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Name(s): Francis Labonte Francis Labonte  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: St. Romuald, Canada
Course:
Date: 21-23 April 2010
PADI Instructor: David Bastien
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Student comments:   A1

Perfect.
Instructor comments:   Nice easy course.




Name(s): Yverick Assels Yverick Assels  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Quebec, Canada
Course:
Date: 21-23 April 2010
PADI Instructor: David Bastien
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Student comments:   No problem.

I really loved the first one.

Great instructors, thanks
Instructor comments:   Easy course with such a good student.




Name(s): Bruce A McFadzen Bruce McFadzen during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Brisbane, Australia
Course:
Date: 21-23 April 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
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Student comments:   Course was great. Good that I had a chance to watch the DVD before the course started. Justin was great. Very relaxed, was easy to understand + made it an enjoyable experience.

Visited 4 different dive sites, did 6 dives. Saw turtles, sea horse, sea snake, various fish, and scorpion fish. Too many to list!

No, overall it was really good + I will recommend it to my friends.
Instructor comments:   Had no problems at all, found the course very easy!




Name(s): Taft L Sanders Taft Sanders during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Pikeville, United States
Course:
Date: 29 April - 1 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
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Student comments:   The course was very detailed, precise, and had great literature on all topics. The instructor was very knowledgeable and skilled with all aspects of the dives. I really like how short and to the point the classroom work was. While the dives were patient and memorable.

The dive sites were simply amazing. Lion fish, sea turtles, reef octopus, leopard shark, sweet lips, and one of the bigger grouper I have every seen. My only regret was not having a fishing pole at the time which we later found at the wreck site of the King Cruiser. I can only hope that the other dive sites I hope to visit can live up to the standard set.

I hope I can do this again real soon.
Instructor comments:   No problem at all, made the course very easy to teach!




Name(s): Xiaoyi Wang Xiaoyi Wang during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Yokohama, Japan
Course:
Date: 2-4 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
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Student comments:   My instructor was very kind and great at explaining the skills.

It was beautiful and the visibility was great. I saw lots of tropical marine lives and I thought it really worth it.

I would love to do this again.
Instructor comments:   Xiaoyi was a very good student, made this course very easy to teach!




Name(s): Ryo Shimizu Ryo Shimizu  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Tokyo, Japan
Course:
Date: 7-9 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
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Student comments:   Lots of fish, no problems.

Medium visibility, but overall very good.
Instructor comments:   No problem at all. Nice easy course!




Name(s): Harold S Lawson Harold Lawson  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Virginia Beach, United States
Course:
Date: 10-12 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Steve Leathwood
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Student comments:   I am extremely happy with Dive The World. The instructor (Steve) was top notch. He was very professional and knowledgeable. When I had questions he would take the time to explain them thoroughly until I understood them. Next time I come to Thailand I will like to use Dive The World.

Since this is my first time diving I don't have anything to compare with but when I went diving to those sites (Phi Phi, Racha Noi/ Racha Yai) it was like diving in a fish tank - crystal clear water and all the coral, marine life was absolutely amazing.
Instructor comments:   Harold was a pleasure to dive with and was willing to work at the difficulties with his buoyancy, which improved throughout the course.




Name(s): Chiau Chuin Lim Chiau Chuin Lim during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 22-24 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
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Student comments:   Justin was really patient and helpful with the course. The Open Water Diver Course was relaxing, enjoyable. Doesn't feel like a course except for the final exam. Problem faced initially was getting used to breathing underwater. After finding out how easy it was, everything came really easy.

Shark Point and Phi Phi Island was an amazing view. Pity the visibility was low or else it would have been even more breathtaking. Was lucky enough to see a leopard shark and box fish. The clown fish among the anemones were really entertaining.

It's a really different world underwater. I think everyone should at least try it once in their life.
Instructor comments:   Had no problems, she found more than I did!!!




Name(s): George Xiong George Xiong during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Campsie, Australia
Course:
Date: 22-24 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
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Student comments:   Excellent instructor, very patient and helpful. Enjoyed the dive times, great underwater life. No problems, except for water clearing for mask.

Phi Phi and Shark Point had the most absolute and varied under water life.
Instructor comments:   Had a few problems with mask clearing at first, but kept calm and was very proficient at the end. Well done George.




Name(s): Ryan P Ashley Ryan Ashley during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Albany, United States
Course:
Date: 23-25 May 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
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Student comments:   Adam was great. Very patient with me very good at explaining things when I got confused and able to help build confidence. My only complaint is the chart explaining bottom time and nitrogen levels. I wish that was easier.

Dive sites were great, Banana Bay was a little boring, but the rest were great.

Need more girls in bikinis ...
Instructor comments:   Taught the course on his own pace and finally got it done!