OWSI-??????
Student comments:   We did a really good course without problems. The instructor was professional and always there for us.

The dive sites were beautiful and it was easy to start diving. Great marine life.

Instructor comments:   They were great! Very good students.




Name(s): Dorottya Hegedus Dorottya Hegedus, diving in Phuket
From: Munich, Germany
Course:
Date: 10-12 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Isabelle M Dechamps
OWSI-486798
Student comments:   Instructor was very friendly we had a great time for 3 days. She was all the time helpful and open for questions. She explained everything.

Dive sites were excellent, we saw different kind of fish and corals.

Go on like this it was really fun!! I'll carry on diving.

Instructor comments:   Very enthusiastic - excellent buoyancy.




Name(s): Paul Tinson Paul Tinson diving in Racha Yai, Phuket
From: Edinburgh, Scotland
Course:

PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Date: 10-12 November 2008
PADI Instructor:


John Murray
OWSI-629811
Isabelle M Dechamps
OWSI-486798
Student comments:   Both the Open Water and Advanced Open Water course were extremely well run and very informative. The style of book and DVD learning coupled with first class instruction made the whole experience a pleasure to learn whilst on holiday. The relaxed atmosphere and fun that John Murray put into the course made the course a joy to be on.

All dive site were beautiful, in excellent condition and was reflected by the variety and amount of marine life encountered. Moray eels, barracuda, rays, load of slugs!! Butterfly fish, angel fish, corals, trumpet fish, lion fish, scorpion fish, marble grouper.

I can't say enough about the instructors and I was lucky enough to have both courses. John and Isabelle are relaxed, full of knowledge and the fun they have has made this diving holiday a life changing experience. Thank you so much.

Instructor comments:   No problems. Only mask removal in pool, overcome with perseverance! Good student, great in water skill.



Name(s): Carey Senior Carey Senior at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Rotorua, New Zealand
Course:
Date: 16-18 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   I like the ability to get straight into diving on the first day. Good to be able to borrow the DVD player to watch and in my own time. Excellent 1 on 1 instruction from Tony. Definitely appreciated Koh Phi Phi dives rather than 4-5 dives in Racha Yai.

Racha Yai - trigger fish, sea snake, lion fish, trumpet fish, clown fish

Koh Phi Phi dives - sea snake, turtle, trumpet fish, lion fish, puffer fish.

Equipment was ok but fin rubbed my feet raw. All in all excellent and very thorough dive training made for a great experience. Tony explained and demonstrated clearly making learning the large amount of material easier.

Instructor comments:   Very good DSD student, overcomes his problem with buoyancy by adding 1 weight, 2 50 minute dives, very good on consumption of air.

As Carey entered his Open Water course he was very confident and he did all his skills with ease, and the buoyancy is very good. His air consumption through out the course has been excellent. All in all a very good Open Water course.




Name(s): Gideon G Visagie Gideon G Visagie at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Cape Town, South Africa
Course:
Date: 29 November - 1 December 2008
PADI Instructor: John Murray
OWSI-629811
Student comments:   Fantastic course, John is an excellent instructor. Very relaxed which put the student at ease. Absolutly pleasure to dive with him.

Sites were good especially Racha Noi Island saw more sea life in the last 2 days than I have seen in my life so far.

Fantastic course, fantastic instructor and I am looking forward to come back here and do a liveaboard.

Instructor comments:   Really easy to teach it's very enjoyable course for me.




Name(s): Gideon G van Zyl Gideon G Van Zyl at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Robertson , South Africa
Course:
Date: 29 November - 1 December 2008
PADI Instructor: John Murray
OWSI-629811
Student comments:   The course is easy and fun. John is a hands on instructor who loves his work and more diving! He sorted all areas where I had difficulties in understanding something or where I needed to pay attention to skills.

Good dive sites.

We will definitely be doing this again and will ask for the same instructor.

Instructor comments:   Good student




Name(s): Per Teak Hock (Ronald) Per Teak Hock (Ronald) at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course:
Date: 25-27 November 2008
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Tony is a nice instructor, guides me all the time, and tries to suit all my needs and assists me all the time. Thanks to him.

Racha Noi Island - trigger fish, star fish etc.

Instructor comments:   Ronald is very good student, good on his air consumption, buoyancy was perfect, his skills under the water were very good.




Name(s): Argyris G Tsongkris Argyris G Tsongkris at the Dive The World Centre in Patong Beach, Phuket
From: Athens, Greece
Course:
Date: 25-27 November 2008
PADI Instructor: John A Murray
OWSI-629811
Student comments:   The best instructor.

I saw barracudas.

Instructor comments:   We have some problem with the language but underwater we were great.