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Name(s): Erik B Anderson Erik Anderson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Oberammergam, Germany
Course:
Date: 3-5 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Course was a great instruction to scuba diving and was very interesting. I enjoyed the marine life underwater + had some problems controlling buoyancy with my breath. I over come this through practice and concentration.

Dive sites were very good especially Phi Phi. Saw large number of fish as well as a sea turtle and leopard shark.
Instructor comments:   Erik did well after a slow start with buoyancy control - on last dive he had it under control.




Name(s): Jonah S Anderson Jonah Anderson during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Oberammergam, Germany
Course:
Date: 3-5 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   I didn't weight enough to descend to the bottom. The way it was solved is I put an extra weight on my belt and I was heavy enough to go under the surface.

I saw jellyfish, sea urchin, leopard shark and a sea turtle. The diving was fun and the dive sites were good and easy to get to.
Instructor comments:   Had difficulties maintaining safety stops, but with concentration on breathing control, solved the problem.




Name(s): Katarina A Anderson Katarina Anderson during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Oberammergam, Germany
Course:
Date: 3-5 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Problems with mask, tightened it, better afterwards. Good instructor, kind!

Leopard shark, turtle. Warm water, very pleasant.
Instructor comments:   Katarina had a faulty mask on the first dive and dealt with the problem well by not panicking, signalling instructor and slowly surfacing.




Name(s): Bhavish Advani Bhavish Advani during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Singapore
Course:
Date: 6-7 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   Adam was a great instructor. Very patient and gave very clear instruction and helpful advice. Course was very well structured.

Great!
Instructor comments:   Good fun!




Name(s): Phillip W Griffiths Phillip Griffiths during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Brisbane, Australia
Course:
Date: 6-8 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Great course, relaxed instructor kept to the pace of student and offered assistance when asked.

Good + interesting sites with lots to look at and explore.

As an instructor, a good and well put together course aimed at the student's pace.
Instructor comments:   Already having dive experience, Phillip was a very easy student to teach, a great diver from day 1, only stumbling block was the table, which didn't take him long to crack.




Name(s): Miriam Horst Miriam Horst during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Erlangen, Germany
Course:
Date: 7-9 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Heinz Haussmann
OWSI-923783
Student comments:   The course was great. I will recommend it to my friends. Heinz, the instructor did a really great job.

Lovely sites, a lot of life.

It was lots of fun!
Instructor comments:   A very nice easy course!




Name(s): Mihier J Gore Mihier Gore during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course:
Date: 10-12 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   Really enjoyed working with my instructor (Simon). A wonderful experience.

Exquisite dive sites with beautiful marine life.
Instructor comments:   Student came prepared with all knowledge reviews & RDP studied. Confined pool was relatively easy and the open water dives. Student became progressively better & better and was a pleasure to work with.




Name(s): Karrin V Kelkar Karrin Kelkar during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course:
Date: 10-12 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   My instructor was awesome. I had a great experience with my instructor.

Wonder scenery with lovely aquatic life.
Instructor comments:   Student answered with all knowledge reviews completed & RDP. Confined pool went well, open water dives student became progressively better & better and has confidence. Was a pleasure to teach.




Name(s): Farrokh S Dhanbhoora Farrokh Dhanbhoora  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course:
Date: 10-12 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   What started off as a struggle, turned out to be absolutely awesome! Thanks mainly to my instructors and the Dive The World staffs. Problems: confidence & swimming.

Elephant Head Rock, Deep Six and Honeymoon Bay was the best. Sighting highlights: lion fish, sea snake, ghost pipe fish, manta ray (distance).

Simon was very understand and patient. Helped me build confidence.
Instructor comments:   Student arrived with all knowledge reviews completed. Confined pool went well. In open water Farrokh realized he had physical limitations, his confidence suffered .I was able to encourage better buoyancy, breathing, kicking. He worked and listened very well. Eventually he achieved the cert., with renewed enthusiasm. He was a pleasure to work with.