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Name(s): Susan E Coles Susan Coles  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: England
Course:
Date: 20 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I enjoyed the whole course! Our instructor Justin was very knowledgeable, very helpful and explained things clearly. As a born again diver, the course could have been dull but he made sure it wasn't. Noon, the shop manager, was brilliant and very keen to suit ours needs - which she did successfully.

We visited 4 different sites, each different from the others. We saw morays, clownfish, blue-ringed angel fish, banded sea krait and a turtle!

We will be looking out for Dive The World for future dives wherever we are in the world.
Instructor comments:   Just like riding a bike, no problems very easy + enjoyable 3 days for me as well.




Name(s): Dawood Fozdar Dawood Fozdar  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: London, England
Course:
Date: 23-24 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   The course was very tough but enjoyed the different safety aspects of dives. The instructor was strict but very patient and explained and showed everything until we understood. Great guy to be with.

Instructor comments:   Dawood was a good student, enjoyed no problems in the pool, his breathing and buoyancy was good like Elly's.




Name(s): Elias Ahmed Elias Ahmed  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: London, England
Course:
Date: 23-24 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Tony Loughlin
OWSI-490923
Student comments:   Would recommend to friend. Excellent to Instructor. Know what he's work. Enjoyed during course.

Instructor comments:   Elias is a really good student. Didn't really have major problems. In the pool, breathing was ok and buoyancy sound as a pound!




Name(s): Robert Maciver Robert Maciver  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: England
Course:
Date: 24 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
OWSI-477474
Student comments:   Good overall - structure + pace about right. Pool training definite bonus before going into sea. CD/ training manual easy to follow. Instructor very good - knows the course inside out + has good understanding of how to improve the student and get best out of them in limited time.

Lionfish, Bluespotted stingray, Hermit crabs, Peacock mantis shrimp. Dive sites excellent, particularly Phi Phi.
Instructor comments:   Rob worked hard all the way through the course and really saw the improvements. His last couple of dives for the course at Phi Phi were more like pleasure dives with an already certified diver.




Name(s): Serena A Rogers Serena Rogers  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Macao
Course:
Date: 26 February 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Great, Justin is extremely knowledgably + experienced. Very patient, fun yet focused.

Great. Blacktip shark, seahorse, nemos, porcupine fish + many more! Better mask, otherwise great!
Instructor comments:   It was a very fun course!




Name(s): Kevin Prior Kevin Prior  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Canada
Course:
Date: 1-3 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Muri Bo
OWSI-50771
Student comments:   Course was fantastic. Instructor explained and demonstrated everything exceptionally. No problems experienced.

Dive sites were great.

Look forward to furthering my dive training.
Instructor comments:   Well prepared, very good on the knowledge and skills in the pool. Great in open water, easy course.




Name(s): Joel S Curtis Joel Curtis during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: England
Course:
Date: 1-3 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   The course was just perfect. Enjoyed the whole experience. Would not have change a thing.

Great locations, saw a yellow box fish. A scorpion fish, a nudibranch.

Josh was a great instructor. It was so easy to learn from him - 10/10.
Instructor comments:   Joel looked like a natural as soon as he put his head under water. After a grief wrestle with his BCD, he managed to get lack into it in the pool.




Name(s): Russell M Davies Russell Davies during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Australia
Course:
Date: 1-3 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   The course was great, I have learnt a lot. Josh was fantastic, a good teacher. Made the course a lot easier. Thank you.

Great sites, the 4, 5 dives at Phi Phi where the highlight of the course!!! Great marine life. Huge tuna WOW!!!

Glad I went through Dive The World, great course, and fantastic instructor.
Instructor comments:   Russell took to the water with great enthusiasm, took about 10 minutes to get the hang of it. Had minor issue with RDP but with persistence, mastered it.




Name(s): Jeffrey M Gougeon Jeffrey Gougeon  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: South Korea
Course:
Date: 2-4 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Our instructor was excellent in every way. He was patient and kind, informative, calm, thorough - everything you could want from a teacher.

The dive sites were gorgeous. The water was warm and clear and the reefs were full of life. The highlight was swimming in the school of barracudas.

I would also like to thank all the staff at the shop. Noon was very helpful right from the first email. Everyone was great.
Instructor comments:   Nicely done!




Name(s): Suya Kim Suya Kim during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Seoul, South Korea
Course:
Date: 2-4 March 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was very good. Our instructor was very nice, encouraging and challenging at the same time. Made the whole course very exciting and educational. We learned a lot.

We saw a school of barracudas, a few box fish, morays and a lot of other fish.

We will come back! Thank you everybody.
Instructor comments:   Overcame her problems, with clear thinking and not panicking! Well done, Suya.