Website home>PADI Dive Courses>Student Diaries

Phuket Diving Courses

Student Diaries - Page 14

PADI Open Water Diver



Name(s): Ben L Snape Ben Snape  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Milton, Australia
Course:
Date: 16-18 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   Always given enough time to complete skills and never rushed. Everything really explained from onset.

Dive sites were really good and not too challenging.
Instructor comments:   No problems, made the course very easy to teach!




Name(s): Bret C Campbell Bret Campbell  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Wembley. Australia
Course:
Date: 16-18 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   No problems. Enjoyed the flexibility of the timetable + possible dive sites. Good pace.

Enjoyed the dive sites + would recommend them to others.

Well worthwhile course. Good theory + practical.
Instructor comments:   No problem at all. Easy to teach!




Name(s): Jing Jing Wong Jing Jing Wong  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Hong Kong, China
Course:
Date: 17-19 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Funny! Professional instructor provided me confidence to finish the course under safe environment.

Beautiful place. Good for beginners. Love so much.
Instructor comments:   All went pretty well.




Name(s): Michel Lemaire Michel Lemaire  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Phuket, Thailand
Course:
Date: 28-29 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Joshua Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   No problems encountered. Patient and clear instructor. Emphasis on safety.

Dive sites were ok. Saw a turtle in Racha Yai (Home Run Reef)
Instructor comments:   No problem, easy to teach.




Name(s): Jennifer E Vardeman Jennifer Vardeman  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Houston, United States
Course:
Date: 28-30 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   The course was super fun and very informative. I really liked the structure + the reinforcement of the safety points. Adam Reid is a wonderful instructor, very friendly, patient, knowledgeable + fun!

Loved Racha Noi + Racha Yai! Phi Phi was rough because the ride out was so choppy, then the site had low visibility. I wish we had gone to the first 2 sites again, but Adam still made the Phi Phi dive fun!

I loved this whole experience - everyone we interacted with, Adam, the PADI staff + the dive staff were amazing. I'm so glad we did this!!
Instructor comments:   No problem encountered, made my days easy to teach.




Name(s): Matthew D Winter Matthew Winter during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Houston, United States
Course:
Date: 28-30 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Adam Reid
OWSI-493962
Student comments:   Instructor, Adam Reid was superb, knowledgeable, funny, patient, and easy to get along with. Course was interesting, challenging.

Beautiful dives at Racha Noi and Racha Yai. Schools of fish, eels, small fish. The 2nd dive day was good on the 1st dive at Phi Phi but 2nd dive was very low visibility.

The experience was amazing, and I also think there was more boat riding than I expected. Perhaps telling students about how much time will be spent on the boat would be helpful.
Instructor comments:   All went pretty well.




Name(s): John R Cross John Cross  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Melbourne, Australia
Course:
Date: 29-31 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Good program. Good pace. Great instructor.

All good. Opens a new world.

Thanks Justin, much appreciated.
Instructor comments:   Had no problems, well done John.




Name(s): Adam J Cross Adam Cross during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sunbury, Australia
Course:
Date: 29-31 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Course was great. Instructor excellent. Would definitely recommend.

We saw lionfish, an octopus, angelfish, cuttlefish, scorpion fish, baby rays and many others. Corals was pretty and visibility was great.
Instructor comments:   Had problems equalizing in pool, but was fine in open water.




Name(s): Brenton J Cross  Brenton Cross  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Sunbury, Australia
Course:
Date: 29 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   The course was very good. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Very nice sites. Marine life was fantastic.

The PADI DVD had too much advertising.
Instructor comments:   Insisted on trying to dive with snorkel! But otherwise found the course easy.




Name(s): Adrian J Hocking Adrian Hocking during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Macedon, Australia
Course:
Date: 29-31 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Justin was great. His flexibility in delivery of the course was greatly appreciated. First day open water dive was rough. Solution was to reschedule the second day, worked a charm.

Good, was all sorts of fish etc, All good.
Instructor comments:   "Fed the fish" on the first day on the boat, but after that no problems. Well done Adrian.