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Name(s): Michael A Eaton Michael Eaton  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: South Ockendon, England
Course:
Date: 21-23 June 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Justin made the whole process really enjoyable. Very knowledgeable, patient, allowed me to learn at my pace. Would be very happy to recommend Dive The World + Justin.

1st day excellent. 2nd day only spoiled (slightly) by poor visibility.

Will definitely go diving again!
Instructor comments:   Mike had a few problems with mask clearing at first but remained calm and had no problems by the end of the course, well done Mike!




Name(s): Fay J Jackson Fay Jackson  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Course:
Date: 2-4 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Awesome!

Awesome!

Awesome!
Instructor comments:   Had no problems at all. Give me more south African students. Very easy for me as well.




Name(s): Enoch J Yates Enoch Yates  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Adelaide, Australia
Course:
Date: 16-18 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Everything was good

Excellent.
Instructor comments:   No problems, well done Enoch.




Name(s): Josie Totti Da Costa Josie Totti Da Costa  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Richmond, England
Course:
Date: 26-28 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   I was slightly nervous about going scuba diving, had a few concerns on breathing under water and handling the equipment. However, after my instructor gave me the first class in the pool, all started to look very easy and enjoyable. Justin, my instructor, was great. He was very patient and clear when teaching me. Loved it!!

First dive in the shallow water was very important so I would get used to diving in open water and learn basic skills. Great place and beautiful aquatic life.

The crew on the boat were very helpful at all times. Great food too!!
Instructor comments:   Had problems with mask clearing at first, but stuck with it and found the task easy at the end of the course. Well done Josie.




Name(s): Richard Grant Richard Grant during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Richmond, England
Course:
Date: 26-28 July 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   Excellent course, very good instruction. Methodical approach. With instructor knowledge + patience, overcame difficulties such as buoyancy.

Relaxed, fun yet professional training.
Instructor comments:   Easy to see Richard had attempted the course before, no real problems.




Name(s): Faraan A Irfan  Faraan Irfan during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Lahore, Pakistan
Course:
Date: 5-7 August 2010
PADI Instructor: Simon Arnold
OWSI-487073
Student comments:   The instructor was fantastic. Clear in his instruction, detailed, repeated everything (but video making it boring) or manual made sure I understand it. The course was exactly what I was expecting, being inside the video of National Geographic. Great school of fish, amazing life. It was incredible.

The course was well organized. The organizer was helpful and all of my guides. There are a couple of minor problems, but nothing worth mentioning really as they were sorted out.

All in all, I would recommend doing the course with Dive The World.
Instructor comments:   Faraan did a great job in applying himself and being attentive and enthusiastic. Academics and pool went well but he excelled in open water dives and had a lot of fun. Thanks, made me proud.




Name(s): Lindon K Smith Lindon Smith during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Toowoomba, Australia
Course:
Date: 9-11 August 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   I found the course to be very thorough and interesting. The instructor was very good and helpful.

Pretty awesome, reef fish, corals, sharks and turtles. Too many to list. Pretty cool stuff.
Instructor comments:   Lindon took to the diving naturally, breezed through the skills. Needs practice with R.D.P but test score shows theory is solid too!




Name(s): Cui Lu Cui Lu  during her PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Jackson, United States
Course:
Date: 2 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   I went for the course with private instructor, which I felt I got the focus and attention all the time during the diving. The instructor was very caring, giving me all the necessary knowledge that are useful to deal with different circumstances. I feel really safe when having the instructor around to dive together.

I like the Anemone Reef I saw 2 different type of sharks, they are really amazing, especially watching them swimming just a few meters away from me.

I was so close to the marine life for the first time in my life. The fish were just at my finger tips. The experiences are great and unforgettable. My friends will be jealous!
Instructor comments:   Lydia struggled with the tank in the pool but showed it who's boss at Shark Point!




Name(s): Alan Mauney Alan Mauney  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Edmond, United States
Course:
Date: 24-26 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Josh Potter
OWSI-493295
Student comments:   Great course. Good pace, easy to understand. Instructor was patient and helpful.

Various plants, fish.
Instructor comments:   Only problem Alan had was with the ATM machine! Took to the water with ease, sailed through the course.




Name(s): David W Lee David Lee  during his PADI Open Water Diver Course in Phuket, Thailand
From: Booval, Australia
Course:
Date: 25-27 September 2010
PADI Instructor: Justin Hartrey
OWSI-494797
Student comments:   No problems encountered, enjoyed being able to move through the course at my own pace. Instructor was excellent, always willing to help and friendly to be around.

Dive sites were great, saw many different fish, sharks, rays & turtles.
Instructor comments:   Too easy!